Welcome to the first ever annual Junior Soccer Virtual Run and Hike Challenge called Loop the Island, organized by Hong Kong Football Club in partnership with Kely Support Group. During the time we are living through, we know that there is nothing more important than keeping active to help our physical and mental health and Loop the Island is designed to do exactly that. From 8th January to 7th February, we’re looking to see how many kilometres the Junior Soccer family (players, players’ families, coaches, friends and anyone else!) can accumulate and hence how many times we can virtually circumnavigate the approximately 60KM Hong Kong Island coastal path. This will be a great chance for us all to get our fitness back before football hopefully restarts.
All you’ll need to do is to use Strava, join our Strava Club then get moving and track the kilometres. Click here to learn how to get yourself set up on Strava, which is free. If a number of members of your family are taking part, please ensure each member has his/her own Strava account. Any kilometres count, whether it’s a walk with your family, a run around a track, a trail run or hike or anything! The key is to get moving and help us loop Hong Kong Island as many times as possible. We’ll be tracking the total and will have an informal competition between our various age groups to see which group can do the most distance in the month.
While the focus here is for the Junior Soccer community to get active together, we will also be supporting two organisations focused on mental health of Hong Kong children and youth: Kely Support Group and Weez Project. While it’s definitely your choice whether to do this, we’d appreciate any fundraising support you can give – for example, getting your own sponsorship for the kilometres you do or sponsoring your own child or simply make a donation. We are raising all the funds through Simplygiving so it’s nice and easy to do. Click here to learn how to set up your page.
Let’s loop the island together – good luck and look forward to seeing your kilometres come through!