Mark down your calendar now and join me for the coming MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017!!
Themed “Care, Share & Run,” the Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA) has officially announced the MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 will set to be held on November 26 at OneCity, Subang Jaya.
Aims to raise more than RM100,000 for selected charitable homes, this fourth charity run is in collaboration with McMillan Woods, while Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) as supporting sponsor; MRCA Corporate Patrons – Maxis, Maybank, Fusionex and Mastercard; and Lotto as the official T-shirt sponsor.
Dato’ Choi Wei Yee, the Organising Chairperson, expressed that, “MRCA is committed to invest in our local communities by paying it forward through various corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. In the spirit of charity and our pledge to give back to our community, we are proud to host this charity run for the fourth consecutive year.”
“We believe that this event provides a great platform for the community to interact while doing their part for charity and we are certain that with fellow Malaysians’ commitment to the community, we will be able to reach our targeted amount. All proceeds will be donated to Rumah Charis, Angel Homes, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Mata Air Kehidupan Selangor, GoodKids, Juara Home, Ace Lighthouse Academy Bhd, Kiwanis Club of Kluang Mandarin, Home of Love, Rumah Sayangan, Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, Good Samaritan Homes, and many more,” added Dato’ Choi Wei Yee.
Concurrently, Dato’ Seri Raymond Liew, McMillan Woods Global founder and president, opined, “At McMillan Woods, we are proud to be a part of this grand charity event which is a significant initiative of MRCA to help the charitable homes. Certainly as part of our McM Cares programme, we strongly believe in our slogan – A mind for business and a heart for society.”
Dato’ Garry Chua, President of MRCA, reiterated, “I am proud that MRCA is continuing its commitment to the community. We trust that with support from Malaysian retailers and the public, we will be able to contribute to the betterment of these charitable homes and simultaneously improve the lives of these children.”
Renowned personalities such as Amber Chia, Carrie Lee, Debbie Loo, Amelia Lee, Janice Choong, Crystal Lee and Owen Yap will take position as run ambassadors this year.
A total of 34 trophies are up for grabs from these categories:
* Men’s Open (10.8km)
* Men’s Veteran (10.8km)
* Women’s Open (10.8km)
* Women’s Veteran (10.8km)
There will also be non-competitional Men’s 5.3km and Women’s 5.3km categories for those keen on a leisure run along with a Team Run category, consisting of four members per team, where each runner will complete a 900 meter run (Relay).
The 5.3km categories are priced at RM55 for early bird tickets and RM65 for the normal rate; while the 10.8km categories for early bird and normal rates are priced at RM65 and RM75 respectively. Meanwhile, the team run will be priced at RM1,590 per group.
Each registered runner will be receiving a micro-dry round neck t-shirt, personalised bib number, a specially designed “C-shaped” finisher medal along with a bag filled with exciting goodies.
A kid’s carnival will be held on the same day too. 500 children from orphanages around the city will be invited to join the event for a full day of exciting games, performances and cosplay.
Food & beverage trucks will be stationed in selected areas of the event for the public.
Those who are interested can register online at www.racexasia.com (MRCA Charity Run 2017), and the registration will close on November 20, 2017.