Night Run Becomes New Lifestyle of Ipoh Townsfolk

The growing popularity of night running which provides various health benefits has gained the attention of the younger generation. 

Amnan Osman, 33, who is a civil servant, said his daily busy schedule has encouraged him to exercise at night. 

“Today, many people enjoy cycling at night. However, I prefer night running as it’s also a sport and recreational activity that contributes to healthy living.

“I was surprised to see that the night run garnered so much positive feedback among the participants, especially adolescents and adults. The sport also complements the current COVID-19 setting as it is outdoors and performed in an open space, in accordance with SOPs.

“I created the Bagi Run Club (BRC) to provide opportunities as well as attract more members to join the club. I used the word ‘Bagi’ (give) because I want to give others the opportunity to be able to exercise at night and at the same time enjoy the clean and fresh air,” he told Ipoh Echo.

The BRC was founded mid last year and presently has over 30 members including teenagers and adults. Various events have since been organised and received positive responses. 

According to Amnan Osman, the goal of the club is to promote a culture of healthy lifestyle via running, as well as to explore the city illuminated with colorful lights.

“Night runs are done every Friday night, but now we do it almost every night as per the members’ request. We start at 8.30pm and the estimated running distance is six to 10km.

“Our run starts from Ipoh Padang, down the old town towards the Sultan Yussuf Circle Fountain and ends again at Ipoh Padang. Each participant is required to wear bright clothing and a safety lamp.

“The most delightful thing is that some of our members came from Penang just to join the run and travel to other interesting attractions around the city the next day. Planning for 2022, BRC will organise a mental health run campaign as one of the events for the community,” he said.

Those who are interested in participating in future runs can contact Amnan Osman at 019-5499690 or visit their website at to learn more about upcoming events. 

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Rosli Mansor



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