Saturday, May 30, 2009

They’re game for 1,100 steps up to 60th floor

MORE than 1,000 people will making their way up to Komtar’s 60th level this Sunday for the Komtar Tower Run 2009.
Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik pic said the last time such a run was held was back in 2002 and the state government intends to holdit annually from now onwards.
“This will be the fourth time that the Komtar Tower Run is being held since the state’s tallest building was built in 1985. Participants will have to run up more than 1,100 steps to reach the 60th floor.
“I am hoping that the 12-minute record set in 2002 will be broken this year. The Open Category will be flagged off at 7.30am and the Junior Category 30 minutes later,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Participants are required to run for about 2km around the vicinity of Komtar before they start racing up the stairs to reach the 60th floor.
Those who have yet to collect their goodie bag can do so at the Geodesic Dome from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow.
George Town traffic chief Deputy Supt Low Hang Seng said certain roads in the inner city such as Carnarvon Street and Magazine Road will be closed from 7am, adding that 50 police personnel will be deployed along strategic intersections to direct traffic on that day.
He urged the participants not to haphazardly parked their vehicles as there are ample parking lots in the area.

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