With a vision of “Better Youths, Through Sports”, InspiringHK Sports Foundation aims to improve social mobility for underprivileged youths through sports, and to promote gender equality, social inclusion and healthy lifestyle. The project is expanding from five to eight districts this year to allow wider participation. In addition to professional long-distance running training, the courses cover a variety of areas useful to youths: career planning, mental health workshops, community running route design, and public competitions. The programme aims to enhance youths’ resilience in the face of challenges and to broaden their horizons. As an incentive to encourage youths’ consistent participation and give them a sense of achievement, their hours of participation will be accumulated and converted into sports packs as give-away to elderlies and grassroot families.
In addition to receive long run training, the youth participants have designed different community running routes for their own districts. This encouraged a deeper understanding of the community they reside. Click the images to download the community running routes (available in Chinese only). For more details, please refer to the project webpage.
101 Reasons to Run
Community Run – Kwun Tong
Community Run – Tseung Kwan O