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 January 10, 2019 02:30 AM


Congratulations to our refugees for earning 12 certificates in English, business, and IT last quarter!

Did you know? HK$400 covers the online study costs for one month for a refugee. You can support our study and mentorship programme by making a one-time or monthly donation on our website here: https://www.runhk.org/donate/.

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RUN Hong Kong

on January 8, 2019 02:30 AM


"Think Amazing Race with a charitable focus. Great fun afternoon with colleagues exploring Hong Kong, whilst understanding different global cultures and tasting foods! As a group it was sobering to meet with refugees from all over the world, understand where they have come from and some of the challenges they face on a daily basis in Hong Kong. Definitely to be recommended!" - Edward Peters, Executive Director, CBRE

Don't take it from us - here's what one of our past participants in The Great Refugee Challenge had to say about the experience! Our next Challenge takes place on Friday, 15th February 2019. Find out more or get signed up here: https://www.runhk.org/great-refugee-challenge/.

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RUN Hong Kong

on January 5, 2019 03:30 AM


“We need to remember that this is about people, about refugees who dream of better lives for themselves and their families." - Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank

We are so encouraged to see so many world leaders standing #WithRefugees in support of new plans to better support refugees and the countries who host them. We all have a role to play, and we're incredibly thankful to be working with so many local partners who help to make Hong Kong a place where we can proudly declare #RefugeesWelcome.

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RUN Hong Kong

on January 3, 2019 02:30 AM


"We always have to leave behind all our possessions. But not our skills and knowledge. If allowed to live a productive life, refugees can help themselves and contribute to the development of their host country."

We love this TED Talk that talks about why refugees want empowerment, not handouts. When refugees aren't allowed to work, it's harmful to refugees, forcing them to stay helpless and depend on handouts, denying them the opportunity to contribute to society, and whose skills may decline with lack of use over time. It's also a loss for the communities where they live, who miss out on the diversity of strengths and skills that refugees bring. That's why we're so committed to encouraging refugees to continue to improve their skills through our Study & Mentorship Programme, and to fighting for refugees to be able to work here in Hong Kong.

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RUN Hong Kong

on January 1, 2019 03:30 AM


“At RUN, I feel loved and alive again.” - refugee and survivor of sexual violence from South East Asia

In 2018, we directly served 104 vulnerable refugees (43 women, 19 men, 45 children). Your support last year made this possible and we can't wait to see what magic we can make happen together in 2019! Happy New Year from all of us at RUN!

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Today, Alex is well over half way through her Gobi March challenge and now into the long march; a 70km slog, which will take her almost within sight of the finish line.

At the end of stage 3, Alex was in 85th place out of 221 remaining competitors and going strong.

We at RUN would like to thank Alex from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us in our rehabilitation of refugees through sport and beyond.

Go Alex!



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Ally and Karen are now over half way through their Gobi March challenge. At the end of stage 3 they were in 101st place out of the 221 remaining competitors.

Today is the long march; at 70km non stop, this is the toughest day. Once they get through this, they are almost there.

RUN would like to thank these strong ladies from the bottoms of our hearts.

Go Ally & Karen!



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Thank you to all our supporters. We had 18 brave hikers start the hike; 15 completed 50km, one completed 42km & 2 completed 25km, we were treated to a fabulous Hong Kong day weather wise around 24 degrees with reasonable humidity, and a fabulous checkpoint by our wonderful refugee community with delicious food & a great spirit. Here are some photos of our finishers.



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Thank you to all our supporters. We had 18 brave hikers start the hike; 15 completed 50km, one completed 42km & 2 completed 25km, we were treated to a fabulous Hong Kong day weather wise around 24 degrees with reasonable humidity, and a fabulous checkpoint by our wonderful refugee community with delicious food & a great spirit. Here are some photos of our finishers.



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Thank you to all our supporters. We had 18 brave hikers start the hike; 15 completed 50km, one completed 42km & 2 completed 25km, we were treated to a fabulous Hong Kong day weather wise around 24 degrees with reasonable humidity, and a fabulous checkpoint by our wonderful refugee community with delicious food & a great spirit. Here are some photos of our finishers.



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Thank you all for being our first contributors. Our 15 hikers have been buying final equipment (comfortable socks & snacks & electrolytes) in preparation for Monday. Will keep you updated on our progress. We really appreciate your support, both financial and the encouragement.


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