Perhentian 4km ows challenge

Registration is now open for 28th Sep 2024 4KM Race    

Registration period : Jun 15  to Jul 31    ;  Scroll to the bottom to register.

About the swim:  The challenge is to swim about 4km along the shore fo Pulau Besar of Perhentian Islands.  This course is considered the most calm or protected area. With super clear water, you will enjoy the sight of corals and schools of fishes along this amazing course.


 Swim Course : Along the shore of Pulau Besar  starting form Pauh bay beach to  Turtle bay beach and return to the starting.


Distance : Aprox.4km.  Swimmers to pick up a band at Turtle Beach, taking fruits/drinks and return to the finishing line at Pauh bay beach.


Registration period: June 15 to July 31.

Maximum Participants: 200

Flag off :        8:30am - Cut off  of 2 hr 45 min

Event Date:   Sept 28,   2024

 Water temperature:It will be around 28-31 ° C 

Entitlements:  Champion trophies, Event T-shirt, Finisher Medals, lunch pack & evening award high-tea 



Champion Trophies (Overall Top 3 males and females)

Top 3  winners' medal (gold, silver, bronze for every age group and gender)


Age groups:



Qualification: Minimum age of 13  years old and adequately trained for open water swims of this length.


Safety: The course is patrolled by safety crafts and life guards. Swimming Safety buoy is compulsory for visibility and other safety measures


Registration Fee - RM280  (accommodation, transports are  not included).  


Tentative Itinerary


6:00pm    – Racepack collection at the Barat Chalet/PIR.

8:00pm  – Collection End


7:00am   – Site registration , RP collection ,  body Marking at the Perhentian Island Resort

8:00am   – Technical & safety briefing

8:20am   – Warming  up

8:30am   – Flag off 

11:00am – Cut off

5:00pm   – Hi Tea & Award Ceremony  at Perhentian Island Resort


Recommended Accommodations:  The Coral View,  The Reef, The Barats,  The Mama's , Perhentian Island Resort . All walking distance to the starting/ending 


Any further question please email to us: 

Travel Recommendations:
Flight: A flight from KLIA/Subang Airport will reach Kota Bharu airport in about 45 minutes. Then another 45 minutes from the airport to Kuala Besut Jetty by land transport. 
If you wish to come by bus, you can take a bus that stop at Kuala Besut Jetty or Jerteh. If you are at Jerteh, you need more 10 to 15 minutes to reach the Kuala Besut Jetty.
Highly recommended to book an early flight to Kota Bharu as the first trip from Jetty to the Island is at 11am. More importantly to book a return flight no later than 3PM to avoid unnecessary rush.
about boat transfer:  Boats leave Kuala Besut (Jetty)  for Perhentian from 8 am to 4.30 pm and return at 8am, 12pm and 4 pm. The boat trip takes half an hour but allow for one hour for planning travel times.
You can book our panel boat ride via this link please click here

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