#PROMENADEFITNESS: HSL is introducing the first annual La Promenade Fitness Weekend - Leading Healthy X-tive Lifestyles.
KUCHING: Hock Seng Lee (HSL) is introducing “La Promenade Fitness Weekend — Leading Healthy X-tive Lifestyles”, May 7-8, which will include Sarawak’s first Half Marathon since 2019.
The run, which is on Mother’s Day, includes 3km Family Walk, 5km run, and competitive 10km and 21.1km categories with prizes worth almost RM10,000.
FAST: The 10km and 21.1km competitive routes are fast and flat. Great for competition and personal bests.
Discounted early bird sign-ups are low from RM30 (3km/5km), RM40 (10km) and RM60 (21.1km). Corporate sign-ups are even cheaper at RM140 to RM290 for a group of five.
“HSL is subsiding to enable more to enjoy this wonderful event over Mother’s Day. We hope for a successful event, and we intend to turn the Fitness Weekend into a signature annual event for La Promenade Mall, like the recent Bonsai & Suiseki Championship,” digital marketing manager Sophia Ong said.
The run will begin and end at La Promenade, HSL’s flagship property development, which is best known for landscaping.
The Family Walk is within La Promenade, including the 1.8km tree-lined boulevard inside the gated residences. The 5km and 10km include parts of the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway.
LANDSCAPE: All run routes will include La Promenade's main tree-lined boulevard.
The Half Marathon route will bring runners from the mall to the picturesque Tanjong Bako and back through La Promenade’s gated community.
“It is a fast and flat course. The route should make for great competition and participants’ own personal bests,” Ong said.
The Fitness Weekend is a collaboration with Grit Event Management, Sweat Factory, Studio 23, Rentap Muay Thai, City Jogger’s Club and the Sarawak Government.
COLLAB: This is an event lead by some of Sarawak's best fitness partners.
“We are pleased to be part of the Sarawak’s X-tive initiative to achieve the ‘Sports For All by 2030’ vision. The inclusion of X-tive at La Promenade will encourage healthy lifestyles, especially in the Samarahan district. This also means we will apply even higher standards to ensure safety for a larger crowd,” Ong added.
X-tive will include Zumba and yoga classes, Muay Thai demos by Rentap Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demos by Studio 23 on Saturday and Sunday. All X-tive events are free.
“X-tive is a great Sarawak Government funded programme as society readapts to normalcy,” Grit Event Management founder Awang Saifeluddin said.
SIGN UP: Scan QR code to sign up. All runs are HSL subsidised to be cheap.
“The Sarawak wide healthy campaign is aimed at both physical and mental well-being. One reason La Promenade was selected was because of its landscaping. A good environment plays a part in healthy living.”
Sweat Factory, a functional fitness centre in the mall, is organising “The Sweat Challenge”.
(L-R) AWANG: X-tive is a great Sarawak Government funded programme as society readapts to normalcy.
SOPHIA: HSL is subsiding to enable more to enjoy this wonderful event over Mother's Day.
RICHARD: We're organising two competitions: one for the public, another an 'invitational' for professionals across Malaysia.
“We’re truly excited to be part of the La Promenade Fitness Weekend. We’re organising two competitions: one for the public, another an ‘invitational’ for professionals across Malaysia. Even at this early stage, response has been great!” Sweat Factory’s Richard Yu said.
“There are 24 confirmed teams, six from Kuching, four Sabah, five KL, three Miri, and two teams each from Penang and Bintulu,” added instructor Chai Kian Yew.
La Promenade Mall and the adjoining HSL Tower are Green Building Index certified. They are the first privately built facilities in Sarawak to be rated green, ensuring 25% better energy efficiency.
In 2018, the 200acre township won the prestigious Malaysia Landscape Architecture Award, during the World Landscape Architecture Month in Kuala Lumpur. Judges called La Promenade “a township within a park”.
The community has 1,800 Norfolk Pine Trees, over 25,000 tea leaf shrubs, Tecomas (better known as tropical Sakura trees), Hopeas and giant Bonsais.
COLLECT: The La Promenade Fitness Weekend medal and t-shirt.