Thursday, February 16, 2012

ENERGIZER NIGHT RACE 2012 – Press Release

Kuala Lumpur, 15 February 2012 – Energizer Malaysia officially launched the Energizer Night Race 2012 with the promise to re-inspire participants and consumers with a new theme – “For a Brighter World”.

The race will be held at the Sepang International Circuit for the second time on April 21 this year, and will be open to 5,000 participants. The race will have three categories – 42km, 15.5km and 5.5km – which involve running on the iconic Sepang International Circuit racetrack in part or in its entirety.

Mr. Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer, Malaysia & Sri Lanka

“We at Energizer Malaysia recognise how we can do better than before and deliver a world-class sporting event that embodies our aspirations and corporate responsibility. We have learnt a great deal from the previous two races, and will very actively oversee this year’s race organisation while working very closely with the race organiser and Sepang International Circuit, our venue partner.”

“We sincerely thank all parties for the support and input since last year’s race and look forward to a better and improved Energizer Night Race 2012,” said Mr. Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Mr. Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia Sdn Bhd announced that Twenty-First Century Sports Sdn Bhd has been appointed as the race organiser and director after considering feedback from previous participants as well as the company’s experience and track record.

KNOWING THE PLAYERS Of ENR 2012

About ENERGIZER – The Event Owner & Title Sponsor

Energizer Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: ENR], headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries and portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer® brand battery products Energizer MAX premium alkaline; Energizer Advanced performance alkaline; Energizer Ultimate Lithium; Rechargeable batteries and charging systems; and portable flashlights and lanterns.

Established in 1959 Energizer Malaysia has 140 employees and has been the #1 selling brand of batteries since 1959.

Twenty-First Century Sports Sdn Bhd – Event Organiser

For many elite and regular runners, Twenty-First Century Sports Sdn Bhd is no longer a stranger. But, for the benefit of the larger segment of new comers, lets take a look at who are they. After the damage in ENR2011 race, runners are more critical and began to scrutinize the race organiser/technical official to ensure a safer run.

The company is the brain-child of 2 brothers, Nithi Vegayathunam and Anand Vegayathunam also known as The Orange Man. Established in 1996, they specialises in Corporate Sports Branding with many road races under their arm. Some of the races successfully organised or technically assisted by them are –

Putrajaya Night Marathon

The Shape & Men’s Health Night Run

Siemen Run

RMAF Half Marathon 2008

AmBank KL International Marathon

Ekiden 2008 & 2009

Larian Bomba

The Edge Rat Race and many more.

You may find more details about them at http://www.twentyfirstcenturysports.com

Kiwanis Malaysia – The Beneficiary of the Charity Cause

Kiwanis is an international not-for-profit organisation well-known for its established initiatives such as the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation and the Service Leadership Program (SLP), an international youth development program that provides leadership training.

Mr. Ng Bee Keong, Governor of Kiwanis Malaysia, said, “the various fund-raising initiatives in conjunction with the Energizer Night Race will benefit our 20 permanent Kiwanis Centres that serve and educate children and youths living with disabilities, as well as our ‘Going to School with Kiwanis’ programme that equips primary school children from poor families with a dictionary to inspire them to excel in school,”

More details about Kiwanis at www.kiwanis.org


More about the ENR2012 in the coming post . . . . .. . . .

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