Heifer Hong Kong has cancelled its
annual fundraising event Race to Feed, which had been scheduled
to take place in Hong Kong on 17 November 2019.
Since its launch in 2006, Race to Feed has
raised over HK$49 million and attracted more than 9,000 runners to
join the race.
Vivian Kong Man-wai, Hong Kong fencer who ranked
world no.1 for Women's Épée, and Hong Kong hurdler and Asian Games
medalist, Lui Lai-yiu, were expected to be two of the star runners
of Heifer Race to Feed 2019.
In addition to the popular 10km Individual Run, 3km Family
Run, 3km Group Run and 1km x 5 Relay races, a Corporate/Organization Group 10km Run was to be introduced this
Heifer Hong Kong said in a statement that "given
the recent developments and unpredictable transportation issues,
to ensure the safety of participants, guests and staff, and after
thorough deliberation, Heifer Hong Kong regretfully announces its
decision to cancel Heifer Race to Feed 2019 ... Heifer Hong Kong
apologizes for any inconvenience caused".
- Participants can choose to donate the entry fee and donations
(if applicable), to support Heifer Hong Kong’s poverty alleviation work or request a full refund.
- All participants can still
receive their race packs and event souvenirs.
teams will be contacted by Heifer Hong Kong directly for further
The arrangement of race packs and event
souvenirs collection, and the refund arrangement is expected to be
announced soon by e-mail and on the event website.
Heifer Hong Kong aims to alleviate poverty by helping farm families
achieve a sustainable livelihood through animal husbandry and
growing high-value crops in an eco-friendly manner, along with
skills and knowledge with families in need.
On Thursday, the
Association of Asia Pacific Airlines cancelled its annual, and
63rd, Assembly of Presidents. It had been scheduled to take
place 21 and 22 November.