Friday, March 29, 2013
Missed out the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 registration? Fret not! The kind people at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia are opening 300 slots for lucky runners who turn up for the LAST DASH TO RUN event this Saturday.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!
To participate, click HERE.
P/S: There will be some famous VIPs joining you guys at the dash. We know who they are but we can't tell you because the PR agency gonna kill us if we do. Heheh! But we promise you, they are legends! ;)
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
What? The Milo Malaysia Breakfast Run 2013
When? Updated: May 19 (Sunday) 7:00am
Where? Universiti Putra Malaysia
Who? Organised by Nestle Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
How far? 7km & 3km (Family)
How much? RM20 & RM30 (Family)!
How to participate? http://www.milo.com.my/ REGISTRATION STARTS 1 APRIL
Runwitme Says: Runner entitlement - running vest, voucher, goodie bag, timing chip, medal & E-Certificate. The Milo Breakfast Run is one of Milo's initiatives to support participants who want to live a healthy lifestyle. Milo will give away 20,000 free breakfast packs. Milo will lead a record-breaking attempt in the Guinness World Book of Records with the "most chocolate malt beverages consumed in a single breakfast sitting". (Insert raised eyebrows here)
Updated: The date event date was postponed from 5 May to 19 May because of 5 May is our Election Day.
Source of photo: NST
All You Need, Nothing More
Kuala Lumpur, 21st March 2013 – adidas revealed the new adiZero Primeknit, its first one-piece upper Performance running shoe, using a new seamless engineering technology, first featured on the adidas athletes competing in the London Olympic Games.
Using the latest design tools with a new seamless engineering technology, adidas has created a first-of-its-kind running shoe. While traditional sports shoes are constructed from several different pieces, this breakthrough method digitally knits the entire upper in just one. Knitting fused yarn fine-tunes the exact amount of flexibility and support needed in every part of the shoe. There is no lining or reinforcements – the strength comes from the fused yarn, digitally-knitted in distinct grid patterns to provide ventilation.
This all means lightweight comfort that wraps seamlessly around your foot, whilst fewer materials produce less waste. James Carnes, Head of Design for Sport Performance at adidas, said, “We are constantly innovating to bring superior performance products to the greatest athletes in the world. In designing the adizero Primeknit, our goal was to completely rethink how footwear is engineered, with a keen eye on sustainable construction. This revolutionary design will forever change the way we engineer shoes, combining both premium innovation and maximum performance benefits.”
Carnes continued, “Three years in the making, the adizero Primeknit harnesses groundbreaking technology we’ve perfected to introduce here in London at the Olympic Games. The Olympics are the biggest stage in the world for sports innovation for the best athletes and we’re proud to be front and center to debut this incredible technology in the market.”
The new adiZero Primeknit retails at RM599 and is now available only at the adidas Sports Perfomance Concept Stores Suria KLCC (Level 3) while stocks last.
For more information on adidas Running, please visit www.adidas.com/running, our social media newsroom www.news.adidas.com.
Check out the adiZero Primeknit video below.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
What? Larian Tanggathon Batu Caves (Batu Caves Climbathon Run 2013
When? 1 May 2013 (Wednesday/ Labour Day), 7:30am
Where? Sri Subramania Temple, Batu Caves.
Organised by? FTKLAA & Selangor AAA
How far? 7KM + 272 steps up Batu Caves
How much? RM30
How to register? Download form HERE.
Runwitme Says: This race should be exciting for those who wanna add a little curry spice to the usual 7km on the road run. You get to climb up the steep stairs of an Hindu temple in the limestone caves. Closing date is 25th April 2013 (Thursday) or upon reaching 3000 participants (whichever comes first).
Batu Caves is famous for the Thaipusam festival. Read about our post on Thaipusam at Batu Caves HERE.
UPDATE: THE RACE IS POSTPONED TO 7 JULY 2013 DUE TO ELECTION. Read the official notice HERE.
2nd UPDATE: New date is set at 16 JUNE 2013 due to public appeal.
TURNING 15 HAS NEVER FELT THIS GOOD!
If we have to choose between engaging ourselves with a physical activity and going straight home for dinner and lie on the couch to watch our favourite shows after work, undoubtedly we would opt for the latter wouldn’t we? It is this kind of lifestyle that has inherently been instilled in most Malaysians that ntv7 is trying to break. According to statistics released by the National Health and Morbidity Surveys, in 2011 alone, 15.1% of Malaysians aged 18 and above were suffering from obesity. To date, a staggering 75% of Malaysians do not include any exercise in their daily routine. Which is why as part of the station’s effort in giving back to the community, ntv7 is hopeful that its annual charity fun run can help change this unhealthy habit.
To commemorate the station’s big 15th year anniversary, the Feel Good Run this year will be more exciting than ever. This year, ntv7 has decided to keep its previous year’s slogan, ‘Do Good Feel Good’ as the station feels that the act of benevolence goes a long way and until that mission is accomplished with maximum satisfaction, the slogan remains a motivation factor for them to share the love.
“We want our viewers to feel good literally, and connect with our shows and events. Event tie-ins such as the Feel Good Run, is a good platform to engage with our viewers while providing them a means to do good to the rest of the community as well,” says the Group General Manager of ntv7 & 8TV, Airin Zainul.Feel Good Run 2013 will be held on 7 July, from 6.00am until 10.30am. The starting point will be at Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama, while the finishing line is at Central Park, One Utama. A variety of activities will be carried out at Central Park where runners and their families are encouraged to join in the fun.
“As this is our 15th year anniversary, we want to celebrate it with a bang. What better way to do that than to give back to the community, have our viewers engage with us while encouraging them to do a good deed, and shout about the refreshed direction that we’re headed to all through one event,” Airin adds.
“Starting this year, we are going to focus on our program contents to ensure that they cater to the modern urban progressive adults (MUPAs) with an urban mindset and taste,” she explains further.
In-conjunction with the channel’s 15th anniversary, the committee has decided on a special “15KM category” this year, while giving a chance for runners to take on a longer distance route than its previous years. Runners are allowed to pick their preferred category. They are;
1) 15KM Feel Good RunViewers or members of the public who wish to register for the run may do so from 1 April until 31 May 2013 or upon reaching 5,000 runners, whichever comes first. They may do it online by logging onto www.ntv7.com.my/feelgoodrun, or alternatively they may register manually at Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTAAA) and at the Twenty First Century Sports (M) Sdn Bhd. The fee for 15KM run is RM35, for 7KM is also RM35 and RM15 for 2.3KM.
For age 16 and above
2) 7KM Feel Good Run
For age 13 and above
3) 2.3KM Bananana! Run
For age 7 – 12 only
This year, Feel Good Run will be introducing the convenience of “bulk registration” for runners who wish to register in a group with a maximum of 10 individuals for the 15KM or 7KM categories. The public can also email in their queries to “Hooha! Asia” at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register.
There is also an exclusive corporate package that is established to encourage corporations to participate in the Feel Good Run event, and nominate their staff to run in a team. The minimum fee for a team with maximum of 15 runners is RM1,000. Interested companies can email in their queries to email@example.com.
A runner’s Running Kit will be provided to all, comprising a running t-shirt, a message bib and a runner’s guide. Runners who complete their run will also be given a finisher memento and participation certificate at the end of the run.
Meanwhile, the station will dedicate the whole month of May for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives with numerous visitations and other beneficial activities will be conducted with our beneficiaries. The beneficiaries for this year’s Feel Good Run are; Hospis Malaysia, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Tengku Budriah and SPCA. All proceeds from the run, including the corporate package, will be channeled to the four beneficiaries.
Last year, the event managed to raise a total of RM142,800 with over 5,000 registered runners and a celebrity participation of more than 80, making it the largest run held in Bandar Utama. The full list of participating celebrities this year will be revealed at a later date. Runners who prefer to run in costumes are more than welcomed, just like its previous years.
For more information on Feel Good Run 2013, log onto www.ntv7.com.my/feelgoodrun or follow the ntv7 Facebook (www.facebook.com/ntv7.feelgood) and Twitter (ntv7). The Twitter community nationwide is welcomed to use two special hashtags initiated by ntv7 – #ntv7fgr and #dogoodfeelgood – in all their messages which discuss about the Feel Good Run.
Please check out of Facebook page for more photos from the launch -> HERE.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
What? Mizuno Wave Run 2013
When? 9 June 2013 (Sunday); 6.30am
Where? Dataran Putrajaya Presint 3, Putrajaya.
Who? Organised by World of Sports & Pacesetters
How far? 16km & 7km
How much? RM50 & RM45
How to register? Online at http://www.myraceonline.com/.
LIKE World of Sport Facebook page HERE.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
You will be greeted by a running proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at the finish line. Heheh!
How's your training so far? 5 May is approaching fast. ;)
Updates: After clarification from the organiser, the actual 42km medal will be the one with inner blue and outer yellow.
We received feedback that the medal is very similar to Boston Marathon finisher medal. What do you think?
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
What? The Kuantan Run 2013
When? 12 May 2013 (Sunday), 6 am
Where? Teluk Chempedak, Kuantan, Pahang
Who? Organised by The Dusty Monkeys
How far? 13km
How much? RM40
How to register? Click HERE or Like HERE.
Runwitme Says: Starts and ends at the most popular beach in Kuantan. Finisher medal and certificate. Registration opens now!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
MALAKOFF PENANG RUN 2013 ATTRACTS RECORD 2,500 PARTICIPANTS
Racers Blaze Through Penang’s Heritage Trail For Attractive Prizes
17 March 2013, Padang Kota Lama, Penang– Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) successfully organized its “Run with Family and Friends” Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013 (Malakoff Penang Run) attracting a record 2,500 athletes, witnessed by cheering supporters as runners revelled in the sheer thrill of finishing the event with a chance of grabbing attractive product vouchers worth a total of RM18,000.
Sponsored by Malakoff for the sixth consecutive year, the Malakoff Penang Run is an annual initiative under the Company’s flagship CSR platform – the Malakoff Community Partnerships. The “Run with Family and Friends” challenge is organised by Pacesetters Athletic Club while being supported by the Penang State Government, the Penang State Sports Council, the Penang Island Municipal Council and the Department of Environment Malaysia.
Flagging off the race, 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 proud to be part of the iconic Malakoff Penang Run as it is in line with our commitment to foster unity and promote healthier lifestyles amongst all Malaysian citizens, young and old.”
“We hope to roll out more exciting sporting initiatives to add to the vibrant sporting scene in Penang, with the continued support by private corporations such as Malakoff and the local community,” she added.
Malakoff Penang Run 2013 saw Ruburn Kummar racing through the finish line first in 57 minutes 37 seconds and won the Men’s Open 17km category. Meanwhile, Tan Zijill clocked in at 1 hour 21 minutes 20 seconds to finish first in the Women’s Open category. Baskaran A/L Kuppusam and Ng Sun Nee were crowned winners in the Men’s and Women’s Veteran’s category along with Khor Ngee Leong and Tan Chin Fong in the Men’s and Women’s Senior Veteran’s category respectively.
In the shorter 7km Fun Run categories, youngsters Lee Wen Jun and Balzer Thizbe Page from Canada, emerged victoriously in the Men’s and Women’s Junior in 7km Fun Run taking home placing medals for their efforts.
As a testimony of its popularity, the Malakoff Penang Run attracted participants from all over Malaysia as well as the expatriate community from 21 countries including Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Speaking about the event, Zainal Abidin Jalil, the Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff said, “I am proud that the Malakoff Penang Run has grown from small beginnings to be one of most anticipated events in the Northern Region. Malakoff is very pleased with the overwhelming turnout from the people of Penang and wider afield, and shall remain committed to the Malakoff Penang Run in the years to come.”
He also indicated that the Run was a success owing to the support by the various parties involved. He added, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Penang State Government as well as the various local agencies involved for their cooperation.”
The number of participants in the Malakoff Penang Run continued to soar since the inaugural race in 2008. The event started with a modest beginning in 2008 with 450 runners and has gradually grown and attracted close to 1,500 athletes in 2012. In 2013, the number almost doubled to a record 2,500 participants.
Ng Sun Nee, 40, who maintained a blistering pace to win the 17km Women’s Veteran category for four consecutive years said, “Joining the Malakoff Penang Run has been an annual ritual for the last five years and like the previous editions, it was a great race! The weather was pleasant and so was the atmosphere. I am glad that my family and friends are here to participate as well as to boost my morale and competitive spirit.”
Commenting on her target for the next Malakoff Penang Run, she said “I will definitely continue to train myself in order to outperform my current record and defend my title again next year.”
First time participant, Syamil Aiman, 14, who finished second in the Junior Fun Run Category, remarked, “I was anxious and eager at the same time to be running alongside with the experienced runners. However, I am excited to be able to outpace them and finish top five. It shows that everything is possible as long as we keep our focus on the goal.”
Apart from the Malakoff Penang Run, the Company will also be championing other sporting events in Malaysia this year such as the Malakoff Duathlon University Series, Malakoff Kuala Lumpur Run, Malakoff Powerman Asian Duathlon Championships and Malakoff Interstate Fellowship Ride.
(Above)The top five winners of the 17km Men's Open. They received product vouchers worth a total of RM3,000 and a finisher's medal each.
(Above) Women in the Veteren Category during the prize giving ceremony. Defending champion, Ng Sun Nee once again clinched her title for the fourth consecutive year
(Above) The top five finishers from the 7km Men's Junior Categories
For full results and photos of Malakoff 17km and 7km, Penang Run 2013, please visit www.malakoffrun.com.my. You may also visit www.facebook.com/Malakoff.MCP to learn more about Malakoff’s other sporting initiatives.
Friday, March 15, 2013
What? The Mines Charity Run 2013
When? 2 June 2013 (Sunday) 7.30am
Where? The Mines Shopping Mall [Next to MIECC]
Who? Organised by The Mines Shopping Mall
Why? To help Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Cornerstone Selangor
How far? 5km
How much? RM35.00 for all categories.
How to register? Register & Pay at Information Counter, Level 3, The Mines; or via www.myraceonline.com
Runwitme says: Closing date is 6 May 2013 or 1,000 participant whichever is earlier. Note: *NO fee refund for participants who do not eventually take part in the event for whatever reason. *Transfer of race entries to another party is STRICTLY prohibited. Each runners are entitled to personalized bib, finisher medal, certificate, goodie bag & light breakfast.
For more info, check out http://www.the-mines.com.my
What? Jom Ceria Bersama PM @ Putrajaya
When? 24 March 2013 (Sunday); 6.00am
Where? Dataran Putrajaya, Precint 3, Putrajaya.
How much? FREE!!!!
How to register?
1. Twenty First Century Sports (M) Sdn Bhd – No. 51, Jalan ss18/6, Subang Jaya, 47500, Selangor. (9am-6pm, Monday-Friday) (9am-2pm, Saturday)
2. Perbadanan Putrajaya (10am-6pm, Monday-Friday)
3. Alamanda Shopping Centre (10am-10pm, every day until 22nd March)
Jom Ceria Bersama PM @ Putrajaya is a combination of ‘Langkah Ceria’ and ‘Kayuhan Ceria’. Langkah Ceria is a fun walk event, and Kayuhan Ceria is a fun cycling event.
Langkah Ceria 5KM
Kayuhan Ceria 12.5KM
Runwitme says: Expect
p/s. We wonder if wifey, Rosmah is tagging along.