"Rats in Central" overcome challenges and raise fund

By Tsui-see Au Yeung

It is the tenth year that "rats" were running around the skyscrapers in Central, this time joined by savage, minions and muscular supermen. Yesterday's Central Rat Race was a fun run held annually to raise money for mental health causes.

About 500 participants dressed up in costumes ran through obstacle courses, which symbolised the challenges faced by those working in the business centre. The highlight was a tough team relay with eight legs joined by members of various companies.

Participants said this charity event reflected what happened inside the tall buildings in Central: corporate employees work hand-in-hand to tackle the enormous pressure of Hong Kong's business world.

Children and representatives from mental-health-focused organisations competed in alternative races. The money raised would go to Mindset, a registered charity with goals to promote mental health and help people suffering from mental illness.


(Edited by Viola Zhou. Copy-edited by Joey Hung.)


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