Press Release: MPIB Run 2015 Let The Countdown Begin! & With A Good Deed Too
Kuala Lumpur, 16 December 2014 – Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd (“MPIB”) kept the excitement bubbling for its annual community Run with 30 Days Countdown to Race Day at Pacific Regency Hotel on 12 December 2014. The event was held a week later than originally scheduled following the postponement of MPIB Run 2015 in support of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s “1st Sunday Kuala Lumpur Car Free Morning”.
The registration for MPIB Run 2015 closed 14 days earlier than the official closing date of 30 November 2014. MPIB’s Chief Operating Officer Mr. Liew Yaw Lian said, “MPIB Run 2015 will be the 4th run organised by Multi-Purpose Insurans, but the theme remains the same: “Healthy Lifestyle – Work Life Balance”. We believe that it is as relevant today as 3 years ago as our modern lifestyles have become more sedentary while the line between work and life is disappearing. Therefore, I am gratified that the response to the Run has been enthusiastic.”
At the Cocktail event, MPIB also launched Project Good Deeds, an initiative that collects pre-loved, clean and still wearable shoes and tee shirts for the Orang Asli community. Mr. Liew continued, “Our Project Good Deed Shoes last year was well supported and many runners donated their shoes, which were given to the Orang Asli community. This year, we are doing this project slightly differently, i.e. besides shoes, Project Good Deeds also collects clean and still wearable tee shirts from our participants.”
The project is set to benefit the Orang Asli community in Sungai Mai, Jerantut, Pahang; and Sungai Lalang, Semenyih; Bakok, Dengkil; and Bukit Jenuk, Dengkil, Selangor.
In his speech, Mr. Liew also dwelt on My First Run Clinic, a 2-month programme that precedes every MPIB Run with talks and get-together sessions for both amateur and seasoned runners at Padang Merbuk Car Park. The last My First Run Clinic session for the year will be held on 20 December 2014 and feature a Fellowship Run, a talk on “My First Road Race” by Runners Malaysia co-founder Mr. Wan Yew Leong and a potluck breakfast. The 1st collection for Project Good Deeds will also be made then. Mr. Liew took the opportunity to invite the media to the session, which is open to the public.
Finally, Mr. Liew warmly thanked the Run’s sponsors and partners for their invaluable support. For MPIB Run 2015, the list of sponsors and partners include New Balance, Revive Isotonic, Running Malaysia, and Pacific Regency Hotel Group; as well as Affin Hwang Capital, BP Healthcare Group, Mamee, Magnum, Nestlé Fitnesse, Nestlé Milo, Pilatique, Pinang Medical Supplies, KT Tape, Leong Adjustment Sdn. Bhd., Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Safeguards G4S, Simply Juice, Massimo and Penyelarasan Angkasa Sdn Bhd.
There are still weeks to go before the Race takes place at the Padang Merbuk, but the Organiser is building the excitement steadily. MPIB looks forward to organising another fun and memorable race for all its participants, who come from all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels.