I've always considered the Multi-Purpose Insurance Run (MPIB) as the first race of the year even though it had to be postponed from the 4th of January to the 11th January 2015 with regards to the KL Car Free day. The postponement was a little perplexing though since the actual race location and route hardly goes anywhere near the closed KL car free zones.
Anyways, in conjunction with the race this weekend, certain roads will have limited access to accommodate the event. Please refer the the press release below for more info. To those running the MPIB run this weekend, all the best and have loads of fun. As for me, I'll be giving something back to the running community as a volunteer for the event.
Please also do note that there will be a final collection for Project Good Deeds of your pre-loved sports shoes and tees that will be donated to the Orang Asli community, so dig up your closet and donate generously.
Limited Access to the Padang Merbuk for MPIB Run 2015
Kuala Lumpur, 7 January 2015 – Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd (“MPIB”) wishes to inform of the limited access to the roads leading to the Padang Merbuk on 11 January 2015 on account of the general insurer’s annual community Run. The roads leading to the venue such as Jalan Parlimen will be less accessible to vehicles from 6.50 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. to ensure a safer and smoother Race for the participants.
Participants will be running within the coned zone and following the directions of traffic police who are entrusted with the road traffic management. Route marshals are also on duty to assist the traffic police on that day and they are available at every junction and turning of the route. Project Leader Ms. Jayne Liew stresses, “We strive to ensure as safe a Race as we can so that the only thing runners need to concentrate on is running.”
For further information, please contact:
Multi-Purpose Insurans Berhad Jayne Liew, Marketing & Corporate Communications
+6018 201 8818 | +603 2034 9859 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MPIB Run technical information / assistance please contact:
Wan Yew Leong, Runners Malaysia
+6019 35609031 | email@example.com
For more information on the MPIB Run 2015, please refer to: http://www.mpibrun.com.my/ and http://www.facebook.com/MPIBRun.
About Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd
Multi-Purpose Insurans Bhd, a Malaysian general insurance company (“MPIB”), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Multi-Purpose Capital Holdings Bhd, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPHB Capital Berhad (“MPHB Capital”), a public listed company. MPHB Capital was incorporated in 2012 and listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 28 June 2013. MPIB obtained its licence from Bank Negara Malaysia under the Insurance Act 1996 and provides innovative general insurance products and services customized to individuals and corporate customers. MPIB has a network of 12 branches strategically located in major towns in East and West Malaysia.
About MPIB Run
Back for the 4 January 2015. This annual community run will once again take place at the Padang Merbuk, Jalan Parlimen.
MPIB is proud to position itself as the pioneer general insurer in organising a community based public run in Malaysia in 2012. The inaugural event successfully gathered 3,750 runners, and for the 2nd and 3rd years in 2013 and 2014 respectively, 5,000 runners participated – an increase of 33% from 2012 inaugural run. MPIB hopes this is reflective of a growing community adopting a healthy lifestyle and, hence, the event is themed “Healthy Lifestyle – Work Life Balance”, aiming to suit the community from all walks of life.
During the weeks leading up to the Run, MPIB has scheduled 8 “My First Run Clinic” sessions for new and interested runners taking baby steps in the world of running. The sessions also include health and fitness related talks to furnish runners with fitness knowledge and to prepare them for the Run on Sunday, 11 January 2015.
MPIB Run 2015 is made possible through the support of sponsors and partners New Balance, Revive Isotonic, Running Malaysia, Pacific Regency Hotel Group and Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur; as well as Affin Hwang Capital, BP Healthcare Group, Mamee, Magnum, Nestlé Fitnesse, Nestlé Milo, Pilatique, Pinang Medical Supplies, KT Tape, Leong Adjustment Sdn. Bhd., Safeguards G4S, Simply Juice, Massimo and Penyelarasan Angkasa Sdn Bhd.