MERCY Malaysia to launch First Ever International Humanitarian Run
MERCY Malaysia is launching its first ever International Humanitarian Run in an effort to raise awareness on MERCY Malaysia’s endeavors to provide health based humanitarian aid, both locally and internationally.
The 7km run which is being co-organized with Go International Group is open to the public, and will start at 7.00am on Sunday, 2 March 2014 at Kuala Lumpur’s Padang Merbok.
Race technical partner, Pacesetters Club Malaysia, has charted the 7km route, ensuring that it is suitable for first time runners.
Fun Fit Fridays For a Healthier Lifestyle
In an effort to help raise awareness on the event, a weekly exercise event called Fun Fit Friday will be held for MERCY Malaysia staff and their families at various parks around Kuala Lumpur by Nikki Yeo.
Honorary Secretary of MERCY Malaysia, YM Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah gave some additional information:
“One of the reasons we are having this run is to encourage the public to adopt a healthy lifestyle, where they are both mentally and physically fit. Anyone can run, and anyone can volunteer. Additionally, 100% of the proceeds from the registration fee will be directed into MERCY Malaysia’s Humanitarian Fund”
See MERCY Malaysia’s Emergency Response Unit In Action
The morning event, targeted at families, will have a carnival-like atmosphere, as there will also be a mini concert and vendors selling assorted items.
In addition to that, MERCY Malaysia will be setting up a part of their Emergency Response Unit (ERU) field hospital on site, so that the public can view an example of a hospital that is set up during emergencies.
Recently, two components of the field hospital (the Out-Patient Department and the pharmacy) were deployed to Ormoc, Philippines in order to help provide medical aid to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the area.
Register For #myMERCYrun
The MERCY Malaysia International Humanitarian Run costs a minimum of RM $60 donation to register, and runners will receive a tax-exemption receipt, t-shirt, medal, race bib, light breakfast and lucky draw.
Runners are also encouraged to help spread the word about the run with the hashtag #myMERCYrun. Individuals who are interested to participate in the run can visit MERCY Malaysia to sign up.