Having a Horrifyingly Healthy Halloween!
Updated: Nov 18, 2021
Those that enjoy dressing up for Halloween and staying fit and active had a great chance to combine their two favourite things during the Halloween Mini-Marathon, organized by the Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE) to celebrate the end of the Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month October 2021.
Over 100 participants, dressed up as pumpkins, nurses and Squid Game characters, gathered around the Stanley Ho Sports Centre with the common goal of working together running laps to complete the distance of a full marathon (42.2 km). What was needed was a total of 105½ laps, yet together we managed to run over 600 laps, completing a total of 5 marathons
Glen Joe, Head of Active Health Clinic, HKU, said: ‘It’s great to see staff and students bring their family and friends to celebrate Halloween through being physically active together. When people have fun they won’t see exercise as a chore, rather they start enjoying the activity.’
The Halloween Mini-Marathon was part the Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month, which is a worldwide initiative that calls upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health and wellbeing. Starting this initiative from 2016, the University of Hong Kong is the first Asian university to have been awarded the Gold EIM on Campus Recognition for their efforts in enhancing the health and wellbeing of the HKU community.
Please click on this link for the complete photo album. Thanks to all those that participated and to our sponsors: Adidas and Gigasports, for their great support in making this event successful.