Learn about refugees living in Hong Kong as you and your team complete a hike in nature! Can your team make it to each checkpoint and correctly answer each question?

The Great Refugee Challenge: Holiday Edition is an experience that will help you to gain insight into the lives of refugees living in Hong Kong, while supporting RUN’s programmes for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers. Your team will embark on a short hike in Tai Tam, while answering questions about refugees along the way. The Challenge is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a fun and educational activity to complete together over the holiday season!

Our registration fees for the event are “give as you can”. Money raised from the Challenge will go towards our Pathways Programme to prepare our participants for a new life of safety and dignity beyond Hong Kong. This includes things like covering community sponsorship expenses (as determined by the Canadian government), flights, and warm clothing and other personal items.



Challenge Details

When: To be completed in your own time during 11 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Where: Tai Tam Family Walk & Reservoir (total distance of 4km)
Who: Teams/families of 4-6; suitable for ages 5+
Cost: By suggested donation ($500/$800/$1,000+ per team)
How to Participate:
1. Register your team.
2. Download the “Our Treasure Hunt” app (for iPhone or for Android). Before the Challenge begins, we’ll email you a code that unlocks the Great Refugee Challenge on the app.
3. Complete the challenge in your own time during 11th December – 8th January!
4. Join us for a wrap-up event on 6th January.



1. Is there a difference between the different registration fees?
There is no difference in your challenge experience based on the registration fees. Our goal in choosing a ‘give what you can’ structure is to fundraise for our programmes for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong, while making our event accessible to as many people as possible.

2. Can I give more than HK$1,000?
You can absolutely donate more than HK$1,000. When you register, you’ll have a chance to donate more. Thank you for your generosity!

3. Can I have more or fewer people on my team?
We recommend teams of 4-6 to make this a fun group experience, but you can do it with more or fewer people. If you have a larger group of people, consider splitting into multiple groups and making it a race!

4. Where can I find the Challenge route and/or questions?
The Challenge will be available on an app called Our Treasure Hunt. The app is free to use and you can download it for iPhone or for Android. Before the Challenge begins, we’ll email you a code that unlocks the Great Refugee Challenge on the app. There will also be a PDF version of the Challenge clues and questions.

5. Are there prizes?
Each team that completes the Challenge will receive a set of limited-edition RUN luggage tags. These same luggage tags are given to our participants when they leave Hong Kong to begin a new life abroad as part of our Pathways Programme, which we are fundraising for through this special event!

6. What if I can’t make it? Can I get a refund?
Registrations/donations are non-refundable.

7. My question isn’t listed here.
For more information, get in touch with Dani Cassidy at dani@runhk.org. Please note that the RUN office will be closed over the Christmas holidays. If the app is not working for any reason, you may also download a PDF version of the Challenge clues and questions to use.