Get your trainers out and mark April 24 and 25 on your calendar as you will not want to miss the MPSJ-New Straits Times Carnival & 10km Run 2010 which is set to take place that weekend.
The two-day fun carnival and run is jointly organised by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and the New Straits Times.
New Straits Times group editor Datuk Syed Nadzri Syed Harun and council president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan unveiled the event logo in a soft launch at the council's headquarters in USJ 5 yesterday.
Among those who witnessed the unveiling were MPSJ councillors and heads of department.
The highlight of the two-day event is the 10km run on April 25 which is expected to attract 8,000 participants.
The run, which is being held in partnership with the Selangor Amateur Athletic Association, is divided into 11 categories and open to individuals aged between 13 and 51, corporate and disabled groups, as well as families.
Participants will be flagged off at the council sports complex at 7am.
There are lots of prizes to be won and participants will also receive certificates of participation, T-shirts and goodie bags. They will also have a chance to win lucky draw prizes such as airline tickets and holiday packages.
On both days, ongoing carnival activities will take place in the compounds of the sports complex.
Among the activities that have been lined up for the carnival, which is aimed at promoting unity in the local community and encouraging healthy activities for residents of Subang Jaya, include Soccer Kid League, New Straits Times educational activities, magic show, cultural performances, martial arts demonstrations, colouring contest, antique cars and motorcycles display; exhibition by government agencies and sponsors as well as football, netball and tug-of-war contests.
Application forms for the run can be found in New Straits Times, Harian Metro and Berita Harian beginning March 16. The closing date for entries is April 18.