Allianz Pacer Run 2019 inspires runners to achieve new personal bests
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The Allianz Pacer Run 2019 was all about inspiring runners out there to achieve new personal bests.
Around 4,600 runners took to part in the race which was held on 15 December 2019 at MAEPS in Serdang. This year’s edition featured the 16KM race, 8KM Fun Run and the new 1.5KM Buddy Run category for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
“There are a thousand reasons why we choose to run. It can be simply to feel the morning breeze, to earn a finishers medal or to simply push yourself to your very best time. Through this event, we hope to inspire and challenge runners out there to always strive to be better,” said Zakri Khir, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
In conjunction with the run and the spirit it evokes, the Buddy Run category was extended to PWDs to offer them a chance to participate in the race with Allianz Malaysia’s senior management and employees as their running partner. The 52 PWDs with learning disabilities and hearing impairment included children from Sekolah Kebangsaan Sultan Yussuf in Batu Gajah, children and teens from various schools in KL, Allianz employees as well as members of the public.
“Physical activities such as running can be highly beneficial for those with disability and bring about a lot of positive outcomes. As we continue to try and remove barriers of participation, having the Buddy Run take us one step forward towards making inclusion in sport a reality in Malaysia,” added Zakri.
The participants were able to enjoy the festivities at the Allianz Runners Village by taking part in fun games involving Allianz Road Rangers and Smart Home Cover as well as basketball shooting and inflated velcro archery. Besides that, the runners village also featured the Institute Jantung Negara (IJN) Health Care, massage service by Tiger Balm, and sports taping services by EPRO Kinesiology Tape.
Puma was the official apparel for the Allianz Pacer Run 2019 with venue partners MAEPS (race-day) and KL Gateway Mall (race kit collection). Other sponsors and partners were IJN, Tiger Balm, Edifier, Nestle Milo, MOMA water, Lucozade, EPRO Kinesiology Tape, Yogood, GATSBY and McDonalds.
The Pacer Run has been an inaugural event since 2015 and Allianz Malaysia’s major standalone running event.
|Men’s Open||1. Haithm Mukred Ghaleb Alselwi |
2. Poovasanthan A/L Subramaniam
3. Mohd Nor Afifi Bin Haron
|Women’s Open|| |
1. Tan Mei Wai
2. Lee Shu Ting
3. Lim You Eang
|Men’s Veteran||1. Shurish A/L Arumugam |
2. Suresh A/L Munianday
3. Brij Ravinder A/L N Kathiravelu
|Women’s Veteran||1. Sea Hui Thin |
2. Michele Tan Bee Kiang
3. Christabel Lim