HSN21KM Virtual Run (13 – 27 October 2019) In conjunction with Hari Sukan Negara, SOFEA Run collaborated with MUSE Group Asia to give birth to the first ever Proton HSN21KM Virtual Run. Touted as Malaysia's favorite half marathon, the debut of this event in the virtual scene will enabled participants from across the globe to be a part of the joyous celebration. Each of the 3 different category rewarded participants with its respective t-shirt design. This event presented runners who could not attend the physical event, the opportunity to collect the same medal and t-shirt as the physical event.
Twincity Marathon Virtual Run (20-27 Jan 2019) SOFEA Run together with 10Senses co-hosted the first ever Twincity Marathon Virtual Run in conjunction with their 5th Anniversary. This virtual run was aimed at those who missed registration or could not make it to the physical event. Our SOFEA Runners participated in this event, celebrating Malaysia’s uniqueness and unity. Virtual runners also received the exact same medal & t-shirt like those who joined the physical event.
Malaysia Women Marathon Virtual (MWMV) (31 March – 21 April 2019) A SOFEA Run collaboration with MWM to bring the 1st ever Malaysia Women Marathon to the virtual running scene. The theme for MWM 2019 was an “Ode to Women”. To encapsulate this, MWM teamed up with one of Malaysia’s highly regarded artist Habsah Abang Saufi. Her painting from a series of her work called “Wanita” was used for the event t-shirt which was also the same t-shirt given to virtual runners. To further entice the majority of the participants which were women, MWM went a step further by collaborating with Swarovski Malaysia. This tie-up enabled us to reward participants (including virtual runners) with Swarovski embellished crystals as medals.
A SOFEA Run collaboration with CAT Telecom of Thailand to unite the ASEAN community. This event is CAT’s first ever virtual running event in conjunction with Thailand’s biggest 10k road race.
Participants of this event were also entitled to join sub challenges which included i) Marathon Challenge (21km or 42km) and ii) Fun Run Challenge (10km). Winners of these sub challenges were given tickets to join the respective physical events in Thailand.
Celebrating their 90th anniversary back in 2019, the alumni of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Malay College Old Boys’ Association (MCOBA) in collaboration with Bungwak Events (BWE) introduced the inaugural virtual Bungwak Run (BWR). Dubbed as BWR x Heritage, this event championed a cause – National Heritage. BWE together with SOFEA Run agreed that a pre-defined percentage of the registration fee (and other donations, if any) will be contributed to Badan Warisan Malaysia (Malaysia Heritage Council) for the restoration and preservation works of National Heritage buildings and sites in Malaysia. Participants were required to complete a minimum of 9.6km (approximately 6 miles) within 22 days. Weekly challenges were also introduced to encourage runners to stay active. 183 participants joined the event.