Fearless Dragon Blindfold Ultramarathon 200km – a world record making challenge

Whenever you want to run, you just simply put on your running shoes and go. But for blind people, running is not as simple as you do. They need a guide runner to go with them.

 

Whenever you feel like joining an overseas marathon, you have plenty of choices. However, running in an overseas race is hardly affordable to the Kenyan runners who have been training hard in the training camp for years.

 

Join us to participate in "Fearless Dragon Blindfold Ultramarathon 200km", a unique running experience in which you will challenge yourself and support disabled runners. Together we can make things possible!

 

Challenge yourself while giving support to others!

 

Fearless Dragon Blindfold Ultramarathon 200km is meaningful in a way that it lets you:

  • Simulate a blind runner and inspires you to rethink how much you can “see” and you can “do”
  • bring joyful running experience to visually impaired people
  • run together with like-minded runners to complete 200 km blindfolded, a record-making challenge!

Experience the real power of a world-class professional runner by running with Lukas, the Kenyan champion marathoner side by side to challenge yourself and enhance your resonation in inclusion to the next level!

Date:  16 March 2019 (Sat)

Time:  2pm – 4pm (runners will be allocated in different time slots if needed) 

Venue:  Shatin Sports Ground (No. 18 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin)

Registration: Please click here

Minimum donation: HK$250 (the funds will support HKNPIS Fearless Dragon Running Team. Extra donations are welcomed)


How :

  1. Format: 2 runners to pair up as a team. You can choose to run as either:

(A)  A Guide Runner who will lead a blind buddy to run; or

(B)  A Blindfolded Runner, guided by your buddy. 

You can register as a pair or as an individual ( The organiser will match suitable buddy for individual registrants)

 

  1. Distance: each team will run at least 5 laps (i.e. 2 km per person).

Notes:

  • Upon completion of a lap, you will receive a wristband to record the number of laps you have run.
  • You can pause and take a rest during the run.
  • More than one team will start at the same time

 

  1. Group photo of Fearless Dragon Blindfold 200KM Ultramarathon

 

  1. Grab the chance to run with world-class marathoner side by side – challenge with a Kenyan champion:

Without travelling aboard you can run with Kenyan professional marathoner Lukas in blind-fold for 1 lap.  Your support will directly benefit a group of young athletes who have been training in long-distance running in Kenya for years. They live in poverty and are deprived of a chance to unleash their potential in races. Your support of just HK$250 to this challenge will enhance your resonation in inclusion to the next level.

Support Kenyan runners, visit Lukas’ fundraising page


Souvenirs for participants

  • Challenge Champion Medal with braille
  • Running Training Workshops hosted by our #Inclusive Ambassadors
  • Towel
  • Tote bag
  • Nature soother for mosquito bites
  • Joint gel for pain relieve
  • ARC Bluetooth speaker (value HK$400) for first 300 registration (first-come-first-served)

 

Free training workshop

 

Workshop(1)  Kenyan Style Running Training (value HK$150):

Date and time: 4-6pm. 16 March (Fearless Dragon Blindfold Ultramarathon 200km will be held on the same day)

Venue:   Shatin Sports Ground

Content: elite marathon runner, [email protected] will teach the authentic running skills and stretching exercises practised in the Kenyan training camp.

 

Workshop(2):  Fearless Dragon Special Training 

Date and time:  7:30pm-9:00pm, 28 Feb and 7 Mar (Thursday)

Venue:      Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground, (No. 158 Hammer Hill Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon)

Content: Chan Ka Ho / Yiu Kit Ching, coach of Fearless Dragon Running Team will lead running and strength training.  Participants will also learn how to be a guided runner, to get prepared for the 16 March challenge

Souvenirs for participants

  • Challenge Champion Medal with braille
  • Running Training Workshops hosted by our #Inclusive Ambassadors
  • Towel
  • Tote bag
  • Nature soother for mosquito bites
  • Joint gel for pain relieve
  • ARC Bluetooth speaker (value HK$400) for first 300 registration (first-come-first-served)

 

Free training workshop

 

Workshop(1)  Kenyan Style Running Training (value HK$150):

Date and time: 4-6pm. 16 March (Fearless Dragon Blindfold Ultramarathon 200km will be held on the same day)

Venue:   Shatin Sports Ground

Content: elite marathon runner, [email protected] will teach the authentic running skills and stretching exercises practised in the Kenyan training camp.

 

Workshop(2):  Fearless Dragon Special Training 

Date and time:  7:30pm-9:00pm, 28 Feb and 7 Mar (Thursday)

Venue:      Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground, (No. 158 Hammer Hill Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon)

Content: Chan Ka Ho / Yiu Kit Ching, coach of Fearless Dragon Running Team will lead running and strength training.  Participants will also learn how to be a guided runner, to get prepared for the 16 March challenge

Organizer: Hong Kong Network for the Promotion of Inclusive Society

 

The Hong Kong Network for the Promotion of Inclusive Society (HKNPIS) was founded as a non-profit organization in July 2011 by a group of passionate persons with a disability, social workers and professionals. Its objective is to facilitate the active participation of persons with a disability in the community, and nurture a culture that promotes diversity, inclusiveness and altruistic behaviours.

The HKNPIS has set up Fearless Dragon Running Team which mainly consists of blind persons and deaf persons ( the pronunciation of “Fearless Dragon” in Cantonese sounds like “blind and deaf”). The running team is active in promoting inclusiveness and participation of charitable events. The team has developed a cycling team and a trailwalk team, all based on the concept of sports rehabilitation which is aimed to  enhance the body mind fitness and confidence of the members and encourage members to contribute to the society through charity.  The training and participation in races of the Fearless Dragon teams are funded by public donations

  

Partner: MIRARunners

 

MIRARunners is a sustainable community project co-founded in 2017 by Lukas Wambua Muteti of Kenya and Candice Ma from Hong Kong with the following objectives:

  • Assisting Kenyan runners who have professional training but lack of job opportunities at hometown to develop their marathon career
  • Training road runners and the next generation runners from all over the world through professional training
  • Connecting runners and communities from Asian cities and Kenyan to build friendships, interacting with each other to improve the physical and mental health of urban people.
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