Run for Peace is a non-competitive biennial event organised by Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) that encourages people from all walks of life, particularly young people, to come together for the sake of peace. The event is the key activity of SGM’s peace movement to raise awareness that peace begins with the individual.
Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) is an organisation that promotes peace in society through cultural exchanges and humanistic education, based on the life affirming philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. “Soka” means value creation. As Buddhists engaged in society, we believe that all human beings, regardless of gender, ethnicity or social standing, have the power to overcome life’s challenges and develop a life of immense value.
Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Dr. Daisaku Ikeda once said, “Nothing is more precious than peace. Nothing brings more happiness. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.” The origin of Soka Gakkai peace movement dates back to 8 Sept 1957 where Soka Gakkai’s second president Josei Toda made his historic declaration calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Mr. Toda stressed that behind the existence of nuclear weapons lurks the devilish aspect of human life that seeks to control and destroy others. The Run for Peace is one of the ways in which SGM seeks to raise public awareness about the importance of promoting nuclear abolition and encouraging civil citizens to challenge ways of thinking that justify hate, violence and discrimination. Although nuclear abolition may seem like a faraway issue, the event emphasises that peace begins with the individual and can be cultivated in daily life through acts of kindness, compassion, and understanding. By participating in the Run for Peace, individuals can unite with others from all walks of life to build a culture of peace and make a positive difference in their communities. Through this collective effort, participants can become agents of change and contribute to a brighter future for all.
Run for Peace 2023 will be held on various dates at 23 locations nationwide throughout July. Click here to find out more.
The distance of each route varies according to different run locations, ranging from 3.5km to 10km. Click here to find out more.
Participants between the ages of 7 and 80 who are in good health condition.
To register for the run, participants must use online registration portal at http://www.runforpeace.com.my Step 1) Choose the state, run location & T-shirt pickup point Step 2) Fill up all necessary information Step 3) Check out and make payment by credit card or e-banking
The registration fee is RM30.
Yes, participants can register on behalf of others, but they should handle personal information and collection of fees with due care.
The deadline for registration is 11.59pm on 31 May 2023 (or when registration slots are full, whichever is earlier).
There is no delivery service for the Run for Peace T-Shirt. Participants must collect their T-shirt from the designated pickup point by presenting their confirmation slip and IC/passport.
The T-shirt collection must follow the designated pickup point(s) of the registered run location.
At this moment, the organiser is not recruiting any volunteers for the run. If there are any changes, updates will be shown on the official Run for Peace Facebook page.
The slogan of the 2023 Run for Peace is “Peace Starts with ME - ActNOW for SDGs!” Individuals can take actions that promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their daily lives, such as greeting colleagues at work, expressing gratitude, helping others, respecting oneself and others, caring for the environment, sharing information on peace-related topics etc.Even small actions by individuals can create a ripple of positive changes in society and contribute to the global goal of building a more peaceful world.
After registration, participants will receive their registration ID on the payment confirmation page or in the ipay88 payment confirmation email under "ref no."
Soka Gakkai Malaysia
Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) is an organisation that promotes peace in society through cultural exchanges and humanistic education, based on the life affirming philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. “Soka means value creation. As Buddhists engaged in society, we believe that all human beings, regardless of gender, ethnicity or social standing, have the power to overcome life s challenges and develop a life of immense value.
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