GEORGE TOWN, Sept 25 – About 2,600 participants participated in Great Eastern Bubble Dash Run 2016 at Queensbay Mall outdoor carpark in this morning. This event was organised by Heart Foundation of Malaysia (YJM), who teamed up with Great Eastern Life to present the Great Eastern Bubble Dash Run 2016, which is the 1st Bubble Dash run event in Malaysia.
The event will specially cater to young people, students and families and will involve participants moving through a selection of ‘foam zones’ around a 5km route where they will be showered in brightly colour bubbles with their favorite music playing and lots of other surprises. The bubbles are of-course non toxic, 100 percent safe and bio-degradable.
YJM chairman Datuk Dr J.S. Sambhi said heart disease and stroke related deaths are the number 1 medical killer in Malaysia, while cardio-vascular disease causes almost twice as many deaths as cancer and there is an urgent need to get active. Therefore, he said they want to reduce this by encouraging an active lifestyle through more proactive approaches.
Besides that, Great Eastern Life chief executive officer Datuk Koh Yaw Hui highlighted the company’s commitment in getting more Malaysians to lead an active lifestyle by introducing various health and wellness programmes. He said they want to empower more Malaysians to turn their health intentions into actions on their journey towards better living.
He believes that through this run, participants will learn that leading an active lifestyle can also be exciting and fun, and is a great way to spend quality time with loved ones. Also present at the event launch were YJM vice-president Tan Sri Kamaruzzaman Shariff and YJM Director Datin Margaret Sambhi.
The next location for the Great Eastern Bubble Dash Run 2016 will be held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, on Oct 23. There will be three categories for participants – 5km Fun Run, 12km Live Great Run and 21km Live Great Run. Targeted 20,000 participation participated in the events while 12,000 participations been registered. Left 8,000 participants to hits the target.