Neon shades and hues emanated even brighter than before from the Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur with the return of this year’s Electric Run Malaysia presented by Shell FuelSave.
This year’s event saw an even larger participation with the attendance of over 15,000 runners completing the 5km track, which culminated with the finish line celebrations.
The flag off was greeted with cheers of excitement and a show of fireworks. H3 spun a host of electrifying tunes to entertain the crowd before they embarked on their journey through the 9 Courselands.
The world’s first Shell FuelSave Do More LED Maze, a special maze which featured 7 neon zones, was also unveiled at Electric Run Malaysia 2016. As the maze is designed inspire runners to do more in life and on the road with Shell FuelSave, rewards were handed out to those who took selfies at each zone – a special goodie bag of gifts from Lazada, Bfab, Celebrity Fitness, Soleus, Karrimor, Touch ‘n Go, and Wall’s.
Participants had the opportunity to experience and join in the festivities prior to the flag-off at the Market Place, which boasted an array of food and beverages from vendors such as deli2go, Nathan’s Famous Sausages, and 7-Eleven Slurpees just to name a few. Participants could also take part in carnival-like activities such as face-painting with neon-coloured paint.
After the flag-off, runners began their illuminated journey through the 9 Courselands. At the first Courseland, runners encountered the Water Station that decorated with a sea of neon colours. They then encountered the Neffmau5 Land where they were taken to an ethereal wonderland of neon trees and sky lanterns. Participants then “weathered the storm” at the Rainforest with glowing umbrellas hanging overhead and soothing sounds of the forest in the background.
At Rainbow Road, participants were greeted with technicolour arches of light, before they were transported to an aquatic paradise decorated with brightly-lit, giant marine life at Under The Sea. Candy Lane was also a sweet treat for runners as it brought to life a wonderland of sweets with the delightful fragrance of cotton candy, vanilla, popcorn, and cinnamon.
This year, Electric Run Malaysia also featured 2 new Courselands – one Courseland featuring a special design by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology as the “Official University Partner”, while the other is a 200m long mystery land conceptualised by the university’s students – a “Malaysia Truly Asia”-themed Courseland highlighting Malaysia in all its neon glory.
Upon finishing the final Courseland, The Powerhouse, runners then explored the Shell FuelSave Do More LED Maze before finally making their way to the finish line celebrations.
In a perfect close to a fun, neon-lit night, participants partied with one of Malaysia’s top beatbox artistes, ABeatC, followed by popular female DJ duo, Twinkies, and local hip-hop superstar, SonaOne. Runners broke out into a thunderous cheer when Norwegian act, Nico & Vinz took the stage, before the night closed with H3 once again.
For more information, hit up Electric Run Malaysia’s Facebook page.