Last Sunday, I was at Desa Waterpark for the 12th ROASTERS Chicken Run (RCR), organized by Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR). More than 2,138 runners arrived at the venue as early as 6:30 in the morning and were greeted by a warm-up session by Celebrity Fitness before proceeding to run according to their respective categories.
“The ROASTERS Chicken Run has been one of our significant events in our calendar. The success of this event can be seen by the response it continues to receive event in its 12th year. Seeing the supports Malaysians are throwing our way, gives us a sense of satisfaction to see that our objective of promoting healthy living, while giving back to the community has been achieved,” commented Dato’ Francis Lee, Group Executive Director of Berjaya ROASTERS (M) Sdn Bhd.
“Through the amount of RM 55,000 raised from the event, we are glad to share that KRR will be reaching to a larger number of the needy ones by providing them nutritious wholesome meals as well as donating funds to various organizations through Food Aid Foundation,” added Dato’ Francis Lee.
Celebrity Fitness team doing their move to warm up the participants
Participants of ROASTERS Chicken Run during the energetic warm-up session thanks to the Celebrity Fitness team!
|Camwhoring with Kenny Rogers ROASTERS' mascot before the run took off|
|There's there is people mountain people sea at the starting point.|
|Dato’ Francis Lee and Mr. Rick Chee flag off the ROASTERS Chicken Run 2016!|
ROASTERS Chicken Run 2016 was made possible with the support from our official venue partner, Desa WaterPark. Other supporting partners who made this run possible are 100 Plus, Brooks, BCard, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, Celebrity Fitness, Unilever Food Solutions, Starbucks, Sports Toto, Krispy Kreme, The Sun, Salonpas, RockTape, Dutch Lady, The Cocoa Trees, Fresh N Sqz, Super Asia, Delphi, and Nestle.
Running as a media participant, I did not need to carry an egg with me so it's not as difficult as those who have registered for it. In order to get a medal, participant must be able to bring back the egg without breaking it at the finish line. The actual distance of the run was around 4.5km instead of the claimed 5km. There's a few uphill route which was slightly difficult and there's no cones to separate the runners from the traffic. This made participants to be extra cautious at the incoming traffic.
I managed to complete the run in less than 35 minutes. It wasn't a good result for me but I hope that I can continue my run routine weekly to prepare myself for the 10km PUMA run in August.
The ROASTERS Chicken Run is one of the many initiatives in the Kenny Rogers ROASTERS Community Chest Campaign, established in 2005 in aid of the less fortunate. For more information, call 03-2119 9888 or visit www.krr.com.my or connect to www.facebook.com/krrmalaysia.
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