Run for Girls 2018

Run for Girls, you can help them Run toward a brighter future!

First 500 participants who successfully register online will get an ice cooling towel sponsored by SINOMAX. Act now to enroll!

Group

Race

Year of Birth

 


Public

Female Individual 10.11km Run

 

 

2000.4.29  or before

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Female Individual 3km Run

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Bestie Group 3km Run
(2 – 4 people a group)

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Youth Individual 3km Run


2000.4.30 - 2002

 

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Youth Bestie Group 3km Run

(2 –4 people a group)

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Corporate

Individual 10.11km Run


2000.4.29  or before

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Individual 3km Run

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Event Details

Date:2018.4.29 (Sunday) 

Venue:Pak Shek Kok Promenade (near Science Park) 

Time: 8am – 12pm

 

Use of Funds:

Last Year’s Donations

Funds raised from last year were allocated to support projects in Ecuador and Sri Lanka. We have provided scholarships for school supplies, clothing and transportation fees to girls who have dropped out of school or are at-risk of dropping out. Meanwhile, in Sri Lanka, Plan International has distributed sanitary pads and constructed sanitary pad disposal pits in schools so girls won’t miss school during periods.

Run for Girls 2017 Event snapshots
Participants of Run for Girls 2017 can download the race photos at LINK.
 

Child Protection Policy
Plan International Hong Kong is committed to realizing children’s rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – including the rights to protection and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation. Also we acknowledge that we have a duty to promote gender responsive safeguarding of children and young people and particularly those with whom we work or are in contact.

Click here for more information
 

For any enquiries about the application, please contact:
Tel: (852) 3405 5305
Email: [email protected]

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 female 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!

# The run is only open to female of 15 years old or above. Other forms of support like making donations and volunteering in the event are welcome.

 

Why 10.11Km?

To respond to the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 and to promote girls’ rights, so as to tackle gender inequality, discrimination and the abuse suffered by girls around the world.

 

Why join 3Km?

To experience the joy of running with your besties to help disadvantaged girls run towards a brighter future. 

Category:

Remarks

  1. Participants aged below 18 (as of the event day) are required to acquire parental or guardian consent in the “Parent/Guardian Declaration” during online registration before participating in the event.
     
  2. Gift sets will be distributed on the event day while stocks last. The serving priority goes to runners who achieve designated donation amount first.


All proceeds will go to Plan International Girls Fund for the support of Plan International’s global campaign, BECAUSE I AM A GIRL, to fight for and promote girls' rights. It aims to protect girls in developing countries from threats of discrimination, inequality and violence, and allow girls to reach their potential which in turn helps them break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.


 

  • Luggage storage service, water stations, and first-aid stations will be provided.
  • Please bring your own water bottle at the water stations, reduce the use of paper cups to protect the environment.
  • Luggage storage handling must be done 30 minutes before the race starts.
    (Remarks: The luggage deposit service counters will be set at an outdoor area. Please do not bring along valuables. The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss of property)

Event Date of “Run for Girls”

29th April 2018 (Sunday)

 

Event and Important Dates of “Run for Girls”

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

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

Enrollment

  1. Participants must be female of 15 years old or above. The Organizer has the right to verify the personal information of participants anytime. Participants aged below 18 (as of the event day) are required to acquire parental or guardian consent in the “Parent/Guardian Declaration” during online registration before participating in the event.
  2. Registration is complete once the payment is settled. Incomplete information will not be accepted.If places are oversubscribed before enrollment deadline, the Organizer will stop accepting applications without further notice.
  3. Participants who completed the registration process agreed to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the race that has been signed up.
  4. The Organizer will cover the Insurance of Public Liability only. Participants are advised to take up their own personal or other insurance policies separately.
  5. Participants should make sure their health conditions are suitable for the strenuous race. In cases of doubt, please seek medical advice.
  6. The application fee is non-refundable once the registration is accepted. It is also non-transferable and the race category cannot be changed.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

 

Weather

  1. If Red/Black Rainstorm or Typhoon Signal No.3 or above is hoisted at 12:00midnight or after on the day of the event, the run will be cancelled.
  2. 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.
  3. Please check the race day weather from the Hong Kong Observatory (Tel: 1878200)
  4. Should the event be cancelled due to whatever reasons, no refund will be made and the event will not be rescheduled, but participants are welcome to claim the event souvenir.

 

 

Race Day

  1. Baggage storage, water station and first aid station will be provided. If baggage storage is required, please allow sufficient time for baggage storage before proceeding to the start area to wait for the start of the run. Please note that Participants are advised not to deposit valuable items. The Organizer will not be liable for and shall not compensate for the loss or damage of the baggage stored.
  2. Participants shall wear the number bibs visibly on their chests for the race officials to record their race results. They should ensure the number bibs and other race materials likes luggage tag are properly kept as no replacement bib will be provided.
  3. 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. Participants must step on the timing mat located at the starting and finishing points, and other timing locations. In case of improper use of bib, on-purpose damages made on the timing chip or participants’ failure to step on the timing mats, timing, ranking or award will not be given to the runners, and runner will be disqualified if failed to do so.
  4. 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.
  5. Runners can redeem souvenir by presenting the bib upon completion of the race 
  6. In case of emergency, the event will be halted. Participants must follow the emergency response instructions from the officials. After all emergency vehicles passed any racing courses, the event will continue on the same course(s). The Organizer will not resume the race at the starting point once the event has commenced.
  7. 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 at the race time assigned by the Organizer. In case of any disputes, the Organizer reserves the right for the final decision.
  8. Please bring your own water bottle at the water stations, reduce the use of paper cups to protect the environment.

The Organizer reserves the right of all photos and videos for future uses and references.

FAQs

 

1) Registration and Acceptance

1.1   Why only female is eligible to join this Run?

“Run for Girls” is the charity run co-organized by Plan International Hong Kong and Cosmopolitan. Girls in developing countries are facing multiple threats such as early marriage, sexual violence, out of school, etc.. In order to raise public awareness on  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 and they have the same rights and deserve the same opportunities. Research and field experience shows that girls are often the most vulnerable and suffer more in impoverished regions.

  • Every 2 seconds, 1 girl gets married. Every year, 15 million girls get married under age of 18
  • 130 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.

 

1.3   What is the age limit for participation?

Participants must be female aged 15 or above on the Race Day. Participants aged below 18 (as of the event day) are required to acquire parental or guardian consent in the “Parent/Guardian Declaration” during online registration before participating in the event.

 

1.4   When will the enrollment period start?

The enrollment starts now and will be closed on 15 March 2018. However, spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Plan International Hong Kong reserves the right to close the enrollment 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 message of “Thank you for your enrollment” will be shown once the online registration is completed and accepted. After the bank confirms the payment, a separate confirmation email will then be sent to the applicant within seven working days. If you do not receive any of them, please call the Race Hotline at 3405 5305.

 

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 race category 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 invite 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 using the log-in ID and password provided in the enrollment confirmation email. 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 expenses, sponsors who donate HK$100 or above could request tax-deductive receipt. Receipts will be sent to sponsors by email directly.

 

2) Runner’s Pack Collection

2.1   When will I be notified on the Runner’s Pack collection arrangement?

Participants will receive a “Runner’s Pack Collection Email” from 6 to 9 April 2018, with the details of Runner’s Pack collection arrangement.

 

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

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

 

Can I collect the Runner's Pack on the race day (29 April 2018)?

No race bibs with timing chips, baggage tags, Runner's Guides or event t-shirts will be distributed on the event day.

 

Can I collect the Runner's Pack via post?

No. Runner’s Packs will NOT be sent by post. This is to avoid the risk of losing the package during postage.

 

Would it be possible to change the size of T-Shirt?

No. There is no guarantee that your selected size will be available, T-shirt sizes given to participants will be subject to stock availability.

 

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

The “Runner’s Pack Collection Email” will be sent to the participants at the email address provided on the enrollment form.
If you haven’t received or lost the “Runner’s Pack Collection Email” after 9 April 2018, please call the Race Hotline 3405 5305.

 

3) Race Day

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

Nobody will be allowed to join the Race without a bib.

 

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

You can still join the Race and receive the souvenir and certificate upon finishing the run.

 

3.3   What should I wear on the event day?

Please wear appropriate sportswear and sport shoes. Do not forget to put the race bib (with the timing chip attached) on your chest before the race. You are encouraged to wear t-shirt in pink or white color on the race day to join the fever of running for girls.

 

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

You MUST bring along the race bib (with the timing chip attached) 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. The Organizer 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 store your baggage with baggage tag 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 take a rest or take pictures after the race. The Organizer will post the results of winners for each category at the venue.

 

4) Certificate, awards and prize presentation ceremony

4.1   When will the Organizer send me the certificate of completion?

All runners who have completed the race will receive an email reminding them to download the e-certificate through the designated website from 4 May to 31 May 2018.

 

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

3Km and 10.11Km prizes are presented according to the official time (starting shot time). Net time is only for personal information.

 

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

The Prize Presentation Ceremony for the 3Km and 10.11Km will be conducted on the event day (29 April 2018) after the races (exact time to be further announced).

 

Other Information

5.1   Can my friend(s) run with me?

Only those who are officially registered and given a race bib can participate in the race. The officials will keep all non-participants from the course.

 

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 enrollment 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. 

 

5.5   How can I find the photos taken at the event?

Event snapshots will be available to preview and download after the event at http://www.run-pic.com by entering your bib number. Meanwhile, don't forget to browse through Plan Hong Kong Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/planhk) for more fun photos and share the happy moments with your friends! 

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  • ECCO Discount Coupon
  • Shin Mapo BBQ cash coupon
  • NeNe Chicken cash coupon
  • Salonsip gel-patch
  • Angel Face Cash Coupon
  • Lamma Rainbow Cash Coupon
  • Parzt - Exercise band
    (only first 200 participants who successfully registered bestie/youth bestie group are eligible )
  • Beacon - $100 IELTS Course Coupon & Schedule Book
    (only participants who successfully registered youth individual are eligible
  • Parzt - tape
    (only participants who successfully registered youth individual are eligible )
  • Sinomax - Ice Cooling Towel
    (only first 500 participants who successfully registered are eligible)

Prize

  • The champion, 1st and 2nd runners-up of the following groups will be awarded a trophy/medal and fabulous prizes including ECCO cash coupon. Awards will be presented in the ceremony on the event day.
    • Female Individual 10.11km Run
    • Female Individual 3km Run
    • Youth Girl 3km Run
    • Besties 3km Run
    • Youth Besties 3km Run
       
  • Top Fundraiser Award will be presented to the participant who has raised the most funds. Donation amount will be counted based on the results as of 6th May 2018.
     
  • For individual donation amount of over HK$1,000, the participant will receive a sponsored gift set valued HK$1,200. (Gift set will be distributed on the event day while stocks last. The serving priority goes to runners who achieve designated donation amount first.

Certificate:

All runners who have completed the race can receive

  • E-certificate. Please download it through the designated website from 4 May to 31 May 2018