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Hong Kong Water Race

"Count every drop, every drop counts"

——Theme of “World Meteorological Day 2020”

Daily consumption and pollution by human activities causes global water scarcity. “Water Footprint” is thus an indicator of water use that refers to the total volume of freshwater directly and indirectly used to produce goods and services. Understanding this concept allows us to make wise decision on sustainable way of living, and conserve precious resources for our next generation.

“Hong Kong Water Race” is organized by Wofoo Social Enterprises – Hong Kong SDG Hub, co-organized by Water Supplies Department, and sponsored by HSBC. Through the means of city orienteering, participants learn the concept of water footprint by visiting scenic spots and public amenities around designated area and completing tasks.

——From City to Nature “Self Help” Orienteering Experience 2021

“Hong Kong Water Race” is organized by Wofoo Social Enterprises – Hong Kong SDG Hub, co-organized by Water Supplies Department and sponsored by HSBC. “Hong Kong Water Race” was first held in 2013 and has been gaining supports from all of you. Now, the Race echoes and becomes one of the programs of Wofoo new platform “Hong Kong SDG Hub”.

Entering into the 9th year of “Hong Kong Water Race” this year, Water Race is organized in the countryside for the first time. You can escape from the busy city life and get close to nature. In addition, the “Hong Kong Water Race” APP has been launched this year. Participants are able to complete designated questions to score through the APP.

Basic Information

Venue: Shing Mun Reservoir

Date:
– Family Group: 22, 23 May
– Group Leisure, Student Group: 29 May 
– Open Challenge Group: 30 May

Time: 10:00-15:30 (All team should finish the game before 15:30)

Registration Time: 10:00-13:00

Time Limit: 2.5 hours

Timeframe

  • Mid Apr 2021
    Enrollment start shortly
  • 7 May 2021
    Deadline of Enrollment
  • 15 May 2021
    Online Briefing Session
  • Water Race –
    22-23 May: Family
    29 May: Group
    30 May: Open

 

Scoring

  • 1. Orienteering Experience“Hong Kong Water Race” adopts “Score Orienteering” race modeWithin the specified time period, teams should visit the preset checkpoints with the help of a map provided by the OrganizerThe score of each checkpoint is varied depending on the distance, level of difficulty, etcThere is no set route for the race. Teams are not required to visit all checkpoints or in orderTeams should return to the finishing line within the time limit, or
    else scores will be deducted
  • 2. Mini GamesSome checkpoints involve mini games related to water issues and sustainable developmentTeams are required to complete tasks to score according to instructions

By summing up the scores, the team with the highest scores will be the champion. If a tie in scores, the team with shorter finishing time in the Race will be the winner. For details, please click here.

Categories

  • ​Open
    (Challenge)
  • ​Group
    (Leisure)
  • ​Family
  • ​Student
    (Primary & Secondary)
  • ​​ScoringOrienteering Experience without Mini Games
  • ​​​Eligibility1. Each team should be formed by 3 or 4 persons
    2. No limitation on the gender and identity of members
    3. All members should be aged 16 or above#
    4. All Team members should provide certificates or proof of experience in mountain races in the past five years.

 

  • ​​ScoringOrienteering Experience combined with Mini Games​
  • ​​​Eligibility1.Each team should be formed by 3 or 4 persons
    2. No limitation on the gender, age# and identity of members
    3. All members should be aged 16 or above#
  • Corporate and organizations are welcome to join this Category. Acknowledgement will be sent to corporate and organizations, but no “Active Participation Award” will be set this year.
  • ​​ScoringOrienteering Experience combined with Mini Games​
  • ​​​Eligibility1. Each team should be formed by 3 or 4 personsach team should be formed by 3 or 4 persons
    2. No limitation on the gender of members
    3. At least composed of an adult aged 18# or above and a child aged 3-16#
    4. At least two team members should have family kinship
  • Schools are welcome to join this Category. Acknowledgement will be sent to schools, but no “Active Participation Award” will be set this year.
  • ​​ScoringOrienteering Experience combined with Mini Games​
  • ​​​Eligibility1.Each team should be formed by 3 or 4 persons
    2. No limitation on the gender of members
    3. Full-time primary or secondary students (must have valid student ID card)
    4. May include a maximum of 1 teaching staff (must submit verification letter)
  • Schools are welcome to join this Category. Acknowledgement will be sent to schools, but no “Active Participation Award” will be set this year.

Highlight

  • 2013/03/05Tin Shui Wai
  • 2014/03/23Shatin Promenade
  • 2014/03/23Kai Tak Promenade
  • 2016/03/20Central Waterfront
  • 2017/05/20Shatin Racecourse
  • 2018/04/22Fa Hui Park, Mong Kok
  • 2019/04/14Tin Shui Wai
  • 2021Coming Soon