Introducing The First Ever ‘SpongeBob Run’ in Malaysia 2017!
MALAYSIA, 25 JANUARY 2017 – It first became the talk of the town in Singapore, then in Taiwan, and now it is finally coming to Malaysia! Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and friends are heading to the first ever SpongeBob Run in Malaysia, to cheer on runners at a fun run and carnival. This one-of-a-kind run is open to the public and will be held at Setia City Park on Sunday, 26th March from 7am till 1pm. The run comprises two categories: 3km and 5km. The 3km run is open to kids below 9 years old who will need to be accompanied by at least one paying adult, while the 5km run is open to everyone above 10 years old. Event passes are priced at RM 75 each for kids aged 9 years old and below, and RM 95 each for those aged 10 years old and above. Each runner will be entitled to receive an exclusive SpongeBob Run bib and finisher medal, a SpongeBob SquarePants drawstring bag and a plush pillow for each ticket purchased. The event offers a themed experience that taps on the current running trend in Malaysia and promotes health, family togetherness and well-being with beloved Nickelodeon characters SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star that everyone loves. The run also aims to build a one-of-a-kind experience that creates hype & talkability in town!
“SpongeBob SquarePants is a popular cultural icon, and our main focus of having SpongeBob as the run ambassador is to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage a special time for family fun and togetherness during the school holidays. SpongeBob SquarePants is a pop culture icon with more friends on Facebook than the Beatles. Now, we are taking SpongeBob into the world of running! We want to help promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage family fun and bonding for all who are young at heart through the SpongeBob Run during the upcoming school holidays. SpongeBob SquarePants is also the highest rated children’s cartoon show in Nickelodeon. SpongeBob SquarePants has won the hearts of Malaysians amongst the young and young at heart, which is why we are working closely with Nickelodeon to give kids, families and adult fans a playful entertainment experience at the SpongeBob Run.” – Mr. Liew Kok Boon, Director of Paxgon Communications Sdn. Bhd., and Organizer of ‘SpongeBob Run Malaysia‘
Running aside, the event is made even more unique and exciting with the adjacent Bikini Bottom Carnival, where participants get to enjoy a sea-son of food and drinks, sliming sessions, fun-filled games and entertainment activities such as face painting, magician, inflatables and clown with balloon sculpture. There are so much fun to absorb, with participants being able to get up-close and meet the lovable yellow sponge and his friend Patrick Star during the Meet and Greet sessions. Besides, the park is lined with many photo opportunities for participants to journey through the underwater city and snap a selfie or wefie with the iconic landmarks from Bikini Bottom. With goodies galore and sights to see, participants are guaranteed sponge-tastic fun on that day.
For those who have yet to hear of SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob is an optimistic, happy and playful yellow sponge who lives under the sea in a pineapple house, at a place called Bikini Bottom. Adored by everyone from toddlers to adults, SpongeBob has become a household name, i.e. a celebrity in his own right. SpongeBob has been seen with other world-famous celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna, David Beckham, Nikki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, as well as Asian stars like Ashin from Korean boyband group Mayday. SpongeBob has also collaborated with numerous fashion houses like MOSCHINO, United Colors of Benetton, Forever 21, and Asian apparel STAYREAL. SpongeBob has even gone to Hollywood to make its first ever movie, ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ in 2015!
The SpongeBob Run is made more unique and exciting with the adjacent Bikini Bottom Carnival, where participants get to enjoy a sea-son of food and drinks, sliming sessions, fun-filled games and entertainment activities such as face painting, magic acts, inflatables and balloon sculpting. Participants will also stand a chance to get up-close and personal with the lovable yellow sponge and his friend Patrick Star during the Meet and Greet sessions. The park will be lined with many photo opportunities for participants to journey through the underwater city and snap selfies or wefies with Bikini Bottom’s iconic landmarks. With goodies galore and sights to see, participants are guaranteed sponge-tastic time!
Meanwhile, it has over 132 million social media followers worldwide! For additional information on SpongeBob Run Malaysia, please visit: . Also visit our official Facebook page: ; as well as our official Instagram page: . We will also be having a 4×4 roving truck with SpongeBob branding to travel and make pitstops around town starting mid-Jan to create hype. We will have promoters to conduct games, activities and ticket sales, and for those who spot our truck they will get to purchase tickets at a special rate plus point yay!
SpongeBob Run Malaysia 2017 is now open for registration till 5th March 2017 at or www.myraceonline.com
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