Thursday, 7 January 2016

Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality – Malaysia’s Largest Night Run Series!

Night run becomes Malaysia’s largest run series 33,000 runners to participate in Penang, Putrajaya and Johor.

Kuala Lumpur, 7 January 2016 – Runners can expect three times the fun from the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality as the popular night run series goes nationwide!

In addition to Putrajaya, the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality will now also take place in Penang and Johor, making this the largest run series in the country. 

In total, 33,000 runners will enjoy the starlit scenery of three of Malaysia’s most exciting and liveliest cities as they challenge themselves over a 5km, 12km or 21km course. Entry fees are set at RM78, RM88 and RM98 respectively for these distances, with a 10% discount for anyone running all three.

Runners who do complete all three runs will also be rewarded with a unique “trifecta” medal - a three-in-one medal that clips together – as a special memento to commemorate the experience and achievement. 

Each participant will also get an exclusive high quality running shirt, fantastic goodie bag of gifts and cash vouchers at each of the three locations. 

The first run will take place on the shores of Penang on 2 April 2016, followed by Putrajaya on 30 July 2016 and Johor on 7 January 2017 – one year from today! Each race will have its own colour scheme, which will be reflected in the running shirts, medals, and on-site branding: orange for Penang, red for Putrajaya, and blue for Johor.
Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality launch event officiated by (from left to right) Sueann Chong, Editor of Women’s Health magazine, Thomas Wong, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Bhd, Graham Paling, Group Chief Executive Officer of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd and Eugene Phua, Editor of Men’s Health magazine.

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

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. AIA Vitality provides the knowledge and tools for 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 spaces in just a few weeks, inspired us to expand the event and create Malaysia’s biggest run series,” explains Graham Paling, Group CEO of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd, 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. We could ask for no better partner than AIA, and we are proud to announce that this series will be called the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality.”

“It is a great pleasure to work with a wonderful brand like AIA which shares our brand values of helping Malaysians improve their lives and making themselves healthier in every sense of the word.”

AIA Bhd.’s Chief Marketing Officer, Thomas Wong says, “We are proud to be the official title sponsor of the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality. 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 Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, every individual can be empowered to feel better, healthier and ready to take on 2016 with a more positive mind set.” 

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 Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality runner’s village will keep visitors entertained before and after their runs. 

The Race Director for the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality will be 21st Century, who also directed the night run in 2015. The categories for the 12km and 21km races will be Men’s and Women’s Open and Men’s and Women’s Veteran, in addition to the 5km.

The flag off for the Penang leg of the run will be at 8.00pm, where the starting point will be at Queensbay Mall in Georgetown, Penang.

Registrations for the race will open from today, 7 January 2016 and runners interested in signing up can find out more information and click to register at www.mens-health.com.my/nightrun or www.womens-health.com.my/nightrun 

For more information on Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, please visit:

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https://www.facebook.com/Menshealthmalaysia
https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthmalaysia

Twitter: 
@menshealthmy
@womenshealthmy 

Instagram: 
@menshealthmalaysia
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Hashtags:
#MHWHNightRun
#AIAVitalityMY

AT A GLANCE :

  • Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run is owned and organised annually by Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd starting from 2015.
  • The Men’s Health Night Run was renamed to Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run in-conjunction with the launch of Women’s Health Malaysia in 2015 at Putrajaya. 
  • The Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run 2015 hit the streets of Putrajaya with spectacular fashion with a participation of 7,500 runners and transforming Dataran Putrajaya into a festival venue with exhibits by sponsors, on site activities and KL’s best food trucks. 
  • For 2016/2017, AIA Vitality is the run’s new title sponsor. As a result of this sponsorship, this running series will be called the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality. 
  • Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality has extended its reach to two new exciting locations; Penang and Johor besides Putrajaya the signature venue of the night run.
  • Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality is expected to be Malaysia’s largest  night run series for 2016/2017 by attracting a total of over 33,000 runners for all 3 locations. 
  • Participating runners will receive a Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality medal at each run location (3 locations) which combines into one special Trifecta medal. 
  • The Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality Running Tees will be designed in 3 colours for the 3 locations (Orange – Penang, Red – Putrajaya & Blue –  Johor).
  • Hashtags for the event: #MHWHNightRun #AIAVitalityMY
CATEGORIES, FEES & AGE LIMIT

5KM - Fun Run, RM78
- Age limit: 18 and above
    12KM - Men’s Open, RM88
    - Age limit: 18 and above
      12KM - Women’s Open, RM88
      - Age limit: 18 and above
        21KM -  Men’s Open, RM98 
        - Age limit: 18 and above
          21KM - Women’s Open, RM98 
          - Age limit: 18 and above
            21KM - Men’s Veteran, RM98 
            - Age limit: 40 and above
              21KM - Women’s Veteran, RM98 
              - Age limit: 40 and above
                *10% off for those who register for all 3 run location.

                VENUE & EVENT TEE FOR RESPECTIVE VENUE


                Penang (2 April 2016)
                - Starting point: Queensbay Mall

                Putrajaya (30 July 2016)
                - Starting point: Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3

                Johor (7 January 2017)
                - Starting point: To be confirmed

                FLAG OFF TIME FOR EACH CATEGORY

                From 6.00pm - Gathering of runners
                •  8.00pm - Flag off for 5KM
                •  8.30pm - Flag off for 12KM 
                • 9.00pm - Flag off for 21KM
                PRIZES/ GOODIE BAGS FOR PARTICIPANTS

                5KM Category
                - Medal + MHWH Night Run T-shirt + Goodies bag

                12KM Category 
                - Open Men Medal + MHWH Night Run T-shirt + Goodies bag (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place)

                - Open Women -  Medal + MHWH Night Run T-shirt + Goodies bag (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place)

                21KM Category
                - Open Men -  Medal + MHWH Night Run T-shirt + Goodies bag (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place)

                - Open Women -  Medal + MHWH Night Run T-shirt + Goodies bag (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place)

                - Veteran Men - Medal + MHWH Night Run T-shirt + Goodies bag (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place)

                - Veteran Women - Medal + MHWH Night Run T-shirt + Goodies bag (Prizes for  1st, 2nd and 3rd Place)

                6 comments:

                1. Night Run sounds fun. First time like me, better go for 5KM first right?

                  I heard there's this Night Run (run with 200 zombies).

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                  1. There are a number of night runs nowadays and yes, even with zombies. :)

                    Up to you. 5K is a good start but if you are already running, 12K is a good challenge too. :)

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                2. Nice ... I am still thinking of whether to join sundown this year as the weekend will be burn- sleep at day before the race and sleep again in the day after race. But running at night and wee hours was a great experience as it is cooling and nice night scenery.

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                  1. Aiyoh! Need so long to recover meh? LOL

                    Sundown Spore is rather known for being hot though, Chris.

                    Anyways, try la. :)

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                3. I love night runs! This one has always been my favourite in the past because Putrajaya is beautiful at night. Let me check my diary for this year's date. This 2016 will be the first busiest year of my life with ad hoc trips planned from January till December.

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                  1. Syioklah Anay so busy with trips. Enjoy! :)

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