Thursday, September 06, 2012

Nike We Run KL 2012

Update September 7, 2012 1530hours:
The race registration for Nike We Run KL 2012 is officially closed - 6 hours after it opened for registration. 15,000 entrance in 6hours.

For those in the know, the race has been taking in registration at public universities and colleges as early as early August. So, this come as little surprise.

Original posting as of September 6:
For those of you looking forward to the Nike We Run KL series. It is back this year on October 13, 2012 and the event will be officially opened tomorrow for registration. Limited to 15,000 people and was sold out last year in record 60hours (up to 10,000 runners in 2011), better get ready by your PC as it open for registration tomorrow, September 7, 2012 at 12.01am. 9am.

Here is the official press released distributed by Nike Malaysia.

Nike We Run KL 2011
Malaysia part of 32 stops across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central Europe and Latin America with almost 400,000 participants expected to run in races from September to December 2012.

MALAYSIA, 3 SEPTEMBER 2012 – On 13 October 2012, Nike’s We Run race returns to Malaysia to inspire, support and connect runners around the world. Malaysia will be the 14th city out of 32 cities, with 15,000 runners expected. The runners will be part of a global We Run race movement, and will see a total of 395,500 runners from 34 cities participating. It will forge a new global community of athletes through Nike’s most connected race series yet with innovative Nike+ technology. The We Run race series kicked off on September 1 in Prague, Czech Republic, and will conclude on December 15 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

This year’s race will be very different from previous Nike’s We Run races held as this will be the first evening run ever within the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. The Nike We Run KL 10km race will flag off from Jalan Ampang at 5.30pm and finish at Dataran Merdeka where the race village will be based. Last year, the Nike We Run KL closed out 10,000 slots in a record-breaking 60 hours, which remains to be the fastest race to close out ever in Malaysia till today. Due to the overwhelming popularity and demand of the race, the capacity has been increased to 15,000

Participants can expect a unique and memorable experience as they will be running against the backdrop of some of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic buildings such as the KL Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers. Other than the breathtaking views, runners can also immerse themselves with an exhilarating experience of different genres of music at designated entertainment zones along the route. The race village will see an explosion of entertainment acts by some of the biggest names in the local music industry, with exciting activities runners can engage and connect with to complete the runners’ experience. This year, participants who finish the 10K race will also earn an exclusive finisher’s tee on top of the usual race tee – more ways to remember their experience by.

To help runners go the distance, and build up their confidence towards race day, Nike will be hosting training sessions around Klang Valley. The training sessions are designed to help runners get the best out of themselves and to be mentally and physically prepared for race day. Runners can expect to see the likes of local athletes and celebrities joining the fun, making each session unique.

“This year’s edition of We Run KL, Nike wants to create an experience like no other. We are excited with the prospect of an evening race and we want every runner to feel good about themself. They will be part of a special community of runners who will be taking part globally in the We Run race series. What will make this a truly unique experience is that the runners will be connected through Nike+, a global community where you can share your personal achievements, gain encouragement as you work towards your goal. And with that being said, this effectively makes Nike+ the biggest running community in the world. ” said Nike’s Country Marketing Manager, Joan Yeoh.

Registration begins on 7th September 2012, 9am onwards on Interested participants are Registration fees and categories as follows:


UNDER 25 Y.O. - RM40

25 Y.O. & ABOVE - RM50

BUDDY 1+1 (UNDER 25 ONLY) - RM70

Race pack collection will start from the 5 – 7 October 2012, taking place at the Piazza, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara (open space in front of E@Curve). For more information, log on to or


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  1. Hah, but registration only starts at 9 am onwards.. Not 12 am. So can safetly go zzz tonight.

    I'm not joining d run. just wondering why there r so many ppl or runners who r interested with this run? :)

  2. Chen - it's the brand. To be fair, the last 2 years has been good organisation. So, i guess when there is a good race, everyone wants to join.

    Like Standard Chartered KL Marathon...they went from "rubbish" to "Gold"...all by listening to runners. each year, the bar is raised.

    This year, Nike Run will be in evening in central KL...i have my reservations if the timing will work out.

  3. website down ...apa la Nike....