Running in Beijing China- Harrowthon 2012 (Read 226 times)


    Sign up open for Harrowthon 2012!


    Harrowthon 2012 is currently recruiting runners to enter the 10k fun run in support of Feng Tai Orphanage.


    Located at Harrow International School BeijingLowerSchoolin Grassetown, the 3rd Annual Harrowthon welcomes competitors from across Beijing to complete the run. This years Harrowthon promises to be bigger than ever with runners of all abilities and ages taking part and raising funds for the orphanage.


    Feng Tai is a local orphanage that supports children with disabilities and specializes in constructive surgery to repair cleft palettes. The money raised from the Harrowthon will be used for operations for two babies, Zhao Chang Hao and Zhao Pu Si.


    Zhao Chang Hao is a 3 month old baby suffering from a cleft lip and cleft palette. Chang Hao is hoping to have his first surgery in March and a further operation six months later to solve both problems. His operations will cost 10,000RMB. Zhao Pu Si is a 13 month old baby girl. She has hydrocephalus, also known as “water in the brain”. The condition is caused by a build up of spinal fluid in the brain and can cause increased pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, tunnel vision, and mental disability. Hydrocephalus can also cause death. Zhao Pu Si’s operation will cost 40,000RMB to remove the fluid from the brain and allow her to live to a healthy life.


    Harrowthon 2012 will take place on 18th March 2012 at 10am.


    Entry Fees: Adults- 100RMB, Under 18- 50RMB, all proceeds go to Fengtai Orphange. Please note the minimum age for entry is 11.


    For more information and to sign up for Harrowthon 2012 please visit www.harrowbeijing.cn or email events@harrowbeijing.cn