5,000 Runners Kick Started 2014 With the MPIB Run 2014
The streets of Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur came alive last Sunday, with more than 5,000 runners and their family members joining the first Sunday community run of 2014.
Different Race Categories for all Walks of Life
Back for the third year, MPIB Run 2014 started the New Year with a “Healthy Lifestyle-Work Life Balance” resolution by warming up to a vigorous aerobic conducted by Pilatique. Runners arrived as early as 5am to get a good spot in front of the stage to follow every step of the instructors.
The 12km Men categories were the first to be flagged off at 7am sharp, followed by other categories.
Apart from the serious running categories, there was also 3km Fun Walk category for those who prefer brisk walking, and many family members and friends of the runners registered to join in the fun.
Many of them came as supporters for the runners and took the opportunity to have an early morning walk.
Lots of Prizes up for Grabs
80 top runners from the 8 competitive categories walked away with prizes sponsored by New Balance; product vouchers and caps, Revive Isotonic; isotonic drinks for the top 3 runners, Pilatique private classes and 1 month Pilates unlimited group mat classes for the Champions and KT Tape for all winners.
5 lucky runners from the 5 KM categories who had a lucky number card ending with the digit ‘8’ walked away with lucky prizes while 2 fancy dress runners were rewarded for their effort.
Runners Also Donated Pre-Loved Shoes for Charity
The MPIB Run was also an opportunity for runners to donate their pre-loved running or sports shoes to the Orang Asli Community. Since the Launch of “Project Good Deed Shoes 2014” on 6th December 2013, 195 pairs of shoes were collected before Race Day. On Race Day, a total of 54 pairs were collected and in total, the collection amounted to 249 pairs.
Blast Off for 2014!
It was certainly a healthy start to Year 2014 and in the breakfast pack, and participants were pleasantly surprised to find 2 mandarin oranges reminding them that the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday is just around the corner!