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WWF Run for Wild 2019

12 Feb


Run for Wild is more than just a race – at the event you will also learn about wildlife conservation. Participants of the 1km family run will be able to run in the “wild” with obstacles that mimic the environment of the six focus species. The event will also feature interactive games and educational booths.

Race Category
The race is divided into three categories: 10km Challenger, 3km Fun Run and 1km Family Run. Participants can enrol as an individual, team (three to four runners) corporate (three to four runners) or family (two to four runners). Individual, team or corporate participants can participate in either the 3km or 10km challenger, while family teams are restricted to the 1km run. WWF has added a school category in the 3km race this year. Details are as follows:

Every runner will be awarded with an animal-themed runner’s pack
Souvenirs in the race pack include:
– Number bib designed with the endangered species and timing chip
– Animal pin (Redeem the pin at educational booths using the number bib on the event day)
– Luggage tag
– An animal-themed reusable umbrella bag

Route Map

Date: Sunday, 7 April 2019

Time: 8 – 10:30am

Place: Pak Shek Kok Promenade

Registration: To register please follow this link.

Deadline for registration is 8 March 2019.

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted their mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

Jockey Club InspiringHK SportsCHAT recruiting Female Volunteers

6 Feb

Do you want to meet with women leaders from various walks of life? Are you interested in learning yoga and Krav Maga, a self-defense system, too? If so, you should not miss InspiringHK‘s female-oriented sports programme “Jockey Club InspiringHK SportsCHAT“!

InspiringHK is recruiting FEMALE volunteers for the programme whereby you will be a “sports buddy” of a junior secondary school girl and participate in workshops together, supporting them to do sports, build self-confidence and broaden their horizons. Don’t miss this unique volunteering opportunity!

Check out the details here: https://bit.ly/2SRppMv

Please enrol at: https://bit.ly/2srGEZc

About InspiringHK Sports Foundation: InspiringHK Sports Foundation is a Hong Kong-based charity, founded in 2012 to develop better youths through sports. Their mission is to promote and facilitate equal access to sports training for youths – regardless of their economic background, gender, ethnicity, religion and disability, – so as to instill in them good sportsmanship to enhance their social mobility, as well as to promote gender equality, social inclusion and a healthy lifestyle. InspiringHK Sports Foundation carries their missions through long-term sports training, learning experience activities and advocacy.

Run in the Dark Hong Kong

23 Oct


Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people from over 50 cities will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark.

Join Hong Kong to Run in the Dark on 14th November 2018 and support ongoing research to find a cure for paralysis in our lifetime.

Your $225 will play a big part in helping the Mark Pollock Trust to reach its $4,700,000 fundraising aim.

Every donation, every step, every study, moves us towards a cure for paralysis and enabling people to walk again.

There are a limited number of places available so make sure to sign up early so you don’t miss out!

Hong Kong Route: The Hong Kong Run In The Dark will be on Hong Kong Island’s most famous running routes the Bowen Road.

The 4km or 8km route will be a 4km end to end run of flat country like road with stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline up close and elevated. The direction is 4km from Magazine Gap Road end through to Stubbs Road and back for those running 8km. Running this course at night will only make for a more spectacular run as the route is lit up by the Hong Kong skyline.

Getting there: Green minibus 9 for the Magazine Gap Road end; buses 6, 15, 66, 76, 19, 41A or 63 — or green minibus 5, 2 or 24M — for the Stubbs Road end; or walk up Wan Chai Gap Road.

Whether you are completing the 4km run or 8km run, please aim to arrive at 19.30 (7.30pm) so that organisers can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff and have a group photo before you go running!

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2019

Time: 8-9:30pm

Price: $225/person. To register please follow this link
Registration will close at 6pm sharp on Tuesday 13th November 2018.

FAQ:
In return for your donation, you will receive a run entry and a flashing Run in the Dark arm cuff.

Refreshments will be distributed to all participants at the finish line.

Chip-timing is not in operation for our pop-up events.

It is important that you arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time (8pm) so that you can receive your flashing arm cuff.

A group photo will be taken with all participants in advance of the run.

For any queries relating to this event please feel free to contact info@runinthedark.org

About Mark Pollock Trust: At the Mark Pollock Trust they believe they can cure paralysis in our lifetime. To do it, the Mark Pollock Trust is exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide, catalysing collaborations that have never been done before and unlocking $1 billion to make the cure a reality.

When I broke my back in 2010, I discovered that spinal cord injury strikes at the very heart of what it means to be human. It turned me from my upright, running, jumping form into a seated compromise of myself. And, it’s not just the lack of feeling and movement, it also interferes with the body’s internal systems that are designed to keep us alive.”

As I lay in hospital for 16 months, digesting the impact of my accident, I was physically and mentally broken. And, in the midst of the uncertainty, my friends formed the Mark Pollock Trust to support me. They began fundraising to pay for the initial costs of my injury and guard against the ongoing health consequences in the future.”

Now, with the help of so many people around the world, I have established a new life living with blindness and paralysis. And, I have turned my attention to curing paralysis by donating my paralysed body to experimental research and connecting people worldwide to fast-track the cure.”

I know that I have not been able to thank everyone who has supported me in person – some I know personally and many more I don’t – but I am eternally grateful to everyone who stepped in to support me in the days after my accident and to all of you who continue to do so.”

– Mark Pollock

Run PinkRun.HK & promote breast cancer awareness

2 Oct

PinkRun.HK (formerly known as Pink Heels Race) is an annual charitable event organized by Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (named as ‘The Registry’ in the below) It aims to promote knowledge and risk awareness of hereditary breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by BRCA gene mutation, and also to raise fund for supporting the underserved high-risk families by undergoing BRCA testing and genetic counseling services in the community.

Pink 5K Run has been held for the third year already, the route of Pink 5K Run is with narrow steps, uphills and downhills path, and even stairs; symbolizes the path face by the cancer patients and their families is also full of difficulties and challenges. However, such tough and painful route could be overcome with the support of the community.

Pink Family 1K Run is a newly-added race event in 2018, through this fun-filled parent-kid running activity, aiming to enhance knowledge and arouse the awareness of hereditary breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by BRCA gene mutation in families; also to inject some positive energy to the patients and their family members.

Pink Heels Race is one of the iconic races of The Registry. Apart from those typical OL always in high heels joining this race, there were even muscular men showing their elegant side, and also the happy & sweet family team. All of them enjoyed the race a lot and had lots of fun!

Date: 11 November 2018

Time:
Pink Family 1K Run 10:00am – 10:30am
Pink 5K Run 10:30am – 11:30am
Pink Heels Race 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Charity Booths 11:30am – 4:00pm

Place: Stanley Main Street
For more information on race requirements, routes, enrollment fees etc. please follow this link.

For enquiries please email enquiry@pinkrun.hk or call (852) 3155 6500 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00)

About Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry: Established in 2007, Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry is the only and first-ever charitable organization dedicated to help the high-risk families who have hereditary risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer due to BRCA gene mutations. They also aim to advance and standardize clinical care by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counseling and supportive care services in reducing the incidence of hereditary cancers in Chinese population. The Registry now has the largest database and biobank of hereditary breast cancers specimens in Chinese which would facilitate better understanding research of the disease locally and worldwide. The Registry has raised funds for financing the underserved high-risk families in the community to undergo genetic testing and counseling and has benefited over 2,000 families up to now.

The 24th Kadoorie Brothers Memorial Race

15 Sep

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Run for charity and take in the amazing scenery at Kadoorie Farm. The race is held in memory of the Kadoorie brothers, Lord Lawrence and Sir Horace.

The length of the course is 5.7 km, from the KFBG Lower Area (at 130m elevation), and rises steeply uphill along roads, through various beautiful sections of Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, finishing at the Kadoorie Brothers Memorial Pavilion (at 602m elevation). It is a challenging and rewarding uphill race (or a lovely walk, depending on your fitness).

Participants must be 7 years of age or older / Entry for the Race is limited to 230 participants. If the race is over-subscribed, eligibility will be allocated by lucky draw.

No entrance fee will be charged for the race. There will be a donation box at the registration counter and Kadoorie Farm hopes participants and the accompanying guests would donate HK$200 to support their Conservation and Education Programmes.

Date: 16 December 2018 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Place: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Price: No entrance fee will be charged for the race. There will be a donation box at the registration counter and Kadoorie Farm hopes participants and the accompanying guests would donate HK$200 to support their Conservation and Education Programmes.

Note: Applicants should assume their application is unsuccessful if no confirmation letter is received via e-mail by 11th November, 2018 (Sunday).
Each applicant can only submit application once.
The KFBG Gate will be closed at 9:45 a.m. for the event. KFBG will be re-opened at 2:00 p.m. after the event.

To register please follow this link. Deadline for registration is 30 September.

For enquiries, please send e-mail to mr2018@kfbg.org or call Ms Hung at 2483 7107.

About The Kadoorie Farm: The Farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives. Today, reflecting the changing times, KFBG plays an active role in promoting the conservation of biodiversity in Hong Kong and South China, allied with sustainable agriculture and creative nature education.

Their Mission: To harmonise our relationship with the environment.

Their Vision: A world in which people live sustainably with respect for each other and nature.

Their Values:
Sustainable Living
Appreciating the impact of our actions with regard to current and future generations.
Having awareness of our connection with the environment.
Valuing simple and responsible lifestyles.

Justice
Being fair and accountable. Valuing socially equitable systems that protect
the health of the planet, the people and their way of life.
Protect future generations.

Love
Having self-awareness and understanding of the inter-relationship of all things.
Having compassion and respect for all life. Recognising that outer discord
is a reflection of inner discord. Striving for inner silence.

Participation
Engaging mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually;
fostering respect for different viewpoints, openness, dialogue and teamwork.

Professionalism
Being a role model of caring, integrity, commitment, professional standards and
best practices for partners, organisations, individuals and communities.

Learning
Being adaptive and flexible to changing circumstances. Having a holistic outlook.
Being practical, objective, creative and insightful.

Happiness
Appreciating that our happiness lies in creating and sharing happiness with others.

homegrown_kadoorieVolunteering: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden’s (KFBG) conservation objectives are to help protect Hong Kong and Mainland China’s biodiversity while motivating people to act to care for our natural environment. If you are interested in devoting some time to environmental education and conservation, or, helping KFBG in various types of education programmes and to, generally assist with outdoor work in KFBG, please check out their volunteer page.

Or go and check it out for yourself. With an entrance fee of only $30 and a shop selling organic fruit and vegetables and eggs from their own farm, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is well worth a visit.

Ping Shan Heritage Trail Cleanup Hike

19 Aug


Hiking in Hong Kong is one of the best activities during the beautiful summer. With beautiful views, the chance to get a nice tan as well as make new friends. What else could you want?

Well, perhaps a nice tidy hiking trail!

Unfortunately, not everyone thinks the same, and throughout hiking trails in Hong Kong there are pieces of rubbish littered (pardon the pun) around. So why not combine the joy of hiking with the satisfaction of making a difference?

Plogging, a combination of jogging and the Swedish term “plocka upp,” meaning pick up, is sweeping the globe – and the streets clean of garbage. – https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/plogging-sweden-rubbish-garbage-litter-exercise-health-workout-a8278656.html

You will be ‘plogging’ in and around the wonderful Ping Shan Heritage Trail. Inhabited since the late 12th Century, the Ping Shan area of Hong Kong is located in the Northwest New Territories. The trail was inaugurated in 1993, and was the first of it’s kind in Hong Kong.

Important : Please make sure to bring a reusable water container for the plog. There is a water fountain at the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Sports Centre, so we can top ourselves up with water during the journey!

Also make sure to bring sun protection, bug spray, suitable clothing as well as anything else you think you might need.

Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018

Time: 11am – 2pm

Place: Ping Shan, New Territories

Price: Free
RSVP is required, please follow this link to EventBrite

For more information, please email wastefreehongkong@gmail.com

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Established in Early 2018, WFHK has begun organising various cleanup activities across Hong Kong, the first ‘Plastic Attack’ in the city with the aim of building a better relationship with major chains with the hope of stronger dialogue, as well as building a relationship with various government bodies with the goal of working together to reduce the waste issue blighting our beautiful city.

Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup Dive Program – RECRUITING DIVERS

9 Aug

Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup Dive Program – Eco Marine Team Diving Day – RECRUITING DIVERS (INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS)

Eco Marine has received many requests from individuals that are not part of a diving group and smaller dive groups thats are too small to form a 10 person team to join their adventure cleanup dive program. That’s why Eco Marine has put together the Eco Marine Team Diving Day and are now inviting you to join their dive on 1 September! Eco Marine recommends this for individuals with minimum PADI AOW or equivalent dive qualification and with previous dive experience in Hong Kong waters. To register, please sign up on the google form link below.

Dive 1: Nature Appreciation Dive
The dive club will work together with all of its participating divers to conduct a simple ecological survey of the dive site, with the objective to create a dive site drawing/artwork and photo album showing the following:
* Site location
* Approximate depths
* Ecosystem – coral reef, rocky reef, mangroves, sand
* Dominant substrates – sand, coral, seagrass, rock, etc.
* Species encountered
Participants will use their skills and creativity to complete the above. The end product can be scientific, accurate, exaggerated, to scale, not to scale, artistic, creative, or some or all of the above. The objective is not to make a scientifically accurate map but for participants to notice and appreciate the ecological diversity and value of the dive site and to create something that is informative, fun, creative and unique to share with others.

Dive 2: Rubbish Challenge
Dive teams will work together to perform a cleanup dive. Participants should follow the cleanup protocol as briefed by their dive leader (dive leaders will attend a training/Q&A session with Eco Marine). The cleanup protocol will follow a simplified version of the Project Aware Dive Against Debris Protocol. This activity can serve as a good introduction to divers that may be interested to take the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course in the future. Participants will weigh the trash collected and take note and photograph:
* Most common type of rubbish found
* Most interesting item of rubbish and why
* Most dangerous item of rubbish and why

Tackle and Source Solution:
What can the dive club do to tackle the marine waste and pollution at source? Agree with the team on what this is and incorporate into your dive team protocol/routine.
Artwork, photographs and cleanup report will be provided to Eco Marine for sharing by 7 October 2018. Eco Marine will host a casual happy hour and sharing session for participants in mid October where prizes will be awarded for:
* Best Dive Site Artwork
* Most Rubbish Collected (by weight)
* Best Photo related to Rubbish Challenge Dive
* Best Photo related to Nature Appreciation Dive
* Best Tackle at Source Solution

Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018

Time: 8:45am in Sai Kung Old Pier, return to pier at 5pm

Price:
Boat Fee for the day: $280 (Cost after subsidy by Ecomarine)
Rent BCD: $50 pcs
Rent Reg: $50 pcs
Rent full gear: $150 set (incl. Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Wetsuit, BCD and Regulator)

Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/ZUQ6WpVb1RuiULOm1

Payment Method: Pay via bank transfer or EPS to Eco Marine: Hang Seng Bank 390-435030-883. Please upload payment slip in google form. Eco Marine will send you a confirmation email once your place is confirmed.

*Lunch is not provided. Participants are expected to bring their own lunch and eco-friendly utensils. No single use plastics.

For more information about the event, please visit Eco Marine’s Facebook page

About Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup : The Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup event series engages with different sports communities to tackle marine pollution. Each adventure cleanup event combines a healthy and fun sports adventure, an ecological activity or challenge, and a coastline or in water cleanup. Eco Marine aim is to engage sports communities in the conversation to tackle waste and challenge them to identify any opportunities in their sport to tackle the waste problem at source.