MRCA's Annual Run Successfully Raises Over RM100,000 For Charitable Homes


MRCA's Annual Run Successfully Raises Over RM100,000 For Charitable Homes


Hey remember we posted about the MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 last month. Last Sunday morning, we participated in this run and while running we we so happy to bump into many familiar faces and bloggers who showed up to support too. The Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA), in collaboration with McMillan Woods, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) along with major retailers, has successfully raised over RM100,000 through MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 themed “Care, "Share & Run,”.

At MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017

This amount will be donated for the betterment of 10 selected charitable homes in the city. The annual run was flagged off by Guest of Honour Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. M Kayveas, Special Advisor to the Minister of Transport.

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. M Kayveas, Special Advisor to the Minister of Transport together with the rest of the member 

Had fun completing my run on Sunday morning with my running buddy, Janice Yeap. Glad that the weather was good, and it was such a smooth run for us along and I enjoyed the neighbourhood along the running route.  

My running buddy

There were more than 3,000 runners this year. There was also a total of 550 children from orphanages who were invited by the association to join in for the fun and games at the event’s specially-curated kids carnival.

The proceed from the charity run will be donated to 10 

By the way, if you are wondering the proceeds from this event will be put to good use. It will be donated to Rumah Charis, Angel Homes, Good Kids, Juara Home, Ace Lighthouse Academy Bhd, Kiwanis Club of Kluang Mandarin, Home of Love, Rumah Sayangan, Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, and Good Samaritan Homes.


There were more than 3,000 runners this year

Plus Malaysian well-known celebrities such as Amber Chia, Carrie Lee, Debbie Loo, Amelia Lee, Janice Choong, Crystal Lee and Owen Yap also attended the event; taking centre stage as run ambassadors.

There were a total of 34 trophies and prizes worth RM40,000 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. There were also 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 was required to complete a 900 meter run (Relay).

Each registered runner received 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 were also food and beverage trucks stationed in selected areas of the event and various booths opened to the public. 

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; and MRCA Corporate Patrons – Maxis, Maybank, Fusionex and Mastercard. Other sponsors include Lotto, Seth Learning Garden Sdn Bhd, DTCK Corporation Sdn Bhd, and Valiram Group.

For more info, please visit www.mrca.org.my or call MRCA Secretariat at 03-5882 4333

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