Thank you to all those who took part in the YOMA YANGON INTERNATIONAL MARATHON race slot giveaway.
This contest is now closed. The 5 winners are:
1) Shannon Heo
2) Bernard Oh
3) Lin Xiuyi
4) Quek Ai Ling
5) Mohd Shahrim Bin Mahmud
Congratulations! You will be contacted soon on how to redeem your free slot.
Myanmar’s largest and Yangon’s only marathon event is back – for the third time, in 2015, and the event is targeting 4,000 runners.
PrisChew.com is giving away FIVE slots for this Yoma Yangon International Marathon (YYIM) to five lucky readers. To find out how you can win, read on.
Expect to be treated to a visual feast
Taking place on 11 January 2015, participants can expect to be treated to a visual feast as they weave their way through Yangon’s unique blend of modern and rustic architecture, passing through iconic sites in the city, including Botahtaung Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake.
Two brand new categories have been introduced
Besides the 21Km and 42Km categories as per last year’s event, there will also be two brand new categories – a 10Km Challenge and a 3Km Fun Run, to cater to runners across all levels.
The race aims to inspire athletes and connect communities
The race aims to inspire athletes and connect communities both locally and internationally, bringing together runners, supporters, volunteers, corporates and the community through a mutual passion for running.
Charity ambassadors and a new philanthropic component for 2015
As well, the 2015 edition of the race will have a new philanthropic component. Charity ambassadors have been selected and they will use the race as a platform to raise funds and awareness for the chosen charities.
Although the charities haven’t been named yet, the common theme amongst them, is that they will support children in Myanmar.
The charity ambassadors for the 2015 race include Grace Swe Zin Htaik, renowned Myanmar actress and social activist, Aung Chit Kin, Principal & Founder of Strategy First Institute and Managing Director of ACK & Co Services Company Limited, Lung Sitt Ja Moon (Ah Moon), singer and member of pop group Me N Ma Girls and War So Moe Oo, an up and coming model and actress.
Participants encouraged to raise money for the charities
Participants are also encouraged to raise money for the charities by personal sponsorship or donation.
For more information about the Yoma Yangon International Marathon and on how to contribute to the chosen charities, visit the event website at: www.yomayangonmarathon.com or the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/YomaYangonInternationalMarathon.
Registration for the YYIM closes on 12 December, 2014. To avoid disappointment, register early. International participants can register at www.yomayangonmarathon.com.
How To Win A Race Slot
Here is how you can WIN a race slot for the Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2015.
Like me on Facebook (PrisChew Dot Com) or follow me on Instagram (@Prisgooner).
Like and share this Yoma Yangon International Marathon blog post on Facebook or Instagram. When you do so, please tag me and three other friends of your choice.
Answer these three questions. Read my blog post for the answers.
- The Yoma Yangon International Marathon takes place on 11 January 2015. TRUE/FALSE
- The 10Km Challenge and the 3Km Fun Run are the two new categories introduced this year. TRUE/FALSE.
- Up-and-coming model and actress War So Moe Oo is one of the charity ambassadors for the Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2015. TRUE/FALSE
Please email your answer to all three questions, together with your name, email, mobile phone number, country of residence and Facebook username/Instagram handle to firstname.lastname@example.org
The contest closes on 26 October 2014 at 11.59pm. Winners will be notified by text message or email.
The airfare, accommodation and other expenses are not covered and will be borne by the participants.