My First Running The IJM-Allianz Duo Highway Challenge - NPE Highway

July 15, 2019

This is my first time running the IJM-Allianz Duo Highway Challenge. The run take place at New Pantai Expressway (NPE) whereby more than 9,000 participants sign up for the run. The IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge has extended it category to International category since last year. This year, you can see the runners from countries such as Singapore, Kenya, Nigeria, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Brunei, Thailand and Sweden participant in the run. 

The runners start to gather at Sunway Pyramid as early as 4.30am and there are several food truck lined up along the road.

I'm taking up the 10km challenge for NPE Highway Series. I arrive at Sunway Pyramid at 5.30am and joined my blogger friends (Kelly Sunshine & Eddy Rush) for photo session. Then we proceed to the starting point at 6.20am with other runners. There are two distance that runner can signed up - 10km and 21km. The flag off began at 5.30am for 21KM and at 6.30am for 10KM run.

Let's start our running together. The moment we pass the under tunnel, the first runner for 21km has passed by us. He really a strong runner as his timing really fast. 😱

And this is my running buddies: Eddy Rush and Sunshine Kelly. Thank you for their companion and we have fun selfie and taking photo especially the sunrise moment. 😆😆

Along the road, there are road signboard, Medical person, water station and Mobile toilets. I love the effort by organizer and sponsorship. You can see this little cute cat signboard that encourage you to keep running. 

2km more to go. Go...Betty, you can do it. Smooth running process along the road.

At last I reach the finishing line. Satisfied with my progress. Once you reach the finishing line, the staff will pass you the medal and light refreshment.

The IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge was held in partnership with IJM Corporation Berhad (IJM) and Allianz Malaysia Berhad as the title sponsors. There will be upcoming second leg held on 24th August 2019 which will be the first ever night run and relay run organized by the popular running series. The Besraya Highway Challenge is expected to attract 7,000 participants across there events which is a challenging 26KM run, 13KM run and 13KM relay run challenge.

Organized by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd (Besraya) and New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPE) under IJM's Toll Division and EC Pixels, the organizers took extra measures and precautions to ensure the safety of the runners by providing a fully closed highway and most importantly, making sure the participants have a great and memorable run.

Apart from the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge, IJM Corporation Berhad also organized other events such as IJM Land Seremban 2 Half Marathon, Rimbayu Run and LEKAS Ride. I will see you at Besraya Highway run on 24, August 2019.

More information refer to IJM-Allianz Duo Highway Challenge Facebook.

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