Saturday, September 15, 2007

Trail-blazer is on again

source from THE STAR

THIS year's Genting Trailblazer, to be held at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort on Nov 11, is expected to be more challenging. Held for the third consecutive year, organisers - Genting and the Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA) are expecting a bigger turnout.

FTAAA president Tan Sri Mohamed Amin Osman said the event had gained a lot of interest among local and foreign participants.

“The Trailblazer is designed to challenge the physical and mental boundaries of participants and it encourages strategic thinking. Participants must overcome the challenge that requires physical and mental strength. The trailblazer is a combination of thrills and spills of adventure running and trail running.

“This year, we decided to make the event tougher and rougher than ever before,'' he said.

“The event has grown by leaps and bounds. I hope all corporate companies will emulate Genting's way in having the activity on a larger scale to bring foreigners and locals,'' said Liow.

The Genting Trailblazer has two categories - Mild and Wild - covering a distance of 6km and 14km respectively. Participants of two must leave the starting line and complete the race at the finish line in the same order as a team.

For both the Mild and Wild categories, there are four divisions -- men's team, women's team, mixed teams and veterans' team (team of two with any gender, whose combined age is 90 and above).

The sponsors are Brooks, Milo, 100Plus, Fitness First and Spritzer. The entry fee for each team is RM178 (early birds) and RM198 (normal) that includes T-Shirts and buffet breakfast.

A package that includes the entry fee, room, buffet breakfast and dinner is at RM378 (for early birds) and RM398 (normal).

Those interested to take up the challenge, can visit the website at

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