Penang Peace Run selfie contest offering attractive weekly prizes


1 Quah Beng Im (front right) from the School for Mentally Retarded taking a selfie with her cares at Jump Street Penang during the launching of Penang Peace Run Selfie Contest.WAN MOHIZAN WAN HUSSEINTHE STAR/14.08.2015

DISABLED children had fun taking selfies and jumping on trampolines at the launching of Penang Peace Run Selfie Contest.

Children, adults, schools or businesses can take a selfie, upload the photo to the ‘SCI Penang Peace Run 2015’ Facebook group with a brief description and share the picture on their own walls to stand a chance to win attractive weekly prizes.

“This contest will be held until Sept 6 and the weekly winners with the most likes will be announced on the Facebook group,” said contest chairman Dr Ng Liang Shing.

The launch was hosted recently by Jump Street Penang which is also one of the sponsors of the Penang Peace Run.

This year, Jump Street Penang will be giving away 250 one-hour jumping tickets for special needs children and 2,500 buy-one, free-one tickets to the public at the run.

“Many Malaysians don’t participate in physical activities and this run will encourage them to get moving.

“We are proud to be a part of this event,” said Jump Street managing director Mike McCreadie.

The Penang Peace Run will be held at the Penang Municipal Park at 7.30am on Sept 6.

There will be two runs — a 6km competitive event and a 1.5km non-competitive run for special needs children, other individuals and non-government organisations.

The participation fee is RM30 for adults and RM20 for students under 18 in the competitive category and RM20 for the non-competitive category.

The disabled and orphans will be participating free of charge and all runners will get a T-shirt.

Registration for the run will be closed on Sept 3.

A lucky draw and a peace concert performed by special needs children will be held after the run.

The event will also feature a medical camp with health talks and free blood pressure and blood sugar tests by Pantai Hospital.

The run is jointly organised by the Service Civil International (SCI) Penang Chapter and Penang Island City Council.

“This peace run is one of the best ways to get everyone to move,” said state Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Chong Eng’s representative Syerleena Abd Rashid.

For more information regarding the selfie contest, contact Dr Ng at 012-2035820.

For details on the Penang Peace Run, contact the run’s organising chairman R.N. Ravichandar at 012-4921442 or email sci.penang@gmail.com.

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