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Published: Tuesday April 8, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday April 8, 2014 MYT 7:45:03 AM

Group aims higher as annual unity run gets overwhelming response

All set: (from left) Tee, Thong Young Koon, Tee, Usahasama Utama assistant general manager (opertions ) Ronnie Wong and KEC deputy head of hospitality T. Kanniappan at the Klang Executive Club recently. -Photo By AZLINA ABDULLAH

All set: (from left) Tee, Thong Young Koon, Tee, Usahasama Utama assistant general manager (opertions ) Ronnie Wong and KEC deputy head of hospitality T. Kanniappan at the Klang Executive Club recently. -Photo By AZLINA ABDULLAH

RESPONSE for the fourth annual Klang Executive Club (KEC) Unity Run has been overwhelming with 2,500 entries in nine categories, including 102 participants from orphanages and associations for the disabled.

The run on April 13 at the Port Tech Tower in Bandar Baru Klang, will include 1km and 3km categories for the disabled and orphans, respectively, along with the 7km and 10km events.

Volunteers with the Council of Justices of the Peace of Selangor (JPs) will be assisting the disabled during the run.

Organised by Acmar International together with KEC and the JPs of Klang, the run aims to foster unity and promote healthy living among residents of Bandar Baru Klang and the surrounding areas within the Klang Valley.

Being a diversified group allows Acmar to organise activities with relative ease by leveraging on existing platforms, such as the KEC and developments like Port Tech Tower.

The first KEC Unity Run started in 2011 with 1,000 participants and has been increasing from year to year.

Acmar International group executive director Johnson Tee said based on the overwhelming response received this year, they were aiming to increase participation up to 5,000 next year.

“Sporting activities has always been a unifying factor that transcends age and race, and in organising this event, we hope that we can contribute to our national objective of living in a harmonious and healthy nation.”

JPs of Klang committee member Datuk Thong Young Koon said they had been tasked with organising an event every month and specially for this year’s run, every participant from the disabled associations and orphanages will receive cash prizes.

This year’s run offers a cash purse of more than RM10,000 and a lucky draw with prizes amounting to RM7,000 up for grabs.

The Acmar Group also organises a multitude of other activities with its partners, such as gotong-royong, badminton tournaments, swimming meets.

“We hope to receive more support from the NGOs and private companies in the future to make the run an attractive annual event,” Tee added.

For details, call KEC at 03-33443888 ext 178 / 402.

Tags / Keywords: Sport, Central Region, Community Sports, Klang Executive Club, Fun Run, Klang, Unity Run, Disabled, Orphans, CSR, Justice of Peace, JP Klang, Acmar International, Acmar Group

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