Electrolux Home Run 2019 – Preview by Happy Runner

Electrolux Home Run 2019 – Preview by Happy Runner

FB_IMG_1555171030295

Editor’s Note

Global household appliance brand Electrolux has teamed up with race organiser Expedivo Events Sdn Bhd to create the first Electrolux Home Run 2019 which will be held on 14 July 2019 in Setia City Park, Setia Alam.

Often we take our health for granted until we become sick or injured. Moreover, living in a fast-paced modern society, we don’t spend enough time looking after our elderly folks and small children. Engrossed with our problems and challenges, we don’t even want to acknowledge the plight of the disabled and people with special needs because those needy ones slows us down, and they don’t fit into our world of abled bodies.

Fortunately, there are good Samaritans around who are willing to help the disabled, but they are always short of volunteers and funds. So, this Electrolux Home Run 2019 is a refreshing change from the norm because of FOUR FANTASTIC reasons.

Firstly, because the Sponsor Electrolux and Organiser Expedivo Events have made this run disabled friendly and safe for participants with special needs. How awesome is that!!

Secondly, there are several short distance categories (1km, 2km & 2.8km) for runners from 5 to 70 years old. This gives families a golden opportunity to bond with each other across all generations, and promote a healthy lifestyle!!

Thirdly, there will be a competitive 10km & fun 5km categories for regular runners who want to run at their own pace, while supporting the inspiring, disabled participants!!

FB_IMG_1555171085962

The fourth reason which makes this run outstanding is the AFFORDABLE participation fee. This means people from all walks of life can enjoy the same running experience and cool goodies without burning a hole in their pockets. Of course, everyone still needs to follow the rules & regulations set by the organising committee in order to ensure everybody can have the best fun – without compromising on running and public safety.

Event Description

In conjunction with the 100th year celebration, Electrolux, one of the largest multinational home appliances manufacturer, is making its mark in the running scene with Electrolux Home Run 2019.

This is an event that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion in our community. Children & adults with special needs and physically challenged will have the opportunity to race in a safe and controlled environment.

“We want to encourage more people to start running and be aware of the importance of being healthy. Quality life is all about being mobile and we encourage participants to register their elderly parents or friends and relatives with special needs for the race as well” added Mr. Koh, General Manager, Electrolux Home Appliances Sdn. Bhd.

Print

EVENT DETAILS
Date & Time : 14 Jul 2019, 7:30 AM
Venue: Setia City Park, Setia Alam

Print

Runners Entitlements – Event Tee, Water Bottle, Drawstring Bag, Finisher Medal, Prizes, Lucky Draw & Snacks.

To REGISTER & for more information ➡️

http://www.racexasia.com/event/electrolux-home-run-2019/

Water-Bottle

🍀If you feel lucky, go to Virtual Sports page now and ENTER Contest To Win Free Running Slots!!

Drawstring-Bag

*Disclaimer*
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.

fbt

About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and Virtual Sports ; 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.

📺 SUBSCRIBE To My YouTube Channel

Related Links

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Sports-2189847627714607/

https://www.facebook.com/runningtoons/

https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

https://www.facebook.com/gusridermalaysia/

https://www.facebook.com/KeepTrackgusghani/

http://instagram.com/gusghani

http://www.star2.com/?s=Gus+ghani

InShot_20190415_113203105.jpg

Posted in 10km, 2019, 5km, Cash Prize, Competitive Run, Contest, Corporate, Family, Fun Run, Happy Runner, health, Inspiration, July, Lifestyle, Lucky Draw, New Event, New Route, People With Disability, Preview, Race Review, Registration, Road Running, Runners, Running, Safety, Selangor, Social Media, Sponsor, Sports, Virtual Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 – Press Conference

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 – Press Conference

IMG_20190319_170740_312

Editor’s Note

Last year, I had a blast completing the Duo Highway Challenge, and I can say it was primarily due to the thrill of running on two toll highways which were totally closed off to public vehicles.

IMG_20190319_171000_949

Moreover, I was really impressed by the way the organising committee handled every part of the Duo Highway Challenge, and it was clear that much care was taken to ensure that the participants enjoyed themselves – not only on race days, but also during the running clinic and race kit collection activities.

IMG_20190320_004225_736

Video – The Paparazzi

Video – Group Photo

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GET READY TO CONQUER THE HIGHWAYS

IMG_20190319_150550_248Duo Highway Challenge back with the first-ever night run

  • NPE Highway Challenge will be held on 14 July 2019 while Besraya Highway Challenge
    will be held on 24 August 2019.
    ● The Besraya Highway Challenge will be an inaugural night run for the series.
  • IMG_20190412_002251_075
  • ● Registration is currently open at http://www.ijmhighwayrun.com and
  • http://www.justonlineregistration.com
    ● Registration closes on 1 June 2019 for both Besraya and NPE Highway Challenge

IMG_20190322_153322_183

  • KUALA LUMPUR, 19 March 2019 — Following the success of the IJM Allianz Duo Highway
    Challenge and the positive response the series has received over the past two years, IJM
    Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) have announced the
    extension of their partnership for this year’s Duo Highway Challenge.

IMG_20190319_231915_133

Video – VIP Arrival

Video – Dato’ Aziz & Dato’ Soam

Video – Light Moment

The popular run series will kick-off with the NPE Highway Challenge on 14 July with a unique distance of 21km half marathon challenge and 10km run respectively, followed by the Besraya
Highway Challenge on 24 August which offers a much more challenging distance of the 26km and 13km run, compared to the 13km and 6km distances that was offered in 2017 and 2018.

InShot_20190320_172808794Since its debut in 2017, this year’s challenge aims to attract more running enthusiasts with the exciting additions in distance in the Besraya Highway Challenge.

InShot_20190320_173019395Being the first ever duo highway challenge in Malaysia organized by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd, New
Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd, and EC Pixels, this year’s challenge promises to be more exciting with the Besraya Highway Challenge being the series’ first night run, organized on a fully closed highway. The night run gives participants a cooler and more comfortable running experience
while enjoying the scenic night view of the KL city skyline along the route. This year will also see the introduction of a relay run category for two runners with distances of 13km each.

InShot_20190320_173213079“We are proud to announce the return of the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 as it gives runners the assurance for continuity and aligns with IJM’s long-term plans to continue
contributing positively to sports and the community.

IMG_20190320_100151_946

Video – Dato’ Soam Speech

We are excited to solidify the partnership between IJM, Allianz Malaysia and EC Pixels for the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge
extension for another year. Just like previous events, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our participants, so they get to compete and complete the challenge on a fully closed highway
worry-free without a single car obstructing the run routes. We would also like to thank the Malaysian Highway Authority for their continued assistance in ensuring the success of the event,” said Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJMC orporation Berhad.

Video – Sponsors Podium

Video – Title Sponsors

IMG_20190327_172536_477This year, the organizers aim to attract 17,000 participants. The NPE Highway Challenge is expected to attract 10,000 runners and the Besraya Highway Challenge 7,000 runners. 

Video – Running & Celebrity Ambassadors

IMG_20190321_192430_260

Those who are quick on their feet will get a chance to win RM84,400.

IMG_20190320_101702_475

Video – Baju Cantik

Runners will also get a special edition t-shirt when registering for the Duo Highway Challenge that is limited to 4,000 participants only.

IMG_20190323_130800_759.jpg

Zakri Khir, Chief Executive Officer or Allianz Malaysia Berhad said “Running has been something Allianz Malaysia has been very involved in since 2013 when the company kicked off its very own Allianz Pacer Running Community in October that year. The IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge is just one of five running events that we will be involved in this year.

IMG_20190320_130118_682

When we agreed to be co-sponsors of this run, it was forged on a mutual goal of strengthening our commitment towards driving the healthy living agenda amongst Malaysians. And I can say proudly how we have been able to achieve this at every edition since 2017.”

Video – En. Zakri addresses guests

IMG_20190405_112724_764“After organizing this run for the past two years, we wanted to go the extra mile for runners to encourage them to continuously push their boundaries and take up the challenge. Seeing that our returning participants have taken on the highway during the morning run we have decided to change the Besraya Highway Challenge to a night run. So that runners will get the opportunity
to enjoy breezing through the highway under the stars. As safety is always a priority, it will be a fully closed highway and runners will get to enjoy the cool night breeze and city lights on the run
route.” said Eugene Chan, Group Managing Director of EC Pixels.
With the aim of using sports as a force for social good, the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge aims to be more than just an ordinary running event. Passionate about giving back to the
community, the organizers donated to Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association last year as part of its CSR engagement.

IMG_20190403_194224_446

This year, 30 wheelchairs will be presented to Persatuan Bekas
Polis Malaysia by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sr. Aziz Bin Abdullah, Director General of the Malaysian Highway Authority.

Video – Wheelchairs Presentation 1

Video – Wheelchairs Presentation 2

IMG_20190321_124800_575IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 is supported by our Title Partner: IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad,

IMG_20190324_192035_192

Video – Event Partners

Platinum Partner: EXSIM & Touch N GO Digital,

IMG_20190331_132532_503

Gold Partner: Magnetic Control System & Nivea Men, Silver Partner: System Builders.

IMG_20190325_225300_946

Official Timing:
Coros.

Official Isotonic and Drink: 100 Plus & ICE Mountain.

Official Online Portal: Justonline.

Video – Sponsors and Partners

Partners: Affin Hwang, IJM Land, RockTape, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity, Nestle MILO,
Nestle Fitnesse and Movement First.

Video – Corporate Support

IMG_20190326_153827_681For more information on the registration, race and race kits, please visit:
http://www.ijmhighwayrun.com or http://www.justonlineregistration.com
Registration closes on 1 June 2019 for both Besraya and NPE Highway Challenge.

f1571a48-f619-474c-8f51-f984f4d707c2

*Disclaimer*
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.

IMG_20190320_101827_008

About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and Virtual Sports ; 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.

IMG_20190319_164518_336

📺 SUBSCRIBE To My YouTube Channel

Related Links

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Sports-2189847627714607/

https://www.facebook.com/runningtoons/

https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

https://www.facebook.com/gusridermalaysia/

https://www.facebook.com/KeepTrackgusghani/

http://instagram.com/gusghani

http://www.star2.com/?s=Gus+ghani

Posted in 10km, 13km, 16km, 2019, 21km, Competitive Run, Corporate, Event Organiser, Fun Run, Happy Runner, health, Highway, IJM Corporation, Kuala Lumpur, Live Video, Media, Official Launch, press release, Preview, Road Race, Road Running, Runners, Running, Selangor, Social Media, Sponsors, Sports, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

August Man Run 2019 – Preview by Happy Runner

August Man Run 2019 – Preview by Happy Runner

IMG_20190316_155316_084

Editor’s Note

August Man Run debuted in 2017, and now, it’s back on 20th April 2019. Formerly, the race venue was Lot 10 shopping mall at Bukit Bintang KL, and I recall how nice it was to run around Jalan Imbi, Jalan Kampung Pandan and up to Jalan Bellamy on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. Video Flashback. Previous KL route.

ozedf_soft

This time, their race venue has been switched to Menara Ken which is situated within the residential neighborhood of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. Another major difference is that the second edition will be flagged off at 5pm instead of the usual morning start.

IMG-20190402-WA0001

Luckily, the race organiser has arranged a special running clinic with Edan Syah at Taman Rimba Kiara on Saturday, 6th April 2019 at 5pm for those who wish to seek some useful running tips beforehand. To sign up for this running clinic, click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEi0U1AisEtgZwMKUXAfLoHvxUyLqtL4K2ALNM4IwPdYiIpw/viewform .

Media Launch

IMG_20190318_212517_933

A small group of us running bloggers were invited to the media launch of AUGUSTMAN Run 2019 at Room 203 / Menara KEN on 16th March 2019.

IMG_20190316_142854_709

August Man Magazine Editor Rubin explained the concept of August Man Run 2019, while Race Director Julie presented its technical aspects.

IMG_20190316_142256_380

The August Man Run aims to promote physical and mental wellness through running. In conjunction with the run, various festivities will also be held on the day such as lucky draws and a best dressed award in what will surely be an unforgettable experience for all! To cap off the night, we will also be having an after party exclusively by invitation only!

IMG_20190316_142946_690

The August Man Run 2019 has partnered with KEN Holdings Berhad, Ultron, Fossil, Spritzer, Malta, Babel Fit, Milo and many others in ensuring a lifestyle run like no other!

Video : Tech Briefing

IMG_20190316_153943_550

Video : Race Director Julie

EVENT INFO

Race Date : 20th April 2019
Time : 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue : KEN TTDI, KL

Distance/Flag Off : 12km/5:00pm & 6km/5:15pm

Awards and Party : 7pm to 10pm

IMG_20190316_151432_277

RACE KIT COLLECTION will be held at KEN TTDI on Friday 19 April (10:30am – 8:00pm) and Saturday 20 April (10:30am – 3:00pm).

IMG_20190316_154922_463

RUNNER’S ENTITLEMENT

🌟12KM : Competitive Run
1pc – Event tee
1pc –Fashionable tee (after the race)
1pc – Completion medal
E-certificate
Personalised timing chip

⭐6KM Non competitive Run
1pc – Event tee
1pc – Completion Medal

IMG_20190318_212628_967

🖲️To Register http://www.checkpointspot.asia/Event/EventInfo.aspx?EventCode=%2bTWAMYvOYqM%3d

Route Recce

We drove along the 12km/6km route which basically makes its way 3km to Bangunan Insan Bakti at Taman Rimba Kiara which marks the turning point for the 6km runners. Meanwhile, the 12km runners will pass through the Sime Darby guardhouse which is a private road that leads to the U-Turn at Sime Darby Convention Centre.

There will be 1 water station at 3km mark for the 6km runners, and 3 water stations along the 12km route.

Videos Of The Sime Darby Route…

Video 1

Video – KLGCC Entrance

Video – Monkey Alert

Video – 9km Mark

Video – 3km To Go

More Photos
IMG_20190316_151118_140

IMG_20190316_204823_062

IMG_20190316_155200_084

*Disclaimer*
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.

IMG_20190316_204901_046

About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and Virtual Sports ; 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.

📺 SUBSCRIBE To My YouTube Channel

Related Links

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Sports-2189847627714607/

https://www.facebook.com/runningtoons/

https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

https://www.facebook.com/gusridermalaysia/

https://www.facebook.com/KeepTrackgusghani/

http://instagram.com/gusghani

http://www.star2.com/?s=Gus+ghani

 

Posted in 12km, 2019, 6km, April, Competitive Run, Costume, Fitness, Fun Run, Happy Runner, health, Kuala Lumpur, Lifestyle, Lucky Draw, Magazine, Media, New Route, Preview, Race Director, Road Race, Road Running, Runners, Running, Running Clinic, Running Event, Running Tips, Social Media, Sponsors, Sports, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SHAMROCK RUN KL 2019 – Preview

SHAMROCK RUN KL 2019 – Preview

IMG_20190226_180430_395

Editor’s Note

At the Soft Launch and Media Conference for the Shamrock Run KL 2019 on 26 Feb 2019 at MATIC KL, there was a distinct Irish theme in the air as characterised by the event mascot which is an oversized Leprechaun, dressed naturally in shamrock green, as were many of the guests present!

IMG_20190226_150104_709

Run For Fun

En. Hafidz (President of Malaysian Irish Alumni Association) kicked off the informal proceedings with an introduction of the Shamrock Run history, and how it started back in 2014 with 500 runners. Being an avid runner himself, Hafidz is adamant that this fun run should give all participants an enjoyable running experience, regardless of their running ability.

Video – Welcome by Hafidz

Therefore, there will be no timing chip to pressure the runners. Instead, runners can opt for 10km or 5km, and each individual is encouraged to set their own personal goals and pace, as long as they are enjoying themselves.

To add more fun, there will be 30 prizes given for best dressed runners in the theme of “pot of gold” which according to Irish folklore is found at the end of the rainbow and only the Leprechaun knows where that treasure lies.

Green Day Calling

His Excellency Eamon Hickey (Ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia), was also present at the Soft Launch to support the Shamrock Run which is aimed at bringing closer together the people to people relationship between Malaysia and the Republic of Ireland.

Interestingly, Eamon pointed out that many Malaysian students have long been studying Finance & Medicine in Ireland, including our most famous doctor – Prime Minister Tun Mahathir.

Video – Green Group

Moreover, H.E. Eamon explained that Shamrock is the national flower of Ireland and the run is held in March to coincide with the National Day of the Republic of Ireland on March 27 every year.

IMG_20190226_150244_576

Moreover, I guess that the Irish does not mind to play-up their stereotype of living in the land of leprechauns because the event’s mascot was indeed a bearded leprechaun complete with a green hat and waistcoat!

Virgin Shamrock Runner

Together, Eamon and Hafidz did a great job convincing me to search for that proverbial pot of gold, or atleast, by joining my first Shamrock Run at Universiti Islam Anatarabangsa (UIA) scheduled for 30th March 2019, I would indeed have fun outrunning the heavier Leprechaun mascot.

IMG_20190226_163543_394

Video – Big Tee

🍀🏃🇮🇪 SHAMROCK RUN KL 2019
Date: Saturday, 30 Mac 2019
Venue: UIA Stadium Gombak

IMG_20190226_135306_236
Organiser: MALAYSIAN IRISH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (MIAA), Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia, and O’Briens Sandwiches

IMG_20190226_162220_943

GUESTS OF HONOUR
His Excellency Eamon Hickey – Ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia
Hafidz Kosai – MIAA President
Brian Pua – MD, O’Briens Irish Sandwich & Café.

Video – Paparazzi Flash

Everyone Can Run

Apart from the talk about Leprechauns & their Irish riddles, En. Hafidz (President of Malaysian Irish Alumni Association) explained that this is their 5th Anniversary, and with the support of the Irish Embassy, O’Briens Irish Coffee and Sandwich & Café, the Event Partners, and the adorable runners, everyone can expect another funfilled experience for the whole family.

Video – O’Brien Team

To encourage people of all ages & newbies to take-up running, their T-shirt sizes range from children size right up to size 6XL!

Event HIGHLIGHTS

🌈POT OF GOLD theme
✔️ 1500 Green Runners
✔️ For Newbies, Fun Runners & Family
✔️ Lucky Draw & Best Dressed Prizes
👕6XL to Kid’s Tee Sizes Available

RACE DAY TIMETABLE

FB_IMG_1553698811301

Media Conference Vids by Happy Runner…

HE Eamon

Leprechaun Legend

Irish Eyes

It Ain’t Over

More COOL RUNNING HACKS..
FB Happy Runner⬇️
https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/
YouTube Gus Ghani⬇️
https://www.youtube.com/user/gusghani
My Blog⬇️
https://gusghani.com/

#ShamrockRunKL #funrun #running #matic #happyrunner #ireland #gombak #media

*Disclaimer*
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 Virtual Sports ; 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.

📺 SUBSCRIBE To My YouTube Channel

Related Links

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Sports-2189847627714607/

https://www.facebook.com/runningtoons/

https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

https://www.facebook.com/gusridermalaysia/

https://www.facebook.com/KeepTrackgusghani/

http://instagram.com/gusghani

http://www.star2.com/?s=Gus+ghani

Posted in 10km, 2019, 5km, Contest, Costume, Fun Run, Lucky Draw, March, Media, New Course, New Route, Press Conference, Preview, Runners, Running, Selangor, Social Media, Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Masjid Tanah Kampung Ride 2019

💥 N.E.W. Cycling Event
🚴🏼‍♀️💜💙💚

IMG_20190313_091827_072
Event | Masjid Tanah Kampung Ride
Date (Flag Off) | 21 April 2019 (8am)
Venue | Komplex Sukan Masjid Tanah,Malacca
Distance | 38km
Fee: Only rm25

IMG_20190313_091909_577

A.T.T.R.A.C.T.I.O.N.S. 🚴🏼‍♀️
💥T-SHIRT & Snacks
💥Lucky Draw
✔️explore scenic kampung
👍open to all riders
⚠️no helmet, no ride

To REGISTER – Contact Rozie (012-6412560 ) or Fadil (019-6397964)
#masjidtanahkampungride #cycling #gusrider #38km #road #malacca #allbikes #kbs #sports #cyclexmtb

IMG_20190313_091909_578

❤️ X ❤️
MORE To Like, Share & FOLLOW…
🚴🏻‍♂️Gus Rider
https://www.facebook.com/gusridermalaysia/
📺YouTube Gus Ghani
https://www.youtube.com

Posted in 2019, 38km, All Bike Types, April, Bicycle, Cycling, Cycling Event, Fitness, Fun Ride, Gus Rider, Lucky Draw, Malacca, Preview, Registration, road bike, Social Media, Sports, Sports Ministry, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

🌈🏃🎶 IFR 2019 Press Release

🌈🏃🎶 IFR 2019 Press Release

dy3fP9es

Editor’s Note

This second year of ILLUMI Run Fest 2019 which was held on 02 March 2019 at the SELANGOR TURF CLUB saw the enthusiastic crowd doubled to 7,000.

bUZHI1uF

Caption – ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia kicked off on a high note at the Selangor Turf Club, attracting more than 7,000 runners.

I witnessed so many joyous families, friends, parents and kids just having a ball of a time from 6:30pm to 11:00 with so many fun-filled activities for the whole family which centred around a colourful 5km run or walk.

JIDkpbxB

Caption – Family of four making their way through the ultraviolet Bubble Pop zone.

⭐🏃ILLUMI FEST RUN 2019
Venue : Selangor Turf Club
Date : 02 March 2019
Time : 6:30pm~11:00pm
Activities EAT, PLAY & RUN🌮🏃🏼‍♀️🤸
☑️GO GO GO FOOD TRUCK
☑️GLO SHOP ☑️PLAYGROUND
☑️SLO-MO SPLASH ☑️ POPCORN & CANDY FLOSS 🍿☑️FACE PAINTING 🎨 💥GLO Zones – GLO MANIA, BUBBLE POP, NEON LIFE & CRAZY LAZER 🎛️DJ ARTISTS – Jenni, Tiger Ming & Edwin
🎵Dance Party For Whole Family🕺 🎵

xRsmjTRm

Caption – Participants enjoyed being splashed by glow paint.

The Official Story below is provided by IFR 2019…

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ILLUMI FEST RUN MALAYSIA 2019 A GLOWING SUCCESS WITH MORE THAN 7,000 RUNNERS

Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2019 – More than 7,000 participants took part in the recent ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia that took place at the Selangor Turf Club on 2 March 2019. The second edition of the ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia saw family, friends and children come together for a neon fun, glow-tastic day.

ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia is organised by Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd in collaboration with presenting sponsor, MPI Generali Insurans Berhad. This year’s festival offered participants another level of excitement through its new features introduced along the routes while being splashed with the special neon glow water.
lZACUT3C Caption – Family, friends and kids come together for a neon, fun, glow-tastic day!

K. G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, CEO of MPI Generali Insurans Berhad said: “The second installation of the ILLUMI Fest Run has definitely been a successful and exciting event, especially with new elements such as the Neon Playground and giant ILLUMI slide. We’re glad that this year’s festival has once again provided a platform for families, children and friends to come together and engage in this wholesome fun activity. “

Held for the second time in Malaysia, ILLUMI Fest Run saw participants enjoying each of its themed routes with numerous activities at the Race Village which included the Neon Playground that showcased giant installations of popular childhood games such as Hopscotch, Jenga and Tic-tac-toe.

The excitement started off with participants making their way through the Glow Mania zone while they danced and dashed through the glo tunnel of lights.  After tackling the glow-tastic illuminators equipped with their fully charged neon blast, participants then made their way through a world of ultraviolet Bubble Pop and even stopped to take a selfie with loved ones at the Neon Life zone. The run ended at the Crazy Lazer zone as they partied towards the finishing line.

The fun continued along the routes at the Neon Playground that showcased interactive games such as Hop Scotch, Jenga and Tic-tac-toe for the runners to enjoy at the Race Village. Hanging glowing orbs known as the Glow Swing were decked with LED lights embedded in the swings that activated and changed colours as each swing moves. Another exciting element was the 3-meter-high Giant ILLUMI Slide at the festival village that helped participants cool down after their run as they slide into a pool of paint. The night ended with LIVE acts from recurring DJ Jenni F who brought the latest Hip Hop, Retro and Electronic dance beats together with DJ Tiger Ming. The music festival finale was definitely the kicker for the whole course as the runners ended the night on a luminescent high.

“ILLUMI Fest Run has definitely brought people from all walks of life to participate and engage in a healthy activity whilst having fun and it’s indeed the most gratifying part. We will definitely bring back ILLUMI Fest Run for our future events within Malaysia and the region. This year has certainly surpassed last year’s event.” said by Jeffrey Foo, Director of Infinitus Productions Pte Ltd.
bCs49GESCaption – First time runner, Jasmine thrilled to finish her run

Jasmine, 28 shared, “overall it was a great experience! It is my first time here with my family. For me personally it holds a special place because I’m a Spinal Fusion patient, so completing the 4km run motivates me to be better and I will definitely participate in the next ILLUMI RUN!”
IMG_20190306_084025_982 Caption – The family who runs together, stays together! Sharon Khor and her family.

“My family and I really enjoyed ourselves, from the beginning till the end it felt like we were going to a party while being splashed by glow paint! Everyone had loads of fun and we got to say that the music is fantastic!” said Sharon Khor and family.
A6fkrnZn Caption – Emerson Dinesh, showing off the ILLUMI medal after the run

Emerson Dinesh, 30 shared his favourite moments during the run was going through each of the elements on route “The whole experience ended off perfectly well! The highlight of the event was experiencing the neon party at each pit stop as we got to dance and take pictures and what’s even more attracting to the crowd is the awesome music!”
7sO4BjyG Caption – DJ Jenni-F pumped up the crowd with fresh beats from Hip Hop, Retro and Electronic Dance Music

As part of its CSR programme, RM3 from the registration fees was donated to The Human Safety Net for Families Programme, a global movement initiated by Generali to empower disadvantaged people

For more information, please go to http://www.illumirun.com/my
sFCR0N0j Caption – Participants enjoying themselves at the ILLUMI after party

ILLUMI RUN MALAYSIA 2019 DETAILS

Date                : Saturday, 2 March 2019

Time                : 6.30pm – 11.00pm

Venue              : Selangor Turf Club

Distance          : 4km with 5 different glow zones along the route

Tag everything with: #illumirunmy / #illumirunmy2019

Facebook         : http://www.facebook.com/illumirun

Instagram        : http://www.instagram.com/illumirunmy

*End*

bVJF-pNo

Caption – Highlights of ILLUMI Fest Run Malaysia 2019

DID YOU ENJOY THIS STORY?

For more… Like, Share & FOLLOW➡️
FB Happy Runner
https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/
YouTube Gus Ghani
https://www.youtube.com/user/gusghani
My Blog
https://gusghani.com/

*Disclaimer*
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.

InShot_20190306_133335103

About The Author

Gus Ghani is the Founder of Running Toons and Virtual Sports ; 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.

📺 SUBSCRIBE To My YouTube Channel

Related Links

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Sports-2189847627714607/

https://www.facebook.com/runningtoons/

https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

https://www.facebook.com/gusridermalaysia/

https://www.facebook.com/KeepTrackgusghani/

http://instagram.com/gusghani

http://www.star2.com/?s=Gus+ghani

 

Posted in 2019, 5km, Brand, Concept Run, CSR, dance, Entertainment, Event, Family, Fitness, friends, Fun Run, Happy Runner, Happy Running, Licensed Merchandise, Lifestyle, March, Media, Music, News, press release, Review, Runners, Running, Selangor, Social Media, Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Brooks Switch To Prime Running Vest Again?

Will Brooks Switch To Prime Running Vest Again?

InShot_20190305_161741923

Popular Running Brand

Today, Penang Bridge International Marathon 2019 (PBIM 2019) displayed their running vest designs by Brooks for men & women (see photos below).

The Old Switcheroo

After Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon switch of brands from Brooks to Prime, runners are wondering if the same fate will befall PBIM 2019 participants.

Although, organisers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the final event Tee designs, what made the previous Twincity Marathon switching of vest brand so ominous was that the announcement was made by Twincity Marathon organisers only 10 days before race day!

In Their Prime

Runners have always supported the running brand Brooks because Brooks is the pioneer major running apparel sponsor for Malaysian mass participation runs. Runners have virtually grown to trust and love the Brooks brand.

However, due to price-cutting by their local brand competitors, Brooks have seen their market share shrink significantly.

To compete against the cheaper local running attire brands, Paragon Vest S/B – the Malaysian sole distributor of Brooks – have decided to create this new brand Prime.

Which Is Superior?

I have never owned a Prime running vest, so I cannot gauge its quality. However, I believe that Paragon Vest is promoting Brooks brand to a higher end market compared to the more competitively priced Prime goods.

Are You Sure?

At the time of publishing this article, there has been no guarantees or assurances given by either PBIM 2019 Committee or by Paragon Vest S/B that the final official running vest will indeed be the stated Brooks brand.

In The Pink

On a funny note, I noticed one female netizen who commented, “Why the women vest colour must always be pink or purple like there’s no other colour that women can wear!”…

OFFICIAL PBIM 2019 VESTS DESIGN

FB_IMG_1551773183873

FB_IMG_1551776074881

Run Smart Together!

If you like this article, please feel free to Like, Share & Follow https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

*Disclaimer*
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 Virtual Sports ; 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.

📺 SUBSCRIBE To My YouTube Channel

Related Links

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Sports-2189847627714607/

https://www.facebook.com/runningtoons/

https://www.facebook.com/gusghanisupercoach/

https://www.facebook.com/gusridermalaysia/

https://www.facebook.com/KeepTrackgusghani/

http://instagram.com/gusghani

http://www.star2.com/?s=Gus+ghani

 

Posted in 10km, 2019, 21km, 42km, Event Organiser, Full Marathon, Happy Runner, News, November, Official Apparel, Penang, Runners, Running, Running Event, Social Media, Sponsor, Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment