KUCHING: SACOFA Sdn Bhd, Sarawak’s leading ICT Infrastructure Company behind Sarawak’s state-of-the-art telecommunications and information technologies development announced its upcoming community event SACOFA “Connecting With The Community” Run 2019 which will be held on 6 January, 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak.
The community event which is open to the public will consist of organised runs of 3km (Fun Run), 5km, and 10km as well as various peripheral attractions such as food trucks and car boot sales.
The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants from the corporate, public, and private sectors as well as individuals from in and around Kuching City.
Managing Director of SACOFA Sdn Bhd, Zaid Zaini, said, “We are pleased and excited to host this event which we hope will appeal not only to the fast-growing running community in Kuching but also to newcomers who are looking to start running in a fun, friendly, and safe environment.
“As more and more people seek healthy lifestyle activities while contributing to society, we are pledging to channel all proceeds from the Community Run towards projects which support local communities, especially in rural areas.
“SACOFA, along with the generous contributions from our sponsors, is funding the entire cost of this run and I am honoured to announce that 100% of the proceeds will go towards empowering the local communities in Sarawak.
“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 Wi-Fi services to public areas in rural communities such as community halls and libraries.
“These initiatives have garnered strong positive response from the beneficiaries and communities at large and as such, we are confident that more similar projects will continue to receive strong support in the future.
“We hope this will encourage everyone including our clients, business associates, friends, and family members to get together to enjoy this healthy activity during this fun-filled day,” he said at a press conference held at SACOFA’s headquarters in Kuching today.
All three running routes will start from the Old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Building which is also the final finishing point. The 10km route will take runners from the start-off point to Jalan Tun Salahuddin, Jalan Demak, Jalan FAC, Jalan Casuarina, Jalan Stadium and back.
Meanwhile, for the 5km route, 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 go to Jalan Tun Salahuddin and back.
Race entitlements include a micro-dry fabric race T-shirt, bib, finisher medal, drawstring bag, towel, and USB pen drive. Top 10 winners in the Men’s 10km and Women’s 10km categories will win cash prizes totaling RM3,200.00
Registration for SACOFA “Connecting With The Community” Run 2019 is open until 11:59pm on 6 December 2018, and interested parties are strongly encouraged to register online at www.gritevent.com/sacofarun
Online registration fees are RM50 for the 10km run, RM45 for the 5km run, and RM40 for the 3km Fun Run. Offline registration may be done at Brooks (Revolution Run), Green Heights Mall, Kuching. For more information, call Awang 016-8782809, Josh 016-8882794 or SACOFA 082-230239.