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  1. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Big cheeses line up for Central Rat Race fun

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Exciting new challenges lined up as registration opens for a fun event with a serious purpose Big cheeses line up for Central Rat Race fun Clutching gigantic ... edition of the Central Rat Race, a fancy dress fun run with a serious purpose: to raise money for Mindset, a charity supporting mental health projects in Hong Kong and on the mainland. The race ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    100km and no shortcuts: Oxfam Trailwalker to introduce spot checks to ensure fair play

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... For the first time, organisers of the Oxfam Trailwalker charity race will conduct spot checks to prevent competitors from taking shortcuts, following a dispute over last year's results. The annual 100km hill race will take place between November 14 and 16 this year, on the same route which has been used since 2009. The route takes participants over 20 hills along the MacLehose Trail ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Runners reach new heights in charity race up city's tallest tower

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:23am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Blind teenager and amputee among participants in gruelling climb up Hong Kong's tallest tower Runners reach new heights in ICC race Blind teenager Choi ... "I was very tired at the end but Karen encouraged me a lot during the race." Fung, 65, lost part of his left leg in a traffic accident 34 years ago. As president of the Hong Kong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Costumed heroes compete for charity at annual Central Rat Race

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Costumed heroes compete for charity Halloween is yet to arrive, but the costumes were out in full force yesterday as the Central Rat Race brought ... supporting people with mental health issues. The amount was the highest raised since the annual race began in 2006. Teams this year were required to run a relay with a yellow briefcase through eight ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Numbers surge at Beat the Banana race in TST

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, JOLIE HO

    ... Christy Choi and Jolie Ho More than 1,600 joined 8th Beat the Banana fun run as it added a 1km route for tots Young runners go bananas for charity race A big banana and a little banana ran ... the five-year-old dressed as a banana for the 1km children's race in the annual Beat the Banana charity run. It was the eighth year of "Hong Kong's wackiest race" which raises money ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Brains and brawn on show at the Outward Bound Adventure Race

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Competitors kayaked, swam and were quizzed in the annual Outward Bound Adventure Race Teams traverse land and water in race to Stanley Taxi drivers, firemen, bankers, "desperate housewives" and other adventure racers gathered yesterday for a test of brains as well as brawn at the annual Outward Bound Adventure Race. In teams of four, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Accountants raise HK$1.1 million in annual rickshaw race

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com All dressed up, accountants take on the annual rickshaw race challenge- and raise HK$1.1 million Count on them to pull in donations Rickshaws replaced cars ... and of course a rickshaw race- all in the name of charity. It was the 16th year the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has organised the charity fun day. Some 37 teams from the city's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Anger after Hong Kong blocks 'Color Run' charity craze that is sweeping the world

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by DARREN WEE

    ... is preparing for a sold-out race tomorrow. However, an application to the Hong Kong government to stage a race- in which participants run five kilometres with no winners or prizes while spectators pelt them with coloured cornstarch- was turned down. Organisers, who have confirmed that the race will also be held in Shenzhen, said the rejection by Hong Kong followed a seven-month application ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Sailability Hong Kong offers sailing training to those with disabilities

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 05:04am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Sailability Hong Kong offered training, advice and a goal to reach for cancer patient Peace Chan. Now she has medals in her sights Disabled sailor is ready to push the boat out "I feel relaxed and free once I'm out at sea," says racing sailor Peace Chan Man-hing. "All troubles are gone. I only think about the wind, where it's coming ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Time to celebrate the joy of giving: Operation Santa Claus is back

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by LO WEI

    ... four new fundraising activities. A photography contest next month will see schools compete to capture the highest number of people wearing Santa hats in a single picture. Two races will take ...




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