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More than 7,000 participants took part in Ipoh International Run (IIR) in 2016 at Dataran Ipoh on Aug 7, 2016 Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir soon release the runners for the four categories of 21 kilometers (km), 10 km, 7km and 5km at Dataran Ipoh City Council (MBI) at 6.30 am.

Also present were State Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi; State Financial Officer Datuk Mohd Ghazali Jalal; Ipoh Mayor Datuk Zamri Man and MBI secretary, Mohd Zakaria Zakuan.

MBI program was also attended by foreign participants, including Germany, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Ghana and Kenya.

Participants running 21km route involving areas such as Old Town Heritage Trail Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Royal Ipoh Club, Town Hall, High Court and the Ipoh Railway Station. Participants also through Little India and Jalan Sultan Yussuf that there are a number of old buildings and the steel market in Memory Lane.

Running event this morning is brightened by various participants and coquettish behavior of the five mascots of Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, Minions and Frozen accompanying the participants set off at the starting line. In addition, visitors were given the opportunity to participate in a side event Zumba aerobics and dance.