PENTA KILO CHARITY RUN 2018 – A Review by Happy Runner
SO MANY FREEBIES! Being a “social influencer” does have its perks such as invitations to premiers, free running slots, access to VIPs, and even free products. Nevertheless, in the end my allegiance is to upkeep the integrity of sports as much as possible, and to be open and impartial in my reporting as humanly possible.
GETTING NOISY! Having said all that, it’s easy to lose track of the pure joy of and original reasons for running when there are so many commercial influences and temptations bandied around at a time when the running & cycling market for mass events become bigger and more lucrative.
RUN WITH GRATITUDE! What’s all this got to do with Penta Kilo Charity Run? Firstly, I chose to join this small run which was organised by the UiTM students because I think that it’s important to support local & community based runs, as well as to support the YOUTH projects which can BENEFIT the community. Secondly, this kind of simple running event attracts the type of runners who run for pure & HONEST reasons such as for fitness, friendship and fun.
This positive spirit is REFRESHING change from the whiny attitude of runners joining big commercial running events who complain about everything, from the Tee and medal designs to the natural weather. Of course, if you’re paying a high price for registration, then I can understand why the runners expect more stuff for their dollar – even if their demands are unreasonable.
In short, I make a point to occasionally participate in small INDY runs like Penta Kilo Charity Run 2018 because it reminds me of what running ought to still be about….
Good Old Fashioned Fun Run
There were no other bloggers covering this event because they didn’t rate it as a “quality” event, and because there were no extra perks, privileges or gifts made available to them.
However, I felt privileged to witness the JOYFUL faces of the runners – husbands, wives, parents, children, friends, colleagues, lecturers and students- as they crossed the finished line and HUMBLY received their medal and a sling bag filled with a bun, an apple and a mineral water bottle.
For including me in this WONDERFUL event, I sincerely thank, the Organising Committee, Dr. Yasmin, Ridzuan, the Penta Kilo Run Crew, and congratulate them too for an AMAZING race debut! Apart from making the participants HAPPY, a few thousand ringgit was also raised for Mercy Malaysia as part of the charity drive.
💥NEW RUNNING EVENT
🏃💨PENTA KILO CHARITY RUN
Date : 21 July 2018
Venue : Padang Klawad, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam , Selangor
Flag Off : 7:30am
DISTANCE: 10KM & 5KM
ORGANISER : Faculty of Engineering & Engineering Alumni, UiTM Shah Alam
Beneficiary: MERCY MALAYSIA
👍 UiTM Campus Route
👍 Donation for Mercy Malaysia
👍 Support Uni Student Project
👍 Open to Runners & Family
Special Shout Out To Runner Yasser who won a free slot via Happy Runner, and he came all the way from Cyberjaya!
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