Amber Chia, Dato’ Choi Wei Yee, Amelia Lee and Carrie Lee with the specially designed MRCA medals.
MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 is poised to see renowned personalities such as Amber Chia, Carrie Lee, Debbie Loo, Amelia Lee, Janice Choong, Crystal Lee and Owen Yap taking position as run ambassadors. The event is set to take place on November 26 at OneCity, Subang Jaya.
Themed “Care, Share & Run,” the run targets 3,000 to 5,000 participants this year and hopes to raise over RM100,000 to be distributed to selected charitable homes. There will also be a kid’s carnival on that day and MRCA will be inviting a total of 500 children from orphanages around the city for a full day of exciting games, performances and cosplay.
“MRCA is committed to invest in our local communities by paying it forward through various corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. In the spirit of charity and our pledge to give back to our community, we are proud to host this charity run for the fourth consecutive year,” expressed Dato’ Choi Wei Yee, the organising chairperson.
Dato’ Choi added, “We believe that this event provides a great platform for the community to interact while doing their part for charity and we are certain that with fellow Malaysians’ commitment to the community, we will be able to reach our targeted amount.”
All proceeds from this charity run will be donated to Rumah Charis, Angel Homes, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Mata Air Kehidupan Selangor, GoodKids, Juara Home, Ace Lighthouse Academy Bhd, Kiwanis Club of Kluang Mandarin, Home of Love, Rumah Sayangan, Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, Good Samaritan Homes, and many more.
Meanwhile, Dato’ Garry Chua, President of MRCA, reiterated, “I am proud that MRCA is continuing its commitment to the community. We trust that with the support from Malaysian retailers and the public, we will be able to contribute to the betterment of these charitable homes and simultaneously improve the lives of these children.”
There will a total of 34 trophies up for grabs from the Men’s Open (10.8km), Men’s Veteran (10.8km), Women’s Open (10.8km), and Women’s Veteran (10.8km) categories. For those keen on a leisure run, there will be non-competitional Men’s 5.3km and Women’s 5.3km categories, along with a Team Run category, consisting of four members per team, where each runner will be required to complete a 900 meter run (Relay).
The online registrations for MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 is now open at http://www.racexasia.com (MRCA Charity Run 2017) and will close on November 20. The 5.3km categories are priced at RM55 for early bird tickets and RM65 for the normal rate; while the 10.8km categories for early bird and normal rates are priced at RM65 and RM75, respectively. The team run, on the other hand, will be priced at RM1,590 per group.
MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 is proudly co-organised by MRCA and McMillan Woods, with the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) as supporting sponsor; MRCA Corporate Patrons – Maxis, Maybank, Fusionex and Mastercard; and Lotto as the official T-shirt sponsor.