JomRun partners up with Nickelodeon, Animation Int’l
Published on: Friday, September 10, 2021
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Kota Kinabalu: Running app JomRun is partnering with Nickelodeon and Animation International for a series of virtual events.

JomRun Founder and Managing Director Chang Yi Hern said these events will offer an array of limited edition merchandises of Garfield, Crayon Shinchan and Spongebob Squarepants.

“We are very excited about this collaboration with Nickelodeon and Animation International, and what it will bring to the table for JomRun and the virtual running scene,” he said in a statement. 

“I have always been a big fan of these iconic characters – Garfield, Crayon Shinchan and Spongebob Squarepants, and I am sure many Malaysians out there are too.  Through this partnership, we hope it opens a new window of opportunity, inspiring new people from all walks of life to take up a healthier lifestyle, through running.”

The Garfield Virtual Run is an ongoing event that spans the month, while the Spongebob Squarepants Virtual Run will take place from Dec 1-Feb 28, 2022. 

The Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run Series will be launched in three parts – the Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run, from Wednesday until Sept 30, the Shinchan Biu Biu Virtual Run (Oct 1-Nov 30), and the Crayon Shinchan Joyful Time (Dec 1-Jan 31, 2022).

Participants can choose between a half marathon (21km) or a 5km run, and runners can also choose to run in short time spans to make up the distance. 

They are also allowed to complete the mission by incorporating a step counter, treadmill or other cardio exercises such as jogging in place or even jumping ropes. 

“If you grew up alongside the antics of the iconic cartoon, you may find it ironic that the laziest cat on earth is now the symbol of fitness. 

“But, if Garfield can do it, then so can you. That is the message we at JomRun want to amplify. Running is not just for fitness buffs anymore. 

“With virtual runs – even a couch potato of Garfield-levels can stay healthy one step at a time and during this pandemic period, I believe that this is one of the most effective ways that people can stay safe while keeping their heart rates up,” he said. 

Finishers can look forward to exciting prizes including a finisher medal (21km finishers will receive a gold medal), a dry-fit shirt, a finisher t-shirt, tattoo stickers, a drawstring bag, a premium cyclist jersey, a face mask, keychain and a tote bag. 

Home to two million registered users across Southeast Asia, JomRun brings runners closer together, no matter where they are physically. 

Founded by Chang in 2018, JomRun is working towards building a platform that engages the fitness community, and to promote a quality lifestyle. 

Envisioning to impact the lives of more than 100 million people across the region in the next 10 years, the brand aims to make it seamless for people to lead a healthy physical and mental lifestyle. 



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