OK. As we promised via Twitter this morning, here's the big announcement - Energizer Night Race is back! The launching ceremony was held at Banker's Club, Amoda Building this morning.
We had the privilege to be first people to see the official vest, hear from the big boss of Energizer and witness the launch of the spanking new website.
This year's official vest will be from Brooks.
How do you like it? (We think it's a bit HooHa! ;))
Mr. Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia (middle) announced that Twenty-First Century Sports Sdn. Bhd has been appointed as the race organiser.
For the race, Energizer will be partnering with the Malaysia District of Kiwanis, an international non-profit organisation by donating RM10 from every successful registration to benefit the children with disabilities and learning difficultiesas well as children development and learing programs by Kiwanis Malaysia.
Wow! That will amount to RM50,000, assuming the 5,000 target runners is hit.
The race will be held at the same venue as last year - The Sepang International Circuit on April 21. The race will have three categories - 42km, 15.5km and 5.5 km.
Energizer Malaysia is also planning to enhance the contributuion by raising another RM210,000 through the sales of Energizer battery packs from March to May this year. With every pack sold, 30 sen will be set aside for the contributuion to Kiwanis Malaysia.
In an added generosity, Energizer's key distributors and business partners have pledge an additional amounts that put the total charity contributuion at an impressive RM340,000!
Various sponsors. We notice Ovaltine is coming into the running scene. I wonder how a cup of ice cold Ovaltine gonna taste like after the race. Heheh!
Please let me warn you, for those who intend to run this event, please sign up NOW. The number of registration will be capped at 5,000 runners, half of last year's 10,000 runners to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all runners. Do sign up at http://energizernightrace.com.my/