I know you have heard of races, marathon, walkathon and jogathon. But have you heard of racing in High Heels? Haha sounds very intriguing huh?
The High Heel Dash is the first-ever high heel race in Malaysia, in support of women empowerment for all ladies who want to shatter the glass ceiling. This race is also for a good cause. You pay RM150 to participate in the race and the profit benefits The Women’s Aid Organisation in their effort to provide a safe shelter for female victims of abuse.
The High Heel Dash was held in Publika last Saturday and they even opened registration to men! So yes, you get to see men running in heels!
Choo Mei Sze, a cancer survivor was the brain behind this event and the emcee of the day.
That's my number. The event was sponsored by Malaysian Airlines hence the 'MH'.
My first run in heels!! Wee~
The dash was 50 metres long but there was a curve in the track so it's not a straight line. That's the hard part where most people slipped. All high heels must be 3 inches and above. No less! I had no prior training so I just ran as best I could haha Luckily didn't fall down!
Some of the participants dashing in heels...
There were many qualifying rounds throughout the day and those with the best time get to go to the finals. The entire day was filled with talks from inspirational people, there were booths selling food, beverages, etc and attractive lucky draws. And for a RM150 entrance fee, you get to bring home a goodie bag worth more than RM500!
It was definitely a one of a kind event. I had so much fun making new friends and seeing the guys being so sporting running in heels- all for a good cause =)
I think this should be a yearly event. Just don't slip, fall and twist your ankles =p