Long Ducker

Long Ducker

Long Ducker is one of the charitable traditions taken from Harrow School in England.

Every year at Harrow UK, boys, teachers, Old Harrovians and parents combine to organise and undertake a charity sponsored run, the Long Ducker. Symbolically, it takes place along one of John Lyon’s roads, the Harrow Road from Marble Arch in central London to Harrow.

The Hong Kong ‘twist’ now takes place along a 15.8km route on the MacLehose trail that runs immediately behind the School campus, with alternative shorter routes that allow participation of pupils and their families from the youngest in Early Years to the oldest in Year 13, both walking and running.

The run is followed up by a huge community celebration at the School, showcasing the talents of our vibrant community. Friends of Harrow coordinates with parents to deliver an amazing range of international cuisine, setting the scene for a lively carnival atmosphere in the afternoon. The authentic food and drink, live music laid on by Harrow Hong Kong performers, and fun, games and activities all contribute to a relaxed and enjoyable day out for the entire School community.

The School aims to continue the charity tradition of Harrow School in England, and further develop our charitable support to make a difference in Hong Kong and around the world. 


A huge congratulations to all who took part in the Long Ducker t-shirt design competition. We had some brilliant t-shirt designs making it very hard to choose the winners. Well done again to Upper School T-Shirt Winner, Chise Iwakawa (Year 8, Parks), and Lower School T-Shirt winner, Ann Wong (2Z, Tiger) who were the winners of the t-shirt competition.

The Art Department was excited to see such a broad range of entries and ideas submitted for this year’s Virtual Long Ducker T-Shirt Design competition and after much deliberation the following pupils’ designs have been selected by Ms Haydon to be manufactured by the School’s sports kit supplier, Tsunami Sport.

Virtual Long Ducker 2022 - 12 March 2022

After the success of the Virtual Long Ducker over the past two years, and because of the restrictions we still currently face in Hong Kong, we will be running our Long Ducker once again in a virtual way this year. This will take place on Saturday 12 March.

We invite all of the Harrow Hong Kong School community to take part in our Virtual Long Ducker 2022: pupils, parents, staff and friends. This is a great opportunity to come together (virtually) as a School community, get moving, and to raise some money for our School charities as well as continuing to celebrate this very important Harrow tradition.

The table below outlines the distance for the Long Ducker, Short Ducker and Mini Ducker; it is up to our school community where and how you complete this virtual challenge. This could be completed in a variety of ways: walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, rowing and swimming to name a few; we encourage you to be creative with how you complete this virtual version of the Ducker. We had some fantastically creative ideas over the last two years and we look forward to seeing what the School community comes up with this year!

Lower School T-Shirt Winner - Ann Wong (2Z, Tiger)

Upper School T-Shirt Winner - Chise Iwakawa (Year 8, Parks)