THE response for the inaugural Putrajaya Night Marathon to be held at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya on Feb 6, has been overwhelming. World of Sports chairman Tengku Zafrul Aziz said they had reached the maximum number of 8,000 participants for the event.
The marathon is offering a total cash purse of RM250,000. Also included is a half marathon, 10km, 7.7km and the 5km fun run. Tengku Zafrul said about 1,000 participants had signed for the full marathon.
“Participants from Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Holland, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, Myanmar, Slovakia, Vietnam and Britain have registered for the 42km run. About 3,000 participants have signed up for the half marathon and 10km,’’ said Tengku Zafrul.
For the convenience of the participants, the organisers will be providing bus transportation from Kuala Lumpur at RM5 for a return journey. Buses will return every 30 minutes from Putrajaya from 11pm to 1am.