Healthy blushes and big smiles were on our participants’ faces after they finished their respective categories during the AirAsia SIC Duathlon & Costume Fun Run, which was held on 23rd Jan 2013 was priceless to me. Most of the participants were casual cyclist and runners and they signup for the fun and experience instead of aiming for the prize. The excited participants came as early as 3:50pm while the registration counter only opened at 4:15pm. The participants received goodie bags courtesy of AirAsia Megastore, SIC, EazyMoola, Nike and NETCARBON SDN BHD. The objective of this event was to strengthen the bond among staff in AirAsia and SIC and their respective affiliates as well as to promote healthy lifestyle and to encourage them to involve in outdoor sports.
Before the event started, all participants warmed and pumped up with Original Bootcamp and by 5:30, the Duathlon (Mix team and Individual category) were flagged off, followed by the Fun Run category 10 minutes later in their colorful costumes.
This is the second time the event was organized in collaboration with SIC and a new category, Duathlon was added and it attracted 56 participants from AirAsia and 17 from SIC. For those that prefer milder form of sports with a dash of fun in in it, were 79 Fun Runners from AirAsia and 32 from SIC took part in this category. Most of the Duathlon participants came in full gear and special bikes and during the event; they really went all out to compete with each other. To reward the winners, very attractive prizes from AAX and AirAsia, Nike and Caterham merchandizes as well as medals were given out.
Costume Fun Run category
This event was successful and I personally feel really proud of each and every participant that participated during the race; even the hot blazing afternoon sun did not kill the participants’ spirit as their legs pedalled and pummelled the track to the finishing line. Everybody looked energetic and happy after the event ended It was a great experience for all to be able to run and cycle at the world class facility and to do it with your colleagues makes it even better.