UNICEF Charity Run 2023 - Run for every child
The 15th UNICEF Charity Run, organized by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) and supported by the Hong Kong, China Association of Athletic Affiliates (HKAAA) will be held once again at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Sunny Bay. It is not only an annual flagship fundraising event for UNICEF HK, but also the largest road-running charity event in Hong Kong, offering 15 km Run, 10km Run, 5km Run and 3km Run (Youth, Wheelchair and Family) to individual runners and families. The 10km race is sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and HKAAA and the results of 10km Run (Challenge) and 5km Run are accepted by HKAAA. Please refer to Event Details for details.
What has been achieved by UNICEF Charity Run since 2006?
What is the objective of UNICEF Charity Run 2023?
To make United Nation Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good Health and Well-being a reality for every child, UNICEF Charity Run 2023 is calling for 10,000 participants to join forces together and raise fund for the underprivileged children. Proceeds from UNICEF Charity Run 2023 will contribute to UNICEF global services in areas of health, nutrition, water and hygiene, and other children rights related initiatives.
Run for every child, safeguard good health and well-being!
Even though the Pandemic is finally behind us, its negative impacts on physical and mental health of our next generation still Linger. A UNICEF’s report finds that 1 in 7 young people live with diagnosed mental health disorder, and an estimated 45,800 adolescents die by suicide each year – the fifth most prevalent cause of death for people aged 10-19*. Here in Hong Kong, close to 60% secondary school students show symptoms of anxiety#. Moderate level of exercise can improve our resilience, physical and mental health. World Health Organization also recommends children and adolescents aged 5-17 should do at least an average of 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
Health and well-being are important at every stage of one’s life, starting from the beginning. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 – Good Health and Well-being aims to ensure healthy lives for all, and to avoid needless suffering from preventable diseases and premature death. Let’s run towards a brighter future, for you, for us, and for every child.
UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
And we never give up.
The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) was founded in 1986 and was established as an independent local non-government organization to raise funds through public donations, partnerships with companies, special events, etc. to support UNICEF’s works. UNICEF HK also promotes and advocates for children’s rights through organizing education and youth programmes in Hong Kong. Learn more at UNICEF HK.