MIRI: Frost & Sullivan Malaysia, a business consulting firm, and MERCY Malaysia, a non-profit humanitarian organisation, will be organising the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 which will be held at Kepong Botanical Garden on this coming 22 July.
This year’s charity run is themed ‘Warm the Hearts’, as inspired by both organisations’ common compassion for humanity.
The Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 is looking to attract over 700 participants and aims to raise awareness on MERCY Malaysia’s initiatives to provide health-based humanitarian aid both locally and internationally.
Honorary Secretary of MERCY Malaysia, Datin Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah said the run is also being organised to raise funds for MERCY Malaysia’s humanitarian work which includes providing aid to those affected by flood disasters in Malaysia as well as building resilient communities in the Philippines, amongst other initiatives.
“We are excited to co-organise the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 together with Frost & Sullivan Malaysia for the first time. This is a welcomed partnership following the company’s generous support of our humanitarian efforts in the previous Frost the Trail event where MERCY Malaysia was the sole beneficiary.
“Last year, the funds were channelled to support our ‘School Preparedness Programme’ in Johor which benefited 380 students from 10 schools. This year, we aim to continue providing aid to those in need, both locally and globally,” she said.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Frost & Sullivan Malaysia, Hazmi Yusof said they were pleased to partner with MERCY Malaysia in hosting this year’s Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017.
“MERCY Malaysia’s dedication in providing support to all in need, regardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender or disability is in line with our efforts to contribute back to the community. We hope to ‘Warm the Hearts’ of those in need through this run, and we will continue to support MERCY Malaysia’s laudable work in the humanitarian field,” he said.
The inaugural combined charity run features three race categories namely 2.5km (Fun Run), 5km (Team) and 8km (Individual) to cater to runners of various fitness levels. Participants have the options of registering individually or in teams of four, as they race through a range of outdoor terrains after being flagged off simultaneously.
Under the Team category, the combined completion time of all four members will determine their final position at the end of the race. Top three winning teams and individuals will be presented with a medal each.
Participation in the run is priced at RM250 per individual. Additionally, those who are unable to take part in the run but wish to contribute can donate any monetary amount to MERCY Malaysia. The registration deadline for the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 is on 8th July 2017.
To register for the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017, you can visit the MERCY Malaysia and Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 webpage at http://www.mercy.org.my and https://www.simplygiving.com/event/FTTMMR2017, respectively.