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  • The run is held in conjunction with the 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games (Kuala Lumpur 2017).
  • This is the first time such an event is organised by a hosting country in the history of SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games.
  • The run will be for a distance of 10 kilometers on average, covering 10 capital cities of the SEA Region.
  • There will be an average of six (6) stations which are the Main Point, 4 Check Points and a Finishing Line with a distance of 2 kilometers between each stations.
  • The run will cover iconic locations within the capital cities such as Malacanang Palace in the Philippines, Singapore Lion in Singapore, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Brunei Darussalam and That Luang in Lao PDR.
OBJECTIVES OF THE RISING TOGETHER - BATON RUN
  • To promote the Kuala Lumpur 2017 (29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games) among the participating Southeast Asia countries;
  • To create awareness about Kuala Lumpur 2017 among the citizens of Southeast Asia;
  • To spark excitement and celebration leading up to the SEA Games and the ASEAN Para Games;
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle and sporting culture in the region; and
  • To reflect the spirit of togetherness and unity among the people of the Southeast Asia through sports.

MECHANISM OF THE RUN
  • The Minister or Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia will pass the baton to the representative of the host country who will in turn pass the baton to the Main Runner.
  • The Main Runner together with a group of at least 30 supporting runners will then run from the Main Point for two (2) kilometres and pass the baton to another set of runners led by another Main Runner who will be on standby at the First Check Point.
  • The run will continue from one Check Point to another Check Point until the Finishing Line to complete the Rising Together Baton Run.
  • The Baton will then be passed on to the Ambassador of the next host country.
DATES

5th March 2017 (Sunday)
Brunei Darussalam

12th March 2017 (Sunday)
Philippines

18th March 2017 (Saturday)
Lao PDR

25th March 2017 (Saturday)
Myanmar

1st April 2017 (Saturday)
Thailand

9th April 2017 (Sunday)
Vietnam

17th April 2017 (Monday)
Timor Leste

22nd April 2017 (Saturday)
Cambodia

30th April 2017 (Sunday)
Indonesia

13th May 2017 (Saturday)
Singapore

14th May 2017 (Sunday) -
12th August 2017 (Torch Run)
Malaysia

ABOUT THE BATON

Royal Selangor is the designer of the baton that will be used in the Rising Together Baton Run. Below is the description of the baton:

The Baton draws directly from Kuala Lumpur 2017's theme Rising Together. Its clean form depicts a clear reference to the symbolic shards that represent every Southeast Asia nation and make up the Games' logo. Its triangular cross section, based on the strongest geometric shape, represents strength in unity. The design of the Baton conveys dynamism, confidence and new beginnings, representing the aspirations of the Southeast Asia community. The length and width of the baton is 400.0mm (L) x 44.0mm (W); and it weighs approximately 600g. The Baton comprises a stave in kempas, a tawny wood native to Southeast Asia, and a satin-finished pewter finial.

The exact baton which comes together with its box will be up for sale by Royal Selangor for RM1,480.00 per piece. It is now open for pre-orders to public.