Sunday August 12, 2012
Go online to sign up for competition category
GEORGE TOWN: Those who want to join the competition category of Penang Starwalk 2012 can only sign up online as coupons at the walk-in registration counters have all been given out.
However, participants can still register for the non-competition category at the counters, said The Star’s marketing service executive Eric Voon.
A steady stream of walk-in registrants have been handing in their forms at the counters, among them car dealer Yum Kooi Weng, 37, who submitted several forms for the non-competition category at The Star Pitt St. in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling here yesterday.
“I look forward to joining Penang Starwalk annually as it is wonderful to be able to meet up with my old school friends.
“For the past 10 years, about 20 of us would meet up at the event,” he said.
Over at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas, manager Tan Boon Tong, 46, said there was nothing more fun than the excitement of joining the crowd at the annual Penang Starwalk.
“I also participate in marathons and Starwalk is another event on the calendar that I anticipate.
“I would like to experience all the fun with the new route in this year’s edition,” he said after submitting forms for himself and his wife.
Penang Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas will flag off Penang Starwalk 2012 at Birch House, Penang Times Square, at 6.30am on Sept 17, a replacement public holiday for Malaysia Day that falls on Sunday.
The route for non-competition walkers is 6km while it is 10km for competition walkers.
This year’s non-competition route covers several new heritage and historical sites apart from the traditional landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque and Sri Mahamariamman Temple.
The new sites include Sia Boey Market, Tan Kongsi, Chew/Lee Jetties, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Customs Building (formerly Malayan Railway Building), Logan Heritage, The Whiteaways Arcade, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh.
The walk is jointly organised by The Star and Penang Amateur Athletics Association and endorsed by the state Education Department and Penang Municipal Council.
Registration fee is RM10 for non-competition walkers and RM15 for competition walkers.
Entries for competition and non-competition walkers will close on Aug 15 and Sept 3 respectively, or when the targeted 20,000 has been reached.
Registration can be done online at http://sites.thestar.com.my/starwalk.
The public can also register for the non-competition category at Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas or The Star Pitt St. at 15, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (9am-5pm daily including weekends and public holidays), The Star Seberang Jaya at 19A, (first floor), Jalan Todak 3 (Bandar Sunway), Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya (9am-5pm on weekdays) or at the Penang Times Square information counter (10am-10pm daily).
For enquiries, call Eric Voon at 04-6473388 ext 3021 during office hours or 012-5851612 (email: email@example.com).