Friday, March 22, 2019

Duo Highway Challenge 2019 back with the first-ever night run


GET READY TO CONQUER THE HIGHWAYS
Duo Highway Challenge back with the first-ever night run

NPE Highway Challenge will be held on 14 July 2019 while Besraya Highway Challenge will be held on 24 August 2019.
● The Besraya Highway Challenge will be an inaugural night run for the series.
● Registration is currently open at www.ijmhighwayrun.com and www.justonlineregistration.com
Registration closes on 1 June 2019 for both Besraya and NPE Highway Challenge

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 March 2019 — Following the success of the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge and the positive response the series has received over the past two years, IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) have announced the extension of their partnership for this year's Duo Highway Challenge.



The popular run series will kick-off with the NPE Highway Challenge on 14 July with a unique distance of 21km half marathon challenge and 10km run respectively, followed by the Besraya Highway Challenge on 24 August which offers a much more challenging distance of the 26km and 13km run, compared to the 13km and 6km distances that was offered in 2017 and 2018. Since its debut in 2017, this year's challenge aims to attract more running enthusiasts with the exciting dditions in distance in the Besraya Highway Challenge.


Being the first ever duo highway challenge in Malaysia organized by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd, New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd, and EC Pixels, this year’s challenge promises to be more exciting with the Besraya Highway Challenge being the series’ first night run, organized on a fully closed highway. The night run gives participants a cooler and more comfortable running experience while enjoying the scenic night view of the KL city skyline along the route. This year will also see the introduction of a relay run category for two runners with distances of 13km each.



“We are proud to announce the return of the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 as it gives runners the assurance for continuity and aligns with IJM’s long-term plans to continue contributing positively to sports and the community. We are excited to solidify the partnership between IJM, Allianz Malaysia and EC Pixels for the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge extension for another year. Just like previous events, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our participants, so they get to compete and complete the challenge on a fully closed highway worry-free without a single car obstructing the run routes. We would also like to thank the Malaysian Highway Authority for their continued assistance in ensuring the success of the event,” said Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad.


This year, the organizers aim to attract 17,000 participants. The NPE Highway Challenge is expected to attract 10,000 runners and the Besraya Highway Challenge 7,000 runners. Those who are quick on their feet will get a chance to win RM84,400. Runners will also get a special edition t-shirt when registering for the Duo Highway Challenge that is limited to 4,000 participants only.

Zakri Khir, Chief Executive Officer or Allianz Malaysia Berhad said “Running has been something Allianz Malaysia has been very involved in since 2013 when the company kicked off its very own Allianz Pacer Running Community in October that year. The IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge is just one of five running events that we will be involved in this year. When we agreed to be co-sponsors of this run, it was forged on a mutual goal of strengthening our commitment towards driving the healthy living agenda amongst Malaysians. And I can say proudly how we have been able to achieve this at every edition since 2017.”


“After organizing this run for the past two years, we wanted to go the extra mile for runners to encourage them to continuously push their boundaries and take up the challenge. Seeing that our returning participants have taken on the highway during the morning run we have decided to change the Besraya Highway Challenge to a night run. So that runners will get the opportunity to enjoy breezing through the highway under the stars. As safety is always a priority, it will be a fully closed highway and runners will get to enjoy the cool night breeze and city lights on the run route.” said Eugene Chan, Group Managing Director of EC Pixels.

With the aim of using sports as a force for social good, the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge aims to be more than just an ordinary running event. Passionate about giving back to the community, the organizers donated to Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association last year as part of its CSR engagement. This year, 30 wheelchairs will be presented to Persatuan Bekas Polis Malaysia by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sr. Aziz Bin Abdullah, Director General of the Malaysian Highway Authority.

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 is supported by our Title Partner: IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Platinum Partner: EXSIM & Touch N GO Digital, Gold Partner: Magnetic Control System & Nivea Men, Silver Partner: System Builders, Official Timing: Coros, Official Isotonic and Drink: 100 Plus & ICE Mountain, Official Online Portal: Justonline & Partners: Affin Hwang, IJM Land, RockTape, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity, Nestle MILO, Nestle Fitnesse and Movement First.


For more information on the registration, race and race kits, please visit:
www.ijmhighwayrun.com or www.justonlineregistration.com
Registration closes on 1 June 2019 for both Besraya and NPE Highway Challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/IJMDuoHighwayChallenge/

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2019

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    a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising
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    world’s oceans, this
    year’s run will take place on 28 April 2019 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning
    .KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 11, 2019
    In April 2019, National Geographic will push forward its
    commitment to the environment by celebrating Earth Day with its yearly Earth Day Run. With the
    theme
    Planet or Plastic
    ?
    a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising
    awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single
    -
    use plastic that enters in the
    world’s oceans, this
    year’s run will take place on 28 April 2019 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning
    .
    In April 2019, National Geographic will push forward its
    commitment to the environment by celebrating Earth Day with its yearly Earth Day Run. With the
    theme
    Planet or Plastic
    ?
    a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising
    awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single
    -
    use plastic that enters in the
    world’s oceans, this
    year’s run will take place on 28 April 2019 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning
    .KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 11, 2019
    In April 2019, National Geographic will push forward its
    commitment to the environment by celebrating Earth Day with its yearly Earth Day Run. With the
    theme
    Planet or Plastic
    ?
    a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising
    awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single
    -
    use plastic that enters in the
    world’s oceans, this
    year’s run will take place on 28 April 2019 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning
    .ate sustainability commitments; and innovative
    partnerships with like
    -
    minded corporations and non
    -
    governmental organizations (NGOs) from all
    over the world.
    Everyone in Malaysia can get involved in National Geographic’s Earth Day run by visiting
    www.natgeoearthdayrun.co
    m
    for more information and to sign up. You can also head to
    natgeo.com/plasticpledg
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    to learn more about the
    Planet or Plastic?
    initiative and take your
    pledge to choose the planet.
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    For media queries and interview opportunities, please KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 11, 2019
    In April 2019, National Geographic will push forward its
    commitment to the environment by celebrating Earth Day with its yearly Earth Day Run. With the
    theme
    Planet or Plastic
    ?
    a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising
    awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single
    -
    use plastic that enters in the
    world’s oceans, this
    year’s run will take place on 28 April 2019 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning
    .KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 11, 2019
    In April 2019, National Geographic will push forward its
    commitment to the environment by celebrating Earth Day with its yearly Earth Day Run. With the
    theme
    Planet or Plastic
    ?
    a multiyear initiative from National Geographic, aimed at raising
    awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single
    -
    use plastic that enters in the
    world’s oceans, this
    year’s run will take place on 28 April 2019 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning
    .



































Sunday, March 10, 2019

PROTON HSN21KM 2019 Is Back

Date: 13 Oct 2019
Time: 6am
Venue: Putrajaya
Distance: 5km, 10km and 21km

Registration here
Facebook here
2018 result here







Friday, March 8, 2019

Powerman Malaysia 2019 - Race Report



The world’s largest duathlon in the Powerman series, Powerman Malaysia 2019 was held on 2-3 March 2019 in Dataran Putrajaya. It has been quite some time since I posted my racing experience but Powerman 2019 was one of most memorable races that I really enjoyed/suffered. The classic category of 10km run, followed by 60km cycle and concluded with a 10 km run was more demanding physically and mentally but there was also short (half distance of the classic) and team relay categories to choose from.



The race flagged-off at 7am sharp for the classic category. The running route consisted of 10km (2 loops of 5km) with gentle elevation. There were total 3 water stations on each loop which was highly welcomed especially during the 2nd run as the weather was getting hotter. The transition area was well organized with clear signage and marshal directing the traffic. Next, the 60km (2 loops of 30km) bike route awaiting after the 1st 10km run. The bike route was very challenging as it combined many sharp turns, U-turns, narrow path and few long climbs. The cycling route became more congested after both classic and short categories were flagged-off. Hopefully, the organizer will consider to change the bike route next year. The 2nd run was the same route as the 1st run but extremely torturous under the scorching sun and also the long stretch of road before reaching the finishing line.


Overall, this is a fantastic event with glimpses of international atmosphere since Powerman Malaysia is one of the Asia Championships races. This year edition was slightly more happening compared to last year with challenging and tricky bike route. Completed the race at 23rd position under my age group of 30-34 with the total timing of 3:46:46 (slightly deteriorated from last year).  Given my current condition, I was quite satisfied with my performance and was very proud of my old bike for the breakthrough. There are still so much to improve and i am slowly getting into better shape. Will continue to put in more effort and hopefully strike better result in the next race.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

ILLUMI FEST RUN MALAYSIA 2019 A GLOWING SUCCESS WITH MORE THAN 7,000 RUNNERS


Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2019 – More than 7,000 participants took part in the recent ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia that took place at the Selangor Turf Club on 2 March 2019. The second edition of the ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia saw family, friends and children come together for a neon fun, glow-tastic day. 

ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia is organised by Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd in collaboration with presenting sponsor, MPI Generali Insurans Berhad. This year’s festival offered participants another level of excitement through its new features introduced along the routes while being splashed with the special neon glow water.


K. G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, CEO of MPI Generali Insurans Berhad said: “The second installation of the ILLUMI Fest Run has definitely been a successful and exciting event, especially with new elements such as the Neon Playground and giant ILLUMI slide. We’re glad that this year’s festival has once again provided a platform for families, children and friends to come together and engage in this wholesome fun activity. “

Held for the second time in Malaysia, ILLUMI Fest Run saw participants enjoying each of its themed routes with numerous activities at the Race Village which included the Neon Playground that showcased giant installations of popular childhood games such as Hopscotch, Jenga and Tic-tac-toe. 


The excitement started off with participants making their way through the Glow Mania zone while they danced and dashed through the glo tunnel of lights.  After tackling the glow-tastic illuminators equipped with their fully charged neon blast, participants then made their way through a world of ultraviolet Bubble Pop and even stopped to take a selfie with loved ones at the Neon Life zone. The run ended at the Crazy Lazer zone as they partied towards the finishing line. 


The fun continued along the routes at the Neon Playground that showcased interactive games such as Hop Scotch, Jenga and Tic-tac-toe for the runners to enjoy at the Race Village. Hanging glowing orbs known as the Glow Swing were decked with LED lights embedded in the swings that activated and changed colours as each swing moves. Another exciting element was the 3-meter-high Giant ILLUMI Slide at the festival village that helped participants cool down after their run as they slide into a pool of paint. The night ended with LIVE acts from recurring DJ Jenni F who brought the latest Hip Hop, Retro and Electronic dance beats together with DJ Tiger Ming. The music festival finale was definitely the kicker for the whole course as the runners ended the night on a luminescent high.


“ILLUMI Fest Run has definitely brought people from all walks of life to participate and engage in a healthy activity whilst having fun and it’s indeed the most gratifying part. We will definitely bring back ILLUMI Fest Run for our future events within Malaysia and the region. This year has certainly surpassed last year’s event.” said by Jeffrey Foo, Director of Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd.

Jasmine, 28 shared, “overall it was a great experience! It is my first time here with my family. For me personally it holds a special place because I’m a Spinal Fusion patient, so completing the 4km run motivates me to be better and I will definitely participate in the next ILLUMI RUN!”


“My family and I really enjoyed ourselves, from the beginning till the end it felt like we were going to a party while being splashed by glow paint! Everyone had loads of fun and we got to say that the music is fantastic!” said Sharon Khor and family.

Emerson Dinesh, 30 shared his favourite moments during the run was going through each of the elements on route “The whole experience ended off perfectly well! The highlight of the event was experiencing the neon party at each pit stop as we got to dance and take pictures and what’s even more attracting to the crowd is the awesome music!” 


As part of its CSR programme, RM3 from the registration fees was donated to The Human Safety Net for Families Programme, a global movement initiated by Generali to empower disadvantaged people

Friday, February 22, 2019

BALLOT WINNERS SELECTED FOR STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2019




Malaysia’s premier distance running event implements ballot system for public registrations due to tremendous response

 KUALA LUMPUR, 22 February 2019: A new chapter has dawned on the increasingly popular Standard Chartered KL Marathon when for the first time in its history, public registrations were conducted using a ballot system. Successful applications were confirmed when Minister of Youth and Sports Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman officially activated the random computerised selection here today.


The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has seen phenomenal growth over the last decade with the 10th Anniversary edition in 2018 seeing the highest attendance to date of over 38,000 participants. Public registrations for the 2018 event were snapped up within 10 hours of opening, leaving a lot of disgruntled runners who didn’t get a chance to register due to a variety of reasons, such as network congestion and poor internet connections.


This year saw a significant increase in loyalty registrations, where returning 2018 runners were given the privilege of signing up and securing their slot before registrations opened to the general public. Almost two thirds of the available slots were snapped up during this period leaving slightly over 12,000 slots across all categories remaining for public registrations. Hence, the ballot system was introduced this year to give everyone an equal opportunity to secure a race slot as potential participants could cast their ballot between 13 to19 February 2019.


“We introduced loyalty registrations in 2016 as a way of giving back to the running community who have strongly supported us, and continued to implement this in the following years” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, the owners and organisers of the multi-award winning event. “Since then, the take-up during the loyalty registrations consistently yielded about 40-45% of overall slots available. This year we were caught by surprise when the loyalty registration period saw more than 60% of available slots snapped up, which is why we have had to implement balloting for public registrations” added Rainer. “This way, everyone gets an equal chance to secure a race entry and will not be hindered by network or work issues.” Rainer also mentioned that moving forward, the balloting process would most probably be implemented right from the loyalty registration period.


Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was given the honour to activate the random computerised ballot selection process whereby ballot winners were picked and immediately notified of their selection.

“It’s certainly a privilege to be involved with the premier distance running event in Malaysia. I have truly been inspired by the hard work undertaken by SCKLM to develop the sport of distance running by consistently putting on a world class event that attracts more than 38,000 participants from Malaysia and around the world,” said Syed Saddiq. “While the competitive aspect of SCKLM has provided talented Malaysian runners like Leo Tan and Muhaizar Mohamad with the platform to perform alongside elite international runners and raise their game, the heart-warming aspect of SCKLM is the commitment placed on making a difference through the Run For A Reason charity initiative,” added Syed Saddiq. “In fact I have decided to accept Dirigo Events invitation to participate in the Half Marathon for SCKLM2019 and if my preparations go well, I hope to do something to be able to give back to the running community too.”


The 2019 edition of SCKLM was given a boost late last year when Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia renewed their title sponsorship of the event for a further four (4) years. The Bank has been a steadfast supporter of the event since its inception in 2009 and is a major factor behind its success.

“We are delighted to resume our title sponsorship of the KL Marathon. The past 10 years of our sponsorship has shown us the amazing power this event has to bring people from all walks of life together to do extraordinary things. SCKLM has grown from strength to strength and is now one of the most sought after events in Malaysia and the region,” said Abrar A. Anwar, Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. “This year marks yet another milestone with the ballot system introduced for public registrations,” added Abrar.


Charity programme Run For A Reason (RFAR) has been an integral component of SCKLM which has benefitted and improved the lives of thousands of Malaysians over the last 10 years. For 2019, the charity beneficiaries are the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Hospis Malaysia and Dignity For Children Foundation.

SCKLM2019 will also see the inclusion of new sponsors Under Armour, Banana Boat, Jaybird and TudungPeople joining returning sponsor 100 PLUS and SCKLM stalwarts Seiko and Pacific Regency Hotel Suites.


https://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SCORE Marathon 2019 – AMBASSADOR LAUNCH



Driven by their unyielding mission to inspire a healthier lifestyle for all, SCORE returns to shake up the local running event landscape with their annual signature running event. Now that the event is half-a-decade old, Malaysia’s biggest one-stop sports and fitness event organiser is taking off its training wheels and debuting their first ever full-length marathon!


This year’s theme is none other than “#ConquerTogether”, a nod to the runners who’ve grown together alongside the event since its inception. It also taps into the very essence of a runner’s identity that’s indistinguishable from their shared sense of community and belonging. Much like its predecessor, SCORE Marathon 2019 comprises two parts: Run The Night (5km, 10km, 21km, and 42km routes available) and Run The Day (5km, 10km, and 21km routes available). 


“SCORE Marathon 2019 represents the culmination of our passion, blood, sweat and tears for the last five years,” quips Patricia, SCORE CEO, “It’s our own playground where we get to have the final say, where we’re free to try new things. Though not always perfect, it’s definitely a source of great pride. We’ve come so far!”


Run The Night is set to take place on 13 April 2019, while Run The Day will happen on 28 July 2019. Will you embrace the dark side and sprint through the cool, concrete jungle of Dataran Putrajaya? Or is running bathed in sunshine amidst KL Sports City’s picturesque backdrop of old and new landmarks more your thing? Why not conquer both and break your own limits! There will also be traditional performances, local food trucks serving Malaysian favourites and "Fancy Traditional Dress Contest" with cash prizes up for grabs.


SCORE Marathon 2019 BRAND AMBASSADORS 
Nadzrye Aziz, Faiz Matfo, Azrul Hussin, Kartini Ahmad Kamal, Aizat Yanan, Jean Chia, Jeff Lau, Sue Teoh

Chosen from among the best in the running community, they are the epitome of strength, passion and dedication – exemplary figures to talk about the importance of health and well-being.


Introducing the Bronze Sponsor for SCORE Marathon 2019, FUTURO™. A company with 100 years of knowledge and experience with compression technology, and over 50 years of healthcare innovation to provide uncompromised quality in every product. In line with their corporate mission, they empower their consumers to live an active lifestyle.


As part of our CSR initiative, we have invited selected primary schools within Klang Valley to join the run to motivate and inspire them to lead a healthier lifestyle. Key sponsors for SCORE Marathon 2019 include; PRIME (Official Apparel Sponsor), Edifier (Official Earphone Sponsor), Nestle Fitnesse and Nestle Milo (Sponsor), African Sea Coconut (Sponsor), Men Bioré (Sponsor), Nature’s Way (Sponsor), Rhymba Hills Tea (Sponsor), Betadine (Sponsor).


For more information, visit our official website www.score.my. For registration, visit www.heyjom.com 
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