16 October 2017

ROC RACE POISED TO ROCK MALAYSIA

A Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (R.O.C) Race participant enjoying every moment of the "Foam of Fury" obstacle during the 2016 edition of the R.O.C Race in Australia.
The Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (R.O.C) Race, the world’s largest inflatable obstacle event, will be making its Asian debut in Forest City, Johor on November 25 before making an appearance inCyberjaya on December 9.  
The infamous 'Wrecking Ball" obstacle will be one of the twelve epic and unique obstacles to feature in the upcoming Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (R.O.C) Race in Johor and then in Cyberjaya.
Originating from the United States, the R.O.C Race is the first game show–inspired obstacle run featuring larger-than-life obstacles set along a 5-kilometre walk-and-run course. As the ROC Race enters its seventh year, the event currently boasts about 500,000 certified ROC Race stars worldwide.
The ROC Race will feature 12 epic and unique obstacles which includes the infamous 'Wrecking Balls', the menacing 'Sweeper', the newly re-imagined 'Jump Balls' and an epic slide to the finish line down 'The Hippo' – a towering four-storey high waterslide.
The vast, verdant landscape of Forest City became the top choice for the venue of the race due to its conducive environment. The development has attracted droves of local visitors since it was launched in 2016, mainly to enjoy the free recreational facilities there especially during weekends and public holidays.
"We are supportingthis race because it brings something new and invigorating to Johor.  We hope that our international visitors as well as the local community will come and enjoy the event,” says Datuk Md Othman Yusof, Executive Director of Country Garden PacificviewSdn Bhd.
“The R.O.C. is in line with Forest City’s plan to focus on boosting tourism in the state. It will be the first international race ever held here before we hit another international milestone next year, with the opening of our first golf course,designed by world golf legend Jack Nicklaus and son,” says Datuk Md Othman.
With the Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC) pledging its support, the ROC Race is ready to make waves as participants will be aiming to complete all obstacles before hitting the finish line.
“Malaysia Major Events is proud to support the hosting of the ROC Race for the first time in Asia, further reflecting Malaysia’s capabilities in hosting international sporting events and the rising popularity of sports tourism in the region. All these augurs well the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia’s efforts to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion tourism receipts by the year 2020,” said Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events.
"I believe this is the right time for the ROC Race to be introduced in Asia, especially with the growing number of fitness and obstacle course enthusiasts in the region. The ROC Race has an element of fun and is unique while also providing participants with a one-of-a-kind experience”, said David Wright, Co-Founder of ROC.
The race has grown by leaps and bounds since its inaugural event in 2011 and is presently enjoying immense popularity especially after teaming up with the producers of the hit TV show 'Wipeout' with record-setting sellout crowds in over 21 cities during the 2015 U.S.  Tour. In 2016, the ROC Race hit four major Australian cities with tickets being sold out in just four hours.
The "Jump Balls" obstacle will be back to challenge participants in the Malaysia edition of the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (R.O.C) Race.
Registration is also open for participants aged 10 and above, making this event not only the fittest and bravest but also one that is unique and caters for the "not-so-average" fitness enthusiasts. Participants have the opportunity to choose their preferred flag-off station along with some surprises to choose from.

For more information on registration, log onto https://www.rocrace.my/
About MME
Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (Entry Point Project 7) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and supports major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to homegrown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit www.mymajorevents.com.my, or you can follow us on facebook.com/MalaysiaMajorEvents and Instagram/MyMajorEvents.

About Country Garden PacificviewSdnBhd
Incorporated in Malaysia on 29 April 2013, Country Garden PacificviewSdnBhd (CGPV) is the master developer of Forest City, Southeast Asia’s largest mixed-use green development at Iskandar. CGPV is a joint venture between Country Garden (60%) and Esplanade 88 Danga Bay SdnBhd (EDSB), an associated company of Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ).

About Forest City

The Forest City is a 30km2 mixed-use development located at Iskandar Malaysia. Adjacent to the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link, it is a JV development between Country Garden and Malaysian partner Esplanade Danga 88. With a committed investment of approximately US$100 billion, it comprises of four reclaimed islands with the twin themes of ‘integrating businesses and the city’ as well as ‘urban innovation’. The project aims to generate economic growth through eight key industries – tourism and MICE, healthcare, education and training, regional headquarters, near-shore finance, e-commerce service base in ASEAN, application of emerging technique and service centre, and sectors related to a green and smart city. 
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