Vital Night in Putrajaya

Update (8 June 2017): Originally scheduled to be held at Putrajaya, the 22 July run has been moved to the picturesque Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (or MAEPS).

For the avid runners (or if you have friends who are avid runners), time to get your calendar out and save this date: 22 July 2017. It marks the third Men’s Health Women’s Health (MHWHNightRun) Night Run, held in partnership with AIA Vitality.

The location? Putrajaya.

About 20,000 runners are expected to converge in Putrajaya this time round, and this iteration of the race is also getting children to join in the festivities, with a 700m race for 7- to 12-year-olds and a 3km race for 13- to 15-year-olds. These new children- and teen-friendly runs coincide with the second year anniversary of Time Out Malaysia Kids, a quarterly magazine for families with kids.

Back row, from left: Eric Phang, CMO, AIA Vitality; Sueann Chong, Editor-in-Chief, Women’s Health; Caramella Scarpa, Editor, Time Out Malaysia Kids; Patrick Brennan, Group CEO, Mongoose Publishing Sdn. Bhd.; Eugene Phua, Editor-in-Chief, Men’s Health

“It is gratifying to see how the continuous support of Malaysia’s running community has made the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality the biggest night run in the country,” says Patrick Brennan, Group CEO of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd, the publishers of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Malaysia.

AIA Bhd.’s Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Chang explains, “At AIA, we are committed to helping Malaysians live longer, healthier, better lives. We are absolutely thrilled to host this year’s Night Run in Putrajaya under the AIA Vitality banner together with Men’s Health and Women’s Health teams again. AIA Vitality is about taking charge of one’s own health, however small, and being part of the Night Run is an excellent way to get Malaysians started on their journey to better health. With the new kids’ run categories, we are also able to encourage our children to lead healthy and active lifestyles, besides giving families another fun activity on the weekend to spend precious time together.”

Members of the running community joining in on the festivities.

There are three courses – 5km, 12km and 21km, and entry fees are set at RM70, RM80 and RM90 respectively.

As for the kids, entry fees for the 700-metre and 3km are set at RM30 and RM50 respectively.

Registration is now open and early birds get to enjoy 15% off until 30 April. The first flag off will be at 6.00 p.m. and the last flag off at 8.40 p.m.

Runners who are interested in signing up can find more information and register at:

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