COUNTRY Heights Holdings Bhd marked its 25th year with a foot-stomping difference – a 25km walkathon on Labour Day that was flagged off at the Country Heights Damansara and ended at the Mines Golf City in Bukit Beruntung.
More than 190 employees participated in the walk which took them through the surrounding townships of Bukit Menjalara, Kepong Baru, FRIM, Selayang, Templer’s Park, Taman Bukit Komanwel, Rawang Baru and Ulu Yam.
The walk, themed When the Times Get Tough, We Get Tougher, was flagged off by Country Heights Group founder Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew. It was aimed at promoting inter-racial unity and to remind the people to keep walking amid challenging economic conditions or personal tribulations.
It was not a straight 25km walk as participants stopped at Taman Rimba Komanwel for lunch before boarding a bus to complete the remaining 10km at the Golf Mines City.
“The Unity Walk aims to remind us to face these challenges with the right spirit.
“We want to show people that when times are tough, we have to get tougher,’’ Lee said.
He added that the event also promoted environmental awareness.
Lee said Country Heights had gone through the adversity and challenges of three economic downturns and the secret to its success was to continue walking the road less travelled and keeping the faith.
“Country Heights will walk on. The Unity Walk reinforces the message that as long as we persevere, we will succeed,’’ he said after handing over flags to individual group leaders before the flag off ceremony.
At the Mines Golf City, the participants had to climb hilly terrain and help one another to complete the walk as the new development and the scorching heat were not kind to them.
Lee also planted a Agarwood species at the Mines Golf City to promote environmental awareness at the end of the walk at 3.30pm.