KUALA LUMPUR: The fourth edition Bursa Malaysia Bhd’s Bursa Bull Charge saw the participation of 1,818 runners from 150 organisations and interestingly enough, ‘1818’ is also the stock code of the stock exchange.
“This year’s Bursa Bull Charge has been a resounding success due to the unwavering commitment of the participants, sponsors and volunteers and I would like to record my appreciation to all of them,” said chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan in a statement.
“Bursa Bull Charge promotes several themes and among them are greater inclusiveness in the marketplace, initiatives related to social entrepreneurship and the better integration of sustainability and sustainable business practices into the capital market. The capital market and its supporters have once again come together to contribute to a noble cause.”
The bourse had this year managed a carbon neutral event in line with Bursa Malaysia’s aspiration to be a sustainability champion.
“I’m happy to see our participants and their supporters taking advantage of the free rides provided by an electric bus plying the route and the rebate offered by a ride sharing company. Surplus food and water were also donated to a food bank to reduce wastage,” said Tajuddin.
True to its spirit of inclusiveness, the run included representatives from organisations such as public listed companies, investment banks, brokers, SMEs, ministries and regulators who ran alongside university students, young executives and members of the media.
Funds which were raised through the event will be distributed to 30 beneficiaries representing a range of different segments including the disabled, youth, underprivileged and single mothers.
The Bursa Bull Charge tracks a 5km run through Kuala Lumpur’s Capital Market Trail that passes the headquarters of a number of Malaysia’s capital market players. The run categories include the 1.5km CEO Run, a 5.0km Individual Run and a 2.5km Corporate Relay Run.