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The Orang Asli Trail Run 28th April 2012

Category : Lifestyle, Running · by Mar 15th, 2012

A friend told me this is one of the most inspired run he had last year, just imagine running in natural forest with Orang Asli as your guide. Luckily the “Running for Orang Asli support group” is organizing again this year. Join this event as a support to Orang Asli and any form of donation will be welcome.

For your information, this is not a race, is an event, means no prizes or medal for fast runners. Here are the quote from flyer above:

- The Orang Asli Trail Run is happy to announce that this year, the trail run will be held on 28 April 2012. Again, organized with a charity purpose and a non-competitive event, the runners can once again give back to the society for this cause ie to assist the Orang Asli villages in the region of Jalan Bentong Lama, enroute to Genting Sempah.

- Started with a bang last year, by the Running for Orang Asli support group, the trail run proved to be one of the first trail for 2011 and was a delight for runners who enjoyed the natural and the lush surrounding of the forest offered in the trail. The Orang Asli themselves scouted the trail for the runners to experience what it was like to run in the forest but proper markings were made for the runners. It was also an event where the runners had an opportunity to interact with the Orang Asli/Asal. There are not many trail runs that will be offered throughout the year.

- So for this year, we have planned for a longer trail in the forest and more exciting program, to enable the runners to understand more the nature of the trail run and interaction with the Orang Asli. This year, we have also identified a sustainable project for the OA to continue and we would like to see that materialize maybe in a year or two. In addition, we have added a smaller route for children to experience a trail run too. All in all, its organized with a view for the runners to enjoy a morning in a trail run.

Event Info:

Date : 28th April 2012
Time : 8am – 12 pm
Venue (start and finish) : Kampung 16, Jalan Bentong Lama
GPS coordinates : 3.325979,101.754792
Organiser : Running for Orang Asli support group

Online Registration : http://www.themarathonshop.com.my/events/orangaslirun2012/ (Now!)
Registration fee :
   12-15km route : RM35 (adults only)
   3km : RM10 (children >5 years and limited only)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Running-for-Orang-Asli/176238289092408
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/317652964960088/

(Video Credit to: http://runwitme.blogspot.com)

Pictures for The Orang Asli Trail Run 2011 available in these blogs:



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References:
  i) Runwitme: The Orang Asli Trail Run 2012
  ii) Yimster: The Orang Asli Trail Run 2012

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