To foster and celebrate friendship and bring neighbours closer together
Shah Alam, 29 July, 2019: IJM Land champions work-life balance for its residents and community. In its efforts to boost their wellbeing and promote family bonding, IJM Land organised #RunWithMe 2019, a themed-run and carnival held at its Bandar Rimbayu township which encouraged many to keep fit and distress amidst the backdrop of the township’s scenic surroundings. The #RunWithMe was back by popular demand this year. A total of 2,200 community members enjoyed an invigorating Sunday morning in the vicinity around the Bandar Rimbayu township and partake in a fun packed day at any pace they choose. The fun run with the theme ‘Dinosaur on the Run’, in its 5th edition, was bigger, better and more colorful, and attracted increased participation.
The fun-filled 10-km run offered an entertaining carnival atmosphere for family and friends to take things easy, to be outdoors and enjoy the moment at their leisure whilst appreciating the nature enhanced township. Non-competitive because there are no time limitations or targets, it has become more a carnival of sorts that unites the community, fosters friendship. Fun stations to engage neighbours and fellow runners dot the course. Since it first started in 2015, the fun run has always been organised with an entertaining theme to attract participants who love running but aren’t too keen on intense competition. “This 10km #RunWithMe2019 has always been about the fostering relationship while inculcating a healthy lifestyle. It’s not just about finishing the run on time but having a good time finishing the run. And we are pleased to see families and friends participating together as a team,” said Mr Chai Kian Soon, Senior General Manager of Bandar Rimbayu.
#RunWithMe is a distinctively enjoyable and happy family and community experience. The run itself incorporates fun activity stations as part of the course. All the participants started off the early morning with a Zumba warm-up session followed by the 10km run flag off at 6:45 am at The ARC. Throughout the run, participants were cheered on by supportive ‘dinosaur’ community and treated to tropical fruits to quench their thirst apart from water, which has been a signature feature on the fun run.
All the finishers were rewarded with a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur themed medal after crossing the finish line. Participants as well as visitors were also treated to a grand carnival of fun and activities, complete with carnival games and a myriad of food trucks and pop up food stalls selling food and snacks of every kind. And in the spirit of the theme, it also featured a special Dinosaur Park just for the day. This new inclusion in the run provided a fun learning platform to educate the younger audience on different dinosaurs.
Another highlight was undoubtedly the Dino Dash Challenge which catered to children aged 5 to 12. The challenge required them to complete a mixture of five different physical, intellectual and fun activities, collecting a stamp after completing each one. The bouncy Rodeo Bull Simulator and inflatable Multi Play Land also proved a hit. People enjoyed being out in the fresh air on the cool sunny morning with their families at The ARC, the iconic green roof deck of the Bandar Rimbayu community centre. This award-winning masterpiece has become the landmark of the township’s community events including this annual #RunWithMe 2019 fun run. On IJM Land’s part, we are constantly enhancing the event experience and finding new ways to support and involve every segment of the community.
IJM Land is also an active advocate of healthy living. Aside from the #RunWithMe, IJM Land also organises IJM Land Half Marathon 2019 for the community in Seremban 2 on Sunday, 4 August, consisting of three race distances, a half-marathon, a 12 km run and a 5-km fun run. IJM Land leverages the run to raise funds in support of two laudable charities – Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan (HOSPICE) and Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA). This platform encourages healthy awareness while unting greater caring community to experience a day out in IJM Land’s nature embellished township.
About IJM Land Berhad
Since 1989, IJM Land Berhad (“IJM Land”) has been committed to redefining the property landscapes in the region. Beyond the world-class townships delivered, IJM Land is committed towards creating a positive legacy for communities to live well and thrive. As part of IJM Corporation Berhad, a strong sense of responsibility drives its business and its 620-strong team. What defines the company is its customer passion, innovative spirit, drive for excellence and sustainable practices. With a Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM33 billion, IJM Land maximises its portfolio of undeveloped landbank of 4,000 acres which spans across key growth areas of Malaysia (Penang, Pahang, the Greater Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak), and as far reaching as Vietnam, China and the United Kingdom. IJM Land is fast becoming a global name known not only for its award-winning sustainable developments, but for the dreams it has made real. For more information on IJM Land, please log on to www.ijmland.com