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Hot & Cold Charity Run 2017
July 16, 2017
Charity Run 2017
The Hot & Cold Charity Run is going to be held at the main campus of University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur on 16 July 2017 to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Jeff Lau and Jerry Song, two young Malaysian runners that will take part in two ultra marathon events — the 9th Arctic 6633 and Gobi March Challenge — in their bid to raise funds for Malaysian AIDS Foundation and the the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
BE A FUNDRAISING HERO LIKE JEFF AND JERRY! Join our charity run and fundraiser for an important cause while you are at it!!
Date: 16 July 2017
Race start time: 7 am
Venue: Dewan Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya Campus. The run will follow the iconic Bukit Cinta route.
Race Categories: 3km (RM35), 5km (RM50), 10km (RM75)
Race Pack Collection: 14 July (2pm-6pm) or 15 July (10am-5pm) at Dewan Tunku Cancelor, University Malaya.
*All who complete the run will receive the finisher medal.
How to Register
1. Click on the red “Register Now” button above and follow the instructions
2. Fill in your details on the form and select the running category and T shirt size.
3. Pay the required registration fee.
4. All funds raised will go to Malaysian AIDS Foundation and Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
OUR HERO’S QUESTS:
GOBI MARCH CHALLENGE
JERRY SONG ZHI LIANG is a 20-year-old third year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (UMFOM) who will attempt the Gobi March Challenge from 18-24 June 2017. It is a 250 km seven-day, six-stage, self-supported endurance foot race that follows the Ancient Silk Road in the Xinjiang Province in Northwest China combining a cool weather mountain trail race and hot desert race. The route follows the Tian Shan Mountains, one of the largest mountain ranges in Asia, and a trek across the rough terrain of the Black Gobi Desert.
THE 6633 ARCTIC ULTRA CHALLENGE
JEFF LAU JUN TEAN, a 26-year-old veteran marathon runner from Kuala Lumpur, is set to become the FIRST MALAYSIAN to participate in the 9th Arctic 6633 Ultra Challenge from 7-13 March 2017. Widely regarded as one of the toughest, coldest, windiest ultra-distance foot races on the planet, the self-supported foot race will cover a staggering distance of 563 km across the Arctic Circle, amidst temperature that drops to minus 50 degree Celsius. Lau is no stranger to extreme sports, having completed the equally challenging Marathon des Sables — a 257 km foot race across the scorching Sahara Desert — not once but TWICE – in 2014 (he was the youngest Malaysian to finish the race at age 24) and 2016 – and succeeded in raising more than RM 200,000 for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF).