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Announcing the Sixth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity

2017-07-06 19:07
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-Hong Kong Again the Grand Finale of Vertical World Circuit
-Community Activities Promoting Exercise for Good and Vertical Running

HONG KONG, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) announced the start of registrations for the sixth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity today with the 'Race to Hong Kong ICC' and 'Race to Shanghai IFC' which will be held on 3 Dec and 22 Oct respectively. 'Race to Hong Kong ICC' will again be the last event of this year's Vertical World Circuit.  The finale will bring elite runners from all over the world to compete at Hong Kong's tallest building -- International Commerce Centre -- vying for the world championship. The events will follow SHKP's ideals of 'Building Homes with Heart' and sport for charity with all proceeds from the 'Race to Hong Kong ICC' going to The Community Chest of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Council of Social Service helping disadvantaged children and youth and proceeds from the Race to Shanghai IFC going to the Shanghai Children's Health Foundation for providing treatment to child patient from low-income patients.

SHKP Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director Victor Lui (centre), Executive Director Christopher Kwok (right) and Event Organizing Committee Co-chairman Edward Cheung (left) officiated at the kick-off ceremony of 2017 ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity’.
SHKP Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director Victor Lui (centre), Executive Director Christopher Kwok (right) and Event Organizing Committee Co-chairman Edward Cheung (left) officiated at the kick-off ceremony of 2017 ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity’.

SHKP Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director Victor Lui, Executive Director Christopher Kwok and 'Race to Hong Kong ICC' Organizing Committee Co-chair Edward Cheung hosted the announcement ceremony at the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck today. Guests included International Skyrunning Federation President Marino Giacometti, CUHK Orthopaedics & Traumatology Professor Patrick Yung, CUHK Centre for Nutritional Studies Manager Professor Mandy Sea, 2016 Vertical World Circuit elite runner Eric Yeung, disabled runner Kelvin Kwong and representative from Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home.

Victor Lui said: "SHKP believes in 'Building Homes with Heart' and promoting healthy, sustainable lifestyles. The 'SHKP Vertical Run for Charity' is in its sixth year and 'Race to Hong Kong ICC' will take up to 2,000 participants this year.  We hope that it encourages more people to do sport and at the same time help the needy in the spirit of exercise for good.  Past 'SHKP Vertical Run for Charity' had raised over HK$30 million for child and youth services. We will also have a series of community activities to teach people about vertical running and encourage sport for charity."

Vertical Running for All

The race this year will include 'Elite', 'Individual', 'Team Relay', and 'Fun Climb'. 'Team Relay' will continue to have 'Corporate' and 'Open' categories, while 'Students' category is further divided into Secondary and Tertiary students, bringing more energy to the race with young participation.  There will also be 'Fun Climb 82' and 'Fun Climb 21' so participants aged 10 and up can choose to run 82 or 21 floors according to their ability without pressure so the entire family can have a good time.

Chance for Top Runners to Race Overseas -- Early Bird Special

SHKP encourages participation from local enthusiasts and supports elite local runners to race internationally. The men's and women's winners this year will again be sponsored in Vertical World Circuit races next year, and there will be an early bird discount for 'Individual', 'Team Relay' and 'Fun Climb' registrations by 4 August to encourage early preparation.

Various Community activities -- Professional Training for Runners

SHKP spreads the positive message of exercise for good in the community and will stage activities like 'Step-Up for Fitness' and 'Step-Up for Health' in its residential estates encouraging people to do sport for charity. There will additionally be flash mobs to gear up the city for vertical running, Race to Hong Kong ICC - Family Fitness Fun in shopping malls encouraging parents and children in sport and sessions offering comprehensive, effective training to prepare participants for the races.

Race to Shanghai IFC -- Raising money for young patients

'SHKP Vertical Run for Charity -- The Race to Shanghai IFC' will be on 22 October 2017 when runners will challenge 1,460 steps at Shanghai IFC in the spirit of 'Building Homes with Heart' and Exercise for Good.

'SHKP Vertical Run for Charity' registrations are now being accepted. Those interested can visit www.SHKPVerticalRun.com for details or call (852) 5386 0185 (HK) or (8621) 2329 6824 (Shanghai) for enquiries. The official 'Race to Hong Kong ICC' partners are International Commerce Centre, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, and the official drinking water provider is FIJI Water. The official 'Race to Shanghai IFC' partners are Shanghai IFC and the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong.

About SHKP

Sun Hung Kai Properties is committed to producing the finest developments and offering customers ideal homes and top-notch service.  The developer believes in Building Homes with Heart and contributes to the good of the community to make Hong Kong a better place for all. SHKP lives up to its corporate social responsibility by advocating reading and holistic development, healthy, sustainable living and care for the underprivileged.

SHKP has been included in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index series since its inception in 2010. This was the first index series to track corporate sustainability including environmental and social impact, workplace practices and corporate governance in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

Over the past four decades, the management team has led by example and inspired staff to reach out to those in need and give back to society with their professional knowledge. The company also engages its stakeholders in instilling positive energy in the community.

About the Vertical World Circuit

The Vertical World Circuit was established by the International Skyrunning Federation, which governs races at iconic skyscrapers around the world and ensures that races meet international standards and regulations.

The annual Vertical World Circuit is an arena for stair runners from all over the world and this year is no exception. The 2017 circuit covers Dubai, London, Paris, New York, Manila, Sydney, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, with Hong Kong again the grand finale.

Official World Circuit website: http://www.verticalworldcircuit.com/

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170706/1891457-1

Source: Sun Hung Kai Properties

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