KUCHING: Pink & Teal Women’s Mini Marathon aims to raise funds for charity group ‘Pink & Teal EmpowHer’ so they can continue bringing breast and cervical cancer screenings to the women of Sarawak through their rural outreach programmes and activities.
Managed by GRIT Event Management, it will be held on October 29, flagging off from the Old DUN, Petra Jaya, at 5am for the 21km run.
Part of the What About Kuching (WAK) 2019 family, this marathon wants to raise public awareness about the importance of breast and cervical screening, but also want participants to have a lot of fun doing it.
Alongside the two competitive races of 10km and 21km, with a virtual run option for those outside of Kuching, there are also fun runs, including a 300m high heel dash, a 1km babystroller/baby-wearing walk, and a 5km run. All participants for the fun run categories will get a free tutu, t-shirt and medal.
Top runners in the 10km and 21km are in the running for prizes and a finisher shirt for the 21km participants. Virtual run participants will get the run t-shirt, a medal and postage within Malaysia.
In addition, they will also have seven Pink & Teal Men – who will run in tutus, wigs and high heels to fundraise for Pink & Teal EmpowHer, should a certain level of donation be pledged in an auction.
Organisers hope to attract about 2,000 participants to the event.