Kuala Lumpur 2 June 2017 – The Malaysian Ultra Runners Association (MURA) launched the Malaysia Ultra League Championship (MUL) with its title sponsor Ultron held here at its outlet in Glo Damansara.
The 1st of its kind, the Malaysia Ultra League Championship (MUL) was conceived by MURA with the intention of bringing the ultra running community with an ultra running league for all Malaysia’s ultra running races. This is also part of MURA’s objective to present and promote the Malaysia ultra running circuit to gain more exposure for both local and international ultra runners.
With this new approach, ultra runners would be encouraged and acknowledged for their efforts and achievements for a calendar year. This would then foster competition and discover talented runners thus preparing them for international races representing Malaysia.
Opened to all local and non-local runners, this league represents all local Ultra Races which have prior participation in the league. Therefore, all runners who participate in these races will be up for ranking points which include some participation points as well as varies with more given to top finishers of the race. All points would be tabled and the league will end (annually) its season with an Awards Gala Dinner recognizing the Top 20 male and female overall ranked runners with trophies and prizes. The Malaysia Ultra League Championship will be having the well known sportwear brand Ultron as title sponsor for the 2017 season.
As of press time, the President of the Malaysian Ultra Runners Association, Mr Ng Seow Kong briefed the press that more than 90% of all Ultra Races in Malaysia have shown their commitment and joined the league. He was also quoted saying that, MURA will have the confidence thru the Malaysia Ultra League Championship to promote to international ultra runners with its relationship with worldwide ultra running association.