The EGG Walkathon Welcomes Team Shanghai Sunrise!

May 9, 2018

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Hello Sunrise Family! Just checking in to let you know about this Saturday's EGG Walkathon. For the first time ever, we will have a Shanghai Sunrise Team! They will walk 50 km in 12 hours to raise funds to support our organization. What superstars! Meet the team here....

 

 

If you would like, you can help them reach their target by scanning the QR code below and making a small donation. Any spare change in your WeChat wallet would be hugely appreciated by the Walkers and our Sunrise team!

 

Meet The Team!

 

Meet Beecher

 

1) Why are you participating in the Walkathon? Participating to help raise money for Shanghai Sunrise

2) Any recommended jams or soundtrack to walk to? First song, "500 Miles" by the Proclaimers because it talks about walking a long long way. the second song will be "It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll" because it is indeed going to be a long way...

3) What is your favourite walk in Shanghai? West Bund! Can't beat it! Really world class walking trail, wonderful river views and amazing Shanghai scenery. Can start at Xupu bridge and walk all the way to the mouth of Suzhou creek down at the Bund.

4) What motivates you to walk? Motivated by wanting to successfully complete the challenge of the Walk-a-thon!

5) What's your training regime for a 50km Walkathon? Walk over 10,000 steps every day in the preceding two months and go on at least 2 x 4 hour walks per week raising that to 2 x 5 hour walks per week in the last two weeks. Not sure if it will be enough....

6) If not for charity, name one other thing that would motivate you to walk 50km! Personal challenge

 

Meet Benson

 

1) Why are you participating in the Walkathon? I think it's a meaningful thing to do. I like to take the challenge and believe we will have fun during the walk and can complete as a team in the end.

2) Any recommended jams or soundtrack to walk to? 50KM may need a lot of music, I have 300+ songs in my phone can play randomly.

3) What is your favourite walk in Shanghai? Between office and home. Walk every working day and get very familar with those strees and shops.

4) What motivates you to walk? Healthy, one way of leisure.

5) What's your training regime for a 50km Walkathon? No training. Plan to break it into 4-5 short journey. May have 15-30 mins rest after each 2-3 hours walk.

6) If not for charity, name one other thing that would motivate you to walk 50km! Challenge myself to see how good I am.

 

Meet Raymond & Wei Jie

 

1) Why are you participating in the Walkathon? 

Wei Jie: My Wife

Raymond: Wei Jie and his wife

2) Any recommended jams or soundtrack to walk to? Wei Jie: My wife’s clubbing playlist, lots of tunes from avicii.

3) What is your favourite walk in Shanghai? 

Wei Jie: Danshui Road

4) What motivates you to walk? 

Wei Jie: My wife!

Raymond: Wei Jie and his wife

5) What's your training regime for a 50km Walkathon? 

Wei Jie: When Raymond runs in the gym, I run

6) If not for charity, name one other thing that would motivate you to walk 50km! 

Wei Jie: Once again, my wife!

Raymond: Wei Jie and his wife

 

 

Meet Charlie

 

1) Why are you participating in the Walkathon? 

I just interested in this activity. It also helps to my exercise.

2) Any recommended jams or soundtrack to walk to? I prepared a lot of songs. EDM(Electronic Dance Music) is really nice!

3) What is your favourite walk in Shanghai? 

Binjiang, Xuhui. West Bund is a good place to release yourself.

4) What motivates you to walk? 

My own health.

5) What's your training regime for a 50km Walkathon? 

I think I don’t need a special training~

6) If not for charity, name one other thing that would motivate you to walk 50km! 

Extreme sport.

 

 

 

Meet Aaron

1) Why are you participating in the Walkathon? It's an event that can help others and at the same time is fun to do with a team.

2) Any recommended jams or soundtrack to walk to? I like to listen to fast-paced upbeat music that gets me going on a good rhythm

3) What is your favourite walk in Shanghai? The Sheshan area in Songjiang is beautiful with view of mountain, rows of trees, and small rivers. It makes the walk very enjoyable!

4) What motivates you to walk? I’m motivated by the thought of improving my health, staying fit, and getting my metabolism going with the adrenaline from exercise.

5) What's your training regime for a 50km Walkathon? Not much training involved. Just practicing the mind for longer endurance. Will break up the walk into segments for mini breaks in between.

6) If not for charity, name one other thing that would motivate you to walk 50km! Just want to check off one of my to-do list of the year so I can find new challenges to overcome.

 

About The EGG Walkathon

 

 

The Egg Walkathon is a traditional fundraising event organized by the Shanghai United Foundation every year where volunteers walk 50 Km (30 miles) within 12 hours. The original concept of this fundraiser was to provide an egg a day for underprivileged children in rural China, but today the goal has grown and the efforts now support all kinds of services to children, including nutrition and health, social assimilation, safety and protection, and education and learning. 

 

Thank you to the Shanghai United Foundation and the EGG Walkathon organizers for inviting Shanghai Sunrise to participate!

 

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