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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

PJ Half Marathon comes back

THE PJ Half Marathon, the country’s first 21km run, will be back this year.

The 24th edition of PJ Half Marathon will be jointly organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) and The Star.
MBPJ deputy mayor Puasa Md Taib said they were pleased to revive the PJ Half Marathon.
“For some reason, the PJ Half Marathon was not organised for the past three years. But now, we have joined forces with The Star to make the event a more exciting and interesting affair this year,” said Puasa after a meeting with representatives from The Star.
The Star’s delegation was led marketing services general manager Iris Tan.
This year’s PJ Half Marathon will also be meaningful one. The Star will be celebrating its 40th anniversary and MBPJ wants the half marathon to be part of Petaling Jaya’s fifth City day celebrations.
Petaling Jaya was declared a city in 2006. We have lined up a series of programmes to celebrate the fifth anniversary. And the PJ Half Marathon will be one of the main events,” said Puasa.
However, the date for the PJ Half Marathon has not been finalised.
“We are looking at the local athletics calendar as well as the major festivals before making the final decision on the date for the event. We do not want the PJ Half Marathon date to clash with any other major athletic event,” said Puasa.
The PJ Half Marathon, despite not offering any cash prizes, has always attracted a big number of participants.
In 2007, about 5,000 participants took part in the event. Besides the 21km, the event also has 10km and 5km categories.
Info from THE STAR>>>

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