Virtual Rainbow Run Event VIRTUAL RAINBOW RUN Overview For GGHK this year, the Rainbow Run is a free-to-join event, and we welcome all participants, supporters and guests to take part in this event during 6th - 8th November. The Virtual Rainbow Run is open to everyone worldwide, and for those of you who may not be able to participate in GGHK this time, the Virtual Rainbow Run would be a great way for you to show your support! Simply go for your run whenever and wherever you are and send us your photos under the Five Elements Theme. Five Elements of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth Metal (Gold) Wood Water Fire Earth Symbolizing Unity in Diversity and Harmony LOCATIONS OF THE VIRTUAL RAINBOW RUN Metal (Gold): Lantau Island, Olympic Trail Established to mark the staging of the 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events in Hong Kong, Olympic Trail starts in Mui Wo on Lantau Island (ferry from Central) and finishes at the new town of Tung Chung next to the airport. Alternatively, take the train to Tung Chung and walk across to Mui Wo. There are plenty of F&B options in Tung Chung, and if you finish at Mui Wo, seafood restaurants and a pub on the waterfront. Wood: Aberdeen Country Park, Hong Kong Island Head up to Wan Chai Gap Park and walk down to Aberdeen via the Aberdeen Reservoir to enjoy the quiet serenity of the countryside so close to the urban area. If you really feel like a challenge, start at Wan Chai Gap Road on Kennedy Road and enjoy the steep walk up to get the heart pumping! Water: Lamma Island Take the ferry to either Sok Kwu Wan or Yung Shue Wan and walk up and over the island to enjoy views of the South China Sea and catch a glimpse of island life. Known for its laid-back vibe, there are seafood restaurants at either end of the walk … but most can be found at Sok Kwu Wan. Fire: Shing Mun Reservoir and Shing Mun Redoubt Accessed via taxi or mini-bus from Tsuen Wan MTR station, this route takes visitors around a picturesque dam that is especially scenic during autumn. For those interested in history, the ruins of the nearby Shing Mun Redoubt provide a fascinating glimpse of the Gin Drinker’s Line, a major defensive installation during World War 2 and a scene of some heavy fighting. Earth: Black’s Link, Hong Kong Island Starting opposite Wan Chai Gap Park, this pedestrian road is a lovely place for a leisurely afternoon stroll to take in the views over the crowded Wan Chai skyline as well as the quieter southern shores of Hong Kong Island and beyond.