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Tower Run 2019

Every step you take makes a difference to people living in poverty

Oxfam Towerrun

THE OXFAM TOWERRUN, which takes place annually at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre – the tallest building in the city – is a fundraising sports event that Oxfam in Macau has organised since 2014. This year marks the event’s 7th anniversary. 

Participants will take up the challenge of running up 1,298 steps from the ground floor of the tower to the adventure deck on the 61st floor. Oxfam aims to raise funds through this event to support its poverty alleviation and humanitarian relief work worldwide.


 Thank you for the overwhelming support, we have reached the maximun capacity for both Full Race and Half Race. Please contact our team for the limited quota left for team relay.

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Event Information

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone globally. This year, Oxfam TowerRun’s theme is ‘Run with positivity. Reach new heights!’ We encourage people in Macau to support us. We are working in more than 60 countries and regions to protect the poorest and most vulnerable from COVID-19 and its impacts.

The Oxfam TowerRun, takes place annually at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre – the tallest building in the city. It is a fundraising sports event that Oxfam in Macau has organised since 2014, and this year marks the event’s 7th anniversary. Every year, participants take up the challenge of running up 1,298 steps from the ground floor of the tower to the adventure deck on the 61st floor. Oxfam aims to raise funds through this event to support its poverty alleviation work worldwide.

The event includes individual and team relay challenges. Upon raising the minimum donation amount, participants can take part in the individual challenge, or join the team relay through their company or organisation. Not only can participants enjoy this exciting challenge, they can also raise funds to help the poor around the world become more self-reliant and improve their livelihoods.

Run with positivity. Reach new heights.


This year, we have added the Oxfam Virtual Run. You can choose to do the run on different routes at any time and any place, individually or as a family. You can also choose to run, hike, climb stairs, jog, or use a treadmill or other equipment at home. Participate in the Oxfam Virtual Run at your convenience and pace!

If you are a novice runner, you can invite your family members and friends to take up a simple challenge, improve your health, and do your first 2.2 km run. There are 2 categories of Oxfam Virtual Run: individual and family. These categories are suitable for individuals who want to challenge themselves or families that want to take up a simple activity on the weekend. To sign up for the family category, you need a minimum of two people and can add up to six team members!

Villagers in Jangle Karuia village in India walk 2.2 kilometers to the well to fetch water every day

The Oxfam Virtual Run allows participants to experience the hardship of Indian villagers of Jangle Kauria, located in heavily populated Uttar Pradesh, where villagers walk 2.2 kilometers to fetch water every day. The minimum distance for those in the individual category is 4.4 km, which is the total distance villagers need to walk to fetch water. Individuals can also choose to take up a 10 km challenge. 

We encourage parents to bring their children to participate in the challenge together, in this way they can teach them and help them develop empathy, and learn to be grateful and cherish things that are too often taken for granted. 

Indian women learning to use WASH equippment
Villagers in Jangle Kauria in Uttar Pradesh, India, learn to use hand pumps, which can be used to speed up water testing in remote areas and ensure the safety and sanitation of drinking water. (Photo: Oxfam India)
Forming DRR group for community resilience
Oxfam has been working closely with local community leaders and groups through various hygiene and health promotion activities, putting forward emergency plans, and allocating work to improve the resilience of the village to prevent the spread of the virus. (Photo: Oxfam India)

 

Donate $160 for the safety and hygiene kit to a poor family (masks and soaps)

Donate $360 for a drinking water filter to a household to enable them to drink clean and safe drinking water

Donate $1000 for 2 WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Kits to a household (4 buckets with lids, 2 mugs, 2 packs of sanitary pads, masks and soaps
 

Purpose of Donation

Pandemics know no borders, neither should compassion. Only when we support one another, can we beat the threats ahead together.

The current coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone globally. Oxfam is working around the clock with local partners, ministries of health and key UN agencies in more than 60 countries and regions to protect the poorest and most vulnerable from the coronavirus and its impacts – from slums in India to refugee camps in Bangladesh. We’re delivering public health programmes, meeting acute needs as well as bringing cash assistance to those who are most in need.  

learn more about Oxfam's response to Covid-19

 

Imporant dates

ItemDateLocationRemarks
Registration17 Aug - 21 SepOxfam webpage
Deadline of registration21 Sep (Mon)Oxfam webpage
Runner's pack collection

11 - 12 Oct
10:00 - 19:00

Oxfam in Macau officeRedemption by friends is allowed
 
Event day 

18 Oct
09:00 - 14:00

Macau Tower G/FPlease pay attention to the Oxfam website and email announcement
Result announcement 1 week after the event dayOxfam webpage

Category

In accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Health Bureau-Large-scale Sports Safety Guidelines, and in order to ensure that participants have enough space and time to complete the event, there will be a limit on the number of people in each group. Places are limited; first come, first served.

Principal sponsor of the event AIA will donate $100 to Oxfam for every runner who completed 1,299 steps (1,298 stairs in the entire tower + one step after crossing the line).

Cateogories Minimum donation amountQuotaBest record
Individual Challenge (Full Race – 61 levels) Men’s Race

 

 

 

MOP/HKD500

 

 

150

 

07’04”

Individual Challenge (Full Race – 61 levels) Women’s Race

 

10’01”

Individual Challenge (Half Race – 31 levels) Men’s Race

 

 

150

 

03’33”

Individual Challenge (Half Race – 31 levels) Women’s Race

 

05’30”

Team Challenge (Relay for teams of FOUR – 61 levels)MOP/HKD5,000

 

20 teams

 

06’31”

 

prizes and gifts 

Results will be published on the Oxfam TowerRun webpage after the event. All participants will receive exquisite gifts from our sponsors:

Individual Challenge Champion
Men/ Women
 (Full Race – 61 levels / Half Race – 31 levels)
4 Macau Cruise tickets (single trip) and 1 SEIKO watch
1st Runner-up of Individual Challenge 
Men/ Women
(Full Race – 61 levels / Half Race – 31 levels)
3 Macau Cruise tickets (single trip) and 1 SEIKO watch
2nd Runner-up Individual Challenge
Men/ Women
(Full Race – 61 levels / Half Race – 31 levels)

 
2 Macau Cruise tickets (single trip) and 1 SEIKO watch
 
Champion of Team Relay1 whole vessel trip (single trip) on Macau Cruise and 4 SEIKO watches
1st Runner-up of Team Relay

12 Macau Cruise tickets (single trip) 

2nd Runner-up of Team Relay8 Macau Cruise tickets (single trip)
Top Fundraising AwardMOP 1,000 Supermarket Voucher

 
 

Runner’s gift pack:

  • Event tee
  • Event medal (awarded at the event)
    medal1    Medal2

                             HalfRace                                                           FullRace

  • BCM bank souvenir towel
  • Macao Water souvenir towel
  • Healthy snacks (given at the event)
  • Vitasoy pack drinks (given at the event)
  • AIA Lightweight Storage Arm Bag
  • AIA sweat-absorbent wrist towel
  • Macau Tower dining 10% off voucher 
  • AJ Hackett Macau Tower 10%off voucher:
    Participants representing BIR or blue card (non-resident ID card) on the event date (18 Oct, 2020) can enjoy a 10% discount!

 

Original priceDiscounted price

Bungy jump

$988

$889.2

Tower-climb

$988

$889.2

Skyjump

$788

$709.2

Skywalk

$388

$349.2

Important dates 

Items

Date

Location

Remarks

Online registration17 Aug - 27 Nov

Oxfam TowerRun Webpage and Run2Gather platform

 

Registration deadline27 Nov (Fri)

Oxfam TowerRun Webpage and Run2Gather platform

 

Event duration1 Sep - 29 NovFree choice

 

Engraved medal collection1 - 31 DecLei Kei Telecom
G/F, 101A, Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira
Redemption by friends is allowed

Categories

There is no limit on the number of people running online. You are welcome to register for both categories and provide the same records at the same time. Participants only need to download the Run2gather mobile app and register as a member to register for the event.

 

CategoriesMinimum donation amountEngraved medal
Individual4.4 km (complete in 1 run)

MOP/HKD200

1 medal

10 km (complete in 1 run)

Family group of 2 (complete 2.2 km together)
Each additional member (each group can add up to 6 members)

MOP/HKD380
MOP/HKD180

1 medal per member

Regisration procedures 

【how to register Run2gather event?】

 

Log-in screen

 Insert email address and password

Choose event

 Choose the event 

Register and choose item

 After entering the competition, select the registration project (additional products can be purchased)

Personal details

 Enter contact information and shipping address. And complete the payment procedure.

【How to upload your running record?】

 

v-run screen cap

 After logging in to the app, find the event you participated in in the event and upload the record.

V-run intro

 Upload at least one picture for record, maximum for upload will be three. 

 

 

 

 

 

upload record

 Choose to enter the time distance and sharing. In addition, you need to confirm that the uploaded information is correct.

upload record 2
 If you find repeated uploads or incorrect records, you can delete the record.

Oxfam virtual run gift pack

Each member will receive a unique engraved individual medal or family medal, family medals are : 

 Medals 

 A certificate 

 Individual category (One for each participant): Inflatable neck pillow

 Family group (One for each participant): Eco foldable cup

Air pillow

Inflatable neck pillow

Plastic cup

Eco foldable cup

 

Special Measures 

We will implement the following special measures in accordance with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s ‘Special webpage against Epidemics’:

  • Each category will be assigned to a designated gathering time. Participants from other categories will not be allowed to enter the Tower.
  • Everyone who enters the venue should have their temperature checked as they walk through the temperature detection area and present their Macau health code; our staff will also use handheld infrared thermometers when necessary.
  • If participants show COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, they may be asked to leave the event and his/her qualifications would be forfeited; the donations that have been raised will also not be refunded.
  • To avoid increasing your body temperature and being denied entry, please warm up in an open and well-ventilated area at the venue.
  • Face masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance.
  • It is mandatory for participants and staff to wear masks throughout the event, except while warming up, during the race, eating, etc. Please try to stay at least one metre apart from others to keep a safe distance. 
  • All participants and staff who have had their temperature checked will have a wristband on their wrist for identification.
  • Each participant will be given a ‘Ready Go Hygiene Kit’, which contains gloves for holding the stair railings during the race, wrist towels, rubbing alcohol, and other items. All participants should use them during event.
  • Participants are recommended to use wrist towels if possible and avoid touching the railings and other items with their bare hands.
  • During the race, participants may need to use both hands to hold the railing to run up. Participants are recommended to use the gloves provided by the Organiser.
  • The venue will be separated into designated areas. For example, participants and staff are able to enter the start point area; relatives, friends, the media and spectators will need to stay in other designated surrounding areas.
  • The Organiser will control the flow of participants who enter the venue and limit the number of visitors to 50 per cent or less than the capacity of the venue. Entries to entrance will be closed to reduce crowds. Participants will be asked to line up in an open area and will need to keep at least one arm's length away from others.
  • In order to avoid unnecessary gatherings, participants should leave the finish area as soon as possible after finishing the race.
  •  After participants have crossed the finish line, participants will not receive a medal on the spot but will need to pick it up in another designated area.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at the elevator entrance for participants to use, and the elevator buttons will be disinfected every half hour.
  • There will be marks on the elevator floor to ensure all maintain a safe distance. In order to avoid gatherings, the ceremony will be simplified, and the awards will be given after the event.
  • If a large number of participants or staff show symptoms of COVID-19, the Organiser will notify the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For guidelines on the matter, please refer to: https://www.ssm.gov.mo/PreventCOVID-19.

Notes

  • All participants must be aged 18 or above on the event day.
  • The Organiser will send a confirmation email to participants after they have registered successfully.
  • The Organiser will send out ‘Notes for Runners’ to all participants by email before the event so all are informed the arrangements, including gathering time, event schedule and luggage storage services.
  • Participants must ensure that their health is in good condition to join this event, and all participants must sign the Waiver Agreement before the race.
  • Participants must follow the instructions from the Organiser during the event; if a participant is found to have broken the rules or is disruptive, Oxfam staff will request the participant to leave the venue immediately, and they will be disqualified.
  • The results of the race will be announced after the event. The Organiser reserves the right to make the final decision; participants cannot contest the results. For details, please visit the event website.
  • The event is subject to change without prior notice. The Organiser and partner organisations reserve the right to make the final decision on the rules of the event. Participants cannot contest the decisions that are made.
  • Participants must submit all donations to Oxfam on or before 12 October 2020.
  • All donations raised from this event will be donated to Oxfam. Donations will not be returned.
  • In order to cut administrative costs, receipts will only be issued for donations of MOP/HKD 100 or above.

   Contact Us

Hong Kong Office 

17/F, China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong

(852) 3120 5000towerrun@oxfam.org.hk

Macau Office

 Alameda Dr. Carlos d'Assumpção, No.258, Praça Kin Heng Long, 18 Andar F, Macau

(853) 2875 7560(853) 2875 7667

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