Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Get ready for SCORE Run 2017!



The conquerors are back! SCORE Run 2017 returns to the city, so get ready to take it to the limit and dominate the streets!

It’s man versus city. Kick off at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle – BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE and stop at nothing to conquer the urban jungle. Run under the shade of towering skyscrapers and world-class hotels and be in awe as the city comes alive.

With an expected 12,000 runners, SCORE RUN is set to be one of the best running events of the year.

What? Score Run 2017

Where? Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur

When? 9 April 2017 (Sunday) 5:30am

How far? 21, 12, 6K




Sign up now to also get your t-shirt with your personalised name on it! For more info on the run, you may log in to www.score.my

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Media Release: Cyberview Hosts 3rd Annual Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon



Cyberjaya, 15 January 2017 – Participants from all walks of life gathered in Cyberjaya this weekend to participate in the 3rd annual Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon, which covered routes spanning Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.

The marathon is one of the signature community events organised by Cyberview Sdn Bhd, the tech hub enabler tasked to elevate Cyberjaya into a Global Technology Hub.

“This year is significant for us because we have successfully signed up the highest number of participants in the three years of organising this marathon,” said Dato’ Faris Yahaya, Managing Director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

The marathon attracted 7,500 participants this year, highest in the three years since this event was introduced in 2014. The event garnered 4,500 sign-ups in 2014 and 5,000 pax in 2016.



“Our objective in running this event is to create a platform built on engagement and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among Cyberjaya’s different stakeholders and the community as a whole. And what better way to kick start 2017 than to remind the community to lead a well-balanced lifestyle,” added Dato’ Faris.

Dato’ Faris further added that the annual Twincity Marathon joins other similar events in the country throughout the year to promote, develop, and encourage running in the country.

“Cyberview focuses on putting in place an ecosystem for individuals, companies, and startups to thrive in our journey towards elevating Cyberjaya into a smart city. But we have to realise that the transformation into a smart city should also take into account its liveability factor. A city can be as digitally connected as it can be, but the well-being of the people is equally, if not more important,” elaborated Dato’ Faris.



According to Dato’ Faris, running is a community-driven sport that is able to unite people from different walks of life with the objective to get outdoors and just move.

“Running to me is fundamental to any sport. You place one foot in front of the other, and whether you’re running alone or with your friends, you are doing something for the benefit of your well-being. It’s literally a marathon today, but symbolically it also teaches us how the best things in life are achieved after a marathon, and not after a sprint,” said Dato’ Faris.

A cumulative amount of over RM21,000 are offered to winners in four different distances. The full marathon offers RM1,000 for the champions in all of its four categories, while the most popular distance is the half marathon with almost 2,400 pax running. The Twincity Marathon also offers beginners and fun runners the 12km and 5km distances.



Among the main sponsors for this year’s Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon are Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd, Prestariang and Disitu Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Media Release: Getting Healthier Together at MPI Generali Run 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 8 January 2017 – Princes and princesses were sighted at Padang Merbok yesterday but instead of running late for a ball, they were running to get healthier together at MPI Generali Run 2017.

The sixth annual community run of MPI Generali Insurans Berhad features a 5km fun category in which participants got to dress up as Prince and Princess to race while keeping fit at the same time. Family members and friends who prefer a more relaxing exercise opted for the 3km Fun Walk.
The Run’s 10km category catered to the more competitive runners. In total, the Run attracted over 4,300 runners.

With participants from all walks of life, the Run treated them to a carnival at Padang Merbok Car Park where they were entertained by balloon sculptors, bubble performances and cosplayers ready for wefie opportunities.



Booths of sponsors and partners were also set up offering great deals like special discounts and post-run massage. Snack stalls offering tidbits like popcorn and cotton candy completed the family day atmosphere.

Before the prize-giving ceremony, participants took up the emcee’s cue to remain motionless for a Mannequin Challenge video.
Participants also got the chance to be eco-friendly and do a kind deed by donating their pre-loved sports shoes and tees to Project Good Deeds. Seeking to reduce the impact of solid waste on the environment, the CSR initiative successfully collected 177 pairs of sports shoes and 950 tees for the Orang Asli community.



The Run returned to its mainstay Padang Merbok as the routes remain a popular favourite among both amateur and seasoned runners. Project Leader Jayne Liew remarked: “All these years, MPI Generali Run has been associated with the hilly challenge and scenic city view of Padang Merbok. We have not settled on the location for our next MPI Generali Run. All I can assure you is we will strive to live up to our established reputation as a well-organised and fun-filled Run.”

The next MPI Generali Run is slated to happen on 13 January 2018. MPI Generali will continue introducing new concepts to the Run so that community members can better enjoy starting the year on a healthy footing.

The Run Organiser takes this opportunity to congratulate all the Race finishers especially the Champions of the four categories: James Karanja (10km Men’s Open), Vadiveelu Arumugam (10km Men’s Veteran), Manissha Arokiasamy (10km Women’s Open) and Yuan Yu Fang (10km Women’s Veteran).



The Organiser would also like to thank all the sponsors and partners, MPI Generali employees, business associates, volunteers, corporate supporters and all runners for taking part.



Saturday, January 07, 2017

Media Release: Ethiopians Dominate the 15th Xiamen International Marathon



Xiamen, China, 4 January 2017 - The first IAAF Gold Label Road Race of 2017, the Xiamen International Marathon, started promptly at 08:00 on Monday 2nd January and was dominated by Ethiopian athletes in both the men’s and women’s elite events.

In the men’s race, winner Lemi Berhanu took the lead from the start and never looked threatened, coming through to win in a time of 2:08:27. Although outside of his personal best (2:04:33), the 22-year-old was happy with the result, having already commented in the press conference that the “the course is very hard with a lot of rises and falls, and the weather is very hot”.

Fellow Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew impressed with his marathon debut, taking second place with a time of 2:10:20, beating countryman and last year’s runner-up, Shura Kitata, who came home in third place with a time of 2:10:36.



The Ethiopian women also prevailed with a comfortable top-three finish. Winner Meseret Mengistu completed the course in 2:25:58 to sink compatriot Workenesh Edesa’s hopes of retaining her 2016 title.

Edesa had set a personal best to win last year’s edition, but was unable to repeat that this year and clocked 2:26:27 to take second place. Melkam Gizaw took third place in 2:26:47.

“I am happy to be the champion,” said Mengistu, “but it’s a pity that I didn’t break my personal record. The day is hot and the slopes in the return course were hard.”

Up to 30,000 runners from 31 different countries took part this year, buoyed by the vociferous support of numerous spectators along the route – something that has become a feature of the Xiamen race. They were rewarded with a race set, for the first time, almost in its entirety along the unspoilt coastline of the garden city of Xiamen, further enhancing what is already justifiably reputed to be one of the most beautiful road courses in the world.

“It was a great race. Everyone was so nice on the course with great scenery and the best race support I have ever seen. Thanks for putting on an exceptional event.” Wrote by this year’s Eric Corbett in facebook.

In another, this year’s marathon both started and finished at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, the site of the first China Marathon Expo, which ran from 30th December until 1st January. Also marking the race’s 15th anniversary, activities this year included the Honour 15th Celebration, the Green Run and a Marathon Photography Contest.

For more info about Xiamen International Marathon, please visit www.facebook.com/xiamenmarathon

Friday, January 06, 2017

Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run Invites You to Embrace A Healthy Lifestyle While Contributing to A Noble Cause



Kuala Lumpur, 22 December 2016 – Malaysians from all-walks-of-life will have the opportunity to kickstart their 2017 on a healthy note while performing a good deed by participating in the inaugural Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run.

The unique running event, which was inspired by the “New Year’s Resolution” tradition, will be held on Sunday, 22 January 2017, within the idyllic neighbourhood of Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run is expected to draw a total of 2,000 participants to the 12km Competitive Run and 5km Fun Run. Registration is currently open and will close on 1 January 2017. Proceeds from the registration fees will be channelled to Sun Life Malaysia’s charity partners, namely Diabetes Malaysia and HOPE Worldwide Malaysia.



“Globally, Sun Life is committed to the awareness and prevention of diabetes by promoting healthy living. In Malaysia, Sun Life Malaysia has been in partnership with Diabetes Malaysia and HOPE Worldwide Malaysia through financial sponsorship for diabetic patients and health programmes for the underprivileged community since 2014,” said Mr. Ooi Say Teng, Chief Executive Officer / Country Head of Sun Life Malaysia.

“True to our tagline ‘Life’s brighter under the Sun’, Sun Life Malaysia continues to champion the importance of embracing a healthy lifestyle. Running is not only a good form of exercise but has also been proven to keep diseases like diabetes at bay,” he added.

Citing the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015, Ooi said that diabetes is a grave concern in Malaysia as the country has about 3.5 million or 17.5% of its citizens aged 18 years and above that suffer from the disease. “The Shine Resolution Run is a natural progression of our commitment to help Malaysians combat the rise of this disease through knowledge and a positive change in lifestyle.”

RM10 of every complete race entry fee collected will be donated to Diabetes Malaysia and HOPE Worldwide Malaysia and to make it even more meaningful, Sun Life Malaysia will match ringgit-to-ringgit the amount collected to boost up the funds for their noble programmes.



Each participant will be entitled to an event T-shirt, goodie bag, race bib with timing (for 12km runners), race bib without timing (for 5km runners) and a finisher medal. Information on the race pack collection will be emailed to the participants via their registered email address.

For more details of the event, please visit http://bit.ly/ShineResolutionRun. You may also contact 03-8074 9209 or email your enquiry to info@ecpixels.com

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Media Release: 2,600 Runners Sacrificed Sleep to Run the Night at the First Edition of OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang 2016



Pulau Pinang, 18 Dec 2016 – THE 1st edition of OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang proved to be a stepping stone for Singapore’s iconic home-grown night run as it ventures overseas into Penang. The event attracted more than 2,600 runners.

Penang hosted over 500 international runners from countries such as Singapore, Kenya, China, Indonesia and the Philippines while providing the perfect platform for Penang’s running community to run together. The theme, “Sleep Can Wait” challenged runners to sacrifice sleep and run through the night while enjoying the beautiful night skyline of Penang.



At 12.01am, 12.05am and 12.10am, runners for the 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run race categories were flagged off respectively. Runners who wanted to finish the race at a specific time had the help of pacers who were easily identified by the helium balloons showing the targeted finishing time.

Supporters and finishers of the run were treated to exciting activities in the Race Village, such as band performances by Shades of Dreams and overnight movie screenings of blockbuster favourites such as Transformers: Age of Extinction.

“We are extremely pleased with how OSIM Sundown Marathon Singapore has evolved to become one of the signature sporting events in the regional running scene. We have been planning for regional expansion for several years now, and we are glad to be able to organize a successful race today in Penang for Malaysia. It is a stepping stone for us and we will only get bigger and better in years to come,” said Adrian Mok, Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd, the organiser of OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang.



John Cheong, Sales Director of OSIM, flagged off the various race categories. He said, “We’re really happy to see how the runners enjoyed themselves through the night. The spirit of the marathoner resonates with OSIM because we believe in challenging your spirit to do your best. Not only have these runners completed the challenge to sacrifice sleep, run through the night, and beat the sunrise, they also embodied strength, courage and passion. For those who took on the 5km Fun Run for the first time, we believe that this is merely the start of a healthy lifelong journey ahead of them. Our aim is to inspire well-being to everyone from all walks of life and we also wish to contribute to Malaysia’s running scene in every possible way.”

The best Malaysian timing for Men’s Half Marathon category was Ow Yong Jin Kuang, who crossed the finishing line with a timing of 01:22:27, and came in fourth behind African runners Kiptoo Joackim Kemboi (3rd), Biwott Justus Kipruto (2nd) and Njoki Charles Munyua (1st).

“This race is very different from the usual ones that are carried out in Penang. The race village is filled with exciting activities, it was so easy to go about in the race village where everything was organised and made easy for the participants as well as supporters. It was an enjoyable run, and I will definitely be joining Sundown Marathon Penang again,” said Ow Yong Jin Kuang.



Meanwhile, Yee Pei Ni had the best Malaysian timing for Women’s Half Marathon category, with a finishing time of 01:40:23, coming in second behind Towett Cynthia Chelangat.

“It was an exhilarating experience to be in this race, the race route made it easy to be able to keep up with my usual pace. The race village makes you feel like it is the place to be, they made sure everyone was well taken care of. There was a Zumba workout to help participants warm up for the race, and band performances that kept everyone pumped up. It was really exciting to be part of the first OSIM Sundown Marathon in Penang,” said Yee Pei Ni.

For more information, log on to www.sundownmarathon.com

Friday, December 30, 2016

Giveaway: ELOISE Premiere Screening Tickets @ GSC Midvalley Megamall KL



FROM THE PRODUCERS OF THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE & THE RITE.

A story shot and inspired by one of the most haunted places in the US, THE ELOISE INSANE ASYLUM.

Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.



Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Robert Legato
Casts: Eliza Dushku, Robert Patrick, Chace Crawford
Release date: 5 Jan 2017



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



ELOISE Special Preview Screening
Date: 3 Jan 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: GSC Mid Valley
Time: 9.00pm

** Movie Rated 18 **



How to win?
1) Watch the trailer above

2) State TRUE or FALSE: The movie is set in an insane asylum.

3) Email your answer to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject ELOISE (include your Full name/ IC number and phone number)

Ten (10) will be picked randomly after the closing date 02 January 2017 12:00 pm. So hurry! Each winner will receive two passes to watch ELOISE on the specified date and time. Winners will be contacted via email. So keep your inbox clear.

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