//Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM raises RM28,000 for Down syndrome

Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM raises RM28,000 for Down syndrome

Source: Allianz, 19 November 2019

The Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM 2019 Relay Run raised RM28,000 for Down syndrome this year.

Since its inaugural run in 2014, Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM has managed to raise RM250,000 for the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation through its Kiwanis Pace-It-Forward corporate category, where corporates are required to pay a minimum donation of RM1,000 per team.

The 2019 run, which was held on 2 November at Padang Merbok attracted 198 teams including 28 corporate teams. Allianz Malaysia sponsored a total of 17 teams including two teams for the Kiwanis Pace-It-Forward category.

Allianz Malaysia Berhad Chief Executive Officer, Zakri Khir said that the Company’s involvement with the run was a great way to continuously support the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation.

“For Allianz Malaysia, it goes beyond just being title sponsors. As a corporate entity and an insurer, it is important for us to give back to society by playing a more involved role in supporting causes and foundations such as Kiwanis. This event is more than just about raising funds or awareness, it is also about engaging with the community, drawing appeal and championing the cause through a fun and healthy way,” said Zakri.

The Allianz Pacesetters 4x3KM 2019 Relay Run is a unique run which sees teams of four runners take part in a fun three kilometre relay race. This year’s event featured five categories; Category A – Men’s Open, Category B – Women’s Open, Category C – Mixed Open, Category D – Mixed under-26 and Category E – Kiwanis Pace It Forward (mixed).