The Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run continue to receive encouraging support with 14,000 participation after its 13th year in aid of the 7K Beneficiaries; Special Olympics Sabah and Sabah Thalassaemia Society. This run which started in 2000 aims to bring the Kota Kinabalu community together in the spirit of giving while promoting a healthier lifestyle in a fun and exciting way.
The Run, which begins and end at the Covered Tennis Court of Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club starts with a warming-up session at 5pm conducted by ZFS team with our guest of honours. At 5.17pm, the Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr Panyuki Matta representing the Minister of Youth & Sports YB Datuk Haji Tawfiq bin Datuk Haji Abu Bakar Titingan flags off the Run with thousands of runners of all ages eager to meet the 77 minutes time limit to be eligible for the lucky draws offering attractive prizes.
At the second flag off our Guest of Honour Encik Panyuki Mata, VVIPs YB Datuk Edward Yong, Assistant Minister to the Chief’s Minister and his wife YBhg Datin Mary Yong, Mr Howie Roberts, General Manager of Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club and other invited guests accompany the children from the beneficiaries; Sabah Thalassaemia Society and Special Olympics Sabah who also participated in the Run. The second Run was flagged off by the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu YBhg Datuk Abidin Madingkir.
Those not participating in the run enjoyed themselves at the 7K Carnival tucking into the many mouth-watering local and international delicacies as well as various offerings from the sponsors. As the last batch of runners returns, the deejays from Era FM KK, MY FM KK and hits.fm KK continue to entertain the crowd and the sporting crowd had great fun participating the games conducted.
The crowd were then entertained by our local talents TAKT, Apiz Paschya, Theo, Vons, April, Pure Harmony, Hippocamps, Diary of Us, Dang Bangs and Janrywine who wowed the crowd with their energetic performances.
This litter-free event is supported by DBKK, Ministry of Youth & Sports Sabah and Jabatan Belia & Sukan Persekutuan Negeri Sabah. The official drink is F&N/100Plus and
our the official radio stations are Era FM KK, MY FM KK and hitz.fm KK. The main sponsors for the 13th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run are Sayfol International School and Volkswagen Kota Kinabalu. Other sponsors include DGII, Mah Sing Group, Malta as well as Sounds Tech Production.
All nett profits from the 7K Run through registration, sale of coupons as well as sponsorships/donations from the public will be divided equally between the two beneficiaries.