The BBGV Fun Run was once again a fantastic event with hundreds of children, parents, teachers and friends of the BIS community coming out in force to show their support for this wonderful charity fundraiser.
On behalf of BBGV we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all those who participated for making the 17th Fun Run for Charity successful. Over 10,000 runners and walkers participated to raise a total gross amount of approximately 1,000,000,000 VND to support local Vietnamese charities. The charity fund will be allocated to charities over the coming year, helping to improve the lives of many across Vietnam.
And a huge congratulations to our winners! Well done to everyone who took part but a special well done to our amazing BIS students (and Mr Spalton of course!) who were the first to cross the finish line!
Special congratulations to 1st Sid Gai, 2nd Brendan Nguyen and 3rd Matthew Grimshaw.
For more photos from the event, please visit our photo gallery.
About BBGV Charity Fun Run
This annual event allows you to have fun with your friends and family and also participate in an event which raises much needed funding for disadvantaged people throughout Vietnam.
Since the first Fun Run took place in 2000 the BBGV has raised almost 9 billion VND to benefit charities across Vietnam. Over the years, 85,000 participants have taken part in this high profile event.
This year they expect around 10,000 runners (and walkers!) to take part and their aim is to raise 1 billion VND that will support charitable Vietnamese causes. They give priority to projects which meet the needs of disadvantaged children and the elderly and also to projects that have an educational dimension.
- Date: Sunday 24 September 2017
- Venue: Tan Trao, Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC
- Registration: As BIS HCMC is a Diamond Sponsor, registration is free for up to 1000 BIS HCMC participants! Registration will commence on 11th September 2017 at 8:00am. Visit your campus Cashier and collect your participation bib.
- BIS Group Photo: 7.30am – look out for the BIS HCMC banners directing you to the group photo area.
- Race Starts: 8.00am
- BIS Event T-shirts: Please wear the BIS HCMC Event T-shirt - see image below. These are available at each campus at a subsidised cost of VND 100,000 (subject to availability). Participants can either purchase a new t-shirt or wear their t-shirt from last year.
Please be aware that parents are responsible for transport to and from the event. Parents are also responsible for their own children on the day as, although there will be BIS HCMC staff present, many staff will be participating in this event.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the Fun Run for what I am sure will be a worthwhile morning.
Philip Husband, Director of Sport/Head of Secondary PE