A strong field of 256 teams took part in the Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km 2018 on the morning of 3rd November at the Perdana Botanic Garden Kuala Lumpur.
Allianz Malaysia Bhd (through their member companies; Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Bhd and Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd) was the title sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. Organised by Pacesetters Athletic Club, a local running club formed in 1984, the Allianz Pacesetters 4x3km 2018 featured five different categories; Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Under 26 Mixed and Kiwanis Pace-It-Forward (Mixed). The event attracted strong support from the corporate sector besides the regular running enthusiasts.
In the Men’s Open, Iron River 2.0 emerged as champion with a time of 39.01 mins, the only team to run under 40 minutes.
The corporate social responsibility objective was achieved when we grossed RM27,000 for the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation through donations in the Kiwanis Pace It Forward category. Over the last five years, the event has raised a total of RM222,000 for the foundation, which is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status. It is committed to the welfare of children with Down Syndrome, its main focus being the education of these children aged below 6 years. (www.kdsf.org.my)
Munning Jamaludin, the race director said, “Our mission is to promote health, fitness and bonding in a team event, while supporting the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation as part of the club’s corporate social responsibility.”
Ultron is the official apparel while Nestle supported the event through their two branded products, Milo and Nestle Fitnesse.
About Allianz Pacesetters 4x3km
The Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km is in its 5th year and has continued to grow since its beginning in 2014. Since then, the support and interest has grown every year and this has played a major role in keeping this race going. The 2018 event boasted the highest number of participants, with 256 teams in total. The event is one of the few popular relay events in the country. For more information about the event please visit www.checkpointspot.asia
About Pacesetters Athletic Club
Pacesetters Athletic Club is a local running club formed in May 1984 with about 600 members currently. The club has training groups at Sri Hartamas, Planetarium Negara, Taman Tasik Permaisuri and Kuantan.
Some photos, courtesy of Chan Wing Kai
|Category||Category position||Team number||Name||Time|
|Men Open||1||A047||IRON RIVER 2.0||00:39:01|
|Men Open||2||A012||KURARUNNERS B||00:42:07|
|Men Open||3||A042||Pacesetters Malaysia||00:43:14|
|Men Open||5||A008||KL Ignite Runners||00:45:04|
|Women Open||1||B075||Pacesetters Malaysia||00:49:36|
|Women Open||3||B077||FIGHTER RUNNERS||01:02:18|
|Women Open||4||B076||Girl's Power||01:06:08|
|Mixed Open||1||C163||KLANG RUNNERS||00:42:19|
|Mixed Open||2||C161||Pacesetters Team 1||00:43:33|
|Mixed Open||3||C158||Pacesetters Team 2||00:45:02|
|Mixed Open||4||C086||Speediators E||00:45:58|
|Mixed Open||5||C192||Tau Takpe Run||00:51:43|
|Under 26 Mixed||1||D225||Underdog X||00:41:34|
|Under 26 Mixed||2||D222||Alam Damai Alliance||00:41:56|
|Under 26 Mixed||3||D220||Pacesetters Team A||00:41:58|
|Under 26 Mixed||4||D223||Pacesetters Team 2||00:43:09|
|Under 26 Mixed||5||D211||Road Warriors||00:43:11|
|Kiwanis Pace It Forward||1||E257||C2R SUNNY Citius||00:45:40|
|Kiwanis Pace It Forward||2||E256||GSD 4 KDSF-NC||00:54:30|
|Kiwanis Pace It Forward||3||E230||Allianz A to Z||00:55:43|
|Kiwanis Pace It Forward||4||E241||Speedy Gonzales||01:00:16|
|Kiwanis Pace It Forward||5||E253||LBS CLUB||01:01:25|