Team HKUST - Run to Celebrate our 25th Anniversary and to Contribute to Society!                         

20 January 2016

Thank You For Your Support!
Our runners, comprising nearly 900 alumni, staff and students, showcased exceptional persistence to brave the adverse weather and achieved distinguished records on the Marathon Day on 17 January 2016. Thanks for their keen support,  Team HKUST was among one of the Top 6 teams competing for the Most Supportive Group Award. This was a truly remarkable way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of HKUST!  

Please click these links (runners in race and fun in booth) to view the photos capturing the wonderful moments.      

 


15 September 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Forming A Team HKUST For HK Marathon 2016

As HKUST celebrates its 25th anniversary, there will be a wide spectrum of events for all members of our family, from students to alumni to faculty to staff.  For sports lovers, joining our HKUST Marathon Team for the city’s iconic sports event – the (Standard Chartered Bank) Hong Kong Marathon to be held on Sunday, 17 January 2016 – is a perfect opportunity for us to mark this historic milestone together in 2016.  As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, we want to organize a HKUST team at the upcoming Hong Kong Marathon with the assistance of the HKUST Student Affairs Office, Alumni Association, Staff Association, and the Development and Alumni Office.  Therefore, we urge you to register for the Marathon or its subsidiary races that day as soon as registration is open – expected to be within days.  Any member of the HKUST Marathon Team will be given a "limited edition" running t-shirt* kindly sponsored by the Li-Ning Company.  Bearing the 25th Anniversary and HKUST logos, the t-shirt will highlight our HKUST spirit along the routes. 


In addition, we want to mobilize the HKUST Marathon Team to contribute also to Charity.  To this end, we have incorporated a CSR component for this Marathon participation.  We are presently working with the Organizing Committee of the Hong Kong Marathon to have our HKUST runners support the charities under the Hong Kong Marathon Charity Program.  Details of arrangements, which would include HKUST matching funds, are being worked out.  But the main point is that you not only will be running as the 1-HKUST Team, you and our University will be helping causes that benefit Hong Kong society. 


Please keep an eye on the latest registration news in the media.  Since registration usually closes within hours of opening, you must act fast.  We hope to see you as a BIG HKUST Marathon Team next January, helping the HKUST Spirit and showing social responsibility at the same time!

 

Important Dates

 

25 Sept 2015 (from 7am)

Registration of Full Marathon Race (on Hong Kong Marathon website)

29 Sept 2015 (from 7am)

Registration for Half Marathon Race  (on Hong Kong Marathon website)

2 Oct 2015 (from 7am)

Registration for 10KM  Race  (on Hong Kong Marathon website)

5 Oct 2015 (from 7am) Registration  for Wheelchair Races  (on Hong Kong Marathon website)

3 to 20 Oct 2015

Signing up for the HKUST Marathon Team and supporting charities (upon successful registration for the above races)

Early Jan 2016

Collection of HKUST running tee

17 Jan 2016

Marathon Day

 

We look forward to your participation in the HKUST Marathon Team and joining hands in competing for the "Most Supportive Group Award". 

Stay tuned!  More details on the Hong Kong Marathon – especially the Charity aspect – will be provided to you soon!

Yours sincerely,

Dr Eden Woon
Chairman
25th Anniversary Celebration Organizing Committee
​Vice-President for Institutional Advancement

 

 

 

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