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The early, 6am meeting time did nothing to deter almost eighty runners from converging on southern Chengdu yesterday morning to take part in the 2010 Chengdu Sports Aid Half-Marathon and 10k Fun Run in aid of Sichuan Quake Relief.
We’re pleased to say that everyone who set off from the start made it back to the finish, without any reported injuries. Congratulations to our winners:
- Chris Taylor (10k first place male)
- Sarah Van Dyke (10k first place female)
- Arnaud Pollono (half-marathon first place male)
- Hanna Leivo (half-marathon first place female)
The day was a great success, so far raising over 15,000 RMB for SQR and CSA projects, through registration fees and individual donations. Special thanks to Brendan Murphy and Swift Oil & Gas who donated 5000 RMB. It’s not too late to donate on behalf of a runner or in support of all of their efforts. Runners that have collected individual sponsorship money can also email email@example.com to arrange donation in person.
Winners’ trophies were presented back at the Bookworm, and every single participant received a souvenir t-shirt and medal.
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors:
- Raffle-prize sponsors
- Publicity sponsors
- Refreshment sponsors
- The Bookworm
- KC Meats
And not least, the members of the SQR team and the volunteers who organised the event, ensuring the day went as smoothly as it did: Mark Allen, Bruce Aitken, Cate Papez, Tom Herbert, and all the volunteers at the water stations — without their help, the event would not have been possible.
Once again, if you’d like to make a donation on behalf of a runner or in support of all their efforts, it’s not too late.