MCIS LIFE Malaysia Women Marathon Off To A Running Start
While virtual marathons may not bring you to the exact location a certain marathon might be associated with – such as the Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon or the Great Ocean Road Run, it’s purpose doesn’t change. Marathons are a measure of your running fitness, and the virtual version of MCIS LIFE Malaysia Women Marathon is no different.
This year, participants have 1 month – from 8 March until 8 April 2021 to finish their run. There are 4 distance categories to choose from, namely the 50km, 100km, 150km and 200km categories, with the distances to be covered cumulatively throughout the event period. For these categories, you can either run or walk. Your distances may be recorded via the exercise tracker app Strava, or any other distance or step tracker. If not submitting via Strava, you can submit your record manually online.
If you prefer cycling, though, you can still join the event. The cycling category requires participants to cycle a total distance of 400km, while other rules and regulations are the same as the running category.
Upgrade To Elite Level Of The Malaysia Women Marathon
If you’re a seasoned marathon runner and miss the adrenaline rush of an actual marathon, you have the option of upgrading to the elite level. Elite level participants of the Malaysia Women Marathon will have to finish their distance category in one single run. Elevation factors will also be taken into account, so this is no walk in the park. The run categories are as follows:-
- 42km Women (GPS or treadmill mode)
- 42km Men (GPS or treadmill mode)
- 21km Women (GPS or treadmill mode)
- 21km Men (GPS or treadmill mode)
And just like the marathons of years past, the prize is one worth keeping your eye on. For the Full Marathon category, the Fastest Woman and Fastest Man will each win a free slot at the Shenzhen Marathon with free accommodations. Meanwhile, the Half Marathon winners will each get a pair of Hoka shoes worth RM850 per pair.
Raring to go? Get more details and information at the Malaysia Women Marathon here.
Tourism Selangor Says “Pusing Selangor Dulu”
In conjunction with the Malaysia Women Run, Tourism Selangor is putting out a call for those in the Klang Valley to explore the state’s attractions while completing your run. Among the locations suitable for running as recommended by the agency are Elmina Central Park in Shah Alam and Taman Tasik Shah Alam. Meanwhile, we hear that Ardence Labs @ Eco Ardence Setia Alam is also worth a jaunt. Not only can you get your distance in, have fun while doing it, too. The park features interesting art installations that make for great Instagram post backgrounds.
If you’d like to check out more places in Selangor for your run, go to Tourism Selangor’s official website, www.selangor.travel.
From an avid magazine reader in her teens to a writer and editor today, Zurien honed her skills at various publications including CLEO, K-Zone, Prestige, The Malaysian Women’s Weekly, LISA Malaysia, MSN.com.my, GLAM Junior, Going Places, kayak.com, HerInspirasi.com, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Tropicana Magazine and Convergence by Malaysia Airports. Zurien hopes to inspire readers to enjoy the best of travel and lifestyle experiences at Gadabout.