Johor and Penang join the fun

Wong (second from left) officiating at the event to announce the run with Paling (second from right) and Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd Women’s Health editor Sueann Chong (left) Men’s Health editor Eugene Phua.

RUNNERS can expect three times the fun in the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality this year as the popular night run series goes to three locations nationwide.

In addition to Putrajaya, the run will also take place in Penang and Johor this year, making it the biggest run series in the country.

An estimated 33,000 runners are expected to face the challenges of the 5km, 12km and 21km courses.

The entry fee is RM78, RM88 and RM98 for the distances. There is also a 10% discount for those running all three races.

The 12km and 21km races will be the men’s and women’s Open and men’s and women’s Veteran, in addition to the 5km.

Runners who complete all three races will be rewarded with a unique “trifecta” medal as a special memento to commemorate the experience and achievement.

Each participant will also get the usual high quality running shirt, a goodie bag of gifts and cash vouchers at each location.

The first run will take place on the shores of Penang on April 2, followed by Putrajaya on July 30 and finally Johor on Jan 7 next year.

The flag-off for the Penang leg of the run will be at 8pm and the starting point will be at Queensbay Mall in George Town, Penang.

The expansion run occurs as Men’s Health and Women’s Health announce AIA Vitality as the official title sponsor of the night run.

AIA Bhd chief marketing officer Thomas Wong said, “The race provides a platform to celebrate vitality as a wellness goal, because being healthy is not just about looking good, it is about feeling good as well.

“By joining the run, every individual can be empowered to feel better, healthier and ready to take on 2016 with a more positive mindset,” he added.

AIA Vitality which is to be launched by AIA Malaysia later this year is a wellness programme designed to encourage and empower Malaysians to take sustained steps towards healthy living lifestyles.

The programme aims to provide knowledge and tools for its members to improve their health, and rewards them for their effort through a variety of lifestyle rewards with partners as well as additional benefits on selected insurance plans purchased.

“The outstanding success of the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run in 2015, which sold out 7,500 slots in just a few weeks, inspired us to expand the event and create Malaysia’s biggest run series,” explained Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd Group CEO Graham Paling, the publishers of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Malaysia.

“To deliver this enhanced experience, we needed a partner who shared our ambition and desire to present an event that reaches more Malaysians, so they too could enjoy the experience of running with Men’s Health and Women’s Health.

With many other sponsors in addition to AIA Vitality joining the night run series this year, runners can expect many fun and exciting activities on each of the running days.

The race directors for the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality will be 21st Century, who also did it last year.

Registrations for the race is now open and runners interested in signing up can find out more information and click to register at or

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