August Man Run 2017 In October – Preview by Happy Runner

August Man Run 2017 In October – Preview by Happy Runner


Editor’s Note

They say you only make a first impression once, and dressing-up the part for the right occasion is important if you want to be taken seriously or if you want to project a certain kind of image. To help Malaysia Men stay in touch with the LATEST fashion in the pursuit of an ELEGANT lifestyle, the August Man magazine is a good read, and I was quite surprised to learn that it cost only Rm10.60 for such a thick quality magazine.

Interestingly enough, present-day runners are becoming increasingly discerning when it comes to their selection of running gears, and perhaps, this desire to look good is spurred on by,
The manic sharing of running photos on social media and the undeniable pressure for runners to be hype if they want to belong to the in-crowd,
Branded sportswear manufacturer offering more new products which are not only performance-based, but also stylish and trendy in order to keep-up with market trends.

Of course, not all Runners are narcissistic, and in fact, some runners are not bothered with being trendy at all, while some are downright thrifty to the extent that they will wear their running vest until it’s totally worn-out with holes even! Don’t laugh because I have seen those Uncles running in the parks with my own eyes..hahaha.

Whichever end of the fashion scale you may stand, we can all agree that there is always room for another running event which can give runners a quality and thrilling running experience on and off the route.

So, I am thrilled to report here that the fashion experts at the August Man magazine house are launching their first August Man Run in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on 22nd August 2017. Read on to find-out what August Man Run have in store for its inaugural event and what caught my eye about it.

New Event | August Man Run 2017
Date | 22 October 2017
Venue | Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, KL
Distance | 12km (Competitive + Fun Run), mEN oPEN/vETERAN, wOMEN oPEN/vETERAN
Flag-Off | 06:45am

Runner’s Entitlement | Timing Chip, Cool Saucony Tee, Finisher Medal, BIB BELT and Refreshments.
Maximum Participants | 2000
Event Organiser | Hubert Burda Media Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Berbuka Puasa With Running Bloggers

I met-up with the August Man magazine team and Race Director Julie Wong at Stripes Hotel on 19th June 2017, and I got a chance to pick their brains on their August Man Run project.

📹Steven and Julie

As Rubin (Editor-In-Chief) declared, “”Our magazine started 8 years ago, and we decided to hold this run because we realised that many of our staff were themselves runners, and we wanted to give slow and fast runners an opportunity to partake in an enjoyable running event”.

Associate Publisher Steven Chan pointed out that they collaborating with many reputable brands like YTL, Suunto, Mercedes Benz, Starbucks, which means more goodies and prizes for the participants. There would also be refreshments provided and food trucks available at the race venue.

RD Julie added that every measure will be taken to ensure that the KL race route will be safe from public vehicles, and for the rookies, the cut-off time will be generous. At the same time, the Top Runners will be well rewarded with prizes for their winning performance too.

📹Run + Lot 10 Carnival

✔Top 3 Winners for each category will receive Suunto Watch, Hotel Vouchers and Saucony Shoes, total RM 6000 ~ RM 3300 per person.
✔ Sponsored Product Prizes For Top 15 Runners
✔The 1st 500 Ladies Registrants Will Receive Stylish Pendant 😍
✔ Lucky Draw And Best Costume Prizes


Early Bird – RM 65 ( Ends 30th June 2017 )
Standard – RM 75 ( 1st July 2017 Onwards )

What Can You Expect?

Being a new event with a new organiser and a new venue, it is not impossible to predict the outcome with any degree of certainty. However, from my brief time connecting with the key people who will be responsible for staging this new running event, I do expect them to professionally fulfill their plans and promises to produce a gala experience which will add style to the running calendar.

Funny Question

Q: Why is the August Man Run held in October and not in August?
A: According to Rubin, the meaning of the adjective “August” in August Man is “respected and impressive” and does not refer to the month of August at all.

The August Man Run Press Release

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 JUNE 2017 – Fashionistas and health enthusiasts rejoice as August Man has decided to chime into the running scene this year with The August Man Run.

Created with the objective of encouraging a stylish and healthy lifestyle, the August Man Run is an event that caters to the welfare of the entire community; great fashion after all, is a complement to a healthy body.

With music and fun activities for everyone, The August Man Run will be a lively outing that encourages a positive lifestyle while promoting the debonair qualities that August Man is known for.

The August Man Run will be held on the 22nd of October and we’re absolutely elated to have partnered with Lot 10 as our Official Venue Sponsor.

The run will cover a comfortable 12km, well within the capabilities of most individuals.

The goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle, thus participants can choose to complete it at their own pace.

Those who are more accomplished runners can aim to place high for some luxurious prizes, while others can set their sights on just completing the run.

The top 15 finishers for each category will win grand prizes courtesy of our esteemed partners such as Suunto and Saucony. All finishers will receive a medal for participation, as well as various other gifts. Some of our other partners who have agreed to support us in this event include Mercedes-Benz, Starbucks, SUEN, Celebrity Fitness and Technogym. 

The fun doesn’t stop there however, as many fun activities such as lucky draws will await runners after the race.

For the latest updates and offerings on The August Man Run, follow us at the August Man Malaysia Facebook page and @augustmanmy on Instagram.

925 Silver Pendant by e-SUEN for female runners of  The August Man Run.

*Only the first 500 women who register will be able to claim the pendant once they finish the run.

*Please note only 1 pendant and chain set will be provided to each female participant.

*Only those who register AND participate in the run will be allowed to redeem the set after the run.

*Pendant sets will only be distributed AFTER the run is completed.

About AugustMan

August Man is Malaysia’s quality men’s style journal, a glossy monthly magazine that is designed for the affluent, globetrotting, cosmopolitan man who covets success and the finer things in life.

The August Manapproach is fresh, irreverent and provocative. From the sharpest styling, hip designers and essential luxury accessories to the latest and greatest in travel, business, music, technology, pop culture and motoring, August Man has it covered.

With insightful feature articles, in-depth celebrity profiles and razor-sharp writing, it’s truly the intelligent man’s read.

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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About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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