Electric Run Malaysia 2016, my first time entering the energetic, neon-coloured run powered by Shell Fuelsave. I missed the one last year, so it was with much anticipation and excitement that I joined the run this year. The world’s brightest 5km fun run with over 9 colourful electric neon-lit courselands, it really hyped me up even before I reached the venue that night.
|Electric Run Malaysia 2016 Powered By Shell FuelSave|
Organized by The Livescape Group, supported by Malaysia Major Events, and presented by Shell FuelSave, Electric Run is one of the world's most popular nocturnal fun run. The first Electric Run held in Malaysia last year earned the "Largest Participation in a Neon Run" award in the Malaysia Book of Records, with close to 12,000 participants. This year I heard there were over 15000 runners running the course.
Other partners included Rexona, Limkokwing University, Celebrity Fitness, Mines Resort Hotel, Mountain Dew, Soleus, Salty Customs, BFab, The Malay Mail, Hitz FM, Grab, Hotel Quickly, GoGet, Hype.My, and GushCloud.
|I’m at the Electric Run Malaysia 2016 powered by Shell FuelSave|
|At the starting point|
The one-night-only 5km run was delayed slightly due to the unforgiving weather, as it rained rather heavily earlier in the night. Nevertheless, it did not dampen the spirits of the runners, all decked in neon lights, glasses and glow in the dark accessories. Seven dazzling course lands, with music booming and lights, we were all set from the word go!
|Earlier in the evening, participants got to get their hands, faces and feet painted with glow in the dark paint|
I did feel the run this year is is so in sync with what I’m passionate about, food, fitness and music. Shell Malaysia, the main sponsor for this year's Electric Run enables drivers to do more with their loved ones, friends and family. Thank you Shell FuelSave for fuelling my passion, enabling me to do more too! My first night run of the year, and it is a FUN one.
|And we were off! Greeted by colourful course lands along the tracks of Electric Run Malaysia 2016|
We were off! In less than 2km of running, we arrived at colourful water stations, "Neffmau5 land", DJ Deadmau's trademark mouse icon, and the "Electro Rainforest" with neon trees, lanterns, and glowing umbrellas hanging overhead. The music at this themed part of the run had soothing forest sounds instead, which was to change at the next course.
|Colourful characters along the run to greet our eyes.|
Other attractions included Rainbow Road (technicolour arches of light), Under The Sea (aquatic paradise decorated with brightly-lit, giant marine life), Candy Lane (a wonderland of sweets), a few Mystery Lands (a special design by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology & a "Malaysia Truly Asia"-themed concept by Limkokwing's students) and ultimately, the Powerhouse located after the Finish Line celebration.
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|Candy Land / Lane|
|I was intrigued with these glowing hanging "jelly fishes"|
The participants for the Electric Run had a choice of running, or walking, with some even taking the opportunity to take lots of selfies against all the brightly lit neon props and decorations. It did slow down some of the slower runners though, and I would really hope folks learn to keep the right most lane empty to cater for runners who prefer to run.
|Check out the all-new Shell FuelSave Do More LED Maze|
|Inside the Shell FuelSave Do More LED Maze|
This year, Shell FuelSave also unveiled the world's first Shell FuelSave Do More LED Maze. This special maze featured seven distinctive neon zones designed to help capture the passions and experiences that runners can enjoy and do more of, in life and on the road, when they are more efficient.
Shell rewarded participants who took selfies at each zone with a special goodie bag containing gifts from Lazada, Bfab, Celebrity Fitness, Soleus, Karrimor, Touch 'n Go and Wall's. Check out more pictures from inside the maze.
|Drive your way|
|Selfies are welcomes inside the Shell FuelSave Do More LED Maze|
Shell Malaysia built a section in the maze that encouraged consumers to make a choice for Shell to donate to one of three items – school uniforms, school bags or school shoes – for children in need. Maze runners simply needed to drop a glowstick into a collection box of their choice and the highest amount of glowstick pledges becomes the cause that Shell will support.
All seven themed zones in the brightly lit maze opened my eyes on how to be more fuel efficient in a fun way! Inside, and after undertaking all the activities inside the LED maze, I learnt lots, and how Shell FuelSave which is specially developed with Active Efficiency Ingredients helps fuel my busy day so I can do way more of what I enjoy the most.
|Welcome to the Winner's Circle|
|I'm a FINISHER! Love how my shoes glow|
There was entertainment too at the end of the race, with a festive concert graced by international superstars Nico & Vinz, alongside a host of talented local acts including SonaOne, Twinkies, H3 (on deck) and beatbox artistes ABeatC. Perfect end for all finishers of the Electric Run Malaysia 2016 Powered By Shell FuelSave.
|Participants enjoying the concert after the run|
So I completed the Electric Run Malaysia 2016 powered by Shell FuelSave, walking and running a good 6km plus. Best experience ever, so colourful, so pumped. Collected my medal, my first ever for a run. I have made it a point to go for more and more runs this year, for a better fitter me!
|Electric Run Malaysia 2016 Powered By Shell FuelSave Finisher Medal (Front)|
|Electric Run Malaysia 2016 Powered By Shell FuelSave Finisher Medal (Back)|
This is so in sync with what I’m passionate about, food, fitness and music. Thank you Shell FuelSave for fuelling my passion, enabling me to do more! This year's event was somewhat marred by the bad weather, and starting co-ordination to kick off the run, but it all turned out well in the end. Looking forward to next year's Electric Run, and you can be sure I'll be there again.