Rise Up and Run For A Kentang Charity Fun Run Worthy Cause This Year

November 08, 2018

Adding to one’s tally of races completed is not the only reason to cross the finish line in a race. This December, embrace a noble cause while racing at the Kentang Charity Fun Run 2018, where you will have the opportunity to help raise much-needed funds for the purchase of a new ambulance to add to the fleet of ambulances owned by Community Policing Malaysia (COPs) that serves the needy. 

Kuan Chee Heng, founder of COPs, has been raising funds and awareness on the plight of the needy for years. Also known as Uncle Kentang, Kuan’s initiatives include the 10-sen Flea Market, 10-sen Ambulance Service, 10-sen Taxi and most recently the 10-sen Library, and he has been looking at ways to get more members of the community engaged in his efforts. 

“The poor will always be with us, but we shall not harden our hearts or stop our hands from reaching out to them. We should instead explore every possible way to help the poor. The main objective of the Kentang Charity Fun Run 2018 is to raise funds to buy a brand-new ambulance, but an equally important objective is to generate awareness about the needy,” said Kuan. 

He added, “This is a good opportunity for parents to teach their kids and instil in them a sense of community. Not only is running a healthy and fun activity but knowing that the funds raised will go towards helping the needy makes the activity extra meaningful.” 

The 6km Kentang Charity Fun Run takes place on Sunday, 9 December 2018 at Puchong Utama, with the flag-off scheduled for 7.00am. Open to all, the categories and registration fees for the run are as follows: 

* Men’s & Women’s Open – RM60.00
* Children below 12 years old – RM40.00 

The registration fee includes a Race Kit comprising, Runner T-shirt, Finisher Medal, Certificate and goodies. Top 10 finisher for Men’s and Women’s Open will be awarded with trophies and prizes by Kentang Charity Fun Run 2018. The Race Kit Collection will be held on 1 and 2 December 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10.00am to 5.00 pm at South Entrance, IOI Mall Puchong.

Apart from the charity fun run, the event will also feature a lucky draw, games for children, a flea market and the opportunity to meet Uncle Kentang. 

Sponsorship packages are available, with Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsor packages available at RM50,000, RM30,000 and RM20,000 respectively. 

The Kentang Charity Fun Run 2018 is organised by SEGA Events and supported by Community Policing Association of Malaysia (COPs). Also supporting the event is the Selangor Youth Community as the Strategic Partner, as well as Ticketing Partner MyTicket and Event Partners IOI Mall and CPXi. Sponsors Premiumlogy, The Pearl Kuala Lumpur hotel, ODR Lubricants, Hillcrest Gardens, ATF Sports Taping, MAL-Tel, Dutch Lady and MiCasa All Suites Hotel. 

To find out more about the run or the sponsorship packages, please contact SEGA Events, Simon Yau at 012 246 1112 or simon.yau@sega-events.com. To register for the Kentang Charity Fun Run 2018, log on to the run’s MyTicket.asia page at https://events.time.ly/r3uh9s9?event=18078783.

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