Life is not just meant to be lived- it’s meant to be experienced.
Sure, anyone can go jogging, but the experience in a fun run lies in running together towards a common goal of reaching the finish line.
Thank you Dpulze for making our first 5 KM family fun run absolutely spectacular! Friday evening- Malaysia Day, 16 September was a gorgeous day….We couldn’t have asked for better weather. And all who participated, whether it was by running, walking, volunteering, cheering, fundraising, made the event a success and a ton of fun!
We had over 300 participants in the 5 KM Fun Run. However, it could have been more awesome if before the flag off- our National Anthem could have been sung (since it was Malaysia Day)
Race kit pick up was a breeze. Met the organisers, walked right up, grabbed our T-shirts, bib and buff. Sharp 6p.m, we bagan our warm up session by the Celebrity Fitness-crazy creative. I loved it!
The race was a loop around Cyberjaya. Lots of rolling hills which my quads did not love! But I loved how different it was….running with my mum, dad, hubby and my 3 children.
We finished the race strong. This race was strictly a “fun” race so no clocks, chips or stop watches were involved. As always, it’s nice to run by feel and solely for FUN!
My hubby, Amisha (the birthday girl-born on Malaysia Day) and Avinash, my son reached pretty much earlier than all of us at 40 minutes….impressive! I arrived 5 minutes later, grabbed water and watched everyone else come in. The positive vibes radiating from the crowds were unbelievable! It was so cool to see so many people of different demographics coming together to run and support each other in a totally non-competitive environment.
It was so nice to care more about our quality time, family bonding time instead of keeping pace throughout the race. We made so many awesome memories, laughed until our sides ached and got some really great pictures!
A great race doesn’t come from a PR or new attained distance, but more from the memories and lessons you take away from them. As always, I was reminded of how much I love this sport and how special it is to share it with my favourite people ever-Mum, Dad, Hubby and my 3 children- Anjali, Amisha and Avinash.
It was a fun little event, too bad that more people didn’t show up but I am hoping that if Dpulze do it again, the word will get out! The route was nice, even though, the roads were not fully closed however, the organisers ensured all safety measures for all the participants, there were a lot of “RELA” on duty, the traffic police were everywhere and they were on duty until all runners arrived and the race ended, water stations were well organised…..Great little course,fun volunteers, nice little running community- what more could you ask and want in a running event!
Well done, Dpulze 5KM Fun Run- Malaysia Day 2016!