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Tower Run 2021

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 8th 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.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Run for a World without Poverty

 

 

Event Information

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated on the 17th of October every year. Oxfam hopes to raise public awareness about poverty and inequality on this meaningful day, and encourage all to join the fight against poverty.

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 8th 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 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.

This year, Lululemon and Life Project – our event’s Supporting and Fitness Partners – will provide pre-race fitness and running skills training to participants and the general public.

 

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

COVID-19 is affecting everyone globally. Oxfam is working around the clock with local partners to protect the poorest and most vulnerable around the globe from the coronavirus and its impacts. 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

 

Important dates

ItemDateLocationRemarks
Registration17 Aug - 24 SepOxfam webpage
Deadline of registration24 Sep (Fri)Oxfam webpage
Runner's pack collection

10 - 11 Oct
10:00 - 19:00

Oxfam in Macau officeRedemption by friends is allowed
 
Event day 

17 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.

When entering the venue on race day, participants must either show valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued by a medical institution in Macau or in mainland China, or valid proof showing that you have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the event.

 

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).

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

 

 

 

MOP/HKD500*

 

 

300

 

07’04”

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

 

10’01”

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

 

 

200

 

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*

 

25 teams

 

06’31”

*Special remarks: Oxfam reserves the right to make the final decision on whether to go virtual with the event or cancel the event due to force majeure or the COVID-19 epidemic. Once you registration is completed, the donation will not be refunded. Thank you for your understanding.

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)

Life Project 6 months membership,
4 tickets (single trip) of Macau Cruise and
1 SEIKO watch

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

 
Life Project 1 month membership,
2 tickets (single trip) of Macau Cruise and
1 SEIKO watch
Champion of Team Relay24/7 Fitness 12 months membership * 4
1 whole vessel trip (single trip) of Macau Cruise and
4 SEIKO watches
1st Runner-up of Team Relay

24/7 Fitness 6 months membership * 4
12 tickets (single trip) of Macau Cruise and
4 SEIKO watches

2nd Runner-up of Team Relay24/7 Fitness 1 month membership * 4
8 tickets (single trip) of Macau Cruise and
4 SEIKO watches 
Top Crowdfunding Award1 illy Capsule Machines, 2 cans of illy coffee capsules and Crystal Award
Top Fundraising Award - IndividualCrystal Award
Top Fundraising Award - TeamCrystal Award

 
 

Runner’s gift pack:

  • Event tee
  • Event medal (distribution at the event)
  •  AIA Reusable Bag
  • AIA Runners Waist Pouch
  • AIA Running Wristband
  • AIA Sports Towel
  • BCM Sport Armband
  • Supermarket MOP10 coupon 
  • Healthy snacks (distribution at the event)
  • Vitasoy pack drinks (distribution at the event)
  • Macau Tower dining 10% off voucher (on event day)
  • Participants representing BIR or blue card (non-resident ID card) on the event date (17 Oct, 2021) can enjoy 10% off discount!

 

Original priceDiscounted price

Bungy jump

$988

$889.2

Tower-climb

$988

$889.2

Skyjump

$788

$709.2

Skywalk

$388

$349.2

tee medal

*Event tee and medal

Important date:

Training session

Date and time

Venue

Partner

How to join

“Ready, Get Set, Flow”

Yoga

Sept 4

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Macau Tower

2nd-floor,  Exhibition hall 

Lululemon

click here

Run Hour

Sept 11

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Macau Tower

Outdoor Plaza

Lululemon

click here

Running Techniques

Sept 18

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Macau Tower

2nd-floor,  Exhibition hall 

Life Project

(cancelled)

Running Techniques

Sept 25

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Macau Tower

2nd-floor,  Exhibition hall 

Life Project

click here

 

Special Measures 

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

  1. When entering the venue on race day, participants must either show valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued by a medical institution in Macau or in mainland China, or valid proof showing that you have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the event. Please check the event webpage for the latest nucleic acid testing requirements: www.oxfam.org.hk/towerrun

  2. Each category will be assigned to a designated gathering time. Participants from other categories will not be allowed to enter the Tower.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. To avoid increasing your body temperature and being denied entry, please warm up in an open and well-ventilated area at the venue.

  6. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance.

  7. 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.

  8. All participants and staff who have had their temperatures checked will have a wristband on their wrist for identification.

  9. Participants are recommended to use wrist towels if possible and avoid touching the railings and other items with their bare hands.

  10. During the race, participants may need to use both hands to hold the railing to run up. Participants are encouraged to use the gloves provided by the Organiser.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. In order to avoid unnecessary gatherings, participants should leave the finish area as soon as possible after finishing the race.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  1. All participants must be aged 18 or above on the event day.
  2. The Organiser will send a confirmation email to participants after they have registered successfully.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Participants must submit all donations to Oxfam on or before 12 October 2021.
  9. All donations raised from this event will be donated to Oxfam. Donations will not be returned.
  10. In order to cut administrative costs, receipts will only be issued for donations of MOP/HKD 100 or above.
  11. At 6 o'clock in the morning, if typhoon No. 8 signal or black rainstorm signal is hoisted, the event will be cancelled. Participants should pay attention to the announcement on event webpage and our Facebook page (Oxfam in Macau).

   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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