Running in the Name of Rock
Rock to Rock Run is back! Come 7am on 26th October 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang everyone will be rocking yet again. This is the type of run where participants can dress up and run along a scenic coast, and party with a rockin' band right on stage. Excitement aside, this has a noble side to it as all profits from the run will be donated to charity – The Rock to Rock Run had in the previous years benefited five non-profit organizations in Penang, living up to its motto of "Running in the Name of Rock". This time a helping hand will go out to SJK (C) Yok Eng, located at a small fishing village in Sungai Udang, Nibong Tebal. It started in 1932 by the villagers with only 11 students and 1 teacher at that time. In 1941, the school was forced to stop during the Japanese occupation and only back in operations in 1945. Since then the school has been expanding and today the school consists of 2 school blocks with 347 students in total. There are 25 Malay students studying in the school from the nearby Malay villages. Due to limited land, the school fully utilised every inch of land they could find for their sport activities such as 100 meter run practice at the back lane of the school and long jump practice on a small field that next to the basketball court. The basketball court is their one and only "recreation club" that is utilized by the students and also the villagers. The school's desire is to build a zinc roof to house over their basketball court so that they could convert the area into a multipurpose hall for different activities. Those running this event will go a long way towards helping them achieve their goal. Registration fee is RM70 for the 3.8km fun run or the 10.2km competitive run. Runners entitlement includes: a Rock To Rock Run 2014 t-shirt, a certificate of participation, a finisher medal, a car sticker, and Lucky Draw participation. Those wanting to register can visit their website by clicking here. Registration ends on 31st August 2014 or when 2500 runners sign up, whichever is earlier (Fun Run - 1000 participants, Competitive Run - 1500 participants).