Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Merdeka run to raise funds

source from The STAR

COMMUNITY service is tops on the list of the upcoming Kajang Merdeka Run. 
The fun run on Aug 19 is aimed at raising funds to buy an ambulance for St John's Ambulance Malaysia to serve the Hulu Langat District. A fully equipped ambulance costs RM165,000. 

The Rotary Club of Kajang is working with the Kajang Municipal Council, St John's Ambulance and the Selangor Amateur Athletics Association on the project. 
Council president Datuk Hasan Nawawi Abd Rahman will flag off the run at 7.30am at the Kajang Stadium. Runners will follow routes mapped out through the town area, Sungai Jelok, Kajang Perdana, Saujana Prima, Saujana Impian and Sungai Kantan. 

"We have categories for Youth (13 to 18 years; 7km run), Adult (18 to 45 for women and 18 to 50 for men; 10km run) and Veteran (above 45 for women and above 50 for men; 10km run). 

"Also included is a category for the best display of patriotism so runners are encouraged to come creatively dressed with headgear, scarves or sports attire reflecting the Merdeka spirit," organising chairman K. N. Sadashivan told a recent press conference. 

He said the Rotary Club of Kajang hoped to raise RM200,000 from the run. The sum leftover from the ambulance purchase will be used for other community service projects like buying water filters for schools in the district.  

Club president Rajasegaran Thevaraj also encouraged Kajang folk to participate in the inaugural run in the spirit of Merdeka. 

Cash prizes totalling RM14,760 are being offered.  

Registration is from 1pm to 9pm at Lower Ground Floor of Plaza Metro Kajang

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