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May 7

Unicef Borneo International Marathon

May 7, 2017


All participants will receive:

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Running T-shirt
  • Finisher’s T-shirt
  • Finisher’s Certificate which can be obtained online
  • Goodie bag

The Age Categories:

  • Open Category – all male and female participants must be a minimum of 18 years as of 7 May 2017, i.e. born before 7 May 1999.
  • Veteran Category – all male and female participants must be a minimum of 40 years as of 7 May 2017, i.e. born before 7 May 1977.


Marathon route

At the start, keep calm and head out passing two roundabouts. Turn left at Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen. This is a coastal road trip that brings you towards the Bunga Raya roundabout. Make a right then left at Jesselton Point and head towards Suria Sabah. Run pass that and continue to head to Wawasan Plaza traffic lights. Turn left at Jalan Kemajuan and head up the flyover to Jalan Tuaran. Run pass Sunny Garden towards Likas, and continue on for 5 kilometers until you reach KK’s new flyover.

Turn right before the flyover and run along Jalan Tuaran Bypass towards Jalan Sepanggar traffic light. Continue on passing the BCCM Sepangar Church. Run ahead and enter Jalan PLKN Kem Tanaki on your left, then make another left near Jalan Sulaman Sentral. Now turn right and enter Jalan UMS. Run along Jalan UMS and turn right to enter University Malaysia Sabah (UMS). At UMS, run towards the big roundabout, turn right, go up the hill (yes, you read correctly), and another right turn at the junction towards the UMS mosque. Run downhill briefly. Head straight then turn left at a major junction and run pass the UMS stadium (on left). Go up a hill then down, make a left at the big roundabout and exit UMS.

Turn right and run towards the scenic coastal road at Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen. You’re now on your way to the finish line back at the Likas Stadium. You deserve a pat on your back and more. Take a selfie and post it! Congratulations!


The first marathon in Sabah was held in 1984 and it was called the Daily Express Sabah Marathon. The next marathon was held 23 years later in 2008 and it was called the Borneo International Marathon (BIM). BIM was organized by Championship Sport Events Sdn. Bhd., helmed by Mr. Andrew Voon as the Race Director as well as the person instrumental in organizing the Borneo International Marathon. The first BIM had three categories, 10km, 21km and 42km and was participated by a mere 529 runners.

On June 18 2011 the running community was deeply shocked and saddened by Andrew’s sudden demise. To continue with his legacy and the event, his running group successfully registered a running club called the Kinabalu Running Club (KRC), which has undertaken the task of organizing the next Borneo International Marathons.


May 7, 2017
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Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen
Kota Kinbalu, Sabah Malaysia
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