Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Donate Your Old Running Shoes To Orang Asli and Get RM100 Shoe Voucher!

An initiation started by Running Lab’s founder Walter Tan since 2008 in Singapore, this is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in its 3rd year running, to collect shoes for the less fortunate who cannot afford to have proper shoes in their daily lives. In commemoration of Running Lab’s fourth (4th) branch in Kuala Lumpur, Project Love Sneaker will once again lead the way to lend a helping hand in providing the donated shoes to the Orang Asli/Indigenous Community of Malaysia at the end of this campaign.

“Regular runners are advised to replace their running shoes after clocking about 800km mileage in order to prevent from running injuries. Most of the time, these shoes are still in relatively good condition and it is too wasteful to dump them. Hence, instead of throwing them away, we want to provide an avenue for runners to give a second life to these used running shoes. The shoes can be donated to protect the feet and make a difference to the lives of the less fortunate people locally and abroad”, said Karen Chua, Marketing Manager, Outdoor Venture Pte Ltd.

Terms and Conditions

Take a stroll to Running Lab at Tropicana City Mall and donate your pair of previously loved running shoes* and receive one RM100.00 shoe voucher from Running Lab!

*Adult sizes in cleaned and reusable condition. We are looking for footwear that is in good condition that might be useful to someone who is less fortunate, including Running Shoes, Cross Trainers, Walking Shoes, Hiking Shoes and Trail Shoes.

Collection Period: 09 Nov - 11 Dec 2011

Terms and Conditions of the RM100.00 shoe voucher are as follows:

1) This voucher is valid until 31 December 2011.

2) This voucher is valid for one time use only.

3) This voucher is valid for purchase(s) of regular priced running footwear, excluding purchase(s) from “ASICS”.

4) This voucher value cannot not be combined.

5) This voucher is not exchangeable or redeemable for cash or credit.

6) This voucher is invalid if any of its part is found tampered with and/or in any way.

7) Running Lab shall not be responsible for any loss, damages or theft of this voucher.

8) This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts of Running Lab.

9) Terms & Conditions are correct at the time of printing, and Running Lab reserves the rights to amend the Terms & Conditions at any time.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The story of Budhia Singh, the World's Youngest Marathon Runner, in HBO's Documentar​y MARATHON BOY on Nov. 3

As you are possibly gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 6, we wanted to put the HBO documentary Marathon Boy on your radar.

The film premieres on HBO just three days before the NYC marathon and is about Budhia Singh, the world’s youngest marathon runner. Budhia was plucked from the slums of India by his coach, Baranchi Das, and trained to become India's greatest runner, but what starts as the real Slumdog Millionaire turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams.

Budhia’s coach seizes the opportunity to do something much more symbolic for India’s poor, as he has done so many times for other slum children in the judo arena. He embarks on a mission to turn Budhia into a running phenomenon. Within six months, Budhia had run twenty half-marathons, and within a year, he had run 48 full marathons.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that he was 5 years old.

Friday, October 21, 2011

18th Annual Charity Walk/ Jog/ Wheel-a-thon with the Disabled 2011

What? 18th Annual Charity Walk/ Jog/ Wheel-a-thon with the Disabled 2011

Where? Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

When? 13 Nov 2011.

How far? 4km

Who? Organised by Spastic Children's Association Of Selangor & Federal Territory (SCAS & FT) & Celebrity Fitness

How? For registration, please fill in the entry form at Celebrity Services.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Orang Utan Island Foundation Awareness Walk

What? Orang Utan Island Foundation Awareness Walk

Where? The Curve, Kota Damansara

When? 30th October 2011, 7:00am

Who? In collaboration with Burt's Bees Malaysia and Orang Utan Island Foundation, Rotaract Club of Port Klang Centennial

How much? RM30 only. Registration form is available at all Burt's Bees outlet (except for Subang Parade and Sephora).

Why? To create awareness towards general public with regards to Orang Utan and share the good work that Orang Utan Island Foundation have done for more than a decade.

The foundation’s main responsibilities include the setting up and maintenance of the island’s facilities, facilitating sponsorships and donations, organising orang utan infant relocation, displacement support, rehabilitation, and education programmes, in addition to collaborating with universities, government agencies, schools, charitable organisations and non-government organisations.

All proceedings (after deducting the administration fee of RM5) generated from this event goes to Orang Utan Island Foundation to support their movement with regards to Orang Utan preservation.

For any further information, feel free to contact the following personnel(s):

Aaric 014 321 8937

Blitz Gun 012 291 2261

Tanny Tan 012 380 8060

Monday, October 17, 2011

Celebrunner: Bernard Chandran @ Area27 Launch

Look at him go! Meet Bernard Chandran, one of the most fashionable men in Malaysia, a fashion designer extraordinaire.

We caught up with Bernard at the official launch of Area27 recently.

Located on shopping street, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Area27 is a multi-label store-cum-hip showcase that defies traditional boundaries and re-defines high street fashion with an attitude.

A project by Bernard Chandran, Area27 presents ideal and artistic values and expression on fashion. Keeping with the unpretentious culture of this intelligent store, the merchandise represents the pop culture of the young and the fun-living.

Like pop art’s take on fashion, it includes popular designs, music of different genres that personify cult abstraction, objects of desire to icons, ‘villains’ and ‘heroes’. The labels that are sold here include the Puma Blackstation range like Alexander McQueen, Rudolf Dassler, Mihara Yasuhiro and Puma Area27 customised trainers.

Area27 views fashion through a more unconventional lens. The store-cum-gallery reinvents itself each season featuring clothes and accessories from off track around-the-world labels including Natalija Jansone, Butterflysoulfire, Ana Sekularac, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Riccardo Forconi, Suzanne Werson, La Boite as well as Area27’s own labels like Forknspoon, BCArea27, Animal Kingdom, Tanestrran2001, Skullarea, words and Negaraku and a variety of graphic t-shirts by up-and-coming designers.

The launch was attended by Bernard's family...

Celebrity friends. The event were hosted by Will Quah & Xandria Ooi. Seen here are Dennis Lau and Yuri, Xandria's hubby!

The four sisters - Sharifah Aryana, Aleysha, Amani dan Aleya.

Joanne De Rosario and Deborah Henry.

Jehan Miskin.

Melissa Indot & Debbie Goh

Kinky Blue Fairy & alvin Tan being interviewed by Will & Xandria.

Bernard letting his creative juice flow onto a new Proton Satria Neo!

Bernard's parents also joined in the fun of spraying a brand new Satria Neo with colourful paint. What strong support Bernard gets from his parents!

Bernard is taking street fashion to the street literally! The model paraded on the street with Bernard latest designs.

As Bernard Chandran cited, Area27 is an inspiration and channeling the soul, passion and fire of the teenage spirit. “It is for the individual that would like to find respite from the mainstream but at the same time is unwilling to compromise on style. This is where fashion becomes personal to the individual.

Check out the video of the launching ceremony below!


Like Bernard Chandran on Facebook HERE.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Secret Life of Nora kicks asses for 3 more additional nights!

Good news! Enfiniti Vision Media, producer of the award-winning Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical and P. Ramlee the Musical, is pleased to announce that in response to critical and audience acclaim, the company’s latest production – a bilingual musical The Secret Life of Nora (NORA) will perform for additional nights on 20, 21, and 22 October 2011 at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Enfiniti Vision Media’s most anticipated production was performed in front of an astounding 22,000 theatre-goers of various backgrounds since its opening on 29 September. The cast and ensemble also had the honour of performing in front of His and Her Royal Highness, the King and Queen of Malaysia, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister and his wife, many more important dignitaries and yours truly. Heheh!

Do not miss this opportunity to catch Nora!

We would like to share some of the pics we took during the performance for media. See the dazzling costume changes of Nora without giving away too many spoilers. ;)

Check out Tiara Jacquelina Running Pose HERE.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Terry Fox Run 2011 - T-Shirt Sale Locations

T-shirts are at RM30 each, sizes from size 2 to XXXL.

2 (child) - 22''

4 (child) - 24''

3XS (child) - 28''

2XS - 32''

XS - 34''

S - 36''

M - 40''

L - 42''

XL - 44''

2XL - 46''

3XL - 48''

Get your T-shirt fast before the sizes run out. ;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Return of the Brides Race @ DoubleTree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur

DoubleTree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur launched its “ExKLusively Yours Bridal” Month with "The Return of the Brides Race" yesterday morning.

We were invited to witness a bunch of eager brides and bridegrooms making the dash of their lives to the finish line for some awesome prizes worth more than RM40,000! Check out the slide show below....

Full story and more photos coming right up. Meanwhile you might want to read the 2010 Brides Race report HERE.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

PIKOM Charity Run 2011

More than 1,000 participants ran through the heart of the city, all for a good cause, at the PIKOM Charity Run 2011 this morning, Sunday, October 9. The six-kilometer run was in aid of the National Cancer Society Malaysia and was organised by the National ICT Association of Malaysia, PIKOM.

The run started at the grounds of the PIKOM ICT Mall CapSquare, a dedicated ICT mall in Jalan Munshi Abdullah.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Run with World Class Trail Runners, Kilian & Zhanna

To all Salomon enthusiasts!

Come join the contest today! Experience the run with the World’s Famous Trail Runners! Kilian Jornet & Zhanna Vokueva.


Step 1 - Snap a picture of yourself

Step 2 - Write about your experience

Step 3 - Post it up onto World of Sports Malaysia FB.

Only 5 Winners are determined with the most like VOTES. The deadline is 17th October 2011! So hurry now and be the lucky 5 to receive Salomon goodies and a chance of a lifetime to run with the world's best!

For more info, please LIKE WOS Facebook Fan Page HERE.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Meet Dean Karnazes at The Chicago Marathon 2011

Ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes will be at the Chicago Marathon this Saturday, October 8th from 11am-1pm. Are you attending?

TIME magazine named him as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as the fittest man on the planet. An internationally recognized endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He’s run across Death Valley in 120 degree temperatures, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions, he’s run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve.

Dean has swum the San Francisco Bay, scaled mountains, bike raced for 24-hours straight, and surfed the gigantic waves off the coast of Hawaii and California. His long list of competitive achievements include winning the world’s toughest footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley during the middle of summer. He has raced and competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over.

Open to the Public – Free Admission! Come visit Wild Planet Foods’ booth #1053 at Chicago Marathon Expo, McCormick Place and pay him a visit.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Video: adidas KING OF THE ROAD 2011 Malaysia 16.8 & 10km flag off

It was a sea of colourful and passionate runners as 7,700 participants took to the NPE Highway for this year’s most talked about run – the adidas Malaysia King of the Road 2011 which was flagged-off by the Minister of Works Dato’ Shaziman bin Hj Abu Mansor, to the roar and cheers of the runners at the Sunway Pyramid frontage.

We were there early in the morning to capture the spectacular flag off and managed to secure a fantastic spot on the overhead pedestrian bridge right before the starting area to give you all a vantage point view of race!


More photos and stories from the King Of The Road, Malaysia coming right up. Do come back for updates!

The PINK HOPE Charity Walk 2011

What? The PINK HOPE Charity Walk 2011

Where? Taman Botani Kepong ( FRIM) Forest Research Institute Malaysia , 52110 Kepong

When? 30 October 2011 (Sunday) 8:00am flag off.

Who? Organised by The Omega Leo Club of Damansara


1. Gain awareness between the communities about the importance of breast cancer.

2. Raise funds for the PRIDE FOUNDATION.

3. To spread messages of reassurance, hope and a reminder that they are not alone in this battle.

4. To provide moral and mental support to the breast cancer patients, and survivals in continuing a better life ahead.

How far? 4.3km

How? For more info, please click HERE.

Runwitme says: It's limited to 300 walkers only, So hurry! Each participants will receive a goodie bag upon arrival at finish point. (except for the kids category).

Sunday, October 02, 2011

News: Rock To Rock Run 2011 Aims To Raise RM50,000 For Charity

Following the success of the first Rock to Rock Run in 2010, this charity fun run is back for the second year. Rock to Rock Run 2011 organized by Hard Rock Hotel Penang with the support from the Penang State Government, Penang Amateur Athletic Association (PAAA) and Majlis Sukan Negeri (MSN) is scheduled to be held on 13 November 2011 from 6.30am at Batu Ferringhi to Teluk Bahang. All proceeds from this run will benefit the Crystal Family Home and Association of Rehab of the Disabled. Hard Rock Hotel Penang together with all its partners aim to raise RM50,000 which will be shared between both organizations.

This year’s run saw a return support from its past sponsors namely AMD, Lions Club Gold Coast and Tropical Spice Garden. AMD has generously pledge their commitment towards this project as the sole Diamond Sponsor with a donation of RM20,000 to support this event. Rock to Rock Run has also received support from new sponsors which include the Penang Turf Club, Agilent Technologies and Brooks.

“In 2010, we witness a great success from first Rock to Rock Run. Our first charity together with our generous sponsors successfully raised over RM40,000 for a charitable home in Penang. This year, we are confident to exceed our past success based on the support from the sponsors and the response that we have been receiving from the runners. Everyone is looking forward to this event,” said Shane Coates, Executive Assistant Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

The press conference cum official launch was hosted by Hard Rock Hotel Penang, represented by Mr. Shane Coates, Executive Assistant Manager and was officiated by the Y.B. Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, Exco of Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development. Also present were Mr. Lee Moon Khoon from AMD, Mr. Francis Goh from Lions Club (Gold Coast), Mr. Govindasamy Veeriah from Penang Amateur Athletic Association (PAAA), Pastor David Barnabas and Sister Esther Barnabas of Crystal Family Home and Tan Ooi Cheng, Honorary Secretary of Persatuan Pemulihan Orang-Orang Cacat Negeri Pulau Pinang.


Crystal Family Home (CFH) is a non-profit voluntary welfare organization established by couple Barnabas & Esther in 2009 to help children who need a home. Children in need at the home include those who are being raised by grandparents who are no longer able; children who have been abused, neglected, orphaned, troubled, or poor, and children from dysfunctional families.


The Association of the Rehabilitation of the Disabled is a non-profit organization established in 1989 at Jalan Besi, Green Lane. The Association provides opportunities for disabled persons – both physical and intellectual – to gain employment. By subcontracting parts from local factories, the disabled are trained to fix electronic components as well as to assemble jewellery boxes. As such, they get to contribute at work while making a decent amount to take home.

Rock to Rock Run is now open for registration till 7 October 2010. The run is limited to the first 1500 participants. Registration fee is RM50 per person (inclusive of a Hard Rock Hotel special edition tee). More details about this run and registration form are available at

Source: Official Press Release from Hard Rock Hotel, Penang.