RM55,000 Raised for Food Aid Foundation through the 12th ROASTERS Chicken Run

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.

Mr. Rick Chee (first from the right), Founder of Food Aid Foundation receives RM55,000 from Dato’ Francis Lee (left), Group Executive Director of Berjaya ROASTERS (M) Sdn Bhd; witnessed by Mr. Lee Siew Weng (first from the left), Senior General Manager 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
Funds from the ROASTERS Chicken Run 2016 will be handed to Food Aid Foundation through 2,000 sets of Kenny’s Chicken Meals to approximately 20 charitable homes for both the young and old. Meanwhile, the remaining funds will be utilized to purchase ingredients and groceries to other homes which are also supported by Food Aid Foundation.

Participants of ROASTERS Chicken Run during the energetic warm-up session thanks to the Celebrity Fitness team!
Food Aid Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates as a food bank which provides basic food to charitable homes, rehabilitation centres, feeding centres, poor families and destitute.

Camwhoring with Kenny Rogers ROASTERS' mascot before the run took off
I’m glad to be here today to show my gratitude and support to this meaningful event. We appreciate the generosity from KRR and fellow Malaysians, who are selflessly here with us today in support of the foundation. With the contributions garnered from the event, we will certainly be able to extend our arms to a greater number of homes and provide them with more nutritious food supplies,” expressed Rick Chee, founder of Food Aid Foundation, at the charity run yesterday.

There's there is people mountain people sea at the starting point.
ROASTERS Chicken Run (RCR) has raised over RM 660,000 for a myriad of charitable organisations and homes such as Little Yellow Flower Foundation, Tabung Kebajikan Pesakit HUKM, Pediatric Unit HUKM (Oncology), Unit TUTUR – Aural Rehabilitation Centre for Hearing Impaired Children together with Yayasan Budi Peyayang Malaysia and House of Joy and Faith, Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Rumah Juara, Rumah Kanak-kanak Tengku Budriah, Rumah Sayangan, Malaysian National Kidney Foundation – Dialysis Treatment for the Young, Rumah Hope, Rumah Kebajikan Anbu Illam, Rumah Charis Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, and Tabung Kebajikan Pesakit PPUKM – Young Diabetic Patients.

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.

Winners of the Category E – Boy from left to right: 2nd place, Loo Wei Chee, 1st place, Kristian Tung, 3rd place, Nicholas Ryan Albert. Kristian is one of the runner whom I saw ran pass me and he disappeared from my sight in seconds. How I wish I was as fit as that kid.
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.

.: Peace Out :.