TUESDAY, 30 AUGUST – The ‘10 km Merdeka Run to UMS Peak’ organised by the Welfare, Recreation and Community Engagement Committee (KARIB), Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language (PPIB) held recently saw a healthy sign-up of 80 participants.
The event featured two categories namely Men and Women categories, with the chance to win prizes such as hampers, electrical goods and kitchen items for those participating.
According to the programme organiser, Veronica Petrus Atin, the run was aimed at reinforcing the appreciation of independence day among UMS community and others, at the same time promoting a healthy lifestyle in conjunction with the Merdeka month.
The event saw Kenson emerged as champion in the Men’s Category, winning the cash prize of RM200, a trophy and certificate, whilst the Women’s Category was won by Bibot Juma.
The second and third places were won by Romario and Jowey for the Men’s Category, whilst the Women’s Category was won by Awina Khamis and Shenny Liaw, respectively.
They each brought home cash prize of RM100, a trophy and certificate for the 1st runner-ups, whilst the third prize winners received RM50 cash, a trophy and certificate.
The first 25 runners who completed the run in each category received a medal and a certificate, with each participant receiving a certificate and race packs containing UMS t-shirt, running card and drinks.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali flagged-off the event, accompanied by the Dean of PPIB, Associate Professor Dr. Jualang Gansau @ Azlan Abdullah. – (fl)