1987 marked the birth of the SEREMBAN HALF MARATHON in its present form. The inaugural RUN saw over 4000 participants from far and near taking part. The LUCKY PRIZE of a single-storey terrace house in Taman Tuanku Ja'afar donated by Naga Sakti Sdn Bhd was definitely a crowd puller. The lucky winner was Encik Said Harun.
At the Press Conference held to promote the RUN, YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin sportingly accepted a challenge to participate in the Half Marathon completed it in 2hrs and 23 minutes (well within the qualifying time) and in the process raised RM21K to kick-start the N S Junior Athletes Trust Fund.
In 1994, the Organisers decided that the SEREMBAN HALF MARATHON would be a FUN RUN. This allowed the serious runners to vie for top honours but the mid-pack and tail-end participants would still be rewarded with PEWTER MEDALS and LUCKY/MYSTERY Prizes.
The 10th Anniversary Run saw the creation of the VIP FUN RUN. Participants included YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin himself and the then Menteri Besar YAB Dato Seri Utama Tan Sri Haji Mohd Isa bin Dato Haji Abdul Samad) who emerged a easy winner.
The 12th RUN in 1999 was yet another auspicious and historical event. It marked the return of our ever-popular Ruler back to Negeri Sembilan after majestically completing his 5-year tenure as the 10th Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. To celebrate the auspicious occasion which also coincided with Visit Negeri Sembilan Year, the Corporate Fun Run was created.
2002 was yet another auspicious year for it marked the 80th Birthday of His Royal Highness which makes HRH the oldest ruling monarch in the world today.
Popularity of the RUN gained momentum and 3 schools in Seremban challenged each other to send the highest number of participants for which the school would be rewarded with a RM1,000 prize money kindly donated by Nestle Products Sdn Bhd. The number of participants crossed the 8,000 mark.
2004 witnessed a "Thai" invasion when 7 Thai runners collected a few of the major prizes. This year also marked the passing over of the baton to Y B'hg Dato Zainal Abidin bin Haji Ahmad but Tan Sri Dato Chan Choong Tak remains as the Permanent Hon. Chairman.
TIME : 6.30 a.m.
VENUE : N.S. PADANG SEREMBAN
HALF MARATHON 21KM (Entry Fee RM50.00)
A. Women Open (19 years & above)
B. Men Senior (19 years & under 40 years)
C. Men Veteran (40 years & above)
10KM (Entry Fee RM50.00)
D. Women Senior (19 years & under 35 years)
E. Women Veteran (35 years & under 45 Years)
F. Women Senior (45 years & above)
G. Men Senior (19 years & under 40 years)
H. Men Veteran (40 years & under 50 years
J . Men Senior Veteran (50 years & above)
10KM (Entry Fee RM8.00)
K. Women Junior (13 years & under 19 years)
L. Men Junior (13 years & under 19 years)
(1000 MEDALS PER CATEGORY)
3KM (Entry Fee)
1. Deaf & Dumb
2. Partially Blind
3. Wheelchair - Sport
4. Wheelchair - Non Sport