DARK * RUN 2023 2200km Blind Running Across Japan
One day in 2009, Gary suddenly lost his sight. He chose to hide at home all day after this serious blow happened. He even gained 190 pounds during that dark period of life. Two years later, Gary received great encouragement from his friends and he decided to bounce back and turn over a new leaf in life. Since 2021, Gary has started his chapter of running. He competed in running challenge in Taiwan, Mainland, United States, etc. and become the first Hong Kong visually impaired runner and long-distance running coach.
Gary hopes to influence others to stay positive in a hard time with his story. He starts to fundraise for people in need through the long-distance running challenge. In 2023, He will lead a running team to challenge the “DARK*RUN 2200km Blind Running” again. They will run from Kagoshima in the south of Japan to Aomori in the north. The whole journey is divided into ten sections, four days per section, 50km per day. The goal is to raise 1 million Hong Kong dollars for Make-A-Wish Hong Kong to grant more life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and enrich their human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Departure Date: 14/10/2023
Start Date: 16/10/2023
Return Date: 25/11/2023
Organizer: Roly Poly Inclusion Sports Association
Beneficiary: Make-A-Wish Hong Kong