By Tourism Selangor on March 4, 2020
SEPANG, February 2020 – Participation in marathon events have become a norm among Malaysian citizens, following the global trend. The State of Selangor will become the host to various marathon events set to take place in 2020. The State is proud to continue its very own annual Selangor Marathon event, and the 2020 edition was held on February 22nd and 23th at Sepang International Circuit.
Impressively, over 8, 000 runners from all around Malaysia and neighbouring regions showed their support to the event including international tourists, and sportsmen and sportswomen who specially travelled for the event, as well as those who joined while they are on their stays in Malaysia.
Selangor Marathon 2020 opened the participation for the half and full marathon categories; 21km and 42km, the 5km and 10km fun runs, and interestingly a 2km Kids Dash that was able to nurture the passion in running and educate on the practise of a healthy lifestyle from a young age.
Interestingly, the Selangor State Government has always supported other marathon events held in the State. However, this time stood out than the others as Selangor Marathon 2020 is the State Government’s very own Marathon Event, fully supported by Tourism Selangor. It gave rise to all of the runners to network, meet up new friends and build-up connection, whilst having their own space to run or walk during the Marathon. It was also a prominent initiative in highlighting the Visit Sepang 2020 Campaign.
Among the honourable guests include Y.B. Tuan Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, Sungai Pelek State Assembly Representative and Y.B Tuan Adhif Syan Bin Abdullah, Dengkil State Assembly Representative who led the flag-off of the 5KM fun run category on the second day of the marathon event.
The Selangor State Government often bolsters marathon events as an initiative to encourage the practise of a healthy lifestyle among its citizens. It doubles as the effort to foster the ongoing Visit Malaysia Year 2020 Campaign as such events pose a vast potential and appeal in drawing the number of tourists into the State of Selangor.
The Selangor State Government through Tourism Selangor strives to achieve the 8 million visitors’ mark for the year 2020. The momentum is expected to sustain leading up to the execution of the Visit Selangor Year 2021 Campaign which will be geared up from this year. Log on to Selangor.Travel for more information on the latest and in-trend tourism attractions in Selangor.