THE Penang Peace Run is back again for the 30th time and participants stand a chance to walk away with a Dell laptop in the lucky draw session this year.
Around 2,000 runners including 400 special needs participants are expected to take part in the event on Aug 18 at 7.30am.
The 7km race will start from Penang Youth Park, followed by a loop around Penang Botanic Gardens, Jalan Waterfall, Jalan Utama, Jalan Jesselton and Quarry Drive, before circling back to the park.
E-certificates and finisher medals will also be awarded to all 7km competitive runners who complete the run within the time limit of 70 minutes whereas the first 10 winners in each of the seven competitive categories will be given medals.
For the disabled and walking participants, the route will be 1.5km from the park to Jalan Waterfall, Quarry Drive and then back to the park.
The annual run is organised by Service Civil International (SCI) Malaysia in collaboration with Penang Island City Council (MBPP).
There will be a Peace Concert for students from various special schools to showcase their talents after the run.
Gleneagles Penang will set up a free medical camp for all participants.
SCI president A. Athimulam said participants are entitled to a T-shirt, a goodie bag and an e-certificate.
“The participation fee is RM50 for adults aged 13 and above in the 7km competitive run, RM40 for walkers taking part in the 1.5km walk and free for the disabled,” he said at the Penang City Stadium in George Town recently.
He added that free food, T-shirts, goodie bags and refreshments will be provided for the special children who are physically handicapped, mentally challenged, visually impaired, hearing and speech impaired, as well as orphans.
“We welcome donations from the public and those who wish to donate can do so online at https://event.howei.com/event/penang-peace-run-2019 before the closing date on July 14.
“There will be a column for the public to donate after registering themselves through the website,” he said.
For further inquiries, call Athimulam (012-4122014), Veronica Jacob (012-4255014) or visit their Facebook page (SCI Penang Peace Run) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also present at the event was MBPP Community Services director Rashidah Jalaludin, who urged the public to come and participate while supporting the underprivileged through the run.