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WWF-Malaysia Holds Inaugural Virtual Run for Nature

WWF-Malaysia is organising its inaugural Virtual Run for Nature in conjunction with this year’s Earth Hour celebration.

Earth Hour is an annual worldwide event that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to collectively switch off their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm as a symbolic gesture of their commitment to protect the planet. 

In addition to raising funds for wildlife conservation efforts, the Virtual Run organised by WWF-Malaysia also motivates participants to stay active and healthy at their own pace.

WWF-Malaysia Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sophia Lim said that this year’s Earth Hour celebration is as much about Malaysians taking care of themselves as it is about saving the country’s wildlife and forests. 

“For years, Malaysians have done their part by signing pledges and donating to support nature conservation efforts -- beginning with the symbolic act of turning their lights off during Earth Hour. Their thoughtful actions have contributed immensely to protecting nature, which is one of our greatest allies against climate change.

“It is equally important to care for our physical and mental health during these extraordinary times. By joining this Virtual Run, participants can stay active at a pace that suits their lifestyles while also contributing to a worthy cause,” she explained. 

Registration for the Virtual Run is open until Earth Hour Day on March 27. Participants will have until April 15 to complete their 10km run. The race can be completed at any location, either outdoors or indoors on a machine. 

To make the sporting event more meaningful, finishers will be entitled to receive a unique recycled wood medal and customised E-certificate with their name for a registration fee of RM45. Alternatively, participants can also opt out of receiving the medal while still getting the E-certificate for a lower registration fee of RM30.

For more information or to register for the run, please go to: wwf.org.my/earthhourvirtualrun

Registration closes: 11:59pm Earth Hour Day, 27 March 2021
Complete until: 15 April 2021
Upload closes: 11:59pm 15 April 2021
Categories: 10 KM
Completion: One-off / Cumulative
Available in: Malaysia
Shipping: 22 April to 6 May 2021
Entitlements and Registration Fee
Option 1: RM45 Unique Recycled Wood Finisher Medal + Customised E-certificate With Your Name
Option 2: RM30 Customised E-certificate With Your Name

What is a Virtual Run?
A virtual challenge is a race that you can complete at your own pace and time.
Virtual challenges work exactly the same as any other type of sports events (e.g. running or cycling) but the difference is that the entered race can be completed at any location, either outdoors or indoors on a machine.
All you have to do is register for a race and provide evidence that you have done it. The evidence can be a screenshot of your running/fitness app, a photo of the machine screen etc
Step 1: Register
Step 2: Run and use any app, one-time or cumulative
Step 3: Upload proof
Step 4: Get entitlements


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