Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA) Malaysia is proud to announce the launch of the Save Our Rainforest Race (SORR) 2019. This year’s SORR will see participants hiking through the beautiful forests of Taman Botanikal Melaka, Ayeh Keroh, Melaka on 30th March 2019.
SORR is jointly organized with Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Melaka, under the approval from Melaka State Government, in conjunction with International Forest Day. The event is organised with collaboration from National Aspiration & Leadership Summit (NALS) as Youth Partner and JOMRUN as the official online registration site. Registration fee is RM160 per team, which includes breakfast & lunch, medal, T-shirt, bib number, souvenirs and lucky draws. PEKA is expecting 1000 participants for this year SORR. The event is expected to be flagged off by the Melaka Chief Minister.
SORR is the only unique eco walk event in Malaysia where participants trek through the country’s rainforests to plant trees. Working together in teams of two, participants will navigate across the forest to complete tasks at the selected checkpoints until they reach the designated replanting area. Once there, they will plant the sapling and continue on the return leg of the course.
This is the seventh time that PEKA is organising the annual race, beginning in Pahang (2013), Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Penang and at Hutan Simpan Sg Kerling, Selangor last year.