4 November 2018

Special efforts dedicated to student and green initiatives

Over 100 Disney•Pixar pals, Disney friends and performers cheer on runners

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) hosted the third annual “10K Weekend 2018 – Presented by AIA Vitality” on Nov 3-4, 2018, setting a new record with more than 13,000 registered participants, 25% more than last year. The number of runners from Taiwan, Thailand, mainland China and Japan, have also increased compared to the last two years, accounting for 14% of the total registered participants. With the event theme of Disney•Pixar, the races were bigger than ever at “The Incredibles 10K,” “Monsters University 5K,” “Toy Story 3K,” and “Mickey & Friends Kids Races.” Some runners dressed up in Disney• Pixar themes for an unforgettable race experience at HKDL.

A number of professional athletes in Hong Kong participated in the race, including cycling legend Wong Kam-po, snooker star Marco Fu, long distance runners Chan Ka-ho, Yiu Kit-ching and Gi Ka-man.

More than 100 Disney•Pixar pals from beloved films such as “Toy Story,” “Monsters University” and “The Incredibles,” joined Disney friends and performers to cheer runners on as they raced across the park. Runners posed for one-of-a-kind photos along different race routes, making this a special Disney race experience.
The “Hong Kong Disneyland Leadership 3K” race continued to bring together leaders from various sectors from travel to NGOs as a way to encourage healthy living. Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, JP, officiated the event and presented awards to winning runners.

The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan said, "I wish to express my thanks to Hong Kong Disneyland for making this 10K Weekend run a caring and meaningful event by generously donating part of the proceeds to Tung Wah Group of Hospitals' Ho Yuk Ching Educational Psychology Service Centre for providing a 2-year training program for children and youth with special education needs."

Also officiating the event were Michael Colglazier, president, Disney Parks Eastern Region & managing director, Asia Pacific and Samuel Lau, managing director of HKDL. “The beautiful Disney environment at HKDL and Disney•Pixar theme made the race a one-of-a-kind experience allowing families and friends across generations to enjoy the fun of running,” said Lau.
“AIA Vitality” returns for the third consecutive year as presenting sponsor

Samuel Lau offered special thanks to event sponsors and participating NGOs for making this year's race event even more meaningful and impactful. Among those was “AIA Vitality” which returned as the presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year.

Peter Crewe, chief executive officer of AIA Hong Kong & Macau said: “We are thrilled to present this race event at Hong Kong Disneyland in the name of AIA Vitality for the third year running. This year, on the invitation of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, we sponsored, through AIA Foundation, running training sessions for a number of secondary school students. This initiative makes the event even more meaningful and further strengthens the corporate alliance between Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and AIA Hong Kong.”

“This fun-filled event celebrates the positive connection between health and happiness and ensures both child and adult participants experience the joy that exercise can bring to their lives. Going forward, we will continue to join hands with Hong Kong Disneyland Resort to help people live healthier, longer, better lives,” he added.
A premier, comprehensive resort destination for special events

“10K Weekend” is growing bigger each year thanks to HKDL's world-class theme park and uniquely themed resort hotels, making it a perfect destination for events of any scale in the region. The resort boasts a superior range of venue choices for MICE events, catering, wedding and even concerts. In May, HKDL hosted its first-ever large-scale outdoor concert with popular Taiwan-based rock group Mayday, accommodating up to 20,000 audience per show. As an ideal event location, the resort continues to strengthen regionally and internationally, reinforcing Hong Kong's position as the event capital of Asia.
About Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

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About AIA Vitality
AIA Vitality is a game changing wellness programme that redefines the traditional concept of insurance and aims to reward customers to live a healthy lifestyle. By simply being active in daily life and having a healthy diet, customers can earn points and upgrade their status to enjoy either more premium discounts or extra cover, and a number of exciting rewards.
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