THE second Light The Night Run vertical race at The Parisian Macao’s half-scale Eiffel Tower was held on Saturday, raising funds for Macau-based charities while also serving as a source of fun for locals and visitors to the city.
Now a fixture on the Macau sporting calendar, the Light The Night Run challenges professional athletes and fitness fans to race the 750 steps up to the tower’s 37th floor observation deck finish line.
All registration fees for the event, which is part of a family fun and fitness weekend incorporating sport, wellness and health education, will be donated to Macau IC2 Association to sponsor its upcoming Art for Community event, and to Caritas Macau to allow its users with restricted mobility to gain free access to its stair climber service.
The Parisian Macao has again partnered with the General Association of Athletics of Macau, whose mission is to develop local sports and culture and promote the health of Macau citizens.
In the Tower Fun Run Group, Lok Chong Leng came in at a time of 5 minutes 46 seconds to be crowned male champion, while Lam Cho Teng put in 7 minutes 43 seconds to take the female title.
Over the weekend, The Parisian Macao also organized the Light The Night Run Wellness Fun Festival, a series of family events for everyone to enjoy, with wellness activities including yoga, meditation and workout sessions, as well as a chill-out zone with a kids’ playground, and other entertainment. Popular Hong Kong group MIRROR also performed at the event.
“Light The Night Run offers participants an opportunity to enjoy some physical activities while at the same time help[ing] raise funds for some very worthy local charities,” said Ruth Boston, senior vice president of marketing and brand management at Sands China, speaking at the presentation ceremony. “Plus, we wanted to include a range of fun, healthy events that the whole family could enjoy throughout the day, all set against the backdrop of the magnificent The Parisian Macao.”
“We are again grateful to the organizations, sponsors and participants who have made it possible. We hope it will inspire people here in Macau to adopt healthier lifestyles.”
All competitors received a memento from the day, with winners in each category awarded luxury getaways to The Parisian Macao, dining and spa vouchers and Cotai Water Jet round-trip tickets.