6th Annual Shenzhen Midnight Race Results

Blog by B. Horibata

The best kept secret continues to rally more than a 100 runners from all parts of Shenzhen to compete in the annual, “Midnight ​Charity Race” hosted for the sixth year in a row by Greg Schultheis ​

Runners start approaching around 22:00 and they are all suited up and ready to run promptly at 23:00.  The race is around the perimeter of Lian Hua Shan and you can challenge yourself further by completing a 10K if you run the route twice.

All proceeds from the race go directly to Captivating International and their work in Western China.  Specifically, this year’s funds will be used to support a new program focused on emergency medical attention and vocational school scholarship solutions for identified children.

This year, more than a dozen young ladies from the Seng Girls Home project (currently studying in Dongguan and Shenzhen) raced with other local and expat runners and felt the exhilaration of competition.  Greg Schultheis praised the participants, sponsors, and donors who raised over RMB 208,000 the evening of November 8.  Greg also added that this race was not possible without the support and efforts of volunteers who checked in the runners, maintained safe routes and lighting and overall support to the runners.

Andrew Colquhoun, co-founder of Captivating International said, “This has been an astonishing year for Captivating so far and we are able to fund several significant projects that will positively affect the lives of a thousand children and their families because of people like Greg.  Shenzhen’s support is once again amazing”.

Race Results

Women’s 5k:
1st place: Christine Gilbert (25:06)
2nd place: Aroa Sanchez Tepetado
3rd place: Chizu Kimura

Men’s 5k
1st place: Chris Tuazon (22:23)
2nd place: Tovar Ernesto
3rd place: Todd Taylor

Women’s 10k
1st place: Leticia Carino Fraisse (49:42)
2nd place: Charlotte Linton
3rd place: Elaine Meyler

Men’s 10k
1st place: Benjamin Swainson (40:33)
2nd place: Joe Dobson
3rd place: Daan Ooievaar

Big Thank You to Anya, Simon, Peter, Seamus, Donal, Noel, Conor, Yang, Elaine, Yumi, Tom, Vivian, Hong Tu, Christy, Bonnie, Tracy, Chris, Eddie, Aideen, www.uflybike.com bike club, and the SOS International medical team.

SPONSOR APPRECIATION:

PCH International
Gait International
OEC Group Shipping
Rapscallions Café Bar
Sino Celtic
McCawley’s Irish Pub
Coyote’s Mexican Cantina
ZS Metal Fabrication
Chang Hong Furniture
Kaoyo Hardware
Oneal
Barefoot Guest House
Linak Actuator Systems
OFS Brands
Ming Xin Yuan Furniture
Fong Ye Plastic Injection
Patra Corp
Kerrygold
International SOS
Amrosia Group Limited

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