Sunday, January 13, 2013

Press Release: Multi-Purpose Insurans Run 2013

5,000 Runners kick-started the NEW YEAR at 7:00 a.m. at Padang Merbuk



Kuala Lumpur, 7 January 2013 - There was no better way to start the New Year with a “Healthy Lifestyle-Work Life Balance” resolution then to get up early and join the community run organized by Multi-Purpose Insurans (“MPIB”). MPIB is once again proud to be positioned as the pioneer general insurer in organising a community based public run in Malaysia for two years in a row.

Many arrived as early as 5:00 a.m. to do their warm up and majority of the runners joined the scheduled 15 minutes Aerobics warm up session before the big race. Some seasoned runners were clad in their “lucky” charms to “help” them win the Race and some other fashionista runners arrived in style in their signature costumes like Spiderman and Avatar. Either lady luck was on the Runners’ side or their perseverance and determination had seen them through the victorious achievement of securing the winners’ seats. This year, we are happy to have familiar as well as new faces claiming winners’ title. It was indeed an encouraging response from the community, seeing an increase of participation in the Run.



The 12 km Women categories were the 1st to be flagged off at 7:00 a.m. sharp followed by other categories of the Run. At 7.46a.m., we had the first runner crossing the finishing line and was crowned the champion for 5KM Men Open category. Apart from the serious running categories, there was also 3KM Fun Walk category for those who prefer breeze walking and many family members and friends of the Runners registered to join in the fun. Many of them came as supporters for the Runners and took the opportunity to have an early morning walk. Overall, the 10 categories’ Run was not only participated by the public, but also employees & business associates of MPIB and the main & co-sponsors of the Run.

Apart from staying healthy and fit as a New Year resolution, it was also a dream come true for John (one of our participants) as Cherry had nodded and said yes to his marriage proposal on that day. MPIB would like to congratulate both of them.



30 out of 5,000 participants are students from HELP University Institutions, Sunway University College and Tunku Abdul Rahman College whom are selected beneficiaries of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, New Balance, Sworke and MPIB sponsorship-entrance fees to MPIB Run 2013, Alliance Bank Debit Mastercard, Sworke consumer frames and New Balance running gears, attire & shoes.



100 top runners from the 10 categories walked away with prizes sponsored by New Balance (product vouchers), Sworke polarised sunglasses sponsored by PDS Safety
(M) Sdn. Bhd, Cartons of isotonic drinks contributed by H-Two-O and 10 Pilates Private Sessions & One month Pilates Unlimited Group Mat Classes (Only for champions of the categories).



Mr. Ong Kok San, the Chief Executive Office from MPIB said “We would like to thank all runners, main sponsors, co-sponsors. the Organizing Committee, Volunteers and all those involved in the Run for making the Run a success and congratulations to all winners from the ten categories. We look forward to their participation in the Multi-Purpose Insurans Run 2014 on 5 Jan 2014.

See you again on the 1st Sunday of 2014!”


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