Record Turnout of Runners at the PUMA Night Run 2016
THIRD ANNUAL PUMA NIGHT RUN ATTRACTS A RECORD 10,000
Malaysian leg of the run ignites the streets of Shah Alam
SHAH ALAM (20th August, 2016)– PUMA Malaysia recently organised the third instalment
of the annual PUMA Night Run Malaysia at Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam. With a total of
10,000 running enthusiasts taking over the brightly-lit streets of Shah Alam, this year’s race not
only boasted the largest turnout thus far for the Malaysian leg of the PUMA Night Run, it was
also the year’s biggest PUMA Night Run in the whole of Southeast Asia.
The 10 KM route was intentionally designed to bring out the best in the participants by
incorporating both straight terrain interspersed with hilly stretches. The runners had their
resistance and endurance pushed to the limit as they raced along the streets of Shah Alam past
iconic monuments such as the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz mosque, the second largest
mosque in Southeast Asia.
Amidst a carnival-like atmosphere with cheerleaders and drummers at the starting line, the first wave of runners was flagged off at 8 pm by PUMA's General Manager of SEA, Philippe LeBretton, followed by the second wave at 8.15 pm, flagged off by PUMA's Head of Marketing for SEA, Gabriel Yap.
As a fervent runner himself, Le-Bretton raced with the crowd after sending them off and
successfully completed the 10 KM run. He mentioned that he could not wait to take part in this
year's PUMA Night Run Malaysia as he was very impressed with the record number of
participants and wished to join them in their zeal and spirit of sportsmanship.
"I am delighted to have been a part of the Malaysian Night Run. The fact that it has officially
become PUMA's largest night run in Southeast Asia speaks volumes for the number of running
fans in Malaysia. It was encouraging to see so many runners gathering in Shah Alam from all
over the country and to race alongside them was simply exhilarating!" he said after the run.
Enthusiastic runners were already crowding the venue as early as 5 pm to take part in the many
activities organised at the PUMA Village. One of the most popular attractions was the PUMA
Red Wall, a challenging obstacle course not unlike the American Ninja Warped Wall but shorter
at 10 ft. It was quite a crowd favourite as many eagerly waited in line for a chance to conquer it.
The festivities continued long after the run ended.
Emcees Phat Fabes and Melissa Th'ng kept
the crowd on their feet while performances by B-boy dancers Wakaka Crew, beatboxer Koujee
and flow artist group PsycuSix helped to keep the runners entertained as they eased off their
fatigue after giving their all for the race.
One of the participants, Joey Ten from Petaling Jaya, was glad that the PUMA Night Run was
more than just another run.
"There were a lot of activities going on at the PUMA Village and we took this opportunity to take
some Instagram-worthy pictures around the venue. My friends and I also loved the fireworks
display at the end of the race as it felt like a fitting reward after completing the 10 KM run," she
Puma also set up a unique pop up store at the race venue to give participants an exclusive
opportunity to try out the all-new Ignite Dual running shoe endorsed by the world's fastest man,
Usain Bolt. The pop up store was a major hit among the runners as many were seen
frequenting it to get a feel of the Ignite Dual. The shoe, which combines both flexibility and high
energy returns, was worn by most of the Puma Friends and media who took part in the run.
Official results and e-certificates can be downloaded here: