Aug 29, 2016

Fun at the AK Balloon Run 3.0

Yours truly and her mini me was among a total of  2,000 runners,that took part in Kuala Lumpur’s only balloon run organized by Avenue K shopping mall. The 5 and 7 kilometre fun run took place in the vicinity of the trendy new shopping mall along a scenic route within the city centre mainly via Jalan Pinang, Jalan Binjai and Jalan Mayang.

I was there at about 6.30am and after registration, we went on to collect our balloons, which was what that made the fun 
run unique, as the participants here had to tie the balloons to any part of their body...

The balloons also acted as time boosters in that there is an addition of 5 seconds per balloons or a deduction of 5 seconds per lost or burst balloon from the runner’s official finishing time, once they complete the race

Local celebrities from a popular Chinese series called “Punch & Jude” namely Henley, Fabian and Mei Sim have also joined  the professional trainers from Fitness First for a  10-minute warm up session before sending runners to their run at Avenue K’s main entrance following by the flag-off session by the Director of Tourism KL, Mr. Akbal Setia and Avenue K’s Deputy General Manager, Phang Sze Sze. 

Then we had to run through the streets of KL passing various city attractions such as the Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, before ending back where we all started at AK’s main entrance on Jalan Ampang. 

AK Balloon Run has kinda become one of Malaysia’s favourite running events that has drawn thousands of local and international runners to navigate the route covering beautiful and historical landmarks around the city of Kuala Lumpur.

AK Balloon Run 3.0 was  supported by Visa, 8TV, Fly FM, KPJ Healthcare, and Fitness First. 

The top 10 winners from Men and Women’s Open categories and top 3 Men’s Veteran category were rewarded with a total of cash prizes worth RM 5,200 while the top 3 winners from Men and Women’s International and Family categories were rewarded with a total of AK cash vouchers worth RM 1,800. 

All participants also received a limited edition sling bag just so cute with a pink Yoda and "Run Fuchsia Run" on it...., race bib, dri-fit race shirt from Ultron  and fuchsia balloons. Finishers received medals and e-certificates.

There was also a pre-running workshop session organized conducted by Fitness First on 27 August  to help the runners to be more equipped with pre-run skills. 

It was definitely a thrilling and challenging run but one individuals and families enjoyed. My daughter and I had an amazing time at this run.... 

Check out or or call 03-2168 7888 for more information about AK Balloon Run, events, promotions and campaigns in Avenue K.  


  1. must be having lots fun! n pink is my favorite !!

  2. This indeed looks fun and so unique. How many balloons did you break? Hahaha

  3. wow...looks enjoy and fun!!! is it should break the balloon??

  4. Saw you having lotsa fun with your post on facebook, I like the medal!! So keewwwt!

  5. OMG! The event is so cute~ Everyone is holding balloons while running ~ :D

  6. So many big brands are sponsoring the event. great exposure

  7. What a fun run this must have been. I am amazed that there seem to be a run in KL every Sunday!


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