Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reebok Launch Floatride: An Innovative Cushioning Technology that does not compromise comfort or responsiveness – so you can float through your run.



Kuala Lumpur, 30 March 2017, Reebok, a global pioneer in running and fitness innovation and manufacturing will be launching on 1 April the Reebok Floatride Run - its most technically-advanced running shoe to date, which provides an unprecedented level of comfort and performance for runners around the world. The exciting new shoe has been in Reebok development for an extended period and offers the lightweight Floatride Foam technology that helps enable runners to float through their run.



The precisely-engineered Reebok Floatride Foam is pressure set for a consistent cell structure that provides an optimal mix of softness and responsiveness to ensure the wearer can experience high-level comfort while pushing performance. The refinement of Floatride Foam is a landmark technical step forward for Reebok Running and has stood up to countless hours of testing in a demanding category where runners are seeking the dynamic balance of style, performance, comfort and endurance.



Boasting a unique silhouette, the Reebok Floatride Run features an Ultraknit upper for support and flexibility, fusing style with new dynamic technologies in recognition that a sleek aesthetic feel is as sought-after as dominant performance. Floatride allows the wearer to look as distinctive during their run as the shoe’s unique technology will make them feel.

Scott Daley, General Manager of Running at Reebok said: “Floatride represents a reintroduction from Reebok to committed runners around the world. A lot has been invested in the research behind the technical components of the shoe and we’re delighted with the results. We’re inviting the entire running community to ‘Feel The Floatride’ and to give us their feedback on its ride and performance.”



The Floatride Run incorporates several key product features that aim to meet the elaborate and extended requirements for a premium performance running shoe:

1. Floatride Foam: Floatride Foam has a consistent cell structure that delivers the seamless integration of cushioning and responsiveness

2. Ultraknit Upper: A seam-free Ultraknit upper construction is engineered in zones to provide adaptive comfort that offers support and breathable flexibility

3. EVA Support Rim: Supportive foam rim centers and balances your foot throughout the gait cycle

When combined, all the elements of the Reebok Floatride Run work to produce a shoe that represents both ultimate cushioning and responsiveness.

During the last year of development, nearly 300 runners tested Floatride for more than 15,000 total miles of running. Floatride has received consistently impressive feedback from wear testers and in competitive benchmark testing, serious runners said Floatride stands out as an ideal offering of cushioning, ride, and weight; delivering a feeling of cushioning without compromise

Daley continued, “With most other shoes, runners must make a compromise; increase softness and lose responsiveness, or vice versa. We think of the Floatride Run as ‘cushioning without compromise’ - the best of both worlds thanks to Floatride Foam. Running is also a crucial part of our overall Be More Human brand ethos, the path by which we become the best version of ourselves, mentally, physically and socially. We believe the Floatride Run marks the latest exciting step forward in helping our consumers reach their goals.”



The Reebok Floatride Run will be available from 1 April 2017 at Reebok FitHub 1Utama, Nu Sentral, Paragon, and through www.reebok.com.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: LIFEPROOF FRĒ For Iphone 7 Case



Your iPhone 7 doesn’t come cheap! So, some kinda of protection is necessary to protect your investment from damages. Here’s a nifty iPhone 7 case called FRĒ from LifeProof which is well-known for its premium phone cases. Thanks to LifeProof Asia, we received a sample for review.



FRĒ offers 360° to your iPhone 7 with built-in screen protector. It is waterproof, submersible to 2 meters for 1 hour. It protects your phone from dirt and snow. It can survive drops from 2 meters, which is slightly more than the height where you are holding your phone standing up.



Installing the case is quite easy and straightforward. But before you install it, please make sure you do a water immersion test for the case just to make sure the case is good. The instruction is inside the leaflet that comes with the box. Make sure you have clean fingers and clean the surface of the phone with the microfiber cloth included in the box.



Our first impression of FRĒ is an excellent waterproof and tough case. It is sleek and not too bulky, therefore it doesn’t feel that thick in the pocket or armband, for you runners out there. It feels good in the hand even when it is wet and it doesn’t have that rubbery or sticky feel.



It looks good and even has a little window to show your iPhone Apple logo. Or you can customise it by putting a photo or picture of your choice there. Everything is fully covered including the lightning port. The lightning port can be easy access by flipping the cover. The speakers are fully covered but the sound quality is still acceptable, with the help of the external speaker grills that direct the audio out from the phone. We have no problem making calls or playing music with the case installed.



With the case on, the touch ID works very well. You can swipe, type or text quite smoothly. However, we do notice some degree of clarity deterioration with the screen protector. But it is not a deal breaker! If you prefer a crystal-clear, original screen view, you should opt for LifeProof NUUD.



Removing the case takes a little effort. You must use the little pick that is included in the box. There is another downside you must be aware of. The case will render the power and volume buttons stiffer to press. We hope it will get better over time.



All in all, FRĒ is an awesome waterproof case. It comes with a hefty price-tag though. But hey, your iPhone can only be submerged for 1m for ½ hour but with the FRĒ case, the protection is doubled - 2m for 1 hour! It will give you a peace of mind when you bring it out to the trail or running in the rain. Your heart won’t drop when your phone does.

LifeProof FRĒ is available for RM329. For more info, please visit http://www.lifeproof.asia/

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Brooks Gears Up Pacers For Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 25 March 2017 - The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) 2017 Pacers will be clad in official apparel sponsor Brooks gear and will be highly visible in luminous yellow tops. A total of 30 runners received their Pacer kits at a handover ceremony that also saw the official opening of the Brooks concept store at brand new mall, MyTown in Cheras.

Pacers received their exclusively designed Brooks singlets with Equilibrium Technology, along with a pair of running shorts and shoes. There will be 24 Pacers assisting runners in the Full Marathon category and for the first time, there will also be another 6 Pacers for the Half Marathon category.

Pacing is a crucial element if you want to complete a marathon in your expected time and Pacers play an important role in helping to ensure runners keep to the required pace. New runners especially, find it difficult keeping pace due to inexperience and fatigue, and this is where expert Pacers can provide the right encouragement and motivation to get runners back on track to finish the race in the required time.

“Pacers play an integral part in any marathon and we go through a fairly stringent process to select them. We invite runners to register as Pacers and then check their previous race records to determine their timing consistency, as well as running experience,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, the owners and organiser of the race.

More than 35,000 runners will be participating in the run this year, and all runners will receive exclusive Brooks racing T’s with their Race Packs, along with Brooks vouchers.
“We’re extremely pleased to partner yet again with the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, the premier running event in the country, and we are focused on providing the best possible

running experience for SCKLM participants through our innovative running shoes and apparel,” said Tiew Cheng Tai, Managing Director, Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd. “This brand new Brooks retail outlet is also equipped with Run Signature, our proprietary technology that analyses your running gait and then pairs you with the perfect shoes for your particular experience,” he added.

If you didn’t get to register for SCKLM 2017, fret not as you can still avail yourselves of exclusive Brooks SCKLM2017 merchandise from www.kl-marathon.com.

Photo courtesy of Actionpix Malaysia.


Centro Klang Music Run & Tower Relay Run 2017


Centro Mall is proud to introduce the new Centro Klang Music Run & Tower Relay Run to all runners!

Started in 2009, Centro Mall organizes Klang Run every year and the number of participants is growing up from year to year. Throughout the nine years, the run has been recognized as “Klang Heritage Trail” promoting historical landmark in Klang to community. To add more excitement to our 9th Klang Run, music will be the main theme for the run.





CENTRO KLANG MUSIC RUN
Date : 6 Aug 2017 (Sun)
Flag-off Time : 6.15am

Runners can enjoy live music while running through the famous historical site e.g. Klang’s Little India, old colonial government buildings, the royal gallery, old clubhouse, an old fire-station and etc. Live music such as Mobile DJ, Street Busking, Modern Culture Drum, Local School Brass Band Cheerleader and more will be performed at the first 6km running route. There will be a mini concert performance by local talents at the Stage Area after the run!

The Centro Klang Music Run consists of 9 categories: Men and Women Open, Men and Women Veteran and Senior Veteran category; School Boys, School Girls, Fun Run and a Family Rockstar Fun Run.

Family Rockstar Fun Run is open to parents and children age 4 to 9 years old to run together in 1km race. Participants are encouraged to dress up themselves like a “Rockstar”! Best Costume will win special prizes.

For runners who join Family Rockstar Fun Run, parents & children are entitled to receive limited edition running T-Shirt, limited edition finishing medal, certificate and goody bag on event day.

CENTRO TOWER RELAY RUN

Date : 5 Aug 2017 (Sat)
Flag-off Time : 7.15am

The Tower Run has started in 2014 and it has now evolved to Tower Relay Run which is runners are required to form a group of 4 members, running up 567 steps to reach 31st floor of Centro Office Tower; continue by running down to Exchange Zone on the Ground Floor and pass the baton to the next runner until the last runner reach the Finishing Point at the Penthouse on the 31st floor.

The Centro Tower Relay Run consists of 3 categories: Tower Relay Open, Tower Relay Fun Run and Corporate Charity Tower Relay Run.

Corporate Charity Tower Relay Run is open for companies or associations who would like to register their employees or members (4 runners in a group) to take part in the tower relay race.

Registration fees collected from this category will be donated to Pertubuhan Ibu Tunggal Semarak Kasih Selangor, Klang Utama Caring Home and Centro Educates.



Finishing Medal, Certificate and Goody Bag: Other than receiving the limited edition Brooks running vest before the event, runners who complete the race within the cut-off timing will be rewarded with custom-made finisher's medal, certificate and goody bag filled with valuable cash vouchers & goodies!

Prizes: The Top Runner for Category A to G, TA & TB will receive prizes worth more than RM3,000.00 plus limited edition trophy. Top 10 Runners will also receive trophy, Brooks sports voucher, F&B vouchers and more! Runners are also entitled to lucky draw during the prize presentation to win exciting prizes such as smartphones, watches, vouchers and many more!

Chill–Out Zone: There will be lots of fun-filled carnival games and relaxing services such as foot massage available at the Chilled-Out Zone on Ground Floor, Centro Mall.

F&B Zone: Besides light refreshment at the Finishing Line, all runners are entitled to redeem a free brunch from our F&B outlets

Sponsor Zone: Free Health Screening, Sponsor event booths at Gallery 2, Ground Floor.

Registration starts 20 March 2017 onwards via Customer Service Counter, Level 2 ,Centro Mall or online via myraceonline.com. This event is open to Malaysians and limited to the first 4,000 entries (Centro Klang Music Run) and 500 entries (Centro Tower Relay Run).

SPECIAL OFFER: Runners are entitled to RM10 shopping voucher when they sign-up for both Run (Centro Klang Run and Centro Tower Run) at the Customer Service Counter, Level 2 @ Centro Mall.

Race Pack Collection Day: 29 & 30 July 2017 (Sat & Sun), 10am – 6pm @ Level 2, Centro Mall. No collection of bib and running vest on event day.

Partners and sponsors: This event is co-organized with Pejabat ADUN Sungai Pinang; endorsed by Tourism Selangor together with the sponsors and event partners.

Many thanks to sponsors and partners who have been there to support the event and also special thanks to the runners who have been supporting the event. Centro Klang Music Run and Centro Tower Relay Run received the best support from old and new sponsors yearly. Here is the list of the ardent supporters for our event:

Co-Organizer: Pejabat ADUN Sg Pinang
Official Tourism Board: Tourism Selangor
Main Sponsors: Brooks, Magnum, Munchy’s, Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre
Co-Sponsor: MPI Generali
Official Hydration Partner: Revive
Technical Support: Klang Pacers
Event Partners: Bee’s Bakery, Buy Mobile, Caring Pharmacy, CHI Fitness, Caltrate, Gardenia, Nanyang Cottage, Perskindol, PeBT (Penggerak Belia Tempatan of Majlis Perbandaran Klang), The Shepherdoo Restaurant and 4 Sekawan Kopitiam, Jasmine, 7 Eleven
Official Registration Partner: myraceonline.com

For further information, kindly contact Centro Mall Customer Service Counter at 03-3343 3011 (10am-10pm), visit Centro Mall Facebook or website www.centro.com.my .

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Shamrock Run 2017 by the Malaysian Irish Alumni Association



The Malaysian Irish Alumni Association will be organising its MIAA Shamrock Run 2017 on Sunday 7 May 2017 at the DPulze Shopping Center, Cyberjaya, Selangor.

This will be the Third Shamrock run since its inception in 2014. It is a non-competitive leisurely run to instil health awareness and promote bonding for families and friends. Each runner will be given an event T-shirt, running bib and a unique collectors’ finisher medal, with interesting design and motives. Prizes will be given to best-dressed runners in Shamrock, Irish and Malaysian motives.

The soft launch of Shamrock Run 2017 was graced by His Excellency Eamon Hickey, the Ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia, reaffirming the strong support of the Irish Embassy and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Also present at the launch was Managing Director of O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café Malaysia, Brian Pua and Hafidz Zihim, the President of the Malaysian Irish Alumni Association.

The Shamrock Run 2017 is organised by the Malaysian Irish Alumni Association with strong collaboration from the Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia and O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café as the main partner.

There are 2 categories of the run, the 10km Men & Women Open for those aged 12 and above (Flag Off 7.30 am) and 5km Family Fun Open Category (for those aged 5 and above), strollers and children are much welcomed (Flag Off 7.35 am). The route of the route will pass leafy surroundings suburban of Cyberjaya.

Registration is online through www.event.howei.com/event/shamrock-run-2017

Participation fee for each runner is RM60 for 10km and RM50 for 5km.

For further information, please email to miaa.shamrock.run@gmail.com or check out the Facebook page: MIAA Shamrock Run or contact Mr. Redza at 012-268 7053 or Mr. Hafidz at 012-6908307

Friday, March 24, 2017

Running on Hope at PEACE RUN 2017



Cyberjaya, 22 March 2017 – Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) 2017 cohort of students are organising a relief team destined for Nepal under the project Post-Earthquake Aid & Care for Nepal (PEACE NEPAL 2017). The team will be hosting a run as part of their fundraising activities to support the mission’s fund in July 2017.

There are three categories open for the public which are 3KM, 5KM and 10KM respectively, however, due to the overwhelming responses from the public 3KM category slots have been sold out in just two weeks after it was opened for registration.

The concept of the run is a combination of the classical and virtual run. A virtual run is the new version of run that usually been conducted in the current running scene and the race pack will be shipped to their addresses as part of their participation merchandise. The concept makes easy for some runners who are interested in participating and donating but unable to be present physically at the event.

CUCMS’ students have been championing the international humanitarian mission in the South-East Asia for the past three years. The team divides the activities into two categories as for the short-term activities are medical check-up, mass circumcision and distribution of donation items. While the long-term activities are to build water pumps and provide solar panels to the local community.

The registration will end in 31st March 2017 and participants can collect their race pack at DPulze Shopping Centre Cyberjaya on 13th April 2017. Let’s join the running on hope and don’t miss our #free medical check-up at the event!

Useful links:
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/PEACERUN2017

Official sites:
· WordPress - https://twentiesforsmileyscucms.wordpress.com/
· Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cucmscharity/
· Twitter – https://twitter.com/twenties4smiley/
· Instagram – https://instagram.com/twenties4smileycucms/

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Watsons and Bayer Collaborate in a Public Forum for World Allergy Day



Kuala Lumpur, 23 March 2017 – Watsons Malaysia and Bayer is collaborating for the first time to organize a public forum held in conjunction with World Allergy Day. The forum open to public will be held at Royal Chulan Damansara on 8 April 2017 from 25pm and will feature distinguish speakers including Dr Amir Hamzah Dato’ Abdul Latiff, a consultant in clinical immunology, allergy and pediatrics at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Associate Professor Dr Adrian Yong Sze Wai, Head of Dermatology, University Malaya Medical Centre and Mary Easaw, Chief Dietitian at the National Heart Institute.



Each of the speakers will be touching on a topic relevant to their field, and most importantly to give the public a better understanding on skin allergy and eating right. These topics include ‘How to live an allergy free life?’, ‘Why am I so itchy?’ and ‘Mindful eating: food allergy.” This workshop will be conducted in English.

Members of the public are welcome to join in this forum where admission is free. This forum is a community program supported by Bayer in collaboration with Watsons.

As seats are limited based on first come first basis, for more information and RSVP please email to allergyday@watsons.com.my

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More than 6,000 participants gear up for the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day



Penang, 19 March 2017 - MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day returns to Penang on the grounds of Padang B, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), serving over 6,000 participants a wholesome breakfast, complemented with exciting activities aimed at educating parents about the importance of breakfast, and the role it plays in fulfilling children’s daily energy needs.

Kicking off with the 3km MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Run, runners and their families were treated with a host of exciting activities including Zumba sessions, cooking demonstrations, and treasure hunts, alongside a healthful breakfast. Mohd Saad bin Hj. Din, Senior Deputy Registrar, Student Development Affairs & Alumni Division, and Muhamad bin Mohd Hanif, Director of Sports and Recreation, USM officiated at the event.



Philomena Tan, Business Executive Officer, MILO® Business Unit said: “Even after four years, the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day is still the nation’s most anticipated breakfast event. We are thrilled to be back here in Penang for the second time, as we continue to reach out to families across the country, championing the importance of a wholesome breakfast paired with MILO®, which helps to efficiently release the energy from food.”

This year, MILO® aims to educate parents about the actual daily energy requirements of their children, which are higher than expected. Based on an internal study reveals that a child expends up to 1,500 kcal on an average school day, which is as much energy needed to climb a mountain, swim 50 laps in a pool, or even run a half marathon.

While a balanced breakfast can help provide children the energy they need to take on the day, it is essential to ensure that the energy from the food consumed is also efficiently released.



“We encourage parents to start their children’s day right with a balanced breakfast and MILO®, so that they can get the most out of the meal. MILO® contains calcium, Activ-Go™, a unique combination of PROTOMALT® and essential micronutrients – vitamins and minerals – which helps them to perform at their best, mentally and physically,” added Tan.

Running in its 5th year, the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day is part of MILO®’s initiative to inculcate healthier breakfast habits in Malaysians. The event in Penang this year saw a variety of fun activities and games for all members of the family including life-sized board games, fair games, bamboo dances, lucky draws, traditional chapteh, and much more. There were also numerous highlights for the public to enjoy including drum performances, and cheerleading.



Penang is the first city to host this year’s MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day. Last year, the city saw a participation of over 5,000 participants.

In the coming weeks, the Malaysia Breakfast Day will be held in the following cities across Malaysia:



For more information on the MILO® Malaysia Breakfast campaign and how to register for the upcoming Malaysia Breakfast Day events, please visit: www.milo.com.my.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunway Lagoon's Aqua Run 2017



What? Aqua Run

Where? Sunway Lagoon, Bandar Sunway.

When? 23 April 2017 (Sunday) 7:00am.

How much? RM 120 (Inclusive of Park Admission Ticket)

How to register? https://sunwaylagoon.com/aqua-run-2017/


Runwitme Says: Aqua Run is bringing Malaysia’s Best Water Fun-Run experience to the casual runners and fun seekers. A fun yet challenging course, Aqua Run courses features multiple fun zones including Rain Shower, Splash Attack, Puddles Mattress, Aqua Climb and Wall Diving. Prepare for an unforgettable splashing water moments at each of the fun zones. Sway your way across each fun zone with your family and friends and make it count!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LifeProof uncovers NUUD waterproof casing for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus



With a screenless design and sleek profile, LifeProof NÜÜD has become the choice of iPhone fans seeking the ultimate in protection without sacrificing the streamlined look and feel of their device. Now available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, LifeProof uncovers the latest innovations in iPhone protection with an enhanced NÜÜD design that brings the best of iPhone to life.

NÜÜD is the original screenless waterproof case for iPhone. A variety of enhancements were added to the design for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both inside and out, to make the user experience better than ever.



“Our engineers consider a lot of consumer feedback in the design process, and they set out to create the best NÜÜD ever,” said LifeProof CEO Jim Parke. “They’ve done just that. The new NÜÜD design for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus features a fully transparent back so you can show off your iPhone and enhanced audio to keep calls and music crystal clear. NÜÜD delivers an experience that’s in a league of its own.”



The redesigned NÜÜD case showcases slim styling, yet remains waterproof to 6.6 feet, drop-proof to 6.6 feet, dirt proof and snow proof. NÜÜD leaves the screen uncovered for direct display access while adding minimal size and weight to the phone. Every device feature remains accessible and fully functional, making LifeProof iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases a by-your-side necessity for any adventure.



LifeProof’s original four-proof design, FRĒ, is also available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. FRĒ features a built-in screen protector to safeguard the display from scratches and offers the same four-proof technology against water, drops, dirt and snow.

NÜÜD for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available at Apple Premium Reseller starting March. For colour choices and availability, visit lifeproof.asia and selected retail stores at below:
 Switch
 Urban Republic
 Machines
 MacStudio
 Connect
 EpiCentre

Monday, March 13, 2017

Reebok Classic launches brand new contemporary silhouette for SS17, the ZOKU RUNNER



Kuala Lumpur, 10 March 2017 - Today, Reebok Classic launches brand new contemporary silhouette for SS17, the ZOKU RUNNER.

Taking inspiration from Reebok Classic’s 70s, 80s and 90s designs, the ZOKU RUNNER fuses the brand’s rich heritage with advanced design and directional style.



Paying homage to the ZOKU’s Japanese translation – to be continued or to be part of a tribe - the ZOKU RUNNER is a direct descendant of the original Classic, celebrating the brand’s Vector through a modernized and updated silhouette.

A product of evolution, the ZOKU RUNNER weaves Reebok’s past into its future, with the brand’s synonymous crosscheck at its core.

Created by Reebok’s founders in 1980, the crosscheck brandmark was inspired by a flock of birds and symbolizes momentum and movement, reflecting the idea of continuous evolution.



The ZOKU RUNNER reinterprets the symbol in a molded TPU cage for a modern look, playing with translucency and prints to show the versatility of this iconic design.

Crafted out of Reebok’s newest upper and most superior digital knitting technology, ULTRAKNIT, the ZOKU RUNNER allows a sock like feel and a fashionable look, as its breathability and ultra-light feel delivers extreme comfort while reducing material waste.



The sleek, streamlined ZOKU RUNNER is available for both men and women, executed in a series of understated, versatile colorways.

ZOKU RUNNER will be retailing at RM469; available at the following location.
JD Sports Pavilion
RSH Bandar Utama, Bangsar, City Square, Queensbay, Viva City
Stadium Mid Valley
Studio R Gurney, Sunway Pyramid

IRONMAN® Malaysia and IRONMAN® 70.3® Langkawi to take place on November 11, 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 13 March 2017
– IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today that Langkawi Island, the Jewel of Kedah, will continue to host IRONMAN® Malaysia in 2017 with the support of Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. The tropical paradise island will also be the venue of an additional race in 2017: IRONMAN® 70.3® Langkawi. Both races are scheduled to take place on November 11, 2017.



“We are truly happy about this announcement as IRONMAN Malaysia has become a staple on the Asian triathlon calendar for the past few years,” said Geoff Meyer, Asia Managing Director for IRONMAN. “We have received strong support from participants and the local community, and are extremely excited to welcome more athletes to such an amazing destination with the addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi.”

Athletes will begin with a 3.8km swim embracing Pantai Kok pristine white sandy beach and crystal blue waters of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark. The two-loop bike course heads to Jalan Teluk Yu on a clockwise loop from the Northwest point of the island around the rolling hills of Datai towards the South eastern part of Langkawi. Passing through several local villages, athletes will enjoy the colourful sights and sounds of the island. At the end of the second loop, athletes will continue along the coastline of Pantai Kok, heading to the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center. The run course will showcase the best Malaysia has to offer, as athletes run along the scenic ocean front of Cenang Beach. The tropical flat run course brings athletes to the finish line on the beachfront of Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa at the end of their second lap.



IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will give athletes the opportunity to race on the same course as they will cover half the distance (1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run).

“We are truly excited to host IRONMAN Malaysia once again in one of Malaysia’s hidden gems, Langkawi. The annual race has proven to be one of the most successful major events that we have been hosting in Malaysia. By collaborating with IRONMAN again this year, we are confident that this year’s race will be another success,” said Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events.

“Sports events are steadily contributing to the country’s tourism economy. They boost tourism, domestically and internationally. Hosting well-executed mass participation events, such as IRONMAN Malaysia, attracts international athletes and tourists to Malaysia. Most venues of sports events in Malaysia are located at ideal primary service areas which offer tourists a complete mix of facilities and experiences, such as excellent hotels, good restaurants, cultural heritage and a variety of shopping areas. Langkawi offers all, plus magnificent landscapes of pristine beaches and mangrove forests as well as scrumptious local food and happening nightlife for international visitors to take advantage of,” added Mr. Nagamaiah.


With the introduction of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, set to take place on Saturday 11 November 2017, IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya will be discontinued in 2017.

2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will be an age group race only offering 30 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
2017 IRONMAN Malaysia will offer a $25,000 USD professional prize purse and 40 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America.

2017 IRONMAN Malaysia and 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi races are part of the 2018 Asia TriClub Qualifier Series.

General registration for IRONMAN Malaysia, will open on Monday 20 March, 2017, at www.ironman.com/malaysia.

General registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, will open on Tuesday 18 April, 2017, at www.ironman.com/langkawi70.3.

Athlete inquiries may be directed to malaysia@ironman.com.

Friday, March 10, 2017

KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge - ‘Let’s Be Victorious’



KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge event is back for the 16th year on Sunday, 14 May 2017. This annual event will be held with the objectives of providing opportunities to participants who want to test their physical and mental endurance and to challenge themselves to conquer the top of KL Tower. The event carries the theme ‘Let’s Be Victorious’ to excite the fever of KUALA LUMPUR 2017 (KL2017) 29TH SEA GAMES.

This race will start at KL Tower Open Parking area, where the participants need to run up the 800 meters hill until the lobby of KL Tower. From there, they will start to climb the 2,058 steps up to Megaview Banquet Hall located at 288 metres above the ground level.

“Since it was first held in 1998, the best timing record for individual Malaysian men so far was 11 minutes 56 seconds and the best timing record for individual Malaysian women was 14 minutes 51 seconds. We welcome all to try their best to beat the current records”, said Mr. Meor Shahril Anuar Ahmad Rathuan, Chief Executive Officer, Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn. Bhd.

"Special to this year's edition, the event will be a teaser to hype up the KUALA LUMPUR 2017 (KL2017) 29TH SEA GAMES. We will also add one more category which is Celebrity Category. Participation is opened to celebrities who are interested in extreme sports and want to challenge themselves to jointly climb 2,058 stairs at KL Tower. This means that this year, there are 9 categories that will be contested", he added.

After 16 years of organizing, this prestigious race is positioned as one of the signature sporting events for Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia as a whole. It also coincides with KL Tower aspiration to promote KL Tower as a destination for Culture, Adventure and Nature.

Participants must be aged 13 years and older. The Early Bird entry fee - before 31 March 2017 for the Individual is RM65.00, Junior is RM30.00 and Foreigner RM90.00. While for participants with disabilities (OKU), the entry fee is free. Closing date for the registration 5 May 2017.

All the participants will stand a chance to win the overall cash prizes worth RM48,500.00. ‘The Best Timing’ for individual Malaysian Men and Women will win additional cash of RM2,000.00 each. To the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge fans, you still have time to register by calling 03-20205448 / 03-20205499 or visit KL Tower official website www.menarakl.com.my. Do not miss a chance to be victorious!

#SongkRUN2017 5K Water Run and Music Festival signals enthusiasm as Malaysia’s Ultimate Water Run



Kuala Lumpur, 9 March 2017 –
After a successful debut in 2016, the SongkRUN 5K Water Run and Music Festival presented by DAIKIN & BAC will return on 26 March 2017 with a new scenic route along MAEPS Serdang, Selangor designed specifically for everyone to dash and splash their way through this fun event. Billed as Asia’s “biggest water fun run and music festival”, SongkRUN assures runners the ultimate feel good factor in the spirit of having fun splashing water to make wet and get wet! Participants will be dashing through a 5 kilometre course that ensures to complete splash from head to toe.

According to Mr Lawrence Song, General Manager of DAIKIN Malaysia Sales & Service Sdn Bhd - the Co-Sponsor of the SongkRUN, “SongkRUN is a running event that encompasses water elements which provides participants with a cooling comfort throughout the event. This aligns perfectly with our DAIKIN brand; providing all our customers a similar cooling sensation and experience through our high quality air conditioners”, he added.

This year the “water and music zones” have been re-vamped with various themes each combining a genre of music and fun. Look out for the “water fountain”, the “foam party”, the “rain shower”, the “icy tunnel” and the final station called the “fire brigade”. To top it off, after finishing the run the participants will arrive at the official SongkRUN music festival featuring well-known musicians and DJs such as ANRK, Chukiess & Whackboi plus many more.

The run organized by Six Foot Yellow Worldwide (SFY) and co-organized by FAC3 Entertainment is designed to offer Malaysians the chance to have outdoor bonding moment with friends, family and kids to experience a cross cultural fitness event.

“Compared to last year, SongkRUN this year is really unique. It lets you work up a sweat while taking in the unique sights and splash amidst friendly camaraderie,” shared Mr. Andrew Lee, Founder of the SongkRUN.”Look out for more exciting news as we reach out to other ASEAN countries this year. Watch this space!” he exuberantly added.

The event also sees another co-sponsor; Brickfields Asia College otherwise also known as BAC who together with DAIKIN is the collaborative partner of the event.

“BAC identified an opportunity in this collaboration as we believe in encouraging our students to embrace an energetic and healthy lifestyle as part of transforming yourself through education, said Mr. Raja Singham, Managing Director of BAC. “Health and Fitness is part of the BAC Experience thus enriching people’s lives. We would like to reach out to more people through SongkRUN to experience that and have fun too,” added Raja.

To join in what promises to be the event of the year, participants can register at www.songkrun.com, where they will get a choice of two race packs. The standard pack includes an official race T-shirt, waterproof pouch, wristband and a medal, while the shooter pack includes additional full-size water gun that can be reloaded at filling stations along the course and in the party zone. RM20 off Early-bird tickets are now available at all MYNEWS outlets in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur only.

Participants can also promote their attendance to their friends by liking and sharing the SongkRUN Facebook fanpage – www.facebook.com/songkrun.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Running To A New Challenge at the Coway Run 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 9 March 2017 –
Lace up those running shoes ladies and gentlemen! Coway Run 2017 by Coway (M) Sdn Bhd will be making its debut for the first time on 7 May 2017 at the Starling mall, Damansara Uptown, where everyone runs forward together to achieve a healthy lifestyle and, at the same time, inspire others to follow their lead to run and face their fears.

Over the past two decades, the act of running long distance by choice has gone from a curious hobby for a few solitary fitness addicts to a full-fledged national phenomenon.

Mr Kyle Choi Ki Ryong, Managing Director of Coway highlighted that Coway Run aims to be a medium for Malaysians to step out from their comfort zones and be courageous to take that first step to a better, healthier life.

“This run is not about who comes in first place, it is about summoning that courage to face your fears with a willingness to make a difference, an improvement in your life that will build you to be stronger and confident in tackling new adversities,” said Mr Kyle at the press conference recently.

Consisting of a 5KM and 10KM run around the Starling mall area with 4 categories of men and female veteran, men and women open (for ages 18 and above), participants can expect to spot famous Malaysian fitness model Jordan Yeoh and former Miss Universe Malaysia Carey Ng running alongside other runners to cheer and motivate them at every step of the way.

Aimed at breaking the stereotype that portrays long distance running as exercise only meant for professional athletes or ‘fit people’, Coway Run wants to instil the mind-set that every step taken is a beginning to a better life. Jordan Yeoh and Carey Ng are living proofs that show how even a beauty queen and fitness model can also overcome the challenge of a 5KM and 10KM run respectively.

As the ultimate water specialist, Coway is devoted to promoting a wellness lifestyle for all and wishes to remind participants to take care of their health and undergo light training beforehand to ensure they will be in optimal condition for the run. Coway encourage its runners to check through Coway’s official Facebook page for some running tips and guide for participants, and a running clinic will also be held to prep Coway’s runners for a pre-run preparation.

In addition, to replace the fluid lost during the run, Coway will be placing three giant water purifiers at all three water stations to ensure that participants will stay hydrated throughout with the best choice of water, the better water from The Water Specialist.TM

“At Coway, we believe that every generation deserves the best,” added Mr Kyle.

“By organising Coway Run for the first time, this will help Coway to establish a relationship with the community in venturing a lifelong journey together; involving the community in doing something that gives them passion, and giving them the opportunity to share that achievement.

“This highly anticipated run could be a new beginning for participants, where they can meet people whom they share the same interests with, bond with them and motivate each other in their steps to a healthier life. Nothing beats finding people to share the feeling of satisfaction when the finishing line is reached,” said Mr Kyle.

Coway believes that with the adoption of a healthier lifestyle and through drinking Coway’s better water, individuals would be able to reduce healthcare-related costs, improve productivity in their daily lives and achieve overall better health and a robust organ system, therefore making their lives better and happier.

Official sponsors of the Coway Run include the Starling mall and 100Plus.



Interested participants are welcome to register themselves at www.myraceonline.com.

To find out more information of Coway Run 2017, log on to https://www.facebook.com/CowayMalaysia/

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

IJM Duo Highway Challenge 2017



IJM Duo Highway Challenge 2017
Organiser: BESRAYA, NPE & EC PIXELS
Contact Number: 03-80749209

1st Series @ BESRAYA EXPRESSWAY E9
Event date: 30 July 2017 (Sunday)
Event time: TBC
Type: Running
Distance: 13KM Competitive Run & 6KM Fun Run

2nd Series @ NEW PANTAI EXPRESSWAY E10
Event date: 10 September 2017 (Sunday)
Event time: TBC
Type: Running
Distance: 20KM Competitive Run & 10KM Competitive Run

Registration will open on 19 March 2017 at www.justonlineregistration.com

Runwitme Says:
Heard that if you sign up for both runs, you get some discount on the registration fees. Stay tuned for updates!

World Kidney Day 2017 Event in Putrajaya for ‘Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Kidneys’



Putrajaya, March 7, 2017 – The World Kidney Day 2017 (WKD17) is an annual event and this year’s focus is on healthy lifestyle to prevent obesity as obesity can lead to chronic kidney disease. Obesity remains the number one preventable risk factor for chronic kidney disease because obesity largely mediates diabetes and hypertension, the 2 most common etiologies for end-stage kidney disease . Overweight and obese people are also more prone to develop albuminuria and, for at least some types of kidney disease, a greater amount of albuminuria and more rapid progression of renal failure. Apart from that, obesity also leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and other serious health problems .

According to WKD17 organising chair, Dr Lily Mushahar, senior consultant nephrologist, Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, one of the more effective ways of making Malaysians slim down to a healthier weight is through proper education, exposure and awareness. Dr Lily said that eating has become a part of our local culture. Our local food, especially those with high calorie content is one of the contributing factors to the high prevalence of obesity amongst Malaysians.

“We are a multicultural nation with a wide selection of delicious delicacies. However, most of these foods are usually made up of glutinous rice, coconut milk with a high content of sugar. What we can do is to educate everyone on this epidemic and create awareness for a better, healthier lifestyle through this national level World Kidney Day 2017 on the 18th of March, with the Cycling Convoy flagging off from Hospital Serdang to Taman Botani, Fun Run, Zumba and a lot more activities that promote and encourage healthy lifestyle. This year’s WKD17 celebration is special as it started off with a group of 30 cyclists pedalled 633KM from Kangar to Putrajaya over 6 days – all in a bid to raise awareness regarding the importance of healthy lifestyle, exercise to combat obesity and kidney diseases! The journey involves 16 pit stops where the 30 cyclists will spread health messages and collect signatures on a banner, which will be officially given to the Deputy Health Minister on the 18th of March at Putrajaya during the official launce of WKD17 celebration. ” said Dr Lily.

Major private companies such as Lucenxia, Baxter, Fresenius, Sanofi, Kyowa Kirin, Roche and AJ Pharma are also helping to promote and sponsor the event.

“This program is very interesting because not only will there be fun and healthy activities that everyone can participate, but there will also be a talk on kidney health awareness and how to take care of them. Being obese is very closely linked to chronic kidney diseases which can be prevented if more people are aware of their unhealthy eating habits and their sedentary urban lifestyle that lacks exercise,” added Dr Lily.

There will be free health screening including measurement of body mass index, blood glucose level and blood pressure measurement. There will also be various booths promoting health, outdoor activity equipment and a blood donation campaign at Taman Botani Putrajaya this March 18, 2017.

According to the findings by World Health Organization, about 600 million of the world population were overweight and about 41 million of children under the age of 5 years are either overweight or obese .

Revealed recently by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, obese Malaysians make up 17.7 percent while the ones that are overweight make up about 30 percent, bringing the percentage to 47.7 percent in total. Statistically, Malaysia is the most obese country in Asia and the officials blame it on the high calorie diet and sedentary urban lifestyle . The health minister has also warned that the country is in the midst of obesity epidemic.

For more information on World Kidney Day 2017 and for registration, please visit http://goo.gl/zMQehB for fun run, and http://goo.gl/NpKmJK for fun cycling ride.

Friday, March 03, 2017

JOGATHON WARISAN 2017 is Now A Half Marathon!



The purposes fo the Run is to create an awareness for preserving the historical site, nature and heritage within Malaysian community.

Jogathon Warisan was started in 2001. It is a yearly activity. Last year the number of participants has reached 8,000 people. for this coming event, they are aiming for 10,000 runners.

What? Jogathon Warisan 2017

Where? Kwong Tong Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur

When? 23 April 2017 (Sunday) 5:30am

How far? 21km, 10km & 5km

How to register? Click HERE.

How to get more updates? Click https://www.facebook.com/jogathonwarisan


21km Vest


21km Finisher Tee


10km/ 5km Tee


21km Finisher Medal


10km/ 5km Finisher Medal



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