Thursday, March 10, 2016

Media Release: “Save Our Rainforest Race 2016” - Tree is Our Future

Kuala Lumpur, 17 February 2016 - With the success and effectiveness of the program “Save Our Rainforest Race” (SORR) that has taken place annually since 2013, Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA, Malaysia), an NGO fighting for issues related to natural heritage including preservation and conservation efforts of tropical rainforest in Malaysia, is conducting another SORR program this year. This time, SORR 2016 will be held on March 26, 2016 at the Center for Eco-Tourism Education Edutourism, Sungai Menyala Forest Reserve, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

As a symbolic race to save the decreasing forests in Malaysia, participants will race 16km to plant forest trees in the designated area. Along the race route, participants will go through a number of challenges including nature inspired games and trivia related to SORR 2016 theme.
Consistent with the previous SORR programs, SORR 2016 is aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of the tropical rainforest in the country and educate participants and the public to join in the care for the environment in a sustainable manner for present and future generations. In addition, the program also aims to raise funds for awareness campaigns and educational programs in the future.

This year’s program is joined by ‘Friends of SORR 2016’ that comprised of Amy Search, Keith Foo, Johan Raja Lawak, Imelda Harris, Thanuja, Razif Yahya, Najwa Latif, Syafik Malik, Harick Azha, Ozlynn and Kim Raymond plans to plant 1,000 forest trees consisting of various species with the participation of 2,000 participants from all walks of life. Each participant is accompanied by a partner, consisting of 2 people of each group and willl have the opportunity to approach and understand the natural heritage and ways of planting the right tree. PEKA Malaysia also welcomes corporate parties and individuals to co-sponsor to ensure the success of this beneficial event.

The press conference witnessed the launch of the program, announcements of sponsors and friends of SORR. The program was also graced by special guests and supporters; Salamiah Hassan, Zaiton Sameon, Norish Karman and Ewal.

To anyone who is interested in joining SORR2016, they can sign up via PEKA website. Registration is open to public with a fee of RM 80 per person (RM 160 per team). Similar to previous SORR programs, participation fee includes race kit, tree sapling, breakfast, lunch, t-shirt and official SORR2016 memorabilia. Interested participants are encouraged to register immediately.

Any questions regarding information and registration of SORR2016, the public can visit or or contact Susee (6016 2010204), Arizal Rahman (6011 12249782) or Izwan ( 6017 9321899).

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