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2,022 RUNNERS DESCEND ON THE STREETS OF KUALA LUMPUR FOR BURSA BULL CHARGE 2016

08 Sep 2016

Kuala Lumpur, 8 September 2016 – The 3rd Bursa Bull Charge drew 2,022 participants from 217 organisations to Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District to charge through the streets to #run4others and raise funds for charitable causes.

The day captured the energy and spirit of inclusiveness of the Bursa Bull Charge that carries the tagline ‘The Day the Capital Market Runs for Others’. The participants comprised of representatives from organisations such as Public Listed Companies, Investment Banks, Brokers, SMEs, Ministries and Regulators, who ran alongside University Students, Young Executives and members of the Media.

Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia, said, “Despite the challenging market conditions, the Bursa Bull Charge has surpassed last year’s numbers and recorded yet another success thanks to the  support and contribution of all the participants, volunteers and sponsors. Now in its third year, I am pleased to see that the turnout has steadily increased to 2,022 from 1,857 last year and 1,300 the year before – a 55% increase since the inaugural run.   We have also brought together a more diverse group of participants this year, increasing women representation to 40% of the total runners. 

It is a testament to the main objective of the Bursa Bull Charge in fostering a more sustainable and inclusive marketplace, while helping the less fortunate in our communities, that the Bursa Bull Charge has established itself as more than just a charity run.  It is as a shared platform that champions themes such as creating a more inclusive marketplace, helping those in need to build for the future through social entrepreneurship and encouraging listed companies and capital market participants to further integrate sustainability into their businesses,” continued Datuk Seri Tajuddin.

Dato’ C.C. Ngei, Managing Director of Feruni Ceramiche Sdn Bhd, said, “Feruni has taken the bull by its horns as the Buffalo Sponsor for the 2nd consecutive year. This is a meaningful event for Feruni, as one of our core purposes is to make a positive impact in the community.  We also share similar values in building sustainable CSR programs through education and training.  We believe that it is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.  As they say, ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Mr. Tang Lien, Managing Director of Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd, said, “Nova Fusion is proud to be Buffalo sponsors at this year’s Bursa Bull Charge. Our commitment to quality reporting and design is equal to our resolve in giving back to the community. The Bursa Bull Charge is one such example, where an afternoon of health can contribute tremendous wealth to those in need.”

Funds raised will go to 10 beneficiaries and 24 philanthropies who 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:

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 sponsors of the Bursa Bull Charge 2016 include Gaur Sponsor Bank Kerjasama Rakyat, Buffalo Sponsors Feruni Ceramiche Sdn Bhd and Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd, and Ongole Sponsors including Agrobank, Colors Addiction Sdn Bhd, Bank Pembangunan (M) Berhad, IJM Corporation Berhad, MyEG Services Berhad, Pestech International Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad.

Featured sponsors and partners include Women Powering SMEs Sponsor Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Runner Kit Sponsor Software Dynamics Sdn Bhd, Medal Sponsor Pelaburan Mara Berhad, Insurance Partner The Pacific Insurance Berhad, Preferred Public Transport Provider Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Fitness Partner True Fitness Malaysia, Medical Services Provider International SOS (M) Sdn Bhd, Hydration Partner Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad, Apparel Partner Brooks Malaysia, and Media Partners 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.