Three years on - International runners are reaching out!

It was only three years ago! Let's get together on March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm to commemorate the Great East Japan earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011.

Tens of thousands of people lost their lives on that day. In this tragedy there has always been a special place in our hearts for the 1567 children who lost one parent, and the 241 children who lost both parents. As always, we want to help the children first. 

This year, the international trail-running and adventure-racing community is helping us by donating autographed running gear. Every one of you who joins in person on March 9 will have a chance to win a piece of gear. Our thanks to KK Chan, Lizzy Hawker, Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, Kiyoshi Kato,  Shunsuke Okunomiya, Claire Price, Masato Tanaka, Stone Tsang, Koji Yamaya...

In acknowledgement of last year's donation, we just received a wonderful personal note from Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Just like last year, we are gathering in Repulse Bay on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 15h00 at the bottom of the stairs leading up from HK International School primary section (see map). (Note: For those who find the stair climb too challenging, we have prepared an easier flat course this year).

Any donation, and especially from children, is welcome! Every effort, big and small, will be warmly felt, valued and thanked. If you are unable to join us on March 9, you can still donate directly by money transfer. Please send us a note afterwards so we can consolidate the names and comments here on this site.

PS (1). Please "like" our FB page!

PS (2). We have also signed up Step2000 to join the "Run 311" a global running event dedicated to the Tohoku Earthquake reconstruction. Run 311 tracks mileage achieved and has logged some 23,000 km of distance by participants as of March 1.

Thank you!



レパルスベイにある香港インターナショナルスクール小学部(23 South Bay Close, Repulse Bay)から少し山側の、ツイン山(孖崗山に続く階段前に3月9日午後3時に集合して下さい。

追記1:今年度は ”Save thechildren” 東日本大震災支援をしたいと思っています。
追記2:今年のStep2000 for Tohokuは「RUN311」という東日本大震災の慰霊と復興支援を
    目的にした グローバルで体験を共有できる「ランニング●イベント」と連携します。

質問などがございましたら、 taro.hongkong@gmail.comまで。

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