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Wednesday, 12 January 2005

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300 Have Signed Up for 12-Hour Walk
Wednesday, January 12, 2005

ABOUT 300 participants have signed up for the second Penang International 12-Hour Walk to be held on Jan 15 and 16.

State Youth and Sports Department director Mohd Baki Yacob said foreign walkers from Singapore, Hong Kong and some from as far as Ghana, Belgium and Czech Republic would also take part.

“We also received overwhelming response from the locals.

“Of the 300 entries, 80% of them were locals.

“However, registration is still welcomed as we intend to surpass last year's number of participants by extending the closing date to Jan 13.

“Those interested can obtain their registration forms from Penang Veteran Athletes Association (04-2268477), state Youth and Sports department (04-2616118) and Youth and Sports Complex (04-6581369),” Mohd Baki.

Jointly organised by the Penang state government, Race Walkers Association of Malaysia, Penang Veteran Athletes Association and state Youth and Sports department, the event is to promote walking as a sport and recreational activity.

The walk will be from Jan 15 at 8pm until 8am the next day.

“Participants will start from Jalan Padang Kota Lama before passing Lebuh Light, Jalan Tun Syed Sheikh Barakbah.

“The distance of each lap is 1,078m,” said Mohd Baki.

He added that the com-petitor who managed to cover the longest distance would be declared the winner.

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