Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Kuching Marathon 2014 - Online Registration Open

Have you registered yet?

Kuching's very own full marathon 

Yesterday was a proud moment for Kuchingites when the Kuching Marathon 2014's website officially went online and registration kicked off. The Minister for Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Johari bin Tun Openg was on hand to officiate the launch. Kuching Marathon Association (KMA) president, Wong Cheng Yi, disclosed that the marathon would be held on 17th August 2014.  That's 206 days an counting everyone! Runners who want to register for this event can visit the official website. Runners from the major running clubs in Kuching (Hornbill Pacesetters Running Club, City Cat Joggers Club, Reservoir Park Running Club, and O-Run-Utan Running Club) came to show their support. Plaza Merdeka was filled with hundreds of runners wearing their colourful running t-shirts. Yours truly had rushed from one function to be an this momentous event. So I just put my finisher t-shirt over the t-shirt I was wearing for the previous event.

Many runners took the opportunity to sign up on the spot, since the first 300 who registered were presented with a free running t-shirt. Early word is that the majority signed up for the 42km distance. Willie Liew, the Vice President of the Hornbill Pacesetters Running Club, was the first runner to officially sign up for this marathon. Also present at the launch was Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Mayor Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai, Plaza Merdeka managing director Datuk Steve Ng, and India Street Pedestrian Mall committee chairman Dato Wee Hong Seng. I was one of the lucky ones to sign up at the venue and get the free t-shirt. This is one full marathon I so look forward to running. The route (refer to website) is really flat and passes through the kampung (village) in the beginning. I will start training on it as soon as the weather permits. Hope to catch my fellow Kuchingites running it too!

Launch venue
KMA President addressing the crowd
DBKU Mayor
The Minister of Tourism speaks
Willie Liew and the Minister of Tourism
Runners registering
More runners registering
Willie Liew leading the Hornbill Pacesetters
Adrienne Chloe, Reuben Su and TC Liew chatting
Me and my free t-shirt
(Photos were from my collection and contributed by KMA, and the Hornbill Pacesetters Running Club)


  1. Thanks for sharing, hopefully we can pen this date as an annual event, just like the Borneo marathon.
    Can you have a word with the airlines to lower the fares??? Silkair mega screws on the airfares

  2. We are so looking forward to having you run in Kuching with us. Am also hoping that many of your running buddies in Singapore come along too.