WWF-Malaysia is organising its first virtual run for nature in conjunction with this year’s Earth Hour.
In addition to raising funds for wildlife conservation efforts, the virtual run also motivates participants to stay active and healthy at their own pace.
WWF-Malaysia executive director and chief executive officer Sophia Lim said this year’s Earth Hour would be as much about Malaysians taking care of themselves as it was about saving the country’s wildlife and forests.
“For years, Malaysians have done their part by signing pledges and donating to support nature conservation, beginning with turning their lights off during Earth Hour.
“Their thoughtful actions have contributed immensely to protecting nature, which is one of our greatest allies against climate change.
“It is equally important to care for our physical and mental health during these extraordinary times.
“By joining this virtual run, participants can stay active at a pace that suits their lifestyle while also contributing to a worthy cause, ” she explained.
Registration for the virtual run is open until Earth Hour day on March 27.
Participants will have until April 15 to complete their 10km run.
The race can be completed at any location, either outdoors or indoors on a machine.
For details or to register, go to wwf.org.my/earthhourvirtualrun.