01 June 2014, BOLATHON Charity Fun Run & Masquerade Walk at Padang Merbok
of HOPE worldwide Malaysia’s maiden 10
kilometres Fun Run to its Bolathon – Charity 3km
Masquerade Walk 10km Fun Run on its third anniversary held in conjunction with
FIFA World Cup once every four years, had over 2800 football aficionados and
gathering before sunrise on a Sunday morning.
best-dressed prizes up for grabs for individual and group category whereby,
participants were encouraged to have their photo taken at the Photo Booth tent
to take part in the contest. Grazing their presence at this year’s Bolathon was a family
of Superheroes with the toddler attending to mischief as Superman. Also present
were Captain America, Spiderman, Minions and other well-known characters. “My
kudos goes out all those who participated and supported the fundraising event.
It is tremendous to have so many enthusiasts who rise up and unite for an
initiative to better serve the underprivileged
It was a sensationally calm morning with minimal noise pollution to
also enjoy the perks of DBKL’s Car Free Morning. The proceeds from Bolathon will be
channelled towards HOPE’s flagship programmes centred on Health, Education and
Nutrition such as Free Health Clinics, Reading and Food
Distribution”, said Darick Wong, Country
Director of HOPE worldwide Malaysia. Following the Run, there was a Friendly Futsal match held where corporate sponsors
registered teams to compete against each other. Hyundai took first place
followed by DoubleTree by Hilton as the first-runner up.
Participating for the first time, Nor Athirah from Kota Kemuning said, “I feel extremely excited to join other participants
for a great cause. It is a good initiative for the public as it improves our
well-being and also an opportunity to bond with family and participate in Bolathon together”.
Malaysia will look forward to host the Fourth Bolathon in 2018 and continuously identify opportunities to enrich
as a unique family-friendly event and the 10km Fun Run is here to stay.
For more event photos, check them out on our Facebook page by clicking into these links below:
BOLATHON 2014 (Part One)
BOLATHON 2014 (Part Two)
Bringing HOPE Changing LIVES