Run for Girls 2019

Run for Girls’ Rights

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

As a result of existing gender inequality and discrimination, girls living in conflict- affected countries and refugee camps are one of the groups most at risk.

  • Every day, more than 500 women and adolescent girls die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in emergencies and fragile situations.
  • At least one in five women and girls who are forcibly displaced will experience sexual violence or abuse.
  • Nine out of the ten countries with the highest child marriage rates are considered either fragile or extremely fragile states.
  • 39 million girls living in crisis-affected countries cannot access education.

Run for Girls is a charity run co-organised 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.

The political conflict in Congo and Burundi forces many families to flee to Rwanda. Having to camp in overcrowded shelters with limited access to resources, girls are facing separation from their family, dropping out of school, hunger, lack of sanitation facilities and the threat of sexual violence.

Please support GIRLS in CRISIS by participating Run for Girls. Your donation will support the creation of ‘Girl-friendly’ safe spaces in camps in Rwanda to help girls learn more about reproductive health, financial literacy, and report instances of violence as well as receiving counselling services if needed.

 

# The run is only open to female of 18 years old or above. Other forms of support like making donations and volunteering in the event are welcome

Ambassador:

 

Event Date:2019.3.17 (Sunday)

Venue:Charles K. Kao Auditorium (Golden Egg), Hong Kong Science Park

Time:9:30am – 1pm

Deadline:2019.2.10 (Sunday) (Spaces are limited and will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.)

 

Last Year’s Donations

Funds raised are allocated to support the anti-human trafficking work in Nepal. The project focuses on municipal and community levels, providing financial and technical support to operate booths at country border to intercept trafficking activities. The project also empowers children and adolescents so that they can prevent themselves from being trafficked. Meanwhile, vulnerable youth and trafficking survivors are supported with required services, like providing support for their repatriation, so that they can start a better new life. So far, over 3,000 girls and women have been helped through this project.

Staff stops vehicles with children in them to check whether they are accompanied by anyone as they travel across the border to India at the Anti Trafficking Information Booth set up by Plan International in Rautahat, Nepal.

 

Participants of Run for Girls 2018 can download the race photos at LINK.

For any enquiries about the application, please contact:

Tel(852) 3405 5305

Email[email protected]

Follow our Facebook for more "Run for Girls” latest news or participate in the prize-winning game.

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 and help disadvantaged girls run towards a brighter future.

 

Race Category

Three categories are open for application: Individual, Besties and Corporate.



Your donation will support the creation of ‘Girl-friendly’ safe spaces in camps in Rwanda to help girls learn more about reproductive health, financial literacy, and report instances of sexual violence as well as receiving counselling services if needed. Please support GIRLS in CRISIS by participating Run for Girls. 

  • Luggage storage service, water stations, and first-aid stations will be provided.
  • Please bring your own water bottle and 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 Organiser will not be responsible for any loss of property)

Event Date of “Run for Girls”

17th March 2019 (Sunday)

 

Event and Important Dates of “Run for Girls”

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. For details, please click here.

 

Enrollment

  1. Participants must be female of 18 years old or above. The Organiser has the right to verify the personal information of participants anytime.
  2. Registration is complete once the payment is settled. Incomplete information will not be accepted. If places are oversubscribed before enrollment deadline, the Organiser 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 Organiser will charge HK$100 administration fee for the change of participant’s personal data after the submission of application.
  5. The Organiser will cover the Insurance of Public Liability only. Participants are advised to take up their own personal or other insurance policies separately.
  6. Participants should make sure their health conditions are suitable for the strenuous race. In cases of doubt, please seek medical advice.
  7. The application fee is non-refundable once the registration is accepted. It is also non-transferable and the race category cannot be changed.
  8. The Organiser 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.
  9. The Organiser 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 Organiser 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 Organiser 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 Organiser’s race timing system. The bib with timing chip should be attached on the front of the chest 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 have passed the racing course(s), the event will continue on the same course(s). The Organiser 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 Organiser. In case of any disputes, the Organiser reserves the right for the final decision.
  8. Please bring your own water bottle and reduce the use of paper cups to protect the environment.

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

1) Registration and Acceptance

 

1.1   Why only female is eligible to join this Run?

 

“Run for Girls” is the charity run co-organised 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 of girls’ issues more effectively, female is first to be invited to participate in the Run so as to help those girls run towards 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 should have equal rights and opportunities. However, research and field experience show that girls are often the most vulnerable and suffer more in impoverished regions, especially the countries affected by conflicts.

  • Every day, more than 500 women and adolescent girls die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in emergencies and fragile situations.
  • At least one in five women and girls who are forcibly displaced will experience sexual violence or abuse.
  • Nine out of the ten countries with the highest    child marriage rates are considered either fragile or extremely fragile states.
  • 39 million girls living in crisis-affected countries cannot access education.

Undoubtedly, girls will flourish and have a better life 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 the race?

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

 

1.4   When will the enrollment period start?

The enrollment starts now and will be closed on 10 February 2019. 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 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 Can I change my personal data after the registration?

The Organizer will charge HK$100 administration fee for the change of participant’s personal data after the submission of application.

 

1.8   Will walk-in registration be accepted on the event day?

Walk-in registration is not accepted.

 

1.9   How does the Organizer handle my personal information?

Plan International Hong Kong respects and protects your privacy. Plan International Hong Kong 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 materials about our programmes, events and initiatives and invite you to donate, either by means of email alerts, mail or phone.

 

1.10 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 media such as Facebook, Tencent Weibo, Twitter, etc. They can then support you by making online donations or leaving you encouraging messages.

 

1.11 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. You can then make online donations and update the donation amount at the same time.

 

1.12 Can the sponsors receive donation receipts?

To reduce administrative expenses, sponsors who donate HK$100 or above could request donation receipts. 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 22 to 27 February 2019, 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.

 

2.3 Can I collect the Runner's Pack on the race day (10 March 2019)?

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

 

2.4 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.

 

2.5   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 from 22 to 27 February 2019.
If you haven’t received or lost the “Runner’s Pack Collection Email” after 20 February 2019, 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.

 

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 22 March to 2 May 2019.

 

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 (17 March 2019) after the race.

 

5)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 International Hong Kong Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/planhk) for more fun photos and share the happy moments with your friends!

 

We are deeply grateful for the support received from Sponsors for our Run for Girls. Thank you for helping girls in developing countries run towards a brighter future!

 

Should you have any enquiries /interested in becoming our Corporate Sponsors, please contact Ms. Sandy Lee by phone at (852) 3405 5328 or by email at [email protected].

 

Sponsored Gifts for Participants:
(This is not an exclusive gift list. All gifts are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis while stock lasts.)

  1. Event T-Shirt
  • Each Participant will receive an Event Dri-Fit T-Shirt sponsored by Swisse.
  • Event T-Shirt Size Chart

*The picture and colours are for reference ONLY.
*Tee size can be guaranteed if you enroll on or before 31 Dec 2018. From said date onwards, tee size availability is provided on a first come first serve basis during registration and subject to stock condition during Runner's Pack distribution. The organizer does not warrant any request in size.
 

  1. Finisher medal
  • A medal sponsored by Beacon Group will be issued to 11Km and 3Km runners who finish the race within the official time limit.

 “Run for Girls” ( “Twirukankire Abakobwa” in Rwanda language)!

Because of you, girls in developing countries get equal.

  • All runners who have completed the race receive an E-certificate. Please download it through the designated website from 15 March to 30 April 2019.

Race Awards

The champion, 1st and 2nd runners-up will be awarded a trophy/medal and ECCO cash coupon. Awards will be presented on the event day.

Top Fundraiser Award

  • To encourage the public to make more donations to help girls in developing countries, the Top 33 Fundraisers (Donation amount will be counted based on the results as of 17 Mar 2019 and HK$330 basic donation will be excluded) will receive the Sponsored Gifts as below. Announcement will be made on Plan International Hong Kong website and Facebook page on 25 March 2019. Winners will also be notified individually.