Saturday, August 31, 2013
What? MRC Charity Race 2013
When? 23 November 2013 (Sunday) 7.00am
Where? Malaysia Multimedia University Melaka (MMU), President Square, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, 75450 Bukit Beruang, Melaka.
Who? Organized by Malaysian Red Crescent Society of Multimedia University, Melaka Campus
How far? 10, 7, 5km
How to register? Click http://mrccharityrace.webs.com/
Friday, August 30, 2013
To: All Runners
Due to unavoidable circumstances, we regret to announce that the CICM Responsible Care Run 2013 which was scheduled on September 15, 2013 (Sunday) will be POSTPONED to DECEMBER 1, 2013 (SUNDAY). The time and venue remains unchanged and details of the run are as follows:
Date : December 1, 2013 (Sunday)
Time : 6.15 a.m.
Venue : Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3, Putrajaya.
For registered runners, the collection of race kits will commence on November 23-24, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday) from 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. at the Pacers Sport Enterprise office at No.7A, Jalan Mohd Tahir 8, Taman Sri Mewah 4, off Sungai Jati, 41200 Klang, Selangor. For runners who are unable to collect their race kits on the aforementioned dates, a collection booth will be set up on the day of the run (December 1, 2013) from 5.00-6.00 a.m., to enable runners to collect their race kits.
Participants are advised to visit the Pacers Sport’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/pacerssport for updates on the run.
For those who have yet to register for the run, the closing date for registration has been extended to October 8, 2013 (Tuesday) (or based on the first 2500 entries). Registration could be done using the registration form (available from Pacers Sport Facebook Page) and also online registration (which is subjected to a small processing fee) at www.themarathonshop.com.my.
Should you have further queries, please contact the event organiser – Pacers Sport Enterprise (S.P.Wong 012-3101379 / S.H.Teh 017-3024882 / Julie Wong 016-2284088 / L.A. Tee 019-2088813)
Thank you and we look forward to your support and participation.
Chan Pek Wan
What? Skyhawk Nature Run Melaka 2014
When? 12 Jan 2014 (Sunday) 6:30am
Where? Jalan Tasik, Ayer Keroh, Melaka
How far? 21km
How much? RM50 by 31 Oct 2013, thereafter RM60
How to register? Sign up now at www.myraceonline.com
Get more updates about the Skyhawk Nature Run Melaka 2014 HERE.
Runwitme Says: The first 300 slots have been filled but the organisers have just opened additional 200 slots. Medals for finishers, Brooks as the official apparel sponsor and cash prizes for top 10 winners. For city dwellers, this is a great event run close to nature, passing tranquil villages and green palm/ rubber plantations.
New “Possibilities” campaign takes ‘Just Do It’ from inspiration to action, enabling viewers to participate in challenges through the Nike+ digital ecosystem
Nike’s new campaign, “Possibilities” inspires viewers to push their limits and strive to reach new goals through a series of playful scenarios featuring an all-star cast of athletes and guest stars. Digital and social media activations help viewers to #justdoit themselves through a series of Nike+ challenges. The film begins with the line, “If you can run a mile, run a race, run a marathon, outrun a movie star.” A series of different challenges and scenarios emerge, each challenging characters in the film - and the audience - to push themselves to new limits.
The film features basketball star and reigning NBA MVP, LeBron James; world number one tennis icon Serena Williams; Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona and Spain; and boxing sensation Andre Ward. Actor Bradley Cooper narrates the film, which was directed by the acclaimed Nicolai Fuglsig, and features a guest appearance by actor Chris Pine.
As part of the twenty-fifth anniversary of ‘Just Do It’, the inspirational message doesn’t end when the film is complete. “Possibilities” seeks to inspire everyone in their personal achievements through Nike+. The film is a challenge to the audience, who can physically take part in the film’s concept through a series of Nike+ challenges.
"For 25 years, we’ve been inspiring people to Just Do It,” comments Davide Grasso, Nike Global Chief Marketing Officer. “With ‘Possibilities’ we’re taking 'Just Do It' to a whole new place, showing people a new way to set goals and think about their own athletic potential, then helping them to achieve those goals through products, services and inspiration.”
Viewers can explore their own “Possibilities” through several activations, including Nike+ Running and NikeFuel challenges.
The Challenges feature on the Nike+ Running app enables runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the Challenge’s name, mileage goal, time period and participants, and a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leaderboard to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.
From August 20-September 13, runners using the Nike+ Running app can log their Nike+ miles towards winning a once-in-lifetime running experience, as part of Nike’s crowd-sourced Free Run concept.
The Nike+ digital ecosystem has more than 18 million global members, and anyone who engages in these Challenges will be encouraged to share their activity through the hashtag #justdoit to ultimately help drive participants to realize new possibilities.
Click play to check out Possibilities:
For more info on Just Do It campaign visit http://www.nike.com/justdoit.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
L to R: Tan Zijill, Jason Tan and Frank Chong doing the running pose exclusively for our blog.
Kuala Lumpur, 28 August 2013 – In conjunction with the largest launch effort by Saucony in the United States, RSH (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has officially launched the Kinvara 4, the brand’ s 4th generation natural motion running shoes in Malaysia.
Saucony was originally founded in 1898 at Saucony Creek in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and is today’s leading global running lifestyle brand infused with performance, innovation and style that appeal to runners worldwide. Some interesting insights, the name Saucony translated means “mouth of a creek or river” and it was in year 1906 when the Saucony Shoe Manufacturing Company first built its factory, a solid two-story construction along the Saucony Creek.
The logo resembles the endless flow of that waterway along with its rocky creek bed which was depicted by the three distinct dots within the “wave” in the logo which represents the “river” mark.
As the host of the launch, Mr Manish Sapra, General Manager of RSH (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd unveiled the latest line of Saucony – The Kinvara 4, together with three of Saucony Malaysia’s very own Ambassadors, Frank Chong, Jason Tan, and Tan Zijill.
The Kinvara 4 is an upgraded version from its predecessors, which is infused with the latest FlexFilm™ technology by welding a lightweight and highly dynamic flexible film onto the breathable mesh upper that enhances air ventilation while maintaining the structure. Interestingly, there is more FlexFilm™ added to the midfoot and heel area, to give a better framework that secures the foot through all phases of the gait cycle.
The Kinvara 4 also has improved midsole cushioning technology from ProGrid™ to PowerGrid™, a premium engineered foam that is 15% lighter and 30% more durable than standard EVA foams. The PowerGrid system is located in the heel landing zone to absorb impact and transmit energy back into the runner’s stride with maximum efficiency and minimal impact. Other features of the shoes include XT-900™ premium carbon triangular rubber pods that are strategically placed on the shoe’s outsole for enhanced durability and exceptional traction. Memory Foam heel pods along the collar add to the ultra-secure ride and a bevelled heel help runners to facilitate a natural rolling movement from heel to toe.
Frank Chong Wei Siong (fondly known as Frank), is Saucony Malaysia’s very first ambassador, who is also a cancer survivor who contracted with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma that affects the connective tissues and muscles on his left wrist.
There is an array of colourful Saucony Kinvara 4 collection of footwear and apparel for men and women.
The Kinvara 4 is available for both men and women. The collection retails at RM399 per pair and will be available in September 2013 at Running Lab, Stadium, Studio R and selected Royal Sporting House stores nationwide.
Do LIKE www.facebook.com/RSHMY or www.facebook.com/saucony.my for more update about Saucony Kinvara 4.
For more photos from the launch, please click HERE.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
What? Guardian Walkathon 2013: Pause...Walk For A Cause
When? 27 October 2013 (Sunday) 7:00am
Where? i-City, Shah Alam, Selangor
How much? Ticket prices:
RM30* per adult*With purchase of RM20 and above including 1 participating brand in a single receipt
RM20* per child
RM20* per Golden Privilege Card Member
Tickets are available at Guardian stores in Klang Valley. Register for the walkathon and get FREE access to the Waterworld, Snowalk and Trick Art Museum at i-City Shah Alam**.** access to Waterworld, Snowalk & Trick Art Museum is before 6.pm
Part of the proceed will be donated to 3 charity organisations. Call the Guardian Hotline at 03-5544 8989 for enquiries.
Need more info? Please click https://www.guardian.com.my/promotion
Check out last year's Guardian Charity Walk-a-thon photos HERE.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Shah Alam, 18th August 2013 – New Balance hit a new stride with its Malaysian fans when they hosted their first Half Marathon at Setia City Park today. Approximately 3,500 runners took part in the inaugural marathon, which comprised of three distance categories – 21KM, 10KM and 5KM.
“This is a new step for us and as a brand that represents running we knew that this was the best time to start a half marathon seeing how running activities have grown tremendously amongst Malaysians today”, said Mr. Robert Lim, Managing Director of Stream Enterprise (M) Sdn Bhd.
The event was open to all Malaysians with opportunities for serious runners to take on a challenge and social runners to enjoy a fun run with their friends and families. Participants as young as 10 years old up to runners in their 50’s were seen having a good run throughout the inaugural marathon.
“We chose Setia City Park as a venue due to its serenity and interesting course to attract runners. Because this is also a family event, safety was our top priority and the surroundings of Setia City Park make it just right for an event like this and we are thankful for their generosity and support”, continued Robert Lim.
The marathon, which began its first flag off at 6:15am today, saw the following winners in their respective categories as below:
Winners of the marathon walked away with New Balance Cash Vouchers, Sworke Sun Glasses and a trophy.
“New Balance continuously supports the running community in Malaysia, and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle”, said Robert Lim. “We are very thankful to all the participants that took part in our inaugural run this morning. We are happy that everyone had a great run, and we look forward to seeing more participants in our next run. ‘Let’s Make Excellent Happen!’”
Saturday, August 17, 2013
~Celebrity Fitness Malaysia organizes Pink BOSU Party in support of Pink October month~
Kuala Lumpur, 15 August 2013 – In conjunction with Pink October Month, Celebrity Fitness Malaysia is inviting all Malaysians to join their “Pink BOSU Party” event, to be held on 28 September 2013 at Sunway Pyramid, Piazza area.
Hailing all the way from United States, the creator of BOSU, David Weck will make his special appearance where he will sign the exclusively commissioned Pink BOSU while, Celebrity Fitness instructors will lead participants through various fitness regimes such as BOSU Yoga, BOSU Pilates and BOSU Functional.
Proceeds from the event will be given to the Breast Cancer Wellness Association (BWCA), an independent voluntary organization with the aim in providing emotional, social and material support for individuals with breast cancer while, advocating general health and breast health issues in early stages.
“In Malaysia, breast cancer is the most common illness in women especially those aged 20 years and above. One in twenty women is at risk of getting breast cancer. At Celebrity Fitness Malaysia, we always want everyone to be healthy and fit. We understand that cancer does not discriminate so as advocates of staying fit and healthy, we want to continue preaching about healthy living.
With that, we are pleased to organize the Pink BOSU Party,” said Evelyn Low, Country Marketing Manager of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia.
On this PINK day, these new exciting BOSU workouts is going to improve your body stability and body alignment while training your neurological system to interact with the musculoskeletal system in our daily activities.
Participants who register for Pink BOSU Party event will be the first lucky group to experience these new BOSU workouts, alongside celebrities such as Faradina, Sazzy Falak, Muhamad Fiqrie, Azura Zainal, Goh Wee Ping and many more who will be present for the event.
“Working to the adage of “prevention is better than cure”, we are happy to have Celebrity Fitness sharing the same goal and passion in raising the awareness of breast cancer while, educating the public in gaining a golden health,” said Mr. Lim Ching Wei, Honorary Secretary of BWCA.
To join Pink BOSU Party event, members of the public can register at any of Celebrity Fitness outlets in Klang Valley, which are strategically located at Midvalley, 1Utama, Lot 10, Sunway Pyramid, Subang Parade, Wangsa Walk Mall, Kepong Village, Bangsar Village 2, and many more. This event is limited to the first 150 participants and registration fee is going for:
• RM349 (Inclusive of entry fee+ Limited Edition Pink BOSU + Goody bag) or
• RM39 (Inclusive of entry fee+ Goody bag)
All registered participants will receive a goody bag worth RM300.00 on the event day and will stand a chance to win a “mystery prize” worth RM500.00.
For more information about Pink BOSU Party, kindly contact Celebrity Fitness Malaysia at 1300 – 222 – FIT (348) or log into www.celebrityfitness.com.my. You may also become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/CelebrityFitnessMalaysia.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Every determined runner needs a good plan. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned marathon runner or someone who runs for fun – proper running techniques are essential for reducing injuries and to help you run at your best.
To get you ready for this year’s run, the organisers are holding a series of running clinics in the months leading up to Live Great Run 2013.
When & Where?
24/8 (Sat), 6.30am @ Padang Merbok Car Park
1/9 (Sun), 6.30am @ Menara Matrade, KL
8/9 (Sun), 6.30am @ Menara Great Eastern, Jalan Ampang, KL
You can sign up HERE.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
You Know You're a Runner When... (Hari Raya Edition)
1. You have finished a LSD before you go the mosque for Hari Raya prayer.
2. You offer your guests a choice of isotonic drinks.
3. Your baju raya has to be made of dri-fit material.
4. Your kasut raya has the latest cushioning technology.
5. You name you raya delicacies after running related stuff like Almond London Marathon, kek waffle Nike, ketupat palas adidas, rendang Puma, kuih bom Boston etc.
6. Your treadmill has more miles on it than your car for balik kampung.
7. You keep your duit raya in you SPI belt.
8. When visiting, you keep your moisture-wicking socks on after taking off your shoes to hide the black toe nails.
9. You show off you medal collection to your guests like they show off their new jewelries to you.
10. You will ask for forgiveness from all the runners who you had “sayured” before.
11. One of the first things your relatives ask you when they haven't seen you in a while is, "What race are you training for now?"
12. You can’t wait to run off the calories you piled on at the Raya open house buffet.
Feel free to email us your own contribution for “You Know You're a Runner When... “ we will add them on the list.
SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI! MAAF ZAHIR BATIN.
Contribution from readers:
"Instead of going to open houses, you go overseas for a marathon on the 4th day of Raya. (That was what I did hahaha)" - Zull Hilmi
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 6 August 2013: In line with the release of the new Mobium Elite Glow this Autumn, global sportlifestyle company PUMA announced that the next PUMA Night Run will be held in Seoul, Korea on the 28th September at the Seoul Grand Park (Seoul Zoo). The PUMA Night Run is part of PUMA’s long-term running sustaining program and has been held in key cities including Taipei and Sydney. The Night Run in Seoul is expected to draw at least 7,000 runners.
The PUMA Night Run in Seoul is the perfect venue to experience the new Mobium Glow. Equipped with Adaptive Running Technology, it adapts to your natural running movement with the Mobium Band that enhances your natural spring, Expansion Pods that help reinforce cushioning, protection, and flexibility in all the right places and Windlass Chassis that changes in length, height, and proportion with your foot for natural movement. In addition, it adapts to your environment. It is enhanced with Reflective and Glow- in- the-dark features that ensure visibility to keep you protected while you run, whether it be during the day, night or low light conditions.
The PUMA Night Run is a 7km race around the park. Runners will enjoy the natural surroundings as well as the 4 courses – the midfoot running, glow, energy and cheering course.
Registration starts on 26th Aug with a joining fee of 30,000 KWR (26 USD). Race participants will receive a running kit that contains a PUMA Tee, guidebook, store discount voucher and running accessories.
For more information, visit http://www.puma.co.kr
Monday, August 05, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA; 2 August 2013 – With the 2013 IAAF World Championships™ just around the corner, Usain Bolt is looking to regain the 100m title and reinforce his legendary status as the World’s Fastest Man.
Watch the Jamaican sprint superstar in his final preparations for Moscow, where he combines his physical training with some all important language learnings, sharpening up his Russian skills and practicing some phrases that he hopes will come in handy during his visit to Moscow. With his renowned personality and infectious sense of humour, Usain Bolt proves he is ready for Moscow!
What? Kordel’s Walk For Healthier Joints. Walk for Charity
When? 8th September 2013 (Sunday); 7.00am
Where? Padang Merbok, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur
Who? Organised by Cambert (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Why? Kordel's Charity Walk 2013 is a charity drive to increase public awareness on joint health and raise funds for Arthristis Foundation Malaysia (AFM).The donations received will help to improve the welfare of arthritis patients.The donations received will help to improve the welfare of arthritis patients. All proceeds from this charity walk will be donated to AFM. Come join us for a fun-filled day with your family!
How much? RM30 per person
How far? 7km
How to register? Click http://www.kordels.com.my/charitywalk/
Runwitme Says: Prizes and lucky draws worth more than RM15,000 to be won and bets of all goodie bags worth over RM100 each for all participants. Please take note that this is a walkathon, participants are not allowed to run or jog!
Check out our coverage of last year's Kordel's Charity Walk HERE.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
What? Samsung S4 Run Series 2013 (Jakarta @ Indonesia)
When & Where?
Race #1 : 1 September 2013 (Plaza Selatan, Gelora Bung Karno Senayan)
Race #2 : 13 October 2013 (Green Office Park, BSD City)
Race #3: 3 November 2013 (Epicentrum, Rasuna Said)
How far? 5 & 10K
How to register? Click HERE.
Runwitme Says: S4 Run Series 2013 is a series of three road races organised by PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia to introduce the S Health application in Samsung S4 smart phone.
We are envious of our fellow runners in Indonesia. When will Samsung Malaysia organise Samsung S4 Run Series in Malaysia??? We are very sure the S4 sales will go ka-boom! ;)
Friday, August 02, 2013
We know many of you guys and girls are disappointed by the mandatory requirement that you must complete either a half marathon or full marathon before registering for the Reebok One Challenge.
Good news! The people at Reebok Malaysia heard you and will be lifting the mandatory requirement in completing H/M & F/M, but however the age limit remains. Sorry, grandpas and grandmas...Heheh!
The official announcement will be up in Reebok Malaysia FB page any time now. :)
For more info about the Reebok One Challenge, please click HERE.