Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Press Release: Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 To Include ‘Mr Monty’ The Monitor Lizard!

Kuala Lumpur, 2 September 2014 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 will experience another highlight this year with the presence of ‘Mr Monty’, a fictional character in a children’s book by Gail Featherstone, wife of the former British High Commissioner, the late Simon Featherstone. Donning a 6ft. monitor lizard suit, ‘Mr Monty’ is set to take on the 5km Fun Run category on Race Day, 12th October 2014.

Gloria Ng, Director of Dirigo Events, owner and event organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 said:

“Over the years, we have witnessed a number of highlights including runners in costumes. It is no easy feat, especially in the Malaysian weather coupled with the weight of the costume! As the Marathon organisers, we applaud the determination and creativity of the runners. These efforts are a good reflection of our tagline this year- Committed. Confident. Courageous.”

“Furthermore, giving back to society has always been our cause under the Run For A Reason programme. This is the second consecutive year we have Hospis Malaysia as our charity partner and we truly appreciate the organisation’s proactivity in making the Marathon more meaningful.”

Under Run For A Reason, runners who pledge to Hospis Malaysia will raise funds from the public. The funds raised by Hospis Malaysia under Run For A Reason will be channelled into patient services and training in palliative care. Proceeds from the sales of the children’s book ‘Mr Monty’s Treat’, also go to Hospis Malaysia.

“We are indeed thankful for the contributions by Standard Chartered KL Marathon and the British High Commission. Through their efforts, we are confident that more awareness can be focused on palliative care,” said Hospis Malaysia General Manager, Tham Su Ming.

Gail Featherstone, author of the book added, "It is good to see that ‘Mr Monty’ is keeping up the fitness campaign which he started by climbing Mount Kinabalu in May with his friends from the British High Commission. I wish him all the best for this latest challenge and his ongoing efforts to publicise the work of hospice care in general and children's palliative care in particular. Go ‘Mr Monty’!"

This year will be Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s sixth installation. Hospis Malaysia is a returning charity partner for the second year. Apart from it, other charity partners under the Run For A Reason programme include the Standard Chartered Foundation, The National Autism Society of Malaysia and the Malaysia Nature Society.

For more information on Standard Chartered KL Marathon and Run For A Reason, please visit www.kl-marathon.com or call +603 7886 1717.

Giveaway: MAZE RUNNER Double Passes


When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner

Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen
Release Date: September 11, 2014

The generous people at 20th Century Fox Malaysia are giving five (5) lucky readers of this blog one double pass each to watch MAZE RUNNER in the cinema.

Here's how you can win. Complete this sentence

“MAZE RUNNER" is a must-watch movie for runners because... (30 words or less)

The five (5) readers who come up with the most creative answers will win a pair of tickets each. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "MAZE RUNNER" not later than Thursday 11 September. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your full name, mailing address and phone number.

Watch the trailer here!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Press Release: Celebrity Fitness DARE Your Friend: 11 Contenders. One Grand Prize, Who will Prevail?

Kuala Lumpur, 27 August 2014 11 contenders have been selected for the DARE Your Friend competition after a tense and nerve-racking selection process. Representatives of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia, one of the region’s fastest growing fitness brands and the organizer of the competition had the unenviable task of sifting through more than 50 “dares” to select 11 contenders with the most creative slogan to undergo a 3-months body transformation challenge.

“Living a healthy lifestyle starts from every individual. Each of us needs to be disciplined in your food intake, exercise regularly and have a positive mindset. In order to instigate that, we organized the DARE Your Friend competition to not just act as a motivation boost but as well as to show people the proper way of fitness and the concept of neuromuscular connections” said Vaughn Paterson, Vice President of Fitness Development of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia

The 11 selected contenders comprise of Malaysians of different shapes and sizes who come from diverse backgrounds, Even the Miss Malaysia World 2009 and Miss Malaysia Earth 2013 finalist Sarah Low is taking up this body transformation challenge.

David Eugene Jalleh
Leow Kuan Ting
Loo Wen Yi
Chew Hon Mun
Mohd Soleh
Sheaumun Wong
Shreen Joy Challapandian
Sarah Low
Jonathan Ng
Tieh Siew Haur
Ye Chia Yie

Over three months, the contenders will have to go through 30 sessions of Personal Training sessions whereby Celebrity Fitness, Personal Trainer will first understand the contenders individual fitness goal, and body condition then customized a specific fitness programme that cater to their individual body condition.

After their training, the contenders will be judged based on the amount of weight lost or gain, their Body Mass Index (BMI), and general body condition and the champion of them all will take home prizes worth more than RM 20,000 including a 3 days / 2 nights stay for two at Magani Hotel Bali sponsored by Asia Web Direct – the perfect opportunity to show off their transformed body!

To follow closely on the participants’ progress, kindly visit Celebrity Fitness Malaysia Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CelebrityFitnessMalaysia or search for the #cf5stardare.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ParkCity Run 2014 @ Desa Parkcity

What? ParkCity Run 2014

When? 23 November 2013 Sunday, 6:30am

Where? The International School @ Parkcity, Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur.

Who? Organized by MY Races and hosted by The International School @ Parkcity

How far? 10K, 5K, 2.2K and 600m (kids)

How to register? http://www.parkcityrun.com/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BSB International Marathon - Brunei's First Marathon

Our neighbour country, Brunei is set for her first marathon event on 16 November!

What? Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) International Marathon

Where? Stadium Berakas, BSB, Brunei

When? 16 November 2014

Who? Organised by Brunei Athletic Association

How far? 42, 21, 10, 5 & 3 (fun run)

More info? Click LIKE here -> https://www.facebook.com/bsbinternationalmarathon

Runwitme Says: We do not have much details at the moment but if you are not doing the Penang Bridge International Marathon, you might want to consider this. We were told the official website http://baamarathon.com/ will be ready by 1 September 2014 for registration. :)

Batik Fun Walk 2014

What? Batik Fun Walk

When? 30 November 2014 (Sunday)

Where? Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Who? Organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG)

Why? Annual event of the Malaysia Batik - Crafted For The World Movement to promote batik to the world.

More info? www.penyayang.org.my

Runwitme Says: Registration will be opened on 1 October. Mark your calendar for this fun-filled event for the family!

Monday, August 25, 2014

GTower Charity Run 2014

What? GTower Charity Run 2014

When? 19 October 2014 (Sunday) 7:30am

Who? Organised by G Tower Sdn Bhd.

Why? For every registration, RM10 goes to support GIVING IS GOLD which works to improve the lives of underprivileged children, youth-at-risk, needy seniors, people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and disadvantages in our community.

How much? Early bird RM35 (adult) RM15 (junior)/ After 21 Sept RM50 (adult) RM20 (junior)

How to register? Manual registration at Elements Gym, G Tower (Contact 03-21681911 or email cs@elemetsgym.com)

Need more info? LIKE https://www.facebook.com/ElementsGymKL

Runwitme Says: Medal & Certificate for Top 10 Men & Women Only. Goodies bag worth RM500 for each runner (includes 2 weeks gym use, t-shirt, drinks, mystery gift, spa and gift vouchers)

Run For Your Lives - Malaysia 2014

Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? The infection will take place this December in Malaysia!

What? Run For Your Lives - Malaysia 2014

When? 13 December 2014 (Saturday)

Where? Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang

How far? 5km with lots of zombies and obstacles thrown in.

How to register? Pre-register at http://runforyourlives.asia/my-kualalumpur/ to enjoy a special discount when registration opens!

Click here to check out our full coverage of Run For Your Lives - Singapore 2014 HERE.

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