Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Run for Fun, Health & Charity

The 7th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run 2007 is one of Sabah’s biggest annual community charity events being organized for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, 7th July 2007 at the Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club.

The 7K Sunset Charity Run is a fun, community-based fundraiser in which participants register to run a 7km route beginning and ending at Sutera Harbour Resort. Registration fees are RM20.00 per adult and RM10.00 per child/students, inclusive of a fun event T-shirt. Last year more than 7000 people registered for the Run and this year we are targeting 10,000 registrations.

There are no ‘winner’ prizes as such but all runners who complete the 7km route within 77 minutes will be entitled to win lucky draw prizes drawn at the much anticipated post-Run concert. In addition to the live entertainment, food and games stalls add to the festive carnival atmosphere, with proceeds of stall sales being split between the vendors and the 7K Charity Run beneficiaries.

The beneficiaries of this year’s Charity Run are Special Olympics Sabah and the Sabah Thalassaemia Society, non-profit organisations located in Kota Kinabalu. Special Olympics Sabah (SOS) provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with mental retardation. Meanwhile, the Sabah Thalassaemia Society provides medical services to patients of Thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder that requires regular blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants as treatment options.

As this is the 7th 7K Sunset Charity Run being held on 07/07/2007, this will be our most elaborate Run ever, involving not only local press and national radio station TraxxFM but also special celebrities running and performing at the post-Run concert.

So people, do come and support the 7K Run. You do not need to actually run, you could help simply by buying the T-Shirt, food coupons for the food stalls that day or cash donations in any of our donation boxes around the property.

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