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20 Aug 2015

Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District surged with excitement and transformed into a sea of colours as 1,800 runners and supporters of the Bursa Bull Charge came together to #run4others and raise funds for charitable causes.

Dato’ Tajuddin Atan, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia, said, “The Bursa Bull Charge surpassed its target of RM1.5 million and recorded another success this year thanks to the vital support of all the runners, spectators, volunteers and sponsors. It is encouraging to see that the number of participants increased to 1,800 from 1,300 last year.  I am also pleased to see an even more diverse group of participants this year, in particular 40% more female runners and 25% more youth, which is indeed a reflection of the growing inclusiveness of the Bursa Bull Charge.”

The event captured the spirit of inclusiveness, fun and excitement of the Bursa Bull Charge that carries the tagline ‘The Day the Capital Market Runs for Others’. 1,800 runners from almost 180 organisations comprising Public Listed Companies, Investment Banks, Brokers, SMEs, Ministries and Regulators, ran alongside celebrities, young executives, students and members of the Media.

Funds raised will go to seven charities whose special form of entrepreneurship bring about a positive impact and empower others to be more productive members of society.  Any excess funds after expenses will be distributed to the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are Koperasi Ibu Tunggal Pantai Halt Kuala Lumpur Berhad, Persatuan Kebajikan An-Najjah Malaysia, My Performing Arts Agency, Kelab Belia Kalsom, Persatuan Rumah Amal Sabah (Sabah Cheshire Home), Persatuan Warga Kerja Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Negeri Perak and Pusat Inkubator Jahitan Orang Asli Gerik.

Maybank Investment Bank is the main or Gaur Sponsor of Bursa Bull Charge 2015. John Chong, its Chief Executive Officer who took part in the CEOs Race, said: “We are proud to be the main sponsor for the Bursa Bull Charge for the second consecutive year. The spirit of the Bursa Bull Charge is truly in line with our corporate philosophy of making a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We strive to continuously achieve this through all available channels such as our CSR activities and Trade [&Give] initiative. I’d like to thank all runners for their support and for contributing to the success of this event.”

Datuk Mustafha Hj. Abd Razak, Managing Director and President of Bank Rakyat, a Buffalo Sponsor of Bursa Bull Charge 2015, said, “We are excited to be part of the Bursa Bull Charge this year.  When we inspire people, by explaining why the destination is vital, they develop the motivation to get through the race.  This spirit applies perfectly in our corporate culture. From this initiative, we hope that the less fortunate will also be inspired and motivated in their own lives. Furthermore, as a concerned corporate citizen, Bank Rakyat feels responsible for elevating financial management literacy among Malaysian’s.”

The run categories included the 1.5km CEOs Run, a 5.0km Individual Run and a Corporate Relay Run. Supporters came in full force to cheer on their CEOs and colleagues creating a carnival-like atmosphere. A host of other activities were held at the event to foster greater participation from runners and supporters. The public was also invited to be part of the charity fun run and stood the chance to win the 50 Bursa Bull Charge Run Packs for the most awesome captioned photograph tweeted with #bursabullcharge.

Bursa Malaysia and the sponsor partners covered all costs incurred in organising the run. The other sponsors of the Bursa Bull Charge 2015 include Buffalo sponsors Feruni Ceramiche Sdn Bhd and Ongole sponsors including IJM Corporation Berhad, Pestech International Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad (Agrobank), Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd, Ikhmas Jaya Group Berhad, Korea Securities Computing Corporation (Koscom) and Iskandar Waterfront Sdn Bhd.

Feature sponsors include Pelaburan Mara Berhad, Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad, International SOS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, The Pacific Insurance Berhad, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Proton Holdings Berhad and race partners including Brooks, True Fitness, Media Prima Berhad and Nanyang Siang Pau Sdn Bhd.

Please refer to the website http://bursamarketplace.com/bullcharge for full details of the race results and check out the fun and excitement of Bursa Bull Charge at #bursabullcharge.