For the 17th year in 2017, the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge is back and this year with a more enthusiastic theme – “Let’s Be Victorious”.
The KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge will be held on Sunday, 14th May 2017. It’s objective is to provide opportunities to participants from all over the world who wants to test their physical and mental endurance. It is not an easy feat to conquer the top of the KL Tower. However, with practice, determination and proper strategy, it is not impossible to come out as the winner!
Yesterday, a Press Conference was held at KL Tower Megaview Banquet Hall, bringing participating partners of the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge together for the launch of the event.
Mechanics of KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge
The race will start from the KL Tower Open Parking area. Participants will first have to run up the 800 metres hill from the open parking area to the KL Tower lobby. From the lobby, participants will then start climbing the 2,058 steps, all the way to the Megaview Banquet Hall that is located at 288 metres above ground level.
Since it’s inception in 1998, the best timing record for individual Malaysian men was 11 minutes 56 seconds whereas best timing record for individual Malaysian women was 14 minutes 51 seconds. I was told however, that best winner usually falls to international participant, usually from Nigeria.
Hence why, apart from vying for the overall cash prizes worth RM48,500 for all 9 categories available this year, there will also be an additional “The Best Timing” additional cash prize for individual Men and Women at RM2,000 each. This is to further boost the morale of our local participants to perform their best in the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge.
Categories for KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge
This year, there will be 9 categories for the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge which includes:
- Men Open
- Men Junior Veteran
- Men Senior Veteran
- Women Open
- Women Veteran
- Boys Junior
- Girls Junior
2017 is the first year where the Celebrity category is introduced. Below are the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge race info:
This year, KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge is hoping to bring in a total of 5,000 participants from across the world. So far, half of the number has registered for the challenge. If you think you would like to showcase your ability, do sign up as soon as possible!
Other Activities Available
Coinciding with KL Tower’s aspiration to promote KL Tower as a destination for Culture, Adventure and Nature (KL Tower CAN), the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge will be further enhanced with additional activities to bring the public together to KL Tower.
On 13th May 2017, Bomba Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur will be conducting Bomba Tower Running Competition, bringing “Abang Bomba Sado” to the public.
On both 13th and 14th May, there will be many activities lined up for the public as well such as Bomba Mini Exhibition on safety, Bomba rescue team vehicle, flying fox, Mr. Wonderful Body Builder show, 90 minutes non-stop Zumba dance, Fir Youth Challenges, Belia Explorace, Flash Mob, Hakka Competition and many more. The public are welcomed to join these activities with family and friends.
On the morning of 14th May 2017, Lamborghini fans will be able to view and learn about Lamborghini cars when 11 Lamborghinis will be showcased, especially for the runners and visitors of KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge – all thanks to Lamborghini Owners Club Malaysia.
So, if you have nothing to do on 13th or 14th May, do come to KL Tower and experience the hype for yourself.
Participating Partners of KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge
Many thanks to the participating partners of KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge for being involved in the event. The partners are:
- Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) through Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (KLTB)
- Ministry of Tourism Malaysia (MOTAC)
- New Balance
- 100 Plus
- Celebrity Fitness
- Running Malaysia Magazine
- Persatuan Seniman Malaysia
- Lamborghini Owners Club Malaysia