Can you imagine more than 83,000 registrations running on the same day around the world?
Themed “Powered by Ambition” the annual charity event Spirit of WIPRO Run marks it’s 6th year in Malaysia. It’s yet another successful event that held concurrently around the world with more than 83,000 registrations across 114 cities where WIPRO has its offices.
The objective of ‘Spirit of WIPRO Run’ is to foster the values that WIPRO UNZA considers to be the foundation of the company. The values are intensity to Win, Act with Sensitivity, and Unyielding Integrity. This run is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative that aims to contribute back to the society by encouraging systematic improvement in education and to the local communities where WIPRO operates in.
This year, WIPRO UNZA had also invited and sponsored the children from Rumah Kanak-kanak Triniti Selangor for the event. For the past two years, the company has been sponsoring the tuition fees for the children leveraging from their corporate ‘Wipro Cares’ which focuses on contributing to society by catalysing systematic improvement in education and local communities that they operate within.
“We are thrilled that the number of participants doubled from the previous year as this shows greater awareness and stronger support towards our CSR initiatives. This is a great encouragement for us to carry on this charity effort. The funds raised this year will go towards improving the living conditions of the underprivileged as well as education improvement efforts,” says Sriram Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive of Wipro Unza Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The Spirit of WIPRO Run kicked off at the break of dawn with more than 4,300 participants made up of employees, vendors, friends and suppliers culminating in Perdana Botanical Garden (Lake Garden), Kuala Lumpur.
Similar to other competitive runs, the Spirit of WIPRO Run had the Men & Women Open – 8km category where all participants received a finisher medal. There was also the Family Fun Run – 3km. The TOP 3 runners for every category will received a special medal each.
Besides the run, there were tele-matches for families, CARRIE JUNIOR mascot appearance, and inflatable castles, fishing pond game, entertaining clown and game booths with prizes. Participants were also treats to a buffet and children were especially elated with the cotton candy and popcorns which were made available throughout the event. The day ended with lots of goodies, as well as winners’ prizes given away to those who were present.