19th March 2019, Kuala Lumpur – Following the success of the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge and the positive response the series has received over the past two years, IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) have announced the extension of their partnership for this year’s Duo Highway Challenge.
The popular run series will kick off with the NPE Highway Challenge on 14 July with a unique distance of 21km half marathon challenge and 10km run respectively, followed by the Besraya Highway Challenge on 24 August which offers a much more challenging distance of the 26km and 13km run, compared to the 13km and 6km distances that was offered in 2017 and 2018. Since its debut in 2017, this year’s challenge aims to attract more running enthusiasts with the exciting additions in distance in the Besraya Highway Challenge.
Being the first ever duo highway challenge in Malaysia organized by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd, New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd, and EC Pixels, this year’s challenge promises to be more exciting with the Besraya Highway Challenge being the series’ first night run, organized on a fully closed highway. The night run gives participants a cooler and more comfortable running experience while enjoying the scenic night view of the KL city skyline along the route. This year will also see the introduction of a relay run category for two runners with distances of 13km each.
This year, the organizers aim to attract 17,000 participants. The NPE Highway Challenge is expected to attract 10,000 runners and the Besraya Highway Challenge 7,000 runners. Those who are quick on their feet will get a chance to win RM84,400. Runners will also get a special edition t-shirt when registering for the Duo Highway Challenge that is limited to 4,000 participants only.
With the aim of using sports as a force for social good, the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge aims to be more than just an ordinary running event. Being passionate about giving back to the community, the organizers donated to Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association last year as part of its CSR engagement. This year, 30 wheelchairs will be presented to Persatuan Bekas Polis Malaysia by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sr. Aziz Bin Abdullah, Director General of the Malaysian Highway Authority.
IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 is supported by Title Partner: IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Platinum Partner: EXSIM & Touch N GO Digital, Gold Partner: Magnetic Control System & Nivea Men, Silver Partner: System Builders, Official Timing: Coros, Official Isotonic and Drink: 100 Plus & ICE Mountain, Official Online Portal: Justonline & Partners: Affin Hwang, IJM Land, RockTape, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity, Nestle MILO, Nestle Fitnesse and Movement First.
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Registration closes on 1 June 2019 for both Besraya and NPE Highway Challenge.