Food Salvager Urban Adventure Challenge is an annual charity calorie drive city hunt event organized by social enterprise FOODSPORT. Through this city hunt event, participants may take this opportunity to explore the community by walking through the narrow streets and alleys, be connected with the buildings, the people and the surround, feel the pulse of the city while converting all burnt calories from the event into the equivalent amount of calories worth of food for donation, to share our love, care and respect to the people in need.
The 4th Food Salvager Urban Adventure Challenge 2020, title sponsored by Stanley Plaza, will be held on 13 September 2020 (Sunday) at Stanley. In addition to the Individual and Team Challenge Race, this year FOODSPORT has added family and Paws & Friends Fun Race new categories into the event, to encourage families and pets to join our calorie drive movement, to raise food for our beneficiary "Hong Kong Dog Rescue" and "Foodlink" to provide food assistance to the people and shelter animals in need.
The event will be teemed with thematic decorations, game and photo booths on event day, it is a perfect opportunity for you, your family and friends get together and enjoy a day exercise for hunger with FOODSPORT. The proceeds of the event, after deduction of the event operating costs and the cost of food purchasing for donation, all will go to FOODSPORT’s “Food Assistance” and "Community Sport Development" programs, supporting FOODSPORT to sustain and expand our work in prompting healthy living and address poverty and hunger in Hong Kong.
HOW TO PLAY
Food Salvager Urban Adventure Challenge is a score orienteering city hunt event that has no set route or distance prior the event. Participants may register as an individual (1 person) or team race (2 - 4 persons) to join the event.
Individuals and teams are required to use the map provided by the organizer, to search for the “Checkpoints” or complete the “Missions” within the time limited, and use the Urban Adventure mobile app to collect points. The person or team with the highest total score in the challenge group wins. If there is more than one team getting the same highest score, the one with the fastest time wins. Those who finishes late will be penalized at the the rate of 5 points per a minute. The penalty will be counted in minutes.
The score of each Checkpoint and Mission varies depending on it's accessibility and difficulty. To make the event more fun and challenging, the map will be divided into zones, where each zone will be pre-set with a "Bonus Time", each bonus time last for 5 - 10 minutes, participants and teams may earn double or more scores simply check-in with the Mobile App at the checkpoints during bonus time! Bonus time details will be announced before the race start for participants to plan their routing and strategy.
RACE KIT & SOUVENIRS
The map will be divided into zones, where each zone will be pre-set with a "Bonus Time", each bonus time last for 5 - 10 minutes, participants and teams may earn double or more scores simply check-in with the Mobile App at the checkpoints during bonus time!
NO SET ROUTE AND DISTANCE
Start and finish at the Home Base, navigate and explore the city with the map in your hands. Individuals / teams may travel around the city during the race on foot or by public transports, making the race more challenging and fun.
NEW (NON-COMPETITIVE) FUN CATEGORY *NEW*
New (Non-competitive) Family and Paws & Friend Fun categories are added into this year's event, allowing parents, children, and pets to participate the event together, to experience the joy of orienteering and complete challenges for building friendship and bonding.
URBAN ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE *NEW*
The Food Salvager - Urban Adventure Challenge" Mobile APP 2.0 has been updated, to give an unique urban adventure experience to all participants in this event. All Individuals and team captains are required to use a smart phone that has already downloaded the "Food Salvager -Urban Adventure Challenge" Mobile App for the use of Checkpoint check-in to collect scores and start and end the race.
13th September 2020 (Sunday)
Event Time :
0930 - 1700
Start & Finish：
Event Area :
Category & Fees :
*Early Bird discount will be offered to all registrations on or before 29th May 2020 (1200).
Fun (Non-Competitive) Group
*Regardless of gender
*Early Bird discount will be offered to all registrations on or before 29th May 2020 (1200).
Participant's age is as at the event day (13th September 2020).
Race quotas are limited on a first come first served basis. FOODSPORT may stop accepting application before deadline without prior notice if the categories are full.
Start Time :
Challenge Group Mixed Team - 0930
Men / Women Team - 0945
Men / Women Individual - 1000
Fun Group Family - 1330
Paws & Friends - 1345
- FOODSPORT reserves the all rights to divide the participants into various starting groups.
- The organizer will draw on the number of participating teams to set the starting order for each participating
group. Details will be announced later on the website, please stay tuned.
- The organizer reserves the right to set the starting order for each participating group..
1,000pax (First come first Served)
<Early Bird> 8 May 2020 (Fri) 1200 noon to 29 May 2020 (Fri) 1200 noon
<Standard> 29 May 2020 (Fri) 1200 noon to 31 July 2020 (Fri) 1200 noon
Race Pack Collection：
29 and 30 August 2020 (Sat & Sun)
Location：To be announced
Time：To be announced
Race pack collection notification email will be sent to all participants and team captain starting from 5 August 2020. Please contact us if participant has not receive any notification by 7 August 2020. No race pack will be distributed on event day.
Event Day ：
13 September 2020 (Sun)
On or before 23 September 2020 (Wed)
To be announced
On or before 30 September 2020
Individual / Team
- A Trophy will be awarded to the Champion, 1st Runner up and 2nd Runner-up of each category
- Participants / teams who have collected the target score will be awarded with an Finisher
Family / Paws & Friends
- Teams who have achieved the target score will be awarded with a Finisher Award
- A trophy will be awarded to a family and a Paws & Friend team with the funniest outfit
The most committed organization with the most runners will be awarded the award.
Each participant can download the e-Cert at the HUNGER RUN website after the race.
*If you would like a printed certificate, you may pay HK$35 extra for one at online registration.
ONLINE / POSTAL REGISTRATION
Please read the Rules and Regulations and collect the following information from you and your team members before registration.
English Full Name, HKID/passport No., Contact No., Gender, Date of Birth, Email, Address, Weight (For calorie calculation use), emergency contacts etc.
- Each team must assign a team leader for event enrollment and communication.
- Each team must provide a Chinese or English team name (Foul language, indecent or offensive
content will not be accepted)
English Full Name, HKID/passport No., Contact No., Gender, Date of Birth, Email, Address, Weight (For calorie calculation use), emergency contacts etc.
Online - Please prepare credit card information (Accept MASTER and VISA ONLY) for payment
Postal - Accept cheque ONLY. Payable to "SYMBOL OF ALLIANCE LIMITED". CASH will NOT be accepted.
Choose a size carefully (The actual products and the size chart may occur reasonable variations. The organizer will not provide exchange services under this issue.)
Once the enrollment is completed, participants will receive a "Confirmation Email" to verify the registration immediately (Postal will take 2 extra working days). Please check the registered info carefully. For any necessary update of the team info, please contact FOODSPORT immediately. Please contact FOODSPORT at 5243 0520 / 3611 0334 if participants do not receive any confirmation email 2 weeks after the enrollment forms are submitted.
Remarks: Each participant can only participate in one race category. If there is any repeat, all application form will be void.
For postal registration, please post the completed Enrollment Form and the fees to "Symbol Of Alliance (FOODSPORT), Blk U, 8/F., Phase 1, Kwun Tong Ind. Ctr, 472-484 Kwun Tong Rd, Kwun Tong, Kln, H.K", titled "Food Salvager - Urban Adventure Challenge 2020".
Please send the enrollment form once only to avoid duplication.
If registration is not accepted, all relevant personal data will be destroyed. Enrollment Fees will be refunded by ordinary.
Please ensure the provided information is true and correct. FOODSPORT will have the rights to disqualify and not accept any false or misleading information. All fees will not be refunded.
CHANGING TEAM INFO
Click Here to download the "Changing Member & Category Form".
For any necessary update of the team member list / race category after the enrollment, team leader will have to submit a completed "Changing Member & Category Form" with an administration fees (HK$100) on or before 31 July 2020.
No change will be allowed after the deadline. The administration fee cannot be regarded as donation and is neither tax-deductible nor refundable.
RACE PACK COLLECTION
A "Race Pack Collection Notification Email" will be sent to all participants or team captains from 5 August 2020 onward. Please contact FOODSPORT at 5243 0520 / 3611 0334 if participants / team leaders have not receive any confirmation email by 7 August 2020.
Race packs will be arranged and available for collection on 29 - 30 August 2020. All participants / teams are required to collect the race pack (1 team member can collect participant pack for the whole team) at an specific time and location. If any participant / team cannot collect it in person, please fill in the "Authorization Form" to authorize a third person for collection.
＊Please note that we will not distribute any race pack on the event day and all teams must collect it before & bring it to the event.
Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) was first set up as a Society in 2003 and gained full charity (non-profit) status in March 2005, registered charity S88#91/7544. It is run by founder, Sally Andersen, a handful of staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. What started as a one-person mission is now one of Hong Kong's most active and successful dog rescue and re-homing organisations, with the specific purpose of saving dogs and puppies from the Hong Kong Government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Management Centres.
The organisation has cared for and re-homed more than 9,500 dogs while being largely funded by private donations, sales of HKDR merchandises and fundraising events. HKDR is proud to be a No Kill Organisation, meaning that no dog under its care will be euthanised for any reason other than when it is the only humane option.
HKDR’s 3R missions:
In the also our belief that education is one of the best ways to improve the likelihood of responsible, lifelong, dog ownership, and as such HKDR is actively expanding its community outreach programmes. HKDR volunteers work with schools and other groups to introduce the basics of dog behaviour and training as well as running monthly "Positive Partners" dog-human training courses.
Make Donations :
Founded in 2001 and registered in 2009, Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-sufficiency, and fostering nutritional wellness among those in need, while simultaneously reducing food wastage in hotels and F&B outlets in Hong Kong.
The vision at Foodlink Foundation is to ensure that every person in need has access to a hot, healthy meal. We collect safe-to-eat surplus food from F&B outlets all over the city and deliver to those in need. The role of Foodlink is to connect the supply to the demand as effectively as possible. The benefits are twofold - while reducing hunger we also reduce the pressure on our city's landfills.
Foodlink provides food to local charities that serve people in our community who are vulnerable to hunger. These include children, the elderly, low-income families, asylum seekers, and the homeless, among others.
117 Food Donors
110 Beneficiary Organization
13 tonnes of food saved per week
31,000 meals served per week
Make Donations : www.foodlinkfoundation.org/support
FOODSPORT is a self-sustaining Social Innovation Social Enterprise of Symbol of Alliance. By combining FOOD with SPORT, FOODSPORT aims to encourage the community to participate in sports programs which, at the same time, raise food for the needed ones to develop a healthy and sustainable society.
FOODSPORT assemble the energy spent in FOODSPORT events and programmes, where licensed dietitian will calculate the total calories burnt from participants and convert it into the equivalent amount of calories worth of food for donation to local charities and under-privileged groups in Hong Kong.
EXERCISE FOR HUNGER, BE A CALORIE DONOR~
FOODSPORT organizes regular Community Sports events and activities for public to join, to create a platform to encourage the public build a healthy live style, at the same time, creating a sustainable calories (food) drive program to address hunger and social issues through sports and volunteer services.
If you are interested to learn more or join our upcoming community sport activities, please visit our Facebook Page and stay tuned with our actions!
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Why is the company called FOODSPORT?
FOODSPORT is a Social Enterprise that combines FOOD with SPORT. FOODSPORT aims to encourage the community to participate in sports which, at the same time, raise food for the needed ones to develop a healthy and sustainable society.
Is FOODSPORT a Hong Kong registered charitable organization?
No. FOODSPORT is a self sustain social innovation project of a Social Enterprise called "Symbol Of Alliance". We insist in operating the organization as a Company Limited registry (non-charitable organization under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance) , to fulfill the responsibility of operating a business oriented social enterprise, sustaining and develop out business and at the same time, serving the community. All of our beneficiaries are charitable organizations under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, to ensure the food and financial donations are for charity purpose.
Why the event name is called Food Salvager - Urban Adventure Challenge 2020?
The event name was chosen to deliver the true meaning and the purpose of the event, which is to address hunger and raise public awareness on food waste through sport. In addition, we would like to create an unforgettable city hunt experience for all participants, families and friends, taking this opportunity to create more synergy among the government bodies, corporate and social organizations, joint hands to celebrate and promote healthy living through sport.
What is the different in between Food Salvager Urban Adventure Challenge 2020 than the other charitable city hunt / orienteering events?
Food Salvager - Urban Adventure Challenge 2020 is the first and the only "Calorie drive" city hunt competition organize by FOODSPORT in Hong Kong (We raise calories, not funds). Every participants will have the chance to make a difference to our community by donating their burnt calories to the people with needs in Hong Kong, making every drop of sweat is for a good caused.
Where will the proceeds from the event goes to?
The proceeds from the event, after deduction of the event operating costs and the cost of food purchasing for donation, all will go to FOODSPORT’s “Food Assistance” and "Community Sport Development" programs, enables FOODSPORT to continue to sustain and expand our meaningful work in prompting healthy living and address poverty and hunger in Hong Kong.
Our charity partner also welcomes additional public donations to support their community programs, benefit more people with needs in Hong Kong.
Why FOODSPORT raises "Calories" and not "Funds"?
We believe doing good and positive things are beyond the value of money. We are creating a new concept of charity and volunteering work by engaging the public to do sport for the good of our community. Where every drop of sweat and energy that you burnt will be converted into a nutrition meal / food for a person in need, to address hunger in Hong Kong.
How to calculate and convert calories into food?
FOODSPORT Nutrition Adviser will calculate each and every participant's calories loss according to the personal data provided at the enrollment (such as gender, date of birth and weight), and exercise intensity and duration of the event. We will gather all burnt calories and convert them the equivalent amount of calories worth of food for donation to the under-privileged groups in Hong Kong.
FOODSPORT Nutrition Adviser will select the most suitable and needed food for donations to our beneficiaries.
Where does the donated food comes from?
The donated food are sponsored by corporate sponsorship and individuals (Registration fees). FOODSPORT will be donating the the exact amount (or more) of food, equivalent to the amount of burnt calories, to our beneficiary at the post event food donation volunteer event.
When and how the raised food be delivered to the beneficiary?
FOODSPORT will be organizing a food donation volunteer event in End of September 2020, to deliver all raised food from "Food Salvager - Urban Adventure Challenge 2020" directly to our beneficiary. If you are interested in joining the event and help us to deliver the food, you are very welcome to register at our website. Please stay tuned for more information of the event and registration.
ENROLLMENT & ACCEPTANCE
Can I register to join the adventure by myself?
The event features individual (1 person) and team (2 - 4 persons) Challenge Race categories; Family (2 - 4 persons) and Paws & Friends (2 - 4 Persons/Dog) Fun Race categories. Suitable for people at all ages to join.
What is the different between Challenge and Fun Group categories?
The Challenge Group includes individual (men / women) and team (men / women / mixed) race categories, both race will be hosted in a competition format with ranking awards. The top tree participants / teams from each category with the highest score wins.
The Fun Group includes Family and Paws & Friends categories, both groups will be hosted in an non-competitive format, to allow participants and pets to experience the joy of an urban adventure. No ranking awards will be issued for the Fun Groups. The Teams who have achieved the target score will be awarded with a Finisher Award.
Is my dog suitable for competition?
All dogs must be aged 5 months or over, and they must have been injected with 1) the first five-in-one vaccine 2) an effective rabies vaccine. Dog owners must prepare proof of Vaccination Record for inspection.
All dogs must be in good health condition. Dogs with breathing or heart problems are not suitable for participation.
How do I know if I am successfully enrolled?
A confirmation email will be send to your registered email address upon your completion of the online registration for verification.
A confirmation email will be send to your registered email address within 1 week starting from the submission date of the forms for verification.
What should I do if I have not receive any confirmation email from the organizer?
The email may be marked as spam, please check your spam or junk mail box. Please contact FOODSPORT direclty if you cannot find the email.
Can I change the Category or team members after my registration?
For any necessary update of the team member/ race category after the registration, team captain will have to submit a completed "Changing Member & Category Form" with an administration fee (HK$100) on or before 31 July 2020. No change will be allowed after the deadline. The administration fee cannot be regarded as donation and is neither tax-deductible nor refundable.
Are the registration fees tax-deductible?
This is not a fund raising event, therefore, all registration fees is NOT tax-deductible. The proceeds of the event, after deduction of the event operating costs and the cost of food purchasing for donation, will goes to FOODSPORT's "Food Assistance" and "Community Sport Development" programmes, enables FOODSPORT to continue to sustain and expand our community sports development in Hong Kong.
Why do I need to provide my weight and other personal information at registration?
FOODSPORT will calculate the calories burnt for conversion into food units for donation based on your personal data (weight, gender, age), exercise intensity and duration.
In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, FOODSPORT is committed to safeguard web users' personal information in respect of its collection, use, retention, security, transfer and access. Personal data should be collected by lawful and fair means and can only be used for lawful purposes directly related to the charity functions and other activities of FOODSPORT. All reasonably practicable steps shall be taken to ensure that personal data collected and retained are accurate and protected against unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure or other use. No personal data shall be disclosed to other organizations or individuals without prior consent of the web users. Only authorized staff of FOODSPORT, who are well trained in proper handling of personal information, are permitted to access such information.
Should the event is forced to cancel, will the registration fees be refunded?
The Organizer reserves the right to postpone, cancel or cut short the event if any of the following situation occurs:
a) Adverse weather conditions
b) Landslides, rock falls or hill fires along the course
c) Protests or blockage along the course d) Force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the organizer and which renders it impossible, unsafe or impractical to hold the event. A force majeure event shall include, but is not limited to, act of God, war, hostilities, invasion, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, riot, commotion, strikes, go-slows, lock outs or disorder, outbreak of disease, acts or threats of terrorism.
If any of the above situation occur on or before 09:00 on 12 September 2020, the Organizer will look into the possibility of postponing the event within 3 months*. If postponing the event is not a possible option after investigation, the following arrangements will be provided to all paid participants.
i) #FULL refund will be arranged for those paid participants who registered at Early Bird (8th - 29th May 2020 before 1200);
ii) 35% refund will be arranged for the remaining paid participants.
Event souvenirs will continued be distributed to participants if the event is cancelled. All updates will be announced on event website or Facebook page. Please stay tuned.
*NO refund is accepted. Participants may transfer and change of team member. NO new bibs will be provided too. Participants are required to keep the materials (e.g. Number bib) safe with them and bring along for use on the new event day.
#In response to the current social environment, FULL refund is a special (one off) arrangement for the participants whom registered at Early Bird as insurance. The Organizer reserves the right to make any adjustment in the future events.
Please visit RULES & REGULATIONS for more details
When should my team and I arrive to the Home Base (Event Venue)?
All participants / teams must report at the Home Base at their arrival according to the official arrival time. During reporting, all participants / team members must be at present with their number bib on for identification use. Unless the participant / team member has reported to FOODSPORT in advanced, FOODSPORT will not accept any player / team member transfer at the site on event day.
FOODSPORT reserves the rights to NOT accepting any report in if any violation is found.
What should I bring for the event?
All participants/teams must wear the bib number on the chest for identification use, FOODSPORT reserves the right to disqualify those who fail to comply.
All Individuals and team captains are required to use a smart phone that has already downloaded the "Food Salvager - Urban Adventure Challenge" Mobile App for the use of Checkpoint check-in to collect scores and start and end the race
Spare battery for your smart phone.
Bring your own water bottle for drink to reduce plastic consumption.
Bring some cash and Octopus.
Prepare an oil based marker for writing notes on the map.
Please take precautions about the weather conditions on race day, such as using sunscreen or wearing suitable clothing.
Can the team go on the competition if there are members absent on the event day?
If any team member is absent or withdrawn for any reason before or during the race, the team must inform FOODPSORT first, and then continue to participate but cannot compete for any awards or championship. In any case, for team race if the team has less than 2 players, they cannot start or participate in the competition.
What is the start arrangement of the event?
FOODSPORT reserves the right to divide the participants into various starting groups. The groups will start at different times to avoid unnecessary congestion. Starting time will be announced on the website.
For team races, is it necessary to Check-In at checkpoints with all team members?
For team races, all members must Check-In at the Checkpoints or complete missions together in order to receive points. Violation of this rule will risk points deduction or disqualification.
Can we continue the event if we have lost our map / bib during the race?
Yes, but the participant / team has to get a new bib at any the Base Camp before continuing the race. All the obtained scores will not be reissued. Violation of this will risk disqualification
Is there any specific dress code for the event? How to participate in "The Funniest Outfit Award"?
No, but participants are advised to be dressed in a simple, lightweight sportswear. In addition, the teams and corporate are encouraged to dress up in team uniforms to enhance the team morale.
If you wish to participate in, please register at the “The Funniest Outfit Award " at the designated venue before the race. The Organizer will announce the results and present the awards on race day. More information will be announced inside the e-race booklet published at closer stage.
Will the Finisher e-certificate be issued if we got dropped out or absent on event day?