Registration is closed for the 1st Sunday Run of 2015
Kuala Lumpur, 17 November 2014 – Registration for Multi-Purpose Insurans Berhad (“MPIB”) Run has closed on Sunday 16 November 2014, 14 days before the Official Registration Closing date of 30 November 2014. A total of 5,000 runners will gather at the Padang Merbuk on 4 January 2015 to begin the new year with a healthy run in the crisp and fresh morning air.
Returning for its 4th year, the community based run features an increased number of lady runners in the 12KM categories compared to the previous Run, something MPIB Run Project Leader Ms. Jayne Liew finds encouraging. “I am thrilled to see that more ladies are taking up running competitively and as part of their keep-fit activity”.
Similar to the previous run, MPIB Run 2015 caps the number of its runners at 5,000 people to ensure better safety management at the Padang Merbuk and is themed “Healthy Lifestyle – Work Life Balance” in line with its vision of presenting an active well-adjusted way of life via one of the most basic exercise routines. One notable difference this year is the 9KM distance. Ms. Jayne Liew elaborates, “Many new runners have joined and we are definitely seeing many familiar faces at the Run.
With the new 9KM distance, we are certain those who ran the 8KM in the 2014 Run will be able to ease themselves into the new and exciting challenge.” MPIB Run is not only for seasoned runners. To draw more beginners into the joy of running, the general insurer organises 8 “My First Run Clinic” sessions to give them a general introduction to running “mechanics”. Held every Saturday until 20 December 2014 at the Padang Merbuk Car Park, these sessions are complemented with talks from experts on health, fitness and running to further equip the first-timers with tips and proper techniques that they may not injure themselves. Detail here