Monday, October 09, 2017

Over​ ​2,200​ ​runners​ ​take part​ ​in​ ​ASICS​ ​Relay​ ​held in​ ​KL’s​ ​City​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Garden

On 7 October 2017, more than 550 teams, each made up of four runners, participated in the ASICS Relay, marking the completion of the second leg of the event, which is taking place in four South-east Asian countries. The relay launched in Indonesia on 19 August.

The KL event, held in Putrajaya, attracted female and male runners, from 16 years old, and comprised fitness explorers, adventure seekers, health enthusiasts and recreational runners.

Guest-of-Honour Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin bin Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib, Vice President of Olympic Council of Malaysia, flagged off the race at Anjung Floria. Runners sped towards the Heritage Square, passing various iconic buildings like the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia and the Steel Mosque (Tunki Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque).

“We love the spirit of working as a team. The competition has been as much about an opportunity to run with friends as it was about the joy of running,” said Thanuja Ananthan, Miss World Malaysia 2009, who joined the run with her family as Team Kacang Panjang Pendek.

The ASICS Relay offers more than a competitive, team-bonding race. In each city, attendees are treated to music entertainment with local musicians and dancers, and a selection of food and beverages.

The event continues in Singapore (4 November) before rounding up in Bangkok (2 December).

Winners and Timing list

Full marathon (42km):
· Male category - Team Subra Running - 02:19:47
· Female category - Team Pacesetters Malaysia - 03:16:47
· Mixed category - Team Arul Running Club - 02:35:34

Half marathon (21km):
· Male category - Team Kelab Olahraga Sungai Besi - 01:16:32
· Female category - Team Kyserun Krew Savannah - 01:48:08
· Mixed category - Team Serious Runners - 01:16:24

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

BHPetrol Orange Run Celebrates 12 Years

The BHPetrol Orange Run is back for the 12th consecutive year! Organised by BHPetrol in collaboration with Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya and Affin Bank, the annual marathon encourages Malaysians to embrace healthier lifestyles while giving back to those in need in society.

Mr Tan Kim Thiam, Managing Director of BHPetrol said, “We are very pleased to mark another successful year of the Orange Run. For 12 years running, the Orange Run has provided a platform for people to join in the fun, stay in shape, and make a positive impact on the community by raising funds for charitable causes. It is great to see that even after all these years, we have so many participants gathering here for such a good cause. We look forward to many more years ahead!”

In line with BHPetrol’s commitment to giving back to the community, following the completion of the run, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Deputy Chairman/Group Managing Director of Boustead Holdings Berhad, presented a contribution of RM30,000 to Yayasan Kebajikan Dan Perkhidmatan Perubatan Malaysia, Persatuan Rumah Kanak-kanak Ini Disayangi, and Persatuan Sindrom Down Malaysia, with each charitable organisation receiving RM10,000.

Flagged off today at the Curve, Mutiara Damansara, this year’s run saw over 5,000 runners participating. The 11-km run was open to all aged 13 and above. To encourage runners from all walks of life to participate, there were eight categories of contestants, namely Men Open & Veteran, Women Open & Veteran, Boys & Girls and Men & Women International Open. The winners of the eight categories bagged RM50,000 worth of cash prizes along with BHPetrol vouchers.

The BHPetrol Orange Run 2017 was thoroughly enjoyed by the runners and their families who came along to cheer them on. The crowd was also entertained by other activities such as product offers and sampling by BHPetrol, Affin Bank, Nestlé, Lucozade and many others.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Merrell Malaysia Launches Nature’s Gym Campaign

Petaling Jaya, 21 September 2017 – Merrell, the outdoor performance brand that empowers amazing outdoor lives, is excited to announce the launch of Nature’s Gym—a Merrell movement encouraging people to use nature as their gym. Nature’s Gym is where your active outdoor adventures happen, it’s where you explore, experience, and enjoy the outdoors.

In collaboration with Original Bootcamp Malaysia (OBC), the campaign kicked off with a group fitness bootcamp session at Dataran Petaling Jaya with invited media and guests. The bootcamp was led by experienced trainers from OBC and they started the session with warm ups and continued on with creative mix of bodyweight drills, workouts with ropes & soft medicine balls as well as high intensity interval training (HIIT).

The group was split into pairs and were instructed to perform a different workout from their partner. For instance, while one was doing burpees, the partner was performing a plank. Aside from that, the instructors had set stations on the field and each station was a different workout. Participants had to go through each station for a few minutes before moving on the next workout station. Once the fitness bootcamp was over, the trainers guided the participants on how to properly warm-down and stretch their body to avoid any injury.

In fact, Merrell Malaysia & OBC is planning to have a series of free outdoor fitness bootcamps for the public. Those who are interested in the bootcamps may follow Merrell Malaysia’s Facebook page for details.

In order to provide consumers with the right gear to take on whatever nature means to them, Merrell is rolling out a series of versatile footwear that have been specifically designed to help you take your fitness routine outdoors.

These shoes will give you a greater connection to your terrain, no matter what type of environment you might be in.

FIT: The Re-Booted Barefoot Collection with Trail Glove 4
Merrell’s best-selling barefoot collection is getting an update for 2017. The Trail Glove 4 has been re-designed with a minimal look for maximum performance. This barefoot shoe has a sock -like feel for a locked-down fit, plus a Vibram® sole for lightly cushioned performance. The Trail Glove 4 will be launching in October of 2017, and will be priced at RM459.

RUN: The Bare Access Flex

Merrell’s NEW Bare Access Flex running shoe is powered by FLEXconnect™ for hybrid performance – experience ultimate versatility, comfort, and ground connection on the trail, road and beyond. The shoes feature a 0mm drop, and the FLEXconnect™ technology features a Hyperlock™ heel for security during descents and sharp turns, dual-directional flex groove midsole for agility and stability, and sticky, durable outsole for superior grip. The Bare Access Flex shoes will launch in October of 2017 and will be priced at RM359.

TRAIL: The Agility Peak Flex
An update on this year’s Agility Peak Flex, this new trail runner is made with FLEXconnect™ technology to cushion, flex, and protect your feet on the trail. This shoe gives you the agility to excel on your longest runs and technical terrain. With a built-in engineered gaiter to keep out debris, and visible air cushion technology in the midsole to ensure maximum comfort, the Agility Summit Flex is taking trail running to the next level. This shoe will be launching in September of 2017, and will be priced at RM469.

adidas Runners Take Charge Kuala Lumpur

adidas Malaysia today introduced its global running movement – adidas Runners to its fans in Kuala Lumpur, with an exclusive 8KM run in the city, followed by post-run activities such as trampoline workout and car tyre body strength training. adidas creators, communities of runners and media friends were invited to join this momentous celebration, to be the first batch of adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur members.

“We are very excited to be kicking off adidas Runners here in Kuala Lumpur, one of the key cities in Southeast Asia, to be a part of the global adidas running community. As the number one running brand in the world, we’re committed to deliver only the best training and running experience to our consumers, inspiring positive change and motivate runners to perform better,” said David Wong, Head of Marketing, adidas Malaysia.

“adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur will see like-minded runners coming together, charging through unique routes in the city, training in classes and wholesome experiences, along with expert coaching and pro athlete appearances, be assured that we will have sessions available for all standards and abilities to help unlock our members’ performance,” he added.

One global movement
adidas Runners is a global initiative by adidas to energize, support and unite runners all over the world. Members can find new like-minded friends in their city and around the world, allowing them to extend their physical and digital social networks. In essence, adidas Runners offers an athletic and social improvement platform.

Run hard, play hard
adidas Runners cares about runners’ performance - helping runners in achieving their personal goals and pushing them to the next level. It is a runners’ community to train together while having a good time and to celebrate success with those who share the journey.

Holistic approach
Running will always be at the core of adidas Runners. Upcoming training activities will be planned by designated captains and coaches, catering for all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, i.e. running, full body fitness, nutrition and medical, enabling the members to be better runners to reach their individual goals.

The 8KM city run was led by adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur captains Azwan Bunjing, and Fatin Nabila. Attendees were also treated to an exclusive preview of the all new adidas UltraBOOST All Terrain range at the launch event, one of the perks of joining the adidas Runners community.

To find out more on the upcoming training sessions, join the adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur movement on Facebook and follow these hashtags #adidasrunnersKL #TakeChargeKL #adidasMY on Instagram and Twitter.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Slide the City Malaysia makes waves again in Setia Alam with the famous gigantic slip n’ slide

Slide the City Malaysia has officially launched their month-long Slip n’ Slide and it will be happening every weekend on Fridays (5pm-12am), Saturdays and Sundays (9am-12am) from September 30th - October 29th, 2017 at Setia City Convention Centre in Setia Alam.

Slide the City is a global phenomenon that brings a gigantic slip n’ slide onto city streets and has invaded major cities such as United States, Columbia, Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan and many more. Monkey Theory Sdn. Bhd. first brought the iconic slide to Malaysia in December 2015 and has since travelled across Malaysia and landed in states such as Penang, Melaka, Kuantan and Johor Bahru.

“We heard what our fans had to say and we are now extending the sliding days from only one weekend to a month long event! We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the slide at least once in their lives! So, just put on your sunscreens and grab your best summer outfit and speed down this gigantic slip n’ slide for a family fun day in the sun” said Mr Leong Delon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Monkey Theory Sdn. Bhd., the organisers of Slide the City Malaysia.

Although designed to be a fun family-oriented event within a carnival-like atmosphere, Slide the City Malaysia also champions a more serious, compassionate cause. A portion of the sales proceeds will be channelled towards the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF Malaysia) in support of patients suffering from kidney disease. Slide the City Malaysia also aims to raise awareness of obesity, targeting a healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging event in which the whole family can participate.

Besides experiencing the premium slide, visitors will also get to participate in the carnival-like atmosphere with many other activities which will take place simultaneously. The event will feature live music, and carnival games such as the Rodeo Bull, Dunking Game, Bungee Run, and Gladiator Joust. There will also be a host of other activities set to offer fun for the whole family, and visitors will also be invited to partake in the many food offerings of over 15 food trucks in presence.

“Slide the City is also proud to partner with Wahoo Events for their Shark Savers campaign. This is a dear cause to us as we pledge to say NO to the consumption of shark fins. As organisers of Slide the City, not only are we committed to this campaign, we are also firm believers that as responsible citizens of the world, we should do our part in helping spread awareness to preserve our natural resources for future generations. In relation to this, we would also like to encourage everyone to pledge for this cause and say NO to shark fins and any shark related products sold in the market.” Delon continues.

Slide the City Malaysia is proud to work with Glinter, GoPro, Pico Design, Kose (Malaysia) and Warrior as the Official Sponsors and S P Setia, Haribo, UBER, tonton, Cleo, Wahoo Events, Great Eastern, AirAsia Big, ROKKI, Fitness First, 7-Eleven, National Kidney Foundation Malaysia, LAC Printing and Packaging, Chili Pang Pang, Tantannews, GO Communications, Anita Souvenirs, TV3, 8TV, SAYS, OhBulan, Sirap Limau, Klips and Studio8 (Quickie) as Official Partners. The event is also supported by Tourism Selangor.

Regular and VIP tickets each are priced from as low as RM29 and RM86. Tickets can also be bought online at and onsite on event day. They will also be available at selected 7-Eleven stores in Penang Island, Selangor and within the Klang Valley starting from the 3rd week of September 2017 onwards.

For more information on Slide the City Malaysia, visit the official Facebook page at

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Melaka Hatten Vertical Run 2017

This is an event at the new hotel in Melaka known as Hatten Place. It is a 45 story building where the start of the tower run will be held. There will be a 2km run in the vicinity of the venue before the participants are directed into the building, to commence ascending the tower.

The Tower run will also be broken into 3 sections. The first section will be run at the section of the mall known as Dragon’s Tail. The runners will traverse the shopping mall connected to the hotel by running up 4 flights of escalators. These escalators are positioned next to long window bays that allows you to look out whilst running up the escalator to a magnificent view of the city. The second section will be from 8th floor to the 15th Floor where the participants will then emerge into the midpoint to run to a second tower block to ascend to the top. The final section will be from the 15th Floor to 45th floor. There will be 2 water stops here and one marshal and a first-aider per 5 floors.

What? Melaka Hatten Vertical Run 2017 - Inaugural Tower Run in Melaka.
When? 5 November | Saturday (7.15am)
Where? Hatten Place Melaka (Tower Run 45 levels)
How much? RM55 per person for Run only. Stay and Run package RM135

More info:

Registration Portal:

Friday, September 22, 2017

Three Malaysia's Kickboxers Are All Ready for the Asia Fighting Championship in Singapore

Three Malaysian kickboxers are all set to make a huge impact at the upcoming Asia Fighting Championship 2017 on 23 September. Organised by Singapore homegrown muay thai gym, Muse Fitness Club Singapore, and event company Axseed Events, the AFC is set to feature some of the top muay thai exponents from Asia on the world class ring at the Marina Bay Sands Expo.

Sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council (WMC) and Amateur Muaythai Association Singapore (AMAS), the event will see at least four fighters of different weight class crowned AFC champions.

Malaysia will be represented by SEA Games KL2017 Gold Medallist and Malaysia Team Captain, Muhammad Ali Yaakub (57kg), Amirul Ariffin (65kg) dan Saifullah Ismail (60kg)

Muhammad Ali Yaakub
Gold Medalist 2017 KL SEA Games Muay Thai
Gold Medalist 57-61 kg National Muaythai Championship
Gold Medalist ARAFURA Games Darwin, Auatralia
Winner King's & Queen's Cup Undercard Fight Bangkok, Thailand
Bronze Medalist IOC World Combat Games, Beijing
Winner I-1 Asian Championship Super 4, Hong Kong

Amirul Ariffin

2016 Winner King Rama 9 Memorial Muaythai Tournament
2016 Bronze Medalist National Muaythai Championships
2016 IFMA World Muaythai Sweden 2016

Saifullah Ismail
Bronze Medalist Pra SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017
Gold Medalist National Muaythai Championships 2016
Interschool & Youth National Muaythai Championships 2016 - Gold
Bronze Medalist IFMA World Championships Sweden 2

All the best, champs! Make us proud!

For more information, and to purchase your tickets to the event, go to

Follow Asia Fighting Championship (AFC) on social media:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Director of Pahang State Museum Corporation Apologises Over The Shortcomings of Larian Muzium Pahang - Kuantan Night Run 2017

Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera

Saya mengambil ruang dan kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih di atas sokongan dan kerjasama semua pihak dalam menjayakan acara Larian Muzium Pahang - Kuantan Night Run yang telah berlangsung pada 16 September 2017 yang lalu.

2. Selaku penganjur bersama dengan Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), kami akui banyak sekali kelemahan dalam pelbagai aspek yang terdapat semasa penganjuran acara tersebut. Namun, kami amat bersyukur tiada perkara buruk yang melibatkan keselamatan nyawa berlaku.

3. Kami akan mengambil kira semua pandangan, komen dan idea yang telah kami terima bagi tujuan penambahbaikan pada penganjuran yang akan datang. Kami akan menjadikan pengalaman pertama ini sebagai satu pengajaran yang amat penting dalam penganjuran program-program yang seterusnya.

4. Saya dengan rasa rendah diri ingin mengambil kesempatan di sini untuk memohon maaf di atas segala kesulitan yang timbul yang sedikit sebanyak telah mewujudkan ketegangan dan rasa tidak puas hati di kalangan ramai pihak. Jika ada sebarang perkara yang masih belum selesai Tuan/Puan boleh berhubung secara terus dengan saya melalui alamat email berikut Insya Allah saya akan segera membantu.

5. Saya sekali lagi ingin mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih di atas segala kerjasama, keperihatinan dan timbang rasa semua pihak dalam perkara ini. Keperihatinan Tuan/Puan amat kami hargai dan ini adalah tanda sokongan Tuan/Puan kepada program yang kami anjurkan. Syukur Alhamdulillah. Semoga Tuan/Puan akan terus menyokong program-program yang bakal kami anjurkan, InsyaAllah dengan pengurusan yang lebih berkualiti untuk manfaat bersama.

6. Justeru, dengan ini saya memaklumkan bahawa laman Facebook ini akan ditutup mulai 21 September 2017. Sebarang pertanyaan boleh berhubung secara terus melalui alamat email di atas.

Semoga hubungan baik sesama kita akan terus kukuh utuh.

Saya dengan hormatnya,
Ahmad Farid bin Abdul Jalal
Pengarah Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Pahang

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ILLUMI RUN Makes Its Neon Splash On Malaysian Shores

After glowing success in Singapore, Australia and China, ILLUMI RUN will make its debut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, 13 January 2018 at Selangor Turf Club. Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd announced the launch of ILLUMI RUN today at Sunway Velocity Mall, together with presenting sponsor, MPI Generali Insurans Berhad.

The first of its kind in Asia, ILLUMI RUN is set to give runners an exhilarating neon experience with its iconic ILLUMI Glow Water. This non-competitive run will see participants run, walk and dance through the different themed ultraviolet music zones whilst being splashed with ILLUMI Glow Water. The fun continues after the run with a music festival at Selangor Turf Club. There, they will be treated to a line-up of LIVE acts against the backdrop of psychedelic neon displays.

Oliver Tan, CEO of MPI Generali Insurans Berhad said, “as the pioneer general insurer to organize community based runs in Malaysia, MPI Generali Run has been kick-starting the local running calendar since 2012 to encourage healthy lifestyle. After six years, we felt it is the right time to seek a more engaging activity with our base of runners, new runners, business partners, employees and customers. We are proud to have the opportunity to present this first in Malaysia ultimate festival on the run experience that combines wholesome fun, community spirit and promote running at the same time”.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring ILLUMI RUN to Malaysia for the very first time. The reception from our partners here in Malaysia has given us the confidence that this event will be an even more epic experience. We are committed to creating a glowing experience for all our runners and we promise an evening of “good clean fun”. Get ready to run and glow,” said Jeffrey Foo, Director of Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd.

Targeting over 8,000 participants, each of them will be equipped with a SWAG bag full of cool merchandise that will get them revel in neon vibes. The event will be complemented with a nightlife atmosphere, creating a clubbing experience enroute, bringing the ultimate neon night run to life.

ILLUMI RUN also believes in giving back to the community and will be pledging monetary support to S.O.S Kids, a community support group who aims to improve the care of the critically sick and underprivileged children based in Sarawak. The funds will be raised through registration fees as well as add-on donations from participants. Through ILLUMI RUN, the event hopes to raise awareness for S.O.S kids and contribute more funds towards their efforts to provide better medical care for these children.

For more information, please go to

Adidas Runners Are Coming to Kuala Lumpur!

Dear runners, We have a good news to share with you guys. Adidas Runners will be making its way to Kuala Lumpur. It's a global movement for runners with aims to expand its community of runners from one city to another, creating a holistic approach for runners in achieving a healthy lifestyle while having fun, and to celebrate the journey together. The launch will be at the end of this month in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.


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