Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CUCMS Debuts it’s #1 SUPERHERO FUN RUN



Cyberjaya, 21 February 2017 – CUCMS’ Pharmacy Student Society will be hosting a SUPERHERO Fun Run on Saturday 18th March. The very first creative run by Cyberjaya University College aims to promote healthy lifestyle amongst Malaysians that is aligned with government’s initiative in educating the importance of practicing healthy lifestyle.

Over 500 participants are expected to join this unique event and participants will get a certificate, medal, t-shirt and a running bib. Runners are encouraged to wear their favourite superhero costumes and it will be a memorable run to have runners including adults and children impersonate their superhero.

The run is organised as part of the township’s 20th anniversary and participants can register for the run by contacting the organiser from CUCMS, Ms. Sofea (+6019 355 5371) or Mr. Redza (+6013 994 1614). There are still plenty of slots for more runners, don’t miss this opportunity to join the fun in Cyberjaya.

This effort is in line with the University’s motto, ‘Nurturing Passion to Care’ and CUCMS encourages students to be active and creative simultaneously. It is also to give an exposure to our students and develop them in a holistic members of society that can contribute positively.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Malaysia Women Marathon 2017 still going strong and descends into Shah Alam once again on 5 March 2017



14th February 2016, Shah Alam - The much-anticipated event that has drawn women by the thousands every year is back again with its 5th edition. This would be the 5th year, the annual event will be taking place since it first began in 2013. MWM has given the opportunity for women to grow from strength to strength, both emotionally and physically.

The race has seen women who started with running the 10km distance, every year progressing to further their distance and trying the 21km and some even attempting the 42km within these five years. These women have also testified that MWM has given them confidence and courage to run the longer distance with their guidance through their running clinics and workshops. They also gain the support and encouragement from fellow women runners and have built many lasting friendships through MWM.

This year the race has added some new categories to include children and men. Children aged 6 to 9 years old (Group 1) and 10 to 12 years old (Group 2) will be running the distance of 2.5km with guides, while the 13 to 15 year olds can test their mettle on the 5km run.

There are also several categories of prizes that have been adjusted to make the race more lucrative and include all participants. The event will begin on the 3rd of March for race kit collections and there will also be an expo with talks and other on-going activities for two days leading up to the actual race on the 5th of March. There will be stores selling running merchandise as well. The expo will be held at Acappella Suite Hotel,

Shah Alam from the 3rd to the 4th of March and on the race day, 5th of March there will be fair with food trucks and other stalls at the Shah Alam Stadium where the race begins and ends.

To make the 5th Edition even more memorable, Her Royal Highness, DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin will be joining in for the 6KM fun run flag-off session.



“We are very honoured to have our queen presence during the flag-off, with all the women. It really lifts our spirits and gives us the encouragement. It also shows us that Selangor truly supports women not only in marathons but overall,” said MWM Race Director, Ms. Karen Loh.

"We are very grateful to all the sponsors who have given their support and contribution in making the 5th edition of ‘The Malaysia Women Marathon’ a great success. We hope to see many more women picking up their running shoes and joining us next year. With the support of sponsors, we will continue to organise a running event just for women in Selangor,” added Karen Loh. She was at the launch with other VIPs and sponsors including, Chairman Standing Committee Tourism, Consumer Affairs & Environment Of Selangor, YB Puan Elizabeth Wong, who is also a runner who had participated in previous MWMs, running the 10KM event.

“We totally support this event, in fact it is one of our main events on our calendar for Selangor. It is especially encouraging when you hear the feedback we receive from the runners and women who have participated in the race asking us to continue this event and improve it for the following year. It brings good coverage abroad and also many international runners have joined in recent years, proof that MWM is gaining much international recognition,” said YB Puan Elizabeth Wong.

Tourism Selangor saw the potential in this event and had from the very beginning supported MWM. “We are very pleased that MWM has chosen to continue its event here in Selangor. We hope that it will continue to do so as it brings women from all over the country and many from overseas,” said Puan Noorul Ashikin Mohd Din, General Manager of Tourism Selangor.

Registration is open for the marathons for four categories, Full Marathon (42KM), Half Marathon (21KM), 6KM Run, Children’s Run (2.5km & 5km) and 5KM Fun Run. Some 5000 participants are expected to join this year. Prizes for the run this year include cash prizes and attractive product vouchers worth RM42, 000.00, provided by sponsors.

To register, go to the website www.mwm.my, or MWM Facebook account, @MalaysiaWomenMarathon for more information.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Electric Run 2017 is back for the third year running in Malaysia with a Recharged concept and a new venue



Kuala Lumpur 14 Feb 2017 - One of the world’s most popular nocturnal fun run is set to light up Malaysia again this year in what will be its biggest, brightest, neon coloured night run in the country yet on April 15 at Anjung Floria Putrajaya. Organized by The Livescape Group, and co-presented by Rexona, Electric Run Malaysia 2017 is also supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME). The 5km night time fun run this year is set to attract over 18,000 runners of all ages.

Livescape today also premiered the official aftermovie of Electric Run 2016 which can be viewed below:




“Electric Run is an internationally well-known brand and we are thrilled to be able to organise this for the third time in Kuala Lumpur. Last year saw our biggest turnout yet with close to 14,000 participants which also saw us bagging the Malaysia Book of Record’s “Largest Participation in a Neon Run” title. All around the world, Electric Run is known to bring the running experience to a whole new level and we want to make this night fun run a memorable one for our fans, both young and old, as we promote fitness and health in the liveliest way possible”, Muhammad Iqbal, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Livescape Group said.



Electric Run Recharged

The run this year features a couple of added changes with the most prominent being the Recharged concept. This year, participants at the Electric Run Malaysia 2017 will each be receiving a limited edition PIX Mob Bracelet in addition to the official race tee, finisher’s medal and race bib. The bracelet illuminates various neon lighted themes across multiple zones throughout the race course to provide runners with a more immersive experience. The race course is set to transport runners through a light and sound journey through time, with each zone representing a unique colour theme and music era.

Electric Run Malaysia 2017 will feature eight Course Lands (one more than last year). The eight Course Lands are:
• The Start Line
• Yellow Zone - featuring the sounds of the 60s and 70s
• Red Zone – featuring the sounds of Hip Hop
• Black & Pastel – featuring the sounds of Top 40s Pop Music
• Green Zone – featuring the thumping sounds of Electronic Dance Music
• Two Mystery Lands – surprise Course Lands
• The Finish Line / Celebration Stage

After crossing the finish line, runners will end their run at a celebration stage where a post-race concert featuring internationally renowned artistes will be held. The line-up of artistes will be announced by mid-March.



A new family-friendly venue

The third Electric Run Malaysia also sees the race moving to Putrajaya. The flag off and finish line takes place at Anjung Floria Putrajaya with runners then being taken on a scenic route of Putrajaya where on April 15, will be transformed to a city of neon-themed lights. With approximately 18,000 runners expected to take part this year, organisers, The Livescape Group has decided to move the run this year to a space that can cater to larger numbers.



A more convenient run

For the first time ever, Electric Run Malaysia 2017 will also be providing a race pack delivery service in collaboration with SkyNet to registered participants. The optional service can be added on upon registration with minimal fees. This service also caters to participants travelling to Electric Run Malaysia 2017 from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.



Electric Run Malaysia 2017 takes place at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya on 15 April 2017. Each registration is priced at RM78 (limited Early Bird), RM88 (Group of 4), and RM98 (Individual, Regular). Children under the age of five do not have to register but does not receive a race pack. All prices listed excludes RM4 ticket processing fee and 6% GST. Registrations can be done via www.electricrun.my.

For more information or to obtain updates on the Electric Run Malaysia 2017 in Putrajaya, logon to https://www.facebook.com/electricrunmalaysia or follow us on Twitter at @electricrunmy and Instragram at @electricrunmy.



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Media Release: Sun Life Malaysia Help 2,000 Runners Kick-start a Healthy 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 23 January 2017 – Health and good deed may have proven to be a winning combination for the first edition of Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur recently.

Over 2,000 running enthusiasts began to crowd at one of the rare green spaces in the city from as early as 5:30am before the 12km Competitive Run flagged off at 6:20am and the 5km Fun Run at 7:00am. Out of the total number of participants, close to 700 participated in the 12km while the remaining joined the 5km Fun Run.

Speaking during the Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run is Mr. Ooi Say Teng, Chief Executive Officer / Country Head of Sun Life Malaysia. “We are delighted to see such an overwhelming response from the competitive and recreational runners for this inaugural event. Not only have these runners embraced a healthier lifestyle but they have also participated in a worthy cause.”

“Sun Life Malaysia has been in partnership with Diabetes Malaysia and HOPE Worldwide Malaysia through financial sponsorship for diabetic patients and health programmes for the underprivileged community since 2014. Today, besides part of the proceeds from registration fees as well as the Ringgit-to-Ringgit boost from Sun Life Malaysia, we are also taking the opportunity to pledge our 2017 sponsorship to both organisations,” he added.

Through Shine Resolution Run, both charity organisations received a combined total of RM257,000 to support their 2017 programmes and initiatives.



Present at the event is also Mr Kevin Strain, the President of Sun Life Financial Asia. Mr Strain who took part in the 12km run said “Globally, Sun Life is committed to the awareness and prevention of diabetes by promoting healthy living. Running is not only a good form of exercise but has also been proven to keep diabetes at bay. More importantly, we want to encourage the public combat the rise of diabetes through knowledge and a positive change in lifestyle.”

“This is why we conceptualised this Shine Resolution Run which is happening at the same time today both in Malaysia and Hong Kong. I am very pleased to be here in Malaysia for this inaugural event and I am looking forward to more Sun Life business units in Asia holding this event together moving forward,” Strain added

Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run featured two primary events, namely the 5km Fun Run and the 12km Competitive Run. A total of RM10,400 in cash prizes, trophies and prizes worth up to RM6,570 were given to the first five who reached the finishing line from the respective 12km categories:




Sun Life Malaysia Resolution Run is a “fun run” - apart from the races, there were a lot of side activities lined up for the day, namely game booths with great giveaways, health checks, inflatable castles, free candy floss, tattoos, fun Instagram booth, sponsor booths as well as food trucks.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Media Release: Runners Snap Up All Standard Chartered KL Marathon Individual Race Slots Within Four Days



Kuala Lumpur - 20 January 2017, Dirigo Events, race owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 (SCKLM), announced today that registrations for the race has officially closed as they have sold out all individual race slots for the event. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon turns nine this year and the 2017 edition will take place on Sunday, 21 May at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

“We are grateful that interest in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is as strong as ever. After our pre-registration period for 2016 participants closed, we opened registrations to the public on 16 January and have sold out four days later,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM 2017. “We thank all our loyal supporters for continuing to support the marathon and will now focus on delivering the best race experience possible,” he added.



An incredible 12,512 race slots were snapped up on the first day of registrations on Monday, 16 Jan, which is about a third of the total number of race slots available. According to Rainer, an encouraging aspect this year was that registrations for the Full and Half Marathon categories sold out quicker than the usually more popular 10km and 5km categories.

“We have been consciously trying to increase the level of competitiveness for SCKLM 2017 and we are very happy to see that the popularity of the longer distances are increasing. In fact, we’ve closed the Full Marathon category with 8,000 runners in total this year, constituting a 7% increase from 2016 and the highest number recorded in this category so far for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. So for the first time our Running Clinics will have two sessions specifically for runners who are going to attempt their first Full Marathon and first Half Marathon,” he said.

The data gleaned from the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017’s registrations this year also show that there will be 1,381 runners from 63 different nationalities taking part, with the highest number of international runners coming from Indonesia (325) followed by the United Kingdom (146) and India (132).

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia that draws thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 2017 edition of the race will once again see sponsorship from Title Sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, along with Honda Malaysia, Brooks, Lucozade, Seiko and Pacific Regency.



Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank said, “It gives us tremendous pride to be the title sponsor of such an iconic event that has come to symbolise the coming together of communities and fostering nation building through sport. We wish all runners the best of luck and we look forward to welcoming them at the race.”

Elite runners will be competing to earn a slice of the almost RM500,000 in total that is on offer at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017,which include bonus prizes for record breaking course times.

In an effort to reduce congestion and make the race more competitive, SCKLM 2017 will continue with a seven hour cut-off time for the Full Marathon with checkpoints at designated areas along the route to ensure runners are within the specified time frames. Runners who don’t make it to the checkpoints within the required times will not be allowed to complete the race and will be transported to the finish line. This is also meant to ensure the safety of runners as the public roads need to be opened to regular traffic at times strictly stipulated by the authorities.

A perennial feature of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative Run For A Reason that aims to channel funds raised to deserving charities that assist underprivileged communities and those in dire need. This year the participating beneficiaries are the Standard Chartered Foundation, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Dignity for Children Foundation and Hospis Malaysia.

Participating runners can also look forward to a total of 12 running clinics that will be provided by the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017, including 5 Junior running clinics and specialised clinics for those attempting their first Half and first Full Marathons.


For more information and updates on SCKLM, please visit:

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon
Twitter : www.twitter.com/SCKLmarathon
Instagram : https://instagram.com/SCKLmarathon
Website : www.kl-marathon.com


Media Release: Tola, Degefa Lead Ethipian Clean Sweep at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon



Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa lead an Ethiopian clean-sweep at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (Friday) as Kenenisa Bekele's world record bid crashed in the opening few metres. Tola took advantage after pre-race favourite Bekele fell to the ground at the start gun after being tripped in an incident described by the Race Referee as "unintentional contact."

It was a crushing disappointment for Bekele after setting his sights on Dennis Kimetto's World Record. After falling at the start, the three-time Olympic gold medallist found himself back down the field and never really recovered as the leaders accelerated away at world record breaking pace leaving Bekele to drop out at around 23k clutching his left calf.



"I came to Dubai to do something special - however it was not to be," said a disappointed Bekele. "I fell down at the start and got hurt. I tried to run, but it didn't work. I just hope to come back to Dubai one day and show what I can do here."

The early fast pace - with the pack of a half dozen as much as 45 seconds up on world record pace at halfway- told in the latter stages as Tola eased home in a new course record time of 2:04:11, more than two minutes ahead of compatriots Mule Wasihun (2:06:46) and Sissay Lemma (2:08:04).

"The pace was very fast at the start," said Tola after receiving his trophy from HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club and Julian Wynter, Standard Chartered Bank CEO UAE. "The 15k time (43.26) was much too fast but when we saw that Kenenisa was well behind, I became more confident. I'm happy to win but I think I could have run under 2.04".



In the women's race, Marathon debutante Worknesh Degefa won the $200,000 prize at the first attempt crossing the line in 2:22:36 — the fourth fastest time in the event's history— with Shure Demise in second (2:22:57) and Yebrgual Melese taking third (2:23:13). A superlative half-marathoner, Degefa put the extra training distance to good use by running away from all but Demise, one of the pre-race favourites. Demise managed to claw back some of the deficit in the penultimate kilometre, but when she saw Degefa still running strongly, she was forced to settle for second. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and held under the aegis of the Dubai Sports Council, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon saw around 30,000 runners compete in the Marathon, the 10km Road Race and the 4km Fun Run.

In the wheelchair category, there was a battle royal between Spain's Rafa Botello and Patrick Monahan of Ireland with both men fighting it out all the way to the finish line. In the end it was the Spaniard who emerged triumphant of his Dubai debut storming home in 1:31:19, just three seconds ahead of Monahan who was also racing on the Dubai roads for the first time. Third place went to defending champion JohnBoy Smith of Great Britain (1:36:25). The 10km Road Race saw Samir Jouaher of Morocco successfully defend his crown (28:34) with Ethiopia's Wuletaw Adane in second (28:57) and Morocco's Ahmed Tamri third (29:27). The women's 10km Road Race saw victory go to the UAE's Alia Mohammed in 33:07 ahead of Ethiopian BerhanAregawi (33:32) and third placed Amanda Bohlin of Sweden 36:53).

As well as Standard Chartered as title sponsor, the Dubai Marathon is supported by the Dubai Sports Council, adidas, Dubai Eye 103.8FM, Sport 360, Masafi, Dubai Holding, Dubai Police and the RTA. ends Caption 1: Tola wins 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in a new course record time of 2:04:11 Caption 2: Degefa's marathon debut ends in victory in Dubai Caption 3: Kenenisa Bekele crashes out of the running early on at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Caption 4: The top ten men and women's results

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Get ready for SCORE Run 2017!



The conquerors are back! SCORE Run 2017 returns to the city, so get ready to take it to the limit and dominate the streets!

It’s man versus city. Kick off at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle – BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE and stop at nothing to conquer the urban jungle. Run under the shade of towering skyscrapers and world-class hotels and be in awe as the city comes alive.

With an expected 12,000 runners, SCORE RUN is set to be one of the best running events of the year.

What? Score Run 2017

Where? Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur

When? 9 April 2017 (Sunday) 5:30am

How far? 21, 12, 6K




Sign up now to also get your t-shirt with your personalised name on it! For more info on the run, you may log in to www.score.my

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Media Release: Cyberview Hosts 3rd Annual Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon



Cyberjaya, 15 January 2017 – Participants from all walks of life gathered in Cyberjaya this weekend to participate in the 3rd annual Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon, which covered routes spanning Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.

The marathon is one of the signature community events organised by Cyberview Sdn Bhd, the tech hub enabler tasked to elevate Cyberjaya into a Global Technology Hub.

“This year is significant for us because we have successfully signed up the highest number of participants in the three years of organising this marathon,” said Dato’ Faris Yahaya, Managing Director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

The marathon attracted 7,500 participants this year, highest in the three years since this event was introduced in 2014. The event garnered 4,500 sign-ups in 2014 and 5,000 pax in 2016.



“Our objective in running this event is to create a platform built on engagement and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among Cyberjaya’s different stakeholders and the community as a whole. And what better way to kick start 2017 than to remind the community to lead a well-balanced lifestyle,” added Dato’ Faris.

Dato’ Faris further added that the annual Twincity Marathon joins other similar events in the country throughout the year to promote, develop, and encourage running in the country.

“Cyberview focuses on putting in place an ecosystem for individuals, companies, and startups to thrive in our journey towards elevating Cyberjaya into a smart city. But we have to realise that the transformation into a smart city should also take into account its liveability factor. A city can be as digitally connected as it can be, but the well-being of the people is equally, if not more important,” elaborated Dato’ Faris.



According to Dato’ Faris, running is a community-driven sport that is able to unite people from different walks of life with the objective to get outdoors and just move.

“Running to me is fundamental to any sport. You place one foot in front of the other, and whether you’re running alone or with your friends, you are doing something for the benefit of your well-being. It’s literally a marathon today, but symbolically it also teaches us how the best things in life are achieved after a marathon, and not after a sprint,” said Dato’ Faris.

A cumulative amount of over RM21,000 are offered to winners in four different distances. The full marathon offers RM1,000 for the champions in all of its four categories, while the most popular distance is the half marathon with almost 2,400 pax running. The Twincity Marathon also offers beginners and fun runners the 12km and 5km distances.



Among the main sponsors for this year’s Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon are Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd, Prestariang and Disitu Holdings Sdn Bhd.

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