Malaysia's First Duathlon On A Highway

PROLINTAS Group of Companies will be organising Malaysia’s first duathlon on a highway on 16 September 2018 at the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), in conjunction with the upcoming Malaysia Day celebrations.

Dato’ Mohammad Azlan Abdullah, Group Chief Executive Officer, PROLINTAS said, “the GCE Duathlon 2018 is PROLINTAS’ first large-scale sporting event and we welcome athletes, cycling and running enthusiasts locally and internationally to be part of this event.” The GCE Duathlon 2018 is expect to attract a participation of 1,000 to 1,500 runners and cyclists comprising of all age groups and levels of competencies. The event’s run-bike-run race format will take participants along and around the GCE route. GCE will be fully closed to all highway user from 3.00 am to 2.00 pm on the event day. GoSportz, the race organiser, is excited to work with PROLINTAS Group of Companies and hopes that the unique race, gaining immense popularity among athletes and newbies, will inspire more people to take up an active and healthy lifestyle.
“Anyone - professionals, amateurs or just-for-fun participants can be part of this race and be the first group of racers to conquer GCE,” said Albert Leong, Race Director. The GCE Duathlon 2018 has three race categories and one fun ride activity. The GCE Full Duathlon (10km Run, 60km Bike, 10km Run) and the GCE Dash Duathlon (5km Run, 27km Bike, 5km Run) is open to men and women aged 16 and above. The categories are divided into gender groups and three to four age groups. The Team Relay (10km Run, 60km Bike, 10km Run) is divided into Men and Mixed relays comprising of three participants aged 16 and above per team. A Fun Ride (36km Bike) will also be organised for those aged 16 and above looking to just take a ride around GCE. Participation fees per participant or team are RM250 for the GCE Full Duathlon, RM220 for the GCE Dash Duathlon, RM540 for the GCE Team Relay and RM50 for the Fun Ride.
“We like to take this opportunity to announce that a portion of the registration proceeds will go towards a good cause of which MERCY Malaysia has been identified as our charity partner this year,” adds Dato’ Mohammad Azlan.

Registrations are now open until 26 August 2018 (Sunday) for duathlons and team relays while the fun rides are closing on 2 September 2018. All participants will receive a race pack with the event t-shirt, goodie bag, timing chip and others. Race pack collection days are 14-15 September 2018, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm. Registration and further details can be obtained from www.gosportz.my/all-events/gce-duathlon. Participants are also advised to download the PROLINTAS mobile application available on Google Play and App Store to keep themselves updated on the event.

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