About Us

Sowers Action Challenging 12 Hours

In 2000, Sowers Action organized the first “Challenging 12 Hours”, a charity marathon event with an aim to promoting education in rural regions. Since then, it has become one of the biggest annual trail events in Hong Kong.

Over 37,500 participants have took part in this event in the past 20 years, and the total fund raised was over HK$49 million. Last year, there were over 2,314 participants raising over HK$2.61 million as education donatoin

Objectives
  • Experience the hardships of students who need to walk long distances to school
  • Raise fund for Sowers Action projects for improving education and welfare for orphans and underprivileged children
  • Encourage public to do more exercise and enjoy the country parks of Hong Kong.
  • Provide a volunteer service platform for public to share happiness and contribute to the community.
Event Date

Sunday November 1, 2020

Fundraising Goals

Student Sponsorship and other education projects

2019 Challenging 12 Hours Donations Distribution

HKD 2,929,762.70

Funding for total of 1629 students, including

-1,529 high school student school fee sponsorship
-100 needy students with good grades with full school fee sponsorship and extra-curricular activities

2018 Challenging 12 Hours Donations Distribution

HKD 2,610,000.00
RMB 2,250,970.25    Rate 1.1595 (201903)

Funding for each high school student per year: RMB 1,500.00
Funding for total 1,507 students in 14 counties in Yunnan Province

 

Seq
Province
District
County
High Level 3(person)
High Level 2(person)
High Level 1(person)
Total(person)
Amount ¥(RMB)
1
Yunnan
Zhaotong
Ludian
50
45
36
131
196,500.00
2
Yanliang
48
38
30
116
174,000.00
3
Zhenxiong
72
58
46
176
264,000.00
4
Daguan
45
41
33
119
178,500.00
5
Qiaojia
45
41
33
119
178,500.00
6
Weixin
50
40
32
122
183,000.00
7
Suijiang
18
16
13
47
70,500.00
8
Yanjin
49
44
35
128
192,000.00
9
Zhaotong City District
54
49
39
142
213,000.00
10
Zhaoyang
36
32
26
94
141,000.00
Zhaotong Subtotal
467
404
323
1194
1,791,000.00
11
Lincang
Yongde
36
32
26
94
141,000.00
12
Linxiang District
18
16
13
47
70,500.00
13
Fengqing
40
36
29
105
157,500.00
14
Yun County
26
23
18
67
100,500.00
Lincang Subtotal
120
107
86
313
469,500.00
Total Amount(RMB)
2,260,500.00