Run for Nepal registration closed, race kits ready

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BELAIT

WITH the Run for Nepal register hitting its 1,500 target on Monday, registration for the run is now closed.

Those registered need to make the $25 registration fee by today at Armtrix Enterprise located at the Warisan Mata-Mata Complex, from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm.

Following payment, runners can collect their race kit – which includes a t-shirt, a band, and a finger light – at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium’s Bilik Persatuan 1 this Thursday from 3pm to 9pm or on Friday, the morning of the race itself, from 8am to 12pm. The five kilometre run, taking place on June 12 between 8.15pm to 10.15pm at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, will also see a group of over 20 Nepalese from the British Garrison in Seria, who are making the trip down together to show their support for the run.

“It is only fitting and right for us to join this run, in paying respect to our families and friends affected back home, as well as doing our part in supporting the race in raising funds,” said Captain Ganesh Gururng, who has been working with the Gurkha Palace Restaurant in collecting and sending relief supplies to Nepal.

“We (Gurkhas and the Nepalese community) did not expect for the Brunei community to respond with such support and solidarity towards us during this difficult period for our country. We are truly touched.”

Founder of Heroes Event Management Aaron Goh said despite the run being organised on short notice, with registration only open for a period of 11 days, response from the community has been strong.

“The people of Nepal are in need of our immediate help, which is why this run was organised in a short period of time. All the parties and agencies needed to make the event possible came together quickly, showing our urgency and unity,” he said.

Donation cards are also being offered to all runners who are willing to further support fundraising efforts. Proceeds of the run and donation cards will go to the National Humanitarian Fund for Nepal as well as air freight charges required to send relief supplies collected by the Gurkha Palace Restaurant under Seri Belalong Sdn Bhd.

The National Humanitarian Fund for Nepal will continue to be open until July 31.

The Brunei Times