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Brooks Half Marathon 2013 e-certificate

April 6, 2013

Dear participants of the Brooks Half Marathon 2013,

An improved version of the e-certificate is now available!

Brooks Half Marathon 2013 e-cert

You may view it by clicking on the picture above.

Brooks Half Marathon 2013 report

March 29, 2013

Dear participants in the Brooks Half Marathon 2013,

We have taken note of the dissatisfaction around the Brooks Half Marathon 2013, of which Brooks is the title sponsor. Time was taken to launch an investigation on this matter, and we hereby would like to share with you our findings. If there are any areas that fell short of expectations, we can work with our partners to make corrections. We want to inspire everyone to run and be active, but even more, we want every runner to have a positive and safe race day experience.

Our team relies on partnering with local event organizers who specialize in planning and executing high-quality running events. In this case, the event organizer, Taman Bukit Jalil Running Club approached Brooks in 2012 about becoming the apparel and prizing sponsor for this long-running half marathon, 10K and 5K event. As title sponsor, we provide the apparel and prizes, but rely on the running club to plan and manage all event logistics, including determining the race course. Given our positive history with the event organizer and the knowledge that they have planned and executed many successful events, we were excited to sign on and help bring the Run Happy spirit to runners in Malaysia.

The event organizer’s Floor Plan is as below:

Water stations (5 stations)

  • 3rd km/ 6th km/ 9th km / 13th km / 17th km.
  • 9th km station served isotonic drinks, Power Gel, toilets and praying tent.
  • 17th km station served isotonic drinks.

Medical Support

  • 4 ambulances on duty (patrolling in a 4 – 5 km radius).
  • 20 medical personnel.
  • 46 road marshals on bikes to communicate any assistance needed.

Security Support

  • 70 RELA officers along running route.
  • 20 RELA officers at Parking A/B/C.
  • 10 RELA officers around stage area.

The number of participants rose from 6,000 runners in 2012, to 11,500 runners in 2013. Unfortunately, through rapid growth and other unfortunate circumstances, the race day experience fell far short of everyone’s standards.

We were very upset to hear about the issues and to help ensure it doesn’t happen again, we have shared the feedback we received directly with the race organizers. Through our conversations we understand they are taking the unfit conditions and medical emergency on course very seriously and will work to correct issues prior to next year’s race.

The results of the race can be viewed here, and the e-certs can be viewed here. The event organizer, Taman Bukit Jalil Running Club, can be reached at cwengkwai@yahoo.com. We have shared all the feedback we received with them, but we also encourage you to reach out with further questions or to continue the conversation.

Thank you for running with Brooks Malaysia. We hope to bring you a better race day experience next year.

Brooks Half Marathon 2013 FAQs

February 19, 2013

1.  My name does not appear in the Brooks Half Marathon 2013 participants’ list. What do I do now?

Do not worry. Just bring your confirmation slip to the information counter during race kit collection. The information team will sort it out for you.

2.  I do not have my confirmation slip. What do I do?

Just send any one of these details to kelvin.lim@themarathonshop.com.my

Full name as per IC, or IC number, or mobile contact number, or email address (the one you used to register), or order number, or reference number (also known as Ipay88 reference number).

The Marathon Shop will be able to send you a PDF of your invoice. You can use it for your race kit collection.

Any further inquiries regarding confirmation slips, invoices, or participants’ list (Excel sheet) can be referred to The Marathon Shop.

3.  When and where is the race kit collection?

Race kit collection can only be done during these days, during these times, and at these places:

  • 22 – 24 February 2013, 10:00am – 8:00pm at Brooks Boutique The Curve, Petaling Jaya.
  • 2 March 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm at National Stadium Bukit Jalil.

22 February is mainly for group collections. 23 – 24 February is mainly for normal collections. 2 March is mainly for outstation participants’ collections.

You can collect your race kits during any of those days, even if it is not the “designated” day for you. The race kit collections are staggered mainly for the purpose of crowd control and to avoid long queues.

If you cannot make it personally, send a representative to collect it for you.

4.  How do I collect the race kits on behalf of another person, or for a group?

The representative (you) will have to bring the the participant’s (your friend’s) confirmation slip, with the  accompaniment of a simple self-written letter that says:

I, (your name), (IC number), (contact number), is authorized to collect the race kits for the following people:

(Your friend’s  name), (IC number), (contact number).

You can collect on behalf of as many people as you like.

5.  How do I upgrade myself from 10km-without-vest (Category W & Y) to 1okm-with-vest (Category J & K)?

Just pay an additional RM10 during race kit collection.

6.  Where can I park my vehicle?

Parking is free if you enter through Gate A, B or C.

7.  I am a Muslim. How can I perform my Subuh prayers at the race venue?

A prayer tent is provided at the race venue. Another prayer tent is provided along the 21km route, at the 2nd km and 9th km.

The prayer tents are equipped with the necessary requirements, but no prayer clothes will be provided.

8.  Where can I stay or sleep before the race starts?

The organizers are not responsible to provide accommodation, or a place to sleep before the race. Please make your own arrangements.

9.  Is shuttle bus service provided?

No, there is no shuttle bus service. All participants are required to make their own transport arrangements to the race venue.

10.  Is there a qualifying time for finishers?

No, there is none. As long as you finish, you are a finisher. Just don’t let the closing-down-truck clear the road while you are still on it.

11.  Can I still register for any category in the Brooks Half Marathon 2013?

No, registrations are closed for all categories.

12.  Can I change my race category, e.g. from 21km to 10km, etc?

No, you are not allowed to change your race category.

13.  Can I change my running vest size, e.g. from M to L, etc?

No, you are not allowed to change your running vest size.

14.  I still have more questions that are not mentioned above.

Kindly take a look at the registration form here and here. Most of your questions can be answered.

If you have any further questions, please drop us an email at brooksmalaysia@gmail.com.

Brooks Half Marathon 2013 participants list

February 16, 2013

Are you ready for the Brooks Half Marathon 2013?

Brooks Half Marathon 2013 banner

Please click on the picture above to see the participants list.

We advise you to download the file for easy viewing. Online registrations and manual registrations appear in different spreadsheets.

See you in 2 weeks’ time!

Note: If you cannot find your name, please download the file first. Your name will  either appear in the first spreadsheet if you registered  online, or in the second spreadsheet if you registered manually.

If your name does not appear anywhere, don’t worry. Just bring your race confirmation slip to the information counter during race kit collection. The information team will sort it out for you.

Brooks Half Marathon 10km category reopened!

January 11, 2013

Due to the popular demand from the public for Brooks Half Marathon 2013, the men’s 10km and women’s 10km category with vest will be reopened for both online and manual registrations.

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Online registrations are allocated with another 800 slots – 400 for men and 400 for women.

Manual registrations are allocated 300 slots – 150 for men and 150 for women. The 300 slots will be distributed evenly to Brooks outlets at The Curve Petaling Jaya, Sunway Pyramid and Aeon Bukit Tinggi. When one venue’s allocated registration slots become full, slots from other outlets can be used. In other words, the registration slots are transferable. Please check with the respective venues before doing so.

Those who have registered either online or manually for Category W (men’s 10km without vest) and Category Y (women’s 10km without vest), you have an option if you want a vest. Please inform the respective venue where you registered that you want to change to Category J or K. During race kit collection at the Curve from 22 – 24 February, just pay an additional RM10 for the vest.

Once all registration slots for both online and manual registration are full, Category W and Category Y shall resume.

Run happy!

Registration for Brooks Half Marathon almost full!

January 7, 2013

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Online registration

Online registrations for ALL categories for the Brooks Half Marathon is almost full. If your attempt to register online is blocked, then registration is already closed.

Therefore, you have another option to register manually.

Manual registration

The last day for manual registration for 21km and 5km category is today, 7 January!

Category W and Category Y

From tomorrow, 8 January onwards, manual registration is available for the 10km category only. Registrations for the 10km will be called Category W for men and Category Y for women. Participants in this category will not receive a running vest. Registration fee will be at early bird rate of RM53.

Where to do manual registration

Brooks Boutique at The Curve Petaling Jaya, Brooks Boutique at Sunway Pyramid and Brooks Boutique at Aeon Bukit Tinggi.

Brooks Half Marathon registration closes early

January 2, 2013

Thank you for your support in the Brooks Half Marathon. The response have been overwhelming, and we believe this year is going to be better than before!

Therefore, we have an important announcement to make.

Registration for the 21km category closes on 10 January 2013!

The 1okm and 5km categories are still open for registration until 26 January 2013.

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Tell all your friends. Don’t be left behind!