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Newspaper article: BHPetrol Orange Run raises RM30,000 for three charity homes

03 Oct 2017

By C. Premananthini - October 1, 2017 @ 1:41pm

PETALING JAYA: It was not luck, but determination and willpower that led two young runners to win the Boys and Girls categories for the BHPetrol Orange Run 2017 held this morning.

S. Devesshraja, the Boys’ champion, said his love for running began at the age of 10 and he had since participated in many marathons.

“It’s my first BHPetrol Orange Run and I certainly did not expect to win even though I had that goal in mind. I put in a lot of effort and hard work in my training, and it has paid off,” said the 15-year old from SMK Bukit Tinggi, Klang.

In the Girls category, 17-year-old Ki Jing Wen who won the race said she only developed her interest in running two years ago after breaking her arm playing basketball for her school.

A student of Hon Hua High School Klang, Ki said it was her teacher who suggested for her to take up running.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank my teacher, friends, and family members who have supported me all the way. I am going to use some of the prize money to buy good sportswear and I will save the rest,” she said.

The BHPetrol Orange Run is an annual marathon event organised by Boustead Petroleum Marketing Sdn Bhd in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Police, Petaling Jaya City Council, e-Curve Shopping Mall and Affin Bank Bhd.

Boustead Holding Bhd deputy chairman and group managing director Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin who flagged off the 11km charity run at the Curve Mutiara Damansara at 7am, said he was pleased to see another successful Orange Run after 12 years.

“It is great to see that even after all these years we have so many participants gathered here for a good cause. This year, we have more than 4,500 participants,” he said.

The event raised RM30,000 and the fund was presented to three charity homes - Yayasan Kebajikan dan Perkhidmatan Perubatan Malaysia, Persatuan Rumah Kanak-kanak Ini Disayangi and Persatuan Sindrom Down Malaysia - with each receiving RM10,000.

“This is also a good platform for us to introduce our brand to the public while we carry out our corporate social responsibility programme,” he said.