Friday, November 14, 2014

10km Category Sold Out At The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014



SINGAPORE, 13 NOVEMBER 2014 — More than 20,000 participants will line up on the 10km start line at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2014, with the final few entries snapped up this week. Runners who are keen to participate are still able to register for the Marathon and Half Marathon categories.

2. The runners in the 10km category will compete alongside Haile Gebrselassie, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever long distance runners of all time who will be running his very first race in the Lion City. The two-time Olympic Gold Medallist will also be flagging off the Marathon at Orchard Rd with Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

3. Participants in all categories will also look forward to a smoother and more enjoyable run this year following an earlier announcement outlining route revisions designed to reduce congestion.

4. Registrations remain open for late entries in the Marathon and Half Marathon categories. Participants will have to pay a $20 late fee and will not receive a personalised race bib. For all SCMS 2014 registration details please visit www.marathonsingapore.com.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Support Malaysian Ultrarunner Aida to Run Across the 7 Emirates of the UAE in the 7EmiratesRun



Hello fellow runners,

We received a little note from Aida from the UAE about her charity run. On 21st Nov 2014, she will be back on road for her second run across the 7 Emirates of the UAE. She will run for 12 days covering 575km through varied terrains; across cities, coastlines, deserts, and some hilly parts.

You can support Aida by:

(1) Donate Now
Help her raise fund for Al Jalila Foundation to bring children on their feet and to support more patients in the UAE who cannot afford medical treatment: https://www.hopasports.com/aidaothman


(2) Spread the Word
Follow @_AidaOthman_
Follow https://twitter.com/7emiratesrun


(3) Sponsor her - in return for PR love

We will try our best to get an exclusive interview with Aida about the run. Watch this space. :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Shape Night Run 2015 @ Putrajaya is BACK!



What? Shape Night Run 2015

When? 11 April 2015 (Saturday) carnival 6pm onwards; flag off 8.00pm

Where? Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3, Putrajaya

How to register? Registration starts 8 December. Stay tuned for more info.



Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Press Release: One Step Closer to Realising Terry’s Dream - Terry Fox Run 2014



KUALA LUMPUR, 4 November 2014 – Over 6,000 Malaysians from all walks of life came together at the Terry Fox Run 2014 in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa recently to show their commitment and support for cancer research.

This year’s run was flagged off at 8am by HE Judith St. George, High Commissioner for Canada, with individuals walking, running, cycling and skating around the scenic 2 km Family and 4 km Standard routes.



“We would like to express our utmost gratitude to the Malaysian public for the continuous support to the Terry Fox Run and their generous donations this year. It is really heartening to see the whole community come together to fight for the same cause that Terry believed in,” said Jo Tan, Chairman of the Terry Fox Run KL 2014 organising committee.

The Terry Fox Run is the largest single day fundraiser for cancer research in the world and is celebrated in honour of Terry Fox, a young Canadian and cancer patient who began the ‘Marathon of Hope’ – his inspiring journey to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. With one leg amputated, Terry Fox became a national hero running for 143 days, completing 5,373 km before he passed away in 1981.

The Terry Fox Foundation was established that year to continue his legacy by hosting a run the same time every year. Since then, the Terry Fox Run has been held in over 50 countries throughout the world and has raised more than RM 1.3 billion in aid of finding a cure for cancer through the Terry Fox Foundation.



To date, the Terry Fox Run has raised more than RM 1 million for cancer research in Malaysia since its first run in 2001. Last year, the event attracted more than 6,000 participants and raised RM 260,921. This year, more than 12,000 exclusive Terry Fox Run 2014 T-shirts were sold before the run, and the proceeds of the T-shirts sales will be channeled to CARIF, the beneficiary of this year’s run.

The Terry Fox Foundation has also embraced the role cancer survivors play in the annual Terry Fox Run. Known as Terry’s Team Members, they continue to be symbols of hope for others who are stricken with cancer and undergoing the hardships of cancer treatment. Most importantly, they serve as a reminder of the legacy Terry Fox left behind, to be the voice for cancer research for the world over.

This year, the Terry Fox Run KL once again welcomed all cancer survivors to sign up as Terry’s Team Members. 100 exclusive Terry’s Team T-shirts were handed out to these participants identifying them as special members of the Terry Fox Run KL.



“We, at CARIF, are once again delighted to be working with Terry Fox Run in support of cancer research in Malaysia. On behalf of CARIF, I would like to thank the Terry Fox Run 2014 organising committee participants, volunteers and donors for their dedication to carry Terry Fox’s legacy to seek a cure for cancer. We are touched by the support that we have received and are motivated to go even further with cancer research in Malaysia,” said Prof. Dr Teo Soo-Hwang, Chief Executive, CARIF.

For more info about CARIF, click http://carif.com.my/

Monday, November 03, 2014

UKM Nite Run on New Year's Eve



What? UKM Nite Run 2014/ 2015

When? 31 December 2014 (Wednesday) 8:30pm

Where? Stadium UKM, Bangi, Selangor

Who? Organised by "Runner Pacer Enterprise in collaboration with Pusat Sukan UKM"

How far? 11km

How much? RM50

How to register? For online registration, click HERE.

Need more info? Click HERE.

Runwitme Says: Yay! A run to end the year 2014 with. Limited edition fridge magnets (see pic below) await the first 1000 runners who have successfully submitted their registrations. Finishers medal for all runners who have completed the race.

White Ribbon Run and Walk 2014



What? White Ribbon Run and Walk 2014

When? 7 December 2014 (Sunday) 7:00AM

Where? Padang Merbok (off Jalan Parlimen, next to Tugu Negara)

Who? Organised by All Women's Action Society (AWAM)

Why? This campaign aims to bring men and boys together to put an end to violence against women and girls. Make a stand never to commit, condone or be silent when it comes to violence against women and girls today!

How far? 7km Run; 3km Walk

How much? RM45 (children 12 years and below are FOC)

How to register? Register online at http://www.myraceonline.com/

Friday, October 31, 2014

Press Release: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 Revised Race Routes for a Smoother Running Experience



SINGAPORE, 30 OCTOBER 2014 — Participants in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2014 can look forward to a smoother and more enjoyable run this year. The event organiser Spectrum Worldwide unveiled a significant amendment to the route which will reduce congestion at the merging point of various categories.

10km Route

1 At approximately 18km along the Half Marathon route, runners will get off the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) via the exit ramp leading to Maxwell Road. They will then make their way through the Central Business District via Robinson Road - Collyer Quay – Anderson Bridge, to finish at the Padang. This revised running route effectively separates the Half Marathon participants (more than 12,000 runners) from the Marathon and 10km runners, thereby significantly reducing the 3km congestion traditionally experienced in previous years.

2 This also enables the Marathon and 10km participants to enjoy a clearer path along the Republic Boulevard - Raffles Ave – Esplanade Drive stretch – until the final 500m, where the runners of all three distance categories will merge just before Anderson Bridge, for their final journey to the finish line.

3 Similar to previous editions, all categories will have wave starts to minimise crowding within the first few kilometres.

21km Route

4 “Feedback from participants has always been very important for us to continuously improve the race experience. Together with the relevant authorities, and with the full support of Sport Singapore and Standard Chartered Bank, we have made these changes to ensure a smoother running experience,” said Chris Robb, Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Worldwide.

6 “While SCMS accommodates runners of all abilities, a key priority for us is to provide an outstanding experience for our long distance runners. It is this group of runners who will benefit the most from the new route change and we’re very pleased to have found an effective solution,” he added.

7 Marathon participants will also be happy to note that with the revised route, they will have the opportunity to run very close to and take in the magnificent sights around the Sports Hub.

42km Route

8 Registrations remain open for all categories until midnight on 31 October 2014. Late entries will still be accepted after this date but participants will pay a $20 late fee and will not receive a personalised race bib.

9 For all SCMS 2014 registration details please visit www.marathonsingapore.com.

Notice: Inov-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 - Partial Road Closure on 2 November 2014



Kuala Lumpur, 30 October 2014 – Twelve roads in Kuala Lumpur will be partially closed from 5.30am November 2, Sunday to make way for the INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014.

The affected roads will include:

Street
Street leading to
Partially Closed from
Fully Open again

Lanes closed 
Jalan Berjasa
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
5.25 AM

10.30 AM
2
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin

Lebuhraya Mahameru

5.25 AM
10.25 AM
1
Lebuhraya Mahameru

Jalan Tunku
5.25 AM
10.25 AM
1
Jalan Tunku
Persiaran Bukit Tunku
5.30 AM
10.20 AM
1

Persiaran Bukit Tunku

Pinggiran Tunku
5.30 AM
10.20 AM
1
Pinggiran Tunku

Laman Tunku
5.35 AM
10.10 AM
1
Laman Tunku
Jalan Langgak Tunku

5.35 AM
10.10 AM
1
Jalan Langgak Tunku (from Jalan Duta Tennis Complex)

Jalan Duta
5.45 AM
10.00 AM
1
Jalan Duta
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1

5.50 AM
9.50 AM
1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 3

6.00 AM
9.40 AM
1
Jalan Sri Hartamas 3
Jalan Hidmat Usaha
5.25 AM
10.00 AM
1


Jalan Hidmat Usaha
Jalan Duta
5.25 AM
10.00 AM
1

As none of the affected roads are totally closed, residents in those affected areas can still travel on those roads, except that they have one lane less in most cases. Please follow the direction of the traffic police at those affected areas.

The INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 is made possible by title sponsor INOV-8, in partnership with the event owner and organiser, Pacesetters Athletic Club, and with strong support from platinum sponsor, Airasia-X, silver sponsors, the Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd & SWORKE, official timepiece Garmin, official beverage BOH Tea, official media, Running Malaysia and bronze sponsor, Nelson’s Corn.

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