IOI City Mall Delivers Scenic Experience for Runners of IOI City Mall Run and Announces the Winner of Prosperity Drive Contest
Putrajaya, 27th March 2016 – Flagged off at 7.30am from The Symphony Walk, Ground Floor of IOI City Mall, the inaugural IOI City Mall Run 2016 saw runners had lots of fun experiencing the scenic trail across IOI Resort City.
Hosted by the mall’s management, IOI City Mall Run 2016 aims to be the platform and catalyst that fosters community development via a healthy lifestyle. “At IOI, we always emphasise in creating a physical presence in the local community. As such, we constantly drive activities that gathers people because we believe that greater sense of community leads to a sustainable social well-being,” said Chris Chong, Complex General Manager of IOI City Mall.
Through its 6.4KM route, runners had an unforgettable experience in discovering IOI Resort City. “IOI City Mall Run 2016 delivers a unique running experience because the route stretched across iconic developments of IOI Resort City, such as Beverly Row Bungalows, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Palm Garden Hotel, Palm Garden Golf Course, IOI Square Office Towers, Puteri Palma Condominiums and IOI City Mall. Such scenic route allows runners to have an enjoyable run without paying attention to those burning muscles,” Chris added.
Adding to the excitement, winners from both Men’s Open and Women’s Open were each awarded with cash prizes, vouchers from IKnowVation Lab and Mio Performance Wearables. Completed at 23 minutes, Ahmad Luth Bin Hamizan emerged as the Champion for Men’s Open category. “Although it was just 6.4KM, the route was rather hilly and challenging. The run was good as it comes with a great view,” Ahmad elaborated.
As for Sheela Samivellu, Champion for Women’s Open category, she commented that the event was a fun experience to discover the beauty of IOI Resort City. “Running is always a great way to discover a new place because it allows you to explore the unexplored paths,” added Sheela.
Lucky draw sessions were also conducted to award lucky runners with exciting goodies from SportsDirect.com, Mio and Timekeeper. IOI City Mall Run 2016 is proudly organized by ZX Entertainment; co-organized by Partymate and Stark Events; powered by HooHA Asia, MyBrandApp and Sport Play; and sponsored by Brooks, BMS Organics, Idemitsu, Timekeeper, Mio, SportsDirect.com, and IKnowVation Lab.
Prosperity Drive Contest Grand Prize Draw
In addition to the run, the mall also hosted the Grand Prize Draw for its Prosperity Drive Contest in the afternoon at Ground Floor East Wing of the mall. During the Chinese New Year celebration, IOI City Mall tied up with Citroën to reward one of its top spenders with a new drive – a Citroën C3. Prosperity Drive Contest was launched from 15 Jan-14 Feb 2016, whereby shoppers who have spent RM 350 in a single receipt during the period were eligible for the draw.
More than 500 shoppers attended the event to witness the finale of Prosperity Drive Contest. Present for the event finale were Michael Ravunni, Head of Sales of Naza Euro Motors, Cheah Wing Choong, Chief Operating Officer of Property Investments and Chris Chong, Complex General Manager of IOI City Mall.
“We are thrilled by the overwhelming response from our shoppers and we would like to thank and congratulate everyone for taking part,” said Chris excitedly. He went on to say that the Prosperity Drive Contest is in line with the mall’s commitment to deliver a rewarding shopping experience to its shoppers and the prize presentation event was held to thank all participants for taking part. “Ultimately, we would like shoppers to know that at IOI City Mall, we value your support for choosing us as your preferred shopping destination,” Chris commented.
Residing at Sungai Buloh, a 66 years old retiree, Lim How Chong emerged as the Grand Prize winner and the proud owner of a brand-new Citroën C3. Commenting on his winning, Lim said that it was just a random decision to take part in the Prosperity Drive Contest organized by the mall.
“I could not believe it when I was informed that I had won the Citroën C3. I never expect to win because I was never the lucky one when it comes to contest. Fortunately, this round, my luck came at the right time and I would like to thank Citroën and IOI City Mall for granting my wish and proving me wrong,’’ Lim laughed.
Along with the Grand Prize giveaway sponsored by Citroën, consolation lucky draw prizes worth up to RM7000 sponsored by Absolute Thai, CARS International, Golden Screen Cinemas, OGAWA, SHINS and Timekeeper were also awarded to lucky shoppers. The event was also supported by Cornery, Dal.Komm Coffee and Dunkin Donuts.