Running for Unity and the Community

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Year 2019 marks the 12th year of CityU Delegation participating in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Our delegation, with a total of 1,100 runners from the university community, joined the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon (SCHKM) 2019 race held on 17 February 2019. Whilst Mr Lester G. Huang, Council Chairman of CityU ran the 1.8K Leaders Cup event for the first time, Professor Way Kuo, the President of the University, led our delegation to run the 10km event for the 11th consecutive year.

CityU has participated in the Hong Kong Marathon since 2008. The number of participants in the CityU Delegation has been increasing from 260 to 1,100 this year including 40 students and teachers invited from four special schools namely Mary Rose School, Hong Kong Red Cross Margaret Trench School, Society of Boys’ Centres Chak Yan Centre School and the CCC Kei Shun Special School, running alongside with the CityU runners in the 10km event.

This new endeavor aimed to promote social inclusion and to help students with specials needs to improve their concentration through physical exercise. Training sessions were organised prior the race.