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World stair racing champion Melissa Moon as star instructor of Race to ICC-100 – SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest

2012-11-06

Champion of 2010 Tower Running World Cup, Melissa Moon has won numerous international stair races in her 20-year athletic career, including twice winning the Empire State Building Run-up (women’s section) in New York. The achievements earned her the title of “Queen of Vertical Run”. The celebrated runner will arrive in Hong Kong this month to share her skills and experience during the “Get-ready-to-Run” training session at International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong.

The training session will be held as part of the Race to ICC-100 – SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest by Sun Hung Kai Properties and The Community Chest of Hong Kong, covering pre-race evaluations and practicing for runners. The session is also open to the general public to get more people to exercise.

Melissa will share vertical run skills, training secrets and her international racing experience during the session. She will also lead the participants to do warm-up exercises. She has also accepted the invitation to compete in the Race to ICC-100 – SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest, racing up to Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck with fellow runners on 2 December.

About Race to ICC-100 – SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest

Jointly organized by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and The Community Chest of Hong Kong, the first "Race to ICC-100 - SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest" is scheduled to take place on 2 December, 2012 (Sunday) at International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong.  The Race will be a high-profile event in Hong Kong's sports for charity calendar and will help promote a healthy and active lifestyle in the community.

There will be a corporate relay for teams of four and an individual race, putting contestants’ stamina and teamwork to the test.  Contestants will climb 2,120 steps and finish at the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck on the 100th floor of ICC; rewarded with a spectacular 360-degree view of the city.  All proceeds from the race will be donated to child and youth services under The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

 

Race to ICC-100 SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest
“Get-ready-to-run” training session
Date 11 November 2012 (Sunday)
Time 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
Place 68/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Instructor Melissa Moon, Champion of New York Empire State Building Run-up
Content
  1. Points to note and getting prepared for the vertical run
  2. Breathing and muscle coordination during the vertical run
  3. Practical session of warm-up exercises for vertical run
(conducted mainly in English)
Fee Free of charge(First-come-first-serve, places are limited)
Registration Registration form is available on event website http://www.verticalrunhk.com/
Hotline 2730 0354
Registration Deadline 9 November 2012
Facebook page www.facebook.com/VerticalRunHK
Organizer Sun Hung Kai Properties and The Community Chest of Hong Kong

 

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