The Goodman Magic Mile raised HK$2.5 million to provide home-improving services to more than 250 vulnerable households
A total of 46 organisations and over 930 runners raced up the truck ramp at Goodman Westlink, a brand-new sustainable logistics landmark in Tuen Mun
The event showcased Goodman’s partnership with local green NGOs to promote long term sustainability
HONG KONG SAR –
Media OutReach – 9 May 2023 – Making a triumphant return after a three-year hiatus, the iconic Goodman Magic Mile Charity Run took place last Sunday (7 May) at the brand-new state-of-the-art Goodman Westlink logistics facility in Tuen Mun. The event attracted 46 organisations and over 930 runners, raising a record-breaking HK$2.5 million — 2.5 times the HK$1 million target.
All funds will go to Habitat for Humanity’s (‘Habitat’) ‘Project Home Works’ community program to help improve the living conditions of 250 vulnerable households in Hong Kong. Around 30% of the supported households will be within the Tuen Mun area where the Goodman Westlink property is located, directly contributing to the local community.
The unique running event saw participants scale the building’s mile-long truck ramp, from the ground floor to the rooftop green garden — the equivalent of running the distance of Lion Rock Tunnel. The event consisted of three runs, one of which was the Magic Mile Challenge, where Tom Croagh won the men’s race and Tina Choy was crowned women’s champion, with the winning times of 00:22:53 and 00:26:32 respectively.
In addition to providing participants with a unique race track, the Goodman Magic Mile Charity Run shared the sustainability focus of the Goodman Westlink development. The event partnered with two local NGOs,
The Green Earth, to promote sustainability and implemented several environmental initiatives. Among these initiatives was the elimination of 4,000 single-use items that participants would have otherwise consumed during the event.
Participants were also invited to join Habitat’s onsite Home Improvement workshop at the event. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn about various types of tools and renovation methods that Habitat and its volunteers will use when improving the living conditions for vulnerable households.
Kristoffer Harvey, CEO Greater China, Goodman Group said: “We are thrilled with the tremendous support for the event, and to have more than doubled our fundraising target. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring back the Magic Mile Charity Run this year and we could not have achieved these amazing results without the overwhelming support of our participants and corporate partners. We would like to express our special thanks to our founding sponsors CBRE and ING, who have been major sponsors since 2012 as well as CR Construction and JLL, who are our double platinum sponsors this year.
Harvey added: “The participants were excited about the event this year because it was their first time racing at Goodman Westlink, our latest sustainable logistics facility in Hong Kong. It was a unique experience to run up Hong Kong’s newest logistics building for a good cause, and we are proud to bring people and resources together to make a meaningful difference for the community.”
Jo Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, said: “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Goodman Group for hosting this event as we work to make a positive impact in our community. Habitat has already started using the funds to support local households in need. As of today, we have already served 79 families through repairs, renovation, deep cleaning and de-cluttering.”
Event platinum sponsors include (in alphabetical order):
Double platinum sponsors
CR Construction Company Limited
Jones Lang LaSalle Limited
Alter Domus HK
CBRE Advisory Hong Kong Limited
Chun Sing Engineering Company Limited
DP World Asia Holdings Limited
ING Bank N.V. Hong Kong Branch
Shun Cheong Building Services Limited
Union Contractors Limited
Well State Asia Limited
Allen & Overy
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Keytop Parking (HK) Limited
King & Wood Mallesons
NWS Holdings Limited
Savills (Hong Kong) Limited
Tricor Services Limited
Wong Tung & Partners Limited
APG Investments Asia Limited
Aurex Group Hong Kong Limited
Baker & McKenzie
BS Engineering & Consultancy Company Limited
Colliers International (Hong Kong) Limited
David S.K. Au & Associates Ltd.
DBI Beijing Visual Technology Co., Ltd.
DNA Recruit Partners Limited
G4S Secure Solutions (HK) Limited
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Inspire Construction Limited
Jardine Engineering Corporation
Linnovate Partners Ltd.
OCBC Wing Hang Bank
PERSOLKELLY Hong Kong Ltd.
Simon Reid-Kay & Associates
The Express Lift Company Ltd.
The Hoffman Agency
Avanti Media Ltd
Don’t Believe In Style
E&R Produce Ltd
KOKO Coffee Roasters
Maple Design Consultant Engineering Limited
Maxim’s Catering Services
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