Petaling Jaya, 8th July: It may be just the second time Feel Good Run is taking place, but the charity fun run has achieved abundant success this year with a total of RM142,800 raised for its beneficiaries and a participation of over 80 celebrities. Adding on to the list of achievement, Feel Good Run 2012 held at Sri Pentas and Central Park, Bandar Utama today, have broken last year’s record by achieving its targeted number of 5,000 participants within only four weeks.
The fun run kicked off at 7 a.m. today with a warm-up session conducted by “Love On Wheels”, a healthcare service provider. The 7km category was flagged off by Dato’ Amrin Awaluddin, Group Managing Director, Media Prima Berhad at 7.30 a.m., followed by the 3km category at 7.45 a.m., flagged off by En. Ahmad Izham Omar, COO TV Networks & CEO Primeworks Studios, Media Prima Berhad, while the 700m Kids Run at 8 a.m. was flagged off by Airin. The finish point for all categories in the run, except Kids Run, was at Central Park, One Utama.
Group General Manager of ntv7 & 8TV, Airin Zainul said, “Although Feel Good Run is only into its second year, the success it achieved is immense and we are proud to be spearheading this meaningful initiative. We are grateful to the trust given to us by our main sponsor, Whiskas and Pedigree, who have put to actions their care and responsibilities towards the public through this charity fun run.”
“We hope that the Feel Good Run will be a significant event to encourage Malaysians to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, and more importantly, to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We also look forward to many more years of this meaningful charity event,” Airin added.
The Organising Committee has also come out with a tagline this year – Do Good, Feel Good! – created to inspire the public to have a big heart for those in need, which not only include humans, but also animals with proceeds from the registration fees as well as corporate donations to be channeled equally to four participating beneficiaries – Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation, The Pure Life Society, PAWS Animal Welfare Society Malaysia, and Yayasan Chow Kit. Each beneficiary will be receiving a total of RM35,700 from the total fund.
Deemed as the nation’s most prestigious celebrity running event, Feel Good Run 2012 brings together a whole host of beloved entertainment and media personalities, which include – Naz Rahman, Daphne Iking, Joanne de Rozario, Aidid Marcello, Adam Zain, Megan Tan, Leslie Chai, Debbie Goh, William San, Charles Mohan and Jasmine Abu Bakar.
This mass fun run, which is said to be the largest run held in Bandar Utama, is organised in conjunction with ntv7’s 14th anniversary and aims to spread joy among friends and family while having fun and getting healthy. The Home of Feel Good also celebrated its 14 Feel Good years with all its visitors at Central Park today.
Participants and visitors were also entertained with booth activities from the main sponsor (Whiskas and Pedigree), official sports attire (Brooks), official magazine (Health Today) as well as the four beneficiaries. There were also free burgers and coffee sponsored by Burger King and San Francisco Coffee after the run at Central Park.
For more information, log on to ntv7 Feel Good Run official website at www.ntv7.com.my/feelgoodrun.
Source: Press release by ntv7. Photos by yours truly. :)