Support the Charity Sunset Walk on Sept 29
by Cecilia Sman
MIRI: The first ever Charity Sunset Walk in Miri will flag-off tomorrow at 4pm at Miri Marriott Resort & Spa (MMRS) where over 400 participants are expected to take part in the leisure walk.
The event is organised jointly by the resort and the Miri Chapter, Special Olympics Sarawak to raise funds for the state-level Special Olympics Games to be organised in Miri in November 2013. It is also to promote better health through walking towards a healthy lifestyle.
After two-month’s preparation, the event is ready to flag-off, rain or shine. The walk is divided into two categories, 10KM and 5KM.
The 5KM walk is designed for special-needs children who will be accompanied by their guardians and teachers. This distance is not only restricted to them, however, it is also open to members of the public based on an individual’s capability and capacity while the larger group is encouraged to participate in the 10KM as it is not a competition but a leisure walk in the sunset with family, friends with the chance to get to know new people.
Everyone is a winner for their role and participation in the charity event.
“It is advised for the kids to be accompanied by their parents and I would like to reiterate here that this is not a race event but a time to enjoy together in a bigger number the healthy way and at the same time helping the less fortunate children around us” said Liza Chai, the event organising chairperson.
Registration will start at 2 pm at the MMRS’s football field followed by the event briefing on the route and safety, warm up session and thereafter to the flag-off by the resort’s general manager, Marcel Hinderer.
On completion of the walk, all participants will gather at the resort’s football field for light refreshment and over 20 lucky draws prizes are to be won which include meal vouchers, Mandara Spa treatment vouchers, health products and hampers.
“Last minute entries on the day are still welcome but to pay an entry fee of RM50 per person and participants are reminded to park their cars at the designated parking areas on the football field as we anticipate limited parking space on the day” said event publicity officer Lian Pasan who is also the PR Manager for the resort.
The Special Olympics is organised for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to express their sports desire, skills and strength courage as well as to discard their inferiority complex through exposure at the next level.