5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS ELECTRIC RUN MALAYSIA 2017

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If you didn’t make it to last year’s Electric Run, fret not. ELECTRIC RUN Malaysia : RECHARGED is now back, bigger and better than ever before! Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t miss this year’s run!

1. ENJOY TWO EVENTS IN ONE
Imagine dancing with a ton of creative, happy, and colourful runners (and walkers; no judgement here) throughout multiple mind-boggling courselands, all with the same goal of getting to the finish line for the epic celebration!

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2. FAMILY FUN FIT FOR EVERYONE
Looking for a fun run party fit for every member of your family? At Electric Run, you can! Entry for children under 12 years of age is free*. But you better be fast because there are limited free registrations that are only available on a first come first serve basis.
*One (1) parent is allowed to bring only one (1) child/participant under 12 years old, and child must be accompanied by a successfully registered parent, adult legal guardian, or an eligible adult care person at all times.

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3. FIRST TIMERS? DON’T FRET!
The thought of a 5k run can give you shivers, especially if you’re a first timer to the marathon game. At Electric Run, you can walk or run (just make sure you stay on the left if you’re a walker) and stay at your own pace, while you enjoy all the colours, music, and decorations scattered throughout the course.

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4. FUN GLOWING DANCE PARTY
All course lands are decorated with light installations and glow-in-the-dark designs, perfect for photo taking and sudden daydreams of being in Mad Hatter’s mystic land.

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5. PARTY WITHOUT THE NEGATIVITY
Electric Run has the energy of a full-blown concert but without the negativity. Every participant arrives with the expectation of having fun, which is what Electric Run is all about. The finish line celebration involves partying with an International artist or two, followed by a spectacular fireworks show that will be hard to forget. A must see for those who look forward to light shows!

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CREATIVITY IS KEY!

The time to get colourful is NOW!
Amp up your plain outfit by getting dolled up in some neon gear at this year’s ELECTRIC RUN MALAYSIA 2017! Here are a few ideas that are bound to get you glowing all night long!

 

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1. NEON APPAREL

This is the best (and most appropriate) time for you to get decked out in an array of brightly coloured apparel like leggings, sport bras, tank tops, and shoes! You know you want to!

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2. NEON ACCESSORIES

Get your adrenaline pumping with a pair of shoes with matching laces or glowstick glasses that warn the other runners you’re coming! For those of you that aren’t ready to be under the spotlight, a colourful trucker cap will get you to the finish line in style.

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3. NEON ADD-ONS

Neon glow sticks, paint and tape make their home on your body for the colourful night that is ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED! Here’s your chance to let your imagination go wild, so that you can be the most colourful life of the party!

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4. TIME TO GET CREATIVE

Save your hard earned cash by becoming your very own paint canvas! Get dolled up in neon paint, glitter, and all things that sparkle, before becoming the belle of the ball at this year’s ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED!

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GETTING READY FOR ELECTRIC RUN MALAYSIA 2017

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Ex-Electric Run participants know very well that the race begins with you in a clean and crisp t-shirt……

This year’s run is going to be louder, brighter, and definitely more COLOURFUL! Here are a few tips and tricks on how and what to do (especially for Electric Run newbies) before joining this year’s ELECTRIC RUN MALAYSIA 2017!

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1. Register for ELECTRIC RUN.
Registering is only the beginning. Knowing that your name has been registered and that some of your friends know you are joining will probably give you more incentive to start training. Now go and get ready!

2. Training is KEY.
You don’t have to run or jog every day to prepare yourself for a 5K. A lil’ jog or run 2- 3 times a week would probably help you get in better shape than you already are in. This can involve jogging or running for short distances, up steep hills or stairs, or walking for long distances. By the way, walking to the kitchen does not count!

3. Stretch that body of yours!
When you begin walking or running more, certain parts of your body tend to get tighter particularly the tissues that surround your muscles. To ensure you don’t get injured while training or during the run, make sure you remember to stretch before and after your workouts.

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4. Keep things hot by warming up!
A short jog of about 2 – 3 minutes before your run will do wonders to your muscles. Not only will your muscles be more prepared for the upcoming 5K, this lil’ trick will get you excited for what’s about to happen at the finish line!

5. Don’t eat too much before the run!
Keep your hunger at bay by having a simple small meal about 2-3 hours before the race. This will allow you to sufficiently digest your food, but still have enough energy for the event. If you tend to get hungry more often than normal people, a small pick-me-up like half a banana or a small handful of raisins or nuts just 5-10 minutes before the race will keep your tummy grumbles on the down-low.

6. Expectations should be left at home!
Many people simply walk during their first Electric Run, since it is, after all, a completely untimed event. If you’re new to this whole 5K running thing, make sure you don’t impose any expectations on yourself, as this will only make you jittery (which defeats the purpose of a fun run, dunnit). Just relax, have fun, and perform at a pace that is comfortable for you and allows you to have a big smile on your messy, sweaty, happy face at the finish line.

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These tips and tricks may or may not make your experience better, but there’s no harm trying right? Here’s a lil’ reminder though…..remember to wipe any drool or excessive sweat off your grinning face before you cross the finish line so you don’t look like an exhausted zombie in your post-race photos!