On your mark, get set, go … to Harrow International School Beijing (HISB) this Sunday (Apr 19) for Harrowthon, an annual charity run that brings together runners and spectators from all over Beijing. The event will include a 3K, a 5k, and a 10k race and will kick off with an aerobics warm-up led by the fun-loving group from Heyrobics.

Not into running? Not a problem. In conjunction with Harrowthon, this year the school will hold its first annual Health and Happiness Festival. The Health and Happiness Festival will feature a farmer’s market with over 60 stalls promoting different ways to enhance health and a variety of international foods to tempt every palate. For the little ones, there will be a bouncy castle, pony rides, face paintings, live animals, and a picture booth to commemorate the good times.

Last year’s Harrowthon raised over RMB 55,000 for local charity Alenah’s Home and this year HISB hopes to exceed that amount. Whether you’re a festival-goer or a racer, this event is open to the whole Beijing community. See below for details on how to take part in this worthy cause:

Where: Shunyi Villas and Pinnacle Plaza area, 287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District (just a 5 minute walk from Maquanying Station on Line 15, across from Scitech Premium Outlet Mall).
When: The Health and Happiness Festival runs from 9am to 1.30pm. If you are interested in racing, the Harrowthon begins at 10am with the Heyrobics-led warm-up beginning at 9.30am.
Cost: The race is RMB 100 for adults and RMB 50 for kids 18 and under (t-shirt included). The Health and Happiness Festival is free to attend. All proceeds from this event will go to Alenah's Home.
How to Register: To register for a race, visit www.harrowbeijing.cn

This article first appeared on beijingkids.

Photo courtesy of HISB


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