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13,000 Runners Swarmed the Most Anticipated Night Run in Malaysia, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run

by On Jul 25, 2017

The third edition of the popular night run series held on Saturday, 22 July 2017, concluded to a great fanfare.

13,000 Runners Swarmed the Most Anticipated Night Run in Malaysia, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run

This year’s Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality was held at a new venue, the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS). Participants from around the country gathered in high spirits as early as 5 p.m.

Emcee Natalie Kniese welcomed participants and their supporters with a fun warm-up session hosted by Fitness First. Runners and supporters were also greeted with an array of sponsor booths, fun activities and food trucks before the flag-offs.

One of the main highlights was the interactive AIA booth, which provided guests with complimentary health checks as well as pre-run and post-run games to encourage runners as well as their family and friends to be active and stay healthy.

13,000 Runners Swarmed the Most Anticipated Night Run in Malaysia, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run

Fuad and contest winners.

The newest additions to the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality were the 700-metre and 3km Kids Run categories. These categories kick-started the #MHWHNightRun with flag-offs at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. Meanwhile, the 5km, 12km and 21km started from 7.00pm onwards.

Throughout the event, Shaheed Naz of the electro DJ duo Dangerdisko kept the energy high for runners returning from their races with his up-tempo beats right until midnight.

13,000 Runners Swarmed the Most Anticipated Night Run in Malaysia, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run

Photo Credit: Saufi Nadzri.

Runners who triumphed in the competitive 12KM and 21KM categories received attractive prizes, courtesy of Le Meridien Putrajaya, Schick, New Balance, Fitness First, Lo Hong Ka, Fossil, Compressport & Devers, and Energy Day Spa.

Two familiar faces in the running crowd were Fuad Alhabshi, frontman of Kyoto Protocol, who ran 12km race, as well as Davina Goh, performer and plant-based lifestyle advocate, who participated in 21km race. Both influencers went through a Fitness First journey preparing for their run and roped in their fans who won tickets from their social media contests. Hopping on the bandwagon was the #ELLERunSquad, which comprised the ELLE Malaysia editorial team and their contest winners.

13,000 Runners Swarmed the Most Anticipated Night Run in Malaysia, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run

MHWH Night Run Winners. Photo Credit: Saufi Nadzri

Patrick Brennan, Group CEO of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd, the publisher of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Malaysia said,

We are delighted to bring back the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality for the third time, and encouraged to see that so many people have been inspired to join our journey towards health, wellness and fun. In addition to promoting wellness and health, it is our goal to make these runs exciting and memorable for every participant, and it is particularly gratifying to partner with title sponsor AIA, which shares our commitment to these goals.

Eric Chang, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Bhd., added,

We are proud to have been part of yet another successful Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run. As Malaysia’s leading life insurer, we believe in empowering people to take charge of their health and to embrace what it means to be healthier Malaysians. Being part of the Night Run is an excellent way to get Malaysians started on their journey to better health. It was such a joy to see adults, and this time the young ones too, unite again for this purpose.

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Eva is a casual runner who has been hooked on marathons since her first race in 2011. She’s content to spend her weekends only on running. She is also a hiking enthusiast and traveling addict. When she’s not doing outdoor activities, she indulges in reading.

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