Sunday, January 19, 2014

Press Release: The Malaysia Women Marathon 2014


Where? Dataran Kemerdekaan, Shah Alam

When? 14–16 MARCH 2014.

The 1st women marathon from South Asia to New Zealand. It is the event where women come together to encourage one another to go the distance and know they can run the marathon because simply, they can.

The marathon where you can meet a woman running legend and be inspired.

It’s the run where women know they can because there is no stopping them. It’s where you want to be to finish the run with your “sole sisters”.

Proudly presented by Tourism Selangor and with IGM Sdn Bhd, MWM 2014 is not just any other run, it has a 3 day program. This event will be held in Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan with the support from Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam and endorsed by various Selangor State excos such as the Exco of Tourism, Exco of Youth and Sports, Exco of Women Affairs and Welfare; and lastly the Exco of Health and Entrepreneurship.

It will start of with a women dialogue session for the first day, workshops for the second from various group and even our sponsors. The run is the penultimate of the event.

The concept of the Malaysia Women Marathon is to invite a running legend to grace the event, be keynote speaker and inspire with their life achievement stories. Thus MWM focuses on delivering motivation and guidance for development whether physically or psychologically. MWM is meant to create the opportunity for women to grow their confidence and self- esteem via sport or more active lifestyle from running.

For MWM 2014, the focus on the women dialogue session is not merely on running. MWM has invited top notch women corporate profiles and activist on women movement to be panel speakers and MWM is proud to have General Electric Women Network group to be collaborating with MWM to organize this women dialogue that will focus on a theme “Enriching and Enhancing Lives of Women through Development”.

Prudential Assurance Malaysia Bhd comes in as our sponsors to highlight the importance of protection and security for women needs. Air Asia Bhd’s CEO, Aireen Omar has been invited and Group General Manager of NTV7and 8TV, MWM sponsor will be joining the panel together with YB Elizabeth Wong, Selangor Exco for Tourism, Consumer and Environment and YB Rodziah Ismail, Selangor Exco for Welfare & Women’s Affair.

MWM 2014 workshops will be conducted by Catherine Ndereba, 4 times Boston marathon champion and 2 times world champion. She hails from Kenya. Her journey into being a world champion came with a powerful story of her being a mother first and how she had balance all that is needed in life and surpass the obstacles emerging as a champion, not once but multiple time. Couple on the Run will return to speak about Partnerunning and we will have several top notch runners from Australia representing Skir Sports.

This year MWM 2014 added an extra fun run category, Nashata 5km run. This category is meant to encourage more beginner runners. There are great product sponsors for this run, KT Tapes, Dove, Milo, Maggi, Nescafe and Celebrity Fitness. There will also be a 10km run, half marathon distance and finally the crème de la crème, the marathon distance of 42km. This year from our registration data we are seeing more women being bold to run the 42km because it is a women’s event.

As MWM 2013, there will be a couple category where husbands can run with their wives to show their support.

The theme for MWM 2014 is Dream, Believe and Become. MWM created history last year to give Malaysia its first women marathon. This year MWM encourages the ladies to run better as this is the marathon for all women do better than you can truly be.

For if one does not start somewhere, they will never arrive.

In MWM 2014, we let you Dream your goals, Believe in that you can and when you believe, You become.

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