The Equestrian Centre at the Perak Turf Club is organising the first Cross Country Running Festival to be held at the Perak Turf Club on November 4, 7am to 11.30am. The Perak Turf Club is an ideal venue for the running festival, providing a beautiful track in a secluded location for runners of all ages.

The event is being organised in collaboration with a group of avid runners from Ipoh, and animal welfare charities Noah's Ark Ipoh (NAI) and Kiko Food Bank. This fun outing for the whole family will include a mixed competitive relay, a charity run/walk, a kids dash, and a fantastic local food fair. Competitors will be rewarded with cash prizes, gift hampers and trophies.

The festival is open to anyone, with our Perak-based community being the focus of registrations this year.  The organisers aim to make this an annual event in the coming years, attracting runners from all over Malaysia, as well as all those wishing to enjoy the culinary delights of Ipoh.

All the proceeds from the food fair will be donated to local charities NAI and Kiko Food Bank. Both these charities are pillars of animal welfare in Ipoh and deserve the support of our community.

Prior registration is required for all runners wishing to take part. For registration and more information on the Ipoh Food Fair, visit the registration page: https://www.ticket2u.com.my/event/11562 or call: Kanna 014 221 8715 or Sheila 012 512 2687. Registration is open until October 19.

‘The Foodie’s Guide to Ipoh’s Best Eats 2’ will be sold at the festival.