Press Release: KL Wellness City Proudly Supports the 2023 ZL Cup – 12-Hour Ultramarathon Challenge
[Kuala Lumpur, 24th July 2023] — KL Wellness City is thrilled to announce its enthusiastic support for the highly anticipated sports event of the year, the 2023 ZL Cup – 12-Hour Ultramarathon Challenge (ZL Ultramarathon). The event is jointly organized by PUMM Negeri Sembilan and PUMM Penang, supported by the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Formosa Women Organization of Malaysia, and JPWK Padang Lalang.
KL Wellness City admires the spirit of Zhee Long and is excited to be part of an event that encourages health, wellness, and relentless determination. Dato’ Sri Dr. Vincent Tiew, the Director of Sales and Marketing, will be participating as the ambassador in this grand event.
The deputy chairman of the organizing committee, Fabian Hoong, introduced the founder of the ZL Cup 12-hour International Ultramarathon, Zhee Long. Despite suffering from cerebral palsy since childhood, Zhee Long discovered a deep passion for running in 2004 and became unstoppable in this sport. By constantly challenging himself, he has become a true warrior in life. Zhee Long set the world record for the farthest distance run by a cerebral palsy patient within 24 hours (100.906 kilometers). To date, he has achieved five world records, bringing numerous honors to Malaysia, and was awarded the Top 10 Outstanding Young Malaysians in 2015.
Zhee Long is renowned for his strong determination and boundless spiritual strength, making him an exemplary figure for Malaysian entrepreneurs and the entire population to learn from. Therefore, this year, he will be hosting the 2023 ZL Cup – 12-Hour Ultramarathon Challenge in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
This event sincerely invites 300 entrepreneurs to participate in a three-day activity, especially those from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, with the aim of setting a Malaysia record for the most participating entrepreneurs in a challenge. The ZL Cup aims to promote the spirit of never give up and challenge personal limits, foster sharing and exchange among businesses, raise funds for charity, inspire more people to engage in sports activities, and raise awareness about the value of life and the importance of health.
This challenge is open exclusively to entrepreneurs, with a limited quota of 300 participants. The registration fee is RM1500, and the three-day event includes a welcome dinner for participants and a business exchange meeting, half-day learning activities, entry passes, specially designed running attire, custom-made medals, company logo promotion, a limited edition NFT (1 piece) as proof of participation, an exclusive NFT (1 piece) featuring the participant’s running photo during the race, as well as food and support during the event.
The founder of the 2023 ZL Cup – 12-Hour Ultramarathon Challenge, Mr. Cheng Zhee Long, shared during a press conference that the event aims to promote the spirit of life warriors and encourage individuals to challenge themselves through the participation of entrepreneurs. It also seeks to foster communication and sharing among businesses while giving back to society through charitable donations.
Furthermore, this activity will take place at the Bukit Mertajam Stadium, where entrepreneur participants will challenge themselves from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM, attempting to run as many kilometers as possible within the 12-hour duration. During the event, participants are allowed to take breaks, rest, eat, and walk, among other activities. It will undoubtedly serve as an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to exercise their determination and engage in self-challenge. Completing the challenge will earn participants valuable certificates of achievement.
In order to instill the importance of life and health from a young age, this event has also specially arranged the ZL Cup Fun Run, which will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 7:00 AM, covering a distance of 6 kilometers. The aim is to attract 1000 participants, encouraging every member of families and the entire community to join together, understand the spirit of Zhee Long, and cherish life collectively.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our sponsors and organizations for their valuable support in making this event a resounding success. Their participation will help create a positive impact on our society, encouraging more people to embrace sports and lead healthy lives.
Zhee Long calls for more organizations and sponsors to participate in this meaningful event, especially from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. He encourages all organizations and sponsors to use this platform to create more records for Malaysia.
This event is not just a competition; it has already reached the international stage. It is a platform to showcase sporting prowess and the power of unity. We believe that through this event, we can inspire more people to pay attention to sports, actively participate in them, and collectively create a healthy and positive social atmosphere.
We are looking forward to witnessing the charm of sports together during the Ultramarathon Challenge from November 3rd to 5th. Cheng Zhee Long also announced 3 brand ambassadors of ZL Cup. They are esteemed entrepreneurs such as Dr. Wilson Lin, Chairman, President, CEO of Doers Education Asean Ltd, along with renowned social media influencer and entrepreneur Dato Dr. Tony Looi, who serves as the chairman of Ban Lee Hin Group, and the esteemed triathlete entrepreneur Dato’ Sri Dr. Vincent Tiew, also known for his role as the KL Wellness City Executive Director of Branding, Sales & Marketing, will be gracing the event with their presence.
Here is the detailed schedule of the event:
1.) Entrepreneurs Welcome Dinner – Business Networking Dinner
November 3, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
2.) Entrepreneurs Learning Day – by Dr. Wilson Lin, Chairman of Doer Education Asean Ltd
November 4, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
3.) ZL Cup 12-Hour Ultramarathon Challenge
November 4, 2023, to November 5, 2023, from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM
4.) ZL Cup Fun Run – For All Participants November 5, 2023, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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If you are interested in participating in this event or have any other inquiries or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the following persons:
Nelson Beh: 012-217 2087
Fabian Hoong: 012-2078783
Alisy Chia: 019-955 0960
Amina Lee: 012-453 1388
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