Long Ducker is one of the charitable traditions taken from Harrow School in England. Every year at Harrow, boys, teachers, Old Harrovians and parents combine to organise and undertake a charity sponsored run, the Long Ducker. Now in its eighth year, the Hong Kong version usually takes place annually along a 16km route on the MacLehose trail that runs immediately behind the School. The alternative 8km Short Ducker & Mini Ducker, allows participation of the whole school community.
On Saturday 13th March 2021, we hope the Harrow Hong Kong community will join us in completing the Virtual Long Ducker! Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the event will take place virtually instead, and we hope to continue the success of the Virtual Long Ducker 2020. We wish for this event to enable the community to come together, albeit virtually, in celebration of our School Charities.
Therefore, we would like the community to travel the following distance of their choice. This could be completed in a variety of ways, walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, rowing and swimming to name a few; we encourage you to be as inventive with how you complete this virtual version of the Ducker! To help inspire the imagination, there will even be a prize for the most creative Ducker!
At the end of the chosen distance, each participant must be able to provide evidence of the distance completed and the date. This could be done by using any tracking device, pedometer, Fit Bit, Apple watch or MapMyRun-style app. Google Earth is a great resource if you would like to plan out the distance prior to the challenge.
The Categories are:
Long Ducker Year 6-13 Pupils: 16km / 10miles / 22,000 steps
Short Ducker Year 1-13 Pupils: 8km / 5 miles / 11,000 steps
Mini Ducker EYC Pupils: 1km / 0.62 miles / 2,700 steps
(Units, where necessary, have been rounded up for ease of calculation.)
All staff, pupils & their families from those in the Early Years to the oldest in Year 13, can run/walk/cycle/swim/etc and all be part of the Virtual Long Ducker Day on Saturday 13th March 2021.
Help us continue our largest fundraiser event of the year. Our support matters to our Beneficiaries!
Friends of the Earth
Watchdog Early Education Centre
Children's Medical Foundation
Sai Kung Stray Friends
FUNDRAISE - Whilst last year’s Virtual Long Ducker focused on bringing the community together virtually during these challenging times, we hope that this year we can also consider creative ways to support our School Charities through fundraising as well as bringing awareness to their causes. Now more than ever, our charities are in desperate need of our support.
If you are participating in the Virtual Long Ducker, you can create your own fundraising page with a profile photo and a short message to invite friends to support you by donating to your page. Click on Start Fundraising to create your personalised pages.
Furthermore, Upper School pupils will be invited to join their House teams, and there will be a competition to see which House can raise the most funds. Choose the House Team that you are in (listed on the leaderboard below), click to go to the House Team Fundraising Page, and click on "Join".
The School will donate HKD1000 to the charity of the winning House who are the highest fundraisers; the House will also receive a trophy! We will also hold a competition to see which two pupils in the Lower School and Upper School can raise the most funds for our School Charities. The School will donate HKD1000 to the charities of the two winning pupils.
DIRECT DONATIONS - Click on the green "Donate Now" button.