APAO Fundraising Run

 

In the past 2-3 years, due to tightened international border restrictions, all friends and colleagues in the ophthalmology community were not able to physically meet each other. We are Back” is the theme of the APAO Fundraising Run in APAO 2023, the first physical congress since the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through running, we hope continuously to transmit a message of determination to promote the science and art of ophthalmology among all nations in the region.

Categories:

  1. Longest distance/Run to KL: Participants can start run at their own countries and accumulate their distance, Jan 25 to Feb 25
  2. 3km challenge at KLCC Park, Feb 22-25

* Participants have the options to take part in one or both categories.

 

Bonus Mission

Participants are welcome to post their photos and videos on the APAO Fundraising Facebook Fan Page.

The post that received the largest number of likes will get the Fitbit Versa 3.


Progress Record
(Updated as of Feb 3, 2023)

Individual – Highest Mileages Result  (Male)

Individual – Highest Mileages Result (Female)

Individual – Total Amount of Donation

Group – Highest Mileages Result (KM)

Group – Total Amount of Donation


Individual/Team Participants

Individual Team
4 categories:

– Young Ophthalmologists (aged ≤ 40)

– Ophthalmologists (aged 41 – 64)

– Senior Ophthalmologists (aged ≥ 65)

– Non-Ophthalmologists

Composed of at least 8 people
Application Fee: US$30

Recommended Donation Amount: US$30

Gift for Mission Completed:

  1. Finisher Medal
  2. APAO 2023 Fundraising Run T-shirt

(First-come-first-served)

  1. Digital Certificate
Application Fee: US$30/head

Recommended Donation Amount: US$500

Gift for Mission Completed:

  1. Finisher Medal
  2. APAO 2023 Fundraising Run T-shirt

(First-come-first-served)

  1. Digital Certificate

Registration

Registration for the APAO 2023 Fundraising Run opens on Jan 9. Participants are required to be paid delegates of the APAO 2023 Congress, and they have to complete the online registration form and settle the registration fee (US$30) through the congress system. Participants have the options to take part in “Run to KL”, “3KM Challenge” or both categories.

Upload Mileage

Runners need to upload their running records to accumulate mileage. Please simply upload the records through the page https://airtable.com/shr4u5GOqpHU6jezi by using the below GPS-enabled mobile devices/apps to show the mileage accumulated, and must clearly include the date, distance, duration, and route.

Participants are required to record a minimum of 1K per upload. However, there is no limit on uploads throughout the event period. Participants are encouraged to take pictures of the beautiful scenery of the route, or photos of themselves and upload to share the joy!

The organizer regrets that records from running machines/treadmills will not be accepted. All records should be submitted not later than Feb 25, 12:00 (GMT+8).

Shirt Order

Shirt order will be closed by Jan 13. Shirt size is as below. Collection of the shirt will be available from Feb 22.

Prizes and Awards

Participants who finished a minimum of 3K run with track record will receive a certificate/medal, which can be collected at the Fundraising Run counter. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Awards Categories Details Prize
Race Awards Young Ophthalmologists Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k Complimentary registration for the next APAO Congress
Ophthalmologists Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k
Senior Ophthalmologists Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k
Non- Ophthalmologists Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k
Young Ophthalmologists Male and Female with highest milage finished Complimentary registration for the next APAO Congress
Ophthalmologists Male and Female with highest milage finished
Senior Ophthalmologists Male and Female with highest milage finished
Non- Ophthalmologists Male and Female with highest milage finished
Group Group with highest milage finished Cultural Party Ticket of the APAO 2023 Congress x 8
Fundraising
Awards
Top Individual Fundraising Award

– Young Ophthalmologist

Complimentary registration for the next APAO Congress
Top Individual Fundraising Award

–Ophthalmologist

Top Individual Fundraising Award

– Senior Ophthalmologist

Top Individual Fundraising Award

– Non- Ophthalmologist

Top Fundraising Award

– Group

Cultural Party ticket

of the APAO 2023 congress x 6

The Beneficiaries

This year, donations raised will be used to support Princess Elizabeth National School for Special Education in Malaysia and APAO Young Ophthalmologist (YO) activities.

Princess Elizabeth National School for Special Education

APAO Young Ophthalmologist Activities

APAO YO Committee are taking up leadership roles in creating educational opportunities for the peers aged under 40. Through exchange, opportunities, and events, we are facilitating a symbiotic relationship among young ophthalmology in Asia and Pacific.