RUN - Rehabilitating refugees through running and beyond

Rehabilitating refugees through running and beyond

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Hong Kong

March 05, 2018

We RUN together with vulnerable refugees to support them to: Rebuild their mental and physical strength Unite as a community and with the local Hong Kong community Nurture each other through sport, food, friendship and education.

We rehabilitate vulnerable refugees through running and other sports

We help them recover from past traumas in a warm, friendly and safe environment

We support them to develop skills for a more hopeful future

We promote equality and understanding amongst participants and with the local host population

We have a special focus on women

We are a community beyond sport

Visit our website: https://www.runhk.org

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RUN Hong Kong

on August 23, 2019 06:00 AM


Thank you to Coach Janet Wu from Hong Kong Swimming Academy for leading our teen swimming programme this summer! This session the teens focused on diving and butterfly and we are so grateful for this opportunity for fun and learning.

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RUN Hong Kong

on August 22, 2019 06:00 AM


This November, run for healing, run for freedom, run #WithRefugees! The third annual RUN Charity Race will take place on Saturday, 9th November 2019, on the trails of Tai Tam Country Park.

With 14km and 19km distance categories, plus options for kids races and parent-child teams, the RUN Charity Race is sure to be a fun day out for the whole family, all while supporting a great cause. More info:
https://racebase.asia/runcharity.

This unique event combines the thrill of a physical challenge, inspiring mountain-top views, a delicious meal prepared by refugees at the finish line, and feel good vibes from supporting RUN's sports and education programmes to rehabilitate vulnerable refugees in Hong Kong. Refugees are heavily involved in the organisation of the race, from crafting trophies for the winners to cheering you on along the way, and many will be running the race alongside you!

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RUN Hong Kong

on August 21, 2019 06:00 AM


"A short-term mood boost thanks to endorphins and endocannibinoids is one thing. (Granted, one much-appreciated thing.) But where running really helps with mental health is over time, thanks to a change in brain structure. A review of research published in Clinical Psychology Review concluded “exercise training recruits a process which confers enduring resilience to stress.”"

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RUN Hong Kong

on August 20, 2019 06:28 AM


Yesterday we recognised the United Nations World Humanitarian Day which honours humanitarian efforts worldwide and propagates the idea of supporting people in crisis. At RUN we are thankful for the dozens of volunteers who support our sports and education programmes throughout the year. We would not be able to operate without them! Thank you for supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong!!

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RUN Hong Kong

on August 16, 2019 06:00 AM


Bring the kids! The RUN Charity Race isn't only for adults - we've got two distances for the kiddies (1.5km for ages 5-8 and 3km for ages 9-12) and we even have a parent-child category (14km for parent and child aged 13-17). We're also planning some fun activities for kids at the finish line - stay tuned!

Register: https://www.racebase.asia/runcharity

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Mission accomplished! (Message from Richard)

It was hard with waves at 3 to 4 metres high at times but we did it in a quick time (thanks to a friendly current) in just under 3 hours, having started at 6.45am, and my GPS pointed to a distance of just under 12 km.
In short the conditions were very rough indeed and I had multiple calf cramp episodes but the last hour was a little easier with the waves and current right behind us, taking us home. At times I thought I was in a washing machine – I have been well and truly pummeled! This is the windy side of HK Island – none of this wimpy calm ocean swimming around Repulse Bay etc!

Please find some evidence attached.

A group of asylum-seekers, originally from Sudan, Yemen and Somalia, welcomed us at Shek O beach and I managed to talk to them about their stories – what these two charities are doing is amazing!

Again, thank you so so much if you donated. If you haven’t managed to donate, please do! I’m really keen to get to my goal and we are so close. Have a look at the pictures attached – surely a donation is deserved?! Big or small, it all counts!

Here is a link to the donation site again – http://bit.ly/crowdfunding-ocean-swim-for-refugees



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Done and dusted! It was a gorgeous morning for a run. Melbourne turned out its best for us this weekend. The weather was quite warm, and a headwind on the back half made for more challenging conditions. But, I had a solid finish of 3:37:59, eking out my third fastest time.

Thank you all so much! The money raised from this campaign will fund 3 refugee athletes for an entire year. I’m thrilled to be able to support these incredibly brave and inspirational people in this way.



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Less than 48 hours to go! The weather here in Melbourne is gorgeous, if a little warm for racing. But I’m anticipating a great run through a beautiful city on Sunday morning. Thanks to everyone again for their generous support of my RUN HK campaign!



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Less than 48 hours to go! Once again, thanks to everybody who has supported my campaign for RUN HK. The weather here in Melbourne is gorgeous, if a little warm for racing. But I’m anticipating a great run through a beautiful city anyway.



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I'm so thrilled with the response to my campaign. I cannot thank everyone enough. The past week has been a difficult one for training because of the massive typhoon that swept through Hong Kong over the weekend. Before the storm, we had several days of scorchingly hot and humid weather, and then the terrible winds and rain, none of which is good for long distance running outside. So, I've been on the treadmill a lot - BORING! But, I'm going to attempt my last long run this week. Fingers crossed for cooler evenings!



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Wow! I'm blown away by how quickly and generously everyone has responded. Thank you so much!

You all were on my minds last night at the weekly track workout. It was a super steamy night (again!), but our Coach Charlotte had a planned a fairly lengthy workout anyway, 4 sets of 200m/200m/400m. It's been a few months since I've done 400m repeats, and I never do all-out sprints like 200m, it was a much more challenging workout for me than I was expecting!



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You did it! Congratulations, Alex and THANK YOU from all of us at RUN.



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You did it! Congratulations Karen and Ally and THANK YOU from all of us at RUN.


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