Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Seremban Half Marathon - Water Stations Every 3KM

source from THE STAR

FOUR more corporations have endorsed the Seremban Half Marathon (SHM) by sponsoring the annual event.
The four companies are Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd, Samsung Group Malaysia, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd and F&N Coca-Cola (M) Sdn Bhd.Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd contributed RM13,000 to the run that will be held on July 15 at the N.S. Padang in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
“Since we're running our business in Seremban, this is a good opportunity for our employees to join the run; it will give them a sense of belonging to the society,” said Samsung Electronics Display (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Cho Kwang Woo.
The company will be sending four teams to participate in the Corporate Fun Run category.
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd will be sponsoring RM5,000, drinks worth RM2,000 and RM1,000 worth of exclusive products.
“We appreciate our long-term relationship with the Antah Group and the good cause of the marathon. We have some nice goodies to contribute as a token of appreciation to share with the runners, especially in the Corporate Fun Run category,” said Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd corporate communications manager Pearl Lai Ming Choo.
F&N Coca-Cola (M) Sdn Bhd will provide 100 Plus isotonic drinks to all runners and also at the water stations.
“We're delighted at the opportunity to work with SHM. We always try to support sporting events at all levels and this is also a chance for us to give back to our loyal customers,” said event and sponsorship manager Muhammad Fauzi Ahmad.
SHM organising chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said the water stations and sponging stations would be administered in full force this year.
“We received some complaints on the water stations last year, so this year, things will be better. There will be stations every 3km,” he said.
He also said the top 10 national athletes in the men's and women's 21km category would be given prizes this year.
Tunku Naquiyuddin Tunku Ja'afar is the SHM patron.
The SHM is held in conjunction with the Yang-di Pertuan Besar Negri Sembilan’s 85th birthday celebrations.
Proceeds from the SHM will go towards the promotion of the junior and disabled athletes in Negri Sembilan. Surplus funds will be placed in the Negeri Sembilan Junior Athletes' Development Fund.
The 21km run has three categories – women’s open (19 years and above), men’s senior (19 to below 40 years) and men’s veteran (above 40 years).
The 11km run has six categories – women’s senior (19 to below 35 years), women’s veteran (35 to below 45 years), women’s senior veteran (45 years and above), men’s senior (19 to below 40 years), men’s veteran (40 to below 50 years) and men’s senior veteran (50 years and above).
There is a 9km run for boys and girls (13 to below 19 years).
This year, there is also a 3km family fun run (comprising two adults and two children below 13 years).
The SHM is organised by the Antah Group, Seremban Municipal Council, Seremban Hash House Harriers and Negri Sembilan Amateur Athletic Association.
The Star is the official media and Suria FM, the official radio station.

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