Friday, July 18, 2014

BOH Highlands Run 2014

"I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!" You'd probably be muttering the very same words of the white rabbit if you wait too long to sign up for the BOH Highlands Run.


The first ever BOH Highlands run, slated for the 28th of September is a non-competitive 5km charity fun run that takes you through the lush greenery of the Sungei Palas BOH plantation trail in Cameron Highlands. I've run trails before but not in a tea plantation so this is kinda exciting for me. It also gives you the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and cool (with the average lows hovering around 12C or so) setting of the highlands.

Running amidst the lush greenery of a tea plantation ...
To make the event even more exciting, the run has a theme called 'Mad Hatter Tea Party' where participants are encouraged to don the wackiest hats they can find for the run and then proceed to a tea party (but of course) after the run hosted by BOH. I'm not really sure where I'm going to find a whacky looking hat that will top the Mad Hatters but heck, I aim to find one!


The BOH Highlands run is officially endorsed by the Pahang State Tourism Board and all proceeds from the the run will will be channeled to the Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) to help with an environmental conservation project in Cameron Highlands. The event is also supported by Fitness First Malaysia with Copthorne Hotel and Hotel Titiwangsa being the official hotels.

The route map
Registration fees are priced at RM55 for adults (aged 13 and above) and RM35 for the children (aged 8-12 years). Pretty reasonable for a charity event in a cool (pun intended) and green setting if you ask me. Registration is limited to 500 entries though and will be open for sign up on Monday, 21st July 2014 on MYraceonline so don't wait too long to sign up.


An event tee is included and light refreshments will await you after the run. You can also pre-register your interest in the event with ummph@boh.com.my before the 21st July 2014 though it's limited to only 50 early birds. Visit www.facebook.com/Boh Tea for more information on this.

The lovely trail but be aware of the steep edges
As beautiful as the trail will be, parts of the route will have rocky and uneven terrain with steep edges. This is after all a trail run. So families participating in the event with children are advised to keep an eye on their precious little ones safety. While we're all out to have a great time, safety is of paramount importance.


So start looking for your hat now and see you all at the BOH Highlands Run bright and early on the 28th September 2014!

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