Are you a marathon lover? But at the same time, looking for something more fun than the usual marathons?
We believe AK Balloon Run is the right choice for you. After successfully held this run last two years which attracted numbers of runner to participate, the fuchsia themed run packed with balloons is making its comeback this year in KL City Centre on 28th August.
What is special about this run is that runners are required to run with 4 balloons tied to their body, which they have to carry throughout the whole race until the finish line.
1.0 Categories & registration fees
There are 6 categories opened for this marathon:
A – Men’s Open (13 years old and above)
B – Women’s Open (13 years old and above)
C – Men’s Veteran (45 years old and above)
D – Men’s International (13 years old and above)
E – Women’s International (13 years old and above)
F – Family Fun Run (2 Adults + 1/2/3 kids)
Registration fee for all individual categories is RM55 (7km) while family fun run is RM125 for one family (5km). Please take note that the minimum age to participate in the individual categories is 13 years old as of 28th August 2016.
Every registered runner would get a sling bag, race bib, dri-fit race shirt, and balloons. Upon finishing the race, runners will be rewarded with a medal and e-certificate.
2.1 Race Shirt Measurements
Official race shirt is presented by Ultron, with dri-fit material. Size range from XS to XXL, which is first come first serve basis and while stock lasts. Please refer to the chart above for the measurement.
2.2 Race Bibs
Race bibs provided are divided into different colours to match the different categories:-
- Blue – Men’s Open 7km
- Red – Women’s Open 7km
- Yellow – Men’s Veteran 7km
- Green – Men’s International 7km
- Purple – Women’s International 7km
- Green – Family Fun Run 5km
3.0 Race Kit Collection
Race kit collection will be on 26th & 27th August at Spanish Steps, Level 3 @ Avenue K from 12pm to 9pm. Runners must print and bring along their confirmation slip for verification during the collection.
4.0 Route Maps
Runners will run through the epicentre of Golden Triangle passing the iconic landmark of Malaysia, Petronas Twin Towers, Jalan Pinang, Jalan Binjai and Jalan Mayang. Runners will back to Avenue K again for the finish line which is located at Jalan Ampang.
Many cash and voucher prizes are prepared by the organizer for each category. 10 cash prizes are ready to be win for Category A & B and 3 cash & voucher prizes for category C – F.
Each participant will get 4 balloons, which are to be tied to any part of the body. It is compulsory for them to carry all the 4 balloons throughout the whole race up until the finish line.
The balloons are not meant for decoration, each balloon represents 10 seconds. Losing each balloon during the race incur time penalties.
Example: Runner A clocks at 20 mins 30 seconds but he only has 2 balloons left at the end of the race. His final time would be 20 mins 50 seconds (as 2 balloons represents 20 seconds).
Refer to https://www.facebook.com/akballoonrun/?fref=ts for more updated news and information regarding AK Balloon Run 3.0 or contact 010-2260 345.