Run For Girls 2017


on 30 April 2017


Total Fundraised
Run For Girls 2017
Run For Girls 2017

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: 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.