8th “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run 2013

20 Jan

beat the bananaIf the thought of running after fruits brings a smile to your face, then this fundraising event is for you. Welcome to “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run a signature event held annually by World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (WCRF HK). The Run sees participants chase a life-sized banana with the aim of beating it across the finish line. The aim is 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 8th “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run will take place on Sunday, 17 March 2013 along the Tsimshatsui East Promenade.

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2013

Location: Tsimshatsui East Promenade

Category: 6km Elite Race (from 8am), 3km Fun Run (from 9am), WCRF HK-Wellcome 1km Kids Banana Run (from 10am)

Participating Classes: Individual (Adults, Kids/Students), Team (Family and Friends, Corporation, Schools)

Route:
WCRF HK-Wellcome 1km Kids Banana Run: HK Cultural Centre > Avenue of Stars > InterContinental Hong Kong > Back to HK Cultural Centre
3km Fun Run: HK Cultural Centre > Avenue of Stars > Tsimshatsui East Promenade > International Mail Centre > Back to HK Cultural Centre
6km Elite Race: A circular route twice the above 3km route

beat_the_bananaPlaces: Places are limited and on a first-come, first served basis

Registration Deadline: 31 January 2013 (Early Bird) / 3 March 2013 (Deadline)

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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