| Achong Tanjong |
RUNNING enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Borneo Run 2019 to be held on April 7, 2019 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.
A Memorandum of Understanding with official beneficiary partners were signed yesterday at the D’Anggerek Serviced Apartment in Berakas, witnessed by the President of Brunei Darussalam Athletics Federation Major (Rtd) Talip bin Haji Md Tahir, in his capacity as the Race Director and Special Advisor of the Borneo Run 2019.
Organised by AKIF Media Marketing and Event, the Borneo Run 2019 is a collaborative efforts of Brunei Darussalam’s Youth and Sports Department, Brunei Darussalam Athletics Federation, Labuan Sports Council, Sabah Sports Council, Sarawak State Sports Council and the National Sports Committee of Indonesia.
The categories to be contested are: 21km Half-Marathon Bruneian, 21km Half-Marathon Open, 10km Open, 10km Corporate Challenge Open and 3km Fun Run.
Some 3,500 runners are expected to participate in the run including local, expatriates and other participations from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, United Kingdom and the Northern Territory of Australia among others. Winners will receive cash prizes and medals.
Major (Rtd) Talip said the run aims to benefit and support communities in Brunei Darussalam through collaboration with non-profit organisations, corporate institutions and government bodies in Brunei.
In line with the strong community values in Brunei, the run is looking to strengthen the country’s affection for families and people with disabilities and the less fortunate, while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Beneficiary partners include SMARTER Brunei, BIBD ALAF, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, IKHLAS Fund and the National Sports Fund.