Sacofa’s Connecting with the Community Run 2019 calling for entries

Zaid (centre) together with Sacofa head of Corporate Communications Mohamad Sait (left) and representative from the event organiser Grit Event Management Awang Saifuddin Awangku Karim posing with the promotional banner.

KUCHING, Oct 5: Cash prizes totalling RM3,200 are up for grabs in the “Connecting with the Community Run 2019” that will be held here on Jan 6 next year.

It is organised by the state’s leading ICT infrastructure company Sacofa Sdn Bhd (Sacofa) and will be flagged off at the old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building.

Sacofa managing director Zaid Zaini told a press conference at his office that those interested to participate in the run could register online Registration can also be done at Brooks (Revolution Run) at Green Heights Mall, near Jalan Lapangan Terbang here.

The event is divided into three categories: 3km, 5km and 10km.

All three running routes will start from the old DUN Building, which is also the finishing point. The 10km route will take runners from the starting point to Jalan Tun Salahuddin, Jalan Demak, Jalan FAC, Jalan Casuarina, Jalan Stadium and back.

For the 5km route, the runners will run to Jalan Tun Salahuddin, Bangunan Baitulmakmur (Masja), Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub and back, whereas participants in the 3km Fun Run will run to Jalan Tun Salahuddin and back.

Zaid said the participants’ entitlements would include a micro-dry fabric race T-shirt, bib, finisher medal, drawstring bag, towel and USB pen drive.

The Top 10 winners in the Men’s 10km and Women’s 10km categories would win cash prizes totalling RM3,200 and medals, while the other categories would receive participation medals, said Zaid.

Apart from the run, there would also be peripheral attractions such as food trucks and car boot sales.

Zaid said the organising committee expected to attract some 2,000 participants in the first ever Sacofa-organised run as more and more people were pursuing healthy lifestyle activities. His company, on the other hand, pledged to channel all proceeds from the run towards projects that support the local community, especially in the rural areas.

He said Sacofa, along with generous contributions from its sponsors, would be funding the entire cost of the run and pledged that 100 per cent of the proceeds would go towards empowering the local community.

“Whilst similar events channel their contributions to charitable bodies and causes, our approach is different in that we prefer to utilise our technical expertise to contribute to society. We have done a number of projects, such as SACOFA4U, where we provide free wifi services to public areas in the rural areas, such as community halls and libraries.

“These initiatives have garnered a positive response from the beneficiaries and communities at large. As such, we are confident that more of similar projects will continue to receive strong support in the future,” he said.

For more information about the run and the peripheral activities, call Awang at 016-8782809, Josh (016-8882794) or Sacofa (082-230239). — DayakDaily