The Third UTAR Perak Campus Run, flagged off by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Council Member Hew Fen Yee at the UTAR Sports Complex, Perak Campus at 7.15am on 18 August 2013, attracted 1,152 participants.
The run, an annual event since 2011, was organised by UTAR Department of Students Affairs in Perak Campus. The organising chairman of the run Theva Das Sankaran from Sports and Recreation Unit of the department said, “The 12km run was organised to promote healthy lifestyle and to foster community engagement. The huge participation was very encouraging and I hope the run would continue to grow each year.”
The run was open to UTAR students and staff in the UTAR Men’s and UTAR Women’s categories and to the members of the public in Men’s Open and Women’s Open categories.
In the UTAR Men’s category, Finance student Chen Kai Hao, Electronic Engineering student Tan Zhet Wein and Commerce accounting student Hooi Ving Fai were the champion, first and second runners-up respectively. While Accounting student Loh Chooi Fern, staff Ong Sueming and Accounting student Reena Kaur Manjit Singh were the champion, first and second runners-up respectively in the UTAR Women’s category.
Peh Yong Heng from Teluk Intan, Universiti Teknologi Petronas international student Almur Abdelkreem Saeed Rabih and S. Tanakendiran from Taiping were the champion, first and second runners-up respectively in the Men’s Open category. Loo Mun Chui, Heong Yoke Chun and Loke Kauan Mee, all from Ipoh, were the champion, first and second runners-up respectively in the Women’s Open category.
The main sponsors for the run were Sin Chew Daily, Campus Plus, Westlake Kampar, Grand Kampar Hotel, Asics, Scud Retailers Sdn Bhd, PK AAA, Masterskill Medic Asst Team, Avante and Pagoda.