International Yoga Day was proposed by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi on the 27th of September 2014. Mr. Narendra Modi also proposed the date for International Yoga Day to be on 21 of June as it was the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, having special significance in many parts of the world.

On 21 June 2015, it was the first International Yoga Day that was observed all over the world. At Rajpath in New Delhi, 35,985 people including Narendra Modi and a large number of dignitaries from 84 nations performed yoga postures for 35 minutes. Ever since then, it was established in two Guinness world records.

With this, we would like to invite you to be a part of this International Yoga Day with running being incorporated into it.

What is International Yoga Day Run Challenge?

International Yoga Day Run Challenge is a one-day event that challenges you to run and do a yoga pose. This run allows you to run anywhere as long as you complete the 5km distance and submit a photo of you doing a yoga pose. The higher the difficulty of your yoga pose is, the higher the chance of you being in the top 5 and thus, winning awesome prizes from our amazing sponsors!

Those who complete the 5km run will get a finisher medal and for those who wish to win a prize, will have to submit a photo in a yoga pose. So if you want to win yourself an awesome legging from our amazing sponsor, be sure to prepare a yoga pose with high difficulty or a creative yoga pose.

Photo Credit: Fit Rebel

How does it work?

To join International Yoga Day Run Challenge is really easy. The first thing that you need to do is register yourself at Spacebib. The registration fee is S$11.95 per person and it is inclusive of shipping price for certain countries.

You may think that yoga is a girls thing but you are wrong. International Yoga Day Run caters to everyone, of all age and gender. So grab your friends and family to take part in this great event and get healthy together!

On Thursday, 21 of June 2018 to Sunday, 24 of June 2018, from 12 a.m. to 11.59 p.m., log in your run/walk on any tracking applications. Then screenshot your walks or runs on your apps (include the date, time, distance, duration, and map). Don’t forget to also take a photo of you doing a yoga pose. Upload both the screenshot and yoga pose to Spacebib by 24 June, 11.59 p.m.

Photo Credit: Fit Rebel


With hardwork, there must also be rewards, isn’t it? If you are one of the top 5 runners who did the most difficult or creative yoga pose, then you will have a guaranteed chance of winning one of the awesome prizes from Fit Rebel!

Top 5 winners:

  • 1 x any available Leggings on Fit Rebel online store (international shipping included)
Win a pair of leggings from Fit Rebel.

Be awarded with an exclusive medal

Get an exclusive Yoga Day Run Challenge finisher medal

Not sure which pose to do after a run. Check out some of the interesting Yoga poses here.

Presenting Sponsor: FitRebel

Photo Credit: Fit Rebel

The International Yoga Day Run Challenge is sponsored by FitRebel. They desire to inspire more women to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. They also believe that all women can have it all; beauty, quality, and affordability. Through their products, they wish to prove that it is possible to have it all.

Fit Rebel carries a range of brands, based on functionality, affordability, exclusivity, handpicked by founder Nadia Hasbi. With subsidised shipping rates on all international orders, they serve woman all over the world.

In April 2016, they were voted by TimeOut Kuala Lumpur magazine as ‘The Best Local Online Store’ for Beach and Fitness wear and in August 2016, they launched their in-house brand, SENI by Fit Rebel, which is a line of high-performance leggings featuring designs that were hand drawn and painted by traditional batik artists of Malaysia.

Supporting Partners

Photo Credit: BKS Iyengar Yogashala

BKS Iyengar Yogashala

BKSI Yogashala which is situated in Taman Desa Business Park, Off Old Klang Road, is a yoga centre that vibrates with warm positive energy. It is headed by Nanda Kumar, a Certified Iyengar Teacher who has been studying with Guruji BKS Iyengar and his children and whose immersion in the subject of yoga began in the early 1990s.

Nanda teaches at the centre with other certified teachers and his students. The centre set-up is typically Iyengar. It’s wall peppered with hooks affixed with ropes and harnesses, a sturdy wood railing; therein a corner sits the mighty ‘trestler’, setubandha and halasana benches, and along the shelves are all the other props neatly arranged, such as chairs, bolsters, belts, sandbags, wooden blocks, and planks, to help the students perform asanas in the best and correct way for them.

It opens daily, even on public holidays. The classes offered are varied and appeal to the wide range of students’ needs. Total beginners are encouraged to start off their yoga journey with a 10-Week Introductory Course, after which they would naturally assimilate into the Level 1 or General Classes.

Thereon the intensity rises with Level 2 and intensive Classes offered to more senior practitioners. Other specialty sessions include yoga for expectant mothers, those above 60s, and children. Besides, we have Restorative class which involves a series of postures, using the support of props, to allow for restfulness and complete relaxation.

Nanda’s plans for Iyengar Yoga does not stop there. He also aims to build the Iyengar community in Malaysia through the training of teachers who are so inclined. At present he is instructing Iyengar Teacher Trainees under the 2 year programme, and offering the 1 year Foundation programme in KL.

Photo Credit: Mayna Yong

Mayna Yong

MaynaYong yoga studio & store humbly began as an online retailer selling premium Yoga apparels and accessories in August 2016. The company then progresses towards a physical studio situated in a quiet suburban location in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Mayna Yong started MaynaYong Yoga studio & store with one goal in mind, to ensure our partners get the best value for their money without compromising service and quality. Ever since, there is a steady rise in partners coming in to join us towards better health and life.

We do not call our clients as customer, because we believe in the heart. We treat our clients like partners because our clients satisfaction is above all else. Breathe it, feel it!

Photo Credit: Anahata

Anahata Yoga

At Anahata Yoga, we love our yoga practice and we love to meet like-minded people! That’s why we desire to provide a peaceful space for anyone who loves yoga – to practice, share, give and be grateful. Anahata means the heart chakra, the consciousness of love, empathy, selflessness and devotion. Our studio aims to form a kula (which means community in Sanskrit) that embraces positivity, friendship and compassion. We also intend for our actions to create a sustainability effect on our Mother Earth. Everyone at Anahata can enjoy the benefits of yoga with our variety of classes. Our teachers will guide you through your journey and help cultivate your practice with mindfulness, sincerity and a touch of fun!

Photo Credit: Under The Light

Under The Light

Under The Light is a Japanese-inspired yoga studio offering classes in traditional and modern yoga styles in a comfortable space for you to practice, reflect and rejuvenate. Our classes are designed for students of all levels, especially if you are new to yoga. You can find us in Publika, Kuala Lumpur.

10% Off with code: YOGADAY18

Do you believe that doing yoga and running can help improve your well being? For Malaysian participants who wants to be a part of International Yoga Day Run Challenge can register at Spacebib.

[su_button url=”″ target=”blank” style=”3d” background=”#FF86E2″ color=”#000000″ size=”10″ wide=”yes” center=”yes” radius=”0″ desc=”Lead An Active And Healthy Lifestyle”]International Yoga Run Day Challenge 2018[/su_button]
Alica Syafiqah

Alica is a millennial and is currently working towards an MBA with an emphasis in running if there is even one. A coffee-drinker and world explorer who is always making fun of herself.

Comments are closed.

Exit mobile version