Friday, March 27, 2009

More runners for 15km run

OVER 2,000 runners are expected to take part in the New Balance Pacesetters 15km run at the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur on May 17.

Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia (PACM) president Rustam Affandi Zaihan said the seventh edition of the run is expected to entice more than the average of 1,500 runners for the past the six years.

"We are expecting about 2,000 runners this year and we believe this race will help us develop more amateur runners capable of running in international events," he said at the launch of the run in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

The route will be just as challenging as in previous years and a close and exciting finish is expected as the last kilometre is to be run on flat terrain.

The run features six categories -- men's and women's open, veteran and senior veteran.

The top five winners of each category will be awarded prizes in the form of New Balance product vouchers worth RM1,000 (first), RM800 (second), RM600 (third), RM400 (fourth) and RM200 (fifth) in addition to trophies and medals.

Entry forms can be obtained from the PACM office at 37 Blok C, Lorong Jugra, Taman Sri Lempah 3 1/2 Miles Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur, at PACM counters at key public races in the run up to this event or at

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