“AMAZING turn up, yet peaceful.” This would be the best statement to describe the third occasion of Peace Road Charity Run Penang, organized on 13th of October, which ended successfully.
Some 4000 participants from all walks of life could be seen clad in purple, taking part in the run today. They took advantage of their rest day by joining the ‘Peace Road Charity Run Penang 2019’ at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). To celebrate peace and charity through sports, the 7km and 3.5km fun run that started at 7.30am was also held to collect funds for some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that dedicate to provide support and improve the lives of the underprivileged.
The run is an annual project of Universal Peace Federation (UPF), which collaborates with Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) and Charity Foundation Association of Penang (PKAPP). Penang Youth and Sports Committee chairman YB Soon Lip Chee, who officiated and flagged off the run, said the event was a noble act by the organizing committee for creating awareness for peace. He also expressed hopes that such event should be carried out in yearly basis to encourage more people to take part. “May this ‘Peace Road Charity Run Penang 2019’ be the beginning to celebrate the power of global solidarity for building a peaceful and sustainable world. Kudos for your giving and serving spirits to the community,” he said in his speech during the event in USM today.
This is the second consecutive year that this 120-nation participating event has been held in USM, and what makes it more meaningful is the celebration of USM 50th anniversary this year. This campus has always been a perfect spot for such gatherings for many years. Besides, event highlights included lucky draw session in which the prizes up for grabs were contributed from various sponsors, with the value that worth more than ten thousand. And on top of that, zumba and fitness session was also led by event partner, Light It Up Gold to raise awareness on childhood cancer, which was initiated by Mrs. Global United Lifetime Queen (U. S. A).