Get your running sneakers ready as the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC) in collaboration with the Department of Youth and Sports is set to organise the Olympic Day 5K Mass Run on June 22.
The event, which is held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the BDNOC, will begin and end at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas. A warm up session will also be conducted before the run at 7am.
It is open to everyone of all age groups and is with the objective of promoting the participation of sports by men, women and children regardless of athletic ability. According to a press release issued by BDNOC yesterday, the event will be limited to 2,000 participants only and will be on a first come first serve basis.
Entry fee is set at $15 per person.
All participants will be given a t-shirt and tumbler as well as entry to a lucky draw.
Registration will be open from Saturday until June 10 during office hours (8am - 12pm and 2pm to 4.30pm) at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium and AEWON Gartment and Embroidery Showroom at the Airport Mall during business hours.
Olympic Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to commemorate the birth of modern Olympics on June 23, 1984 in Athens, Greece. Last year's event saw a turnout of around 1,400 people in Temburong's first ever celebration of Olympic Day.
Sports acitvities - five-a-side football, kids athletics, hockey, bocce, tug-of-war, sepak takraw, futsal, netball, basketball and other traditional games - were contested at the Temburong Sports Complex. His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the president of the BDNOC, was in attendance and competed in the VIP category of the five-a-side football competition.
BDNOC is also set to celebrate the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, with a Fun Run in the capital on Sunday.
As part of the campaign to promote the Asian Games, several National Olympic Councils from Asian nations have already carried out activities in each of their respective countries in order to enliven the spirit of Asia's most prestigious sports event ahead of the Sept 19 opening ceremony
Sunday's 3km Fun Run will be participated by student, athletes, sports associations - among others. The event will start with a warm up session at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien field at 7.15 am followed by a Fun Run which will end at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Shopping Complex.