Run For Girls 2017

Funded

on 30 April 2017

US$44,456

Total Fundraised
Run For Girls 2017
Run For Girls 2017

Run for Girls’ had been successfully held on the 9th April 2017. We would like to show our most sincere gratitude to you for attending the run and supporting towards the event! We hope you enjoy the run.

Participants now can review and download your finisher certificate in the following link by simply entering your bib no. and/or name: http://www.ibansport.com/event/HKRFG2017/index.php.

Meanwhile, please kindly note that photos taken at the event will be uploaded by tomorrow, 13rd April 2017, to our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/planhk/ .

Once again, thank you for your generous support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 


 

Run For Girls’ Rights

For many girls in the developing world, the double discrimination of gender and age has placed them at a disadvantaged position. They are often denied access to health services and education, and succumb to violence, abuse, and harassment. Run For Girls is a charity run co-organized by Plan International Hong Kong and Cosmopolitan with the aim of fighting for and promoting girls’ rights and justice, protecting girls in developing countries from discrimination, inequality and violence. 

Now is your chance to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged girls. By participating in the event, Run for Girls, you can help them Run toward a brighter future!

# Charity run is only for female of 18 years old or above. We welcome others’ support such as making donation and participating voluntary work to the “Run For Girls” event.

 

Category:

1) Female Individual 10.11Km Run (Quota: 200)

  • aged 18 – 29     
  • aged 30 – 44        
  • aged 45 or above

2) Female 3 Km Run (Quota: 800) #

  • Individual
  • Group (3 players in a team to run together)

#There are several check points on 3km track. Bar code timing record will be tracked, but no prize nor ranking will be counted.

Why 10.11Km?
To echo the International Day of the Girl Child, promote girls’ human rights and tackle gender inequality, discrimination and the abuse suffered by girls around the world. 

3KM
With check points along the route, this race will be a fun and exciting experience for you. 

 

Individual Basic donation amount:
HK$ 300
Participants will receive:
  1. Runner pack containing timing chip and bib, baggage tag, sponsored T-shirt, skincare product and recycle bag
  2. E-certificate
  3. Personalized souvenir
Individual donation amount:
Over HK$800
A sponsored gift set valued $1,000 will be given*
Certificate Request:
HK$30/sheet
Certificate will be mailed to participant who completed the run after one month of the run event.


* Gift sets will be distributed on the event day while stock lasts. The serving priority goes to runners who achieve designated donation amount first. 
  

 

 

Run for Girls’ had been successfully held on the 9th April 2017. We would like to show our most sincere gratitude to you for attending the run and supporting towards the event! We hope you enjoy the run.

Participants now can review and download your finisher certificate in the following link by simply entering your bib no. and/or name: http://www.ibansport.com/event/HKRFG2017/index.php.

Meanwhile, please kindly note that photos taken at the event will be uploaded by tomorrow, 13rd April 2017, to our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/planhk/ .

Once again, thank you for your generous support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 


 

Run For Girls’ Rights

For many girls in the developing world, the double discrimination of gender and age has placed them at a disadvantaged position. They are often denied access to health services and education, and succumb to violence, abuse, and harassment. Run For Girls is a charity run co-organized by Plan International Hong Kong and Cosmopolitan with the aim of fighting for and promoting girls’ rights and justice, protecting girls in developing countries from discrimination, inequality and violence. 

Now is your chance to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged girls. By participating in the event, Run for Girls, you can help them Run toward a brighter future!

# Charity run is only for female of 18 years old or above. We welcome others’ support such as making donation and participating voluntary work to the “Run For Girls” event.

 

Category:

1) Female Individual 10.11Km Run (Quota: 200)

  • aged 18 – 29     
  • aged 30 – 44        
  • aged 45 or above

2) Female 3 Km Run (Quota: 800) #

  • Individual
  • Group (3 players in a team to run together)

#There are several check points on 3km track. Bar code timing record will be tracked, but no prize nor ranking will be counted.

Why 10.11Km?
To echo the International Day of the Girl Child, promote girls’ human rights and tackle gender inequality, discrimination and the abuse suffered by girls around the world. 

3KM
With check points along the route, this race will be a fun and exciting experience for you. 

 

Individual Basic donation amount:
HK$ 300
Participants will receive:
  1. Runner pack containing timing chip and bib, baggage tag, sponsored T-shirt, skincare product and recycle bag
  2. E-certificate
  3. Personalized souvenir
Individual donation amount:
Over HK$800
A sponsored gift set valued $1,000 will be given*
Certificate Request:
HK$30/sheet
Certificate will be mailed to participant who completed the run after one month of the run event.


* Gift sets will be distributed on the event day while stock lasts. The serving priority goes to runners who achieve designated donation amount first. 
  

 

Route and Start Time


 

Race
 
Individual 10.11Km Run
 
Individual / Group 3Km Run
 
Assembly Time 7:15am 9:00am
Start time 8:15am 10:15am (1st Starting shot)
10:25am (2nd Starting shot)
Cut-off time 8:25am 10:20am (1st Starting shot)
10:35am (2nd Starting shot)
Time Limit 120 mins 45 mins
8:45am:Carnival
   9:30am:Ceremony
 
  • Luggage storage service, water stations, and first-aid stations will be provided.
  • Luggage storage handling must be done 30 minutes before the race starts.(Remarks: Please do not bring along valuables. The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss of property)

Event Calendar


Event Date of “Run For Girls”
9th April 2017 (Sunday)
 
Event Activity and Important Dates of “Run For Girls”
 
Event 20 Dec 2016 (Tuesday) Enrollment Begins
Notice 9 March 2017 (Thursday) Enrollment Deadline
Notice 15 to 22 March Participants receive email for Runner Pack Collection
Notice 24 to 27 March 2017 Runner Pack Collection Period
Event 9 April 2017 (Sunday) Event Day
Notice 10 April 2017 (Monday) Photos uploaded to Facebook Page
Notice 13 - 30 April 2017 E-certificate ready for download
Notice 30 April 2017 Official result announcement on Event Website
Notice 9 May 2017 (Friday) Cut-off day of donation count for Top Fundraiser Award (Result will be announced later)
Notice Mid-June Participants/Sponsors receive donation receipt via email
 

Transportation

No on-site car parking space is available. Participants are advised to take public transport to the assembly point.

If runners drive to the venue, please park at the Science Park’s car park nearby. For details, please click here.

Public Transportation Departure point Drop-off point Earliest departure Frequency Expected Travel Time
KMB 272K (Circular) University MTR Station Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology (HKIB) 6:30am 15 mins 8-10 mins
KMB 272A (Circular) University MTR Station Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology (HKIB) 6:30am 30 mins 15 mins
Minibus No.27 Pai Tau Street (Shatin) Science Park Road (Near HKIB) 6:25am 15 mins 15 mins
Minibus No.27A Pai Tau Street (Shatin) Science Park Road (Near HKIB) 6:40am 20 mins 15 mins

Important Notes

  1. Participants must be female of 18 years old or above. The Organizer has the right to verify the personal information of participants anytime.
  2. If places are oversubscribed before enrollment deadline, Plan will stop accepting applications without further notice. Plan reserves the right to reject online applicants who fail to donate the basic donation amount and will return all unacceptable application forms and donations accordingly.
  3. The application fee is non-refundable once the registration is accepted. It is also non-transferable and the racing group cannot be changed.
  4. Participants should make sure their health conditions are suitable for the strenuous race. In cases of doubt, please seek medical advice.
  5. All prizes / souvenirs will not be reissued after the Race. Participants will be disqualified and not awarded souvenirs and certificate if they do not start in the race time assigned by the Organizer. In case of any disputes, the Organizer reserves the right for the final decision.
  6. Participants must follow instructions from any officials, medical attendants and security officers during the event. Participants must retire from the race immediately if asked/requested to do so by any officials, medical attendants or security officers. 
  7. Running time is recorded by the Organizer’s race timing system. The bib with timing chip should be attached on the front of the running vest clearly visible during the Race. Timing, ranking or award will not be given to the runners, and runner will be disqualified if failed to do so.
  8. Runners can redeem souvenir by presenting the bib upon completion of the Race 
  9. Participants who completed the registration process agreed to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the race that has been signed up.
  10. The Organizer will cover the Insurance of Public Liability only. Participants should be responsible for their own insurance cover.
  11. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify or exclude any person from the race who has provided incorrect personal data on the enrollment form. No refund of donation will be made.
  12. If Red/Black Rainstorm or Typhoon Signal No.3 or above is hoisted at 00:00am or after on the day of the event, the run will be cancelled. The Organizer may suspend or cancel the event if the actual weather condition is adverse or the above Inclement Weather/Condition Warnings be hoisted after the commencement of race. The cancelled race may be without fallback date. No refund of donation will be arranged, but participants are welcome to claim the event souvenir.
  13. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the above information. No late entry or on-site registration will be accepted. The enrollment process is not completed until the payment is settled.

frequently asked questions

 

1) Registration and Acceptance

 

1.1  Why only female is eligible to join this Run?

“Run For Girls” is the first-ever charity run co-organized by Plan International Hong Kong and Cosmopolitan. In developing countries, girls are facing multiple threats such as early marriage, sexual violence, out of school etc.  In developing countries. In order to raise publics’ awareness on the girl issues more effectively, female is first to be invited to participate in the Run so as to help those girls run toward a brighter future.

Male is most welcome to support the event through making donations and participating in our voluntary work.

 

1.2  Why focus on Girls only?

All children are important, have the same rights and deserve the same opportunities. Research and field experience shows that girls are often the most vulnerable who suffer more in impoverished regions.

  • Every 2 seconds, 1 girl gets married. Every year, 17.4 million girls get married under age of 18
  • 62 million girls globally are out of school
  • 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lives

Undoubtedly, girls will flourish with their children, communities and countries in future if we protect their rights and provide them with education and healthcare.

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1.3  What is the age limit for participation?

Participants must be female aged 18 or above on the Race Day.

 

1.4  When will the enrolment period start?

The enrolment starts now and will be closed on 9 March 2017. However, spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Plan International Hong Kong reserves the rights to close the enrolment system when the quota of the race is full without prior notice. Announcement will be made on this event website when the quota is full.

 

1.5  What should I do if I have submitted the online application, but do not receive any confirmation email?

A confirmation message will be shown once the online registration is completed and accepted. If you do not receive a separated confirmation email after registering for seven working days, please call the Run Hotline at 3405 5305 or email to [email protected].

 

1.6  Can I transfer the place to others in case I cannot take part in the Race after registration? Is the application fee refundable?

The application fee is non-refundable once the registration is accepted. It is also non-transferable and the racing group cannot be changed.

 

1.7  How does the Organizer handle my personal information?

Plan respects and protects your privacy. Plan and our appointed service providers may use your personal information (including your name and contact details) only for the purpose of administration, receipt issuing, communications, and subjected to your consent, marketing purposes in accordance with our Privacy Policy as stated in our website: www.plan.org.hk. We will contact you to provide marketing material about our programmes, events and initiatives and inviting you to donate, either by means of email alerts, mail or phone.

 

1.8  How do I create my own Personal Fundraising Page?

You can set up your own Personal Fundraising Page by entering the “START My Fundraisers” page. After logging in, you can upload your photo and set your fundraising target. You can then invite your friends and relatives to visit your Personal Fundraising Page by sending them the link either via email or social networks such as Facebook, Tencent Weibo, Twitter, etc. They can then support you by making the donation online or leaving you encouraging messages.

 

1.9  How do I submit my sponsors' information online?

You can add extra Donations together with sponsors' details through your Personal Funraising Page . Please refer to your enrollment confirmation email for the access information of the page. You can then make the donation online and update the donation amount at the same time.

 

1.10  Can the sponsors receive tax-deductive receipt?

To reduce administrative expense, sponsors who donate HK$100 or above could request tax-deductive receipt. Receipts will be sent to sponsors by email directly.

 

 

2) Runner Pack Collection

2.1  When will I be notified on the runner pack collection arrangement?

You will receive a “Runner Pack Collection Letter” by email on or before 22 March 2017, with the details of Runner Pack collection arrangement.

 

2.2  What should I do if I cannot pick up my Runner Pack on the specified date and time on the “Runner Pack Collection Letter”?

If you cannot collect the Runner Pack on the specified date and time, you can authorize a representative to do so. The representative must present the copy of the “Runner Pack Collection Letter” and an authorized letter to collect the pack on the specified date and time as indicated on the letter.

 

2.3  I haven’t received or lost the “Runner Pack Collection” email, what can I do?

The “Runner Pack Collection Letter” will be emailed to the participants at the email address provided on the enrollment form.
If you haven’t received or lost the “Runner Pack Collection Letter”, please call the Race Hotline 3405 5305.

 

 

3) Event Day

3.1  If I forget to bring my bib on the Event Day, can I join the run on the course still?

On the event day, nobody will be allowed to join be the course without the bib.

 

3.2  If my teammate is unable to join /forget to bring her bib on the Event Day, can I join the run still?

You can keep join the run and receive individual souvenir and certificate when finish the run, but no group souvenir will be received.

 

3.3  What should I wear on the event day?

Please wear appropriate sportswear and sport shoes. Do not forget to put the run bib (attached with the timing chip) on your chest before the run. You are encouraged to wear the event t-shirt on the event day to join the fever of running for girls. We will try our best to give you the t-shirt that fits you but we cannot guarantee as it is subject to the availability of stock. Please note the t-shirt cannot be returned or exchanged.

 

3.4  What should I take with me on the event day?

You MUST take the run bib (attached with the timing chip) and pins on the event day. If you would like to store your belongings with us, please bring along the baggage tag (included in your Runner's Pack). Please note that NO storage bags will be provided in the baggage area on the event day. Please do not bring any valuable items. We are is not responsible for the loss or damage of any baggage stored by us.

 

3.5  Do I need to check-in or report to the officials on arrival?

No check-in process is required. Please wait for the instructions from the officials. Please deposit your baggage at baggage area right after arrival if necessary. The official will lead you to the queue-up area 10 minutes before the race.

 

3.6  What should I do after I cross the finishing line?

Please move from the finishing point to the Refreshment / Souvenir counter where you can enjoy some snacks and receive the souvenir. There will be a designated area where you can gather and take pictures after the race. We shall post up results of winners for each category at the venue. 

 

 

4) Certificate, awards and prize presentation ceremony

4.1  When will I get the certificate of completion?

All runners who have completed the run will receive am email to remind them to download the e-certificate through this website(link will be provided later) from 10 April to 30 April 2017.

 

4.2  Are prizes presented according to the official time or the net time?

10.11Km prizes are presented according to the official time (gun times). Net time is only for personal information.
Timing record will be tracked at 3Km track, but no prize nor ranking will be counted.

 

4.3  When and where will the Prize Presentation Ceremony be conducted?

The Prize Presentation Ceremony for the 10.11Km will be conducted at the event day (9 April 2017) after the races (exact time to be further announced).

 

 

5) Other Information

5.1  Can my friend(s) run with me?

Only those who are officially registered and given a run number bib can participate in the run. The officials will keep all non-participants from the course.  You friend(s) are welcome to cheer for you at a designated area near the finishing point, they are also encouraged to learn more about the issues facing girls in underprivileged regions from the information board and enjoy the game booths set up in the area.  

 

5.2  Can I run with my pet or use any form of wheel-run objects as a transportation means?

No. No pets or any form of wheel-run object, e.g. wheelchairs, bicycles, skates, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers, etc. are allowed on the course.

 

5.3  Can my friend(s) come and cheer for me?

Yes. They are welcome to cheer for you at a designated area near the finishing point.

 

5.4  Are participants insured?

Yes. The Organizer will cover the insurance of Public Liability only for all participants within designated area and route on the event day, participants must follow the instructions given by the Organizer during the event. We recommend all participants to check their health condition by consulting qualified medical practitioners before enrolment while all participants will be responsible for bearing their own risks during the event. All participants can arrange an additional personal accident insurance at their own cost if needed. 

Runner Pack:

  • Chip and bib
  • T-shirt
  • Sponsored skincare product
  • Recycle bag

 

 

Certificate and gift set:

All runners who have completed the race can receive

  • e-certificate. Please download it through the designated website from 13 April to 30 April 2017
  • Personalized  souvenir

 

 

Awards:

  • On 10.11km track, the champion, 1st and 2nd runners-up of each group (aged 18-29、aged 30-44、aged 45or above) will be awarded a trophy/medal and fabulous prizes. Awards will be presented in the ceremony on the event day.
  • No prize nor ranking will be counted on the 3km track.
  • Top Fundraiser Award will be presented to the participant who has raised the most fund. Donation amount will be counted based on the results as of 30 April 2017.
  • For individual donation amount of over HK$800, the participant will receive a sponsored gift set valued HK$1,000. (Gift set will be distributed on the event day while stock lasts. The serving priority goes to runners who achieve designated donation amount first.)