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on 10 January 2017

Launched: 10 Nov 2016

Funding ends: 10 Jan 2017

Can’t see the condition of the race course; can’t see the pacing on the watch; can’t see the distance leading to the finish point…

Can’t hear the sounds of the horn; can’t hear the cheers and applauses along the route…

Finishing 42.195km in such conditions! They CAN!

 

Forty runners from Fearless Dragon Running Team, Hong Kong’s first running team consisting of people who are visually challenged, hearing impaired, and from Ebenezer School are invited by Visit Okinawa to take part in the Ishigaki Island Marathon in January 2017

We need your support to achieve the fundraising goal of HK$120,000! The funds will be used to support people with visual and hearing disability and the promotion of inclusive society in Hong Kong.


The name “Fearless Dragon” is coined as it pronounces like “blindness” and “deafness” in Cantonese, and connotes the positive side of the running team - people who cannot see and people who cannot hear come together as running partners, they support each other to shine through each of the miles they run through, and they accomplish one and the other “mission impossible”.

Fearless Dragon Running Team aims at letting blind persons and deaf persons be empowered through running. Running not only restores their self-confidence and promotes social integration, but also helps them gain reflections on lives and develop positive thinking – focusing on what we have, not what we lost.

Currently Fearless Dragon Running Team has about 100 members, who feel obliged to inspire others with their personal experience and perseverance. Team members are active in local and overseas charity races as they regard it as a way to contribute what they have gained from sports rehabilitation to those in need. People with disabilities can contribute to the society too.

Support Fearless Dragon Running Team

Run 42 km Ishigaki Island Marathon

 


Event Name: The 15th Ishigaki Island Marathon
Location: Ishigaki Central Sports Park - Athletic Field (Start & Finish Point)
Date: January 22th, 2017 (Sun)
Race Courses and time limit:
Full Marathon 6hr30m (3hr15m at midpoint, 5hr50m at 35-km point)
24km 3hr30min
10km 1hr30min

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HK$100

(approximately US$13*)

  1. Drawstring Bag
  2. Braille Thank you card
  3. Talking clock

5 Backers

HK$200

(approximately US$26*)

  1. Drawstring Bag
  2. Water Bottle
  3. Braille Thank you card
  4. Talking clock

3 Backers

HK$500

(approximately US$65*)

  1. Two styles of Drawstring Bag
  2. Headkerchief
  3. Water Bottle
  4. Braille Thank you card
  5. Folder Bag

3 Backers

HK$1,000

(approximately US$129*)

  1. Two styles of Drawstring Bag
  2. Headkerchief
  3. Water Bottle
  4. Ceramic Cup with sign language
  5. Braille Thank you card
  6. Folder Bag

2 Backers

HK$1,200

(approximately US$154*)

  1. Two styles of Drawstring Bag
  2. Headkerchief
  3. Water Bottle
  4. Ceramic Cup with sign language
  5. Braille Thank you card
  6. Folder Bag
  7. Red wine glass

2 Backers

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