Rope 100 Challenge
beYoureyeS October Newsletter
In October 2019, Lanjingling successfully held the first ever beYoureyeSRope 100 100km Relay Challenge, carried out 3 regular weekend activities, participated in 5 sport events, and arranged 2 Corporation Social Responsibility events.
REGULAR WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
beYoureyeS 186th-188thregular weakened running activities took place on October 13th, October 20th and October 27that Minhang Cultural Park, Century Park and New Hongqiao Greenland respectively.
The English corner became increasingly popular, with more and more Lanjingling joining to help others out, guiding them to conversate and speak English.
This month, Genquan joined the Lanjingling community as a visually impaired runner. Several elder enthusiasts have also joined the community recently to be guide runners and visually impaired runners, increasing the number of walking / jogging teams.
Corporate Social Responsibility Activities (CSR)
Chenhui attended the Dow Chemical Company’s event as the representative of beYoureyeS
In the afternoon of October 16th, Chenhui arrived at Dow Chemical Company as the representative of Lanjingling to attend the event “Q&A with Karen Carter, Chief Human Resource Executive of Dow Chemical Company”. The focus of this event is to share the ideology of Inclusion and Diversity Development with Dow Chemical Company. Chenhui shared his stories about Marathon running and love within the Lanjingling community.
Lanjingling run in Automn 2019 Disney Inspiration Run as Official Charity Partnership
On the 19thand 20thof October, Lanjingling participated in the Autumn 2019 Disney Inspiration Run as Official Charity Partner. Two days, 50 runners, 30 supporters. 80 in total participated this running event.
On the same day, Lanjingling promoted its “Sport Accessibility” ideology in tents provided by the Sponsor, guiding people to substantially feel and learn about the world from the perspective of people with visually impairement.
After race, Disney provided Lanjingling free tickets to Shanghai Disney Resort, giving Lanjingling runners the opportunity to get in touch of services and technologies that are designed to fit accessible purposes, and to fully experience the wonderous world of Disney Land.
2019 beYoureyeS Rope 100 100 km relay challenge was successfully held
The “Rope 100” Relay Challenge is an initiative created in 2019 by Lanjingling in partnership with Shanghai Blind Association, Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai Volunteer Service Foundation and Shanghai United Foundation. This sports fundraising event encourages visually impaired and unimpaired runners to form teams (Further categorized into corporate and public teams) of 10 participants and complete 100km relay running in 10 hours while raising funds from friends creatively. On October 7 from 8am to 6pm, Rope 100 was successfully held.
“Rope 100” is the first ever sports charity-fundraising 100km relay event , to fill the blanks of accessible and inclusive running events in China. “Rope 100” raises funds for Lanjingling's beYoureyeS series activities, to support people with visual impairments and other PwDs to better participate in public sports, and to advocate sports accessibility and volunteerism.
Total 24 relay team to challenge 100km in 10hours. 22 of 24 100km relay Teams completed the 100km challenge in 10 hours, 23 of 24 completed run in 10 hours. All of 3 Junior relay Teams completed the 10km challenge.
But this event was not just about running, there were also plentiful stirring performances by Lanjingling and speeches made by Lanjingling participants. Yes, it was a challenging sport event and a fund-raising charity event, but it’s also a welcoming and hospitable outing with friends and family, and the beginning of a hopeful and vibrant future of sport accessibility.
Getting ready for Shanghai Marathon
There are 19 Lanjingling teams in total signing up for the Shanghai Marathon this year. All teams are getting prepared in every possible occasion, for better cooperation, aiming for a guaranteed completion of the race.
Hongqiao Indoor Triathlon
On the 13thof October, members of Lanjingling participated the “Chimport and National Holiday Special” 2019 Hongqiao Triathlon Race which took place in the Hongqiao Aegean Sea Plaza.
Lanjingling participants, motivated by the exhilarating atmosphere and dynamic music, all fought hard and completed the race.
Shanghai Marathon 10km Elite match
On the 20thof October, two teams of Lanjingling organized themselves to join the Shanghai Marathon 10km Elite match. The team led by Qilin completed the run in just 00:53:01 and the team led by Yutao completed in 01:06:00
Shangshu Shanghu Half Marathon
On the 27thof October, Yutao and Lihao along with many guide runners, arrived at Changshu for Changshu Marathon. Through this race many Lanjingling surpassed their PB.
And most importantly, Lanjingling, with nearly 5 years of striving, had raised public awareness on the formerly overseen group of visually impaired individuals, letting more and more advocate and join the Lanjingling. With greets of shouts and screams along our way, we are gradually becoming the dazzling frontrunner of future accessible athleticism.
beYoureyeS is a local NGO founded in January 2015 in Shanghai, China. beYoureyeS is dedicated to promote sports accessibility, make it easier for visually impaired people to enjoy sports. Let everyone enjoy sports. Whether a visually impaired runner or unimpaired runner, all of our participants are called "Lanjingling".
Lanjingling conveys the spirit of our concept: our charity caters to a variety of sports, road running, swimming, cycling and triathlon, to list a few. With us, regardless of the physical impairment, those who wish to participate in a race, are able to.
We hope to see you soon on the track and let's do something together for sports accessibility.
Weekly beYoureyeS activity
Visually impaired trainer
Chenhui's sharing in Dow Chemical Company
Cross line together in Disney Run
Group photo in Disney Run
Accessibility Game for children and their family
Rope100 Blind children's rope skipping performance
Team cross line together in Rope 100
Top 3 Relay 100km Team in Rope 100
Rope 100 participating medals
Weekly Running Activity
Indoor Triathlon Race - 1
Indoor Triathlon Race - 2
Shanghai Marathon 10km Elite match
Shangshu Shanghu Half Marathon
Group Photo of Shangshu Shanghu Half Marathon