GEORGE TOWN, August 10 – Please be informed that the registration period for the participation in the “LovePENANG Run” running program which will take place this Sunday, August 14, 2022 will be extended until Thursday, August 11, 2022 to provide additional opportunities for the residents of Penang as well as the multi-ethnic community from all walks of life and ages to participate in this 5 kilometer running program which was held to stimulate interest and love for the state of Penang.

The “LovePENANG Run” held at Lebuh Pantai, George Town will be officiated by YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang at 7.00 am. YB Soon Lip Chee, Penang State Youth and Sports EXCO said, the “LovePENANG Run” running program is a sports program organized by the Penang State Government together with the Penang State Sports Council (MSNPP) and the Penang Forward Sports Club, which is open to 10,000 participants. . As of today, a total of 7,500 people have confirmed their participation.

He said that Penang is an active state in organizing sports activities. However, many sports activities had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, he called for the public to take this opportunity to participate in the “LovePENANG Run” running program organized by the State Government together to reach the participation target of 10,000 people. The participation fee is RM17 per person where the participants will get a T-Shirt, a “Finisher” medal and an e-Certificate as confirmation for those who successfully finish the run that day.

“In fact, each participant also has the chance to win an interesting lucky draw prize on the day where a total of 5 motorcycles will be offered to the lucky ones, in addition to other sponsored prizes in the form of a 32-inch television”, fan, stick vacuum, stew pot, waffle maker, foldable washing machine, pressure cooker, bread maker and so on.”

Apart from the running program, the participants also had the opportunity to visit the exhibition stalls that were opened on the day which consisted of information exhibitions from various government agencies, government-related companies (GLCs) including from participating sponsors. “Foodtruck” serving vehicles have also been invited to enliven the event on the day in question throughout the duration of the program.

To ensure the safety of the participants and to ensure the smooth continuation of the “LovePENANG Run” program, parts of Lebuh Pantai, Lebuh Bishop, Lebuh Gereja, Lebuh China, Gat Lebuh Gereja and Gat Lebuh China will be closed to traffic from 14 August 2022 from 1:00 night until 11:00 am. The public and the participants are requested to pay attention to the closure of the road and plan their respective journeys to avoid traffic congestion. Participants are also advised to share vehicles to attend the program location.

In addition, he also informed that for participants who have registered for the “LovePENANG Run” running program, they can come to pick up the event T-Shirt and “Goodies Bag” the day before the program starts, which is on Saturday, 13 August 2022 at Whiteaway Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, George Town from 11:00am to 7:00pm. YB Soon also thanked the sponsors who supported the program this time including Tom Khoo, KHIND, ISONIC, TG Ocean Health Food Industries Sdn Bhd, Allexcel Trading Sdn Bhd, QSR Trading Sdn Bhd, Teck Aun Medical Factory Sdn. Bhd., F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd and Teong Huat Medical Sdn Bhd.