Club and bubble tea brand team up for run

(From left) Morsa president Alex Cheah, Ling, Loo and other organising members with a banner of the Tealive-Rotary Obstacle Run 2019.

BUBBLE tea brand Tealive has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Ara Damansara (RCAD) to organise a 5km obstacle race next month in aid of various charitable efforts.

The event targeting 7,000 young Malaysians will be held on Aug 3 and 4 at the Shah Alam Stadium.

According to organising chairman and RCAD incoming president Ling Tek Lee, the Tealive-Rotary Obstacle Run 2019 is aimed at promoting national unity and a healthy lifestyle among young Malaysians.

“This run is also to support young Malaysians to get involved in voluntary and community services, and to raise public awareness about the organisation’s mission and ideals.

“The Rotary mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders,” said Ling.

The event has been approved by the Malaysian Obstacle Race Sports Association (Morsa) and is supported by the National Sports Council and Youth and Sports Ministry.

Ling said proceeds from the run would be directed to seven Rotary District 3300 Action Groups on autism, blindness prevention, environmental sustainability, education, polio eradication, water supply and sanitation for Orang Asli, and the National Cancer Society Malaysia.

Loob Holding Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Loo Chee Leng said the company, which owns the Tealive brand, would provide each participant a pack of its antioxidant boosters at the run.

“Tealive’s on-the-go boosters are the first of their kind in Malaysia.

“The top five men’s and women’s race winners will also get a year’s supply of Tealive drinks,” Loo said, adding that the top 100 finishers would be given a T-shirt each and the top 500 participants reusable stainless steel straws.

“When the Rotary organisation and Morsa proposed this collaboration, Tealive immediately said yes because it is a worthy project for us to support,” she said.

Participation fee is RM90 and RM50 for students. The fee for groups of at least five is RM80 for adults and RM45 for students.

A fun obstacle run for children between the ages of four and 10 years old will also be held.

The event promises a fun-filled weekend for adults and children.

Those interested in participating in the race can sign up at

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