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BURSA BULL CHARGE RETURNS WITH 1,818 RUNNERS

14 Sep 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 14 September 2017 – The fourth edition of the Bursa Bull Charge returned today amid great revelry with the participation of 1,818 runners from 150 organisations. Coincidentally, ‘1818’ is also the stock code of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. The objective of the run is to promote themes such as inclusiveness, social entrepreneurship and sustainability through which the capital market can reach out to support the vulnerable, under-privileged and under-represented in our communities, while at the same time building a more sustainable future for the market.

True to its spirit of inclusiveness, the run included 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, “This year’s Bursa Bull Charge has been a resounding success due to the unwavering commitment of the participants, sponsors and volunteers and I would like to record my appreciation to all of them.  The capital market and its supporters have once again come together to contribute to a noble cause.  Bursa Bull Charge promotes several themes and among them are greater inclusiveness in the marketplace, initiatives related to social entrepreneurship and the better integration of sustainability and sustainable business practices into the capital market. This year, in line with Bursa Malaysia’s aspiration to be a sustainability champion, we managed a carbon neutral event. I’m happy to see our participants and their supporters taking advantage of the free rides provided by an electric bus plying the route and the rebate offered by a ride sharing company. Surplus food and water were also donated to a food bank to reduce wastage.”  

Dato CC Ngei, Managing Director of Feruni Ceramiche Sdn Bhd said, “For the fourth consecutive year, Feruni charges ahead again at the Bursa Bull Charge 2017. As with previous years, Feruni’s participation is not only limited to being a main sponsor of this prestigious event but also to race together with other corporate organisations for a good cause. In Feruni, contributing to the community is an important element of our company's culture and we are committed to do our part via various CSR initiatives. This race is made much more meaningful as this allowed us to train together and have a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, we are happy that this Bursa run is in line with our key purpose of Community Sustainability.”

Mr. Teong Teck Lean, Managing Director/CEO of GD Express Carrier Berhad, said “As an organisation that strives to connect the communities through our daily delivery operations, we feel that it is in our DNA to give something back to the community. Becoming the Buffalo Sponsor of the Bursa Bull Charge is definitely a positive form of contribution to the well-being of the community in promoting healthy lifestyle and unity through sports.”

Funds which were raised through the event will be distributed to 30 beneficiaries representing a range of different segments including the disabled, youth, underprivileged and single mothers.

The sponsors of the Bursa Bull Charge 2017 include Gaur Sponsor Feruni Ceramiche Sdn Bhd. Buffalo sponsors included GD Express Carrier Berhad, Scientex Quatari Sdn Bhd and SP Setia Berhad. Meanwhile, the Ongole sponsors were Pavillion REIT Berhad, Ecoworld Berhad, Pestech Berhad, TRX, Ekovest Berhad, Karex Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Press Metal Berhad and Top Glove Corporation Berhad.

Featured sponsors and partners include Women runners Sponsor Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Timer- Start/Finish Arch Sponsor Software Dynamics Sdn Bhd, Runners towel Sponsor ValueCap, Medals Sponsor Pelaburan Mara Berhad, Finish Line Sponsor NH2 System Sdn Bhd, Medical Services partner International SOS, Insurance partner Pacific Insurance, Drinks partner F&N,Apparel partner Brooks, Media partners Nanyang Siang Pau and Media Prima Berhad, Fitness partner Fitness First and Transport partners Uber and Elektrik Bas Innovasi Malaysia.

In the spirit of running for others, the Bursa Bull Charge has grown to become the pride of the capital market in fostering unity and camaraderie, as we help to build stronger communities together. Each passing year has seen the participation of more teams drawn from across the breadth of the Malaysian capital market. 

The Bursa Bull Charge tracks a 5km run through Kuala Lumpur’s Capital Market Trail that passes the headquarters of a number of Malaysia’s capital market players. The run categories include the 1.5km CEO Run, a 5.0km Individual Run and a 2.5km Corporate Relay Run.

Please check out the fun and excitement of the Bursa Bull Charge at the Bursa Bull Charge Facebook page.

Pictures and Captions:

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Capital Market leaders getting ready to run for others at Bursa Bull Charge 2017

 

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Bursa Bull Charge is the capital market’s annual charity run to promote inclusiveness, social entrepreneurship and sustainability