Thursday, April 29, 2010

Run For A Cause - Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010

Fahrin Ahmad wants you to RUN AS ONE!

What? Official Announcement of "Run for a Cause"

Where? Opal Room, Mandarin Oriental, KL.

When? 29 April 2010, 10:30am.

As a charity-driven initiative by the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010 (SCKLM 2010), the ‘Run for a Cause’ segment of this much-awaited marathon had officially announced its 5 charity partners at an exclusive media event.

The event started with a video montage preview and followed by a speech from YB Dato' Seri Ibrahim Saad, Advisor to the SCKLM 2010 Organising Committee.

The five charity partners of SCKLM 2010 are....

The Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)

Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) represented by Marathon des Sables runner, Ralph Dixon.

National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) represented by Miss Malaysia/ world 2009, Miss Thanuja Ananthan.

Chidren's Environmental Heritage Foundation (YAWA) represented by Aishah Sinclair.

Standard Chartered Trust Fund (SCTF)

Back for a second year, the SCKLM 2010 is part of the Standard Chartered marathon series held in nine cities around the world, providing thousands of ordinary people and opportunity to be part of an extraordinary community-centric event.

SCKLM 2010 is set to become Malaysia’s premier sporting event, with a goal of building a healthier and happier Malaysia. Yay!

The 'Run for a Cause" initiative will see participants selecting one of the charity partners of SCKLM 2010, pledging to raise a minimum of RM500. Entry fee for the participant will be waived upon raising RM500.

The event saw many local celebrities attending in support of their charity of choice.

Here's a photo of Fahrin getting some running tips from Marathon des Sables runner, Ralph Dixon.

Zainal Abidin being interviewed by ESPN. Not sure if he is running the SCKLM but I am sure he will support it in anyway he can! :)

Raring to go! Amy Mastura, Atilia, Zainal Abidin and a very pregnant, Aishah Sinclair.

TV Host, Rina Omar and Happy singer Amy Mastura.

Meet Thanuja....One of the most beautiful girls in Malaysia. She won the Miss Malaysia/ World last year. This year she will be running for a cause, for National Cancer Society of Malaysia.

According to Thanuja, she will be putting on her running shoes in the memory of her aunt who had succumbed to cancer. (Insert applause here!)

Aishah Sinclair is looking radiant.

She won't be running with us in SCKLM because by then she will be 8 month pregnant! She promised that she will be at the start point though (as long as she haven't give birth by then).

Aishah said the money raised for YAWA will be used to plant trees! You do the running and they do the planting! Heheh!

This guy? No need intro anymore lah! He will be running 10K in SCKLM.

So girls....please join SCKLM 10K and get sweaty with Fahrin Ahmad, OK? :)

Zainal Abidin is showing us how to look taller in a photo standing by Miss Malaysia, Thanuja. The secret is to stand on a chair. LOL!

This is Rex, from Lite FM. He's an avid marathoner!

Where is Fahrin Ahmad running to?

Chicken Briyani and shish kebab buffet after the press conference! (Not your ordinary runner's diet. Heheh!)

I think they want us to eat more so that we could have more calories to burn in the SCKLM. Kidding! The briyani was absolutely delicious!

Wanna find out how much is the $$$$ goal for Run for A Cause?

The answer is in the video. Please click play.

ENJOY!

For more info about Standard Chartered KL Marathon and Run For A Cause, please click HERE.

Acknowledgement:

Thank you to my running buddy, Tey for helping me with the invite for this event. Also to Golazo (Mr. Rainer Biemans) and G2.

If you like this post, you might wanna check out last year's SCKLM treadmill challenge.


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