THE Run for National Unity continues to be a success, with the number of participants increasing annually.
To be held at Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 20, the run aims to not only promote national unity and harmony but also to raise funds to provide scholarships for deserving students.
The main sponsors for the run are RHB Insurance and OCBC Bank (Malaysia).
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) chief executive officer Datuk Ong Eng Bin said participants can take the opportunity to train for the event through the twice-monthly OCBC KL Car Free Morning.
OCBC KL Car Free Morning is held every first and third Sunday of the month from 7am to 9am, a 7km route starting at Dataran DBKL near Dataran Merdeka.
There will again be 13 categories this year – the 10km Men/Women Open International, 10km Malaysian Open Men/Women, including a 10km Men/Women Veteran category and a category both for secondary schools, primary schools, family team, corporate team and special/OKU team.
All finishers will receive a medal and certificate at the finish line.
Participants can look forward to winning attractive lucky draw prizes including motorcycles, ICE watches, mobile phones and hampers.
The run is held in conjunction with Malaysia Day and will be flagged off by National Unity and Social Wellbeing Minister Senator P. Waytha Moorthy.
The top three finishers in each category will take home cash prizes of RM500, RM300 and RM100 each respectively.
There will also be entertainment in the form of stage performances, cultural dances and cheerleaders from Help University.
Registration is open now and walk-in registration is available at - FTKLAA office, second floor of Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2715 2843, email: email@example.com), or Department of Student Affairs, Help University, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2716 2131).
The operating hours for walk-in registration is from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturday.
Online entry registration is also available at www.myraceonline.com