Thursday, January 17, 2013

Press Release: Malakoff 17km & 7km Run @ Penang



MALAKOFF 17KM AND 7KM, PENANG RUN 2013 TARGETS A RECORD 2,500 PARTICIPANTS

Annual “Run with Family and Friends” Event Offers Prizes Worth Close To RM20,000

17 January 2013, Penang– Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) today has recently launched the Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013 which will be held on 17 March 2013 at Padang Kota Lama. The “Run with Family and Friends” race targets a participation of 2,500 athletes with attractive prizes worth close to RM 20,000 up for grabs in ten categories.

Organised for the sixth consecutive year, the Malakoff Penang Run 2013 is open for registration until 28 February 2013 or once the registration has reached the maximum limit of 2,500 participants. The Run is an annual commitment by Malakoff as part of the Company’s flagship CSR platform – the Malakoff Community Partnerships. The event is co-organised by Pacesetter Athletic Club and supported by the Penang State Government and the Penang State Sports Council.

Speaking at the launch, Yang Berhormat Puan Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, Chairman of Penang State Youth, and Sports and Women, Family and Community Development Committee said, “The Penang State Government is excited to collaborate with Malakoff Corporation Berhad once again to bring the Malakoff Penang Run for the sixth year in running. This reinforces our objective to promote a healthy lifestyle and a vibrant sporting scene in Penang.”

“We will continue to support community-based sporting initiatives such as the Malakoff Penang Run as part of our commitment to bring the people together for an enjoyable time in the midst of motivating healthy lifestyles,” she added.

The Malakoff Penang Run started with a modest beginning in 2008 with 450 runners. The Run has gradually grown and attracted a record participation of close to 1,500 athletes last year. In addition, the Race has also been gaining popularity among the expatriate community with athletes of various nationalities including from Austria, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Singapore, and the USA competing in the race.

Yusop Rashid, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations for Malakoff said, “Malakoff would like to thank the Penang State Government, Pacesetter Athletic Club, Polis Diraja Malaysia and the local authorities for their unwavering support in making the Malakoff Penang Run a successful event year after year, and we look forward to another exciting race this year.”

“We hope to see more participants joining the Run this year as the race offers ten categories to cater to participants of all of age group, gender and fitness level,” he added.

The Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013 is open in a total of ten categories. The 17km race is open in three categories each for both Men and Women : the Open category, the Veteran category and Senior Veteran. Prizes in the form of product vouchers and trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each category. As an added incentive, participants who complete the race within the qualifying time will walk away with a certificate with timing and goodie bag.

For the 7km Run, the race is open in four categories: Men’s Fun Run, Women’s Fun Run, Men’s Junior Fun and Women’s Junior Fun Run. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. To further encourage youngster to adopt running sports, the top five racers in the Junior Fun Run categories will be awarded with placing medals.

For further details of the Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013 please visit www.malakoffrun.com.my.


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