Hong Kong’s Virtual Race 2021

06 Apr 2021


As the whole world is encountering the coronavirus pandemic situation, which has resulted in the cessation and postponement of many athletic events worldwide, Hong Kong is no exception. Hence, virtual races have become one of the options for people to keep up the spirit, as well as a healthy lifestyle, and to maintain a good physical health condition in order to face the challenges from the pandemic.

On 21st February 2021, IPA Hong Kong held the virtual race (5 km) event at the Shatin Sports Ground in Hong Kong and encouraged members to participate in a meaningful event - the IPA Virtual Race (international) held from 14th to 21st February 2021.

This virtual race (5 km) not only helped in keeping up the spirit and maintaining members’ good health, but it also extended the objectives of promoting positive family values as well as engaging young people who benefit from life guidance.

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The Honorary Presidents and the President of IPA Hong Kong had graciously sponsored sports coupons to those who participated in the event. 15 sports coupons were awarded to those who completed the run with the best results. The record for the fastest male participant was awarded to Mr. LAU Kam-fai who finished the 5km run in 18:12 minutes. The record for the fastest female participant was awarded to Ms. Anita YING who completed the 5km run in 30:18 minutes.

In order to promote positive family values among members of Section Hong Kong, a special category – the parent and child participation in 5 km run - was initiated, and the families of Mr. CHAN and Mr. WONG were awarded by completing the 5km run in 25:38 minutes and 33:36 minutes respectively.

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Moreover, engaging the youth was one of the objectives in this meaningful event; therefore, young people who are undergoing the Police Superintendent’s Discretion Scheme from the West Kowloon Region, New Territory South Region, and the New Territory North Region in Hong Kong, were invited to participate in the race. 11 young runners partnered with their Police mentors in completing the 5km race, and were awarded with sports coupons. We believe that the achievement of finishing the 5km run will definitely encourage them to complete the scheme and to continue to run on the right path in life.

The event was filled with lots of joyful moments, and it would not have been completed successfully without the fabulous support from the Honorary Presidents, the President, the Executive Committee members and the Coordination Officers. In the future, we would like to organise more sports events for members, promoting a healthy lifestyle, as well as building friendship locally and internationally.

Best Regards,

IPA Hong Kong SAR