Launch of Everyone Can Run Club in STRAVA
RUN and connect with other runners online for a good cause.
Join STRAVA (a social fitness app) and can run & connect with the community supporting EVERYONE CAN RUN 2020 (EVCR 2020) that is coming up on 06 Sep 2020.
With STRAVA, you can
* Run and connect with the community.
* Run and support a good cause.
* Join for free to receive regular fitness challenges.
* Get ahead of the pack in this year’s Everyone Can Run Event
Achieve your personal fitness goals and support the learning disabled community together with Dignity & Services (D&S).
We are launching our Everyone Can Run Club in STRAVA on Saturday 18th January 5pm at Southern Rock Seafood (32 Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar). Come meet the community and find out more over drinks and snacks! Stick around and enjoy wonderful Irish music from Richard Sykes and Kaki Keltic.
If you can’t make it - simply find us on STRAVA here!
EVCR 2019 - when goodness defines a race
Capping its fourth year, the 2019 Everyone Can Run event brought 1,050 abled and disabled participants together to raise RM50,000. There were families together as teams, with some running with their toddler in stroller. What was equally heart warming was to see volunteers partnering with the blind, the deaf, and the learning disabled in the respective 2, 5 and 10km run. There were also participants in wheel chairs too.
The success of the run was due to funding and support from corporations, individuals and the authorities before, during and after the run. Corporations include 1Utama Shopping Centre, Navis Capital, BOH Plantation, AmBank, Southern Rock Seafood, Race X Asia, Silver Link Parameter, Suntory, Toi Toi and MOMA Water. To the delight of the participants, the ever popular Milo & Nestum trucks were there supplying the nourishing drink.
During the run, the police, route marshals, scouts and volunteers were in full force to ensure it was smooth and safe.
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who was at the closing ceremony, donated a total of RM13,000 to support the works of Dignity & Services for adults with learning disabilities.
EVCR 2018 - a show of love and hope
2018 Everyone Can Run event brought the young and old together at Central Park in Bandar Utama on Sept 30th 2018 for the respective 5km and 10km run.
As the sun pierced the darkness, over 800 participants were flagged off in a run that combined fun and a worthy cause together for the learning disabled.
The youngest participant was probably 3 years old. With her fairy wings and pink costume, she charmed everyone during the 5km run and walked away as one of the winners for Best Dressed competition.
Then there were three buddies in wheelchairs who participated in the 5km OKU run who won the race. These are seasoned competitors but it was their first time participating in the event organised by Dignity & Services that supports adults with learning disabilities.
It was truly heartwarming to see families participating together as well.
If there is a word to sum up the run is SOLIDARITY. Every one who sponsored, every one who volunteered and every one who participated in the run, with some partnering with buddies with learning disabilities, it was a show of love and hope.
EVCR2017 - a great way to bring people together
OVER 600 participants took part in a fun run on Sunday, May 7th to show their solidarity with the learning disabled community.
The runners were flagged off at Central Park Bandar Utama for the respective 5km and 10km run. The park that is adjacent to One Utama Shopping Centre, the venue sponsor of the event.
Instructors from Chi Fitness were at hand to help runners warm up before the race and pumped them up after the finishing with the upbeat Zumba dance.
Emcee Collin Chin and his co-host, Lim Qi Han, a member of D&S, kept the crowd going which culminated with a lucky draw.
The crowd was also feted to an array of cakes, brownies and cookies by Bake With Dignity, one of D&S employment projects. To hydrate the runners, Moma Water supplied bottled water.
Sporting company, SL Parameters, provided marshals to ensure runners safety on the marked routes. Online registration company, Race X Asia organized the participants registration.
Even fund management company, Navis Management, chipped in to support the cause.
EVCR2016 - the first Fun Run event by D&S
MORE than 900 people ran on the Sunday morning - Jan 17, 2016 to show their support for the learning disabled community at the inaugural FUN RUN held at Central Park in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.
The FUN RUN was a means to raise fund and public awareness on the diverse community it serves. It includes persons with Down syndrome, autism and others who are intellectually challenged.
At hand to flag off the runners were local celebrities Alex Yoong and Daphne Iking for the respective 5km and 9.5km run.
To put everyone in a dance mood, Zumba, the Latin American inspired aerobic fitness programme, was featured after the run. Besides lucky draw prizes, each participant received a medal and a goodie bag at the event which was co-sponsored by, among others, 1Utama, Navis, MyRaceOnline, Ultron and Shucked Oyster & Seafood Bar.
D&S also set up a booth to sell cookies and salted caramel fudge brownies under its employment initiative called Bake with Dignity.