WWF Hong Kong

WWF Hong Kong

21 February, 2017
Run For Change 2017
WWF's First Charity Day Run
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WWF Hong Kong's third Run for Change event was held this week on the 19th February at the scenic Hong Kong Science Park in Tai Po.

The spectacular day run attracted over 800 participants, including 37 corporate teams and 46 other teams. This event raised over five hundred thousand Hong Kong dollars for WWF's conservation and education work.

This year, the theme of Run for Change is For a Solar Powered City. The run's kick-off ceremony was officiated by Mr. Peter Cornthwaite, WWF-Hong Kong's CEO.

The event ambassadors, Chan Ka Ho, the Hong Kong men's 3000m steeplechase run record holder, Yiu Kit Ching, a Hong Kong athlete who finished 39th in the women's marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and singer Jason Chan, led the warm-up session and promoted the message about the importance of living a low-carbon lifestyle.

To echo For a Solar Powered City promoting renewable energy, game booths on solar power energy were set up at the venue.

Participants learned the knowledge of solar power and the benefits of renewable energy for energy saving. Several environmentally friendly measures were taken to ensure that the event produced as low-carbon as possible: an online enrolment system and fundraising website ensured that a minimal amount of paper was used; and race medals and trophies were made of eco-friendly materials.

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The Run for Change online fundraising website is active until 31st March 2017. Even though the race is over, people can still make a donation to support the teams and WWF's work.

By: Ecozine Staff
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