Team Isuzu Malaysia to go the distance at Kuching Marathon 2019

Nakamura (third left) symbolically handing over an Isuzu jacket to members of Team Isuzu.

KUCHING, August 7: When it comes to walking the talk, the top management in Isuzu Malaysia goes the distance and will literally hit the ground running!

For the up-coming Kuching Marathon 2019, not only will Isuzu have a large presence as the event’s main sponsor, a team led by Isuzu Malaysia’s chief executive officer (CEO) and its chief operating officer (COO) will be participating in the event to help raise funds for charity.

CEO Koji Nakamura together with COO Masayuki Suzuki, general manager Kenkichi Sogo, senior manager Sean Sin, manager Andrew Law, three executives and nine members of the media will make up Team Isuzu and aim to complete their respective distance categories ranging from 5km to the full 42km.

“When the idea was floated in the office for us to run in the Kuching Marathon as a means of raising funds for charity, everyone unanimously agreed without hesitation. We are all eager to participate and do our part to raise funds for the local charities. I hope to be able to complete the 10km that I have entered for,” said Nakamura in a statement issue today.

Through their participation in the Kuching Marathon 2019 that will be held on August 18, the team aims to raise RM17,000 for two local non-profit organisations — Hope Place Kuching that distributes basic food aid and daily necessities to the underprivileged and Persatuan OKU Kuching that provides vocational training to underprivileged and disabled youth.

Part of the funds the team aims to raise will be from pledges by Isuzu dealers in Sarawak namely Dai Max Automobile, KM Mobil and Rhino Motors while the balance will be raised internally in Isuzu Malaysia.

The Kuching Marathon is one of the largest mass-participation sporting events on the island of Borneo with over 11,000 participants expected this year. As the country’s No.1 truck company with the most popular light-duty truck line in Malaysia, Isuzu will also be playing a supporting role in the event with the efficient Isuzu D-Max as the lead car for the run as well as the main ferry vehicles for key officials and members of the media during the event. — DayakDaily