ASEAN Village & ASEAN Unity Run 2015

ASEAN Village, ASEAN Unity Run 2015, Aman Malaysia, ASEAN Day celebrations

This is a quick info update about the ASEAN Village & ASEAN Unity Run 2015, which will coincide with the ASEAN Day celebrations, all slated to take place from 7th to 9th August, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. The unprecedented three-day celebratory festivity will take the form of a carnival, a concert, a run and various other celebrations to mark ASEAN Day. 

This ASEAN Village & ASEAN Unity Run 2015 aimed to promote unity and harmony among communities in Malaysia and the ASEAN region, the event is helmed by AMAN MALAYSIA, an entity set up sed on the principles of a peaceful Malaysia, true to its motto “Peace, Progress and Unity.” It was launched and officiated by Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Khairy Jamaluddin.

The ASEAN Village will take place over all three days and will incorporate a myriad of activities and sub-events for people of all ages. These include a family carnival area, a youth park, a travel fair, art displays and exhibits, Townhall Sessions, displays and exhibits by consulates, as well as retail and F&B shops, amongst other attractions.

The ASEAN Village will also feature a concert followed by a fireworks display to round off the ASEAN Day festivities on 8 August. Promoting the cosmopolitan nature of the South East Asian region, this concert will engage local and international artists from the region in a joint celebration of music and performance unlike anything seen before.

ASEAN Unity Run, taking place on 9 August. The event will consist of three categories – a 21-kilometre Half Marathon, a 10-kilometre run and a 5-kilometre fun run. The run is expected to draw the participation of more than 20,000 runners from the ASEAN region comprising all age groups and walks of life.

Japan’s biggest annual sporting event is the Hakone Ekiden – a two day running affair. The ASEAN Unity Run also aims to set a Guinness World Record in the form of the largest stroller run in a single location, which will set the record for the most number of people pushing prams and strollers over a distance of 5 kilometres in a single location.

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