Thursday, July 31, 2014

Press Release: Live Great Run excites runners with Superhero themed 3km Buddy Run


KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2014 - Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad (Great Eastern Life) officially launched Live Great Run 2014 and opened for registration recently at Menara Great Eastern. The run is scheduled to flag off at Menara MATRADE Kuala Lumpur at 7 a.m. on 9 November for the 12km Run, followed by the 3km Buddy Run and 3km Family Run at every 15 minutes interval.

Dato Koh Yaw Hui, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life shared during the launch, “We want to differentiate our running event from the rest by coming up with interesting categories such as the 3km Buddy Run and the 3km Family Run that will energise our participants. The 3km Buddy Run will see runners buddy up and run in their favourite “Superhero” costumes. We want to infuse the fun element into the run to make the whole event lively and send the message that running can be an enjoyable sport, more so if done together with your loved ones. The other new category, the 3km Family Run was created as an avenue for participants to spend meaningful time with their loved ones during a healthy activity. There are not many organised runs out there that offer both the “Fun” and “Family and Friends” elements in the same run. This is the uniqueness of our run and we believe it will create a memorable experience for each participant.”

Present at the launch were the run’s official sponsors OCBC Bank, Newton, 100 Plus, and True Fitness. Dato Koh launched the event by being the first to sign up for Live Great Run 2014, showing his support for one of the company’s largest event under its Live Great Programme. He was presented with a running bib by two staff dressed in Batman and Supergirl costumes to promote the new 3km Buddy Run, to the enthusiastic cheers from the audience.

“The Live Great Run was designed to inspire Malaysians to lead a healthy lifestyle by being physically and mentally fit, not just for themselves but also for their loved ones. It is the company’s ongoing resolve as a LIFE company, to encourage customers to take ownership of healthy living and supporting them through holistic initiatives such as this,” said Dato Koh.

The Live Great Run 2014 features a 12km distance for avid runners and a more relaxed 3km distance for leisure runners. Besides the 3km Buddy Run and 3km Family Run, there were also two new categories introduced this year; the 12km Men’s Open and Women’s Open (International). Dato Koh said, “We decided to establish the Men’s and Women’s Open international categories to create the distinction between the top male and female Malaysian and international runners and reward them individually for their outstanding performances.”

The Live Great Run 2014 aims to register 6,000 participants for both the 12km and 3km race distances. Registration was opened on 26 June and will end on 30 September 2014. Registration fee is RM40 per person for the individual 12km Run, RM50 per pair for the 3km Buddy Run and RM50 for a minimum of two persons for the 3km Family Run with an incremental RM20 for each additional family member up to a maximum of 8 members in a team.

Runners who register by 31 July will enjoy the early bird rate. Thereafter, the fee will increase by RM10 for each category. Great Eastern Life “Live Great” members and OCBC credit card members will enjoy early bird rates throughout the registration period. To be eligible for the run, runners must be 16 years old and above for the 12km individual and 3km Buddy Run categories and 7 years old and above for the 3km Family Run category, as at 31 December 2014.

In the months leading up to the Live Great Run, a series of running clinics will be held in August, September and October to guide runners on proper running techniques to achieve a fun and injury-free running experience.
Besides attractive cash prizes for the top winners in the six categories of the 12km Individual Run, the most creative Superhero pairs in the 3km Buddy Run will also win cash prizes. Families who turn up in creative headgears in the 3km Family Run can also win fun prizes.

This run is made possible with the participation of Great Eastern Life’s valued partners such as OCBC Bank, the Official Bank; Newton, the Official Apparel; 100 Plus, the Official Isotonic,True Fitness, the Official Fitness Partner as well as Anlene, BMS Organic, Boost Juice, BP HealthCare, Brands, Colgate, Nestle Fitnesse, Yakult and Yogood. The appointed race organiser is Hivelocity Events Sdn Bhd, a sports events management company with proven track records in organising international-standard runs.

Runners who are keen to register for the run can log on to Great Eastern Life Live Great Run official website at For further inquiries on the run, participants can drop an e-mail to or contact 03 7960 2325 (Monday to Friday, 10a.m. to 5p.m.)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Press Release: Energizer Night Race 2014: Race Kit Collection

The race kit collection of Energizer Night Race 2014 will be held on 2 & 3 August 2014, from 10.00am to 6.00pm at Wisma OCM in Kuala Lumpur. Wisma OCM is a short walk from the Star LRT and Monorail Hang Tuah station.

Runners who are unable collect their race kits may send a representative together with a copy of their IC / passport, and authorization letter which is to be presented at the counter. There will be NO race kit distribution on race day. If you require special arrangement, please send a request to by 28 July 2014 at latest.

Organized by Energizer Malaysia, together with race organizer, Twenty First Century Sports Sdn Bhd, collaboration partner Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), and sanctioning body Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Association (FTKLAA), the Energizer Night Race 2014 is Malaysia’s largest night race with 15,000 runners who will form a ‘River of Light’ at Dataran Merdeka on 9 August.

For more details visit or official Facebook page

Press Release: The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run 2014

World’s best face off at The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run

Chongqing, China, 24 July 2014 – The world's best vertical runners will be hitting the stairs of The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square on Saturday, 13 September 2014, where hundreds of participants have registered to conquer Chongqing’s tallest skyscraper.

Organised by Sporting Republic, The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run has been selected as Exhibition Race for the 2014 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s premier skyscraper racing circuit, uniting some of the world’s most iconic skyscraper races, including the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City. Contenders will line up at the starting line of The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square and dash up the 245 meters to the helipad finish line making it one of the highest races in Chongqing.

Heading the elite race is “the king of stair climbing” Thomas Dold of Germany. Dold is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City.

"The participation of such a high profile runner ensures that we are on track with our plans in growing the race into a premier running event not just in China but also internationally," said David Shin of event organisers Sporting Republic.

"It is the 1st time Chongqing has become part of the Vertical World Circuit. We are looking forward to celebrating that, and I am sure the elite field will put on a great show for everyone in Chongqing and show what top-end vertical running is all about.”

Runners will be flagged off in waves of between 10 to 15 people, commencing in the afternoon. Men and women of all fitness levels are encouraged to enter in what is to be expected as a fun and energetic event.

Registration closes on 22 August 2014 with a participation fee of RMB 100 per person.

Official Website:
Vertical World Circuit:
Thomas Dold:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Maze Challenge Asia @ Sepang, Malaysia

COMING SOON: Get ready for a great body & mind workout: through visual perception, coordination and critical thinking in this first event of its kind in the world!

What? The Maze Challenge Asia

When? 29 November 20-14 (Sunday) 6:00am

Where? Sepang, Malaysia

Mark your calendar now! More info at

To get the latest upcoming run/ walk event updates, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.

Larian Warga Emas MBPJ 2014 @ Taman MBPJ

What? Larian Warga Emas MBPJ 2014

When? 19 Oct 2014 (Sunday) 7:00AM

Where? Taman MBPJ, Ibu Pejabat MBPJ, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

How far? 7km

How much? RM6 for A: Men Sr Veteran (60 years & above) & C: Women Veteran (50 years & above)
RM15 for B: Men Jr Veteran (50-59 years); D: Men Open (18-49 years) & E: Women Open (18-49 years)

How to register? Download form HERE and HERE.

Submit form and fee to:
Bahagian Pembangunan Komuniti, Social & Belia, Jabatan Pembanguan Masyarakat,
Tingkat 7, Menara MPPJ, Jalan Tengah, 46200 Petaling Jaya

For further inquiries, contact:
Julie Wong 016-2284088 /
Puan Khairani 03-79560203 / 79560206

Friday, July 25, 2014

Press Release: Da Nang International Marathon 2014

Da Nang International Marathon 2014 powered by La Vie has officially become the 97th member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). The race is operated for the second time on 31st August 2014 at Da Nang city, expecting more than 4.500 international and local runners to join in.

Da Nang International Marathon (DNIM) is the first professional marathon conducted in Vietnam, with the course certified by IAAF - AIMS (International Association of Athletics Federations - Association of International Marathon and Distances Races) to international standards with official timing record. The race includes 3 distances: Marathon 42.195 km; Half Marathon 21.097 km and 5 km Fun Run.

Runners’ records will be measured by touch system, a chip is installed behind runner’s number. This record is recognized by international competitions and runners can use this record to participate in well-know and other competitions all over the world.

In 2013, the race received a strong response of 4.000 athletes from 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam and nearly 30 countries around the world. Harvesting from the success of the first Marathon season, this year, Da Nang International Marathon will be organized with larger range, more professional quality and level, promising to bring a strong, wide and deep integration for Vietnam’s sports. It would also be the first step for Vietnamese athletes to participate in international tournaments worldwide.

For the 2nd season, Da Nang International Marathon has officially become the 97th member of AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races). It will be listed in international marathon list of AIMS and be informed to every association’s members.

Not being just a race, DNIM is a great opportunity for all runners to experience the most beautiful and exotic beach city of Vietnam by running on a magnificent marathon course in South East Asia. Besides the race day, there are many activities such as tour package, sports expo and gala dinner for runners to enjoy and explore the city and other tourist destinations located nearby.

Organized by Da Nang People's Committee co-operated with World Marathon Tours and Pulse Active, through the competition, the Board of Organizers will raise fund from runners and their families and other participants to support for the Da Nang Cancer Hospital Fund.


Full Marathon: 110 USD
Half - Marathon: 90 USD
5K Fun Run: 30 USD

Register at
Or directly at:
• HCM City: Pulse Active, 8th floor, 47 - 51 Phung Khac Khoan, D.1
• Danang City: Indosun 201/4 Phan Châu Trinh.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Press Release: Energizer Malaysia announces EPIC Homes as partner for “Light Up the Dark” initiative

Kuala Lumpur, 22 July 2014 – Energizer Malaysia is pleased to announce EPIC Homes as its CSR partner of “Light Up the Dark” initiative for this year’s edition of the Energizer Night Race. EPIC Homes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable homes for the underprivileged communities. Under the partnership, Energizer Malaysia hopes to raise RM180,000 in funding and lighting support to build up homes for Orang Asli in rural Peninsular Malaysia.

“The Positivenergy created by runners and supporters of Energizer Malaysia enables us to create change that matters. The Energizer Night Race is not only a race to promote healthy lifestyle but to gather and empower runners in making a positive impact to the society that we live in - together we race for a brighter world, “said Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia and Singapore.

John-Son Oei, CEO of EPIC Homes, “EPIC Homes is honored to be part of the Malaysia’s largest night race and work with a passionate brand like Energizer - its Positivenergy philosophy is truly inspiring and infectious. With Energizer’s generous contributions and quality lighting products, together we literally are brightening lives to ‘Light Up the Dark’, a meaningful initiative that is closely related to what we have been doing for the underprivileged Orang Asli communities”.

Energizer Night Race 2014 which will flag off on August 9 at Dataran Merdeka is now the largest night race in Malaysia following the close of its registrations with 15,000 runners just three weeks after its launch.

To date, Energizer has collected RM100,000 from the participants’ registration fees and contributions made by its wholesalers and partners. 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. On top of sale proceeds, Energizer Malaysia will be supplying household lighting products to the Orang Asli for their everyday use.

Participants and supporters can support the initiative by contributing in cash or in kind – purchase and donate any Energizer battery pack and lighting product – at the Energizer Night Race 2014 race site. The EPIC team will be there to meet and greet visitors and cheer on the runners as they complete Malaysia’s largest night race. To date, the social enterprise has built 24 homes in Malaysia and targets to ensure that every Orang Asli has a safe home in 5 years.

The Energizer team will not only provide funding and products but will sweat it out and join in the construction.

“We are looking forward to building homes with the EPIC team after our night race and realizing the cause with a lucky supporter or contributor. Do stay tuned to our website and Facebook for upcoming news and information,” Foong added.

For latest updates, public can visit Energizer Malaysia official website at or Facebook page

Monday, July 21, 2014

Run For The Deaf 2014 @ Nu Sentral Mall, Brickfield

What? Run For The Deaf 2014

When? 28 September 2014 (Sunday) 6:30am

Where? Nu Sentral, Brickfield

Who? Organised by Malaysian Deaf Sports Association (MSDeaf)

Why? In conjunction of the International Deaf Day celebration and to create awareness toward the deaf communities in Malaysia. Also in support of Malaysia Deaf Sports and Pusat Majudiri Deaf Club YMCA, KL

How far? 10km & 5km

How much?

How to register? Register Online at Marathon Shop HERE or manually at CIMB Brickfields or Lafuma Yellowstone, 16 Jalan Telawi, 59100 Bangsar

Need more info? Click HERE.

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