Rules and Regulations

Gerenal Terms

  1. Participants must study the rules and regulations listed below carefully. Participants who complete the registration process agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the event.
  2. Organiser reserves the right to cancel the registration of any participants if they have failed to meet Hong Kong Law and the requirements under the rules and regulations. Organiser reserves the right to contact participants by email or other means for any additional information required for their registration.
  3. The Event starts at 0:00 a.m. on 1 April 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 31 April 2022, Hong Kong local time (i.e. GMT+8), (“the Event period”). Organiser reserves the right to change the Event period when deemed appropriate.
  4. Participants understand and agree that participation in the Event is voluntary and at the own risk of participants. Each participant agrees to absolve the Organiser, Event Producer and any sponsor and/or supporting organizations from any and all liabilities arising from bodily injuries, accidents, death or other losses during or caused by travelling to and from the event venue during in the event or whatsoever reason.
  5. Participants should be aware of and understand the risks involved and the degree of fitness required for the hike. Any participant who is pregnant, tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, or suffering from any chronic disease such as heart disease or high blood pressure should not participate in the event. The Organiser reserves the right to disallow / disqualify any person who is known or in the sole discretion of the Organiser, who appears or is suspected to be physically unfit to participate in the event.

For All Hikers

  1. Each participant may only take part in one category at each Hike (Team / Individual).
  2. All individual or team entries must submit an enrollment form with correct data; each hiker must agree to, and sign the Disclaimer at the time of submission.
  3. The Organiser will constantly provide update information about the event by email. All hikers are required to provide a valid email address for communication. Failure to do so may result in missing information dispatched by the Organiser.
  4. The Organiser has absolute discretion over the acceptance of enrollments and the ranking of all participants. In case of disputes, decision of the Organiser will be final.
  5. Participants who wish to change their particulars after registration may do so by sending email to hike@hospicecare.org.hk on or before 25 March 2022.
  6. Upon submitting the enrollment form, an applicant agrees to accept all Terms and Conditions and agree to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated, and also to those that maybe later introduced by the Organiser to ensure a smooth operation of the event.
  7. Hikers must ensure that they are physically fit to participate in the event. The Organiser takes no responsibility of participants’ health condition before and after the event.
  8. Results of Net Time of individuals and teams will be announced within 7 days after the event on the event’s website with no separate notifications to individual hikers. Nevertheless, awardees will receive notification of results and invitation to the Award Presentation Ceremony by email after all qualifications for awards are cleared.
  9. Participants may purchase insurance on their own as necessary.
  10. The Organiser reserves the rights to remove ingenuine records and disqualify the participants from attaining any rewards without prior notice.
  11. For Hong Kong participants, please comply with latest social distancing measures by HKSAR Government.
  12. Awards will only be given to teams or individuals who have raised a certain amount of donation on or before Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

For Team Leaders

  1. Please keep your teammates informed of the information provided by the Organiser.
  2. Where sponsors/team members have NOT provided email addresses, receipt(s) will be emailed to participants / team leaders for distribution. We politely urge participants (individuals/team leaders /members) to copy their sponsor list for later distribution.
  3. As a team leader, you are responsible for managing your team’s “Participant Account” at the Hike for Hospice Website and keeping your account information and password secure. Please update your team’s details if necessary and submit your result via your account after completing your hike.

For Virtual Hikers

  1. All participants/teams can start registering online for “Hike for Hospice” on 1 February 2022. Please complete the hiking trails you may choose upload the results on “Participant Dashboard” during the period from 1 April to 30 April 2022.
  2. No record submitted before the deadline will be considered as incomplete race and will not be given e-certificates and awards.  All kinds of paid donation are non-refundable.
  3. Hiker must complete hiking course in its entirety in single attempt during the event period.
  4. Participants use a mobile application with pedometer function (e.g. Runkeeper, TrailWatch, Strava, Garmin, Nike NRC etc.) and record with date, time and distance, then take screenshots of the results and upload to your personal/team account at the Hike for Hospice website. 

For In-person Hikers

  1. Participants who start the hike before the Gun Time (official starting time) will be disqualified for the Speed Awards.
  2. Hikers disqualified for the Speed Awards are still qualified for the Fundraising Awards.
  3. Teams found to have taken shortcuts will be disqualified for the Speed Awards.
  4. Since there is no chip bib timing system this year, participants must bring your own mobile phone with a GPS tracking app installed to record your speed, time and distance (you must activate it at the beginning of the hike)
  5. Please submit your result via your personal or team’s account at the Hike for Hospice Website after completing your hike. If you are not able to do so, please upload the screen capture of your hiking result by Whatsapp to our number +852 9635-5001
  6. Participants who have fever, respiratory symptoms or sudden loss of taste or smell should not attend the Hike and should seek medical advice as soon as possible.
  7. Should the event be postponed or cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser, the Organiser shall bear no further responsibility and/or liability thereafter; all donations paid will not be refundable.
  8. The event will go virtual if the Organiser is unable to obtain permission from the relevant authorities to organise an in-person event due to COVID-19 or other unpredictable factors.

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