For the 2nd year, OPCFHK concluded the “Run for Survival” event successfully on February 28. About a thousand participants joined the run in Hong Kong Science Park. Under the protection of “Conservationists”, “Marine Animals” survived the attacks of “Ocean Killers” and reached the marine sanctuary. The participants all helped save the ocean with their steps and smiles.
What’s new, this year we have the "Leaders’ Cup", aiming at arousing the public awareness of conservation. We were delighted to have Mr. Kenny Lau, Junior Ambassador of the Friends of the Foundation and Mr. Lau Ming-wai, BBS, JP, Deputy Chairman of Ocean Park Corporation, joining the run to support local marine conservation efforts with Mr. Vince Ng, media freelancer, Mr. Jacky Chen, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited and other leaders from different industries.
Awards of Super-speed Marine Animals, Super-speed Conservationist, and Best Dressed Award were presented to appreciate the support of the top competitors. We were delighted to have Mr. Wong Kam Sing, JP, Secretary for the Environment; Mr. Patrick Lai, Acting Assistant Director (Country & Marine Parks) of AFCD and Mr. Jacky Chen, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited to join the board of OPCFHK to present awards and celebrate the success of the event.
The eco-system is a delicate balance and every species in the ocean plays a unique and important role. Hong Kong water is blessed to have a rich biodiversity but its beauty is threatened by marine debris, overfishing and pollution. These man-made issues have put many of our marine friends at the brink of extinction. In this fun run, OPCFHK enriched the run with information on the three marine issues. Through the Biodiversity Twister and Jenga games, as well as upcycling workshop, we encouraged people to take actions to protect our marine environment.
We would like to thank Major Sponsor, other sponsors and supporting organisations as well as volunteers for making this event successful.