Friday, 7 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE : Run for a Healthy Start to 2015, With Multi-Purpose Insurans Run

The 1st Sunday Run of 2015 sees good response with not many slots left

Kuala Lumpur, 06 November 2014 – With the festive season in the air, many of us are looking forward to delicious festive spreads and holiday indulgence but a big number is planning ahead to run off excess weight to be gained from the festive indulgence.

Ms Jayne Liew, the Project Leader said ‘Registration started very well with many taking up the early bird offer when registration commenced in August but it slowed a bit during the Hari Raya Adilfitri and Deepavali holidays. However, we are seeing an increased no. of registrations these 2 weeks after the launch of our My First Run Clinic in mid-October. There are not many slots left now and we are certainly happy to observe that many registrants are new runners joining our Run for the first time. Another factor could be the year is fast coming to a close and many are signing up to begin 2015 with health on their minds.”

Multi-Purpose Insurans Run (MPIB Run), a community run in its fourth year is the first Sunday Run of Year and will be happening on 4 January 2015 at the Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur. It hopes to gather 5,000 new and interested runners to take up running as a healthy recreational activity and to kick-start the year on a healthy note.

My First Run Clinics anchored by MPIB is to help individuals who are now not running to take up running as a sustainable healthy recreational activity. Runners Malaysia is conducting the 2-month programme which commenced on 18 October and will end with a fellowship and trial run on 20 December 2014. All the Clinics are held on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and on certain Saturdays after the run, invited speakers and among them, Mr. Mark Williams, Standard Chartered KL Marathon Official Running Coach will share running tips, strength training, running gait, correct running shoes, fitness & performance.

MPIB is expecting 5,000 runners for this fourth Run which will again be held at the Padang Merbuk with 6 competitive categories i.e. 4 categories for the 12KM and 2 categories for the 9KM; a stretched distance from 8KM in the previous Run. There will be 2 Fun Run categories of 5KM and a 3 KM walk is being planned for the Runners’ family members who wish to join in.

MPIB Run 2015 is supported by New Balance, Revive Isotonic as Official Apparel and Official Isotonic respectively together with a Running Malaysia as Media Partner (Magazine), Pacific Regency Hotel as Hotel Partner and a host of sponsors, partners and supporters.

For more information on the MPIB Run 2014, please refer to: and


  1. sounds good.

    maybe Chris will be interested in "My First Run Clinics".

    1. So far la. Hahaha

      Anyways, plenty of runs (maybe clinics too) where he is. SCMS sure got one...



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