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 June 10, 2019 06:00 AM


"It's generally understood that helping out others makes a person feel nice, but that experience goes beyond just the feel-good glow of altruism. Studies have found that helping others has tangible benefits, both mental and physical, from lowering your blood pressure to reducing feelings of depression. And research hasn't found any significant difference in the types of volunteering—any kind of helpful act can create benefits."

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RUN Hong Kong

on June 6, 2019 12:30 AM


Celebrate Global Running Day by signing up for a running challenge. Join RUN and Bravera on World Refugee Day for our upcoming 8k for 8000 asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong!

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RUN Hong Kong

on June 5, 2019 02:58 AM


Eid Mubarak! Many warm wishes to our Muslim community. Last week we held iftar dinner with delicacies from Yemen, Egypt, and more! At RUN we love seeing the different cultures of our participants unite as one family.

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RUN Hong Kong

on June 4, 2019 07:00 AM


On World Refugee Day (June 20th), challenge yourself to run your fastest 8km. 8km to represent the 8,000 asylum seekers in Hong Kong, and your fastest as symbolic of our desire to speed up a notoriously slow refugee approval process. Run together with us to raise awareness about the situation facing refugees in Hong Kong and to raise funds for RUN Hong Kong's programmes that rehabilitate vulnerable refugees through sports and education.

Here's how it works:
1. Sign up for the challenge on Bravera using the link below.
2. Invite your friends and family to pledge their support for your challenge (donations go directly to RUN to support our work of rehabilitating vulnerable refugees).
3. Join our 8km group road run on World Refugee Day - meet at Ocean Park MTR exit A carpark at 6:45pm, Thursday June 20th. Don't worry if you can't make it to our group run, we'll give you 4 days until Sunday, June 23rd to run in your own time!

https://bravera.co/runhk-8k/new

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RUN Hong Kong

on June 3, 2019 07:00 AM


The global refugee crisis is a complex topic and many people want to take action, but aren’t sure where to start. That’s why we’ve created this list of actions that you can take right now to stand #WithRefugees.

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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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