Stretching as far as the eye could see, over a thousand runners took part in the WaterFront City Charity Fun Run ‘17 Walk-A-Thon at Lahat Mines, Ipoh recently.
With a catchy theme, “Run with a View”, participants took the opportunity to jog and enjoy the scenic view at the same time. They were running around a beautiful lake surrounded by hills and greens.
The morning kicked off with a zumba warm-up before the participants were flagged off at the start line by company directors, Dato’ Seri Lee Yau Sing and Dato’ Ooi Boon Hoi.
The charity run, organised by WaterFront City’s developer, Excellent Realty Sdn Bhd, was a roaring success. Funds raised were donated to four schools – SJK(C) Wan Hwa 1, SJK(C) Lahat and SJK(C) Yuh Hua. The schools received RM1500 each.
After the run, participants gathered at the finish line for the much-anticipated lucky draw. While the crowd was milling around, a classic car exhibition was featured.
General Manager Eunice Foo was visibly pleased with the overwhelming response from the public.
“It’s our first time organising an event of this nature. It’s encouraging to see people from all walks of life coming together for reasons of health.
“Apart from contributing to society, we also hope to promote a healthy lifestyle by getting people to run and enjoy the great view at the same time,” she told reporters covering the event.