On the day of the run, participants showed up with vibrant energy, ready to take up the challenge and attempt to run their set target of laps. The run commenced at 8:30am and lasted until 10am. For the entire 60 minutes that each participant ran, it was clear that everyone was giving their best – running along with upbeat music and encouraging their friends. Mr Francis Bell claimed the title of the “Greatest Runner” the third time and Ui Ogino (5 CKS) reclaimed the title of “Greatest Student” for the second time. Michael Buchanan (5 CKS) is this year’s “Top Fundraiser”, second time winner. Congratulations to Mr Francis Bell, Ui and Michael!
It is estimated that up to 8.8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean from coastal communities each year. 2019 has been a year of the “no plastic” initiative and with the collaboration with Interact Club CCA, plastic cups were replaced with reusable water bottles and metal straws were sold at their booth. This eco-friendly collaboration between the Ambassadors and Interact Club CCA not only achieves advocating a plastic-free lifestyle but also shows the fact that large-scale events can also move away from the usage of plastic.
The Colour Fiesta took place after the run, and was definitely a highlight to many. The fatigue and nervousness from the run was seemingly nowhere in sight as the students began to throw colour powder at each other. The myriad of colours against the white T shirts of the participants was a beautiful sight! The charity run not only raised funds for a cause, but served as an enjoyable event for the students of ACS (International).
As an Ambassador, Choice to Run was an extremely valuable experience to me. Not only did I have the opportunity to serve the school and give back, but I was also able to make new friends and adopt new skills along the way. After seeing the project comes to life from our proposal, I am extremely proud of what we have achieved as a team and it was a truly humbling experience! I would like to thank all the Ambassadors, Peer Leaders and volunteers for the contribution and the hard work over the course of the last few months.
Green Up with Choice to Run was an immense success thanks to all the participants, volunteers, organisers and sponsorship from Parent School Partners and HVMC. Thank you for making the choice to run!
Madeline Choi, 5 TCT
Deputy Head of 15th Prefectorial Board/Head of Ambassadors