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 February 9, 2019 03:30 AM


We love seeing our logo out on the trails! Here's Loz Wong wearing a RUN logo loud and proud at the Hong Kong 100 Ultra Marathon a few weeks ago.

Snap a photo of you wearing your RUN gear at your next hike/run/race and send it to us - we want to see all of the fun places you wear your RUN gear in Hong Kong and beyond!

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RUN Hong Kong

on February 8, 2019 02:30 AM


Hopes and dreams are wonderful...but we need money to make it all happen! We're looking for a passionate, self-starting, people-oriented individual to join our team part-time to help us find the resources we need to keep our programmes going. Do you know someone who would be great for the job? Please share this post with them! Follow this link for all the details: https://www.runhk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Part-Time-Development-Manager-RUN.pdf.

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RUN Hong Kong

on February 7, 2019 03:00 AM


"Having recently moved to Hong Kong, I was surprised and disappointed to discover that only 0.6% of all asylum seekers arriving in Hong Kong are awarded refugee status. Just like in the UK, refugees in Hong Kong don't have the right to work or to formal education. This can lead to years of deprivation and isolation for desperate individuals striving for an existence in the world's most expensive city."

In just under two weeks, one of our regular track volunteers Jack Wyse will complete his fourth and final race as part of his fundraising campaign for RUN! Read more about Jack's story and cheer him on by visiting his fundraising page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jack-wyse.

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RUN Hong Kong

on February 5, 2019 02:00 AM


Happy Chinese New Year from all of us at RUN!

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RUN Hong Kong

on February 4, 2019 02:40 AM


When we're not running, we're cheering on those who are running. Our refugees and volunteers loved being out on the trails this weekend to support all the courageous runners during this especially steamy edition of The 9 Dragons this weekend!

Jenny Main, who volunteers regularly to help our RUN check point teams at races has this to say about the weekend: "Running a check point with the refugee athletes from RUN is always something to look forward to. With their energy and love of giving back to the trail community, you can feel the excitement from this amazing team."

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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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