The Bungwak Run is organised by a group of Malay College Old Boys to create a long-term event that would benefit MCKK and its Alumni. This year, it is organised by the Class of 97.
What is Bungwak Run?
Bungwak Run is a Relay Run comprising of 3 members in a team who take turns completing 6 laps of the race course. Each runner will run 2 laps of 1.6km (1 mile) per lap. Overall distance is 9.7km. (no prize in pointing this out, yes it’s 100m further than last’s year race course).
Bungwak Run aims to create a fun morning that encourages a healthy lifestyle, camaraderie and teamwork, taking place early Sunday before the traditional OBW rugby match every year.
The inaugural Bungwak Run was held last year and received an overwhelming response from the participants and those who came back for OBW. To ensure that the Bungwak Run flag is flying high as well as to continue Class of 96’s superb effort, Class of 97 is pleased to take the baton and organise this year’s Bungwak Run.
And yes, participants will be treated with the famous Cendol Kuale from Lembah at the finish line this time around.
Where and When?
The Bungwak Run event will be held at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar on 16 April 2017, in conjunction with the Old Boys Weekend that will take place from 14 to 16 April 2017.
This year’s run will start at Padang Big School to recreate the scene when the present boys are flagged-off for the cross country event.
Who can join?
Each team consists of three (3) runners. The combined age of the team members will determine the category that the team will compete in. There are three categories:
- Student Category: Relay Team of 3 runners, where the total age of the runners are 60 years and below.
- Open Category: Relay Team of 3 runners, where the total age of the runners are between 61 and 120 years.
- Veteran Category: Relay Team of 3 runners, where the total age of the runners are above 120 years.
Team members must consist of at least one (1) Malay College Old Boy (MCOB) or Present Boy. The other team members can consist of other MCOBs, family members (male/female), friends, girlfriends, Present Boys, MCKK teachers or staff members.
The first three teams from each category to complete the Run will be awarded the first, second and third place medals. The first team from the Student, Open and Veteran Category will receive the Championship Trophy.
Everyone else who finishes the Run will receive a medal for their valiant efforts.
To register your team for the Bungwak Run 2017, click here.
“Berakit-rakit ke hulu,
Berenang-renang ke tepian,
Class of 97 Committee
Bungwak Run ’17