The inaugural Iskandar Puteri Night Marathon 2017 (IPNM 2017) attracted more than 7500 local and international participants to the state administration capital. The event was held to promote Iskandar Puteri and Johor internationally.
Divided into four categories; 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km for both men and women, the race offered cash prizes and trophies worth RM53,000 to top ten finishers for each classes. Participants also stood a chance to win a Perodua Bezza 1.0 and other prizes worth up to RM90,000 in the lucky draw event.
Achieving well above the initial expected participations, IPNM 2017 managed to attract more than 600 international runners from all over the world. Participants had the chance to enjoy several focal points of Kota Iskandar from LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort to Educity.
“It’s a good sporting event that promotes Johor tourism and healthy lifestyle for its community and I hope there will be more races of this standard to be held in Johor,” said Amirul Asyraf of Bandar Baru Uda who came with his wife to participate in the 10km run.
Also there to flag off the runners was Dato’ Zulkurnain Bin Haji Kamisan, State EXCO for Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage of Johor who is also the Chairman of the Organising Secretariat of Iskandar Puteri Night Marathon 2017.