Thursday, June 5, 2014

5 Jogging Tracks You Must Run in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Hey there sport enthusiastic! If you're planning to run for the next marathon in KK or you will be here in KK for vacation, do not forget to pack along your running shoe because here is the top 5 jogging spots you must run in KK.








1. Tanjung Lipat Jogging track (Longest jogging track in Sabah)


Distant: 5 - 8km
Route :  Tanjung lipat route
Amenities: Public toilet + shower *but it doesn't open all the time.
Limited parking space, *you might need to do what Malaysian do best, park beside the road.
Review: Tanjung Lipat track was officially open earlier this year 2014. It is equipped with numerous stations for body weight workout, bicycle stops and street light. The best recommended time to run on this track would be sunset because you could enjoy the sunset and the sea breeze in the same time. Nothing is more refreshing and revitalizing than catching the fresh air of KK and reminiscing all the good old days of yours under the beautiful KK sunset. The tracks are mainly flat with colored tarred road. This is definitely one of the best place to jog, except for certain sections of congested breeze walking people and cyclist zooming through occasionally. You will be finding stalls along the way and bringing small cash would be nice to reward yourself after a good jog. As usual, do be careful and always jog in pairs or group to avoid unwanted incident. 


















2. Tanjung Aru Perdana Park

Distant: 2 - 3km approx
Route: Tanjung Aru Perdana Park route map
Amenities: Toilet is available
Review: Tanjung Aru Perdana park is located near KKIA 2 terminal. It is one of the highly visited jogging track in KK. They are also well known for the free musical fountain with periodically performance. The tracks are soft and it has small section of incline and decline which is great for burning more calories. It is relatively safe to jog because of the fence up security and guard house at the entrance.




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Opening hours 
Monday to Friday - 7 am to 8 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays- 7 am to 10 pm
Free Admission
Parking fee is around RM1 or RM2




3. Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika

Distant: 1 - 2 km approx
Route : Teluk Likas route map
Amenities: Uncertain *to be update
Review: Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika also known as Tugu Pahlawan Sabah is located along the Jalan Penampang. You can easily spot the unique structure from the road side.





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4. Tun Fuad Stephens Park Bukit Padang jogging track

Distant: 3 - 4 km
Route: to be update
Amenities: Public toilet
Review: One of the oldest and famous jogging track in KK. Tun Fuad Stephens Park house not only joggers but also Tai Chi. If you're seeking for something different, this is where you need to run. The tracks are incline and decline at a good angle for you to train. It also provide an off road uphill hiking track for the adventurous ones.

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5. Likas stadium lakeside jogging track

Distant: 1.5 - 2.5km
RouteLikas route map
Amenities: Public toilet
Review: Sufficient parking space is available and most of the path are shady. The tracks are generally flat and you will be circling a beautiful lake in the middle. Street lights are available and it will be turn off after 10pm.



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So there you go! the 5 jogging tracks you must run in KK.  Do drop me any more ideas or suggestion at chanqingsheng@hotmail.com. As always have a great day and stay healthy and fit!

1 Corinthians 9:24: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.


Hayden Chan


6 comments:

  1. Grace point (sutera harbour) :-)

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  2. Thanks for posting this up!! Now I can finally show my running friends this!

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  3. I prefer Taman Rimba jogging track. Can go to Lido food court afterward. :P

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  4. Taman tun fuad the best...lots of variety tracks and terrain that u cn try..

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  5. tanjung lipat is the best you can longboarding

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