PENTA KILO CHARITY RUN 2018 – A Review by Happy Runner

PENTA KILO CHARITY RUN 2018 – A Review by Happy Runner


Editor’s Note

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.

IMG_20180722_143053_426💥NEW RUNNING EVENT

Date : 21 July 2018
Venue : Padang Klawad, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam , Selangor
Flag Off : 7:30am
ORGANISER : Faculty of Engineering & Engineering Alumni, UiTM Shah Alam

👍 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!


Check Out 12 Live Videos !!

Kit Collection

Collection Reminder

Early Start

Fast Runners

Campus Route

Running Buddies

For A Great Cause

Proud Mum

Satisfied Finishers

Youngest Finisher

Young Finishers

Chill Afterwards

🎵My Music #aftershokzmalaysia
#10km #5km #PentaKilo #CharityRun #MercyMalaysia #UiTM #running #happyrunner #ShahAlam #PKCR2018 🏃


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 Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach, and Magazine Columnist.  He has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia Magazine, and Cycling Malaysia Magazine. 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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