Saturday June 16, 2012
Ipoh Starwalk offers many attractions
By CHAN LI LEEN
AFTER months of anticipation, Ipoh Starwalk 2012 will finally take place tomorrow.
This year’s event will be another fun-filled outing with a record-breaking 15,500 entries.
Of the number, about 14,160 will be taking part in the non-competition category while the remaining 1,210 have registered for the competition category.
Ipoh Starwalk has also reached a new milestone with the unveiling of a new category this year — the international competition category, which has attracted 130 participants.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir will flag off competition walkers at 7am and non-competition walkers at 7.15am at Stadium Indera Mulia.
Besides the fun and fellowship during the walk, in store for participants after the finish line are games, refreshments, a variety show and attractive prizes.
Non-competition walkers who complete the 7km walk and participants in both the competition categories who complete their 10km walk within 100 minutes will receive certificates of participation and will be qualified to take part in a lucky draw.
Among the prizes up for grabs are motorcycles, digital cameras, smartphones, mobile phones, and netbooks.
Ipoh Starwalk 2012 main sponsors — YES, Genneva Syariah, AmBank, Demak, Canon, BP Healthcare, Indomie, Magnum 4D, Pallas, F&N and Salonpas — will also have booths at the stadium.
There will also be refreshments and games at the booths.
An exciting variety show, sponsored by platinum sponsors YES and Genneva Syariah, will be held at the stadium from 9am to 10.30am to entertain participants, their family members and friends, and the public.
The show will, among others, feature song and dance performances such as belly dancing, hip hop and ballroom dancing as well as a mask-changing act.
The show will kick off at 9am with a special song performance by D’One Dance Studio.
Belly dancers from Susan Dance Academy will also mesmerise the crowd with their alluring dance moves.
An all-student group of six hip-hop dancers from DArtiz Studio Ipoh will then show off their youthful energy in a hip-hop dance, executing various styles, notably breaking, locking, and popping.
Those who wish to get a feel of what it is like to read the entire The Star newspaper online, including Metro editions of the different regions, should head over to The Star’s circulation booth from 8am to 1pm.
At a special price of RM260, they can sign up for a year’s supply of The Star plus free access to the ePaper.
Subscribers will get four entry passes to Lost World of Tambun and of course, the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
There will not be road closures during Ipoh Starwalk but traffic policemen will be stationed along the route to direct traffic.
The reporting time for participants is from 6am.
Competition walkers have to report at the Youth and Sports Department premises and non-competition walkers at the Perak Stadium. Participants are reminded to come early as the reporting time will not be extended. Vehicles will also not be allowed into the parking areas surrounding Stadium Indera Mulia after 6am.
Ipoh Starwalk 2012 is jointly organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and the Ipoh City Council with the cooperation of the state government, Perak Athletic Association, Perak Education Department, state police, Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital and Rela.
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