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BDB Marathon Jitra 2016

October 14, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 October 2016 –The quaint, little town of Jitra will come alive onceagain when 2000 plus runners run through its roads, experience the atmosphere and scenery running through paddy field areas with the beautiful scenery and Jitra locals hospitality that welcome participants to the state.


BDB Marathon Jitra 2017 which will take place on Saturday, 12th November 2016 will be flagged off from Tasik Darulaman in Jitra as early as 5.000am for the Full Marathon category. This inaugural event is brought to Jitra of Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB) as the title sponsor and minds@works as the race organiser.


BDB Marathon Jitra is the third of a three-part series of events under the BDB Triple Challenge 2016. The BDB Triple Challenge 2016 aims to attract running, climbing, and fitness enthusiasts both locally and internationally to experience the lush attractions Kedah has to offer while partaking in a world class event in conjunction with Discover Kedah 2016. While the BDB Langkawi Climb and Run gave participants a chance to explore a different side of Langkawi, the BDB Extreme Jitra that took place on 17th September saw participants running, climbing, and going through obstacles at Tasik Darulaman while the BDB Marathon Jitra will see participants running in the heart of Jitra.


Dato’ Izham Yusof, Bina Darulaman Berhad, Group Managing Director said, “BDB is thrilled to see the tremendous enthusiasm and support for all our past events, BDB Cllimb and Run in Langkawi and BDB Extreme Jitra in September. Our involvement in the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 aims to inject positive energy into our society and foster a sporting, healthy community. We hope to continue organising similar events in Kedah for the benefit of the community and the state, as a whole. We are also happy that Firefly and Brooks is part of this event as our partners”


The Marathon is open to all Malaysian and non-Malaysians, aged 18 and over. The categories flag off time and prize details are:


Category                            Distance       Flag Off       Prizes for each category
Men & Women Open      42.195km     5.00am        Finisher’s T & Medal for all
(Full Marathon)                                                            1st Prize – RM1500
                                                                                        2nd Prize – RM1000
                                                                                        3rd Prize – RM750
Men & Women Open      21.0975km   6.15am         Finisher’s T & Medal for all
(Half Marathon)                                                           1st Prize – RM1000
                                                                                        2nd Prize – RM700
                                                                                        3rd Prize – RM300
Men & Women Open       10km           7.00am        Finisher’s Medal for all
                                                                                       1st Prize – RM750
                                                                                       2nd Prize – RM500
                                                                                       3rd Prize – RM250
Fun Run                              5km             7.30am        Finisher’s Medal for all


The race offers a total cash prize of RM13, 000 for all the first, second and third placing of all the categories. Runners in the full marathon, half marathon and the 10km categories will be given a timing chip each to measure their personal record.


Registration is still open for the public at www.runnerasia.commy//bdb-marathon-jitra
The BDB Marathon Jitra will give its participants and visitors alike an opportunity to explore the wonders and secrets Kedah has to offer. This inaugural BDB Marathon Jitra will feature a combination of flat road and rolling hills with runners experiencing scenery of paddy field and discovering the beautiful rural ambience of Jitra as well as other parts of Kedah.

Thinking of its participants, BDB Marathon Jitra has come out with special packages on hotel to give them the opportunity to experience the magic Jitra Town without unnecessary stress, enjoying the race and the emotions that it will give you. Check out BDB Hotels packages, designed with runners in mind which range as below as RM49 per person for twin sharing room (minimum 2 persons) including nutritious breakfast and also RM70 per person without breakfast. To add on, our official hotel partner is also offering 15% discounts for food and beverages for participants. Direct booking now at 04-9172008.

More information on the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 is available at and BDB Triple Challenge also shares their photos at For the full list of activities for Discover Kedah 2016 please visit



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