CONVO RUN 2017: Run for Fun
In conjunction with the prestigious Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) 17th Convocation Ceremony, ConvoFest organised ConvoRun 2017 on 17 September 2017 with over 625 participants, breaking last year's record.
Themed "Run for Fun', the event was held to promote healthy and green living. It was also held to strengthen relations among UTP staff and students with the surrounding community. Teams of families, friends, UTP staff and students and the public from as young as nine years old, enthusiastically joined together in this annual run.
Dato' M. Karathu, former Head Coach of Kelantan and Perak Football Association was the guest of honour for this year's event. His presence made the event even more meaningful as he shared the secrets of his success with the runners.
The registration started as early as 7.00 am followed by a short warm-up exercise. Later, Dato' M. Karathu flagged off the run and was on hand to present the medals to the winners. Muhammad Harith Hanif Ahmad Johari, the defending champion, was the overall winner as he completed the route in 28 minutes and set the course record. There was also a lucky draw session with the prizes ranging from merchandises to hampers.
The event ended with a closing speech by UTP Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs & Alumni, Associate Prof Dr Nor Hisham Hamid. The participants had a wonderful experience and enjoyed taking part in the run.