Symphony Life That ’70s Run 2017
An Event Preview by Gus Ghani
EVENT | Symphony Life That ’70s Run
DATE | 15th January 2017
VENUE | Taman Tasik Prima, Puchong
DISTANCE | 5 km
Flag-Off | 7:30 am
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS | 1⃣0⃣3⃣4⃣
TITLE SPONSOR | Symphony Life
EVENT ORGANISER | Running Events
The Seventies is synonymous with Disco Fever, and of course, flared trousers👖
Hollywood produced unbeatable blockbuster movies like Jaws, Godfather, The Exorcist, and Star Wars🎥
The World said goodbye to Bing Crosby and Elvis, and said hello to the Sex Pistols, and the highest-selling album was Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)🎸
In Sports, swimmer Mark Spitz set seven World Records and won a record seven gold medals at The 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany🏊
“That ’70s Run 2017” appealed to those who identified with and sorely missed the Seventies era. So, why not take a trip down memory lane and recapture some of those funky feelings by dressing-up in outlandish Seventies garb and dancing to Disco Inferno! What could be more fun!?
The Biz Walk event venue was transformed into a colourful Seventies scene with many fun-seekers dressed in pink tutus, polkadot skirts, colourful wigs, and knee-high rainbow socks.
I got hold of a psychedelic afro wig and bright yellow peace sign sunglasses from my friend Lily whose Company Summersault specialises in making all kinds of cool running costumes and props.
Gettin’ It On
We kicked off the morning with a group warming-up session. After a short safety briefing, Symphony Life Chairman Tan Sri Azman Yahya flagged off the groovy runners at 7:30am.
The morning air was crisp and the sky was blue, as we hit the tarmac roads of quiet Taman Tasik Prima residential neighborhood.
Run, Drink And Dance
There were two fun challenges at the 2.8km and 4.2km water stations. The simple challenge was to dance along with the dance performers to the unmistakable sounds of Seventies Disco beats. To keep the runners invigorated, each water station handed-out isotonic drinks and bananas, as well as the essential water.
Sparkling Spinning Medal
Upon reaching the Finish Arch, every runner was presented a rare spinning medal, a light snack pack and bottled drinking water. Also, we were given an additional Rm3 voucher to spend at the many food and drinks trucks and stalls available at the Mini Festival.
Healthy Family Entertainment
There were balloon-twisting clowns, soap bubbles, and face-painting to entertain the kids.
The crowd particularly had a good laugh watching the best dress finalists dance on stage before they were presented with their prizes.
The final act was the presentation of Lucky Draw prizes of a smartphone, a computer tablet, a bicycle and a flat screen TV to the Winners.
Good Value Fun
Amidst all the fun and laughter, there are many serious personal and social benefits gained from holding a community run.
These events encourage family bonding and foster communal goodwill, as well as promote a healthy lifestyle.
A Big Thank You To Symphony Life & Partners for hosting a thoroughly enjoyable outing for community and family runners.
Congratulations To Running Events for putting together a fun-filled event which successfully showcased the Slick Seventies.
📹Live Videos by Casio Exilim Malaysia
🔦Happy Runner HIGHLIGHTS
1⃣st Run In Taman Tasik Prima💦
1⃣st Time Wear Costume To Run💟
1⃣st Time Won Best Dressed 👔
1⃣st Time Got A Spinning Medal 💫
To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.
About The Author
Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.
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