Bentong, 4 January 2013 – Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA), a Malaysian rainforest advocate, is organising an adventure race in the effort to stop the further destruction of Malaysian rainforests and encourage reforestation.
Called the “Save Our Rainforest Race”, this 10km adventure styled event will kick start on Saturday, the 2nd of March 2013 at the Chamang Waterfall in Bentong, Pahang.
Those who are interested to participate in the race must form into groups of two persons each and register online at www.pekamalaysia.org. The fee is RM80 per person.
On race day, the organiser will open booths for new registrations and pre-registered participants at 7.30 a.m. Teams will be given ‘race packs’ comprising contestant numbers, sponsored t-shirts, a tree sapling and meal packs for breakfast and lunch.
Teams will begin the half-day event by hiking 5km uphill. Along the way, participants will get to learn and appreciate nature by completing activities or tasks at specific checkpoints. Once at the top, teams will then have to plant their tree saplings at the allocated spots. The teams then race downhill to the finish the race. The first 20 teams to cross the finish line will receive prizes.
The underlying objective of the race is for the public to enjoy nature at its best – with its radiant woodlands and crystal clear water streams and waterfalls – while realising that Malaysians need to protect the country’s rainforests because they supply water and oxygen. Public must deeply
understand the fact that the current rapid deforestation of Malaysia’s rainforests will further escalate the country’s water and environmental woes.
About Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA)
Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (PEKA MALAYSIA) is a local non-profit organisation formed to stop the destruction of natural resources, to defend the rights of the environment, to be the voice of nature and to educate and develop awareness towards nature, sound health and the preservation and sustenance of the environment. PEKA’s utmost vision is to save the oldest rainforests from extinction due to its biodiversity and as part of the total living environment for humans. PEKA stands for sustainability, heritage and the environment.
PEKA Malaysia together with the help of passionate volunteers and concerned sponsors strive to protect the ecological and cultural resources of our forests through land donation, financial contribution, sponsorship of trees, volunteerism or support of critical legislation.
For those interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the below:
Secretary General, PEKA Malaysia
Mobile: +6012-634 0888