APAO Fund-raising Run

Stay healthy during the ongoing global pandemic not only means taking prevention measures, but also means running safely. The year, we move APAO Fund-raising Run ONLINE.

Virtual Dates:

From 1 to 31 August 2021 virtual race participants can complete a minimum of 3K mileage on the route and time of their choosing. Participants are encouraged to run daily or in multiple days within 1 to 31 August 2021 and upload their records to accumulate their mileage.

Upload Mileage:

You can simply upload your record through the registration page. All records should be submitted not later than 31 August 2021 23:59 GMT+8.

Participants have to use the below GPS-enabled mobile devices/apps to record the mileage gained. The mileage record uploaded must clearly show the date, distance, duration and route. The Organiser regrets that records from running machines/treadmills will not be accepted.

Participants have to record a minimum of 1 kilometre per each time of upload. However, there is no maximum limit on the number of uploads throughout the event period.

You are encouraged to take pictures of the beautiful scenery of the route, or photos of your good self and upload to us so that we can share the joy with the other participants.

Registration:

Participants are required to complete the online registration form (https://congress.apaophth.org), settle the registration fee (US $30) online before 30 July 2021 in order to participate in the APAO 2021 Virtual Fund-raising Run. The donation raised will be settled after the congress, latest by 31 September 2021.

Prizes and Awards:

Participants are divided into four categories:

  • Young Ophthalmologists (40 years)
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Senior Ophthalmologists (≥65 years)
  • Non-Ophthalmologists

All participants who finished the 3k distance and uploaded the record to us will receive a certificate.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Race Awards

Young Ophthalmologists
Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k
Ophthalmologists
Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k
Senior Ophthalmologists
Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k
Non- Ophthalmologists
Fastest Male and Fastest Female finishing the first 3k
Young Ophthalmologists
Male and Female with highest milage finished
Ophthalmologists
Male and Female with highest milage finished
Senior Ophthalmologists
Male and Female with highest milage finished
Non- Ophthalmologists
Male and Female with highest milage finished

Fundraising Awards

Top Individual Fundraising Award – Young Ophthalmologist
Top Individual Fundraising Award –Ophthalmologist
Top Individual Fundraising Award – Senior Ophthalmologist
Top Individual Fundraising Award – Non- Ophthalmologist
Top Fundraising Award – Group

The winner of the above awards will be awarded a complimentary registration of the next APAO Congress. Riding on the 60th Anniversary celebration of APAO, participants finishing over 6.0k miles or 60k miles, will be awarded a special edition of certificate! The winners will be announced during the Congress period, exact time will be announced in the later stage.

The Beneficiary

This year, all donations raised will be used to support one of the APAO standing committee – “AI & Digital Innovation Standing Committee”. The objective of the AI and Digital Innovation Standing Committee is to support APAO and our member societies in the development and the use of AI tools to enhance the quality of eye care and to improve patient outcomes.