Penang Bridge International Marathon

The run is organized by Penang State Tourism Development office and fully supported by the Penang State Government. The Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) has been an anticipated run in Malaysia since its inception in 1986. The run is held annually on the Penang Bridge, the iconic bridge that connects Penang Island to Penang Mainland. PBIM is the largest mass-participation sporting event in Penang, bringing tens of thousands of runners out onto the streets. 

The Penang Bridge International Marathon or Penang Bridge Marathon is an annual marathon event held in Penang Bridge, Penang, Malaysia. The event was established in 1984. It is supported by the State Government of Penang, Penang Tourism Action Council (Penang Tourism), Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), PLUS Expressways, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd and Municipal Council of Penang Island (Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP)). Allianz was the gold sponsor for this event.

For the first time in 2014. The Penang Bridge International Marathon has moved to the new locations, the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Penang Second Bridge) on 16 November 2014. The event will be the longest bridge marathon in the world. Asics is the title sponsor for this event.

Participants run over the longest bridge in Malaysia, Penang Bridge or Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, and along a scenic coastal highway. This is the only time of the year when the bridge is closed for several hours. The biggest run in the country incorporates a full marathon, a half-marathon and a quarter-marathon.

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