Thousands of high school students gather all around the world for 24 hours in a global fight against slavery. Slavery can only be ended with greater awareness, understanding, and urgency. 24 Hour Races are a unique, compelling, and successful way to bring that to a generation of youth all over the world. The 24 Hour Race is a movement that brings change to hundreds of people around the world while platforming the upcoming generation to become change makers.
USD 50,000 goal to raise
24 hours to run
8 people per team
December 1-2, 2018
Lugard Road, Victoria Peak
2017 Race Facts
The 24 Hour Race was founded in Hong Kong in December, 2010. Since then we have had 4000 participants from 60 schools join our races in Hong Kong alone. We’ve raised over 9 million HKD through our races in Hong Kong and around Asia.
Become a runner
1. TALK TO YOUR TEAM LEADER
If you want to run a race, find out how from your school’s Team Leader. Ask how to buy a ticket, sign-up, and get all the details of what it means to be a runner. If your school does not have a Team Leader yet, email us at email@example.com to register as your school’s team leader.
2. BUY A TICKET
Once you have talked to the Team Leader at your school it’s time to buy a ticket. Tickets can be found in ‘Buy Ticket’ link above.
3. FILL IN THE RUNNER FORMS
To officially become a runner, we’ll need you to fill in a few forms. You will receive an email with all the necessary forms after you’ve purchased your ticket. Please fill in all forms as soon as you receive your email.
4. FUNDRAISE & SPREAD THE WORD
The next big step is to fundraise! This is a huge part of being a runner. Your role is to begin fundraising by spreading your team’s fundraising page link to your family and friends. Information on how to set up your fundraising page is found directly below.
1. CREATE A FUNDRAISING PAGE
Click on the ‘Fundraise’ link above. You will be redirected to Give.Asia fundraising site for your city. Click on ‘Fundraise For This Event’ to create your team’s page. Make sure to communicate with your Team Leaders and customise your team’s page with photos & information.
2. LEARN ABOUT OUR CAUSE
To fundraise successfully, you’ll need to learn about our cause, what we do, and why people should donate. Information about our current fundraising project can be found here.
3. GET CREATIVE
Bake sales, 24 Minute Races, casual dress days are just a few ideas to get you started in your fundraising. Make sure to share your fundraising page on social media and ask your friends, family, and others in your network to help you fundraise.
4. REACH THE GOAL
Fundraise all you can and try to reach above & beyond the fundraising goal. Not sure what it is? Ask your Team Leader.
Become a Team Leader
1. BE APPOINTED BY YOUR SCHOOL
If you are interested in being a Team Leader, contact last year’s Team Leaders or the teacher/staff in charge of the 24 Hour Race at your school. Your school might have a specific Team Leader selection process in place. Notify the 24 Hour Race of your selection as Team Leader.
If your school is new to the 24 Hour Race or you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register as your school in the race and your position as Team Leader.
2. FILL IN THE TEAM LEADER FORMS
After you have notified the 24 Hour Race that you have become your school’s Team Leader a form will be sent to you. After you have filled in the form and been approved you are underway to being a Team Leader.
3. FIND YOUR TEAM
As a Team Leader you will have to organise the teams that will run for your school. Each team consists of 8 high school students who are 14+ years old. Teams can be all girls, all boys, or mixed gender. If your school does not have 8 runners let the 24 Hour Race know.
You are responsible to make sure each team from your school creates a Give.Asia fundraising page and begins fundraising. You will also need to monitors all teams’ fundraising progress and make sure everyone is working towards reaching the fundraising goal.
5. READ THE HANDBOOK
Everything you need to know about being a great Team Leader can be find our handbook. You’ll need it for information about recruiting runners, creating a 24 Minute Race, fundraising, creating the RAL Schedule, and on-day Responsibilities. This will be emailed to you after Step 2.
If you have been approved as a Team Leader you should also have access to the Team Leader handbook. If you have not received it, please email the Executive Director in your city or email@example.com.
The partner organisations who helped us make this event possible