SANDAKAN: The Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS) is organising the International Orang Utan Run, which is expected to be joined by foreign tourists, on March 24 in conjunction with 2018 World Wildlife Day.
Its president, Datuk James Wong said the run, which is part of the Sandakan Festival, is jointly organised by Habour Mall Sandakan, Fay’s Studio and Sepilok Orang Utan Conservation Centre and the MPS.
“By organising the run, we are showing our support for efforts to provide better protection for the orang utan,” he told a press conference, here yesterday.
Wong said RM10,000 is allocated from the Sandakan Festival budget for hosting the run with an additional budget of RM30,000 for the provision of attractive prizes and others.
The International Orang Utan Run is divided into two categories, the 30km and 12km. The winners will run away with cash prizes of RM2,000 and RM1,500 respectively.
The United Nations (UN) World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 every year since 2013. — Bernama