- The Goodman Magic Mile raised HK$2.5 million to provide home-improving services to more than 250 vulnerable households
- A total of 46 organisations and over 930 runners raced up the truck ramp at Goodman Westlink, a brand-new sustainable logistics landmark in Tuen Mun
- The event showcased Goodman's partnership with local green NGOs to promote long term sustainability
HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 9 May 2023 - Making a triumphant return after a three-year hiatus, the iconic Goodman Magic Mile Charity Run took place last Sunday (7 May) at the brand-new state-of-the-art Goodman Westlink logistics facility in Tuen Mun. The event attracted 46 organisations and over 930 runners, raising a record-breaking HK$2.5 million — 2.5 times the HK$1 million target.
All funds will go to Habitat for Humanity's ('Habitat') 'Project Home Works' community program to help improve the living conditions of 250 vulnerable households in Hong Kong. Around 30% of the supported households will be within the Tuen Mun area where the Goodman Westlink property is located, directly contributing to the local community.
The unique running event saw participants scale the building's mile-long truck ramp, from the ground floor to the rooftop green garden — the equivalent of running the distance of Lion Rock Tunnel. The event consisted of three runs, one of which was the Magic Mile Challenge, where Tom Croagh won the men's race and Tina Choy was crowned women's champion, with the winning times of 00:22:53 and 00:26:32 respectively.
In addition to providing participants with a unique race track, the Goodman Magic Mile Charity Run shared the sustainability focus of the Goodman Westlink development. The event partnered with two local NGOs, BottLess and The Green Earth, to promote sustainability and implemented several environmental initiatives. Among these initiatives was the elimination of 4,000 single-use items that participants would have otherwise consumed during the event.
Participants were also invited to join Habitat's onsite Home Improvement workshop at the event. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn about various types of tools and renovation methods that Habitat and its volunteers will use when improving the living conditions for vulnerable households.
Kristoffer Harvey, CEO Greater China, Goodman Group said: "We are thrilled with the tremendous support for the event, and to have more than doubled our fundraising target. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring back the Magic Mile Charity Run this year and we could not have achieved these amazing results without the overwhelming support of our participants and corporate partners. We would like to express our special thanks to our founding sponsors CBRE and ING, who have been major sponsors since 2012 as well as CR Construction and JLL, who are our double platinum sponsors this year.
Harvey added: "The participants were excited about the event this year because it was their first time racing at Goodman Westlink, our latest sustainable logistics facility in Hong Kong. It was a unique experience to run up Hong Kong's newest logistics building for a good cause, and we are proud to bring people and resources together to make a meaningful difference for the community."
Jo Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, said: "We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Goodman Group for hosting this event as we work to make a positive impact in our community. Habitat has already started using the funds to support local households in need. As of today, we have already served 79 families through repairs, renovation, deep cleaning and de-cluttering."
- CR Construction Company Limited
- Jones Lang LaSalle Limited
- Alter Domus HK
- CBRE Advisory Hong Kong Limited
- Chun Sing Engineering Company Limited
- DP World Asia Holdings Limited
- ING Bank N.V. Hong Kong Branch
- Shun Cheong Building Services Limited
- Union Contractors Limited
- Well State Asia Limited
- Allen & Overy
- Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
- JEB Group
- Keytop Parking (HK) Limited
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Knight Frank
- NWS Holdings Limited
- Savills (Hong Kong) Limited
- Tricor Services Limited
- Wong Tung & Partners Limited
- APG Investments Asia Limited
- Aurex Group Hong Kong Limited
- Baker & McKenzie
- BS Engineering & Consultancy Company Limited
- Colliers International (Hong Kong) Limited
- David S.K. Au & Associates Ltd.
- DBI Beijing Visual Technology Co., Ltd.
- DNA Recruit Partners Limited
- G4S Secure Solutions (HK) Limited
- The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
- Inspire Construction Limited
- Jardine Engineering Corporation
- Leighton Asia
- Linnovate Partners Ltd.
- Mayer Brown
- OCBC Wing Hang Bank
- PERSOLKELLY Hong Kong Ltd.
- Simon Reid-Kay & Associates
- The Express Lift Company Ltd.
- The Hoffman Agency
- Avanti Media Ltd
- Don't Believe In Style
- E&R Produce Ltd
- KOKO Coffee Roasters
- Maple Design Consultant Engineering Limited
- Maxim’s Group
- Maxim’s Catering Services
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Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the Americas. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited, Goodman Industrial Trust and Goodman Logistics (HK) Limited, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: GMG) and one of the largest listed specialist investment managers of industrial property and business space globally.
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The Goodman Foundation
The Goodman Foundation aims to improve the quality of life, standard of living and health of people across the communities where Goodman operates. Its focus is on social change and improving the lives of those living with disadvantage in our community by providing practical assistance by way of capital expenditure for equipment, funding of programs and projects, warehousing or office space or the expertise of our people. In addition to receiving a Foundation grant, many of our community partners, benefit from fundraising and volunteer support from Goodman employees in our good+heart program along with regular payroll donations through the Goodman good+deeds workplace giving program.
The Goodman Foundation is represented across Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, Europe, USA and Brazil.
Through our strategic partnerships with charities, the Goodman Foundation is Building+Communities and making a meaningful difference to the lives of disadvantaged people and vulnerable communities.
For more information please visit www.goodman.com/foundation
Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong
Driven by the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 in the U.S. as a grassroots effort. The housing organisation has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Habitat works locally in Hong Kong and across the Asia and Pacific region, to help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Financial assistance and volunteers from Hong Kong have contributed to Habitat supporting more than 46 million people globally. Through shelter, we empower. To find out more about our work, visit our website www.habitat.org.hk