Malaysians were all geared up for the IJM Land Half Marathon 2018, a highly anticipated annual event in the IJM Land calendar which kicked off recently with a bigger, bolder and a more adrenaline-driven running challenge for its seventh consecutive year.
An event which attracted immense participation every year, over 9,000 participants including those from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan assembled at Dataran Centrio in Seremban 2 for IJM Land Half Marathon 2018.
This event surpassed its previous record of 7,500 participants in 2017 as it captivated a huge interest among the running communities all around Malaysia and the world to not only live healthily, but to also add a meaningful element for the runners in running for a good cause.
‘Run Together, Bond Stronger’ – a tagline that serves true for IJM Land as the IJM Land Half Marathon also reinforce community bonds and bring people from all walks of life together to enjoy a sport that is filled with adventure, speed and simplicity at its finest.
Already in its third year of fundraising, IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 provided runners the chance to add meaning to their favourite sport in support of a good cause. A total of RM 40,000 funds were raised from IJM Land Half Marathon 2018 to be channelled towards two local charities, namely the Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan (Hospice) and Malaysia Lysosomal
Diseases Association (MLDA).
Apart from a brand new 5KM route for individuals aged 18 years and above, the marathon also included categories such as a 21KM Half Marathon for adults aged 18 years and above and 12KM route for both juniors aged 13-17 years and adults aged 18 years and above.
This coveted run also announced the fastest man and woman of the race who will be in the running to receive the grand IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy.
IJM Land announced that their next IJM Land Half Marathon 2019 will be happening on 4th August 2019.
For more information on IJM Land Half Marathon 2018, visit www.ijmlandrun.com.