Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Run past iconic sites in Yangon



The third annual YOMA Yangon International Marathon (YYIM) will take place on Sunday, January 11, 2015. This year's edition of Myanmar's largest and Yangon's only marathon event is expected to attract 4,000 runners. Aiming to inspire athletes and connect communities, both locally and internationally, YYIM 2015 will bring together runners, supporters, volunteers, corporates and the community through a mutual passion for running.
For this year’s edition of YYIM, 2 new categories- 10km challenge and a 3km Fun Run has been made available to cater to runners across all levels. Both the full marathon and half marathon categories remain similar to past years. Participants can expect to be treated to a visual feast as they weave their way through Yangon's unique blend of modern and rustic architecture, passing iconic sites including Botahtaung Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake.

A new philanthropic component will be introduced for YYIM 2015 whereby selected Charity 
Ambassadors will use the race as a platform to raise funds and awareness for the chosen charities. Although the charities have yet to be named, the common theme will be charities that support children in Myanmar. The Charity Ambassadors include Grace Swe Zin Htaik, renowned Myanmar actress and social activist, Aung Chit Kin, Principal & Founder of Strategy First Institute and Managing Director of ACK & Co Services Company Limited, Lung Sitt Ja Moon (Ah Moon), singer and member of pop group Me N Ma Girls and War So Moe Oo, an up and coming model and actress.

The organisers of YYIM 2015 would like to encourage participants to raise money for the charities by personal sponsorship or donation. For more information about YYIM 2015 and on how you can contribute to the selected charities, please visit

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Registration for YYIM 2015 is now open till 12 December 2014. International participants can log onto www.yomayangonmarathon.com to register while local participants can register in person at FMI Centre, No 308, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon. Registration of participants will be served on a first-come-first served basis and runners are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.




Thursday, 11 September 2014

Scenic Ride in Japan on 22nd October





6 Days 4 Nights 'Follow Me Japan' bringing the BEST of Japan to YOU! S$1880 twin sharing include flight, transfer, hotel, breakfast, use of hybrid cyclocross bike, helmet and a visit to the local bicycle factory!
This is the first time Japan is organizing this GRAND EVENT! From Shikoku to Honshu, you will enjoy the Shimanami Kaido, the mecca for cyclists, crossing over 6 bridges joining the islands of Japan, breathtaking scenic view of the Seto Inland Sea and at the end of the route, take the ferry to Onomichi. Total distance 65km out of which 43km is the Imabari-Onomichi Express (one way) which you get to cycle on! There will be 8 pitstops to enjoy local food and cultural performances. It is not a race and U take your time to enjoy the scenery! Dates - Oct 22-28 Interested please let me know as slots are limited. <Joyce@joyriders.sg>

Sunday, 7 September 2014

INOV8 Pacesetters 3030 Run Oficially Launched

Wan Yew Leong, President of Pacesetters Athletic Club (left) and
Robert Lu, President of Key Power International (right) 

Kuala Lumpur, 5 September 2014 The INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 was officially launched today at the Garden Mid-Valley Mall, Kuala Lumpur. Organised by Pacesetters Athletic Club (PAC) with title sponsor INOV-8, the event was officiated by Mr. Robert Lu, the President of Key Power International and Mr. Wan Yew Leong, the President of Pacesetters Athletic Club.

With all 8 categories opened for registration since 16 July 2014, the event has garnered good response from runners. The organisers targeted to get 3,000 runners over the 3 distances - 30km, 20km and 10km.

Wan Yew Leong said that “PAC’s vision and aspiration is to be the leading running club in the country and region. To achieve this, we will organise three events that aim to be “best in class” in the region. The INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 is the first of these three events. 2014 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the club and having a 30km run to celebrate this special occasion would be really memorable. There are 10 marathons and several more half marathons in Malaysia, but there are no 30km events. This is a boutique event and provides an opportunity for those wanting to test their readiness for the full marathon. For seasoned marathon runners, this is a long run that is essential for their marathon preparation.”

INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 is to be flagged off at Padang Merbok. Runners will get to experience some of the finest run routes in Kuala Lumpur, running through leafy Kenny Hills and Sri Hartamas. They will be well catered to, with 13, 8 and 3 drink stations on the 30km, 20km and 10km routes respectively.

“As a running club, we encourage our members to go natural in their diet as we feel the best fuel the body can get is from natural sources, therefore we aim offer fruit-themed refreshments. We will serve bananas before, during and after the run. In addition, water melons, oranges & apples will also be provided as post run snacks” Wan added.

“Our club’s tagline, ‘Setting the Pace Together’ will be printed on the finisher’s shirts. The INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run originated from a 30km training run organized by runners for runners many years ago. We hope this event will inspire other running clubs in the country to have their own events in their towns. We have a vision of a circuit of runs organized by runners for runners across the country. PAC will provide the lead in co-ordinating a series of runs by running clubs in 2015.” concluded Wan.

Robert Lu said “The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ vision is to champion the empowerment of superior youth and sports development and to inculcate sports culture within the society by year 2015. Our focus includes exposure and opportunities for confidence building, engagement and activism for community development and to support and engage the youth of Malaysia."

This is our sixth 30km event and it is made possible by title sponsor INOV-8 in partnership with event owner and organiser, Pacesetters Athletic Club. Garmin is the official fitness watch and Running Malaysia is the media partner of the event."

For immediate registration, go to www.myraceonline.com Also see our facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1507084776194776/ 

For further information, please contact: Wan Yew Leong 019-3569031, wanyewleong@gmail.com

INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 
The INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 is scheduled to take place on 2 November 2014. The event aims to get 3,000 runners, ranging from elite professionals to first-time amateurs. A truly ‘best in class’ event, the INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 boasts participants from all over Malaysia and neighboring countries. The INOV-8 Pacesetters 3030 Run 2014 continues as Malaysia’s boutique running event catering to the running fraternity with different capabilities.

Inov-8
Established in 2003, Inov-8 is the leading fitness equipment manufacturer with the dedication to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete. Inov-8 operates at the extremes of sports. As a brand, Inov-8 does not settle or stop ever. In the pursuit of excellence, there is no finish line, only continued development, hard work and sweat. Driven by a team of elite athletes, having competed in and coming from various disciplines all over the world, which includes mountain running, road running, triathlon and Cross Fit, Inov-8 is bent on providing the best fitness equipment.

Key Power International
Founded in 2006 by avid runners and triathletes, Key Power is the leading distributor and retailer for performance sporting goods. With a deep focus and understanding on the needs of the markets, Key Power International has delivered the promise in providing the best performance gears. Today, through Key Power International’s extensive distribution network and a footprint in 4 key regional markets, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, Key Power International has provided the experience and opportunities to consumers in their pursuit of active lifestyles.

Key Power Malaysia
Key Power Malaysia is the subsidiary company of Key Power International (Asia) Pte Ltd. Founded in July 2011, Key Power Malaysia has been active in the sporting industry with a focus on providing the best performance sporting goods for consumers. With 3 key outlets in Malaysia and many other exclusive dealers, Key Power Malaysia has achieved a strong presence in Malaysia’s sporting industry. Apart from that, Key Power Malaysia has also participated actively in sporting events to bring forth opportunities for consumers to pursue active lifestyles.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

RM10 refund option for members

Club members will get a RM10 refund each on their entry fees to the INOV8 Pacesetters 3030 Run if they do not want the commemorative gift. The refund will be made at the venue when they collect their race entry pack.