APAO Charity Run

Event Date: Feb 10, 2018

The APAO Charity Run will begin at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and cover a 3-km route including magnificent views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. All participants will receive a runner’s pack containing a T-shirt, along with complimentary breakfast at the end of the event.

Time table

06:30 ‐ 06:40

Meet at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel

06:42 ‐ 06:47

Welcome remarks

06:47 ‐ 06:55

Warm‐up by Blind Sports Hong Kong Trainers

06:55 ‐ 07:45

3-km run/walk

07:35 ‐ 07:45

Cool down

07:45 ‐ 08:00

Photo taking & prize presentation; breakfast

Shuttle bus services will transport participants from Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel at 6:00 and return at 8:15.


Prizes & Awards

Participants are divided into 5 categories: (1) Young Ophthalmologists, (2) Ophthalmologists, (3) Senior Ophthalmologists, (4) Non-Ophthalmologists and (5) Visually Challenged Division.

Exciting prizes, including complimentary registration to APAO 2019 for some lucky winners, will be awarded in the following categories. For more details, please click here.

Race Awards

Overall Male and Female Winners

Young Ophthalmologists / Ophthalmologists / Senior Ophthalmologists

Male and Female Category Winners

Visually Challenged Division Winners

Fundraising Awards

Top 3 Individual Fundraiser Awards

Top 3 Group Fundraiser Awards

Participation Awards

3 Most Supportive Groups


This year, all donations raised by the charity run/walk will be shared between Blind Sports Hong Kong and the new APAO Satellite Congress educational program.

Blind Sports Hong Kong

The Shek Kip Mei Lutheran Centre for the Blind, part of the Lutheran Church Hong Kong Synod, has been encouraging and assisting visually impaired athletes in Hong Kong since 2008. Together with the Hong Kong Buddhist Association for the Blind, the new organization Blind Sports Hong Kong was established in 2012 to further support visually impaired runners. Currently, there are more than 130 athletes training in two different teams, who compete in races both at home and abroad.

APAO Satellite Congress

The aim of the newly created APAO Satellite Congress program is to bring APAO educational events to APAO member countries that have not yet had the opportunity to host an APAO Congress. The APAO Satellite Congress would take place as part of an APAO member society’s annual scientific meeting and include symposia organized by APAO.

Interested in joining the APAO 2018 Charity Run? Download the entry form and return it by email to charityrun@apaophth.org.