Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Taiping Run 2014



What? Taiping Run 2014

When? 21 December 2014 (Sunday) 6:45am

Where? Padang Esplanade, Taiping Perak

How far & How much? 12KM - RM40(EARLY), RM45(LATE); 6.5KM - RM30(EARLY), RM35(LATE)

How to register? Click HERE.

Need more info? Click http://taipingrun.blogspot.com/


Runwitme Says: Have you guys heard of Taiping Lake Garden? It is one of the most scenic places in the country. Yes, you will enjoy this beautiful place when you do the Taiping Run 2014.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Press Release: adidas #mygirls continues to celebrate the sporting passion of women in Southeast Asia



Kuala Lumpur, 18th August 2014 – adidas recently announced the return of the #mygirls campaign, created by women for women that aims to provide inspiration, support and motivation while celebrating women and their passion for sports. This year’s campaign captures each ambassador in their home country leading and inspiring their girls to work together and go #allin for their pursuits.

The adidas #mygirls campaign explores the support, encouragement and competitive edge that girls give each other to help them unlock their full potential both in and out of the sporting arena. Sharifah Sakinah – actress and fitness enthusiast is featured as the Malaysian Ambassador. She is also backed by adidas #mygirls personalities Atilia Haron, Sazzy Falak, Megan Tan and Elfira Loy, who together make a unique group of Malaysian girls that represent different personalities and age groups.



“The adidas #mygirls is back this season with an inspirational brand direction designed to celebrate the special bonds between girls and how they inspire one another to go ‘all in’. With an authentic, creative, fresh approach, adidas aims to inspire girls throughout the country with a campaign that features stories and personalities they can relate to. We are happy to be supporting our home girls which love life, people, music, fashion, sports and living healthy with the support from adidas #mygirls – Sharifah Sakinah, Sazzy Falak, Atilia Haron, Megan Tan and Elfira Loy”, said Samantha Chan, Brand Manager of adidas Malaysia.

The campaign also featured the adidas Women’s Sports Performance Fall/Winter 2014 collection which includes the unrivalled energy BOOST running shoes that comes with a stretch mesh upper, and is popular for its BOOST cushioning and flexible TORSION® system that provides unparalleled comfort, support and stability, delivering a unique running experience.



Other products were also featured in the campaign such as the Clima Training bra and the adidas Techfit tights, which also help make each workout session as comfortable as possible. Designed with a wide racer back and cross back straps to provide maximum support and fit, the Clima Training bra is perfect for medium to high intensity workout sessions such as dancing and running.

The adidas Techfit training tights are made with the superior climalite® fabric which sweeps perspiration away from skin. The techfit™ technology also focuses the muscles' energy to generate maximum explosive power, acceleration and long-term endurance.



“It’s great to see these amazing and inspiring women outfitted in some of our exciting new products and witness our latest innovations come to life,” said David Wong, Head of Marketing at adidas Malaysia.

Malaysian women across the nation can stand a chance to bag the awesome adidas Women’s Sports Performance FW14 collection by participating in a month long Instagram challenge hosted by Sharifah Sakinah along with all the adidas #mygirls personalities - Atilia Haron, Elfira Loy, Megan Tan and Sazzy Falak. The lucky winner earns herself a shopping spree worth RM5,000 at adidas along with her ‘girls’ who are entitled to a shopping spree of RM500 each.



The Instagram challenge, which kicks off today, Monday 18th August, is aimed at engaging Malaysian women in becoming active with adidas and its girls. Malaysians keen to know more and take on the challenge can follow the adidas #mygirls on Instagram at the following handles Sharifah Sakinah (@fitnessakinah), Elfira Loy (@elfiraloy), Atilia Haron (@atiliaharon), Sazzy Falak (@sazzyfalak) and Megan Tan (@iemegan).

The adidas Women’s Sports Performance FW14 collection is now available at all adidas Sports Performance Concept Stores in KLCC, Pavilion, The Gardens, Paradigm Mall and Empire Subang and supporting retail outlets nationwide.

For more information about adidas #mygirls campaign & adidas Women’s Sports Performance Fall Winter 2014 Collection, please visit adidas Malaysia
Website: http://www.adidas.com.my
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/adidasMY

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Exclusive: We Ran The Happiest 5K on the Planet (The Color Run Malaysia) with Celebrunner Dato' Siti Nurhaliza



Dubbed the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run is a five kilometre-long fun run where participants start out decked in white and cross the finish line plastered in colours.



And guess whom we bumped into at the starting line of the The Color Run Malaysia in Padang Merbok? She is Malaysia's most popular female entertainer, Dato' Siti Nurhaliza.



She looked gorgeous and radiant without a hint of make-up on her face this morning! Flawless. We think she woke up like this! Heheh!



Siti had the official tee, a black tudung, black skirt over her black long track pants on. Quite like the girl next door, but it didn't kept other runners from recognizing her and to stop her for photographs.



It was a "dangerous" task running next to her. We think her mischievous mood was on this morning. Not the usual prim and proper persona we see on stage and during press conferences.

She caught us by surprise when she sneakily threw some red powder our way! Luckily, it only hit our head and shirt, not the camera. Heheh!



Siti was at it again. Pouring some colour powder on some unsuspecting victims! :)



If you have been a follower of Siti's Instagram, you would have noticed how she loves to take selfies. Here, she found a perfect mirror at a junction for a selfie.



Yes. She runs. she usually does it on treadmill. This was her first 5K run.



Siti joined over 13,000 runners from all walks of life, plastered from head to toe in a vibrant celebration of colours. Every km was marked with a colour toss station where volunteers threw coloured cornstarch powder onto in-coming runners.

Looks like fun, eh?



We found Siti's secret of how she kept her face so clean during the run. Heheh!



More selfies with funny faces this time... See the selfie HERE.



Cheers! Always rehydrate yourself during your run.



Even though her run was countlessly interrupted by her fans' requests for photos, she would graciously agree to it.



We think The Color Run is truly an amazing event where people of all walks of life can mingle like all the explosion of colours thrown in the air.



Since there are no winners or official times, The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality, giving people a chance to abandon social norms and join in the fun.



With all these smiles, it is hard to deny the fact that The Color Run is The Happiest 5K on the Planet!



Peace y'all... Thank you Siti for allowing us to run wit you!



Making the final dash to the finish line.



Yes! She did it! Siti, congratulations on your first 5K run!



We asked her how she felt after completing her run. She summarized it in one word - "seronok" (fun) followed by a smile.

This will not be the first and the last time you will see Siti Nurhaliza running. She has voiced her interest in doing the Puma Night Run.

Well, you have 2 months to train for it, Siti! Go for it! :)

To keep updated on The Color Run™ Malaysia and event photos, visit www.thecolorrun.my, The Color Run Malaysia Facebook page and The Color Run MY Twitter feed. The Color Run Malaysia is presented by CIMB Bank and co-sponsored by New Balance, TNT and Toyota.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Guardian Walkathon 2014 - Walk For A Cause



What? Guardian Walkathon 2014: Walk For A Cause

When? 19 October 2014 (Sunday) 7:00am

Where? Wetland Park, Putrajaya

How much? Ticket prices:

RM25* per adult
RM15* per child
RM15* per Golden Privilege Card Member
*With minimum purchase of RM20. (Up to 4 tickets per transaction)

Tickets are available at Guardian stores in Klang Valley.

Part of the proceed will be donated to 3 charity organisations. Call the Guardian Hotline at 03-5544 8989 for enquiries.

Need more info? Please click https://www.guardian.com.my/promotion

Press Release BOH Plantations & Malaysia Nature Society Join Forces for Conservation Project In Cameron Highlands



Kuala Lumpur, 11 August, 2014: BOH Plantations Sdn Bhd (BOH) and Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) have formed a partnership to embark on a conservation project in Cameron Highlands.

Cameron Highlands, home to BOH and its tea plantations, is known for its cool weather and scenic vistas among local and foreign tourists, and is also an important water catchment area for clean water supply.

“The natural beauty and delicate ecosystem of the highlands is currently under threat. However, I am glad that the Malaysian Government has shown that they are taking the issues affecting Cameron Highlands seriously with the recent announcement of setting up a command centre to combat illegal land clearing in the highlands,” said Balu Perumal, Head of Conservation, MNS. “However, the responsibility of protecting the environment should not fall in the hands of the government alone, but also the residents there. Which is why the project we are initiating together with BOH is aimed at reaching out to the school children of Cameron Highlands,” he added.

Apart from training the children of all 27 schools in the Cameron Highlands District to enhance their appreciation and awareness on the importance of nature conservation, this project also aims to enable the schools in addressing their own ‘environmental management’ and solving local environmental problems.

“As Malaysia’s leading tea growing company, BOH is especially dependent on the environment in Cameron Highlands where we grow our tea,” explained Chen Chaw Chang, Head of Marketing and Export for BOH Plantations. “To help fund this conservation project, BOH has organised a charity fun run to be held this coming September, right in the trails of the BOH Sungei Palas Plantation. We want families to come participate and appreciate the beauty of Cameron Highlands, and to realise the importance of preserving its environment.”

The BOH Highlands Run is officially endorsed by the Pahang State Tourism Board and supported by Fitness First Malaysia, Copthorne Hotel and Hotel Titiwangsa. Registration is limited to the first 500 entries or by 1st September 2014. All proceeds from the run will be channelled to the environmental conservation project in Cameron Highlands.

For more information on the Highlands Fun Run, please visit BOH’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BohTea or register online at www.myraceonline.com.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Giveaway: JIN Special Preview Screening Tickets



JIN

“Jin” is a classic horror film that revolves around a young married couple: Syafiq and Lily. Syafiq is a business owner who strives to improve his family’s quality of life by buying a house for his beloved wife. Lily, upon seeing a place that is spacious and beautiful, immediately falls in love with it. What this couple doesn’t realize however, is that the house has a history of changing hand often and has stories of serious disturbances. When they first moved in, everything seemed fine until a series of minor disturbances start to plague Lily.

Release date: 21 Aug 2014
Language : Malay
Director: Pierre Andre
Casts: Zul Ariffin, Mon Ryanti, Zarynn Min
Genre: Horror
Running Time: 90 mins
Rating: P13



The generous people at RAM Entertainment is giving 10 lucky readers of this blog two tickets each to watch JIN Special Preview Screening.

Date: 19 Aug 2014 (Tuesday)
Venue: GSC Pavilion KL
Time: 9.00pm

Here's how you can win. Complete this sentence

“JIN is a must-watch movie because... (30 words or less)

The 10 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 "JIN THE MOVIE" not later than this Sunday 17 August. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your full name and phone number.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Press Release: Healthy Fuchsia Fun with Avenue K’s Balloon Run!



Kuala Lumpur, 10 August 2014 - A total of 765 runners, young and old of all creed and colour came bustling early this Sunday morning to take part in Kuala Lumpur’s very first balloon run organized by Avenue K shopping mall. The 5 kilometre fun run took place in the vicinity of the trendy new shopping mall along a scenic route within the city centre mainly via Jalan Pinang, Jalan Binjai and Jalan Mayang.

Participants were divided into the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and the adorable Family category where any two parents with two to four children were eligible to take part. Top winners in all categories received cash prizes and the top 50 finishers in the Men’s and Women’s Open also received a medal while everyone received a certificate.



What made the run unique is that runners were required to tie four balloons to any part of their body to be carried with them throughout the 5 km route which strategically connects various city attractions such as the twin towers and the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, starting and finishing at AK’s main entrance on Jalan Ampang. The balloons also acted as time boosters which deducts 5 seconds per balloon from the runner’s official finishing time, once they complete the race.



The first place winner in the Men’s category was Thevan a/l Rayoo with an impressive time of 15 minutes 53 seconds while the Women’s category was won by Sheela a/p Samivellu with an equally impressive time of 18 minutes 25 seconds. The Somasuntharam family, who ran with their son and daughter took the first place in the Family category finishing the race in 23 minutes and 38 seconds.



The AK Balloon Run aims to bring Malaysians together and infuse a neighbourly community spirit via a healthy activity that injects a unique element.

According to Sue Wang, Avenue K’s General Manager, “We believe in offering exciting experiences for all our shoppers hence the balloon run’s creative concept, which is the first of its kind in Malaysia”.

“We would like to spread the message that Kuala Lumpur is a fun city and Avenue K embodies that very idea. It’s a cool urban hub where individuality and creativity is celebrated,” she added.

The main idea behind the conceptualization of a balloon run was to re-inject fun into a run. The idea is to make runners feel happy and not be intimidated by the idea of participating in a run.

Judging from the overwhelming response this year, Avenue K plans to make the AK Balloon Run an annual event, with even more participants.

Themed entertainment specialist, Discoveria and KPJ Healthcare also supported the run by coming as partners for the lively event.

Avenue K along with co-organisers Concepteleven Services are already in the midst of planning next year’s AK
Balloon Run, bigger and better with more surprises in store for all participants.

For more photos from the run, please click HERE.

Check out Avenue K official website -> http://avenuek.com.my/

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Press Release: ENERGIZER NIGHT RACE 2014 IS MALAYSIA’S LARGEST NIGHT RACE



A “River of Lights” with 15,000 running for the cause to brighten the lives of Orang Asli

Kuala Lumpur, 10 August 2014 – The Energizer Night Race 2014 concluded in spectacular fashion as 15,000 runners took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur successfully making the Energizer Night Race 2014; Malaysia’s Largest Night Race. The Energizer Night Race was flagged off at the iconic Dataran Merdeka by Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal bin Haji Talib, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur; and Mike Foong, the Managing Director for Energizer Malaysia & Singapore, with fireworks and music accompanying runners as they took on the route ahead.

Along the route, the runners were spurred on by drummers’ lit by LED lights, laser shows and many more. There was also the breathtaking vista of Kuala Lumpur at night which was the background as the runners took on the route turning the streets of Kuala Lumpur into a “River of Lights”.



Dataran Merdeka was transformed into a carnival area featuring exhibits from Energizer, sponsors and their CSR collaboration partner, EPIC Homes. The carnival area also hosted the “Light UpThe Dark” initiative which will see Energizer building homes for the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia and successfully raised about RM200, 000 toward the cause. The initiative gained further momentum with runners, supporters and visitors making contributions in cash and in kind at the Energizer Night Race site.

“We are proud to be Malaysia’s largest night race and the numbers really demonstrate the spirit of Positivenergy, we would like to thank all runners for the amazing support shown. As shown by their participation in the Energizer Night Race, we hope runners will continue to empower themselves to make positive changes to the society,” said Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia and Singapore.

John-son Oei, CEO of EPIC Homes said “The participants at the Energizer Night Race have truly been inspiring and EPIC Homes is really excited to be part of Malaysia’s largest night race.” He further added “The ‘Light Up the Dark’ initiative will definitely go a long way in making lives of the Orang Asli tribes a much more secured one.”

The funds would be further raised from Energizer sale proceeds at all AEON & AEON BIG retail stores, GIANT stores, TESCO Stores and MYDIN stores from 1st August until 30th September 2014. For every pack of the Energizer Batteries, Lightings & Specialty products sold, RM 0.20 from the sales will go towards the initiative.



Michael Xenos, the winner of the 15KM Men Open category crossed the line at 53 minutes 29 seconds; while Jackline Nzivo, who crowned the 15KM Women Open category, finished her run at 1 hour 38 seconds.

The Energizer Night Race 2014 is Malaysia’s largest night race and was made possible by 15,000 runners participating. The Energizer Night Race 2014 is sponsored by Shick, Banana Boat, Brooks, Evian, GNC, 100Plus, Jake’s Charboil Steaks, Milo, Muay Fit, Nestle Fitnesse, Nikon, Power Bar, HooHa! And Soleus Running Watches. The race was organized by Twenty First Century Sports, collaborated with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and was sanctioned by the Federal Terroritory of Kuala Lumpur Amateur Athletes.

The signature global race series first had its beginnings in South Africa in 2007. To date, it has been held in Peru, Philippines, Mexico, and Spain with more than 220,000 runners lacing up their running shoes to help make a positive impact through the Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World.

The Energizer Malaysia team will embark on building the houses after the race and is scheduled to be completed by end of 2014. For progress and updates, public can visit Energizer Malaysia official website at www.energizer.com.my/nightrace/ or follow Facebook page www.facebook.com/EnergizerMY

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