APMG Opening Ceremony Run

City Hall Esplanade Padang Kota Lama
1, Light St, Georgetown, 10450 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
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The Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018 opening ceremony will be held on 8th September, 2018 at the Penang City Stadium, at the heart of the Penang City.

The APMG Opening Ceremony Run start from City Hall, Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama), a seafront location, the run which will bring you thru the heart of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site before end at the Penang City Stadium, the oldest built stadium since 1932 still in use in Malaysia.

Opening Ceremony Run Details

Date:  8th September 2018
Time:  06:00pm
Start:  City Hall, Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama)
End:  Penang City Stadium
Distance:  5km Fun Run

The Esplanade Padang Kota Lama field is adjacent to Fort Cornwallis, the spot where the British Empire’s Captain Francis Light, the founder of George Town, first landed in 1786. He subsequently built a fort at the location, and the entire area has now become a top attraction and hang-out spot for locals and tourists alike.

The City Stadium, the oldest built stadium still in use in Malaysia, it was built in 1932 by the British government.[1]


Category Code
Category Detail
Head Count limit
Entry Fee (RM)
5km Fun Run
Open Category

Participant Entitlement

* Participant T-Shirts to wear during the run.
* Finisher Medal upon completion of the run within 1.5 hour.
* e-Certificate of Participation.
* Light Refreshment.
* Entrance to the Asia Pacific Masters Games Grand Opening Ceremony.
* Shuttle buses will be arranged to transfer the participant from City Stadium back to City Hall at 10:30PM only after the ceremony on first-come-first-serve basis.

T-shirt Design & Medal Design

Route Map

Location Map

Terms and Conditions

Participants’ Guide

1. Collection of T-Shirt & Wristband

  • Collection of event T-Shirts and Wristband shall be held on
    • 7th September, 2018 (Friday) from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
    • 8th September, 2018 (Saturday) from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Venue: BSG The Galleria, 52 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Georgetown, Penang. Tel: +60 4-229 6288.
  • Kindly bring your registration receipt as proof of registration - printed copy or soft-copy on mobile phone also acceptable.
  • Strictly NO collection an hour before flag-off and NO collection on held on the flag-off venue, you can ask your friend to collect on behalf by passing him/her your registration receipt.
  • Please bring along your own recycle bag for group collection. Go Green!
  • There shall be no size exchange allowed during the collection day. The organisers will try to fulfill the T-shirt sizing indicated by participants on the entry form. However it is not a guarantee that participants shall be provided the “correct” sizes if any discrepancy occurs that is out of the organisers’ control.
  • Wearing of official event T-shirts strongly encouraged, only participant with official event T-shirts are allow to take the transfer bus from City Stadium back to Town Hall after the Opening Ceremony 10:30PM.
  • Remember to write your personal information on the wristband and bring it on the event day for after run to exchange for medal.

2. Refunds

  • No refunds will be entertained once full payment is received.
  • Confirmed registrations are not transferable to other persons.

3. Starting Point

4. Route

  • Please refer to the route online.
  • Please follow the directions given by officials along the route at all times.
  • Due to traffic conditions, there will be a time limit for all participants. A sweeper vehicle may be utilized to pick up all remaining runners who the organisers feel may not complete the event within the stipulated time.
  • If any participant does not wish to enter the sweeper vehicle when instructed, then he/she is deemed to be no longer a part of the event and their safety will not be the responsibility of the organisers. They will not be qualified for medal and eCertificate.

5. Finishing Point

  • The finishing point will also be at Penang City Stadium, Jalan Perak.
  • Upon completion, participants are required to show their wristband in exchange for medal at their respective counters.
  • Only finishers who complete within the stipulated time shall be provided with finisher medal.
  • Finisher medals are required to redeem on the event day itself, failure to collect on the same day shall be consider as forfeited.
  • Please do not crowd the finishing area and make your way to the drink / rest areas as soon as possible and be seated at the stadium seat and ready to enjoy the APMG Grand Opening Ceremony.
  • Shuttle bus will be arranged for those who signed up for require bus transfer from City Stadium to Esplanade after 10:30PM, limited bus available, base on first-come-first-serve.

6. Time Limit

  • The time limit is 1.5 hour.

7. Withdrawal

  • Any participant who wishes to withdraw during the event is required to hand in their race bib numbers to any official along the route.

8. Medical Advice

  • As a precaution, all participants are advised to undergo a check-up one month prior to the date of the event.
  • Medical assistance where possible, organisers shall attempt to have medical teams along the route. However, participants are requested to take care of their own safety before, during and after the event.
  • In the event that participant requires medical assistance, please seek the help of the nearest official.

9. Safety

  • Participants are required to run on the road excepts as directed by the official or police.
  • Unauthorized vehicles are NOT allowed to accompany the runners.
  • Pets, bicycles, in-line skates, prams, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the course other than official race and medical vehicles.

10. Others

  • This is only a guide, and organisers are not responsible for any injuries, losses, damages, death and other undesirable occurrences before, during and after the event.
  • The organisers reserve the right to amend and/or make changes to the event rules, terms and conditions, running routes and/or other arrangements as they deem fit/appropriate, to cancel, to postpone or reschedule the event date to a later date for the safety of the participants and/or to prevent any potential hazards in the running of the race, at any time without prior notice to the participant. In such cases, every effort will be made to inform the participant prior to the date of the race. The organiser shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused due to such changes.
  • All participants, crew and staff must display courtesy, good taste, decorum, and sportsmanship at all times. Nudity is specifically not allowed.
  • All decisions by organisers are final, and no disputes shall be entertained.

I agree to participate in APMG Opening Ceremony Run on the following basis:

1. By participating I accept all risks necessarily flowing from my participation, which would result in loss of life or permanent injury. Accordingly, I release all people associated with the conduct of events and will release them against all matters arising out of my participation in events. For clarification, the people released include event organisers, promoters, sponsors, managers, officers, employees, agents, contractors and volunteers including event medical and paramedical personnel and every personnel invite and ask to be in involve in the event by the organisers. This release and indemnity continues forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assignees.

2. I understand that I park my vehicle at my own risk and assumes organisers have no responsibility for loss or damage.

3. I acknowledge that events involve the real risk of serious injury, or risk of death, from various causes including over exertion, equipment failure, dehydration, accidents with other competitors, spectators and road users, the course and weather conditions, just to name a few.

4. I understand that I should not participate in events unless I have prepared appropriately and my physical condition has been verified by a medical practitioner.

5. I understand that the information that I have provided herein will be included in the Actife Style Concept database. I also understand that information of a biological nature including my name, date of birth, home state, results, career highlights and interests may be released to the media in response to general requests.

6. I agree to abide by all the Rules of organisers which relate, in part, to safe and fair sporting practices.

7. I grant organisers the unconditional right to use at their discretion photographic pictures and personal information in any form of media, art, advertising, trade, visual documentary, promotional material, merchandise or film coverage of any kind without compensation to me. I also waive the right to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the copy that may be used in connection therewith, or the use to which it may be applied.

8. I have permission from my family and related sport associations to compete in this event.

9. I am of the correct age at the event day where I participate in an age category.


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