Malaysia Women Marathon 2019 (MWM2019) Inspires Women and the Future Generations
PETALING JAYA – The Malaysia Women Marathon (MWM2019) marks its 7th year establishment and once again organized by Tourism Selangor for this year. MWM2019 is the major event of Selangor as International runners swarmed this sporting event. In conjunction of celebrating International Women Day, more than 7,000 ladies participated in MWM2019 since its inception in 2013. To date, MWM has been given an overwhelming to those women as it is the only endorsed Women Marathon in South East Asia.
The event which was attended by Selangor Chief Minister, Y.A.B. Tuan Amirudin Bin Shari and his wife Puan Masdiana Muhamad whom partake in the 5KM category gave their full support towards MWM2019. “MWM2019 has the capability to promote Selangor as one of the favoured travel destinations with the advantages of easy accessibility offered here. What’s more, via sporting events, it can nurture a positive impact towards the state economy explicitly cordiality business. With the participation of both local and international runners partaking in MWM2019, this will bolster the administration exertion in advancing the ‘Peduli Sihat’ crusade which centres on sustaining a sound way of life for a brighter future.” Said Y.A.B. Tuan Amirudin Bin Shari, Selangor Chief Minister.
To commemorate this year’s MWM theme, the art piece “Ode to Women” also known as “Wanita” by Habsah Abang Saufi which is one of Malaysia’s highly regarded artist has been chosen to signify the nation’s unity in supporting women empowerment. “We recreated her painting into our event t-shirt. This dedication is wonderfully suitable for a women’s event such as ours as we hope that this theme will recollect our stand towards an issue that we are proud to be associated with, Gender Equality”. Said Madam Noorul Ashikin Mohd Din, General Manager of Tourism Selangor.
“What’s more, as though this isn’t energizing enough, we would like to proudly announce that we have collaborated with Swarovski Malaysia to create a symbolic medal that is decorated with precious stones from Swarovski. We can’t wait to hand this one of a kind medal to you at the finish line!” She included.
MWM is as yet the main running event for ladies that hold a 42.195km classification. Asides this, a two days activity before the main event day was held from 28th February to 1st March. There were various activities on the two days event such as a women expo, cultural dance performance, stage performance, booth exhibition and many more.
Another special feature about MWM2019 is that it is been created for a special system and route for the full marathon to opt for a lesser distance and finish it at 30km. If the runners feel uncertain of finishing the distance although having signed up for it, they can midway through the run and decide to run back to the finish line with a 30km distance instead. Their certificate will, however, indicate a 30km run instead of a full marathon distance. Through the past years, some women may not meet the cut of time and may feel dishearten as being classified as Did Not Finish status. This system will allow the runners who know that they aren’t able to meet the cut time to choose for a lower distance and still be able to run to the finish line, of course with glory rather than sit in the sweeper bus. This feature will suit many full marathon runners who are starting to run the distance.
The Malaysia Women Marathon (MWM2019) will surely bring out the best of Selangor with 7000 runners are expected to participate in this year’s edition. Apart from that, tourism products in the Petaling Jaya district such as Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Lagoon, i-City and many more will gain many benefits from this event as MWM2019 has the potential to attract tourists to come over and experience these tourists’ hotspots. With this year’s target of 7.7mil tourists visiting Selangor, such event can provide contribution towards the increment of tourists hence, boosting Tourism Selangor’s #takemeanywhere campaign.
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