Put on your walking shoes, win big prizes at Mayor’s Walk 2023 on Aug 20

Wee (fourth right) and others in a group photo following the Mayor’s Walk press conference held at MBKS in Kuching on Aug 8, 2023.

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, Aug 8: Get ready to put on your walking shoes and join Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng for a pleasant 3km morning walk on Aug 20 and stand a chance to win lucky draw items such as bicycles (folding bike, mountain bike, etc.), laptops, Samsung tablets, and smartwatches.

The much-anticipated ‘Mayor’s Walk’, which is part of the annual Kuching Food Festival (KFF), is back for its fifth year, and people of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate in this free event, with 10,000 specially designed T-shirts given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

The ‘Mayor’s Walk 2023’ will take place on Canna Lily Boulevard, MBKS, on Sunday, Aug 20, the final day of KFF, with the flag-off at 7am at the MBKS foyer.

At today’s Mayor’s Walk press conference at MBKS, Wee stated that the event would begin with participants arriving at 5.30am, followed by a brief Zumba warm-up dance for 30 minutes at 6.30am.

“It is a significant component of the council youth, culture, and sports programmes to exercise together towards the Kuchingnite, and it is also in line with the council vision of healthy and smart cities, which aims to improve the overall health and well-being of the community.

“Exercising and, at the same time, taking the chance to spend time with your family are the goals of organising the Mayor’s Walk, as they will strengthen the ties between friends and family, foster community involvement, and foster cooperation.

“We were able to appreciate the greenery in Kuching City while taking part in the Mayor’s Walk and promoting the efforts that all Kuching residents have made to be ecologically friendly towards the rest of the globe,” he explained.

We also expressed our gratitude to the sponsors, namely Ibraco Berhad, 38 Yayasan Amal Cinta, Kuching Love Book Association, Sarawak Energy, Chagee HQ, City Jogger’s Club, and Go Beyond Enterprise, for their contributions.

For the Mayor’s Walk 2023 registration, new users can download the iPeople app from the Google Play Store for Android or the Apple App Store. New users must create an account by registering or signing up within the application.

After successfully logging in, new users can access the digital registration form for Mayor’s Walk 2023 by clicking the ‘Event’ module, where they have two options. The user will then reach the ‘Intro Page’, where they can click ‘Register Now’.

Users can include additional participants during registration by tapping the ‘Add Other Participant’ button; however, the maximum number of add-on participants is limited to two.

Meanwhile, existing account holders need only update their iPeople App before accessing the ‘Event’ module to register for the Mayor’s Walk 2023.

A single QR code will be generated to collect T-shirts after a successful registration. The date and location of the T-Shirt collection will be announced later.

The Mayor’s Walk 2023 registration period began today and will end on Monday, Aug 14.

For more information on the walk, including registration and other details, please call 082-354200 or WhatsApp 016-8796441. — DayakDaily

An illustration shows the registration steps for Mayor’s Walk 2023.