Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Media Prima Berhad serves up the best of SEA Games 2017

As the lead up to the 29th SEA Games 2017 intensifies, Malaysia’s top media organisation, Media Prima Berhad, will serve viewers with the best of the region’s largest sports event on its digital platforms and television channels ranging from live games streaming and broadcast to medal tally status updates. Activated by Senheng, CLEAR, Wall’s and Negaraku viewers will be able to enjoy the SEA Games and get updates via the Kita Juara App, tonton, as well as TV3 and TV9.

Kita Juara App Launch
Media Prima Digital (MPD) launched the Kita Juara App on 15th August 2017 at Sri Pentas. The app which provides comprehensive coverage and updates on local football matches such as Liga Super, Piala Malaysia and Piala FA, will also provide exclusive daily highlights for the SEA Games from 14 to 30 August 2017. Users can watch snippets of the different sports, read SEA GAMES news articles (from Harian Metro), view the daily games schedule and get updates on the current results and medal tally.

“Media Prima aspires to bring the best and most comprehensive updates especially on local football and live sporting events to all Malaysian sports fans across multiple screens anytime, anywhere on the go. By having the special SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 segment on the Kita Juara app, all highlights and statistics on this prestigious sports event would just be a click away. We are delighted to also collaborate with tonton so that sports fans can enjoy the best SEA Games and football content anywhere and on their portable devices, in addition to watching on TV”, said Rafiq Razali, Chief Executive Officer of Media Prima Digital.

tonton SEA GAMES Channels

Malaysia’s first and largest homegrown streaming service, tonton, will showcase the games from 14 to 30 August 2017 live on both its channels, Channel 1 and Channel 2, in high definition (HD). Both channels will carry the Opening Ceremony live at 8.00pm on 19 August 2017 (Saturday) and Closing Ceremony at 8.00pm on 30 August 2017.

Meanwhile, the live games on Channel 1 are Football, Hockey, Gymnastics, Archery, Diving, Badminton (semi finals and final) and Athletics. Channel 2, on the other hand, will showcase Badminton (single and double quarter finals), Netball, Weightlifting, Bowling, Cycling-Track, Aquatics (Swimming and Synchronised Swimming), Pencak Silat, Taekwondo and Wushu. tonton users will be able to live stream the games daily from 9.00am onwards.

tonton subscribers in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei who have missed their favourite sports need not worry as they will be able to catch up 24 hours after the live game is over.

“Partnering with the Kita Juara app and the launch of tonton's exclusive SEA Games channels is true testament to tonton's commitment in supporting the Asian sports industry. We are also really excited to make available SEA Games channels to all of tonton's users in Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei to enjoy. On ground exclusive highlights on tonton that cannot be seen on TV, bring sea games to another level,” said Ben Jern Loh, General Manager of tonton.

Television Offerings

On 19 August 2017, TV3 and TV9 will air the Opening Ceremony at 8.00pm. Daily SEA Games highlights will be shown on TV3 from 10.30am to 11.00am and 12.30am to 1.00am while on TV9, highlights will be available from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

Both TV3 and TV9 will also broadcast the semifinal and final rounds of games such as Football, Badminton, Hockey Athletics, Gymnastics and Diving.

For the Closing Ceremony, TV3 and TV9 will air the event at 8.00pm on 30 August 2017.

“As a Malaysian home grown company, the participation is a display of our commitment towards supporting a sports event with great potential to grow and inspire. It further affirms our dedication in providing an experience that is beyond expectations, through sporting disciplines that build enduring and rewarding relationships across communities in which we operation,” said Lim Kim Heng, Managing Director of Senheng Malaysia.

Vincent Chong, Marketing Director of Unilever Malaysia, echoes this sentiment, “As a global brand who has transformed the lives of our fellow Malaysians since 2006, we are very excited to be a part of something great for Malaysia after 16 long years. We associate ourselves closely with sports and this was an opportunity in which we wanted to be a part of as we want to rise together as one community and inspire millennials to defy judgement and scrutiny and be confident in life.”

Despite the intense pressure and competition throughout the SEA Games, we believe that our fellow Malaysian athletes will give their best and we will be there to support them as one Nation throughout the way!” he added.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

McDonald’s Rallies Malaysians to Get FIT

Bukit Jalil, 12 August 2017 – There were sweat drops and laughter aplenty as Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin led a morning workout at FIT Malaysia joined by over 4,000 McDonald’s employees and customers from 15 other locations nationwide to launch #FitMcDonald’s, a new initiative to encourage healthier lifestyles among McDonald’s employees and Malaysian communities.

Inspired by the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ FitMalaysia platform, #FitMcDonald’s hopes to emulate the former’s mission to carry out a variety of sports and fitness activities such as Zumba, Body Combat or Sh’bam dance workouts at 15 different locations, participated by headquarters and its 262 restaurant employees, their families and nearby communities.

With a week until the kickoff of the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games, McDonald’s Malaysia’s Managing Director and Operating Partner Azmir Jaafar believes the time is right to kickstart such an initiative.

He said, “Malaysia is a true sports-loving nation; we rally together to support our athletes towards gold medal achievements. It is equally important that we also spur each other to live healthier lifestyles, be it individually, in our families, or as a community. Fitness should not be an end-game but a lifestyle choice.”

“As the leading restaurant brand in Malaysia, we want #FitMcDonald’s to be the platform that helps Malaysians kickstart their journey toward healthier living – starting with our employees, the people who bring our brand to life every day to our Malaysian customers,” he added.

The launch of #FitMcDonald’s follows the final stopover of the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Torch Run, which took place at McDonald’s Putrajaya yesterday.

The torch run into McDonald’s Putrajaya was led by none other than McDonald’s very own Paralympic athlete Muhammad Nabil Bin Rosli, who won the Silver medal for the 100m Sprint category last year at Malaysia’s Paralympiad Sports in Sarawak.

Nabil and the 40–strong McDonald’s running team were welcomed by a rousing marching band performance, before Azmir, Ronald, Rimau and VIPs proceeded to sign the signing wall. Following a 25-minute pit stop, it was then Azmir’s turn to lead the torch run contingent for the next 200m up until the next pit stop.

Yesterday’s stopover at McDonald’s Putrajaya was the last of three key occasions hosted at McDonald’s and culminates the earlier 17 McDonald’s pit-stops and product sponsorships held nationwide, having in April signed on with MASOC as the silver sponsor and official restaurant for Kuala Lumpur 2017.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Fun for the whole Family at Bangi Wonderland Nature Run 2017

What? Bangi Wonderland Nature Run 2017

When? 17 September 2017 (Sunday) 7AM

Where? Bangi Wonderland Theme Park & Resort, Bangi

How far/ How much? 10km (RM65) / 3km Fun Run (RM45)

How to register?

Runwitme Says:
Bangi Wonderland Theme Park & Resort is the region’s newest water theme park and resort located in Bangi, Selangor, one of Malaysia’s most popular destinations. Bangi Wonderland is the latest tourist attraction for both local and overseas tourists. It is a complete water park experience for everyone - families, kids, teens and thrill seekers alike. In conjunction with its 1-year anniversary, an inaugural running event will be held on 17 September 2017 at 6am, with the Start N Finish being at Bangi Wonderland Theme Park. It will also the first nature run to be held inside the UKM nature forest reserve for 10km (20% flat road & 80% off road inside UKM forest reserve) / 3km Fun Run.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Media Release: Avenue K Shopping Mall Brings Back AK Balloon Run

Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2017 - AK Balloon Run, organised by Avenue K Shopping Mall, is back for the fourth year and scheduled to take place on 13 August, 2017 at the main entrance of Avenue K.

AK Balloon Run is a seven-kilometre fun run that gathers participants from all walks of life to run with balloons throughout their run in celebration of happiness. The run will take place in the vicinity of the shopping mall along a scenic route within the city centre mainly via Jalan Pinang, Jalan Binjai and Jalan Mayang.

What makes the run unique is that runners are required to tie balloons to any part of their body throughout the 7km route. Each balloon represents 10 seconds. Loosing each balloon will incur time penalties from the runner’s official finishing time upon the completion of the race.

“AK Balloon Run is an excellent platform for everyone to put aside the stresses of daily life and just have fun connecting with life and others in the run. We have runners from all walks of life getting into the spirit of togetherness to lend their support and participation into this signature event. With positive vibes, good times and camaraderie taking first place, this fun run also provides the community a chance to embrace a healthy lifestyle. It will be a day full of fun, friendship and fitness and we look forward to sharing this with the community at large” said Phang Sze Sze, Deputy General Manager of Avenue K.

“Ever since its launch in 2014, AK Balloon Run has grown from just over 700 runners to over 2,000 runners today. We have seen repeat runners who have joined our run since the beginning. We take tremendous pride that such an iconic run has come to symbolise the coming together of communities and fostering nation building through sports. We wish all runners the best of luck and we look forward to welcoming them at the race”, she added.

Every participant will be presented with a limited edition sling bag, race bib, dri-fit race shirt, balloons and other goodies from various sponsors such as Marigold, Brands, YoGood, GNC, Break Out, Salad Atelier, Caring Pharmacy, Ego Sports and Krispy Kreme. The first 200 participants who collect their race kit collection will be rewarded with Buy One Free One voucher from Chill Chill and complimentary work out session for 2 pax from Fitness First. Finishers will take home a medal and can also download their e-certificate at The top runners from each category will walk away with prizes worth up to RM20, 000.

Details to AK Balloon Run 4.0 are as follows:

Date : 13 August 2017, Sunday

Venue : Main Entrance of Avenue K Shopping Mall

Time : 6.00am (Reporting) 7.00am (Flag Off). The first wave will start at 7.00am and last wave at 7.15am

Race Kit Collection Day: 11 & 12 August 2017, Spanish Steps, Level 3, Avenue K Shopping Mall

How to participate
To sign up, visit AK Balloon Run website at or call 010-2260 345/ 03- 2168 7888.

You can also follow AK Balloon Run Facebook page to receive updates on AK Balloon Run and to post any queries.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kickstart Your Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Training at the SCSM Training Kick-off 2017

17 weeks. 125 days. Time is ticking – it’s time to find those trainers, dust off the cobwebs, and start lacing up for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon this December.

To kick-start your training for the race, The SCSM Training Kick-Off 2017 begins this weekend, where participants can begin training for their race in December. During the weekend, runners can look forward to taking part in pacer runs, get educated on proper training techniques, and participate in heart rate tests.

First-time female participants can also look forward to the kicking-off of the Women’s Squad for SCMS 2017 – an initiative for women, by women.

Held in conjunction with GetActive! Singapore, this initiative will inspire participants to get off the couch, dust off their trainers, and get down to OCBC Square to experience a comprehensive training kick-off program.

 Pacers Run
o The public will get to see (and run) with Running Department, the official pacers for this year’s race.

 Running Clinics
o Ben Pulham from the Official Training Partner of SCSM 2017, Coached, will be conducting a talk on how to better your training based on heart rate, and will also be busting common marathon myths in the various running clinics that will be conducted over the two days.

 Heart Rate Run
o The public can participate in running tests evaluated by Ben Pulham. Following a 3km run around the event area with a Garmin heart rate monitor, runners will be advised on how they can enhance their training based on their individual heart rates.

 Women Squad Activation
o For women. By women. Join Cheryl Tay and Under Armour Celebrity athlete Denise Keller kick-start the exclusive Women’s Squad for SCSM 2017 with a HIIT session and 3km run. Runners will also get to test the new Under Armour Bandit 3 long distance shoes – to find their perfect training companion gear for the marathon.

o Register your interest via SCSM Women Squad
Admission to the event is FREE, however, interested members of the public needs to register via SCSM 2017 Training Kick-off.

Registration for SCSM 2017 at Standard Chartered Cardholders will enjoy 15% off registration fee across all categories.

For more information, visit:
Follow the race:
Instagram: @SGMarathon
Twitter: @SG_Marathon

Come on down to OCBC Square this weekend (5th and 6th August), to get ready to smash your personal record this December at the SCMS 2017.

Friday, July 28, 2017

AXA Hearts in Action Run 2017 Aims for 8,000 Runners

AXA AFFIN Malaysia announced the launch of the AXA Hearts in Action Run 2017, which will take place on 24 September 2017 at MAEPS, Serdang. This is the third consecutive year in which AXA AFFIN is hosting the event. In 2016, the event was well-received with over 7,000 participants, and contributions of RM110,000 to WWF-Malaysia. This year, AXA AFFIN is aiming to make cash contributions to four (4) non-profit organisations (NGOs) in Malaysia, including: WWF-Malaysia (which was the beneficiary in 2015 and 2016), National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO), National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and World Vision Malaysia (WVM). By participating in this event, runners will not only be able to enjoy a fun and healthy day with family and friends, but make a real difference by contributing to these organizations at the same time, as part of the proceeds will go towards supporting the various initiatives and projects by these organizations.

Participants will be able to make a strong statement proclaiming their support towards their preferred cause by choosing one of five different coloured T-shirts, each representing one of the five causes:

• Green – for those who support environmental protection
• Orange – for those who support the protection of wildlife
• Yellow – for those who support healthy lifestyle and the fight against diseases
• Pink – for those who support gender equality and women’s empowerment
• Blue – for those who support child education and fight against child poverty

Yeap Chong Wei, GM of Marketing of WWF-Malaysia; Omna Sreeni-Ong, Hon Secretary General of NCWO; Shynta Rina Yoernal, Head of Finance of WWF-Malaysia; Rebecca Tan, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Bancassurance of AXA AFFIN General Insurance (AAGI); Chua Hong Wee, CEO of NKF and Monica Tan, Head Resource Development of WVM, signing the memorandum of agreement

MAEPS, the venue for this year’s event, is the largest agro park in Asia. Runners will be brought closer to nature and treated to beautiful landscapes along the routes. AXA AFFIN is targeting 8,000 participants and hope to raise RM150,000 in support of the five causes. The run consists of two categories:
• 12KM (Men & Women): RM65 per runner
• 6KM (Men & Women): RM55 per runner; (Children aged 3-12): RM35 per runner

AXA Hearts in Action Run 2017 partners and sponsors include Brooks, Quill City Mall, Nestle Fitnesse, AXIS Physiotherapy, Urban Health and Running Malaysia.

Registration for AXA Hearts in Action Run 2017 is now open at Hurry and register today, the first 2,000 early birds will receive free name personalization on their running shirts!

For more information, visit our website or email . You can also follow AXA AFFIN Malaysia’s Facebook page for the latest updates.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Media Release: ASICS Relay Back For 2nd Year

Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2017 - In October 2017, the ASICS Relay will return to Kuala Lumpur, demonstrating ASICS’s commitment to running as a sport and its salute to team spirit. This time, the participants will get to experience the scenic views of Putrajaya, touted as the Malaysian capital’s City in a Garden.

Teams of four will begin running from the ceremonial Seri Gemilang Bridge, leading to the Heritage Square where the Putrajaya Convention Centre is situated. They will then run around Datarn Gemilang and pass the iconic buildings of the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia and the Tunki Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, which is commonly known as the Steel Mosque because of its unique stainless steel structure.

This year’s ASICS Relay will start in Jakarta, Indonesia (19 August), followed by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7 October); Singapore (4 November); and Bangkok, Thailand (2 December).

Three thousand teams across the four cities are expected to participate. The distinctive format of the ASICS Relay calls for a team of four to complete the full 42km or half 21km marathon. Each member has to run a quarter of the total distance. The format eschews the individual endurance required in a typical marathon, instead drawing on the motivational strength of teamwork and building camaraderie as each team completes the marathon in unity.

Spurring teams on will be cash prizes ranging from MYR1,500 to MYR5,450.

The overall fastest team in each of the Male, Female and Mixed categories to emerge at the end of the four-city ASICS Relay circuit will also win travel vouchers worth about MYR9,000.

ASICS recognizes the increasing popularity of running in Asia, and created the ASICS Relay to be a fun and bonding running experience for anyone interested in the sport, whether they are fitness explorers, adventure seekers, health enthusiasts or recreational participants.

“Introducing the ASICS Relay to more South-east Asian countries affirms our historical association with running. It is heartening to see participants from all walks of life, regulars and first-timers, complete the marathon. We look forward to welcoming this year’s runners,” said Kenji Oh, Asia Marketing Director of ASICS Asia Pte. Ltd. The ASICS Relay 2017 will take place at the following locations:

Jakarta: Alam Sutera Mall
Kuala Lumpur: Putrajaya
Singapore: Former Kallang Airport
Bangkok: To be announced

Early Bird registration is now open, and will end 10 August:

MYR280 for 21km Open Category
MYR320 for 42km Open Category

Normal registration starts from 11 August:

MYR320 for 21km Open Category
MYR360 for 42km Open Category


Stand a chance to win a complimentary team slot to the ASICS Relay Kuala Lumpur 2017 when you spend MYR430 and above in a single receipt.

Applicable only at ASICS Mid Valley Mall, ASICS 1 Utama and ASICS Pavilion KL. Validity period from 20 July to 22 August.


The first 50 registered runners to present their confirmation slip at ASICS Suria KLCC will each receive an ASICS shoebag. Validity period from 20 July to 7 October.

The first 100 teams to register for ASICS Relay Kuala Lumpur will each receive an ASICS Sling bag. Validity period from 29 September to 1 October (during race pack collection).

Facebook: @ASICSRelay 
Instagram: @ASICSRelay 
Official Hashtags: #ASICSRelay #ASICSRelayKualaLumpur

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Photo Recap: #RUNWITHME 10K @ Bandar Rimbayu

Runwithme - on my side and by my side. Not only the name of this run is quite similar to our blog name, Runwitme, the philosophy behind it is also about spirit of togetherness, with friends and family by our side as we ran. Last weekend, we joined more than 2,000 runners in the 10K #Runwithme Fun Run organised by IJM Land in Bandar Rimbayu.

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Held for the third time, the fun run was flagged off at 6.30am at The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu’s show gallery after a warm-up Zumba session and a hot fire dance performance.

The 10K run, dubbed the Aloha-thon was a Hawaiian-themed run took us into the Bandar Rimbayu residential area with is currently undergoing rapid development. The main focus of this run had shifted from speed, timing and competition to a more laid-back feel. Runners are encouraged to chilled out along the route.

The weather was cool that morning. Despite being cloudy, the sky presented a beautiful sunrise to those who were running in Bandar Rimbayu that morning! Lucky us!

The water stations were well-managed with plain drinking water and ice-cold Lucozade.

This has to be the most beautifully-decorated water station we have seen in our lives.

Since it was still Raya month, we spotted these four runners in their smart baju Melayu.

Runners were encouraged to take breaks from running to enjoy the juicy watermelon and banana in two fruit stations along the route.

Going bananas...

You can call this run anything but boring. The live percussion band gave the needed boost to our steps. Yay!

Each runner had to collect a ribbon at the 5km U-turn.

We were caught in a slight drizzle in the last 3km of the run. However, it did not dampen our spirit as we plodded back to the finish line.

A tropical fruit feast was waiting for us after the finish line where we helped ourselves to the fresh coconut water...

and a juicy array of tropical fruits.

Jackfruit, apples, longans, watermelon, rambutans and mangosteens. We hope they serve durian next year. Heheh!

The Hawaiian-themed photo walls and props provided the runners with plenty of post-race selfies and photo opportunities around the beautiful compound of The Arc.

Participants also had the chance to visit the Bandar Rimbayu's Livia Type A showroom and find out more about Livia Type B homes – which are now open for unit-selection, after the public’s overwhelming response to Livia Type A homes.

RM50 went a long way with #RUNWITHME. Apart from the gorgeous Hawaiian-inspired flower garland medal, every participant was presented with a branded PUMA t-shirt and a bag filled with awesome goodies like a pair of PUMA socks, Munchy's Oat Crunch samples, Sensodyne toothpaste, Scott's DHA Gummies and beauty samples from FACESHOP.

Besides giving positive vibes and the opportunity to run with new and old friends, Run With Me also gives the community a chance to embrace a healthy lifestyle, a philosophy Bandar Rimbayu shares with its property owners through various events. The next exciting event will be Bandar Rimbayu’s Raya Open House on 16 July, from 6pm to 9pm at The Arc. Visitors can look forward to enjoying scrumptious festive delicacies; watch a dance performance and a spectacular 12 minute firework display.

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