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1 Background

The Green Run was first held in 2016 to raise public awareness about environmental conservation, protection and responsibility, as well as to promote the transformation of Hong Kong into a greener and more sustainable city. By organising and staging this meaningful charity sporting event, we encourage the public to implement greener choices and living habits in their daily lives, while embracing the competitive spirit found in long-distance runners for environmental responsibility.

The 4th edition of The Green Run and we continue to emphasise the principle of green measures and environmental protection. In order to practise green living, we will:

• Not distribute bottled water or drinks. Instead, we will provide reusable water cups on the event day, and distribute reusable vacuum water bottles as souvenirs to encourage participants to reduce wasted plastic

• Set up plastic, metal, paper, glass and food waste recycling bins in  prominent places to encourage clean recycling

• Arrange with our sponsors to distribute simply packaged food and souvenirs without excess material wastage at the Post-run Party

• Carefully select the type of food for the Post-run Party and estimate the amount of food based on the number of participants to reduce excess

2 Race Info

2.1 Race Prelude – 6 Green Missions (六綠任務)
6 Green Missions is easy to execute, but difficult to persist. In this prelude challenge, race participants will receive a list of green missions from the runner’s bag  before the race. Runners will need to choose six missions out of the list of fifty. If they are able to complete the selected green missions six days in a row, and share their results on Instagram, outstanding participants can gain a prize at Green Run Award Presentation Ceremony.

2.2 Green Run 2020
Date: 26 April 2020 (Sunday)
Location: Pak Shek Kok Promenade, Sha Tin
Time: 8:00am – 12:00nn
Dress Code: Green

2.3 Green Run Post-run Party
Runners can enjoy the game booths, photo area and food zone in the party.

3 Race Categories and Fees


Race Category Age Gender Fee (Early Bird Discount)
10K Individual Race Group 1: 16-35
Group 2: 36 or above
Male or Female $250
3K Individual Race Group 1: 16-35
Group 2: 36 or above
Male or Female $250
3K Family Race (Note 2)
Member 1: 5-15
Member 2: 18 or above
Mixed $270
10K Green Corporate Team Race (Note 1&3)
16 or above Mixed $5,000
3K Green Corporate Team Race (Note 1&3)
16 or above Mixed $5,000
1K Green Leaders Race By Invitation

Remarks:
1. Each team consists of 4-6 people. The winner will be decided by the fastest 4 members of the team. However, if 2 teams end up with the same race time, the fifth fastest member will decide the winner. If again, 2 teams end up with the same race time, the sixth fastest member will decide the winner
2. Participants are required to complete missions at mid-point in order to continue the race. Results will be determined by the total combined time of the two team members
3. Each applicant can sign up for one team only. All team members must register on the same application form

4 Routes


5 Prizes

All racers dressed in green and liked Hong Kong Green Day Facebook page can collect the completion medal and other race completion gifts after the race.

E-Certificates will be issued to all participants via e-mail. Medals and Trophies will be awarded to the Champion, 1st and 2nd runner-up of each category. Awards will only be presented on-site during designated time slots. Other awards include:

• Greenest Outfit Award (Family/Team)
   The most creative outfit with Green Element
Outstanding 6 Green Missions Award
   For outstanding participants of 6 Green Missions
Most Actively Involved Award (Corporations only)
   Corporation with the highest number of participants

6 Runner's Bag

The Green Run sports t-shirts have become a popular souvenir for participants. However, recent studies have found that man-made fiber materials for sports clothes will release microfibers during the washing process and flow into the sea. To reduce the pollution of the environment, this year we are proud to switch to other environmentally friendly souvenirs.

7 Rules and Regulations

• Participants must complete the marked course on foot under their own power
• Participants will be disqualified if they do not start at the designated race category and start time assigned by the Green Council. No result will be issued to those participants
• Prizes are non-transferrable and non-redeemable for cash
• On the race day, the winner’s list will be announced on-site. The judge has the final decision of the result. No appeal is allowed
• No pets or any form of wheel-run objects of transport, e.g. wheelchairs, bicycles, skates, trolleys, shoes with built-in or attached rollers, etc., are allowed on the course
• Dangerous goods (i.e. offensive weapons, flammable, explosive agents or materials/ objects which obstruct other participants, etc.) are strictly prohibited. Those who violate this rule will be asked to leave the course immediately, and such cases might be reported to Law Enforcement Agency
• Participants must leave the racecourse immediately if requested to do so by any member of the race official, medical staff, race director, referees or security staff
• The Green Council reserves the right to make changes to the event rules and requirements, routes and/or other arrangements as they deem appropriate
• Time Limits:

• 10K Individual Race / 10K Green Corporate Team Race – 120 minutes
• 3K Individual Race / 3K Green Corporate Team Race – 90 minutes
• 3K Family Race – 60 minutes
• 1K Green Leaders Race – 30 minutes

8 Important Notice

Enrollment
• Enrollment is first come, first served upon successful payment
• Participants must study the above ‘7. Rules and Regulations’ carefully. Participants who completed the registration process are agreed to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the race that has been signed up
• Once the entry is accepted, entry fee and submitted materials are non-refundable & non-transferable under any circumstances
• Repeated entries will be counted as a single entry. The extra fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another applicant or race. Also, the submitted materials will not be returned.
• Late or on-site enrollment will not be accepted

Health and Safety Advice
• Participants should make sure their health conditions are suitable for the strenuous race. In cases of doubt, please seek medical advice in advance

Insurance
• The Green Council will cover Public Liability Insurance only. Runners should be responsible for their own Personal Accident Insurance

Weather and Cancellation Policy
• If Red / Black Rainstorm or Typhoon Signal No.3 or above is hoisted at 5:00 am, the race will be cancelled. Should the above Inclement Weather Warnings be hoisted, the race will be cancelled and without a fallback date. All paid fee will not be refunded
• Please check the race day weather from the Hong Kong Observatory (Tel: 1878200)

Baggage Storage
• A Baggage Storage Area will be provided. However, runners are advised not to bring any valuable items on the day. The Green Council will not be responsible for any loss of personal property

Others
• Should there be any emergencies or assistance needed during the event, participants shall contact the officials at the information center
• The Green Council reserves the right to amend or clarify the above terms and conditions

9 Green Run 2019 Photos

10 Sponsors

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11 Contact Us

Secretariat of the Green Run, Green Council
Room 703, New World Tower 1, 18 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2810 1122

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