Thursday, July 31, 2014
SUPERHEROES RUN THE TOWN
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2014 - Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad (Great Eastern Life) officially launched Live Great Run 2014 and opened for registration recently at Menara Great Eastern. The run is scheduled to flag off at Menara MATRADE Kuala Lumpur at 7 a.m. on 9 November for the 12km Run, followed by the 3km Buddy Run and 3km Family Run at every 15 minutes interval.
Dato Koh Yaw Hui, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life shared during the launch, “We want to differentiate our running event from the rest by coming up with interesting categories such as the 3km Buddy Run and the 3km Family Run that will energise our participants. The 3km Buddy Run will see runners buddy up and run in their favourite “Superhero” costumes. We want to infuse the fun element into the run to make the whole event lively and send the message that running can be an enjoyable sport, more so if done together with your loved ones. The other new category, the 3km Family Run was created as an avenue for participants to spend meaningful time with their loved ones during a healthy activity. There are not many organised runs out there that offer both the “Fun” and “Family and Friends” elements in the same run. This is the uniqueness of our run and we believe it will create a memorable experience for each participant.”
Present at the launch were the run’s official sponsors OCBC Bank, Newton, 100 Plus, and True Fitness. Dato Koh launched the event by being the first to sign up for Live Great Run 2014, showing his support for one of the company’s largest event under its Live Great Programme. He was presented with a running bib by two staff dressed in Batman and Supergirl costumes to promote the new 3km Buddy Run, to the enthusiastic cheers from the audience.
“The Live Great Run was designed to inspire Malaysians to lead a healthy lifestyle by being physically and mentally fit, not just for themselves but also for their loved ones. It is the company’s ongoing resolve as a LIFE company, to encourage customers to take ownership of healthy living and supporting them through holistic initiatives such as this,” said Dato Koh.
The Live Great Run 2014 features a 12km distance for avid runners and a more relaxed 3km distance for leisure runners. Besides the 3km Buddy Run and 3km Family Run, there were also two new categories introduced this year; the 12km Men’s Open and Women’s Open (International). Dato Koh said, “We decided to establish the Men’s and Women’s Open international categories to create the distinction between the top male and female Malaysian and international runners and reward them individually for their outstanding performances.”
The Live Great Run 2014 aims to register 6,000 participants for both the 12km and 3km race distances. Registration was opened on 26 June and will end on 30 September 2014. Registration fee is RM40 per person for the individual 12km Run, RM50 per pair for the 3km Buddy Run and RM50 for a minimum of two persons for the 3km Family Run with an incremental RM20 for each additional family member up to a maximum of 8 members in a team.
Runners who register by 31 July will enjoy the early bird rate. Thereafter, the fee will increase by RM10 for each category. Great Eastern Life “Live Great” members and OCBC credit card members will enjoy early bird rates throughout the registration period. To be eligible for the run, runners must be 16 years old and above for the 12km individual and 3km Buddy Run categories and 7 years old and above for the 3km Family Run category, as at 31 December 2014.
In the months leading up to the Live Great Run, a series of running clinics will be held in August, September and October to guide runners on proper running techniques to achieve a fun and injury-free running experience.
Besides attractive cash prizes for the top winners in the six categories of the 12km Individual Run, the most creative Superhero pairs in the 3km Buddy Run will also win cash prizes. Families who turn up in creative headgears in the 3km Family Run can also win fun prizes.
This run is made possible with the participation of Great Eastern Life’s valued partners such as OCBC Bank, the Official Bank; Newton, the Official Apparel; 100 Plus, the Official Isotonic,True Fitness, the Official Fitness Partner as well as Anlene, BMS Organic, Boost Juice, BP HealthCare, Brands, Colgate, Nestle Fitnesse, Yakult and Yogood. The appointed race organiser is Hivelocity Events Sdn Bhd, a sports events management company with proven track records in organising international-standard runs.
Runners who are keen to register for the run can log on to Great Eastern Life Live Great Run official website at www.greateasternlivegreatrun.com. For further inquiries on the run, participants can drop an e-mail to email@example.com or contact 03 7960 2325 (Monday to Friday, 10a.m. to 5p.m.)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The race kit collection of Energizer Night Race 2014 will be held on 2 & 3 August 2014, from 10.00am to 6.00pm at Wisma OCM in Kuala Lumpur. Wisma OCM is a short walk from the Star LRT and Monorail Hang Tuah station.
Runners who are unable collect their race kits may send a representative together with a copy of their IC / passport, and authorization letter which is to be presented at the counter. There will be NO race kit distribution on race day. If you require special arrangement, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 July 2014 at latest.
Organized by Energizer Malaysia, together with race organizer, Twenty First Century Sports Sdn Bhd, collaboration partner Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), and sanctioning body Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Association (FTKLAA), the Energizer Night Race 2014 is Malaysia’s largest night race with 15,000 runners who will form a ‘River of Light’ at Dataran Merdeka on 9 August.
For more details visit https://energizer.com.my/nightrace/ or official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EnergizerMY
World’s best face off at The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run
Chongqing, China, 24 July 2014 – The world's best vertical runners will be hitting the stairs of The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square on Saturday, 13 September 2014, where hundreds of participants have registered to conquer Chongqing’s tallest skyscraper.
Organised by Sporting Republic, The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run has been selected as Exhibition Race for the 2014 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s premier skyscraper racing circuit, uniting some of the world’s most iconic skyscraper races, including the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City. Contenders will line up at the starting line of The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square and dash up the 245 meters to the helipad finish line making it one of the highest races in Chongqing.
Heading the elite race is “the king of stair climbing” Thomas Dold of Germany. Dold is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City.
"The participation of such a high profile runner ensures that we are on track with our plans in growing the race into a premier running event not just in China but also internationally," said David Shin of event organisers Sporting Republic.
"It is the 1st time Chongqing has become part of the Vertical World Circuit. We are looking forward to celebrating that, and I am sure the elite field will put on a great show for everyone in Chongqing and show what top-end vertical running is all about.”
Runners will be flagged off in waves of between 10 to 15 people, commencing in the afternoon. Men and women of all fitness levels are encouraged to enter in what is to be expected as a fun and energetic event.
Registration closes on 22 August 2014 with a participation fee of RMB 100 per person.
Official Website: www.cqwestinrun.com
Vertical World Circuit: www.verticalrunning.org
Thomas Dold: www.thomasdold.com
Saturday, July 26, 2014
COMING SOON: Get ready for a great body & mind workout: through visual perception, coordination and critical thinking in this first event of its kind in the world!
What? The Maze Challenge Asia
When? 29 November 20-14 (Sunday) 6:00am
Where? Sepang, Malaysia
Mark your calendar now! More info at https://www.facebook.com/mazechallengeasia
To get the latest upcoming run/ walk event updates, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.
What? Larian Warga Emas MBPJ 2014
When? 19 Oct 2014 (Sunday) 7:00AM
Where? Taman MBPJ, Ibu Pejabat MBPJ, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
How far? 7km
How much? RM6 for A: Men Sr Veteran (60 years & above) & C: Women Veteran (50 years & above)
RM15 for B: Men Jr Veteran (50-59 years); D: Men Open (18-49 years) & E: Women Open (18-49 years)
How to register? Download form HERE and HERE.
Submit form and fee to:
Bahagian Pembangunan Komuniti, Social & Belia, Jabatan Pembanguan Masyarakat,
Tingkat 7, Menara MPPJ, Jalan Tengah, 46200 Petaling Jaya
For further inquiries, contact:
Julie Wong 016-2284088 / email@example.com
Puan Khairani 03-79560203 / 79560206
Friday, July 25, 2014
Da Nang International Marathon 2014 powered by La Vie has officially become the 97th member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). The race is operated for the second time on 31st August 2014 at Da Nang city, expecting more than 4.500 international and local runners to join in.
Da Nang International Marathon (DNIM) is the first professional marathon conducted in Vietnam, with the course certified by IAAF - AIMS (International Association of Athletics Federations - Association of International Marathon and Distances Races) to international standards with official timing record. The race includes 3 distances: Marathon 42.195 km; Half Marathon 21.097 km and 5 km Fun Run.
Runners’ records will be measured by touch system, a chip is installed behind runner’s number. This record is recognized by international competitions and runners can use this record to participate in well-know and other competitions all over the world.
In 2013, the race received a strong response of 4.000 athletes from 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam and nearly 30 countries around the world. Harvesting from the success of the first Marathon season, this year, Da Nang International Marathon will be organized with larger range, more professional quality and level, promising to bring a strong, wide and deep integration for Vietnam’s sports. It would also be the first step for Vietnamese athletes to participate in international tournaments worldwide.
For the 2nd season, Da Nang International Marathon has officially become the 97th member of AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races). It will be listed in international marathon list of AIMS and be informed to every association’s members.
Not being just a race, DNIM is a great opportunity for all runners to experience the most beautiful and exotic beach city of Vietnam by running on a magnificent marathon course in South East Asia. Besides the race day, there are many activities such as tour package, sports expo and gala dinner for runners to enjoy and explore the city and other tourist destinations located nearby.
Organized by Da Nang People's Committee co-operated with World Marathon Tours and Pulse Active, through the competition, the Board of Organizers will raise fund from runners and their families and other participants to support for the Da Nang Cancer Hospital Fund.
Full Marathon: 110 USD
Half - Marathon: 90 USD
5K Fun Run: 30 USD
Register at http://rundanang.com/
Or directly at:
• HCM City: Pulse Active, 8th floor, 47 - 51 Phung Khac Khoan, D.1
• Danang City: Indosun 201/4 Phan Châu Trinh.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Press Release: Energizer Malaysia announces EPIC Homes as partner for “Light Up the Dark” initiative
Kuala Lumpur, 22 July 2014 – Energizer Malaysia is pleased to announce EPIC Homes as its CSR partner of “Light Up the Dark” initiative for this year’s edition of the Energizer Night Race. EPIC Homes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable homes for the underprivileged communities. Under the partnership, Energizer Malaysia hopes to raise RM180,000 in funding and lighting support to build up homes for Orang Asli in rural Peninsular Malaysia.
“The Positivenergy created by runners and supporters of Energizer Malaysia enables us to create change that matters. The Energizer Night Race is not only a race to promote healthy lifestyle but to gather and empower runners in making a positive impact to the society that we live in - together we race for a brighter world, “said Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia and Singapore.
John-Son Oei, CEO of EPIC Homes, “EPIC Homes is honored to be part of the Malaysia’s largest night race and work with a passionate brand like Energizer - its Positivenergy philosophy is truly inspiring and infectious. With Energizer’s generous contributions and quality lighting products, together we literally are brightening lives to ‘Light Up the Dark’, a meaningful initiative that is closely related to what we have been doing for the underprivileged Orang Asli communities”.
Energizer Night Race 2014 which will flag off on August 9 at Dataran Merdeka is now the largest night race in Malaysia following the close of its registrations with 15,000 runners just three weeks after its launch.
To date, Energizer has collected RM100,000 from the participants’ registration fees and contributions made by its wholesalers and partners. The funds would be further raised from Energizer sale proceeds at all AEON & AEON BIG retail stores, GIANT stores, TESCO Stores and MYDIN stores from 1st August until 30th September 2014. For every pack of the Energizer Batteries, Lightings & Specialty products sold, RM 0.20 from the sales will go towards the initiative. On top of sale proceeds, Energizer Malaysia will be supplying household lighting products to the Orang Asli for their everyday use.
Participants and supporters can support the initiative by contributing in cash or in kind – purchase and donate any Energizer battery pack and lighting product – at the Energizer Night Race 2014 race site. The EPIC team will be there to meet and greet visitors and cheer on the runners as they complete Malaysia’s largest night race. To date, the social enterprise has built 24 homes in Malaysia and targets to ensure that every Orang Asli has a safe home in 5 years.
The Energizer team will not only provide funding and products but will sweat it out and join in the construction.
“We are looking forward to building homes with the EPIC team after our night race and realizing the cause with a lucky supporter or contributor. Do stay tuned to our website and Facebook for upcoming news and information,” Foong added.
For latest updates, public can visit Energizer Malaysia official website at energizer.com.my/nightrace/ or Facebook page www.facebook.com/EnergizerMY.
Monday, July 21, 2014
What? Run For The Deaf 2014
When? 28 September 2014 (Sunday) 6:30am
Where? Nu Sentral, Brickfield
Who? Organised by Malaysian Deaf Sports Association (MSDeaf)
Why? In conjunction of the International Deaf Day celebration and to create awareness toward the deaf communities in Malaysia. Also in support of Malaysia Deaf Sports and Pusat Majudiri Deaf Club YMCA, KL
How far? 10km & 5km
How to register? Register Online at Marathon Shop HERE or manually at CIMB Brickfields or Lafuma Yellowstone, 16 Jalan Telawi, 59100 Bangsar
Need more info? Click HERE.
What? Jog For Hope 2014
When? 14 September 2014 (Sunday) 7:30am
Where? Taylor's College Sri Hartamas
Who? Organised by pre-U students of Taylor's College Sri Hartamas
Why? To raise fund for Stepping Stones Living Centre, a home for underprivileged children and senior citizens.
How far? 3.3km (Fun Run), 6.3km, 10.5km
How much? Open: RM40, College/ Uni: RM35 School RM25
How to register? Click http://jogforhope2014.wix.com/home
Official website: http://jogforhope2014.wix.com/home
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JogForHope2014
Twitter : https://twitter.com/JogForHope2014
Instagram : http://instagram.com/jogforhope2014
Hotlines: 016-2808148 & 016-2808042
Friday, July 18, 2014
What? BHP Orange Run 2014
When? 7 September 2014 (Sunday) 7:00am
Where? Piazza, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara.
Who? Organised by BHP
How far? 12km
How much? RM5 only! The cheapest road race in town! :)
How to register?
Get your form, register & collect your bib on the spot as per below.
Date: 16-17 August 2014, Time : 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue : BHPetrol Mutiara Damansara, BHPetrol TTDI, BHPetrol Damansara Utama, BHPetrol Damansara Jaya, BHPetrol Sg Kayu Ara, BHPetrol SS2,BHPetrol Bandar Sri Damansara (Kepong/Batu Caves bound)
UPDATE: We have managed to get a a copy of the entry form. To download, click HERE. You're welcome:D
What? The BOH Highlands Run 2014
When? 28 September 2014 (Sunday) 8.00am Flag off
Where? Sg Palas Plantation, Cameron Highlands
Who? Organised by BOH Plantations
Why? All proceeds will be channelled to the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) for an environmental conservation project in Cameron Highlands.
How far? 5km in the BOH Tea plantation!
How much? Adults (13 and above): RM55 Children (8 - 12 years): RM35
Where to register? Online Registration and payment: www.myraceonline.com (21 July onwards)
More info? Please LIKE www.facebook.com/BohTea
Runwitme Says: The BOH Highlands Run is a 5 km non-competitive fun run in BOH’s tea plantations in Cameron Highlands. Officially endorsed by the Pahang Tourism Board, the fun run is themed after the ‘Mad Hatter Tea Party’ where participants come dressed in their most fun hats during the run.
Note: Parts of the trail are uneven, rocky and with steep edges. Families participating are requested to watch over their children and to be personally responsible for their safety. Runners are also advised to be watchful of the safety of other runners.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
What? MIAA Shamrock Run 2014
When? 18 October 2014 (Saturday) 7:30am
Where? Taman Rekreasi bukit jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Who? Organised by? Malaysian Irish Alumni Association (MIAA)
How far? 8km & 3km
How much? RM50
How to register? Join this FB Group HERE
Runwitme Says: Running with Leprechaun? Heheh! We love the four-leaf clover medal design. Runners are entitiled to event tee, bib, finisher medal, e-cert and light breakfast. Limited to 500 runners only! So hurry!
What? Tropicana Golf Course NiteRace V 2014
When? 6 September 2014 (Saturday) 5pm onwards
Where? Tropicana Golf Course
How far? 8.5 km on buggy track acoss the 18-hole golf course.
How much? RM30 per person (solo) & RM100 for 4 person (team)
How to register?
1)Manual form submission at Tropicana Golf Course Reception Counter
2)Download form HERE (you are welcome), scan the completed entry form together with successful payment receipt/online transaction record and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .(Payment details in the entry form)
Need more info? http://www.tropicanagolf.com
Runwitme Says: Run the full 8.5km across 18 holes golf course on buggy track. Interesting, eh? Hurry! Entry closes on 15 August 2014 at 6.00pm or when registration is full (300pax only); whichever is earlier
What? PACESETTERS 3030 RUN 2014
When? 2 November 2014 (Sunday) 5.30am
Where? Padang Merbok, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur
Who? Organised by Pacesetters Athletic Club
Why? To celebrate Pacesetters 30th Anniversary
How far & how much?
How to register? www.myraceonline.com
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Mizuno Wave Run is organized by World Of Sports to reward our loyal customers for their support in Mizuno & at the same time to promote living a healthy lifestyle thru sports for all. The 1st Mizuno Wave Run was organized in 2005 with about 900 participants for its inaugurated year while the last Mizuno Wave Run in 2013 attracted about 4,400 participants. This year’s event is expected to attract 5,000 participants. Mizuno run started as a 10km casual run but over the years have grown to be one of the popular running event in the Klang Valley. Since the introduction of the 16km distance in 2013, it has seen more hard-core runners taking part now onwards.
This year’s venue will remain in Putrajaya but will see new categories been introduced. In 2013, it was a 16km competitive & a 7km fun run distance, while this year the 16km competitive distance will still be held, the 7km fun run has been upgraded to 10km distance due to popular demand from last year’s participants. We see this as a positive change as runners now are getting more confidence and wants to challenge themselves to a more competitive distance. We believe the beautiful scenery, a safety route to offer & perfect running condition in Putrajaya will see more runners taking part again this year.
The 16km distance is seen as training regime to participants who wish upgrade oneself to the more popular & tough 21km distance. For those who are not ready to take the challenge in the 16km distance can remain in the 10km distance which are a more popular distance for the casual or beginners taking part.
The Run will offers a total of 8 categories for various age groups as follows:
Category Age Distance
A-Men’s Open 16 & above 16km
B- Men’s Veteran 40 & above 16km
C-Women’s Open 16 & above 16km
D- Women’s Veteran 35 & above 16km
E-Men’s Open 16 & above 10km
F- Men’s Veteran 40 & above 10km
G-Women’s Open 16 & above 10km
H- Women’s Veteran 35 & above 10km
Entry fee for 16km is RM60.00 while for the 10km is RM55.00. Upon registration, participants will receive an exclusive Mizuno Wave Run 2014 Running singlet valued at RM69.90 and a special 30% discount voucher for the purchase of Mizuno products.
Flag is off is at 6.45am for All 16km categories & 7.00am for both the 10km categories. The route will cover most of popular Putrajaya’s scenic roads.
On the event day, ALL finishers will receive a “FINISHERS” medal & E-Certificate of Participants with their time & position recorded on the Certificate. This Certificate will be made available via downloading from www.myraceonline.com.
Prizes worth more than RM45, 000 from sponsors are up for grabs for the Top 5 Finishers in all 16km Run Categories. Prizes are as follows:
1st – Mizuno products worth RM1, 500 + Trophy + Sponsors products
2nd – Mizuno products worth RM1200 + Trophy + Sponsors products
3rd – Mizuno products worth RM900 + Trophy + Sponsors products
4th – Mizuno products worth RM600 + Trophy + Sponsors products
5th – Mizuno products worth RM300 + Trophy + Sponsors products
6th – 10th - Mizuno products worth RM200
1st – Mizuno products worth RM1, 000 + Trophy + Sponsors products
2nd – Mizuno products worth RM800 + Trophy + Sponsors products
3rd – Mizuno products worth RM600 + Trophy + Sponsors products
4th – Mizuno products worth RM400 + Trophy + Sponsors products
5th – Mizuno products worth RM200 + Trophy + Sponsors products
6th – 10th - Mizuno products worth RM100
After the race, light breakfast from our sponsors will be served to participants while waiting for the final results of winners being announced. We look forward for all participants to enjoy and “bond” with other runners after a long run.
Closing date for registration is on 3rd August 2014 or when reaches 5,000 participants, whichever earliest.
Event info & registrations are via online at www.myraceonline.com
Saturday, July 12, 2014
ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon (APBIM) 2014 that going to happen on 16 November 2014 will mark an important milestone as the run will be shifted to Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge, also known as the Second Penang Bridge this year. This will be the inaugural run on this new Bridge that linked Penang Island and Peninsular Malaysia. The starting point will be on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, opposite Motorola plant.
APBIM 2014 has received 60,000 participants to date, out of the targeted 80,000 participants. The enthusiasm of the runners could be felt as the numbers of registrants increased since opening of the registration on 1st March.
After being a supportive apparel sponsor for last two years, ASICS has advanced further in their supports toward PBIM by being the Title Sponsor. This year, ASICS will have even more prominent presence in ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014. ASICS sponsors and supports various international marathons across the world, including the TCS New York City Marathon, the Tokyo Marathon, and the Schneider Electric Marathon De Paris. Among all other marathon events that ASICS supports, this is the first time ever ASICS takes up the TITLE SPONSOR crown. It is indeed great honours of APBIM 2014.
This year, the starting time for each category is changed. For Full Marathon Men’s category, the starting time is 1.30am; while Full Marathon Women’s is 1.45am and Full Marathon Veteran’s is 2.00am. Starting time for Half Marathon Men’s is 3.00am; Half Marathon Women’s is 3.30am; while Half Marathon Veteran’s is 4.00am. For 10KM marathon, there are four starting time, which are 6.30am for 10KM Junior Girls; 6.45am for 10KM Junior Boys; 7.00am for 10KM Women’s and 7.30am 10KM Men’s. For Fun Run, the starting time is 8.00am.
You may find more information on the registration and marathon categories from the website www.penangmarathon.gov.my. Any enquiries please email to email@example.com or call hotline 016-411 0000.
Friday, July 11, 2014
What? MAKNA Founder’s Night Run (MFNR) 2014
When? 1 November 2014 (Saturday) 6pm onward
Where? Water Sports Complex, Putrajaya.
Who? Organised by MAKNA (Majlis Kanser Nasional) or National Cancer Council
Why? To coincide with MAKNA’s 20th year celebrations and aims to raise the level of cancer awareness, engage the community in sporting activity with a fundraising element.
How much? How far?
How to register? click http://maknafoundersrun.org/
ADDITIONAL THINGS YOU CAN DO
When YOU Run the Miles To Fund the Smiles!
JOM BOTAK: Shave Bald & Run for Cancer
Corporate runners are encouraged go the extra mile by running bald-headed for MAKNA Founder’s Night Run. Going bald signifies the ordeal of cancer patients in overcoming cancer. Finishing the race reflects any trouble can be overcome once the mind is set to win. Cancer patients only want one thing, to Win the Battle!
PEOPLE GIVING: Run F.A.R. (for a reason)
You can also become a Fundraiser. People Giving (www.peoplegiving.org), managed by a pool of volunteers provides safe, transparent and cost-effective platform to raise funds online for the cause that you care about, an easy way connecting everyone in this giving and loving world.
What you can do to help MAKNA is to start a campaign page, set a target and fundraise for Cancer. In this aspect, you may open a Group or an Individual campaign page.
15km This category is open to individual runners under the grouping of “Male & Female Open,” & “Veteran.”
10km This category is open to individuals under the grouping of “Male & Female Open”, “Veteran” and “Corporate Challenge.”
For the Corporate Challenge, we welcome companies and their staff to participate with 10 members in a team, with a minimum of 5 runners who will vie for the Founder’s Trophy.
5km - Joy Run This category welcomes amateur runners. Participants may also register their family members as well, and the choices are available for participants include running with their babies or using prams, carriages, strollers, pushchairs and wheelchairs. The aim here is that the runner enjoys the experience of running with his or her family and friends, treating themselves to a evening of fun and fitness.
5km - “Fancyfool” Run Be at your best and relaxed self. You may join the event and have a joy ride on your bicycle, skate with your skateboard, roller blades or roller skates. Yes, be “quirky” self, run on your heels, dress up in a cartoon character, super heroes, or famous icons. Come and clown around, let your hair down and have great fun! However, strictly no harmful or dangerous gimmicks/devices used, or you will be disqualified.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
What? 2XU Compression Run - Malaysia 2014
When? 21 September 2014 (Sunday) 5:00am
Where? Taman Botani Perdana
How far? 21.1km, 10km & 5 km (all new distances)
How to register?Now Open at http://2xucompressionrun.com.my/
To get the latest upcoming run/ walk event updates, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.
It's blue! Probably it is the colour of the ocean. Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, bone cancer when he was 18. His right leg was amputated 15 cms above the knee.
He decided to run across Canada, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean raising money that would go towards cancer research. He ran daily for 143 days before being forced to give up the run. He ran on average 40-42 kilometers a day with an artificial leg.
At the start of the run in St. John's Newfoundland, he dipped his leg into the Atlantic, and then took two gallons of ocean water, one gallon he intended to dump into the Pacific at Vancouver Stanley Park when he reached there.
The other gallon he wanted to keep as a souvenir. Terry never reached the Pacific Ocean; he was forced to stop the run on September 1, 1980 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Find out more about Terry Fox HERE.
The actual date for Terry Fox Run Kuala Lumpur has yet to be announced but we reckon that it will be in Q4.
To get the latest upcoming run/ walk event updates, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.
What? AK Balloon Run 2014
When? 10 August 2014 (Sunday) 7:30am Flag Off
Where? Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur
Who? Organised by Avenue K
How far? 5km with 4 balloons.
How much? RM35
How to register? Click http://www.akballoonrun.com/
Runwitme Says: This is a new concept run in town. All participants will be handed 4 balloons before the run. Ballons are to be tied to any part of the body. Runners must carry the balloons throughout the run. Each balloon represent a time booster of 5 seconds. The time booster will be deducted from the official time clocked by the runner.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The inaugural EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2014 marked its presence in Nusajaya, Johor.
Nusajaya, Johor Bahru, 21 June 2014 – Johor Bahru’s first night half marathon, EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2014 marked its first presence in Nusajaya, Johor. 5,000 registered runners were flagged off at 8.00 pm and 8.30 pm for the 21k and 12k distances respectively at the EduCity Sports Complex by Joanne Oei, Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd.
The renowned Singapore based run, Sundown Marathon expanded its reach across the Causeway and welcomed runners from more than 35 countries on its maiden race. 5000 runners were registered from Malaysia, Singapore and as far as Philippines, Brunei, China, Indonesia, India, USA, Iran and Australia.
The event ended with 24 participants receiving prizes for finishing with the top 3 best times in their respective categories ; 15 out of these were Malaysians.
Winners of 21km Mens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner SUBRAMANIAM A/L RANGAR (Malaysia), 2nd place NEO SHUN JIE (Malaysia), 1st place MICHAEL XENOS (Greece), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)
Micheal Xenos from Greece clocked in the fastest time for the 21km mens open, under 1 hour and 16 minutes.
Winners of 21km Womens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner BRITTANY LIM HUEY TING (Malaysia), 2nd place CAROL CUNNINGHAM (Britain), 1st place ENG HWEE LING EZANN (Singapore), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)
Eng Hwee Ling Ezann from Singapore was the champion of the 21km womens open, in under 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Winners of 12km Mens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner MOHAMAD IZAM SHAH BIN ZAINAL ABIM (Malaysia), 2nd TAY LIP KEE (Malaysia), 1st CHARLES SIVASANGARAN (Malaysia), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)
For the 12km mens open, local runner Chaless Sivasanngaran reached the finish line in less than 46 minutes and 52 seconds
Winners of 12km womens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner SOCHEATA UNG (Cambodia), 2nd LIM AI LIN (Malaysia), 1st ASHA NIVEN (Britain), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)
Asha Niven won the 12km womens open, clocked just under 54 minutes and 2 seconds.
The prizes were presented to the race winners by Joanne Oei and CG Lim the Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia and the organiser and owner of EduCity Sundown Malaysia.
Fully owned and organized by HiVelocity Events, EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2014 was part of a plan to expand the Sundown Marathon brand, created in 2008 in Singapore, delivering its unique night running experience to runners all across the region starting with Malaysia. With the tag line “Bring on the night”, organizers are set to challenge participants to a great running experience at night.
The partners for the event are: Venue Sponsor – Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd, Title Sponsor – Iskandar Investment Berhad and Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd, Official Hydration Partner – Revive and Bleu, Official Apparel - Brooks, Official Energy Bar – Powerbar, Official Hotel – Pariss Hotel, Official Sports Store – Athlete’s Circle, Official Heart Rate Monitor – Polar, Official Race Pack Venue – Medini Mall, other goods in kind sponsors – Rocktape, Munchy’s Oat Krunch, Perskindol, 2XU, Nathan, and the event is supported by Iskandar Malaysia and Tourism Johor.
For full race results please visit www.sundownmalaysia.com
What? Light A Life 2.0 Charity Run
When? 26 October 2014 (Sunday) 6 am
Where? 1 Utama Central Park
Who? Organised by Light A Life team from HELP University
Why? The main objective of this run is to raise awareness on children trafficking. Profits made from this run will be given to Tenaganita in helping to facilitate their shelter for the trafficked survivors who have been abused or exploited.
How far? 3 km (non-competitive), 7 km & 12 km (competitive)
RM 25 for students and senior citizen above 60 years old
RM 40 for the general public, RM 70 if they sign up in pairs
Free for all children below 12 years old
How to get more info? LIKE https://www.facebook.com/I.AM.neverforsale
Runwitme Says: Participants will be given a free dry-fit shirt and participation certificate upon completing the race! The top 10 winners of the competitive categories (7km & 12 km) will receive a medal!
Press Release: THE MARATHON SHOP PRESENTS THE VOLKSWAGEN MARATHON SERIES 2014 (ISLAND OCEAN MARATHON & RIVER JUNGLE MARATHON)
Two marathons scheduled to bring the best on-road experience Malaysia has to offer
Kuala Lumpur, 3rd July 2014 – In an effort to bring an extraordinary experience to the running community, The Marathon Shop today announced its collaboration with Volkswagen for The Volkswagen Marathon Series 2014 – which is set to be Malaysia’s first and only boutique on-road Full Marathon without any trails involved.
With two marathons scheduled for this year’s series, the event is set to bring the participants around Malaysia's most spectacular sights. The first marathon titled ‘The Island Ocean Marathon’ is scheduled for 10th August at the Resort World Langkawi, Tanjung Malai followed by ‘The River Jungle Marathon’ on 7th September 2014.
“We have two very unique marathons coming up over the next few months, one being on one of Malaysia’s most exotic island and the other amidst the lush greenery of Ulu Langant in Kajang which is nearer to the city giving participants the convenience of being not too far off from town to participate in this event,” said Marble Tan, Event Manager of The Marathon Shop.
The Volkswagen Marathon Series 2014 will allow the participants to see the beauty of Malaysia on foot without the need to leave the road. Participants of all walks are welcome, from serious runners amateur runners from both local and international grounds.
“The series combines Malaysia’s sporting events and tourist destinations together, and everyone can join because this is open to all participants from Boston pace runners to beginners! This event has no cut off time and there is not competitive element built in, so all the participants can enjoy the running experience Malaysia has to offer,” continued Marble.
As advocates of running as a lifestyle, The Marathon Shop is anticipated to have over 1,500 participants for each marathon.
Runners are welcome to register and find out more information on both marathons at www.themarathonseries.com
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
From top Saucony Ride 7 (for women) available in silver/purple/red, berry/vizi/coral and green/citron
Reflecting its continued brand momentum and strong focus on award-winning innovation, global performance running footwear and apparel brand Saucony is proud to announce that the Ride 7, the brand’s newly updated neutral running shoe, has been named “Editor's Choice” in the Runner's World 2014 Summer Shoe Guide (June issue).
The Ride 7, lighter than its predecessor by half an ounce, delivers a redesigned outsole for greater responsiveness, cushioning and durability. In the Runner’s World Summer Shoe Guide, the Ride 7 received the highest marks of the 22 shoes reviewed by the publication’s shoe lab, its wear-testers and editors to capture the prestigious award.
“The Ride 7 made my job as a runner extremely easy!” gushed Cheryl Miller, a wear-tester from East Lansing, Michigan. “The cushioning and arch support was superb for my 80-plus miles per week.”
“Our wear-testers of all abilities echoed those sentiments, giving the shoe top marks for comfort, stability, and traction,” said the Runner’s World review of the shoe.
“That last score may be in part because of a newly designed outsole. The tread pattern and blown rubber—bubbles in the rubber make it softer and lighter—combine to deliver a smooth ride while remaining incredibly durable. Saucony also tweaked the midfoot configuration to deliver a smoother ride by removing a plastic piece from under the arch and filling it in with foam and rubber so the shoe makes complete contact with the ground.
Bottom line: “A soft ride suitable for high-mileage runners,” added the Runner’s World editors.
New Ride Redefines Connection between Runner and Road 2
“Winning the Editor’s Choice Award from Runner’s World is a fantastic accomplishment for the whole Saucony team,” said Pat O'Malley, senior vice president of global product for Saucony. “The new Ride 7 is all about one thing: the runner. This latest Ride retains many of the award-winning performance technologies as its predecessor but with even more runner-inspired refinements, including an even better connection with the road. We fine-tuned the outsole and reengineered the midfoot, providing the smoothest, one-of-a-kind ride that every runner deserves.”
Saucony Ride 7
The new Ride 7 features a reengineered outsole and midfoot configuration: Designers removed the plastic midfoot shank from under the arch and extended the SRC™ (Super Rebound Compound) crashpad into the midfoot to help reduce torque, enhance flexibility and set the foot up for a more fluid transition from heel to toe-off. A new vertical flex groove in the Ride 7’s outsole adds to the shoe’s superior forefoot flexibility.
From top Saucony Ride 7 (for men) available in blue/black/citron and orange/citron
The midsole of the Ride 7 feature the brand’s exclusive full-length PowerGrid™ technology. This advanced foam recipe is 15% lighter and 30% more durable than traditional EVA, providing the ideal blend of cushioning, responsiveness and propulsion. Further helping to reduce weight is the Ride 7’s IBR+™ outsole, an injection-blown rubber compound that is 33 percent lighter than traditional blown rubber.
Welded overlays in the shoe’s distinctive upper create a seamless feel while a highly breathable open air mesh keeps feet cool and comfortable. A silver reflective synthetic detail at the heel provides visibility in low light conditions.
Saucony’s exclusive ComfortLite Sockliner™, a molded sockliner engineered with premium EVA, is contoured to cradle the heel and support the arch while reducing peak pressures in the forefoot. The collar of the Ride 7 features a RunDry™ lining for superior moisture wicking properties.
The shoe’s 8mm heel-to-toe offset positions the foot during impact in a way that creates a greater range of motion for the Gastrocnemius-Soleus-Achilles tendon system, allowing for a more powerful running stride.
Saucony’s ongoing commitment to award-winning innovation and performance continue to earn significant industry accolades for the brand. In addition to the “Editor’s Choice” Award for the Ride 7, Saucony has been repeatedly recognized by Runner’s World for its exceptionally innovative and industry-leading products, including the most recent awards:
Peregrine 4: “Editor’s Choice” (Spring Trail Shoe Guide 2014)
Triumph 11: “Editor’s Choice” - Runner’s World Italy (Winter 2014)
Omni 12: “Editor’s Choice” (Fall 2013)
Kinvara 4: “International Best Update” (Fall 2013)
The Saucony Ride 7 retails at RM399 per pair and is now available at selected STADIUM, Studio R and Royal Sporting House store nationwide.
Friday, July 04, 2014
Press Release: LION PARKSON RUN 2014 TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BANTING HOME FOR HANDICAPPED & MENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN
Kuala Lumpur, 3 July 2014 – Lion-Parkson Foundation together with Lee Chong Wei Foundation are organizing a 10km run at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur on 14 September 2014 to raise funds for the Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children in Banting, Selangor. The run is targeting to attract 5,000 participants and raise over RM1 million for the Home.
The Home for special children was built at a cost of RM2.2 million contributed by Lion-Parkson Foundation, on a 4.17 acres piece of land worth RM1.2 million donated by Lion Group. The funds to build the Home came from a series of TV programs in 2008 and the Million Dollar Dance Grand Finale Charity Show in February 2009, both produced by Lion-Parkson Foundation Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng. The Home which can accommodate 100 children was officially opened by National Shuttler, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei on 4 November 2012.
The Run is being held to raise funds to build Phases 2 and 3 of the Home to accommodate another 100 children, and an orphanage and old folks home. The main sponsor for the Run is Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd, with major sponsors being Diadora, Akemi, Bonia and Watatime; Oris as the Official Time Keeper, and Spritzer as the Official Drink.
The press conference to launch the Run was attended by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Lion-Parkson Foundation Trustees, Dr Yulduz Emiloglu and Dr Chua Siew Kiat; and Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd’s General Manager – Merchandising, Ms Natalie Cheng.
Ms Natalie Cheng said in her speech, “There are two categories for the Run; the Standard Entry and Premium Entry, with registration fee of RM60 and RM500 respectively. Standard Entry participants will receive a T-shirt sponsored by Diadora, a bib, a goodie bag worth RM50 and a finisher medal and certificate while Premium Entry participants will receive the same package with the goodie bag worth RM450.
On top of this, all participants stand a chance to win branded gifts such as Samsonite luggage, Kipling pouches and wallets, and Thirsty watches by answering a simple question related to the Run. Premium Entry participants also have the chance to walk away with Oris watches.” She invited the general public, members of the mass media and everyone to join in the Run for a good cause.
For more information or to register for the run, you may visit www.parkson.com.my or sign up at Parkson stores in Pavilion, KLCC, 1 Utama, KL Festival City, Setia City Mall, Subang Parade or Sunway Pyramid. Those who may not be running but would like to donate, may visit Parkson website for more information on how to do so. All contributions will be channeled to the Home via the Lion-Parkson Foundation.
For more photos from the press conference, please click HERE.