Borderless SISTERHOOD via FITNESS : WOW RUN the Pioneer

Women of Wellness (WOW) is a brainchild of Mudzalifah Anuar from Singapore. Started in 2014 with a 5km fun run for all ladies, this year on the 25th October, 7am, WOW RUN 2015 was celebrated in five countries; Singapore | Malaysia | Indonesia | Australia | USA

The theme for this year is Embrace Womanhood.

Mudzalifah @ Race Kit Collection, Singapore

Mudzalifah @ Race Kit Collection, Singapore

In Singapore and Malaysia, the 5 km run was cancelled due to poor air quality as a result of the haze that clouded both Singapore and Greater Kuala Lumpur for many many days. In Malaysia, despite run cancellation, a few other planned activities were moved indoors so that the sisters could enjoy the day. The ladies had zumba, fitness challenges and a dialogue session on women empowerment as shared by Emmy and  The Weekend Runner

In Jakarta, Australia and USA the run kicked off awesomely.

Here are some FACES of WOW SISTERS from WOW RUN 2015. With the different time zones, the run and activities started at 7am accordingly:






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  • WOW RUN Jakarta

    WOW RUN Jakarta



WOW RUN Singapore



Watch the girls sweating out & having loads of fun

Something a little bit more serious after that. There was a women empowerment dialogue session talking about leadership, brought to you by Gorgeous Geeks.




  • USA


Atlanta, USA


With all the excitement and activities, we feel WOW RUN should continue as how Mudzalifah aspires it to be.
During the fitness challenges in Malaysia, an ultra marathoner made a significant observation. The ladies could really enjoy themselves and push themselves to do perform fitness activities.

True, some ladies are shy and have certain requirements to perform fitness activities. We should continue to understand their requirements and provide suitable environment for them.

Congrats to all organisers and sisters for making the spirit of fitness among us BORDERLESS.

Final Updates : WOW RUN Malaysia

The WOW RUN is 2 days away and we hope this is the final updates. Previous update is at

Date : 25 October 2015 (Sunday)

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Venue: Multimedia Development Corporation Cyberjaya

Agenda :
7:30 am : Zumba by Aida Mohd
8:15 am : Fitness Challenges and Prize Giving
8:30 am : Women Empowerment Dialogue, Gorgeous Geeks
9:30 am : End


  • All racekit have been shipped out. Should you not receive it, just come and get one from Nashata booth anytime from 7am – 9:30 am on event day.
  • Your BIB number is on your WOW RUN running shirt. Please wear your running shirt to collect medal after Zumba. You can collect from 8:15am – 10:00am. No running tee, no medal.
  • Activities are open to female ages 12 and above. Men can come and support only.

We run & exercise for a better health,and your wellness is important to us.

  • The air quality is expected to be unhealthy on the 25th October. For more info on haze forecast. please refer to the details here.
    Due to that, the run is cancelled. However, zumba will be moved indoor & the women empowerment dialogue will continue as scheduled.
  • Despite the haze, the-ever-supportive gents will come to support you. The firefighters who have agreed to cheer at the run and Azran Osman Rani, the ironman and CEO of iflix will be at the event to support Women of Wellness.


There are a few changes since we are moving activities indoor.




Fitness challenges are ON after ZUMBA ! So keep training so that you can win these prizes.

  • Prizes for Challenges
    1. Longest Plank
    2. Highest # of Burpees
    3. Highest # of Push UpsThe winner for each challenge will get a month FREE membership at the CURVES worth RM547.

Curves Fitness Center

  • Prizes for Instagram Competition: #WOWRUNMY
    1. Most creative photo
    2. Most funny photo
    3. Best Wefie/Group PictureMake sure you use hashtag #WOWRUNMY when you share photos on instagram.
    Since the run is cancelled, we are starting the competition a day earlier 24th October until 25th October 8:15am.
    The winner of each category gets a pack of Personal Care Products from Good Virtues worth RM216

Good Virtues

5. WOMEN DIALOGUE SESSION : Leadership by Gorgeous Geeks


  • This session is limited to 50 pax only. Secure your seats HERE NOW!
  • Time : 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Venue : Bunga Raya Auditorium, MDeC
  • Speakers
    • Dato Ng Wan Peng – COO, MDeC
    • Karen Loh – Founder, Malaysia Women Marathon
    • Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir – Woman Activist
  • Moderator : Nadiah Tan Abdullah , HR Director, Experian Malaysia


If you have any questions, please email

Haze Condition : T-4 days from WOW RUN Malaysia

Dear runners,

The haze got back into Klang Valley last weekend and it has not gone away. This has always been our concern and here are updates and forecast based on today’s info. We will keep you posted.


1.  Haze Map  : Source National Environment Agency Singapore 

The haze map shows the hotspots area is big in Sumatera and the wind is expected to blow northwest of Sumatera, towards what seems to be Melaka, Klang Valley and Negeri Sembilan.

Haze Aerial Map


2. Air Pollution Asia Real Time Air Quality Index Visual Map as of 21 Oct 2015 7am

Source World Air Quality Index Site

Air Pollution in Asia

3. Increasing  fire alert count in Sumatera : Source ABC.NET

 Fire Count @ Sumatra

4. Putrajaya API the past 2 days.


5. API Forecast Shah Alam (21st – 27 October). Source : World Air Quality Index Site

Air Quality is expected to continue to be unhealthy until next Monday, 26th Oct.
Note : We are unable to find the forecast for Putrajaya. Shah Alam is the closest we could find.

Shah Alam Haze Forecast


The video forecast of haze is also captured here.


Get Ready for WOW RUN Malaysia

WOW Run is around the corner and we hope you are all set to have loads of fun! For a smooth and exciting experience, kindly go through the info provided below.

Women Empowerment Dialogue by Gorgeous Geeks

Date: 25 Oktober 2015 (Sunday)

Time: 06:45am – 9:30am
Venue: Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), Cyberjaya


6:45am : Warm Up
7:00 am : Flag Off by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir
7:30 am : Zumba by Aida Mohd
8:15 am : Fitness Challenges & Prize Giving
8:30 am : Women Empowerment Dialogue Session on Leadership at Bunga Raya Auditorium MDeC
9:30 am : End

Here are the updates!


  • Your racekit will be shipped to you 19 October onwards via POSLAJU. It takes 1 or 2 working days to reach you.
    Please update your shipping address to ensure someone can receive your pack.
  • The running BIB will be on your shirt. Please run in the running shirt on that day to ensure you get to collect your medal at finishing line.
    Only finishers running in the WOW RUN tee will get the medal.
  • We will provide you event layout and agenda in the race kit
  • ALL REGISTERED participants will get a SPECIAL hand balloon.
    Please pick it up from the Food Counter after Warm Up Session


Event Venue

  • Multimedia Development Corporation
    Address : 2360, Persiaran APEC, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
  • GPS Location
    Latitude : 2.9224, Longtitude : 101.659
  • Here’s the directions on Waze.


  • Masjid Raja Haji Fi Sabilillah
    It is located along Persiaran Semarak Api, Cyberjaya.
    Here’s the direction on Waze
  • Surau @ Balai Bomba & Penyelamat, Cyberjaya
    It is located along Persiaran Apec, Cyberjaya.
    Here is the direction on Waze


There are four areas we suggest you to park at:

  1. Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) Internal Parking Area.
    Our venue sponsor, the Multimedia Development Corporation will allow parking within their compound if you arrive before 6:40 am. After which, you need to park at other designated areas.
    If you park at this area, due to safety, we will only allow you to leave after 8:15 am; when all runners have reached finish line.
  2. Cottage Drive
    Take immediate left after you pass MDeC building to get into the Cottage Drive. You will see KFC, Nandos Chicken, Pizza Hut and PappaRich along this road.
  3. Jalan Teknokrat 6
  4. Jalan Impact

Parking Lot



  • Drop Bag Area
    Open from 6:30am – 9:30am
  • Food Counter
    Open from 7:30am – 9:30am. You can enjoy your food at the eating area. It is a nice lawn by the fish pond.
  • Zumba Area
    Don’t forget to run fast to Zumba on time. It starts from 7:30am – 8:15am
    Any girls can join the zumba. No registration is required.
  • Medic / Ambulans
    Paramedic & ambulans will be stations at event site, while one paramedic at water station
  • Medal Collection 
    Medal Collection is at the counter next to Bunga Raya Auditorium. You need to enter MDeC building to go to the Auditorium.
    Only registered runners who finish the run are entitled for medal.
  • Photobooth
    There is a photobooth close to the sponsors area. Get all the fun & exciting shots here!
    Open from 7:30am  – 9:30am
  • Sponsors Area
    Open from 7:30am – 9:30am
  • Women Dialogue Session by Gorgeous Geeks
    Starts at 8:30 am – 9:30am
  • Speakers Area
    This is for holding area for Women Dialogue Speakers
  • MDeC Parking
    You can only park in this area if you arrive before 6:40am.
    If you park at this area, due to safety, we will only allow you to leave after 8:15 am when all runners have reached finish line
  • Toilets
    There are 3 toilet areas in MDeC building.
WOW RUN Floor Plan

WOW Run Floor Plan



  • The run/walk starts and finishes at MDeC.
  • The water station is at the bus stop, right after SM Seri Puteri.
  • One paramedic will be at the water station
  • For safety,
    • Please keep left while running at all times
    • You are encouraged to run on the running path by the road
    • We will mobilize sweepers to pick up last runners along the route 8:30 am onward
    • There will be many marshalls on bike and foot to support you. If you need any assistance, just let them know.
  • Enjoy the run and do take a lot of pictures.
  • Use #WOWRUNMY when you share pictures so that we can find you. More info on Prizes Section below.

WOW RUN Water Station


  • Prizes for Challenges
    After ZUMBA, we are going to throw a challenge to all ladies
    1. Longest Plank
    2. Highest # of Burpees
    3. Highest # of Push Ups
  • The winner for each challenge will get a month FREE membership at the CURVES worth RM547.

Curves Fitness Center

  • Prizes for RunWithInsta Competition: #WOWRUNMY
    1. Most creative photo
    2. Most funny photo
    3. Run strong photoMake sure you use hashtag #WOWRUNMY when you share photos on instagram.
    Competition starts 6:45am till 8:15am.
  • The winner of each category gets a pack of Personal Care Products from Good Virtues worth RM216

Good Virtues

7. WOMEN DIALOGUE SESSION : Leadership by Gorgeous Geeks

We have put together an WOW-some WOMEN for you from diverse background. COME, JOIN US and CONVERSE

  • This session is limited to 50 pax only. Secure your seats HERE NOW!
  • Time : 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Venue : Bunga Raya Auditorium, MDeC
  • Speakers
    • Dato Ng Wan Peng – COO, MDeC
    • Karen Loh – Founder, Malaysia Women Marathon
    • Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir – Woman Activist
    • Anne Abraham – Advocate and Supporter for Women Leadership Development (TBC)
  • Moderator : Nadiah Tan Abdullah , HR Director, Experian Malaysia


We run & exercise for a better health, and your wellness is important to us.

  • We are expecting a good weather on that day, but should the air quality index is unhealthy; i.e, API reading for Putrajaya on  is above 100 on running day (as of 1 am 25th October), the run will be cancelled. However, zumba will be moved indoor & the women empowerment dialogue session will continue as scheduled. You can pick up the goodie bags and medal at MDeC on event day  from 7:30am – 9:30am.
  • The run will continue should the API reading is below 100, and we encourage all runners to bring and wear mask if the API is between 50 and 100.
  • Should it rain, WOW RUN shall continue.

If you have any questions, please email
See you soon!

Canadian Purple Wheat recovers your energy at WOW RUN 2015

Hey Runners, good news for you! Gardenia Bakery is sponsoring Canadian Purple Wheat for our run.

100% natural whole grains plus the added goodness of Canadian Purple Wheat which is extremely rich in antioxidants. Unique in taste, low in fat and very high in fibre and vitamins.



Register now and enjoy your healthy food at WOW RUN 2015. See you guys at the run!

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Shine your inner beauty with Mayyar Beauty Collagen Drink at WOW RUN 2015

Ladies… Your dream is about to come true. Thanks to Mayyar, they are sponsoring for our WOW RUN 2015 event.

Mayyar offers new beauty experience where quality products are accessible to many. With its newly launched fuss free highly nutritious Mayyar Collagen Beauty Drink, Mayyar brings to you quality product with better value than your daily high street take-away coffee!

This blackcurrant invigorating drink is packed with:

  • Marine collagen – Maintaining the skin, tendons, bone, cartilage, and all other connective tissues (Anti-aging)
  • Glutathione – Skin lightening
  • Silk peptide – Controls body weights and improve liver functionality while enhancing your general well being.

Mayyar Collagen Beauty Drink will promote a healthier and beautiful you. Delivering more value to your daily beauty regime. No hesitation, this product is manufactured under GMP and HACCP environment, with KKM approval.

So, girls.. start register now and get it for free at WOW RUN 2015. Register here.

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Follow Mayyar Beauty on facebook and instagram. Enjoy promotional price till end of December 2015 where you get a pack of 10 bottles for RM88.50 and FREE additional 2 bottles. Retail price is RM115.

For more info or to order, email or call +6019 271 6640. Or just connect with them via social networks.
Get Beautiful Inside Out with Mayyar Beauty TODAY!


WOW RUN Malaysia : T-58 Days


The Star MetroRun with Sisterhood 25th October 2015

Kuala Lumpur, 4 August, 2015 – On the 25th October 2015, women from all walks of life will come together and run, zumba and have conversations on leadership in Cyberjaya. Organised and co-sponsored by Nashata, the run is supported by Gorgeous Geeks, Malaysia Women Marathon and Women’s Aid Organisation.


6 Countries, Same Day, Same Time

On the 25th October, 7am, runners from six countries will run 5km together.

Originated from Singapore by Muzdalifah Anuar in 2014 with 1,000 woman runners, the WOW RUN, this year expands to five countries that includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippine, Australia and the United States of America. When she started the run in 2014, her goal was to promote fitness in Islam.


This year the run is theme #embracewomenhood, Muzdalifah is spreading the love of active lifestyle with other sisters across the globe with the spirit of sisterhood. The run aims to garner and motivate women to lead an active lifestyle together united as sisters in the spirit and vigor of sisterhood, and not as separate nations.



In Malaysia, the run will be officiated by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. Marina is notable for voicing women’s rights in Malaysia.

According to a study by UK Medical Journal, half of women in Malaysia are overweight or obese, and another study on Obesity Journal states that in Malaysia obesity levels were highest among adults 40–59 years old.


Eda Fuzi, the race director in Malaysia, was once obese and now she runs marathon and ultra-marathons to keep fit. She urges women to pick up running to keep fit as it is the most convenient and easiest sporting activity. “You can run anywhere, anytime as long as you have your running attire and shoes,” says Eda. “Running is for everyone, and because of that, we are bringing together women groups to bring the WOW RUN message across,” she added.

To add more energy into WOW RUN, Aida Mohd, a Zumba instructor will lead the runners through a 30 minutes workout. Also a part-time newscaster, Aida says Zumba is incredibly fun and it is a work out for the body, mind and soul.

Girls can have fun and expand horizon at the WOW RUN. While cooling down after a good workout, listen to aspiring women discussing leadership. Alecia Heng, the President of Gorgeous Geek is putting together a panelist of women leaders to talk about leadership in their respective fields. Among the panelist and host are Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, Nadiah Tan Abdullah and Karen Loh. Alecia says although it was reported on the Malaysia Economic Monitor November 2012 that over 50 percent of all women received a university degree or higher, only 30% women are at senior management level. Women can make it to the top and these fit ladies will share with you how.
Nashata was one of the inaugural sponsor for WOW RUN 2014 in Singapore and this year runners will get again the modest running attire designed by Nashata.


All these exciting activities are at the happening at Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), in Cyberjaya. Other sponsors for the run include Good Virtues Co, Biogrow, Tamek, Curves, Cyberview as well as MDeC.


For more information and to register visit There is a corporate rate of RM50. The run is for women age 12 and above but the men are welcomed to come and cheer. Registration closes on the 30th  September 2015.


Gain Strength, Loose Weight @ Curves

We are pleased to announce another sponsor for WOW RUN Malaysia : CURVES.

Curves Fitness Center

Started off in Texas in 1992, and now with  thousands of clubs in more than 90 countries serving more than 4 million members, Curves Malaysia is throwing something special for winners and all runners at the WOW RUN Malaysia. They are giving away a month FREE membership to top 3 runners at WOW RUN worth RM149 each.

Curves is ideal for the busy, time-challenged lady. It offers a 30-minute amazingly effective fitness workout incorporating strength training for every major muscle group, cardio plus stretching designed specifically for women. Yes, for WOMEN.

Walk into any of its 13 outlets (Ampang Avenue, Ara Damansara, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Bandar Sri Damansara, Bukit Damansara, Bukit Jalil, Kota Damansara, Kota Kemuning, Seksyen 13 Shah Alam, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Seri Manjung, Wangsa Maju and Wisma UOA II) in Malaysia and get a FREE Body Composition analysis, fitness assessment & club tour worth RM170 for 2 pax. (only for all WOW RUN Malaysia participants)

Curves gym

All-Women, Building Strength at the Curves

A Curves workout combines the three components essential for fitness, flexibility and weight loss. The program is powered by CurvesSmart, the World’s most advanced Personal Training technology. CurvesSmart is able give moment by moment feedback, monitor progress and give feedback on calories burned and workout trends. The program works to maintain a high metabolic rate allows for continual weight loss and maintenance. Why gym at Curves?

  • Women who exercised three times a week at Curves lost weight and improved in strength and aerobic capacity.
  • Positive physiological effects of the program also significantly reduced their odds against disease, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Designed for women
  • Safe workout indoor

WOW RUN Malaysia participants get a FREE Body Composition analysis, fitness assessment & club tour worth RM170 for 2 pax. They will receive the voucher via email and also in the goodie bags at the run. The voucher is redeemable anytime before 2015 ends! If you have not signed up for the run, you could do so by registering for it before 30th Sept 2015.

Check out the outlets closest to you today!

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Premium Fruit Juices at the WOW RUN 2015 Malaysia

Fresh juice provides you with minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and much more. All of these factors are vital to maintaining good health. Juicing is awesome, but if you have limited time to prepare fresh ones, you should get different types of juices off the shelf at the grocery stores.100% fruit juice has most of the nutrients of the fruit itself, but it usually delivers more energy.

Now, smart & health conscious ladies have more options. You can grab 10 different types of premium fruit juices by Tamek at AEON big, Village Grocers, TLC and Presto Grocers.

Get health benefits & distinct taste from different type of fruits ; pomegranate,  mango, berries, pineapple, peach, grape, lemon, apple and orange. They are now available in 200 ml and 1 liter pack, at price ranges from RM2 to RM10. You can carry daily vitamin nutrient with you while you are on the move.


tamek nutrition


So why TAMEK juices? Like other juices for health conscious, their products have

  • No sugar added
  • No preservatives
  • No additives
  • No coloring and
  • They are halal

TAMEK is no 1 brand in Turkey and its products are fully imported. TAMEK is one of the inaugural sponsors for WOW RUN Malaysia, so all participants will get a boost of vitamins and nutrients in a pack of 200 ml juice.


For more info about their juices, check out their facebook page or visit their booth at the run!

Get your dose of Beta Glucan at the WOW RUN 2015

Watching waist-line, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are important as you enjoy your daily life. Once you hit 20, it is good to check your cholesterol level every 5 years, especially if there is high blood cholesterol history in your family.  It is important to keep a desirable blood cholesterol level to avoid heart disease.

Another important measurement is your blood sugar level. A high blood sugar level can lead to many other diseases that are related to hardening of blood vessels. Most of all, it affects the ability of cells in your pancreas to make insulin.

You need to exercise regularly and control your food level intake to make sure your cholesterol and blood sugar levels are normal.

Malaysia has been rated as the highest among Asian countries for obesity since 2014, with 2.6 million adults having diabetes. This is close to 10% of Malaysia population. The number is expected to increase to 4.5 million in 2020. Therefore, you need to be more aware and certain of your blood sugar level.

beta glucan

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Other than exercise and managing your food intake you can also add beta glucan to your daily diet. You can add either in the form of supplements or foods that contain beta glucan compound. It plays a significant role in helping your body fend off cholesterol, and serious diseases, including cancer.


For the WOW RUN Malaysia, we have BIOGROW as one of the sponsors, providing samples for all runners. Made in Germany, the Biogrow Oat BG22, is suitable for healthy food lovers who want to add the benefits of Oat Beta-Glucan into food intake. It is high in protein, iron and magnesium.

The heart-shaped bite-size cereal is consumable directly from the packet.  To add more flavor and goodness into your breakfast, you could add fresh milk and fruits into your crispy cereal. The high fiber Swedish-made oat bran not only helps lower cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar level, it also promotes bowel regularity and fills your tummy longer. We have tried the cereal  several times and find it tastes good, especially with fresh fruits and milk. It is a good snack to keep in your handbag as emergency food when you feel hungry.


Don’t forget to grab some samples at the WOW RUN 2015. Add more beta-glucan into your diet to improve cholesterol and blood sugar level. Eat healthy, so get high fiber and high protein snack from BIOGROW!