Date and Time:

13th January 2019 (Sunday) 10:00 A.M.

(Applicants and pair-up runners must arrive at 9:15 A.M. or before. Due to crowd of participants being gathered, please follow the officials’ instruction to marshal.)

Groups, Race Distances and Time Limits

There are “Challenge Group” and “iRun Group” for the event of iRun 2019. “Challenge Group” offers competition awards, while “iRun Group” is non-competitive. Quotas of the both groups are limited and will be served in first-come-first-serve basis according to the deadline of registration.

The “Challenge Group” has 3KM and 5.7KM races and the time limit of completion is set at 30 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. Both races of 3KM and 5.7KM in the “Challenge Group” are divided in age groups and gender groups.

The “iRun Group” is a 3KM race. The participants are required to complete the race in 70 minutes. There is no age and gender grouping in the “iRun Group”. Please refer to the following table for details.

Race Group Age Group Code Personal Best Record
3KM Challenge Group Teens (Male) Aged 12 - 18 M1 Less than 30 mins.
Youth (Male) Aged 19 - 34 M2
Master (Male) Aged 35 -50 M3
Evergreen (Male) Aged 51 or above M4
Teens (Female) Aged 12 - 18 F1
Youth (Female) Aged 19 - 34 F2
Master (Female) Aged 35 -50 F3
Evergreen (Female) Aged 51 or above F4
5.7KM Challenge Group Male Aged 12 or above M5 Less than 45 mins.
Female Aged 12 or above F5
3KM iRun Group Male Aged 12 or above M8 Less than 70 mins.
Female Aged 12 or above F8

(Participants MUST reach the age of 12 on the event day)


Venue of Assembly:

Tamar Park


Race Course:

Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section) and Lung Wo Road


Qualification:

People with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) must reach the age of 12 on the event day. All registration should be submitted through the rehabilitation organizations or the special schools.

Arrangement for Pair-up Runners:

Every participant must arrange by himself/herself a pair-up runner who has attained the age of 14 on the event day. For the pair-up runners from aged 14 to 18, please complete below the “Pair-up Runner from Aged 14 to 18 Consent Form” with parent’s or guardian’s signature and submit to the Organizer.

Should there be any difficulties,the Organizer will arrange pair-up runner for matching.


Important Notes for Pair-up Runners:

(1)Principles of treating Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)

  • 1. To respect each other, to share equal status.
  • 2. To treat them as his/her actual age. For adults with ID, treat them as adult.
  • 3. To protect their privacy, shall not reveal their personal information to the third party. To seek consent from the associated organizations or schools of the persons with ID before taking any photo or video.

(2) Communication

  • 1. To speak with concrete content and in slow speed. To apply simple phrases and gestures when necessary. Please consult with the associated organizations to understand the communication ability and the performance of the persons with ID.

(3) Understanding the characteristics of the participants with ID

  • 1. To understand the participants’ abilities and the performance in long run and to prepare the appropriate plan, i.e. the allocation of time in running and rest time.
  • 2. To understand the participants’ health condition(such as, history of epilepsy or diabetes, etc.), characteristics (behaviours and characters), emotional status, etc.
  • 3. To consult the associated organizations before giving any food, beverage or other objects to the participants with ID in order to prevent any influence on their health. For example, allergy, choking, injury, etc.

(4) Arrangement for the Participation in the Event

  • 1. The Organizer will record and keep the data of the participants with ID and the according pair-up runners. The bib numbers of the pair-up runners will be correlated with the participants with ID’s. Change of combination of pair-up runners are not allowed without the Organizer’s permission.
  • 2. The Organizer will only record the result of the participants with ID but not for the pair-up runners. Please ensure the bib with the timing chip of the participants with ID to be worn properly.
  • 3. The pair-up runners shall accompany the participants with ID to take part in the entire event. Such as, assisting the participants in cloaking, collecting, changing, toileting, obtaining awards, and joining activities arranged by the Organizer. Please note the announcement and instruct the participants with ID in each activity. For details, please coordinate with the staff of the associated organizations.
  • 4. It is encouraged that the pair-up runners to compromise the communication channel among them and the staff of associated organizations. For example, exchanging phone numbers.
  • 5. The runner’s packs of the pair-up runners shall be collected by the associated organization of the participants with ID.

Dates of Public Training Session:

Six identical training sessions as follows

Date Venue Time Content
27th November,2018 Tuen Mun Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground 7-9 P.M Training Sessions consist of warm-up, race training, running tips and pair-up runner matching. Each
4th December 2018 Sha Tin Sports Ground
4th December 2018 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
6th November 2018 Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground
11th December 2018 Perth Street Sports Ground
13th December 2018 Aberdeen Sports Ground

Remarks: Please refer to iRun’s website or Facebook fan page for further updates.


Registration Fee:

ID runners: HK$30
Pair-up runners: Free

Sportswear:

To protect the environment and cherish the natural resources, the Organizer encourages the ID participants and the Pair-up runners to prepare their own iRun 2018 runner’s t-shirts.

The Organizer will provide, when necessary, short sleeves/dry fit T-shirt for the participants and the pair-up runners, the size reference is as follows:

(Plane) XS S M L XL XXL
Chest Width (CM) 44.5 47 50 53 56 60
Shirt Length (CM) 64 66 68 70 72 76

All participants and pair-up runners MUST wear the Bib Numbers provided by the Organizer in order to entre the racecourse.


Race Course Map:

To be provided.


Issue of Advice of Acceptance:

Advice of Acceptance for the successful registration will be sent via email to all rehabilitation organizations/ special schools before 9th November 2018. If you do not receive the Advice of Acceptance by 13th November 2018 (Tuesday) , please call (852) 2870-9220 or email to irun@tungwah.org.hk for assistance.


Collection of Runner’s Packs:

The runner’s packs including Bib Number will be distributed to the ID runners and pair-up runners via the rehabilitation organizations or the special schools. Please present the Advice of Acceptance for verification when collect the runner’s packs.

Local participants and pair-up runners:

  • 1) To collect on 5th January 2019 (Saturday) from 10:30 A.M. to 2 P.M.  Venue: Hall E, TWGHs Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex, 4 Welfare Road, Aberdeen, H.K. 
  • 2) For those who are unable to collect runner’s packs on 5th January 2019, please contact iRun 2019 Organizing Committee at 2870 9220 to re-arrange collection at Room DUG12, UG/F, Block D, TWGHs Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex, 4 Welfare Road, Aberdeen, H.K. 

Overseas participants and pair-up runners:

  • To collect the runner’s packs on 12th January 2019 (Sunday) from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. or on the Event Day from 8:30 A.M. to 9 A.M. at information counter (Tamar Park, Admiralty).

Transport:

MTR   

Exit A, Admiralty Station

Buses

2, 12A, 12M, 111, 260, 301, 302, 307, 511, 590A, 601, 641, 680, 681, 690, 720, 722, 780, 905, 914, 960, 961, 968, 978

Green Mini Bus

10, 11, 24A, 24M, 31, 56A

No parking space will be reserved. 


Start Time:

The Race will start at 10A.M.

The participants and the pair-up runners are advised to follow the instructions by the officials to ensure a smooth start.


Race Rules:

  • 1. Spiked shoes are prohibited in the race course.
  • 2. All participants and pair-up runners shall wear the T-shirts with the bids provided by the Organizer.
  • 3. All participants should not hamper others intentionally, or run away from the race course, or having any other unethical behaviours. Extra precaution is needed when overtaking others to prevent from injuries.
  • 4. The participants and the pair-up runners must stay in the rest area and should not re-entre the race course after finishing the race.
  • 5. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify or excludes any person from the competition. For details, please refer to the Rules and Regulations on our website.

Timing System:

Each participant and his/her pair-up runner will be provided a Bib Number which MUST be pinned firmly at the front of the T-shirt during the race. A timing tag will be attached on the back of the Bib Number of each ID runners. The timing tag MUST NOT be folded or torn. Individual racing time will be recorded when the participants and the pair-up runners pass the timing sensors which will be located at the starting point, turning points and the finish point. Results of the winners will be calculated based on the official time of the runners with ID but not the pair-up runners'.


Beverage, Snacks and Washrooms:

Water station(s) will be set up throughout the race track and at the finish point of the race course. Drinking water and snacks will also be provided in the assembly venue. The participants and the pair-up runners are free to bring along their own drinks as supplement. Temporary washrooms will be available. All participants and pair-up runners are advised to keep the environment clean.


Cancellation of the Event:

The races will be cancelled if any of the following warnings is announced or issued by Hong Kong Observatory at 6 A.M. on the event day.

  • ● Red or Black Rainstorm Warning
  • ● No. 8 or above Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 

Weather and Air Quality Health Index (AQHI):

  January February
Mean Pressure (hPa) 1018.4 1019.7
Air Temperature (deg. C) Mean Daily Max. 18.5 18.7
Mean 16.1 16
Mean Daily Min. 14.1 13.9
Mean Relative Humidity (%) 77% 70%

(Source: Summary of Meteorological Observations in Hong Kong, 2018)

All the participants, the organizations and the pair-up runners are advised to decide to join the race with reference to the “Air Quality Health Index” issued by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). All participants must take special note of the following advice issued by the EPD

AQHI at 7 - Health Risk Category is HIGH:

People with existing heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce outdoor physical exertion, and to reduce the time of their stay outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic.

They should also seek advice from a medical doctor before participating in sport activities and take more breaks during physical activities.

AQHI at 8 to 10 - Health Risk Category is VERY HIGH:

People with existing heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce to the minimum outdoor physical exertion, and to reduce to the minimum the time of their stay outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic.

AQHI at +10 - Health Risk Category is SERIOUS:

People with existing heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to avoid outdoor physical exertion, and to avoid staying outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic.