Wilson Trail Challenge 2015

29th October 2015

Earlier this month 1,300 inspired trekkers donned their running shoes, visors and sweatbands to tackle the 16th annual Wilson Trail Challenge in Hong Kong.

On Hong Kong Island, 400 teams hit the mountain trails across the country’s stunning parks heading north to Shatin pass and new territories following the 78 km Wilson trail and those hard-core enough trekked back again wracking up 156 km! 600 volunteers were on hand at checkpoints ensuring the safety and smooth logistics of the trail.

The teams were seen off at the start point by Raleigh Hong Kong‘s executive members; Tom Tong, Peter Cornthwaite and honorary patron Kennedy Wong. Raleigh alumni as well as representatives from event partners HK discovery and Re:echo were also there to show support.

This video gives you a sense of the electric atmosphere of the challenge.

We’d like to say massive congratulations to everyone who took part. The record was broken this year by one team who completed it in an incredible 9 hours and 53 minutes! Well done!

Last year funds raised through the challenge went towards Raleigh’s Water, Hygiene and Sanitation programmes in Tanzania, making a significant difference to people’s lives in rural communities.

The grant supported two projects, the first in Miganga, where Raleigh teams worked to install new water distribution lines and taps. The second project took place at Mchangani Primary School in Bassadowish, where the funding was used to provide a much needed safe water supply to the school’s kitchen and toilet blocks.

Wilson Trail 2

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