MERCY Malaysia announced the launch of its second MERCY Malaysia International Humanitarian Run, #myMERCYrun, which will be held at Padang Merbok on 1 August 2015.
This year, MERCY Malaysia aims to attract over 3,000 participants for the #myMERCYrun to raise awareness for its local and international humanitarian efforts by uniting Malaysians and giving them the opportunity to be a part of the local and international humanitarian arena.
Joined by cause advocates which include Malaysian media personalities Nadia Heng, Sasha Saidin, as well as FOX SPORTS TV presenter Ben Ibrahim, the launch also introduced the #myMERCYrun Plank Challenge. These advocates, amongst a host of other personalities, took part in a mass planking activity which is hoped to spark off a nationwide planking movement.
The #myMERCYrun Plank Challenge, which is open to the public, encourages participants to submit their most creative planks via photos or videos through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #PlankForMyMercyRun, #PlankforMERCYHumanitarianRun and #IPlankU4MyMERCYrun. The top three (3) participants in both the photo and video categories will be announced on the 1st August 2015, which is during the #myMERCYrun race day, and stand a chance to walk away with exciting prizes.
The #myMERCYrun will feature three race categories; the 3km, 7km and 10km to cater to runners of various fitness levels. Participation in the run is priced at MYR80.00 for individuals and MYR400.00 for a group of six (6) participants. The run is also open to virtual runners who can sign up online and contribute any monetary amount to MERCY Malaysia.
“Proceeds from the #myMERCYrun will be channelled to our Humanitarian Fund which supports our efforts in providing aid to the Rohingya and Bangladeshi Refugees, those affected from the Nepal earthquake, and recovery phase of the post-flood response in Kelantan, amongst other things,” said Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah, Honorary Secretary, MERCY Malaysia.”
For more information on #myMERCYrun and how to register log onto:
When 1 August 2015 from 7.00am – 12.00pm
Where Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur
Categories 3*, 7, 10 KM
Fee RM80 per person
Registration closing date or when the number of participants have reached the maximum number
Race Preparation 05 June – 26 July 2015 from 6.00pm-7.00pm (every Friday except on (FunFitFriday) Hari Raya weekend 18 July 2015)
Race Pack Collection 25 – 30 July 2015 from 10.00am-5.00pm
*Children between the ages of 13 – 18 can ONLY participate in the 3KM run, and must be accompanied by their parent / guardian.
Registration/Donation Fee (excluding Virtual Runner category) includes:
- MyMercyrun t-shirt
- Race medal
- Race bib
- Light breakfast
- Lucky Draw