Over 100 students, staff and alumni from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) finished the competition in a sea of pink in the Gyeongju Cherry Marathon 2014 in South Korea on 5 April, demonstrating the sportsmanship and unity of the CityU Community.
One hundred and two students, staff and alumni ran the full marathon, half marathon, and the 10-kilometre or 5-kilometre races. The team was led by Professor Way Kuo, University President, and supported by the Eminence Society, a distinguished CityU alumni group.
Fan Ka-king, a student from the Department of Marketing, and Wong Wing-yee, a student from the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, won the fifth and sixth prizes in the women’s 10-kilometre race. They said it was such a memorable experience joining the University to Gyeongju and participating in a competition held under clouds of beautiful cherry blossoms.
CityU’s participation was arranged by an Organising Committee comprising colleagues from the Alumni Relations Office, Student Development Services, the Department of Management, the Human Resources Office, and Campus Development and Facilities Office. Mr Chan Ka-kui, CityU Council member, is the Honorary Advisor for this event.
The race in South Korea was part of the University’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
This was the second time that CityU formed a team to compete in a marathon outside of Hong Kong, following the Taipei Marathon in 2012.
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