15 hotels in Kuala Lumpur of Marriott International joined hands in making the Run To Give 2018 Charity Run a success last month. Hosted by The Westin Kuala Lumpur, Run To Give 2018 was held at Taman Ulu Pudu, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with and offered exciting activities for young and old alike.
The fund for Run To Give 2018 was raised from the participation fee and t-shirt selling at RM 40. The event saw a great response of more than 700 associates with family members from across 15 Marriott International Kuala Lumpur properties taking part and best representing the spirit of charity; raising almost a total of RM 80,000. The run also gained support from the public. The fund raised will be contributed to National Kidney Foundation and the disaster relief victims in Lombok for them to rebuild their houses.
The event started with a welcoming note by Mr. Ko Van Den Hil, General Manager of the event host, The Westin Kuala Lumpur. “Run To Give is a significant event every year. We hope to create opportunities for associates to stay physically and spiritually healthy with an ultimate goal of improving the wellbeing and happiness via this event while contributing to communities in need”, said Ko Van Den Hil.
Warm up session with an energetic Zumba workout was coordinated before the run. The session was led by 3 talented associates from the participating hotels. The session was thoroughly enjoyed by the runners with cheers and laughter. The charity run officially began at 7.30 am with all the General Managers of the properties standing at the front line leading their team. It was a fun and memorable moment to have witness all the leaders with their associates at an event for a good cause.
Upon completing the charity run, another interesting activity took place which was the Inter Hotel 4 x 4 Relay Run participated by 8 properties racing towards the finishing line. Remarkable team work was portrayed by the associates in completing the race. The relay run was won by The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur team followed by Le Méridien Putrajaya as first runner-up, and Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral team coming in as second runner-up.
All the runners were presented with a certificate and medal at the end of the run in appreciation for their support. Whereas, the top runners and relay run winners were presented with trophies and hotel vouchers for their glory.
Run To Give echoes with the mission of Marriott International’s TakeCare movement, which is believed to lead the culture integration in the combined company; and reinforce its core values of putting people first. This initiative will be a continuous effort done annually by Marriott International Hotels according to the region in its own unique way.