(From third left) Bulatan Runners Club president Tang Swee Ming and Bintang Megamall marketing manager Alex Chung showing the official t-shirt of the run as Wong (third right) and other members of the organising committee look on.
MIRI: About 1,400 people will be participating in the Bintang Heart Run 2016 charity fundraising event organised by Bintang Mall tomorrow.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Bintang Megamall senior event executive Allen Wong said the event is in conjunction with mall’s 20th anniversary celebration.
He said there will be eight categories of Men Open, Men Veteran, Women Open and Women Veteran which will cover a distance of 7km, while the other categories for School Boys, School Girls, Family Boys and Family Girls will cover 3.5 km.
He said top 10 spots in each category will get prizes and all participants will receive a finisher medal each.
“Those who have registered can come and collect their race kits from the organiser at the 18th floor of Meritz Hotel today from 10am to 7pm and tomorrow 10am to 6pm,” said Wong, adding that participants from outside Miri can get in touch with them to arrange to collect the kits. Numbers to call are 016-8577400 (Shirley Sia) and 012-6403690 (Allen Wong).
He said parking lots inside Bintang Megamall will be open for participants during the event day. The multi-storey car park will open 4am and there will be a booth at the entrance for participants to stamp their parking ticket for the free parking.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to Miri Life Care Society, Malaysian Diabetes Association Miri Branch and Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society, said Wong, adding that the event is supported by Miri Fire and Rescue Zone 6, ZF Erikings, and Bulatan Park Runner’s Club.