Hotel ICON is a very special hotel with an equally special purpose: Not only does it embody all the creative energy and spirit of Hong Kong, it’s a “learning environment” on which the aspirations of future hoteliers come to life as part of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an extension of its School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM).
At Hotel ICON we care about the environment, the local culture and community, so preserving it comes naturally. The hotel is committed to doing everything possible to benefit the planet and the community through sustainable operations. From paperless check-in to offering 100% electric transportation with our electric bus, Tesla limousine and the BMW i3, it’s the little things at Hotel ICON that mean a lot when taken together.
The hotel is pleased to be one of the volunteers and sponsors for TheGreenRace Ultra, and is happy to giveaway our homemade energy bar and gluten free muffin to support this zero waste event.
Runner Benefit: 1 April 2017, TheGreenRace Ultra participants may enjoy 15% off dining offer* at Hotel ICON restaurants upon presenting the hotel’s armband. Also, entitled to book your stay with us at a very special rate from 30 March – 2 April 2017, check out here. *Terms and conditions apply
Title Sponsor – Runners Fuel Provider
GreenRace #1 Choice! We love this natural, tasty alternative to modern sports nutrition packed in biodegradable leaf wrapping. Lucho Dillitos and GreenRace have been together from the very start and together, we are always thinking up new green initiatives to help support our communities.
Runner Benefit: Free Lucho single energy cube [coupon card] in every GreenRace pack! Free shipping for all GreenRace HK Lucho orders here!
More detail on Lucho Dillitos: www.luchodillitos.com
MingCha work’s closely with small traditional farms in different parts of China where people are passionate about their crafts and willing to maintain the quality using traditional methods in production. We are discrimating towards the tea quality but we pay generously to the farmers where they live with dignity and pride.
Vivian Mak, our founder, goes directly to tea farms each year to source the best harvest and she speaks and shares the same passion with the farmers.
GreenRace is very appreciative of the partnership we are building with MingCha. We have the opportunity to provide a quality product to our runners that is sustainably sourced and packaged!
Runner Benefit: Free Jasmine Green Tea pack in every 1 April 2017 GreenRace Pack!
More detail on MingCha: www.mingcha.com
Title Fitness Training Provider
d.BeFit was founded in 2012 by Katia Kucher an NASM certified personal trainer. Her philosophy and motivation behind d.BeFit is to promote healthy lifestyles.
Runner Benefit: 15% discount on training sessions and sports nutrition consultations at d.BeFIT.
Contact Katia at email@example.com to set up a meeting!
Title Media Sponsor
Ecozine’s mission is to make green mainstream! Ecozine helps keep GreenRace runners informed with the latest green products and technologies that help make HK a better place to live. #livegreen with Ecozine!
Runner Benefit: Free Ecozine issue to the first 100 runners collecting racepacks!
More Detail on Ecozine: www.ecozine.com
HONG KONG CLEANUP
Title Community & Environmental Partner
GreenRace community volunteers get dirty and sweaty while cleaning HK trails and coastlines… and feel great about it! Join the thousands of volunteers already supporting this green cause by registering a team for the HKCleanup Challenge!
Runner Benefit: Come out and volunteer on our HK Cleanup community beach and trail cleans!
HONG LOK YUEN COUNTRY CLUB
Title Race Venue Sponsor (New Territories)
We’re very fortunate to be partnered with one of Hong Kong’s finest country clubs, Hong Lok Yuen. Our premiere event, The GreenRace Ultra will start and finish at the Club. We have the privilege of utilising their fantastic facilities and bringing to our runners something very unique & unprecedented in Hong Kong!
Runner Benefit: Savings of up to 30% are available for GreenRace participants looking to become members of The Country Club at Hong Lok Yuen. Just provide you proof of registration to this GreenRace event.
More Detail on The Country Club: www.hlycc.com
Title Running Club Partner (Hong Kong Island)
In collaboration with LRC we’ve organised a Green Running Club! LRC is an historic landmark in Hong Kong, founded in 1883. We’re very grateful to work alongside this prestigious Club to bring to their members and guests, professional running coaching and training plans!
Runner Benefit: Monthly sponsored gifts to LRC Run Club Members: thegreenrace.hk/lrc/
More Detail on LRC: www.lrc.com.hk
Title Sports Therapy Partner
Polaris is the leading cryotherapy expert in Hong Kong and has been nominated for Asia Best Spa Award 2016. Polaris is offering 10% their cutting edge cryotherapy treatments off to all GreenRace Braemar participants.
Runner Benefit: POLARIS cryotherapy is offering 50% off your first visit to all GreenRace runners! Simply bring your bib or proof of registration along to the session.
More Detail on Polaris: www.polaris-wellness.com
Title Beverage Sponsor
A very special thanks to Tranquini for being so supportive of the GreenRace in HongKong. “Tranquini is more than a beverage – it’s a lifestyle proposition. Every day we are faced with countless stress-inducing challenges and we have seen an emergence of how a positive state of mind is becoming just as important as professional success or the pursuit of material wealth. Tranquini is a perfect compliment to this trend, as it provides the ability to remain focused and calm.” Ahmed Elafifi, Chief Relaxation Officer
Runner Benefit: Free Tranquini for runners and volunteers at our sponsored GreenRace events!
More Detail on Tranquini: www.tranquini.com
Title Race Apparel Partner
Another great GreenRace partner! Tsunami is focusing on local actions in Hong Kong that make a global difference. 90% of all Tsunami fabrics are made from Eco-fit™, a fabric that contains 50% Recycled PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) that is woven into different weights of polyester.
Volunteer Benefit: Free enviro-friendly tee for all GreenRace volunteers! Register here: thegreenrace.hk/volunteer
More Detail on Tsunami: www.tsunami-sport.com
Runner’s Fitness Partner
It’s not about what they do, it’s about what you do! DNAfit has been extremely supportive to GreenRace retreats and community efforts! DNA fit helps GreenRace runners unleash their natural potential! DNAFit is a simple saliva swab, taken at home (or anywhere!) and sent via the post.
Using our unique and easy to understand DNAFit reports, you’ll unlock an in-depth panel of genetic variants associated with fitness, nutrition and wellbeing to help you refine how you train, eat and live.
Runner Benefit: 10% off your next DNAfit testing for GreenRace runners. Just bring your bib or reg email along with you!
More Detail on DNAfit: www.dnafit.com
Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong based non-profit organization whose goal is ” to connect people in a broken world”. As their name suggests: crossroads, they bring together those in need and those who can help. CRF collect quality excess and second-hand goods from businesses and private donors, refurbishing them if necessary, and then distributing them to those in need, in Hong Kong and around the world.
More Detail on Crossroads: www.crossroads.org.hk
Together, Foodlink & GreenRace promote zero waste in Hong Kong by promoting the reduction of food waste and also helping those in need. Since 2001, Foodlink is a registered HK based charity committed to providing nutritious and healthy meals to needy people in Hong Kong, while simultaneously reducing wastage in the food service industry.
More Detail on Foodlink: www.foodlinkfoundation.
Race Venue Partner (Hong Kong Island)
The Glasshouse Restaurant is our unique Start/Finish venue for our annual ‘dust the cobwebs off’ Braemar GreenRace! They are making that extra effort to support our #gobottleless (including carboys!) initiative for our green events and working to connect in with Life Solutions to provide the highest quality filtered water for Braemar GreenRace. From some of the best coffee at Braemar Hill to a massive outdoor patio and barbecue area, we are sure all runners will immensely enjoy this event!
More Detail on Glasshouse: www.glasshouse.com.hk
RacePack Collection, Runner’s Nutrition & Hydration Partner
Gone Running supports unique GreenRace running retreats and also supplies our runners with the highest quality nutrition & endurance fuel… and does it with reusable / recyclable bins!
10% off instore purchases with race pack collection from GONE RUNNING.
An extra 5% off if you climb the stairs instead of taking the lift – saving about 100g of CO2 emissions!
LANTAU BASE CAMP
GreenRace Racepack Collection & Equipment Partner
LBC supports GreenRace with everything from tents to tables and water pumps allowing us share resources and consume less!
Official Water Provider
Life Solutions is our official water provider. With their state-of-the-art filtration systems, they can tap into virtually any water source to provide, clean, potable water. They provide a sustainable alternative to the carboys and bottles generally seen at races!
Life Solutions is offering 25% off their Domestic Water Filtration System-ULA75 and RO-Mini75. Details here.
Sustainable Hydration Bottle & Clothes Collection Partner
We super pleased to partner with Not Just a Bottle for our awards & GreenRace Events! These unique bottles are made of sustainably sourced one-piece bamboo from Vietnam. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing types of grass (yes, grass!) and can grow up to 30 meters and 15cm in diameter. Bamboo is normally harvested after 5 years and binds CO2 much faster than slow growing trees.
Helping Vietnam! Together we are also colleting clothing at all our GreenRace events and delivering unwanted items to Vietnamese children and communities in need. We can’t begin to express how super excited we are about this green community initiative!