With the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings showing hazardous air quality, many sporting and outdoor events in Klang Valley had been cancelled due to the worsening haze situation. One of the many events included the 2019 MOVE ON KL Run, which was supposed to take place at Dataran DBKL on 15 September, last Sunday.
The API led the event to cancellation, however, did not affect and stop more than 500 running enthusiasts from turning up and running the 2019 MOVE ON KL Run. The event was announced to be cancelled on the 13 September when the API showed a record of above 160.
Organised by MOVE ON, the event aimed to encourage more people to start running and to promote a healthy lifestyle. The inaugural MOVE ON Selangor Run was held in Klang in 2018, whereas the 2nd edition of the run was held in conjunction with Malaysia Day.
MOVE ON is a mobile racing application that allows runners to participate in nationwide races. The owner of MOVE ON, Max Soh also further encouraged all registered participants to download MOVE ON Apps and keep running.
On event day, registered participants were entitled to collect their finisher entitlements from 6.00am to 10.00am. At 7.15am, the API reading was reportedly 80 when the 7km run was flagged off by Datuk Naim Mohammad, the Chairman of KL Car Free Morning.
Lucky Draw was scheduled at 9.30 am. More than 50 lucky draw prizes were given away, including runner visors, runner tees, two-litre hydration bags, Sea to Summit Dry Sack waterproof bag, as well as Coros Pace GPS Watch.
The Grand Prize – Coros Apex GPS watch worth RM1299 was given away by Datuk Naim Mohammad. Last but not least, MOVE ON also sponsored more than 50 disabled participants to have an opportunity to participate in the running event. Some of the activities included photo printing, sports massage, medal engraving service, and more.
An API reading of 0-50 indicates good air quality, 51-100 moderate, 101-200 unhealthy, 201-300 very unhealthy and over 300, hazardous.
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