Orchid Run and Ride - Running for a good cause

09.10.2019: Between race weekends in Russia and Japan, Valtteri Bottas fitted in a trip to Kuala Lumpur where he attended the annual Orchid Run & Ride. The event, which was held last Sunday, is organised by PETRONITA

Between race weekends in Russia and Japan, Valtteri Bottas fitted in a trip to Kuala Lumpur where he attended the annual Orchid Run & Ride.

The event, which was held last Sunday, is organised by PETRONITA, an association of women employees and wives of male employees at PETRONAS.

The Orchid Run & Ride is actually three races: a 12km half marathon, a 5km fun run and a 5km 'Fun Ride'. Valtteri not only fired the starting gun for the half marathon and distributed orchids to the participants at the finish, he also put on his running shoes and competed in the 5km Fun Run:

"Each year, the event gets bigger and bigger, which is fantastic to see," said Valtteri. "PETRONAS have been a great support to me and the team, so helping out with the Orchid Run & Ride is a really good way of giving back to them, while also raising money and supporting some great causes."

This year's event raised 500,000 RM (approx 108,650 EUR) for charitable purposes.

- Bradley Lord-


09.10.2019 / MaP

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