Event Details 



Penang State Executive Councillor for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE) YB Yeoh Soon Hin announced the comeback of Penang Bridge International Marathon Virtual Run 2021, featuring brand-new challenges and conventional marathon categories. 


Themed #ARunTowardsNormalcy, the virtual run is complimentary for all and can accommodate runners from across the globe. Registrations for the race begin 20 October 2021. Meanwhile, the race will commence on 0000 (12am) of 21 November 2021 and end at 2359 (11.59pm) of 20 December 2021 following GMT+8.  


All runners must complete their registration and connect one tracking app or GPS wearables to BiiB, and ensure that the tracking app, which has been successfully synced, is turned on before the run to record the distance.





  • 22 October 2021 (00:00)
  • 19 December 2021 (23:59) 


  • 21 November 2021 (00:00)
  • 20 December 2021 (23:59) 
    • All results must be submitted before the end of the challenge. No late submission is accepted. 


  • DIGITAL *Please obey the current movement conditional order in your area and social distancing rules.





All participants must be 13 years and older to participate. 


Team Category

No minimum distance to complete as a team. However, all team members must complete a minimum of 5KM in a single activity.


Individual Category

No minimum distance to complete as an individual. However, all individuals must complete a minimum of 5KM in a single activity.



The distance challenges for PBIM VR 2021 are: 

  1. 5 Largest Teams – Minimum of 10 members per team
    • The 5 largest teams in terms of member size (pax) will be awarded with a trophy. Every team member must clock in a minimum of 5KM in one single activity. Each team member must be 13 years old and above. 
  2. 10 Highest Mileage Runners - Male and Female Category
    • 10 runners of each gender, with the highest mileage within the race period will be awarded with a special achievement medal
  3. First 10 runners to achieve 100KM, 300KM and 500KM – Male and Female Category
    • First 10 runners of each gender to clock in 100KM, 300KM and 500KM respectively, will be awarded with a special achievement medal. Repeated winners are allowed.

(Eg, a runner can win the 100KM, 300KM and 500KM simultaneously).




To purchase the official merchandise for the event, please visit

Emico: https://emico.com.my/store/

Brooks: https://pbim.sportsparagon.com/


Any enquiries regarding the purchase or the delivery, please contact the official Merchandise partner. 




R1: Participants are only allowed to submit active outdoor distance tracked activities. Step Count activity/app will NOT be accepted.


R2: Participants to ensure that all activities are;

  1. From an active running/walking activity. Tracking your steps/walk over the whole day is not an active activity. 

  2. Synced/submitted within 48 hours of completing the activity and before the event ends 20/12/2021 (23:59 GMT +8). Late submissions will not be accepted.

  3. Submitted with the necessary information; Start date and time, duration, distance and route* (*for outdoor activity only).

See full list of Rules in the ‘Submission of results’ section in the Terms and Conditions.



Frequently Asked Questions


For general and technical questions please visit General & Technical FAQ

For event related FAQ, please refer below:


Q1 : Do I need to submit the result daily?
A1 : Result submission is required to be done within 48 hours after the end of the activity and before event ends 20/12/2021 (23:59 GMT+8). 


Q2 : Is it limited to outdoor runs only?
A2 : Yes, only active outdoor distance tracked activities with route are allowed.


Q3 : Who is eligible to participate in this event?
A3 : This event is open to all but categories are dependent on age groups.


Q4 : How will I receive the awards? 
A4 : The awards will be sent by PBIM, please contact them for more info.


Q5 : How will I receive the merchandise?
A5 : Your merchandise will be sent by Emico, please contact them for more info.


Q6 : Will my mileage be collected before the event date count?
A6 : No, your mileage will be collected from the date and time the event starts and after you have successfully registered.


Q7 : What do I do if I entered the wrong information during registration?
A7 : Please email us at [email protected] with the changes you want to make.  


Contact Us

For any inquiries on the event and entitlement, please contact the Event Organiser through their hotline number at 60 17-581 5133 or email at [email protected]

For any other inquiries and technical issues please contact us at: [email protected].


We will get back to you as soon as possible within 3 working days, our business hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (excluding Public Holidays).


Terms and Conditions

You can find the terms and conditions of the event and the rewards here: Terms and Conditions