Charity tutu run on Oct 27 at the Old DUN complex

The Pink & Teal Women’s Mini Marathon is the first tutu run in Sarawak.

Editor’s note: The date of the charity run is Oct 27, and not as previously stated. Any inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.

KUCHING, Sept 25: Fancy joining a mini marathon, while wearing a tutu and raise funds for charity at the same time?

The Pink & Teal Women’s Mini Marathon will be held on Oct 27, at 5am at the Old DUN complex in Petra Jaya.

Managed by GRIT Event Management, the run aims at not only to raise public awareness about the importance of breast and cervical screening, but also getting participants to have a lot of fun doing it.

“With the funds raised, Pink & Teal EmpowHER, a charity non-government organisation (NGO), can continue bringing breast and cervical cancer screenings to the women of Sarawak through their rural outreach programmes and activities,” the event organiser said in a statement.


Pink & Teal EmpowHER founding chairperson Dr Abigail Jerip conducting a cervical screening during its outreach programme in Simuti. Screenings are often carried out in the communal areas of the villages – the balais, ruais, and remins; in makeshift spaces created with clothes pegs and bed sheets.

Alongside the two competitive races of 10km and 21km, with a virtual run option for those outside Kuching, there are also fun runs including a 300m high heel dash, a 1km baby stroller and baby-wearing walk, as well as a 5km run.

All participants for the fun run categories will get a free tutu, t-shirt and medal.

Top runners in the 10km and 21km are in the running for prizes, as well as a finisher’s shirt for the 21km participants.

“Virtual run participants will get the run t-shirt, a medal and postage within Malaysia,” the statement continued.

In addition, the event will also have seven Pink & Teal Men – who will run in tutus, wigs and high heels to fundraise for Pink & Teal EmpowHer, should a certain level of donation be pledged in an auction.

Organisers hope to attract about 2,000 participants to the event.

Online registration closes on Sept 26, but limited slots may be available up until Oct 5.

There will also be a signing up of participants during the Sambutan Hari Wanita Peringkat Negeri on Sept 28 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.

Meanwhile, registration fees are as follows;

  • 300m heel dash – RM50 (includes running tee, medal and tutu)
  • 1km baby stroller/baby wearing walk – RM50 (includes running tee, medal and tutu)
  • 5km fun run – RM50 (includes running tee, medal and tutu)
  • 10km run – RM60 (includes running tee and medal)
  • 21km run – RM70 (includes running tee, medal and 21km finisher tee)

Participants can register online at www.gritevent.com/wmm. There is an extra five per cent discount for women if they register online.

Alternatively, those interested can also register via JomRun app and for registrations in-person, they can go to Revolution Run shop at Green Heights Mall or Ultron shop at CityONE Megamall.

For more information, contact Jean Voon at 016-8690701 or Emmy Dahliana 013-8274548 or email pink.and.teal.empowher@gmail.com. — DayakDaily