Kota Kinabalu, 24th May 2012 – The 12th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run was launched by the initiator of the 7K Sunset Charity Run Mr Foo Kia Inn who is also the Director of Sutera Harbour Resort. The event was witnessed by representatives from the Ministry of Youth & Sports Public Relations Officer Mr Jacky Wong representing the Minister of Youth & Sports Sabah YB Datuk Peter Pang and Ms Faradila Binti Haji Abdul Rani, Director of Corporate Affairs representing the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City Yang Berbahagia Datuk Abidin Madingkir.
The annual 7K Sunset Charity Run is one of Sabah’s biggest community charity events will be held on Saturday, July 7th 2012 at Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club.
Started in 2000, the 7K Run is a part of the Sutera Harbour Resort’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative which its main objective is to raise funds for the 7K beneficiaries namely the Sabah Thalassaemia Society and Special Olympics Sabah. It is also aim to gather the community of Kota Kinabalu in the spirit of giving, friendship and at the same time encourage and promotes a healthier lifestyle in a fun environment. The 7K Run is also a litter free event in line with the City’s go green efforts.
Participants would need to register to run a 7km route which begins and ends at the Covered Tennis Court, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club. Registration fees are RM28.00 per adult and RM18.00 per child/student inclusive of a fun event t-shirt.
Runners who completed the 7km route within 77 minutes are entitled to win lucky draw prizes drawn at the much anticipated 7K Post Run concert. In addition to live entertainment, there will be food and games stalls with nett proceeds from the stall sales going to the 7K Charity Run beneficiaries. Emceeing the 7K Run this year are DJ Velvet from SuriaFM KK and DJ Myra of SuriaFM KL.
Among those set to entertain the crowd at the 7K Post Run is Aliff Aziz, a Singaporean artist who recently launched his new album, Jangan Ganggu Pacarku.
The beneficiaries of the 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 adult with mental disabilities. 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.
The 7K Run will be flagged off by YB Datuk Peter Pang, Minister of Youth & Sports Sabah while YBhg Datuk Abidin Madingkir, Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City will flag off the second run for the VIPs and patients of Sabah Thalassaemia Society and the Special Olympics Sabah. .
The official drink is F&N/100 Plus and the event is supported by the Ministry of Youth & Sports Sabah, Kota Kinabalu City Hall and the Federal Youth & Sports Department in Sabah.
The 7K official radio station this year is Suria.FM through Suria Pagi Kinabalu segment at 105.9fm from Monday to Friday.
The main sponsors for the 12th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run are the BMW FM Autohaus and Maxis. Other sponsors include Air Asia, Fuji Xerox and Milo.
The 7K Collection Cards for the school were also distributed to the schools in the district of Kota Kinabalu through the Headmasters’ Council of Kota Kinabalu where a certain percentage of the gross amount collected will be divided between the schools for their educational funds and the 7K beneficiaries.
Registration is now open and the entry forms are available at the Member Relations Counter at Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club. For registration and more information, please contact Clara Lim at the 7K Hotline (088) 303341.