Tuesday, July 30, 2013

AMSA UPM Diabetes Run 2013

What? AMSA UPM Diabetes Run 2013

When? 3rd November 2013 (Sunday)

Where? Universiti Putra Malaysia

Who? Organised by Asean Medical Students Association (UPM Chapter)

How far? 8km

How much? Early Bird Promotion- RM 30.00 ( before 1st October 2013); Late Registry- RM35.00 (by 27th October 2013)

How to register? Please click HERE.

Runwitme says: Registrants get to purchase a special jogging waist belt at RM35 only (Usual price 49.90)

BHP Orange Run 11km 2013

What? BHP Orange Run 2013

When? 13 Oct 2013 (Sunday) 7:00am

Where? Piazza, The Curve

Who? Organised by BHP

How far? 11km

How much? RM5 only! The cheapest road race in town! :)

How to register?
Registration & Collection of Bib

Date: 28-29 September 2013, Time : 10.00am – 4.00pm

Venue : BHPetrol Mutiara Damansara, BHPetrol TTDI, BHPetrol Damansara Utama, BHPetrol Damansara Jaya, BHPetrol Sg Kayu Ara, BHPetrol SS2,BHPetrol Bandar Sri Damansara (Kepong/Batu Caves bound)

Monday, July 29, 2013

First Look: MYCAT Wild Tiger Run 2013 Official T-Shirt Design

What? MYCAT MAYBANK Wild Tiger Run 2013

When? 10 Nov 2013 New date - 9 Nov 2013

Where? Dataran Merdeka KL New venue - Bukit Jalil Park

Who? Organised by The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT)

Why? To celebrate MYCAT 10th Year Anniversary and to raise funds for tigers!

How far? 10km & 3km

How to register? Please head over to http://malayantiger.net/

Runwitme Says: We heard the finisher medal gonna be collector's item - a unique stuffed tiger. :)
We will post the pics once we get it from the organiser! Stay tuned!

Updated: To see the stuff tiger medal, click HERE.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: Unboxing and On The Road Test of ASICS Gel-Forte (2E)

This shoe is touted to be ASICS’ newest weapon in the battle against excessive over pronation. It weight around 377g (size 9), about 50g lighter than its predecessor, the Gel Evolution. It looks kinda big and sturdy. The colours remind us of KLCC Twin Towers, hence we brought the pair to the KLCC Park for photo shoot and subsequently for a run. :)

Let’s take a look of technical features that will make it one of the most advanced shoes on the market.

Cushioning System - Visible Rearfoot GEL - The ASICS GEL system is based on a special kind of silicon that enables optimal shock absorption. GEL units are strategically placed in the midsole and designed to enable specific functions and positions.

Rearfoot fit has been improved via the implementation of new PHF inside a Clutch Counter rearfoot fitting system. Additionally a generous amount of support based cushioning gives the GEL Forte an incredibly plush under foot feel.

ASICS running shoes feature a Personal Heel Fit (PHF) made out of memory foam. Soft enough for the heel to be comfortable in the shoe, this spongy material also provides a snug fit as it shapes itself around the contours of your heel every time you put the shoe on.

Biomorphic Fit Upper: Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and potential for irritation

Triple Density Solyte midsole: The full length triple density Solyte midsole features lower density top layer for improved cushioning and comfort

Dynamic DuoMax® - Consists of two different density midsole materials designed to provide smooth overpronation control.

I.G.S - The Impact Guidance System aims to make all shoe components work together effectively to allow the body to perform in a natural manner. Its goal is to compliment, not correct, how the legs and feet move.

Guidance Trusstic - This trusstic system integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity for a more consistent and directional ride underfoot.

Full-length Guidance Line - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.

Despite the bulky appearance, this shoe is remarkably lightweight and packed with specific technologies aimed at helping runners with flat feet run in comfort and safety. It delivers a stable, protected and very well cushioned ride at a very reasonable price.

Asic Gel-Forte (2E) retails for RM499 per pair at Asics Concept Stores

Like Asics Malaysia Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/Asics.Malaysia.Fans.Page

Press Release: Million Mile Run 2013

One Month. One Cause. One Million Miles.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to host Million Mile Run to raise awareness and funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September ‘13

Philadelphia, PA (July 2013) – In an effort to raise the profile of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will go the distance this September introducing the Million Mile Run. With firsthand knowledge of just how far parents of children with cancer would go to find a cure for their child, the Foundation will challenge supporters across the country to do just that, collectively walk or run one million miles during the month of September to work toward better treatments and ultimately cures.

The brainchild of Foundation Co-Executive Director, Jay Scott, a running enthusiast, the Million Mile Run will invite ambitious individuals, as well as teams, to pledge to walk/run and contribute to the one million mile goal during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Drawing from the inspiration of Foundation creator Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who set out to raise $1 million through lemonade stands in 2004, Jay Scott feels that through combined efforts, reaching one million miles in just thirty days is attainable.

“The Million Mile Run will act as an easy way for walkers and runners of all abilities to contribute to the fight against childhood cancer and raise the profile of the awareness month,” says Scott. “Though some people have commented that one million miles might be a crazy goal, and maybe they are right, my daughter Alex taught me that when you set your mind to something and garner the help of others, anything is possible. She reached her million, and I think we can too.”

The Million Mile Run will utilize both the MapMyRun application and the ability for participants to manually enter the miles they log daily. Individuals who participate will average 3-4 miles a day, while teams can split up the 100 miles. For instance, a group of 4 employees can walk a mile at lunch every day and easily reach their goal. Additionally, participants are urged to recruit friends and family members to pledge dollar amounts for each mile, or provide a straight donation.

“September has become highly recognizable within the childhood cancer community as an important time of year,” says Liz Scott, Alex’s mom and Co-Executive Director of the Foundation. “However, for the general public, it still flies highly under the radar. We think the Million Mile Run has the ability and mass appeal to change that, one mile at a time.”

Individuals and teams who are interested in participating or learning more about the Million Mile Run can visit MillionMileRun.org.

Check this video out!

About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 300 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.

How far is 1 Million Miles?

A trip to the moon and back, twice.
More than 40 times around the earth.
More than 3,000 trips from NYC to Los Angeles.
More than 38,000 Marathons.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Press Release: ‘All In’ For The 15th Edition of adidas King Of The Road 2013 Run!

Malaysia set to be host country for the regional championship this year

Petaling Jaya, 23rd July 2013 – Back by popular demand the long awaited adidas King Of The Road is set to thrill runners again. With the tremendous success of the race in 2012 and 2011, adidas Malaysia digitally launched its 15th series today. The adidas King Of The Road Malaysia 2013 is scheduled to flag off on October 20th and will once again be held on the NPE Highway over a 16.8KM and 10KM stretch.

The adidas King Of The Road 2013 is part of an international event conceptually organized by adidas across five South East Asian countries. This year’s run will also see Malaysia as the final leg and host of the adidas King Of The Road Southeast Asia 2013, which will see the reigning champions from Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia competing to be crowned this year’s Regional adidas King of the Road. The race will mark the third run held on the NPE Highway by popular demand from participants. The adidas King Of The Road 2013 is also in celebration of the smart partnership between adidas Malaysia and IJM and in support of IJM’s 30th anniversary.

The 2013 edition run is anticipated to attract approximately 11,000 participants. Debuting this year is a special junior category with a distance of 10 km for school between the ages of 15 – 17 years old. “Running is fast becoming a very popular recreational sports lifestyle among Malaysians and keeping up with this fitness trend we hope to contribute to the local sports scene by cultivating healthy sporting habits and an active lifestyle. This is why we decided to open a category for school students this year as well”, said Brand Manager of adidas Malaysia, Bryan Gee in an official statement.

The event is open to participants aged 15 years and above across two categories – the National category (Men/Women) is open to local runners (Malaysians and Permanent Residents) and the International category (Men/Women) for international participants.

The runners will again enjoy a unique running experience on the NPE Highway which will be exclusively closed to all traffic from 5.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. The run consists of two distances targeted to everyone who likes to run. The first is a unique 16.8km route for more serious runners, and the second a 10km route suited more for the social runner.

“The organisation of running events such as the adidas King of the Road is meant for runners to challenge themselves. We want to create a platform that offers runners a unique and memorable experience and an opportunity to get together and achieve personal breakthroughs”, continued Bryan Gee.

The theme for this year’s race is ‘Boost your run’, inspired by the latest adidas BOOST™ foam innovation which has revolutionized the running world with its debut in the market earlier this year. The new adidas BOOST™ range features groundbreaking cushioning technology, which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.

The highly anticipated regional run of the year is supported by the Ministry of Works, Polis Diraja Malaysia, Malaysian Highway Authority and IJM with official partners New Pantai Expressway and official venue sponsor Sunway Pyramid – the country’s first themed shopping mall. The run will include state of the art tracking equipment and the latest in technology set to monitor the race.

The normal participation fee is RM65 per runner (16.8km), RM 55 per runner (10km) and RM30 per runner for the ‘Junior’ category (10KM). Registration is now open until the official closing date on 22nd September and while places are still available.

Early bird participants for the National and International categories who register from now up till 21st August are entitled to the early bird rates, which are RM55 (16.8km) and RM45 (10km). The ‘Junior’ category rate will remain at RM30. All participants will receive a special adidas King Of the Road 2013 tote bag with a running vest, timing chip and awesome giveaways. Participants will also receive a medal upon completion of the race.

For registration and more information please visit:

www.adidaskingoftheroad.com/my or www.facebook.com/adidasmalaysia


Petaling Jaya, 29th July 2013 – Within a week of the launch of the 15th series of the adidas King Of The Road Run, adidas Malaysia has officially closed it’s registration today with exactly 11,000 participants set for the run scheduled to flag off on October 20th. The running event will once again be held on the NPE Highway over a 16.8KM and 10KM stretch.

“We are extremely glad over the fact that we have sold out all our categories within this past week” said Bryan Gee, Brand Manager of adidas Malaysia in an official statement.

“Each year we have increased the number of spaces for participants. In 2011 we had 8,800 runners and by popular demand we have increased to 11,000 this year. This proves that running is indeed fast becoming a very popular recreational sport among Malaysians. We are excited to be having the adidas King Of The Road 2013 with those that have been running with us and to newcomers this year as well” continued Bryan Gee.

“The heart and soul of the brand is sports and we at adidas thrive on contributing to the local sports scene by cultivating healthy sporting habits and an active lifestyle. At this point in time we look forward to seeing everyone on race day!” ended Bryan Gee.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Press Release: XtraMile Run 2013: Run for Dignity

Kuala Lumpur, 22 July 2013 – The XtraMile Run is back! Themed Run for Dignity this year, the run aims to raise awareness and generate interest from the community to support the Dignity for Children Foundation. This run will also serve as a platform to raise funds from the community through pledges raised by runners, non-runners and corporate entities alike, who believe in the cause.

Keeping to its original fashion, the XtraMile run will cover a 100km route in relay, spanning the Klang Valley, from Putrajaya to Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya. The run is open to all 18 years of age and above.

Details of the XtraMile Run:

Date : 24th August – 25th of August 2013 (Saturday – Sunday)
Duration of the run : Estimated 18 hours. August 24th, Saturday, at 5pm and concluding at 11am the next morning, 25th August, Sunday
Running Route : Around Klang Valley (from Putrajaya, Sunway, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya)

How to get involved :
1. 500 slots are open for runners to run relay style, at 10km, 13km, 26km and 31km intervals alongside three main runners who has committed to running the full 100km.
2. If you don’t consider yourself as a runner, you can pledge to Dignity for Children Foundation or volunteer to be part of the XtraMile Run crew.
3. Corporate sponsors or any interested parties are more than welcomed to contact Therese at 0379602325 or email info@xtramile.info to find out more details.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and be an XtraMiler today!

For more info:
http://xtramile.info/ | http://www.facebook.com/XtraMileDay | https://twitter.com/xtramileday | http://statigr.am/tag/xtramileday/ | http://www.youtube.com/XTRAMILEDAY

About the XtraMile Run (http://xtramile.info/ )
“If someone ask you to go with him a mile, go with him two miles”
The XtraMile Run is the brain child of avid marathoner Alex Au Yong, whose heart is to give back to the community through his passion in running. The XtraMile Run is an inspirational 100km charity run which seeks to inspire Malaysians, both individuals and corporate entities, to engage in charitable works to give back to underprivileged communities.

About Dignity for Children Foundation (http://dignityforchildren.org/index.php)
Dignity’s vision is to empower underprivileged children to break the cycle of poverty, positively transforming their lives and the lives of the community around them. For 15 years, we have strived to provide long-term quality education and care in a secure environment that meets their fundamental needs.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Press Release: Running Lab Shoe Donation Drive - Project Love Sneaker II

Donate Your Old Shoes For A Good Cause!

Project Love Sneaker (PLS) is a shoe-donation drive organised by Running Lab. The drive which started in 2011 (2008 in Singapore) was organised to serve the running community’s desire to recycle their “retired” running shoes. Not wanting to dispose of “retired” running shoes, runners were looking for alternative outlets to re-distribute their shoes.

Running Lab Malaysia organised the first PLS back in 2011 to serve this recycle desire. With Running Lab located at Tropicana City Mall, over 250 pairs of shoes were collected during the 1-month long drive. Donors were also provided with a RM80 footwear voucher to purchase a new pair. The collected shoes were donated to Orang Asli villages in the Gombak and Kuantan region.

With the encouraging respond to the first PLS in 2011, PLS returns in its second drive where Running Lab Malaysia will be partnering The Salvation Army Malaysia.

About The Salvation Army Malaysia

The Salvation Army is a charitable organisation providing a range of social services to people in need across Malaysia. Services include residential care for children, day care services, tuition programmes and homes for the elderly. The Salvation Army also operates a centre for special needs children in Melaka and a number of community based family support programmes around the country. This year (2013) marks the 75th anniversary of The Salvation Army's work in Malaysia (then Malaya). Work commenced on the island of Penang and since then operations have spread throughout Malaysia, including Sarawak and Sabah.

The Salvation Army is pleased to partner Running Lab Malaysia in this project. The shoes will be utilised by needy families, both in our centres and in the communities in which we work.

Project Love Sneaker II will run from 1st August till 31st August 2013 and shoes will be collected from Running Lab located at G29 Tropicana City Mall before being delivered to The Salvation Army Malaysia when the drive ends.

Promo Mechanic:
Customers will donate their old/used running shoes to participating stores and receive a RM80 voucher redeemable on their next purchase of regular-priced footwear valid till 05 October 2013.

About Running Lab
Running Lab is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, equipment and footwear. We are staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners who have the expertise to match the right shoe to your foot type, which helps to maximize performance and reduce the risk of injuries. For more information, visit www.runninglab.com, or visit Running Lab Malaysia’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/runninglabmalaysia.

Press Release: Fear No Trail with the Right Salomon Running Gear (Door to Trail)

Salomon the World’s #1 brand in trail running pre-dominantly is all about running green. On the global prospective, Salomon brand has been present in 60 different countries worldwide. Salomon superstar Kilian Jornet was world champion for two consecutive years in the Skyrunner® World Series champions. The recent ultra-distance race took place in Canary Island of La Palma in May 2013.

Kilian’s astonishing performance sets another new world record, claimed victory at 6h 54’ 09” for men’s category, coupled with Emelie Forsberg Salomon team, for women category. (www.outsidetimes.com, 2013). Other world class Salomon athlete Stevie Khemer won the Mont Blanc Marathon this year. The new challenge tasked her from sea level to the French Alps that unfold a new chapter of brand prominent achievement. (www.salomonrunning.com, 2013)

On regional aspect, Salomon grassroots events have been present in Southeast Asia since 2008, participated by countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Philippines. The adrenaline rush event named Salomon X-Trail Run is routed differently according to geographical landscape.

Recently, Salomon Philippine organized an event held in Hamilo Coast, the routes was an emulation of Canary Island catering to enthusiast of different level be it on beginner, advanced and elite runners who love to push themselves beyond boundaries. The full experience that runners would gather is a mixed combination between mental, physical strength and technical skills.

According to Joachim Heng – Senior Marketing Communications Manager from World of Sports “Salomon is a global brand in the trail running and outdoor sporting industries. It also produces a wide range of technical gears from footwear, attire and accessories such as hydration pack to gear up towards unique sporting event such as trail running.

In addition, gears produced by Salomon have been tested and proven by international brand ambassadors such as Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg and Stevie Khemer to accomplish their passionate missions in various terrains on International grounds before merchandizing these gears in retail”.

Footwear – Trail running shoes protect feet and toes from trauma better than road running shoes. Be it rock, soil, grass, dirt, or concrete, they provide better traction on different surfaces. They also dry much faster than road running shoes.

Attire – Trail running clothes should be lightweight, breathable, and quick-dry. More importantly, they must be comfortable.

Hydration – Proper hydration is essential in trail running. Runners become dehydrated much quicker at altitude, requiring them to carry water. Choose from waist packs, hydration belts, hydration backpacks or handhelds.

Salomon gears are specially designed for different level of runners who want to experience trail running to enhance performance for beginner, advance and technical elite runners to accomplish dream.

According to Glenny J Da Costa – Senior Sales Manager of World of Sports “The Malaysian edition of Salomon X-Trail Run was firstly introduced back in December 2009. The inaugural event attracted 900 participants and was held in Taman Lembah Kiara, the 2nd trail run was held in September 2011 drew in a crowd of 1,200 participants held in University Putra Malaysia and 2012, 2200 runners.

For 2013, we are targeting to attract 2,800 runners. Besides continuing Salomon legacy in trail running and Salomon belief in Running Green, we plan to move to a new venue at Malaysia Agricultural Center located in Serdang. The whole idea of this new venue is to educate runners on how to preserve mother nature, part of the motivational messages that will be inserted along the trail to further remind runners on how to respect and protect mother nature for our next generation.

Tentatively the event will be held in November 2013, subject to confirmation from Malaysia Agricultural Center”.

You may obtain any Salomon gears at any of Urban Adventure/ Worlds of Outdoors / World of Sports participating stores, Find out the locations at http://www.worldofsports.com.my/

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Notice: New Date for Olympic Day Fun Run - 15 Sept 2013

Olympic Day Fun Run: 15 September 2013 (Sunday) at Dataran Merdeka

McDonald’s is pleased to announce that the postponed 2013 Olympic Day Fun Run will take place on Sunday, 15 September 2013 at Dataran Merdeka from 7.30 am.

Those who have not collected their race kits may do so any time before 13 September 2013 during office hours from the office of FTAAA. For further enquiries, please contact 03-2715 2843.

As the run will be held on the eve of Malaysia Day, let us all celebrate Malaysia Day and Olympic Day together in a truly meaningful manner by participating in the Fun Run for a balanced lifestyle.

The new date for the Olympic Day Run was derived in consultation with the Olympic Council of Malaysia, the FTAAA and DBKL. We endeavoured to avoid any clashes with other similar events, but given the availability of venues advised by DBKL, this was the next best date for the run.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused to those who are already committed to other events. For those who wish to request for a refund, you may contact the FTAA at 03-2715 2843 to do so.

We wish to thank all participants for their patience and sporting spirit in waiting for the new date.

See you then!

Press Release: The Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run 2013

Runners, mark your calendar! We are officially announcing that The Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run 2013 will be held on September 21, 2013 (Saturday) at the Covered Tennis Court, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club.

Although the event is traditionally held in the month of July, we had to postpone it due to the fasting month as well as the Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebration in August and September respectively.

Despite the change of date, we hope that you will continue to support the 7K run this year. We are targeting 13,000 supporters with an aim to collect RM230,000.00 for the 7K beneficiaries namely the Sabah Thalassaemia Society and Special Olympics Sabah.

Director of SHR Mr. Foo Kia Inn, GM of SHMGCC Mr. Howie Roberts together with beneficiaries and sponsors of the 7K Sunset Charity Run 2013.

Director of SHR Mr. Foo Kia Inn (front row, 5th from right), GM of SHMGCC Mr. Howie Roberts (front row, 6th from right) together with beneficiaries and sponsors of the 7K Sunset Charity Run 2013 after the press conference.

Our first 7K run was held in July 2000 as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative and to raise funds for the selected beneficiaries. Since then, we have continued the tradition as our aim is to also gather the community of Kota Kinabalu in the spirit of giving and friendship and at the same time to encourage and promote a healthier lifestyle in a fun environment.

Now that we are in the 13th year of our 7K Run, the committee has decided to add in the ‘fancy dress’ element to make it more memorable and fun. So, do come dressed up creatively during the event using the 7K Run T-shirt. An attractive prize will be given to the supporter for the “Most Creative 7K Run Outfit”.

Interested individuals and organisations may register for the 7K Run from August onwards. Registration fees are at RM28.00 per adult and RM18.00 per child/student. The fees are inclusive of a 7K T-shirt.

For more information, kindly log on to our Facebook Page. You may also contact Ms. Cornelia Tahing via email cornelia.esther@suteraharbour.com.my or call the 7K Hotline at +60 88 303 473

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Catch The "Feel Good Run 2013 Special" on ntv7

A half an hour TV special featuring Hani Hatim, Aishah Sinclair, Nazrudin Rahman and many more

With ntv7 turning 15 this year, viewers can expect much greater things from the channel that brands itself as “Malaysia’s Feel Good Channel”. This includes a TV special for its much-celebrated annual charity fun run – Feel Good Run 2013 – which was recently held to commemorate the channel’s 15th anniversary.

Scheduled to air on 18th July at 7.30pm, the “Feel Good Run 2013 Special” will feature special highlights and footages from this year’s run as well as exclusive interviews with the run’s beneficiaries.

This half an hour TV special will be hosted by Hani Hatim, featuring local personalities including Nazrudin Rahman, Aishah Sinclair, Hafiz Hatim, Lisa Wong, Aenie Wong and Gabriella Robinson, who lent their voices to spread awareness and to educate the public about some of the works carried out by the four selected beneficiaries under Feel Good Run 2013 made up of Hospis Malaysia, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Tengku Budriah and SPCA Selangor.

The Feel Good Run 2013 was successfully held on 7th July 2013, attended by over 5,700 runners. The event was graced by YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin, Minster of Youth and Sports Malaysia, who flagged off runners for the run’s 15KM, 7KM and 2.3KM.

Don’t forget to catch the “Feel Good Run 2013 Special”, 18th July 2013 at 7.30pm only on ntv7, the Home of Feel Good.

For more information on the show, log on to www.ntv7.com.my and www.tonton.com.my, or follow the ntv7 Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

First Look: Reebok One Challenge Official Vest and Finisher Tee

Official event vest

Reebok finisher Tee with PlayDry technology worth RM99.00

The finisher T alone are worth more than the registration fee. But do you have the guts to run 18.95km and do all 9 obstacles?

Each participant must complete all the challenges. Any participant that couldn’t complete any challenge must proceed to the back of the queue and start again. Each participant is allowed 3 attempts to clear the challenge.

If the participant fails to clear the challenge in all the 3 attempts then the participants need to do the penalty of 20 burpees to continue with the challenge under the guidance of the drill sergeant. Any participant who is not able to clear a challenge in 3 attempts and the penalty, must remove the number bib and hand it over to the drill sergeant. The decision of the drill sergeant is final.

What? ReebokΔONE Challenge

When? 22 September 2013 (Sunday)

Where? Putrajaya/ Taman Cabaran

How far? 18.95km with 9 Obstacles. Trivia: 1895 is the year Reebok was founded by J.W. Foster and Sons.

How much? RM80 (entitlemet: PlayDry Vest, Medal and Finisher T.

Who? Organised by Reebok Malaysia in conjunction with the launch of Reebok One Series. Check HERE.

How to register? Registration is now OPEN. Find out more info at http://www.facebook.com/ReebokMalaysia

Monday, July 15, 2013

First Look: Pacesetters Back 2 Basics (B2B) 30K Run T-Shirt

What? Pacesetters Back 2 Basics (B2B) 30K Run

When? 8 September 2013 (Sunday) - a day after Shape/ Men's Health Night Run

Where? Mardi/MAEPS Pintu 2, Serdang, Selangor

How far? 30km

How much? RM35 - PAC members, RM45 - Public

How to register? http://www.myraceonline.com/

Runwitme Says: By completing the race, you are entitled to finisher T, medal & light breakfast. Limited to first 1000 participants only. Great race to prepare for your Penang International Bridge Marathon.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Press Release: Malaysia International Customer Experience Charity Run (ICE RUN) 2013


Kuala Lumpur – The Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association of Malaysia (CCAM) today held a press conference to launch its first Malaysia International Customer Experience Charity Run (ICE RUN) at Saloma Bistro & Theatre Restaurant, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

The ICE RUN charity run is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 10 November 2013 where the flag off session will take place at the Lanai, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

ICE RUN is organized to encourage the general public including members of the CCAM which consists of corporate organizations to spend their time by engaging in healthy lifestyle activities and at the same time be part of the caring community by helping those who are in need.

The 10 km run is targeting the participation of 5,000 people through 11 different categories based on their age group. Below are the breakdown of categories for ICE RUN:

Target Group
Participation Fee (RM)
Men Open (18-40 yrs)
Women Open (18-40 yrs)
Men Junior Veteran (41-55 yrs)
Men Senior Veteran (>56 yrs)
Women Veteran (>41 thn)
Men Junior (13 - 17 thn)
Women Junior (13 – 17 thn)
International Men Open
International Women Open
Corporate (Group) : 10 peserta
1,000 (CCAM Member)
1,200 (Non CCAM Member)
Special Invitation:  Media & Celebrity

Winners for ICE RUN will be receiving cash prizes worth of RM 20,000 and winning medals.

Each participant will be entitled to a T-shirt and goodie-bag at the event and those who manage to complete the run will stand a chance to bring home their own finisher medals.

The charity run is also supported by various partners and sponsors such as the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC); Saloma Bistro & Theatre Restaurant: F & N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd: The Marathonshop Sdn Bhd, and the RTC Media & Management.

As of today, ICE RUN has received more than 1,000 entries from members of the CCAM and the general public. A portion of the entry fees received will be channeled to 100 orphans within the Klang Valley, including a special-education class for the disabled from the Batu Road Boys School, Kuala Lumpur.

CCAM hopes to be able to have the ICE RUN as an annual event in line with its objective to promote the establishment of a healthy lifestyle through sports and fitness activities. Those who are interested to participate in ICE RUN may visit CCAM website at www.ccam.com.my or register through online via www.themarathonshop.com.my.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Update: New Balance Half Marathon 2013: New Start/ Finish Venue @ Setia Alam City Park & Route Maps

Please take note that the start and finish venue of New Balance Half Marathon has been changed from The Welcome Centre of Setia Alam to Setia Alam City Park which is next to the Setia City Mall. You guys can go on a shopping marathon after the run! Heheh!

Here are the latest route maps for your reference.




Also take note that the race pack collection is to be confirmed. NB will email to all runners who have registered online on the changes and a banner will be put up at Setia Welcome Centre to inform runners of the changes.

Updated on 18 July 2013

Tropicana Golf Course Nite Race IV

What? Tropicana Golf Course Night Race IV 2013

When? 7 Sept 2013 ; 5pm

Where? Tropicana Golf Course and Country Resort

Who? organised by Tropicana Golf & Country Resort

How far? 8.5km along the buggy track

How much? RM30 per person/ RM100 for group category

How to register? For more info click HERE.

Runwitme Says: A perfect alternative if you didn't manage to sign up for the Shape/ Men's Health Night Run 2013. Cash prizes for top winners. This is an good opportunity for you to run across a 18 holes golf course. Just hope that there are no night golfers around. LOL!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Venue Change of Penang Bridge International Marathon 2013: Back to the First Bridge

Below is the statement from the PBIM committee:
"After the Penang Bridge International Marathon committee’s meeting with various government agencies, a decision has been made to change the marathon venue and routes back to the first Penang Bridge. This is because the report from investigations on the Second Bridge tragedy is still not out till today to certify the safety of the bridge. Therefore, in view of the safety of our runners, and to prevent further delay in logistics and other preparations, it will be best to have the marathon back on the first bridge this year."

Source: Penang Bridge International Marathon FB

Monday, July 08, 2013

News: Injured ntv7 Feel Good Run Participants Released After Receiving Medical Care

Official Statement from ntv7

Three runners were injured in an accident incident involving an unidentified vehicle during this morning's ntv7 Feel Good Run in Bandar Utama, Selangor.

ntv7 immediately sent the injured runners to University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for treatment. All three suffered cuts and bruises and were released on the same day after having been thoroughly examined by the medical centre.

ntv7 has made a police report at the Kota Damansara Traffic police and will give full cooperation in their investigation.

According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle involved in the incident allegedly entered the lane dedicated for the runners despite the safety cones being placed. After hitting the runners, the vehicle sped off from the scene. Eyewitnesses have provided details including the vehicle registration to the event organisers.

The Feel Good Run is a non-competitive, charity driven event that promotes healthy lifestyles by encouraging the public to run for a good cause. 5,700 runners participated in this year's edition. Beneficiaries of this charity event include Hospis Malaysia, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Tengku Budriah and SPCA Selangor.

Group General Manager of ntv7 and 8TV Airin Zainul said "Organisers responded immediately to provide care for the injured runners who were then transferred to UMMC to undergo medical treatment there. ntv7 is pleased to hear that all three have been checked, treated and released. We wish them a speedy recovery".

Airin added that the organisers had taken all precautions to ensure the safety of all participants and thanked eyewitnesses for providing valuable information regarding the accident.

Source of photo: NST

Also read about Thanuja Ananthan's eye-witness account of the incident HERE.