Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2018 - Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF) is organizing the third Lion Parkson Run at Pavillion Kuala Lumpur on 22 April 2018 to raise funds for education and charity including the expansion of the Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children in Banting, Selangor.
The Home for special children was built at a cost of RM2.2 million contributed by LPF, on a 4.17 acres piece of land worth RM1.2 million donated by Lion Group. The funds to build the Home came from a series of TV programs in 2008 and the Million Dollar Dance Grand Finale Charity Show in February 2009, both produced by LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng. The Home which can accommodate 100 children was officially opened by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng and National Shuttler, Dato' Lee Chong Wei on 4 November 2012. The expansion of the Home will be able to accommodate another 100 children and an old folks home.
Parkson Merchandising Director, Ms Natalie Cheng in her opening speech invited the general public, members of the mass media and running fraternity to join in the Run for a good cause. The Run will have two routes of 3km and 10km. The registration fee for the 10km route is RM80 whilst the fee for the 3km is RM55 and RM120 for Family Run, for a family of 2 adults and 1 child aged below 12 years old. There is also a special 1km run for cancer patients and survivors.
Lion Parkson Run 2018 was then launched by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk CS Tang; LPF Trustee, Dr CHua Siew Kiat; and Ms Natalie Cheng.
The Run is targeting to attract 5,000 participants. The co-organiser is Lee Chong Wei Foundation whilst the main sponsor for the Run is Parkson, with other sponsors being Polo, Akemi, Flamoff, Hi-Rev Lubricants, Hwa Tai, Venue Sponsor - Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, 988 FM - Official Radio Station and Official Drink - Spritzer.
Lion-Parkson Foundation was launched in 1990 to administer and disburse funds for various needs such as education, charity and scientific research. Todate, the Foundation has sponsored a total of 448 students through various sponsorship programmes worth RM10.4 million. In addition, the Foundation has also contributed another RM24.5 million towards other causes, making a total contribution of RM34.9 million todate.
For more information or to register for the run, visit www.checkpoint.asia to register online. Those who may not be running but would like to donate, may visit Lion-Parkson Foundation at www.lion-parksonfoundation.com.my and Lion Group, www.lion.com.my for more information.
Event T-Shirt and Finisher T-Shirt for the first 1,000 10km finishers.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Have you heard of plogging? It is the latest workout trend sweeping the world. And it has arrived in Malaysia.
This morning I plog for the very first time in my life. Plogging is a form of excercise said to be originated from Sweden, where the term was first coined.
Plogging comes from the Swediesh phrase "plocka upp" which means to pick up. Well, basically it means picking up trash while you run/ jog.
Friday, March 16, 2018
One of the timeless classics since the 1980’s, the New Balance 574, has been crafted over time. Unaffected by trends, the 574 represents the classic running silhouette that is still a classic design till today. The New Balance 574 features a timeless, utilitarian design whose legacy spans generations, revitalized by the independent spirit within each era.
In conjunction with marking 30 years since the introduction of the classic favourite New Balance 574 silhouette, New Balance is introducing the Legacy of Grey collection, launching this March across all JD stores nationwide. The men’s Legacy of Grey pack takes inspiration from two of the most legendary grey styles from the New Balance 99X and 1000 series – the original 990 and the 1300JP.
As part of New Balance’s Grey Day celebration, New Balance has collaborated with two independent Malaysian artists, Vincent Paul Yong, a fashion photographer and Annie (most well-known as Con Ele), a designer and tattoo artist to create their very own rendition of the classic ‘N’ symbol that will be displayed in-store at JD Pavilion for one day only on the 15 March 2018.
Alexis Su Ann, Yuth Gan and Nicholas Mak showcasing the trendiest styles from JD established brands such as Supply and Demand and Pink Soda Sports paired with the classic New Balance 574 trainers.
The New Balance 574 will be launched on 15 March 2018 in the 990 and 1300JP grey colourways, retailing for RM339, respectively.
For a limited time only from 15 – 18 March 2018, footwear aficionados can enjoy RM50 off any New Balance 574 footwear items exclusively at JD. Time to get your hands on your favourite pairs of New Balance trainers at your nearest JD outlets including the flagship store located at JD Pavilion Elite, JD Sunway Pyramid, JD Sunway Velocity, JD KOT Mid Valley, JD AEON Tebrau City, JD KOT IOI City Mall, JD KOT Sunway Carnival and JD Mahkota Parade.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
What? KK Ceria Run
Where? Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3, Putrajaya
When? 1 April (Sunday) 7:30am
How far/ how much? 10K & 5K (as low as RM15)
How to register? https://www.mcash.my/kkceriarun
This run is jointly organised by KK Super Mart and Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan (KWP) in conjunction with the Karnival Kad Ceria. Participants are entitled to a lucky draw - a car as the Grand Prize and many more attractive prizes.
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Prepare to run, slide and climb with your family and friends at the upcoming Sunway Lagoon’s Aqua Run 2 this 22nd April 2018 (Sunday).
Guests will be promised BIGGER and WILDER SPLASHES as they go through the fun run’s obstacle course spanning approximately 3.5km! Runners will experience a H2Owesome time with adrenaline-inducing challenges such as Avalanche Peak, Go Kart Sweat, Daredevil Splash Mountains, Zambezi River Adventure, and Water Boogie Disco among the 12 fun zones. Pump up the volume with the Music Party finale to end the run.
Stand a chance to win two (2) flight tickets to Auckland, New Zealand when you purchase early bird tickets (minimum purchase for 4 pax at RM520, available until 11 March 2018) at www.sunwaylagoon.com/aqua-run-2. All package purchases are inclusive of entrance to Aqua Run and Sunway Lagoon’s park admission ticket at only RM150 (applicable for Malaysians)!
For more information, visit www.sunwaylagoon.com or call 603 5639 0000.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Nike has just launched its latest film "Choose Go" contemplates an age-old question: What would happen if the world stopped spinning?
The film has featured humorous responses from a combination of elite athletes including basketball legend Kobe Bryant, scientist Bill Nye, sprinter Ge Manqi, gymnast Simone Biles and many more.
Nike will also be launching seven new audio-guided runs from the voices of “Choose Go." Nye, Biles, Antetokounmpo, Kevin Hart, Colleen Quigley, Evan Jager and Mo Farah each teamed up with Nike's top coaches to provide guidance, motivation and inspiration to help runners improve their strength, speed and endurance. These will be available on the Nike Run Club (NRC App) beginning March 2.
For more information on Nike's latest film "Choose Go" and its behind the scenes, please visit: