A chance to help kids outrun cancer, again

The Colour Rush 2019 race pack will include a run bib and colour powders, while runners who complete the 5km fun run will receive an exclusive burnished-gold medal. Event t-shirt is not included and may be purchased separately.

KUCHING, June 27: Colour Rush, a public awareness charity run to help kids outrun cancer, is returning for the 7th edition this September in conjunction with the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Organised by Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS), the run will kick off at Sibu’s Town Square on Sept 1, Kuching’s Saradise on Sept 15 and Miri’s Boulevard Shopping Mall (Carpark) on Sept 22.

SCCS said in a media release today it hoped to attract 8,000 participants in total.

Through this run, SCCS aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer in Sarawak among youths as well as raise funds to support childhood cancer patients and their families.

It is also intended at encouraging the public to participate in a fun-filled event for a meaningful cause and encourage the younger generation to demonstrate more understanding and empathy towards children with cancer.

Through this effort, SCCS hopes to instil responsibility and compassion within the general public as part of their contribution towards nation building.

The run is open to all individuals, with a registration fee of RM48. It includes a run bib and coloured powder.

Runners who complete the 5km fun run will receive an exclusive burnished-gold medal.

An early bird registration fee is being offered at only RM40, up til July 31, while from Aug 1 to 23, the normal registration fee will apply (RM48).

Registration fee includes two packets of coloured powder, and run bib (may include vouchers depending on availability). Event t-shirt is not included and may be purchased separately.

The run bib is for the redemption of the run medal, upon completion of the run, and also used for lucky draw redemption.

The launch of the event registration will be held online, on June 29 at 2pm. A special offer will be available, where the first 100 registrations in Sibu, Kuching and Miri each will be entitled to purchase the registration at RM30, instead of the early bird price of RM40.

Participants may register in person from June 30 onwards at all Lea Sports Centre and Lea Centre outlets in Sarawak. Alternatively, participants in Kuching may register at the SCCS Centre (Kuching), which is open from Mondays to Saturdays, between 9am until 4pm.

In Miri, forms may be obtained from and submitted to Somerset Hotel at No. 12 Kwang Tung Road, which is open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4pm.

For corporate registrations or any group registrations with more than 10 participants, contact colourrushrun@sccs.org.my. Registrations closed on Aug 23.

For more information on the Colour Rush charity run, contact SCCS Centre at 082-686276 or email colourrush@sccs.org.my. Check out the event website at www.colourrushrun.com and like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/colourrushrun. — DayakDaily