GEORGE TOWN, May 13 – The Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge 2022 (PHHFC2022) is back for the seventh (7th) edition after two (2) years of postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic that struck the nation and worldwide. Hikers and runners are urged to mark your calendar for this thrilling event.

The 15.5km challenge is open to all with good stamina to endure this exhilarating race. The route will lead runners through the evergreen trails of the 130-million-year-old rainforest of Penang Hill, starting from the Quarry Recreational Park and ending at the Dataran, Penang Hill Upper Station.

Since its inception in 2014, Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge has always received overwhelming response and earned its reputation as a popular sporting event that attracts thrill seekers and avid runners as well as enthusiasts from all walks of life. The objective of this event is to promote Penang as one of the popular eco-tourism destinations and to instil awareness towards environment conservation and heritage preservation of Penang Hill.

This year, Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) will collaborate with Actife Style Concept, Penang Hill Residents’ Association and Penang Amateur Athletics Association. The event is endorsed by the Penang State Government, under the auspices of the State EXCO for Youth & Sports, YB Soon Lip Chee.

Interested participants should undergo proper preparation, trainings and to acclimate themselves to the demanding terrain and elevation changes of the route, in their quest to be crowned as champion of the event.

Details Of The Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge 2022 Are As Follow: –

Date: 21 August 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 7.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Starting Point: The Quarry Recreational Park, Penang Botanic Gardens
Finishing Point: Dataran, Penang Hill Upper Station

PHC hopes to attract as many as 900 participants for this edition. Registration is open to Malaysians and international participants under the following categories:

  • Age is calculated as of 21st August 2022.
  • If the organiser receives less than fifty (50) entries by the closing date, the organiser reserves the right to re-categorise the said participants to another category.
  • For Category F, if the organiser receives less than fifty (50) entries by the closing date, the organiser reserves the right to cancel the category and refund to the participants who have registered.

Cash prizes which will be awarded to top finishers for all six (6) categories are as follow:-

Other Entitlements

  • All participants will receive a finisher medal and an e-Certification of recognition.
  • All participants who successfully complete the run will be entitled to a lucky draw.

The registration fee is RM55.00 per person for early bird registration from 12 – 31 May 2022 while the standard registration fee is RM65.00 from 1 – 30 June 2022. The registration may be made online at subject to terms and conditions. Each participant will receive a goodies bag and t-shirt whereby collection can be made at the Information Counter, Penang Hill Lower Station during office hours between 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m from 17th– 20th August 2022.

Closing Date for Registration is on 30 June 2022. Everyone is invited to participate in PHHFC2022 which is in line with the goals of the State Government to transform Penang into a “Cleaner, Greener, Safe and Healthier” State. In line with that, PHC will continue to organise sporting events and activities at Penang Hill to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all.