Thursday, August 27, 2015

Media Release: BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon Returns With New Look and Feel!



KUALA LUMPUR, 26 August – At a press conference today, the organiser of the BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon (BSNPNM) announced a major rebrand of the city’s largest annual night marathon by introducing a new, refreshed logo identity and adding the 5km Glow Run as one of its offered categories.

BSN Deputy Chief Executive, Siew Kin Meng said the rebrand exercise is timely following an amazing response from marathon enthusiasts when all 12,000 places were taken up in less than 10 days after it opened for registration on 22 June.

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“BSN is proud to become the exclusive Title Sponsor of the BSNPNM for the 5th year running. The new logo represents evolution and modernisation as well as our long term commitment to this event,” he said during the BSNPNM Press Conference and Hi- Tea today.

Siew added that the new logo has a minimalist, clean, strong and modern design to create a striking new look. The font is bold and solid which symbolises the maturing of the event. It can stand on its own and be recognisable.

“Meanwhile, the black colour looks powerful and represents strength, power and authority, while the icon of a human running and usage of font are in alignment to show unity, progression and balance,” he said.
Siew said BSNPNM is the only marathon that provides runners with insurance coverage during the event, offering them protection during the competition until they are safely back home after the race. The coverage is by BSN’s sister company Gibraltar BSN.

Speaking about the new 5km Glow Run, Siew said a total of 2,500 runners have signed up for the category and each runner will receive a glow stick, glow glasses and glow shoe laces for the race.
“The 5km Glow Run route will be lit and decorated with glowing lights with LED lighting cones placed along the route, and the BSN cheer team will also be placed at Jambatan Sri Gemilang just to add some joy and excitement for the runners and spectators,” he added.

Apart from the 5km Glow Run, BSNPNM 2015 will also include a full marathon (42.2 km), a half marathon (22.1 km) and a 10km Corporate CSR Run.

“The rebrand exercise reflects an effort to better embody the race’s evolution to a world class running event in line with some of the world’s best-known races,” Siew said.

In addition, the BSNPNM 2015 is also set to raise funds for the Department of Paediatrics in four hospitals, namely Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Selayang, Hospital Sungai Buloh and Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang.
“At BSN, we believe in caring for the less fortunate, and helping to raise funds is one way to do this. We also want to build meaningful relationships, such as by supporting activities that people care about, including popular events like the Putrajaya Night Marathon,” he said.



The four beneficiaries for this year’s fundraising, through the 10km Corporate CSR Run, will receive donations from the collection of entry fees in the corporate bodies category.In 2014, a total of RM100,000 was collected through the participation of corporates and donated to the Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia (PDM).

Media Release: Batik Fun Walk 2015



Let’s get busy and be creative for a Sunday morning walk !!

Sunday mornings are the best time for some fun and exciting activities for the families ! And Batik Fun Walk is surely one of it.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG) is pleased to announce that the Batik Fun Walk will be held on Sunday, 25 October 2015 at 6:30 am at Lanai, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

The Batik Fun Walk is an annual event of the Malaysia Batik: Crafted for The World Movement. It is good wholesome fun that everyone in the family can take part in and enjoy. Over the past years, this fun event has grown, with added interest from sponsors and walking participants alike.

The Prizes
Prizes will be awarded for the following:
1. Youngest Participant
2. Oldest Participant
3. Largest Group
4. Individual Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
5. Family Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
6. Lucky Draws
7. Grand Prize

The Route
The route for the Batik Fun Walk will be 2.3 km. It will start and end in Lanai, MaTiC. The route will take you down to Jalan Sultan Ismail, then right up to Jalan P. Ramlee and back to Jalan Ampang.



For the second year in a row, Batik Fun Walk is included in the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ FIT MALAYSIA Campaign. PENYAYANG is a firm believer in a healthy family being the nucleus of a healthy nation.

Participation Fee
For a fee of RM20, participants get a batik sarong, a goodies bag of mineral water and buns and the chance to take part in this healthy and fun event. Children under 12 can join free of charge.

Please visit www.penyayang.org.my to download form.

For more information, please call the organizer, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia at 03-8946 0222.




Moonwalk Jogathon @ Taman Rekreasi Bandar Mahkota Cheras



What? Jogathon

When? 10 October 2015 (Saturday) 6.00am

Where? Taman Rekreasi Bandar Mahkota Cheras

Who? Organized by Pesta Tanglung UKM and Persatuan Penduduk Bandar Mahkota Cheras

How far/ How much? 8km / RM25

How to register? Click http://goo.gl/forms/uJYJIFw7aN

Need more info? LIKE www.facebook.com/ptukm


Media Release: Heroes Battlefield Obstacle Run 2015



Petaling Jaya, 20 Auguest 2015 - Obstacle runs are the new marathon. They go beyond just testing a runner’s stamina by adding challenges of strength and endurance. Paradox; a public relations, advertising and event agency based in Petaling Jaya, wants to take these challenges and turn them into an experience.

Paradox is introducing The Heroes Series, which will transport obstacle runners to different places and eras as they navigate a series of carefully constructed challenges to make it to the finish line.

The Heroes Series has its sights set on reinventing health and fitness in Malaysia by adding new elements that require reflexes, quick thinking and teamwork through real life scenarios. Founders and entrepreneurs, Aaron Chee, Gobinathan and Stanley Sin say that runners can expect unique scenarios and challenges like escaping from a prison building or a shipwreck through the lifetime of the series.



To kickstart the series, the organisers launched Heroes Battlefield, the first run of the series, a 10 km, 20 obstacle run at the Sepang International Circuit. It is themed around an evacuation from a battlefield where runners will have to go through clouds from smoke grenades and possible enemy fire while testing their mental and physical strength under pressure.

No detail was spared to make the experience as authentic as possible with simulated gunfire sound effects, army captains who shout orders and battle cries, and wounded soldiers whom you can help to earn extra badges. (Yes look out for mini missions along the way)



Heroes Battlefield will be happening 31 October 2015 at Sepang International Circuit. If you think you have what it takes to survive the battle, sign-up now at myheroesseries.com and visit www.facebook.com/myheroesseries to stay updated on the event. Tickets will be on sale 20th August 2015.

Be part of the action now on social media. Just search for MYHEROESSERIES on facebook (www.facebook.com/myheroesseries), Twitter (www.twitter.com/myheroesseries) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/myheroesseries) for the latest on Heroes Battlefield and upcoming Heroes Series obstacle runs.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Reebok Spartan Race Malaysia Extended One More Day Due To Popular Demand



With Saturday race (10 Oct 2015) close to being sold out, the organisers have opened up a second race day on Sunday, 11 Oct 2015!

Be the first to get special VIP registration prices for the best heat times -> HERE.

VIP Open Heat Individual Price @ RM129++/ pax
VIP Open Heat Team 3+ Price @ RM 119++/pax

Special VIP registration prices will only be available from now to 30 Aug (midnight). Share this info with your friends before it goes public on Merdeka Day!

‪#‎SpartanRaceMY‬

Photos & Top 3 Results: Larian Sehati Sejiwa 10km 2015



Category A: Men's Open

1. Rosnizam Rosli 35:37
2. Amirul Hakim 36:00
3. Vasanthan 36:21

Category B: Women's Open

1. Noor Amelia Musa 41:39
2. Nik Nurzilawatie 44:29
3. Jessica Tang 46:20

Category C: Men's Veteran

1. Shahrudin Hashim 35:20
2. Mark Williams 35:41
3. Vadiveelu 37:08

Category D: Women's Veteran

1. Ho Wei Peng 47:21
2. Tan Bee Hoon 48:07
3. Lee Khum Chiew 49:25

Luminous Jogathon 2015 @ INTI International College Subang Plaza & SS15


What? Luminous Jogathon

When? 19 September 2015 (Saturday) 6.00pm

Where? INTI International College Subang Plaza & SS15

How far? 3km

How much? RM60

How to register? http://goo.gl/forms/kBFSvxkG2v

Need more info? LIKE https://www.facebook.com/LuminousJogathon2015/







Run Stroller Run 2015 @ Kepong Metropolitan Park



What? Run Stroller Run 2015

When? 8 November 2015 (Sunday) 7:30am

Where? Kepong Metropolitan Park

Who? Organized by The Marathon Company

How far / How much? 3.8km / RM85

How to register? Click HERE.

Need more info? Click https://www.facebook.com/themarathoncompany






MPA Charity Run @ Taylor's University Lakeside Campus



What? MPA Charity Run

When? 27 September 2015 (Sunday) 6:00am

Where? Taylor's University Lakeside Campus Staff Car Park

Who? Organised by Mission ABLE and Scholars@Work

Why? To raise fund for a disabled home at Klang, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Klang Selangor (PPKKCKS).

How far / How much? 8 km / RM50

How to register? Click HERE.

Need more info? Click bit.ly/mpacharityrun2015


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Kalumpang Rainforest Jungle Run



What? Kalumpang Rainforest Jungle Run

When? 25 October 2015 (Sunday)

Where? Kalumpang Resort & Training Centre

Who? Organised by GreenLeaf

How far/ How much? 18km / RM70

How to register? https://www.1xcess.com/registration/event/KRJR2015

Need more info? https://www.facebook.com/kalumpangjunglerun




Saturday, August 22, 2015

UTM Night Run for MAKNA 2015 @ Skudai, Johor



What? UTM Night Run for MAKNA 2015

When? 10 October 2015 (Saturday) 7:30pm

Where? Dataran Kawad, UTM Skudai

Why? To raise fund for National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA)

How far? 6.2km

How to register? http://event.themarathonshop.com.my/utmnr2015

Need more info? Click HERE.

For any enquiries regarding the event or activities, kindly contact +60193045496 (Mr. Azrul), +60122899802 (Mr,Fahmi) or +60176107356 (Mr.Saufi).





Friday, August 21, 2015

Media Release: KANYE WEST and adidas Originals – YEEZY BOOST 350



Kuala Lumpur, 19th August 2015 - Following the unprecedented global anticipation of the YEEZY BOOST 350 released in a white colorway this past June, Kanye West and adidas Originals now announce the forthcoming global drop of an all black version on August 22, 2015.

The shoe marks the third footwear model launched in the historic, vastly awaited partnership between West and adidas. First glimpsed in New York last February during the YEEZY SEASON 1 Fashion Week presentation, the lo-top YEEZY BOOST 350 in black features uppers composed of tonal Primeknit: a breakthrough material developed using adidas’ most advanced digital engineering techniques to fit like a second skin. Color-coordinated outsoles leverage adidas BOOST™’s highly responsive properties to offer an unparalleled level of comfort, performance, and style.

The YEEZY BOOST 350 is composed of beautiful yet simple materials in a refined, elegant color palette, speaking to West’s vision for effortless, timeless footwear and apparel. Melding the forward-thinking technologies of adidas with a classic aesthetic, the YEEZY BOOST 350 represents a bold new design ideal.

The YEEZY BOOST 350 will hit stores globally on August 22, 2015 and will also be available through adidas online at shop.adidas.com

For information on YEEZY BOOST 350 in Malaysia - stay tuned on www.adidas.com/KANYE

SOCIAL: @adidasOriginals #adidasOriginals #YEEZYBOOST

Mah Sing Foundation Charity Fun Run @ Taman Botani Perdana



What? The 1st Mah Sing Foundation Charity Fun Run.

When? 7 November 2015 (Saturday) 8am

Where? Perdana Botanical Garden, KL

Who? Organised by Mah Sing Foundation

Why? To educate and raise awareness on autism. It also aims to provide financial and medical assistance to children who are suffering from autism.

How far/ How much? 4.7km / RM45 (12 years and above) *For kids below the age of 12, they may run for fun accompanied with at least one paid registered parent or guardian.

How to register? Click https://event.touchpoint.international/mahsing2015/registration

Need more info? Please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/mahsingfoundationrun

Runwitme Says: Registration for the run will open in mid-August, and is targeting to garner at least 1000, to a maximum of 1500 runners. There will be fun activities along the route during the run, including a bubble zone and an exciting color palm arena.

All registration fees will be donated to several non-profit organisations, including Inisiatif Sokongan Austime Nouri and the Little Yellow Flower Education Foundation in providing aid for autistic children, especially those from lower-income families.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Auto Mall Run 2015 @ Karpal Singh Drive, Penang



What? Auto Mall Run 2015

When? 3 October 2015 (Saturday) 6:30AM

Where? Karpal Singh Drive, Penang

Who? Organised by TR Management

Why? In conjunction of the Official Opening for Auto Mall.

How far/ How much? 10km (Open,Veteran - RM55) (Team Challenge - RM50 per person; up to 10 person per team) & 5km Fun Run (RM35)

How to resgiter? Click http://www.tr.com.my/automallrun2015/

Need more info? Click https://www.facebook.com/automallrun2015





Frost the Trail KL Corporate Challenge - Run To Support Flood Relief



What? Frost the Trail KL Corporate Challenge

When? 24 October 2015 (Saturday) 6.30am

Where? Kepong Botanical Garden

Who? Organised by Frost & Sullivan

Why? All funds collected will be channelled to the beneficiary, Mercy Malaysia.

How far/ How much? 5km for Team Category (4 runners) RM1,000 & 8km for Individual Category RM250

How to register? http://www.frost-apac.com/FTT/index.php/kl/

and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frost-the-Trail-KL-Corporate-Challenge/100991619959075





Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Commando Elite Challenge Urban Warfare 19 & 20 Sept 2015



What? Commando Elite Challenge Urban Warfare

Where? Bukit Ekspo UPM, Serdang.

When? Night Mission @ 19th September – 07:30 PM – 12:00 AM; Day Mission @ 20th September – 06:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Who? Organised by NM Galaxy Sdn. Bhd.

How far? 6KM route with 15++ military obstacles challenge

How to register? Click http://commandoelitechallenge.com/


Runwitme Says: If road running does not give you the kick and torture you wanted, consider Commando Elite Challenge Urban Warfare. 6km loaded with military-inspired obstacles to get you wet in the pants. Limited Edition CEC Urban Warfare (for those register for Premium Package) & Exclusive CECUW medal for the finisher. Hurry, registration will be closed on 2 September.

Check out the official promo video below:



UPDATE:

Commando Elite Challenge Urban Warfare for this weekend going to be postponed by end of this year due to the worsening of the haze conditions; considering API reading exceeds 100. The proposed date is 12 December 2015 (Saturday). If you have any queries, please contact me at 03 4162 3955 :)

Thank you again.

Monday, August 17, 2015

MPIB Run is now MPI Generali Run and will be back on 10 January 2016.



On 15 July 2015; Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd has changed its name to MPI Generali Insurans Berhad. Hence MPIB Run is now known as MPI Generali Run.

MPI Generali Run will again kick-start the brand New 2016!

Registration begins for MPI Generali Run 2016 on 19th August 2015 at myraceonline.com.

Back for the 5th year, MPI Generali Run is thrilled to kick-start the local running calendar as the first community run event of the year.

MPI Generali are pleased to welcome seasoned runners and encouraging first time runners to begin the year 2016 on a journey of fitness and healthy lifestyle. The race routes; 5km fun run, 9km and the 12km are maintained at the Padang Merbuk; 1 of the favourite running routes in Kuala Lumpur.

Please visit the official website mpigeneralirun.com for more information about the Run or follow them on facebook.com/mpigeneralirun for the latest information.

Media Release: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2015’s Mobile Application Goes Live Today



12 August 2015, Singapore – For the very first time, runners at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore SCMS) 2015 can prepare for the nation’s largest annual mass participation event with the help of an interactive SCMS 2015 mobile application.

Once downloaded on smart phones, the application, designed by the Marathon’s Official IT Consultancy TCS can immediately become a runner’s dependable personal coach through its unique training functionality that offers a 16-week customisable fitness plan, which begins on 17 August, leading up to the marathon on 6 December.

The interval training-based programme, designed by professional coaches from Official Fitness Partner: Journey Fitness Company, will alternate between short bursts of fast runs and slower, longer jogs interspersed with resting periods, which will boost an individual’s distance running capabilities and capacity.

Training programmes on the application can be personalised according to each participant’s running experience, goals for the race, and commitment to train. Their training experience will also be enhanced through a series of unique user-friendly features that come with the application such as a GPS map for each session, audio cues to keep runners focused and real time analysis of the performance of each run. The ‘Live Tracking feature will also be included in this year’s app prior to event day, giving family and friends the chance to follow and support each participant live on race day.

Chris Robb, CEO of Spectrum Worldwide, SCMS 2015 Event Organiser, commented: “The all-new SCMS2015 mobile app is very exciting, and is now able to take on the role of a training companion and sit side-by-side with the participants on this memorable journey. The real time access to training data also gives runners the opportunity to train like a pro and pace their practice runs. We strongly believe that the unique features will improve the marathon experience, and make the app a massive hit among participants.”

The app works seamlessly across most social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which allows for easy collaboration and interaction with fellow runners and running communities. Runners can also record the details of their training and track their progress to share with their friends on Facebook, making it one of the most fun, interactive and personable smart phone apps in marathon running.

In addition to the features as a training programme and a fitness coach, the app will also contain auxiliary information like the latest event news, weather data and FAQs which will be useful to runners when scheduling their training sessions, allowing them to stay up to date with the latest developments.

In its 14th year, Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2015 will take place on 6 December.

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore is sponsored by: Standard Chartered Bank (Title Sponsor); Adidas (Official Apparel Sponsor); Seiko (Official Timekeeper); 100plus (Official Isotonic Drink); Land Rover (Official Car); TCS (Official IT Consultancy); Hotel Jen (Official Hotel); Running Department (Official Pacers); Journey Fitness (Official Fitness Partner); Swisse (Official Vitamin); 2XU (Official Compression Sponsor); Tomtom (Official GPS Training Device); PSB Academy (Official Event Supporter)

For more information and details on Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2015, see www.marathonsingapore.com.

The SCMS2015 mobile application can be downloaded at: http://www.marathonsingapore.com/mobile/

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Photos & Top 3 Results: Runwithus 12km 2015


Category A - 12km Men Open
1. Nik Fakaruddin 41:16
2. Ruburn Kummar 41:37
3. Yaashan Raj 41:55


Category B - 12km Women Open
1. Sheela Samivellu 46:59
2. Noor Amelia Musa 50:14
3. Yee Pei Ni 51:49


Category C - 12km Men Veteran Open
1.Shahrudin Hashim 41:58
2.Vadiveelu Arumugam 43:08
3.Baskaran kuppusamy 44:08


Category D - 12km Women Veteran Open
1. Susan Khoo 54:14
2. Tan Pei Leng 57:33
3. Annie Lee 58:47

For more photos of the winners, please click HERE.

Media Release: Puma Launches 24-Hour Trainathon



Kuala Lumpur (16 August 2015) - Mohd Azhari, 29, Ahmad Helmy Ahmad Kamal, 32, Khairul Hafidz Zamri, 29 and Claudia Ong, 31 emerged as champions for the first ever PUMA Trainathon Series to take home RM 11,000 – cash prize of RM 5,000 and RM6, 000 worth of PUMA vouchers.

Meanwhile, second placed team consisting of Samuel Lee, 29, Tung Xing Zhong, 24, Ee Wui Yang, 24 and Cheah Xin, 21 took home PUMA vouchers worth RM5,000. Lastly, Matthew Heller, 36, Sunil Bangah, 39, Raj Ahmed, 37 and Pasree Lee, 41 bagged the third receiving RM 4,000 of PUMA vouchers.

The champions will now compete in the PUMA Ignite XT 24-Hour Trainathon finale in Hong Kong on 12 September, 2015 as a reward for emerging victors.

The Trainathon series, which kicked off simultaneously here and in Beijing, China today, is the first of its kind challenging participants to endure training for 24 hours.

Those who sign up for the challenge are required to demonstrate extreme determination and strength in various obstacles. For example:

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Tim Tham, Assistant Marketing Manager of PUMA Malaysia, said: “I am very delighted to see a huge response for the first ever Trainathon in Malaysia.”

“It was amazing to see all the participants giving their best no matter what the whole time during this event.” He added.

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Claudine Ong, 31, team captain of the champions said: “This 24-Hour Trainathon was amazing. It pushed all participants to their limit.”

“We are looking forward for the Trainathon Finale in Hong Kong.” she added.



The 24-Hour Trainathon marks PUMA latest marketing campaign focusing solely on training and featuring top brand ambassadors and unveiling a new high intensity training shoe, Ignite XT.

The much anticipated Puma ‘IGNITE XT’ is available in all PUMA outlets. The PUMA ‘IGNITE XT’ is priced at RM399.
For more information about PUMA Training visit puma.com/training.

Friday, August 14, 2015

LED Night Run 2015 Set To Light Up The Night at i-City



SELANGOR’s first LED Night Run will be held at the state’s premier LED tourism site i-City on Sept 12.

The run, organised by The Earth Runners, will kick off at 6.45pm with an estimated 10,000 participants.

Organiser Donny Teh said the aim of the run was to help families bond.

“Families can run together and enjoy the great concert we have organised at the end of the event,” he added.

Popular talents such as DJ Point from Man Hand and Yuming Lai from One Million Star Batch 2 will be performing at the concert.

The run’s main sponsors are i-City and Best Western i-City Hotel while other sponsors include Revive, Elitez Martial Arts, Pusat Tuisyen A1, and Garmin.

I-Berhad information manager Tang Soke Cheng said the event was in line with their concept as the LED city.

“We are encouraging people to switch to LED lights from the traditional film lights and the best way to promote that is to do fun things like this,” she said.

The Marathon Shop will be organising all the technical aspects of the run and will also be manning the water stands and the route.

Participants will be given a Limited Edition New Balance Running Shirt worth more than RM100, LED shoe laces and a LED wristband.

Runners also stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes while those who complete the run will receive a medal.

There are three categories to suit participants of all ages with the shortest route covering a distance of 2.9km while the longest will be 5.5km.

Routes for category A and B are 5.5km each while category C runners will cover a distance of 2.9km.



Runners can choose from two packages for the night run.

The first is the LED Run and Fun package with a stay priced at RM227.

This package includes the LED run participation fee, entertainment at SnoWalk and Submarine and a one-night stay at Best Western i-City hotel for one pax (minimum two persons).

The second package, priced at RM127, is inclusive of the LED run participation fee and admission to the Red Carpet as well as Adventure Studio.

The packages can be purchased at iticket.i-city.my



Registration is open until Aug 15 and interested participants may message, Whatsapp, or call 016-226 8255 or 018-910 8492 for further details or log on to www.themarathonshop.com.my

Participants are encouraged to drop by at The Star booth on Sept 11 to sign up for subscription to an ePaper package offered exclusively to runners.

Source: The Star

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