Second all-women’s charity race set for May 15

24 Mar

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

LADIES, mark your calendar for May 15 and ready your running shoes as Fitness Zone is organising its all-female charity run for the second time.

There are two categories under ‘She Runs’ – 3.7km run at $30 and 5km run at $35. The run is limited to 1,500 participants and will be held at Fitness Zone’s Women’s Health Club in Serusop.

Online registration for the run on its website, , starts today and will end on April 10. Meanwhile, all payments will commence from March 25 to April 18 at Fitness Zone Kiulap branch, from 12pm to 7pm, with exception of the temporary closure from 12noon to 2pm on Fridays to observe Friday prayers. Race kit collection, on the other hand, is tentatively scheduled for May 10 to 13.

Following the huge success of its first event last year, Shelly Busque, Events and Executive assistant of Wu Chun, the managing director of Fitness Zone, said that ‘She Runs’ is a charity run that aims at more than just celebrating women. “Last year, we (also) organised it in the month of May to coincide with the International Mother’s Day, but (this year) we are aiming to have a broader scope in celebrating our women, especially here in Brunei,” she stated.

She added, “Women, in nature, were raised as natural caregivers and have nurturing patience. Millennial women, in my opinion, can stand on their own, and are resilient creatures especially in the face of great adversity, and when united as one, can reach a common goal!

“And (therefore) this event is for us to encourage the public that we all have the power to change the world, through giving back to the society through charity works. Our beneficiaries this year would be two non-government organisations, which are the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) and Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD).” Based on She Run’s website, more than $55,000 in proceeds was received from the event last year.

Meanwhile, Wu Chun said, “Our team dedicate ‘She Runs 2016’ to empower women from different walks of life to strive and turn into better individuals, inside out. Join us for a life-turning event that is filled with inspiration, excitement and joy. Let’s join hand in hand and do our part in making a difference!”

Fitness Zone will also announce the list of event sponsors in the coming days

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