scale-up, education and learning, children and youth, Impact Incubator

Training programme in distance running for youth to improve physical and mental health as well as to explore a career in the field


Riding on the success of the project “Youth.ROC” in 2016 supported by the SIE Fund, RunOurCity Foundation Limited is taking forward a new project which provides a three-year all-rounded distance running and youth development programme to improve the physical and mental health of young people, as well as to offer coach training and job opportunities to them.

A training programme for primary and secondary school students will be provided. It includes training in distance running, character-building activities, personal coaching, coaching skills, and coach practising opportunities. The programme comprises components in four levels:

  • Youth.ONE Fundamental Training offers a 3-month running programme. At the end of the training, the participants will be able to complete a 10km run.
  • Youth.ONE Club provides a 12-month running training covering five different areas of activities.
  • Youth.ONE Leadership/Assistant Coach is a 6 to 12 months' leadership or assistant coach training programme.
  • Youth.ONE Project Executive/Coach offers a 6 to 12 months' training on project management, coaching, problem-solving and communication skills.

Name of Organisation

RunOurCity Foundation Limited

Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

3 years (Active)

Expected Impact

  • To train 860 primary and secondary school students and at least 50% of them are expected to come from grassroots families
  • To train 30 youngsters to be running coaches


As at December 2020:

  • Recruited 300 students from 14 schools/NGOs and two public classes. Of the 300 students, 156 were from grassroots families
  • Provided training to 16 coaches
  • Organised “online-merge-offline personal coaching” sports programme and provided 9 training sessions to 293 students from 15 schools/NGOs