The countdown is on for the sixth edition of Harrow Hong Kong’s annual Long Ducker event on Saturday 10 March 2018, which brings together the School community and raises funds for its pupil-nominated charities.
The Long Ducker is one of the traditions initiated at Harrow UK where boys, teachers, Old Harrovians and parents combine to organise a charity-sponsored run. The original Long Ducker takes place along one of John Lyon’s roads, the Harrow Road from Marble Arch in central London to Harrow.
The Harrow Hong Kong ‘twist’ is held along a 15.5km route on the MacLehose trail that runs immediately behind the School campus, with an alternative shorter route that allows participation of pupils and their families from the youngest in Early Years to the oldest in Year 13, both walking and running.
The 2018 event, which will be the sixth edition co-organised between the School and its parents’ association Friends of Harrow, will also have a Mini Ducker for the School’s Early Years pupils.
In 2017, a total of 1041 people participated in the charity run or walk — 59 people ran the Long Ducker, 269 walked the Long Ducker and 689 walked the Short Ducker — and raised over HK$300,000 for the School’s nominated charities.
The run is followed up with a huge celebration at the School, showcasing the talents of our vibrant community.
We look forward to welcoming you all to celebrate this Harrow tradition and further develop our charitable support to make a difference in Hong Kong and around the world.