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 July 4, 2019 07:00 AM


"Homelessness, dispersal and detention takes its toll on the well-being of those seeking refuge. Another blow comes in the form of long-term unemployment and the loss of professional identity."

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RUN Hong Kong

on July 4, 2019 02:00 AM


RUN's Co-Founders Virginie R. Goethals and Brenda Sawyer are in Geneva this week. They are attending the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Annual Consultations with NGOs to give Hong Kong refugees a global voice!

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RUN Hong Kong

on July 3, 2019 07:00 AM


RUN is proud to have two of our female participants as fellows in Resolve Foundation Hong Kong's 2019 Social Justice Fellowship Program focused on Ending Gender-Based Violence. Over the course of the fellowship they will participate in a series of group workshops, receive 1-1 mentorship, and develop and take action on an personal roadmap to overcome their own leadership challenges to take their social justice work to the next level.

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RUN Hong Kong

on July 2, 2019 06:37 AM


Thank you to Morgan Stanley and Clifford Chance (Hong Kong) for organising a Charity Football Cup as part of last month's World Refugee Day activities. Our adults and teens alike had a great time running and playing in the sun!

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RUN Hong Kong

on June 27, 2019 07:00 AM


Thank you to the students from Quarry Bay School for supporting RUN's programmes with a generous donation of 10,000 HKD. The QBS Year 6 students organised the fundraising and awareness activities and students from all grade levels participated. We are thankful for the support of the QBS students and to share more about the refugee situation and RUN's work.

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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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