IJM Land Half Marathon encouraging runners globally to lead healthy lifestyle
Seremban, 4 April 2018 – It’s another year of excitement for running enthusiasts, as the IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 is back and eager to bring to fervent runners a bigger, bolder and a more adrenaline-driven running challenge! Scheduled to be held on 12 August 2018, this highly-anticipated run targeting 9,000 runners not only in Malaysia but globally, strongly encourages healthy living and fitness amongst Malaysians and strives to bring communities in Seremban 2 and surrounding vicinities together to appreciate and enjoy a sport that is filled with adventure, speed and simplicity at its finest. Marking its seventh consecutive year, Dato’ Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager of IJM Land Berhad (Central Region) said that IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 attracted a solid interest amongst the running community and the public at large, and it is one of the best ways for IJM Land to provide these runners with a platform that connects them with the community and nature. “Every year we look forward to organising the IJM Land Half Marathon, as we see runners working together to squeeze the best performances out of each other, while witnessing the camaraderie where (during the run) it is fuelled with fiery competition, but after the race everyone congratulates each other on a good effort,” said Dato’ Hoo.
Celebrating the first registered participants of IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 : (L-R) Mr Eugene Chan , Group Managing Director of EC Pixels and the Race Director for IJM Land Half Marathon 2018; Ms Chrisy Wong, runner of IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 and special guest; Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager of IJM Land Berhad; Mr Ong Kim Hwa, the oldest runner of IJM Land Half Marathon 2017, and special guest; and Mr Manns Goh, CEO of Ionman SDS (M) Sdn Bhd – IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 Platinum Sponsor.
Having been around since 2012, this annual sporting event has received tremendous response and a loyal following amongst Malaysians, not only as just a platform for runners, but to reinforce the community bond among the people as reflected in their motivating tagline: ‘Run Together, Bond Stronger’ – a tagline that serves true for them as one of the 10 local developers who was honoured the “All-Star Award – Top Ranked Developers of the Year” at the prestigious StarProperty.my Awards recently. For the third year in a row, funds raised from the IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 will be channelled towards two charities, namely the Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan (Hospice) and Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA). IJM Land recognises the crucial roles in which each of these organisations play, in improving the quality of life for less fortunate members of the community.
“At IJM Land Half Marathon 2018, we know that running for the sake of running will not be fulfilling for some, as they may need a more meaningful purpose in participating in a driven sport such as running for a marathon. As such we want to give them the opportunity to help those in need and help them feel that they are doing their bit for the underprivileged – in supporting the efforts of these two organisations even if only in a small way,” added Dato’ Hoo. IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 will include categories of 21KM (Half Marathon) and 12KM for women and men aged 18 years and above and for girls and boys junior aged 13 years and above. This year’s IJM Land Half Marathon will also be introducing a new category of 5KM for individuals 18 years and above for those who wants to be part of the fun. Not to forget, this coveted run will also announce the fastest man and woman of the 21KM race, who will be in the running to receive the grand IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy. With the objective of celebrating the runners’ greatest running moments, the unique Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the man and woman who come out tops in their respective categories for three consecutive years, with 2018 being its third year.
All runners who have completed the race regardless of their category will also be taking home goodie bags along with a custom-made Finisher Medal and certificate. Lucrative lucky draw prizes worth more than RM50,000 are also up for grabs. Runners who completed the 21KM race will also be entitled to a custom-made Ultron Micro-dry Finisher Tee. The IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 is also supported by Platinum Sponsor Ionman Group, Gold Sponsor TDK, official vehicle BMW Millennium Welt Seremban, Official Drinks 100 Plus and Ice Mountain, Official Apparel Ultron, Media Partners Sin Chew Daily and The China Press, Medical Partner Colombia Asia Hospital Seremban, Event and Technical Partner EC Pixels and Partners McDonald’s, Yakult, SVC, Spoon Health, 2XU, RockTape, Nestle Milo, Nestle Fitnesse and Mydin Seremban 2. Befrienders Seremban will also be opening a booth on race day as part of their awareness programme and to provide support on race day. The registration will open starting from 30 March 2018 at 12.00pm today. For more information on IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 and how to register, visit: www.ijmlandrun.com
About IJM Land
Since 1989, IJM Land Berhad (IJM Land) has been committed to redefining the property landscapes in the region. Beyond the world-class townships we deliver, we are here to create a positive legacy for communities to live well and thrive. As part of IJM Corporation Berhad, a strong sense of responsibility drives our business and our 620-strong team. What defines us is our customer passion, innovative spirit, drive for excellence and sustainable practices. With a Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM30bil, we maximise our portfolio of undeveloped land bank of 4,000 acres, which spans across key growth areas in Malaysia (Penang, Pahang, the Greater Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak), and as far reaching as Vietnam, China and the United Kingdom. IJM Land is fast becoming a global name known not only for its award-winning sustainable developments, but for the dreams we have made real. For more information on IJM Land, please log on to: www.ijmland.com
About S2 CLUB
The S2 Club (a fully owned subsidiary of IJM Land) had opened its door to the Seremban 2 residents and public on 2nd Jan 2015. As of today, the club has a total of 1,300 members. S2 Club is a community club with the aim to promote health, fitness, close social interaction and a place for learning & development for young kids, all within a safe environment. The S2 Club is a great place to bring all residents together and to reinforce family and community bonds through fitness programs and fun filled events and activities, at an affordable price. Some of the facilities includes a swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium with qualified personal trainers, fitness studio, badminton courts, basketball court, multipurpose hall, children’s room and a snooker room. We also conduct 3 fitness classes a day and they are designed to meet the various needs of our members. There is also various fun filled activities and events that are organized for our member’s interests. For more details, please visit our website: www.s2club.com.my
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