The 2016 Sedan Chair Race

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If you like to run and dress up, this one is for you. The Sedan Chair Race is now open for registration. Race teams consist of 8 runners and 1 passenger, racing along a 2.1km route along the Peak carrying a sedan chair in support of lesser known charities that have very limited resources to do fundraising themselves. The race is a fun and meaningful event, filled with colourful costumes, elaborate chair designs, where runners with a need for speed can feel opt for a greater challenge.

Serious and Fun Challenges
The Serious Challenge is ideal for sports enthusiasts, while many teams find the Fun Challenge
perfect for all rounded team building and having great exposure of their company name.

Corporations, schools, clubs, associations and organisations can sign up for the race with a
minimum contribution of HK$13,000 – $36,000 depending on their categories. A maximum of 50
teams can be enrolled on a first come, first served basis.

To enroll, visit the sedan chair website www.sedanchairace.org for the entry form or simply register online. Enquiries: 2849 0447.

Linda Burgoyne, the Chairlady of the Sedan Chair Charities Fund (SCCF) Executive Committee said, “With corporate social responsibility high on many agendas we have reviewed the funding process this year. By grouping charities that apply for funding, race teams are then able to choose from a category or individual charities which have already been through the application process, this way they can align with their personal or corporate giving objectives. We aim to create a synergy between the racers and the charities going beyond the event – so the race creates lasting winners all round.”

Food and Music on the Peak
This year, apart from the amazing race, the entertaining element of the event will focus on great food and music. Race teams, spectators as well as families are welcome to come and enjoy a large selection of food, snacks, icy treats, drinks and beer. The day will be filled with wide array of interactive games, street dancing, and music performances from 10am to 1:30pm.

Date: Sunday, 30 October 2016

Time: 10:00am – 1:30pm
10 – 11:30am – Race & prize presentation & raffle ticket draw
Performance, food, music and games throughout the event

Place: Matilda International Hospital, The Peak, HK

A little background: Sedan Chair Charities Fund (SCCF) was established in 1975. It is a registered non-profit organisation with a mission to help local charities that receive limited support from the Government. Each year, the Sedan Chair Race is held at the Matilda International Hospital located at the Peak, attracting athletes from various nationalities to join the race. Since its inception, over $68 million has been donated to 134 Hong Kong charitable associations and organisations.

Updated on 2 September 2016

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