EduCity Sundown night run is back again!

The second edition of EduCity Sundown Malaysia planned for Sept 5 was recently launched by the organiser, World Endurance Malaysia Sdn Bhd, this time with two distance categories – the 21-km half marathon and the 12km run.

Flashback: Flag-off in the first EduCity Sundown night
run last year!
After last year’s successful inaugural night run that attracted more than 5,000 participants who represented 33 nationalities, the organisers have set a target for up to 7,000 registrations this year.  This premier night run in Johor will take runners on a scenic route across the coastal side of Nusajaya.

“We are looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces at this highly anticipated night run,” said World Endurance Malaysia general manager, C G Lim.  “Whether you are a competitive distance runner or just running for fun, the EduCity Sundown Malaysia night run is the perfect event for you,” he added.

The event logo and info on the
second EduCity Sundown Malaysia
"EduCity is proud to be the title and venue sponsor for the second year.  We believe the unique landscape in Nusajaya provides the ideal backdrop for a scenic night run and hope that all participants will have a fun and rewarding experience,” said EduCity Iskandar Sdn Bhd, Chief Operating Officer, Sugumaran Kailasan, who is looking forward to introducing EduCity to the public.

Besides the two distance categories, the night run this year has six runner categories namely, Half-Marathon Men’s and Women’s Open (18 years an above), Men’s (ages 40 to 49) and Women’s (ages 35 to 44) Junior Veteran , as well as Men’s (50 years and above) and Women’s (45 years and above) Senior Veteran.  Two more categories for the 12-km Men’s and Women’s Open is open to men and women aged 18 and above.

Experienced pacers will be on hand to provide on-site, pre-event coaching and training, and encourage participants to complete the run.  In addition to goodie bags, participants will receive a running vest, official timing, finisher’s medal and an E-certificate.  Runners in the 21km category will also receive an exclusive finisher’s tee-shirt.

The inaugural night run last year attracted
over 5,000 participants
EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2015 will flag off at 8pm on Sept 5 from EduCity Sports Complex in Nusajaya, Johor.  Local residents are also welcome to participate as volunteers at the water stations and to form cheer-leading teams to encourage participants along the route.  The event is supported by Iskandar Investment Berhad, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, the Royal Malaysian Police and Johor Tourism.

Participants who register for the night run in June will enjoy an early bird price while prices for every category will increase from July onwards.  With limited space, late entries are subject to availability.  Registrations can be made online through event website:

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 24 June 2015

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