MERCY Malaysia's International Humanitarian Run postponed due to heatwave

20 Apr 2016 / 00:25 H.

    PETALING JAYA: MERCY Malaysia's International Humanitarian Run has been postponed due to growing concerns over the current heatwave.
    The annual #myMERCYrun, originally scheduled for May 1, will now be held on July 24, starting at Padang Merbok at 7am, it said in a statement yesterday.
    "We like to thank the hundreds of runners who have registered their interest to support our #myMERCYrun2016 so far. Due to the heatwave, which is expected to last until June instead of April as previously reported, we are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of our runners and volunteers. In particular, very hot weather can make heart and breathing problems worse," said MERCY Malaysia's president Datuk Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus.
    MERCY Malaysia's International Humanitarian Run with Go International Group as co-organisers is known as #myMERCYrun2016 'Run Like A Superhero.'
    "The myMERCYrun2016 'Run Like A Superhero' not only provides us with an approach to raising funds for us to continue our humanitarian efforts, but also presents an opportunity for the public to celebrate the superhero spirit in all of us," added MERCY Malaysia deputy executive director Amran Mahzan.
    The run will feature three non-competitive categories – 3km, 7km, and 15km – to accommodate participants of various fitness levels and age groups.

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