Thursday, October 23, 2008

Terry Fox Run T-Shirt

12-hour Walk in Putrajaya

FOR the first time in five years, the 12-hour walk, organised by the Race Walkers Association of Malaysia (RWAM), will be held in Putrajaya on Dec 13 and 14.
The last four editions of the 12-hour walk was held in Penang. But this year, for a change, the RWAM has opted to stage the event, the Putrajaya International 12-Hour Walk, in Putrajaya.
RWAM president Datuk Eddy Chen said the last four editions of the event were successful.
“Now we are keen to promote the event in other states as well. We felt Putrajaya will be an interesting venue for the 12-Hour Walk. We have received encouraging response from our partners Putrajaya Holdings and the Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association.
“We have also got in touch with our overseas contacts to promote the event,’’ said Chen.
The organisers are expecting about 300 participants to be part of the event. They have already received confirmation from participants in Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, the Philippines and Belgium.
Chen said they were expecting about 85% of participants to be locals.
The 12-Hour Walk will have two categories - men and women - and there will be cash prizes for the top 30 who finish in each category.
The organisers have also included a 50km event for both men and women in the 12-Hour Walk.
Chen said the 50km walk for men was to prepare Malaysian walkers for the 2010 Common-wealth Games in New Delhi.
“Our initial plan was to have the 50km walk for men only. But several women were also game for the challenge. Our main aim is to provide a platform for Malaysian walkers to prepare for the Commonwealth Games,’’ said Chen.
In the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia won the gold medal in the 50km walk through G. Saravanan.
Chen said Saravanan had proved that Malaysians had the talent to match their rivals in the Commonwealth Games.
“We did not have any representatives in the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games. We hope to see a Malaysian starting the event in New Delhi,’’ added Chen.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Alumni group pledges support

THE High School Bukit Mertajam Alumni Malaysia (HSBM) has come forward to support the annual charity jog/wheel-a-thon for the disabled at Dataran Merdeka on Nov 9.

Organising seceretary S. Vegiya-thuman said the partnership was an opportunity for the HSBM members to show that they were a caring bunch.

“The members will have the chance to either jog or walk with the disabled participants. We expect the HSBM members to come out in full force to give their support for the event,’’ Vegiyathuman said.

The event has garnered support from McDonald’s, Power, Telekom Malaysia, Milo and 100Plus.
Vegiyathuman said there were eight age categories for participants.

“We welcome participants from 13 years old onwards. Each participant will have to cover a distance of 4km,’’ he said.

The organising committee will be giving away medals to the top 10 finishers in each category.
The charity jog/wheel-a-thon with the disabled is also a recreational and fund raising event to provide opportunities for all welfare-based NGOs to work for a common cause.

Each year about 1,500 participants, including about 500 disabled on wheelchairs, rollators and crutches, attend the event.

Entry forms are available at the FTAAA (03-27152843).

Monday, October 6, 2008

Terry Fox Run 2008

The Terry Fox Run KL 2008 will take place on 2 November 2008 (Flag off 9.00 am) at Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens).

Participants are to be at the assembly area by 8.45 am.

All participants must run on the designated route.

To participate, you can purchase a limited edition Terry Fox 2008 T-Shirt from the following locations:

T-shirts can be purchased at

1) Ms Chan Siew Wan / Ms Lee Siew Bee

at the Canadian High Commission, 17th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan, Jln Tun Razak (6th October onwards)

2) Ms Yoon / Mr Peter Kang

at the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF), 2nd Floor, Outpatient Centre, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (6th October onwards)

3) Ms Tila

at the Foyer, Ground Floor, Menara Citibank, Jalan Ampang (12.00 to 2.00pm, 20th October until 24th October)4

) At the Lake Garden on Run Day (2nd November 2008)

Would you like to be a volunteer?

Please contact Ms Jo Tan or Ms Yoon at

If you have any question, please send your email to

Friday, October 3, 2008