The Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA) will be hosting the MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017. Held in collaboration with McMillan Woods, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) along with major retailers, the fourth charity run is set to be held on November 26 at OneCity, Subang Jaya.
The run themed “Care, Share & Run,” MRCA is targeting 3,000 to 5,000 runners this year; and targets to raise more than RM100,000 to be distributed to selected charitable homes. In conjunction with the run, a kid’s carnival will be held on the same day. A total of 500 children from orphanages around the city will be invited to join the event for a full day of exciting games, performances and cosplay.
Dato’ Choi Wei Yee, the Organising Chairperson, expressed that, “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.”
Dato’ Choi notes that all proceeds 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, etc.
There will be a total of 34 trophies up for grabs for the public from these categories: Men’s Open (10.8km), Men’s Veteran (10.8km), Women’s Open (10.8km), and Women’s Veteran (10.8km). There will also be non-competitional Men’s 5.3km and Women’s 5.3km categories for those keen on a leisure run along with a Team Run category, consisting of four members per team, where each runner will complete a 900 meter run (Relay). The online registrations for MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 is now open online and will close on November 20, 2017.
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. Team run will be priced at RM1,590 per group.
Each registered runner will be receiving a micro-dry round neck t-shirt, personalised bib number, a specially designed “C-shaped” finisher medal along with a bag filled with exciting goodies. There will also be food and beverage trucks stationed in selected areas of the event and various booths open to the public.