Saturday, October 6, 2007

Record numbers for bridge run

Source from : The STAR

The eighth edition of the Johor-Singapore Second Link bridge run is expected to draw some 20,000 participants.

State Tourism and Environment Committee chairman Freddie Long said the latest event, which is hosted by the state government, would record one of its highest numbers of participants.

"The response is very encouraging and shows an increase in participants.

"The last time we hosted the event in 2003, more than 11,000 participated," he said after the soft launch of the Nusajaya Johor-Singapore Second Link Bridge Marathon 2007 at City Square Johor Baru here Saturday.

Long said that some 10,000 students from schools in the state would be taking part.

He said the objective of the marathon was to strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and Singapore as well as promote tourism in both countries.

The event would be held on Nov 11, and offers a cash prizes amounting to RM93,700.

Last year, six thousand runners took part in the seventh edition of the marathon.

Coming from 10 countries, the participants ran 10km from Tuas and back in a bid to win prizes totalling S$11,575 (RM27,150).

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