Jointly organised with Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus in partnership with Sarawak Biodiversity Centre ( SBC), the event will flag off from Swinburne Sarawak at 6am.
According to a media release, the run will feature three routes to cater for all ages -- a 10km run which will go past WCS Malaysia’s long-term conservation partner, Hilton Kuching, a 5km run and a family-friendly 1.5km fun walk.
Apart from the stated routes, participation from runners outside of Kuching is encouraged via the Virtual Run.
Since its inception in 2015, more than 1,000 people from 35 countries worldwide have participated in the run.
With registration of the run now open online at www.runforthewildmalaysia.com, runners are encouraged to sign up fast as the closing date is Oct 24.
Runners can register online for the 5km and 10km run for RM55, inclusive of a cotton event t-shirt and medal.
Students, with a valid student ID, can register at WCS Malaysia’s office to get a special student rate of RM40.
Registration fees for the 1.5km fun walk is set at RM35 per person and all participants will get an event t-shirt and a button badge.
There will also be a colouring contest for primary school children, a conservation exhibition, as well as henna and face painting on the day of the event.
Meanwhile, energising Zumba warm-up sessions by a certified Zumba instructor will be conducted to help participants to limber up before their run.
WCS Malaysia’s Run for the Wild is committed to raising awareness of the threats faced by orang-utans as well as sharks and rays.
Funds raised from the event will be channelled towards efforts to conserve these creatures.
“Being a non- competitive run, WCS Malaysia focuses on the event as a platform to build a new audience of conservationists and gaining new advocates and partners,” WCS Malaysia director Dr Melvin Gumal said.
Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Programme is headquartered in Kuching with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Johor and Kuala Rompin in Peninsular Malaysia.
Currently, WCS Malaysia works to conserve four priority species – orang-utans, sharks and rays, elephants and tigers.
For more information on WCS Malaysia, visit https://malaysia. wcs.org/ or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WCS. Malaysia/ for updates.
Source: Borneo Post