Monday, June 29, 2015

Is The Color Run Safe? Official Statement from the Organiser



We know a lot of you are freaked out of the learning at least 510 people were injured -- 183 of them hospitalized in intensive care units - after flammable colour powder apparently exploded in midair at a recreational water park in Taiwan few days ago. Source: CNN.

How safe is The Color Run then since it uses similar colour powders? We have the official statement from The Color Run Malaysia Facebook, which was posted today (29 June 2015).



It reads "The Color Run™ has no association with the venue, organizers, or equipment used at the Taiwan incident. However, we take the events that occurred in Taipei very seriously as the health and safety of our participants and our employees has always been at the forefront of our minds and actions.

We have had zero fire-related incidents in five hundred global events with more than four million participants. We are committed to staging safe and secure events.

The safety of our runners and clients is of paramount importance to us."




Update: The Color Run™ can confirm that the powder used in its events has been tested for flammability and successfully passed the required EU standards. The powder used in the tragic incident in Taipei was different from that used in Color Run™ events and was not provided by the Color Run™ supplier.

We heard the registration for The Color Run Malaysia will be open in July. The event proper will be staged in September. To get the latest upcoming run/ walk event updates, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.

Mizuno Wave Run 2015 @ Dataran Putrajaya



What? MIZUNO WAVE RUN 2015

When? 27 September 2015 (Sunday) 6:30am

Where? Dataran Putrajaya

How far/ How much? 21km (RM70) & 10km (RM60)

How to register? Coming soon to http://www.myraceonline.com/

Monday, June 22, 2015

Media Release: KANYE WEST and adidas Originals: Introducing the YEEZY BOOST 350



Kuala Lumpur, 19th June 2015 - Launched this past February with an epic New York Fashion Week presentation, YEEZY Season 1 by Kanye West and adidas Originals ignited a global sensation with an unprecedented public live-stream and the subsequent release of the YEEZY BOOST, which immediately sold out in a worldwide frenzy of anticipation.

Now, West and adidas release the second sneaker developed in their close collaboration: the YEEZY BOOST 350. Launching globally on June 27, the trainer features an upper composed entirely of adidas' Primeknit: a breakthrough material developed using the latest digital engineering methods to fit like a second skin. Leveraging adidas BOOST™'s highly responsive properties, the shoe boasts the ultimate in comfort and performance, ensuring that the wearer's everySTEP is hyper-charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy.


The YEEZY BOOST 350 is composed of beautiful yet simple materials, speaking to West's ambition of creating a clean, modern, effortlessTEMPLATE for footwear and apparel. By fusing adidas' unparalleled engineering with a timeless aesthetic, the YEEZY BOOST 350 presents a fearless step into the future of style.

The countdown begins now! YEEZY BOOST 350 (RM850) will hit stores globally on June 27 and with limited pairs available at the adidas Originals Concept Store at Pavilion KL and Crossover Sunway Pyramid.

For more updates follow:
@adidasOriginals
#adidasOriginals
#YEEZYBOOST
#YEEZYBOOST350
#adidasMY

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Music Run by AIA 2015 #LiveTheBeat @ Sepang International Circuit



What? The Music run by AIA

Where? Sepang International Circuit

When? 10 October 2015 (Saturday)

How far? 5km

How to register? Click http://www.themusicrun.com/




Runwitme says: The Music Run™ is returning to KL as a night run with a new venue and lots of music that will get your fist pumping while your heart is thumping. No time clock; no training routine; no judging; just great music selected by you and your friends! :)



Read about our experience in the Music Run 2014 HERE.

BSN Putrajaya Marathon 2015



What? BSN Putrajaya Marathon 2015

Where? Putrajaya

When? 24 October 2015

How to register? Registration is OPEN. Head over to http://www.bsnpnm.com/


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Larian Sehati Sejiwa 2015 @ Padang Merbok



What? Larian Sehati Sejiwa 2015

When? 23 August 2015 (Sunday) 6:00am

Where? Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur

How far/ How much? 10km (RM45) | 5km (RM30) | 3km (RM20)

How to register? Click HERE




Runwitme Says: You see it here first. Medal from Elite Kraft and event T-Shirt from Compress Sports. There will be motorcycles for lucky draw and each runner will get two domain names.



To get the latest upcoming run/ walk event updates, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ironman Announces A Stunning New Course For The Ironman Malaysia, Langkawi 2015



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 June 2015 – IRONMAN® Malaysia, Langkawi which returned to the global race calendar last year, will have a whole new race experience in 2015.

The swim will be relocated to the stunning tropical beach lagoon at Pantai Kok with clean protected waters greatly enhancing the athlete experience. The popular and challenging bike course continues to cover most of the spectacular island whilst avoiding the high traffic of Kuah town. A unique new addition will be the location of transition 2 to the indoor and fully air conditioned environment of the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre and finally, the run will take place in the resort area of Pantai Chenang with a spectacular finish line along the palm fringed beachfront of the Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa Langkawi.



Organisers are keen to build on the successful return for IRONMAN® Malaysia, Langkawi which attracted a strong international field of participants from more than 40 nations in 2014. ”We are thrilled to be announcing these course changes and believe that they will definitely enhance the athlete experience greatly,” said IRONMAN® Asia-Pacific Director of Operations, David Ray.

”Langkawi is a stunning tropical island and this new course truly encapsulates its scenic beauty and at the same time makes significant race day improvements for participants and the local island community.”



The changes have resonated with IRONMAN® Asia-Pacific Ambassador, Cameron Brown, a 14-time IRONMAN winner.
”I enjoyed IRONMAN® Malaysia for sure last year and Langkawi is a fantastic spot. But I love the proposed changes with a much improved swim venue at a beach resort and far fewer high traffic areas” Brown said.

”The only problem I see is that, it might be tempting to stay rather longer than you should at T2 in that air conditioned hall” he joked.

Key partners involved in supporting the course changes are The Danna Langkawi and Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi who are owned and managed by Tradewinds Corporations Berhad. These resorts offer truly world class accommodation and hospitality options for athletes and their families and will host key functions including a sunset awards ceremony on the beach.



IRONMAN® Malaysia, Langkawi will be held on Saturday 14 November, 2015.

For more information, visit www.ironmanmalaysia.com.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Media Release: EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2015



Petaling Jaya, 16 June 2015 - World Endurance Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the organiser of EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2015, is pleased to announce today that the second night run will be held on 5 September 2015. The first flag off will be at 8pm at EduCity Sports Complex in Nusajaya, Johor.

With over 5,000 runners participating in last year's highly successful first ever night run in Nusajaya, CG Lim, General Manager of World Endurance Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and venue sponsor, EduCity, have promised a more thrilling excitement and experience in this year's edition.

"Last year, the gathering of our participants filled the night air with so much energy and the experience was thrilling for us as the organisers as well as fulfilling for the participants. We are very much looking forward to see familiar and new faces to this highly anticipated night run. Whether you are a competitive distance runner or just running for fun, EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2015 is the perfect event to do just that," said CG Lim.

As the premier night run in Johor, EduCity Sundown Malaysia will take runners on a scenic track across the beautiful coastal ode of Nusajaya.



"EduCity is proud to be the title and venue sponsor for the second year running. We believe the unique landscape around EduCity and Nusajaya provides the ideal backdrop for a scenic night run such as this. We hope all participants will have a fun and rewarding experience," said Sugumaran Kailasan, Chief Operating Officer of EduCity lskandar Sdn Bhd.

The race will feature two distance categories, a Half-Marathon(21krn) and a 12km run, with six runner categories - Half Marathon (Men's and Women's Open, Men's and Women's Junior Veteran, Men's and Women's Senior Veteran) and a further two categories in the 12km (Men's and Women's Open).



in addition to the one-of-a-kind experience, participants can also look forward to receiving a running vest, official timing, finisher's medal, E-certificate and, of course, a goodie bag! Runners in the 21km category will also receive an exclusive finisher's tee.

Apart from encouraging runners to finish the race, experienced pacers will provide on-site pre-event coaching and training.



Prizes for top finishers in each category will be announced by organizers closer to the event. With registration already opened, interested participants are invited to visit the event's official website at http://sundownmalaysia.com for more information and to lock down one of the limited spots available.

Early bird prices of RM85 are valid only in June and will increase to RM96 in July and RM106 in August (subject to availability).

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Note: Photo courtesy of Sundown Malaysia FB.

Media Release: Get Faster, Better and Strionger with Standard Chartered KL Marathon Running Clinics



Kuala Lumpur, 15 June 2015 – With registrations secured and calendars cleared for the 4th of October, all focus will now be on achieving personal goals when running the race.

For runners upgrading their distances, preparation is crucial as one needs to get physically and mentally ready for the challenge, while those looking to achieve a new personal best will need to build up their physical and mental endurance as well as their muscles for the task.



To help runners prepare for the road ahead, Race Owner and Organiser, Dirigo Events will be conducting a series of running clinics at various locations in the Klang Valley.

The running clinics are serialised into 14 sessions (8 general sessions and 6 specialised sessions) organised on selected Sunday mornings across 4 months under the supervision of Mark Williams, the official coach for Standard Chartered KL Marathon. Each session is differentiated -- designed to get beginner, intermediate and advanced runners prepared for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

As Mark William advises all runners planning to participate in the clinics, “Whether this is your first ever race or you’re already a veteran of many Marathons, the structure and topics of these clinics have been designed to give relevant information, training tips and guidelines for every participant to get the most out of their efforts. We urge them to come along, listen, learn, and share the knowledge with their friends and family!”

Director of Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. and Standard Chartered KL Marathon owner and organiser, Rainer Biemans sees it as part and parcel of a great race experience, “Our role as race organisers goes beyond planning the routes and delivering the logistics. It is also our responsibility in getting runners trained properly and safely. The training journey can be challenging and long, but we will be helping runners along every step of the way. The running clinics are more than just a platform for training; they are platforms to form new friendships, discover new ideas, and find encouragement to go further. This is also in line with our title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank’s brand values.”

Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. together with adidas will also be using the running clinics to spot and nurture talented potential runners. The running clinics are part of SCKLM organisers’ commitment to grow the sport as well as a platform for community building.



The schedule for the running clinics are as follows:

 Running Clinics (General)
DATE
DAY
TIME
VENUE
TOPIC
7 June
SUNDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BUKIT JALIL
PREPARING YOURSELF AND THE BENEFITS OF RUNNING
13 June
SATURDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BUKIT JALIL
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR RUNNERS
5 July
SUNDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BUKIT JALIL
RUNNING TECHNIQUE
12 July
SUNDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BUKIT JALIL
HOW TO TRAIN PROPERLY
2 Aug
SUNDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BUKIT JALIL
RUNNING EQUIPMENT
16 Aug
SUNDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BUKIT JALIL
AVOIDING INJURY  AND KNOWING YOUR INJURIES
30 Aug
SUNDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BOTANI PERDANA
NUTITION AND HYDRATION
13 Sep
SUNDAY
6.30 AM
TAMAN BOTANI PERDANA
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
               
Running Clinics (Specialised)
DATE
DAY
TIME
VENUE
TOPIC
11 June
THURSDAY
6.00 pm
TAMAN BOTANI PERDANA
HILL TRAINING
25 June
THURSDAY
6.00 pm
TBC
FARTLEK TRAINING
30 July
THURSDAY
6.00 pm
TBC
INTERVAL TRAINING
20 Aug
THURSDAY
6.00 pm
TBC
CRUISE INTERVALS
27 Aug
THURSDAY
6.00 pm
TBC
ACCELERATION RUN
3 Sept
THURSDAY
6.00 pm
TBC
TEMPO RUN
The running clinics are just one part of Dirigo Events’ and Standard Chartered’s commitments to give back to the community; other initiatives include the Corporate Challenge in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia and the “Run For A Cause” programme.

Corporations who are interested to partake in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon are encouraged to join the Corporate Challenge, a competitive and fun platform for organisations to register and compete as a corporate team and raise money for the beneficiaries. It is not only a great way to foster camaraderie and team spirit in the office, but also acts as an initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles amongst the workforce.

Further to the initiatives, the “Run For A Cause” programme aims to raise funds and awareness for the beneficiaries in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. This year, the four participating beneficiaries are Standard Chartered Foundation, Hospis Malaysia, National Cancer Society Malaysia and EcoKnights.

For more information and updates on SCKLM, please visit:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SCKLmarathon
Instagram: https://instagram.com/SCKLmarathon
Website: www.kl-marathon.com

Sunday, June 14, 2015

First Look: Terry Fox Run 2015 (Kuala Lumpur) T-Shirt Design - One World, One Dream, One Run



35 years ago today Terry ran an astonishing 42km from Port Hawkesbury to Antigonish, NS Canada. 35 years later Terry's example of courage, hope and determination is still inspiring us all.

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.

Find out more about Terry Fox HERE.



The Terry Fox Kuala Lumpur Run will be held on 29 November at Kepong Metropolitan Park. For more info about the T-Shirt sale, please click https://www.facebook.com/TerryFoxRunKL

To get the latest upcoming run/ walk event updates, follow our tweet HERE and LIKE us on our Facebook HERE.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Media Release: The Chicken Rice Shop Celebrates 15th Year by Giving Back with Chick-A-Thon



KUALA LUMPUR, June 2, 2015 – For the hundreds who gathered for a fun day out with family and friends, while helping to make children’s wishes come true, the first walk-cum-treasure hunt by home-grown halal family restaurant chain The Chicken Rice Shop (TCRS) was everything it set out to be.

Held amidst the lush backdrop of Lake Gardens (or Perdana Botanical Gardens), the TCRS Chick-A-Thon and carnival was organised in conjunction with the brand’s 15th anniversary.

Wong Kah Lin, CEO of TCRS Restaurants Sdn Bhd, said “The Chick-A-Thon gives us a great opportunity to bring families together as part of our anniversary celebrations which is all about giving back. With so many people with hectic lifestyles, it is important to make time for those nearest and dearest to us, so why not an event that gets you outdoors, is healthy and where you stand to win cash and more!”

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The day started with an aerobic session to get everyone warmed up for the 2.5km walk-cum-treasure hunt, which was flagged off by celebrity chef Dato’ Ismail Ahmad, also TCRS ambassador. Children and adults excitedly set off through the scenic Lake Gardens, trying to complete the walkathon within the shortest timeframe and win cash prizes totalling RM10,000.

As the participants searched for images of little yellow chicks that were hidden along the green trail and answered questions, the usually quiet Lake Gardens was turned into a hive of activity.

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Seeing the anniversary was an ideal occasion to give back to the community, the event also raised funds and awareness in support of the Children’s Wish Society (CWS), a not-for-profit organization that helps to fulfil the wishes of terminally-ill children across Malaysia.

Wong said, “We wanted to support a worthy cause and with CWS being family-oriented, it was an easy choice. They do wonderful work in bringing happiness to children with serious illness by looking for ways to make their wishes a reality. TCRS plans to match the total amount collected as entry fee-cum-donations from participants so we can make an even larger contribution to the Society and hopefully make more wishes come true.”

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Teoh Teik Hoong, Vice President of CWS Malaysia, said the organisation was proud to be a partner of the Chick-A-Thon. “This partnership helps raise much-needed funds for the society's efforts to fulfil wishes of children stricken with terminal illnesses across the country. Every wish fulfilled is another smile from these ailing children.”

He added that the funds raised would be channelled towards fulfilling wishes CWS Malaysia has received from children around the country. “It may be a little girl suffering from cancer who wants a soft teddy bear, a wheelchair-bound teenage boy suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who needs an iPad to keep him entertained, or a young boy suffering from liver failure who wishes to travel somewhere with his family. On behalf of the society, we would like to thank TCRS and members of the public who have stepped forward to help us fulfil more wishes.”



The TCRS Chick-a-Thon also gave away 10 smartphones as consolation prizes, with one lucky participant walking away with a 60-inch LED TV for winning the best-dressed traditional costume contest.

In the spirit of ‘makan together’, participants at the end of the walkathon also received complimentary halal Hainanese chicken rice, one of the most popular dishes at TCRS. Wong added, “As a family restaurant, we believe in the goodness of a meal to strengthen family ties. We are grateful to have had so much loyal support from our customers over the last 15 years and we are glad to be able to show our appreciation.”



To top it off, there were a variety of booths with activities like Golf, Roller Ball, Ring Toss, Balloon Dart, Shot Target and Can Toss. Participants were also spoilt for choice when it came to food and beverages offered by event sponsors including Farm’s Best, Permanis, Wall’s and Milo. Touch n’ Go also set up a booth offering customized versions of Touch n’ Go cards using personal photos or other images, and reloading of cards.

Founded in 2008, CWS has brought smiles to children and their families nationwide by fulfilling more than 450 wishes. Whether a trip to Universal Studio Singapore or the Lost World of Tambun in Perak, an iPad or a game console, and even a ride in a Lamborghini, CWS has made it their mission to reach out to as many children as possible.



The Chick-A-Thon fun continues from May 31 – June 6, 2015, as participants will be able to enjoy a 2-piece Nyonya Pai Tee side dish for free when dining at TCRS outlets. Simply post pictures taken during the TCRS Chick-A-Thon on Facebook using the hashtag #tcrschickathon2015, and show a TCRS employee proof of the post to be entitled to the complimentary side dish. Terms and conditions apply.

To see more about the Chick-a-Thon or check out pictures from the fun-filled day, one can visit https://www.facebook.com/thechickenriceshop.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The River Jungle Marathon 2015 @ Hulu Langat



What? The River Jungle Marathon

When? 6 September 2015 (Sunday)4:30 flag off

Where? Hulu Langat, Selangor

Who? Organised by The Marathon Shop

How far? 42km only

How much? RM130 (before 31st July 2015); RM150 then after.

How to register? Click http://event.themarathonshop.com.my/the_river_jungle_marathon_2015-list.aspx


Runwitme Says: The River Jungle Marathon is a boutique 42km (Full Marathon) event in which the “no cut off time” had encouraged a lot of “full marathon virgins” to take on a full marathon distance challenge. But we think you should train for it seriously even though there is no cut off time. At least have your own personal target time, 6 hours is do-able. No point of finishing a marathon in 9 hours while you suffer under the hot sun. :)

Monday, June 01, 2015

The Salomon X-Scream 3D CityTrail Shoe Launch at KLCC Park



KLCC Park has always been a favourite place for us to run. Beautiful KL skyline. Dedicated running path. Right smack in the city.

It is a perfect place to try out the latest multitasking shoes from Salomon - X-Scream 3D CityTrail which is designed urban runs that involve both tarmac road and easy trails.

The trail was organised by World of Sports Malaysia in conjunction with the launch of the shoe. About 30 of us, bloggers and representative from the media were invited to try out the shoe in a run around the park.



Offering a dynamic and cushioned ride, the Salomon X-Scream 3D is an agile CITYTRAIL™ shoe that injects mountain spirit (which Salomon is famous far) into running in an urban landscape.

Just like the other shoes in Salomon stable, X-Scream 3D is equipped with the Quicklace™ system. Quicklace™ is a single Kevlar® string fed through friction-free eyelets. As you pull, the lace closes evenly. Lock in place with the stopper and stow Everything in the lace pocket. Fast, light, comfortable and won´t loosen while you run.Just click the video below for a demo on how quick it is to lace up your shoe.

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As you can see, the lace can be tucked neatly into the pocket flap on top of the shoe tongue. So, say bye bye to flapping shoe laces that can get undone easily during your run.

Apart from Quicklace™, the shoe also features

Contagrip®
Contagrip® is a mix between density, Compound and geometry to optimize grip and durability for each surface or activity. A race proven technology.

SensiFit™
Sensifit™ cradles the foot from the midsole to the lace system, providing a stable, precise, snug fit all around the system. Moulded into the shoe, reducing weight and brings more comfort.



After a quick warm up session by Salomon Ambassador, Raymond Ng, we are off to "explore" the KLCC Park with our new shoes. Click video to play.

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Off we go covering various surfaces like city pavement, rubberised jogging track, grass, stairs etc while enjoying the beautiful city-scape around the Petronas Twin Tower.



We like the breathable mesh upper that provides an adaptive fit, while the dual density midsole provides an optimal amount of underfoot cushioning.



Just like its predecessor, the Salomon X-Scream, the X-Scream 3D features multidirectional lugs on the outsole allow you to traverse over a variety of surfaces, with a thin TPU film layer in the forefoot for additional stability.



If you are looking for a minimalist trail shoe, this is not for you. The Salomon X-Scream 3D CityTrail running shoe has many features and packed with technologies to make your run more comfortable and enjoyable.



Yup! It's an all rounder shoes for the city boy and girls out there. Whether you're running over dirt and gravel or exploring the urban streets, this shoe makes an excellent companion. Check out the video.



The Salomon X-Scream 3D is available now at RM489 in a few awesome colours at Salomon Pavilion, World of Sports and World of Outdoor.



For more information about Salomon X-Scream 3D and World of Sports Malaysia, please visit
http://www.salomon.com/my and http://www.worldofsports.com.my

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