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SHKP Vertical Run for Charity –
Race to Hong Kong ICC application deadline approaching
Runner training opens for all

2016-10-26

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited is staging its fifth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC on 4 December (Sunday) and this will again be the grand finale to the Vertical World Circuit.  Registration for this major charity sporting event in the city is closing so would-be runners should sign up soon.  Fees collected will go to The Hong Kong Council of Social Service and The Community Chest of Hong Kong for child and youth services.

Varied categories for all athletes

The Race to Hong Kong ICC has a place for every runner with Elite and Individual categories, Corporate, Open and Student Relays and Fun Climbs.  The Student Relay was introduced to encourage young people to exercise for good, welcoming participation from secondary and tertiary students.  Individual races will have four age and the Fun Climbs (fully booked now) will have runners as young as ten with adults for a great family time.

Limited places are still available so register online (www.SHKPVerticalRun.com), by post or in person by 11 November (Friday).

Free training for Race to Hong Kong ICC athletes

SHKP is giving special training to help runners prepare and get maximum fun from the races.  Classes will have instructors from The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology and Sports Medicine and Health Science Alumni Association.

Runners with limited vertical run experience should join Beginner classes explaining sports medicine theory and offering a taste of high-intensity circuit training.  Improver classes, for people more familiar with vertical running who want to boost performance, will cover proper warm up exercises and race tactics.

Details as follows:

  Beginner  (A) Beginner (B) Improver
Content Sports medicine theory and a taste of high-intensity circuit training to boost muscle power Race tactics, warming up correctly, and improving running stance with training  tools
Session 1  - Theory and simple exercise Date: 12 November (Sat)
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Date: 12 November (Sat)
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Date: 13 November (Sun)
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Place: Auditorium, 4/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Session 2 – Practical training Date: 12 November (Sat)
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Date: 13 November (Sun)
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Date: 13 November (Sun)
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Place: Hong Kong Park Sports Centre
Register:
  • Everyone registered for the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC is eligible.
  • Apply for Beginner (A), (B) or Improver at https://goo.gl/kCdqpH.
  • Call 3102 2223 or email vruntraining@actionhouseintl.com for enquiries.
  • Classes are free but places are limited in order of enrolment.


Develop an exercise habit

SHKP encourages everyone to exercise regularly, not just runners in the training classes, with its Step-Up for Health initiative. People1 can download the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity mobile app by 20 November and use the step counters function to walk or run stairs five days a week2.   The app will log the number of steps taken and people with 1,000 or more in a week have a chance to win afternoon tea buffets, tickets to the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and other prizes.

Residents of SHKP estates can take part in Step-Up for Wellness until 18 November using designated step machines in residential clubhouses and logging their steps with an assigned pedometer or the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity app.  SHKP will donate HK$1 to child and youth services for every ten steps recorded.

About the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC

The SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC will be held at Hong Kong’s tallest building – International Commerce Centre – on 4 December 2016.  The event will see elite international athletes competing in the world championships alongside runners from Hong Kong.  Register online at www.SHKPVerticalRun.com or by post or in person by 11 November.  See the event website, download the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity mobile app or call (852) 5386 0185 for details.


1 aged 16 and up
2 from 00:00 Monday until 23:59 Sunday

Register for the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC by 11 November, and get free training to help prepare (apply now - places limited)
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Register for the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC by 11 November, and get free training to help prepare (apply now - places limited)

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