World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run

16 Feb

If you have ever wanted to run after a fruit, this is the event for you. “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run is a signature event held annually by World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (WCRF HK). Chase the life-sized banana with the aim of beating it across the finish line. The event helps promote the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet in reducing the risk of cancer in a fun and light-hearted way.

The 7th “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run will take place on Sunday, 4 March 2012 along the Tsimshatsui East Promenade. WCRF HK is very pleased to have the support of Wellcome as the event sponsor, joining us in spreading the message of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for better health and cancer prevention.

Date: Sunday, 4 March 2012

Location: Tsimshatsui East Promenade

Category: 3km Fun Run (from 9am)/ 6km Elite Race (from 8am)

Participating Classes: Individual / Family / Friends / Corporation / School

3km Fun Run: HK Cultural Centre > Avenue of Stars > Tsimshatsui East Promenade > International Mail Centre > Back to HK Cultural Centre
6km Elite Race: A cycle route twice of the above 3km route

Places: 1,000 runners (Places are limited and on a first-come, first served basis)

Registration Deadline: Monday, 20 February 2012
So come out and have some fun!

About World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong
WCRF HK is part of a global network of cancer charities dedicated to funding research and education that focus on the prevention of cancer through healthy food and nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

WCRF HK is a unique charity dedicated to the prevention of cancer through the promotion of healthy diet and nutrition, physical activity and weight management. WCRF HK is committed to providing cancer research and education programmes which expand our understanding of the importance of our food and lifestyle choices in the cancer process. Our unique strength lies in the World Cancer Research Fund global network, an international alliance of national member charities backed by cancer, nutrition and lifestyle experts from around the world.

Volunteering: Become a Friend of WCRF HK by joining as a volunteer! By volunteering for WCRF HK, you will be helping in the fight to prevent cancer here in Hong Kong and worldwide. Voluntary support enables WCRF HK to keep costs down, and hence allows them to spread their cancer prevention message further than would otherwise be possible.
Why volunteer for WCRF HK? You could:
– Meet new people
– Gain practical experience
– Develop skills
– Enhance your CV
– Be active in the community
– Give something back
– Gain confidence
– Have fun!

What can I help with? Here are a few ideas:
– Fundraising events e.g. Beat the Banana! Charity Run
– Distributing promotional materials
– Office administration work
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please visit their website


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