7 Dec 2017

WIS Team at 24 Hour Race

This year West Island was proudly represented by 66 runners at The Peak for the 24 Hour Race.

Every year, this event is held to raise awareness about the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as its implications. The race involves each eight strong team to run a continuous relay for 24 hours straight in support of the anti-human trafficking movement.

This year, our school as a whole ran just shy of 400 laps combined. Our team members worked through the day on Saturday, and persevered through the night, to reach 9am on Sunday, when the race came to a close. Through the sleepless night, our runners bonded with each other and overall we had an enjoyable experience.

The race supports the anti-human trafficking movement; The Exodus Road, which raises money to train officials and investigate cases to put an end to human trafficking across the globe. The race is run in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Hong Kong.

Our school team has raised over HKD$80,000 for the cause and this number is still climbing.

We would like to give huge thanks to Ms Czolak for helping to organise and of course to all of the teachers and parents who volunteered their time for the race.

I would also like to thank my co-organisers and team leaders Lily Barguss-Smith and Harmeet Bhatia, as without them, this would not have been able to happen.

Aaron Khemlyani