Sarawak Tourism Board’s (STB) inaugural Epic Night Run at Padang Merdeka saw more than 2,000 people on Saturday.
STB chief executive officer Sharzede Salleh Askor said the run was divided into two categories, the 5km which saw the participation of 1,000 running enthusiasts and 3km which was participated by 1,500 participants.
“The participants range from amateurs and professional runners, housewives, grannies to the youngest participant at two years old,” she said prior to the flagging off of the run.
Sharzede explained that the word ‘epic’ used in the run is an acronym where ‘E’ stood for excellence, ‘P’ for professionalism, ‘I’ for integrity and ‘C’ for caring.
Proceeds from the run are given to Dyslexia Association in Sarawak, Society for Cancer Advocacy and Awareness (SCAN) and BeFrienders Kuching.
The event was supported by Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Kuching North City Commission, Padawan Municipal Council, the police, Spativate, WormingUp, the Granary Kitchen and Bar, Plaza Merdeka, Merdeka Palace Hotel and Suites, Kuching Waterfront Hotel, the medical support team from the St John Ambulance, and volunteers.
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