Thursday, January 24, 2013

Celebrunner: Ella, Imran Ajmain, Dato' Khadijah Ibrahim & Zainal Abidin @ PEKA Save Our Rainforest Race Press Conference

This time, we are going to feature not one, but four celerunners in one blog post. And they are all ready for the coming Save The Rainforest Race which will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at Chamang Waterfall in Bentong, Pahang.

We've got Malaysia's rock queen - Ella, legendary songstress Dato' Khadijah Ibrahim, soulful teddy bear Imran Ajmain and the greenest singer in Malaysia - Zainal Abidin doing their best running poses. :)

The four celebrities were present at the press conference held yesterday at Hard Rock cafe Kuala Lumpur. They were also joined by actress Sharifah Sofea and national sportsman and sportswomen - Zandra Aziela (bowling), Shaharudin Jamalidin (Karate-do)and Chai Fong Ying (Wushu).

Save Our Rainforest Race 2013 is organized by Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia also known as PEKA MALAYSIA to educate and to create awareness about nature, sound health and the preservation and sustenance of the environment.

Nature-loving participants must form groups of a minimum of 2 persons and register online at the PEKA Website with a fee of RM80 per person.

On race-day, event organiser opens booths for new registrations and pre-registered participants at 7.30 am. Upon registration, teams are given their ‘race packs’ which includes contestant numbers, sponsored t-shirts, a sapling tree and meal packs for breakfast and lunch.

Team’s jumpstart the half-day event at 8.30 am with a 5km hike up the hill equipped with their race packs. Participants will gain an up-close and personal experience with nature through jungle trekking along the “Save Our Rainforest” trail.

The competing nature lovers will also learn to understand and appreciate the natural environment better by finishing activities/tasks at 5 different challenge check-points located along the trail.

Arriving at the top of the hill, teams will then have to plant their sapling trees at allocated spots. After the ‘tree planting’, teams will have to race down the hill to the finish line. The first 20 teams to cross the finish line will be crowned top teams and awarded with prizes at the prize giving ceremony in the end.

Other local celebs who will be participating the Save Our Rainforest Race are Rina Omar, Sarimah Ibrahim, Daphne Iking, Dynas Mokhtar, Atilia, Julie Woon and Zamil Idris.

Wow! It is going to be a star-studded race! We certainly hope more celebs will come and support this green cause!

Participants get to plant tree saplings like these in the race. A target of 1,000 trees will be planted. How cool is that?

Check out what the celebrities got to say about their roles and participation in Save The Rainforest Race 2013.

To find out more about this race, check out our earlier blog about SORR2013 HERE.

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