Move It for

Mental Health

2024

 

 

Move it for Mental Health

 

 

Mind HK’s annual large-scale challenge “Move It for Mental Health”, sponsored by lululemon, is making a comeback! This year we want to encourage you to breathe some fresh air and complete a total of 50km in nature during the month of March.

Exercise helps to boost our mental health and emotional wellbeing, and being in nature is proven to help support mental health. It is also a great way to discover the hidden gems in this vibrant city. We encourage people of all ages to step outdoors this year and feel the positive change it brings to mind and body. Here is the opportunity to take up a new challenge!   

You can achieve the goal of 50km in nature by walking, running, or hiking along nature trails, coastal walks, or in country parks. You could do this in one go, via several short hikes, or through 2-3 long hikes. You could even bike or swim, or find another creative way of covering 50km. It is up to you! 

Move It for Mental Health 2024 is open for registration from 18 January 2024. Let’s get moving and get outdoors this March! 

 

REGISTER TO JOIN OUR VIRTUAL CHALLENGE: Complete 50km in nature in March 

Challenge period: 1 March – 31 March, 2024

Registration link: 

Sign up via Google Form for free: bit.ly/moveit24form

OR Sign up via Give Asia and make a donation: give.asia/campaign/mindhkmoveitformentalhealth2024 

Registration deadline: 10 March, 2024

Registration fee: Free – or make a small donation at the checkout to get an exclusive Mind HK Move It for Mental Health 2024 tote bag 

How to take part: 

How to take part:

Step 1: Sign up via Google Form for free

OR Sign up via Give Asia and make a donation – plus get a free Mind HK tote bag

Step 2: Complete 50km in March in nature on your own or as a team and enjoy Hong Kong springtime!

*You can achieve the goal by walking, running, or hiking along nature trails, coastal walks, or country parks. You can do this in one go, via several short hikes, or through 2-3 long hikes – it is up to you! You could even bike or swim. 

Step 3: Complete the challenge and our end-of-challenge Wellbeing Survey to have a chance to receive a prize! 

If you would like to fundraise/donate: 

  • Make a donation when you checkout to get your Move It tote bag (optional)
  • Raise funds to improve mental health care in Hong Kong with a Give Asia fundraising page (optional)

IN-PERSON FUN RUN: Run 5km on Sunday 3rd March  

Event date: Sunday 3rd March, 2024 – 08:30am      

Event start point: AIA Vitality HUB, 33 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong (beside AIA Hong Kong Observation Wheel) 

Registration period: From 18 January 2024 – 29 February 2024 

Ticket purchase link: bit.ly/mindhkfunrun24

Ticket price: 320 HKD 

Age: 18 or over

About this event: Join us in person for a 5km walk or run along the harbourfront on Hong Kong island. Participants will be treated to a pre-race warm-up stretch with a lululemon ambassador to get you in the mood, and set off in small groups along the scenic route. On your return there will be refreshments and you can mingle and get together after the race. This is a great way to start as you mean to go on and kickstart your month long 50km challenge! 

 

Fundraising

You can choose to raise funds for us by making your own Give Asia campaign. All proceeds will go to Mind HK programmes which are improving mental health care in Hong Kong. 

How to set up a fundraising page: 

1 . Visit the Mind HK page on Give.Asia give.asia/charity/mind-hk 

2 . Scroll down and select START A CAMPAIGN 

3 . Select “Take part in an event” 

4 . Give your Move It challenge a name, for example “Charlotte takes on 50km for mental health”

5 . Enter your target in HKD (this can be changed later) 

6 . Add a picture as a banner image. Photographs of you will help to boost your fundraising as it’s more personal. You can always go back and add some pictures later 

7 . Add a few words about why you are fundraising for Mind HK and why you care about mental health.. Donors love to see what motivates fundraisers and why you are passionate so this will help you with your fundraising!

8 . Create an easy to remember URL and save it somewhere handy so you can easily send it to friends and family 

9 . Press “PUBLISH YOUR CAMPAIGN” and you are live! 

10 . Email us on [email protected] if you need any support – we would love to hear from you

 

 

Prizes

All Move It for Mental Health participants who sign up for the challenge will receive a 20% discount code from LANE EIGHT.  Participants who complete the challenge of 50km or above within the event period and fill out our post-challenge survey will be given a certificate and have the chance to win one of the below gifts!

  • HKD 500 lululemon voucher x 10
  • A pair of Urbanroot shoes x 2
  • PhysioCentral 1 hour podiatry or osteopathy session x 2
  • PhysioCentral goody bags (spikey massage ball, peanut foam roller, resistance bands) x 20
  • PhysioCentral physiotherapy session x 1
  • Kinderspiel aromatherapy diffuser x 1

Special awards are also available for the following categories: 

  • Giving back hero (Individual): for the top fundraiser in each category 
    • Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
      •  1 night staycation with breakfast for 2 persons 
  • Superstar fundraiser (Individual): for the second highest fundraiser in each category 
    • The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
      • 6-course Amber Experience dinner for 2 persons
  • Move It influencer (Individual): for sharing most creatively on social media
    • 1 pair of LANE EIGHT shoes
    • HKD 500 lululemon voucher 
  • Most creative mover (Individual): for the most unusual way of covering 50km 
    • 1 pair LANE EIGHT shoes 
    • HKD 500 lululemon voucher 
  • Longest distance covered (Individual): for the most kilometres completed 
    • 1 hour massage session (PhysioCentral)  
    • HKD 500 lululemon voucher 

Organisations that achieve any of the above goals (except the longest distance covered) as group or team will receive a trophy!

Prizes will be available for pick up in April. For more information check out our FAQ. 

 

 

 

FAQs

Is it free to join?

This campaign is free to join for everyone. For a small donation you can also get an exclusive Mind HK Move It for Mental Health 2024 tote bag.

Is there any age limit of participation?

There is no age limit of participation for the Move it for Mental Health 2024 virtual challenge. We welcome people of all ages to participate and feel the positive changes it brings to your minds and bodies.
However, please note that the in-person Fun Run event on 3 March 2024 is only for those 18 years old and over.

I am not based in Hong Kong, can I join the challenge?

Yes, as there is no location limitation for this challenge, runners from anywhere in the world are welcome! However, the Fun Run is an in-person event in Hong Kong only. Move it gifts and tote bags are also only available to those located in Hong Kong.

Can I get my company involved?

Yes, you can get your company to join the challenge as a team, fundraise for Mind HK, or partner with us and spread the word on your platform to encourage others to join. For more information on joining the challenge as a team, please contact our Head of Campaigns & Partnerships, Melissa, at [email protected].

How can I participate as group or team?

For joiners who want to participate as a group or a team for the virtual challenge, please email Melissa Kong on [email protected] and the Mind HK team will help you to enter. For the March 3 Fun Run, participants can buy up to 30 tickets as a group through the Eventbrite page. For a larger group, please contact Melissa.

How do I complete 50km in nature?

You can achieve the goal by walking, running, or hiking along nature trails, coastal walks, or country parks. You can do this in one go, via several short hikes, or through 2-3 long hikes – it is up to you! You could even bike or swim.

Do I need to complete 50km in one go?

No, you do not have to complete 50km in one go. You can plan how to complete 50 km on different days in March as you like, for example you may plan hikes over the weekends to achieve the goal.

How do I track my 50km?

Move It for Mental Health 2024 is run on an honour basis, in other words, we won’t ask you to give us proof or screenshots to show your exercise records. We trust you! But if tracking your fitness activities through an app helps you to measure your movement and monitor your progress, then please do go ahead!

How can I win a reward?

Participants who complete the goal of 50km in nature and who also complete our end of challenge survey, will be entered in the chance to receive a gift.

What kind of rewards will participants receive?

Participants who complete the challenge (50km or above) within the event period will be given a certificate and will have a chance to win a gift from brands including lululemon and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. There will also be special prizes for organisations.

When will the rewards or tote bag be available?

If you make a donation for a tote bag or win a prize, you will be able to pick it up after the campaign ends, so from April 1 – April 30. Exact details to be confirmed.

Where can I learn more about the benefits of exercise and nature to mental health?

You can learn more about the benefits of exercise and nature to mental health in our Mental Health A-Z.

How can I share that I am taking part?

You are always welcome to post on social media or share pictures and progress with us at any point. Please remember to tag us and #moveithk when you share!

Facebook: @hongkongmind
Instagram/Twitter: @mindhongkong
LinkedIn: @Mind HK 香港心聆

How can I stay safe when exercising?

Your safety is very important to us. Always make sure you stay hydrated when exercising and know your limits. We suggest you take a fully charged mobile phone with you on any remote trails. Mind HK is not liable for any injuries on the virtual challenge and encourages participants to put their health and safety first.

How can I fundraise for Mind HK via this campaign?

You can choose to raise funds for us by making your own Give Asia campaign. All proceeds will go to Mind HK programmes which are improving mental health care in Hong Kong.
How to set up a fundraising page:
Visit the Mind HK page on Give.Asia – give.asia/charity/mind-hk
Scroll down and select START A CAMPAIGN
Select “Take part in an event”
Give your Move It challenge a name, for example “Charlotte takes on 50km for mental health”
Enter your target in HKD (this can be changed later)
Add a picture as a banner image. Photographs of you will help to boost your fundraising as it’s more personal. You can always go back and add some pictures later
Add a few words about why you are fundraising for Mind HK and why you care about mental health.. Donors love to see what motivates fundraisers and why you are passionate so this will help you with your fundraising!
Create an easy to remember URL and save it somewhere handy so you can easily send it to friends and family
Press PUBLISH YOUR CAMPAIGN’ and you are live!
Email us on [email protected] if you need any support – we would love to hear from you

Can I receive a receipt after making a donation?

When you donate via Give Asia, you will automatically receive a payment notification receipt. For a tax deductible receipt, you will need to please contact us on Melissa at [email protected], as receipts will be issued on request.

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