31 January 2019
Staying true to its motto – Take Time to Be Kind – Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s most anticipated Rock To Rock Run is back for the eighth time and is set to be held on 23 Jun. 2019 to raise funds to purchase a new ambulance under the ‘Ambulance For Life’ project for the local community.
The ‘Ambulance for Life’ project which started as a philanthropic initiative by Hard Rock Hotel Penang has received overwhelming support from the government authorities. Hard Rock Hotel Penang has now joined forces with the Penang State Government, Penang Sports Council, Penang Amateur Athletic Association, City Council of Penang Island and Malaysia Civil Defence Department to enhance the emergency response service and to help save the lives of those in need through this charitable event. The newly purchased ambulance, valued at approximately RM 185,000, will be stationed within the Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang vicinity and will be managed and operated by Malaysia Civil Defence Department.
Hard Rock Hotel Penang pledges to raise RM 70,000 through Rock To Rock Run (RTRR) 2019 to support the “Ambulance For Life” project. The balance amount required for the project will be co-sponsored by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) Penang Chapter comprising of hotels and resorts in Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang vicinity, including Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Golden Sands Resort - Penang, The Angsana Teluk Bahang Penang, Bayview Beach Resort Penang, Holiday Inn Resort Penang and generous contributions from the state government, various partners and sponsors such as:
“We believe that the ‘Ambulance for Life’ project will greatly benefit the local community, tourists and hotel guests around the Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang vicinity, who presently rely heavily on the emergency response service from Penang General Hospital, which takes about 45 minutes to reach the destination due to Batu Ferringhi’s distinct location from the city centre and nearby hospitals,” said John Primmer, the general manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang. “We are overwhelmed that a single idea is slowly transforming the lives of many. With the support from all sponsors, we as individuals can improve our lives and support each other at times in need.”
Registration fee for both Fun Run (3.8km) and Competitive Run (10.2km) is RM 88.00 nett each. Participating runners are advised to collect their race pack on Friday, 21 to Saturday, 22 June 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s carpark, which includes an exclusive designed RTRR t-shirt, participation e-certificate, a finisher medal and an entitlement to a lucky draw on the event day.
Established since 2010, Rock To Rock Run (RTRR) is one-of-a-kind iconic biennial charity run that has benefited 8 non-profit organizations over the years. Organizations that have benefited from the past runs were Rumah Seri Cahaya (2010 and 2015), Crystal Family Home and Association of Rehab of the Disabled (2011), Asia Community Service Stepping Stone Centre (2012), SJK(C) Permatang Tinggi (2013), SJK(C) Yok Eng (2014) and Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Ferringhi (2017).