Saigon Cyclo Challenge 2016 -- Saturday, 19 March 2016
16th Annual Cyclo Race for Children’s Charity returns with more excitement!
HCMC, 10 March 2016 -- Saigon Children’s Charity (SCC), a long standing organisation supporting education for disadvantaged children in Vietnam, unveiled its plans today for the 2016 Saigon Cyclo Challenge – a unique sporting event in HCMC taking place from 12–6pm on Saturday March 19th 2016 at Celadon City (Tan Phu district). With the VIP attendance of Consuls General from the UK and Australia, and the presence of well-known singer and model, Ms. Vu Ha Anh, who is this year’s Saigon Cyclo Challenge Event Ambassador, the event promises lots of exciting competitions and many attractive prizes.
Mr. Alain Cany, Country Chairman of Jardine Matheson in Vietnam and Chairman of SCC’s Board of Trustees stated: “With support from both international and domestic companies and organsiations, the Saigon Cyclo Challenge is a very meaningful annual fundraising and team-building event, providing more opportunities for disadvantaged children in Vietnam to get access to schools, education and training. First held in 2001, the Saigon Cyclo Challenge has attracted over 21,000 participants and raised over US$720,000 to assist disadvantaged children and young people in Vietnam.”“With the support of various donors including many corporates, we aim to provide 2500 scholarships and build 16 more schools in Vietnam in 2016”, Alain added.
In this year’s competition, there are several seasoned teams who have raced each other in previous years, including Caravelle Saigon, Hoang Long Hoan Vu, Celadon City, Pizza Hut, Schindler, Atlas and Nutrifort. The course will also see the arrival of a few newbie teams and brands such as Great Eastern Life, Guardian, and APG UK Alumni.
On 19th March, teams will participate in team challenges which portray the experiences of a disadvantaged family that receives support from Saigon Children’s Charity. Many exciting prizes for winning teams include a boat trip from Saigon Boat, food vouchers from Time Bistro, SabuKichoo, Hoang Yen, Detective Games from Escape Hunt and Galaxy Cinema tickets.
In addition to the prize for the best dressed cyclo - a Creative Training voucher from Toa Tau and Food Voucher from Rôu Vegetarian restaurant, there is also a Cheerleading competition for sponsors’ teams with a prize of food vouchers from Nem and Game On Sports Pub.
Spectators can participate in activities organized by Saigon Flea Market, a Kid Zone with participation from KizCiti, Santa Fe Relocation and Jett-Cycles,and a Main Raffle as well as enjoying food and beverage provided by Pizza Hut, Time Bistro, Rôu (vegetarian), Magners Cider, La Vie and the Caterers.
Spectators can also contribute to SCC by buying raffle tickets, which will be on sale for 50,000 VND/each. Enticing examples of top raffle prizes include: 2 return tickets to Hong Kong provided by Cathay Pacific, a voucher for two nights stay at the luxurious resort Banyan Tree Lang Co, a 2 night stay at the Salinda Resort in Phu Quocincluding return flights on Vietjet Air, and a Jett Cycles bicycle.
Register for FREE tickets through Ticketbox:
- Register for e-ticket from Ticketbox https://ticketbox.vn/event/16th-saigon-cyclo-challenge-60015/34082
- Exchange e-ticket with the Print Ticket from 11.30 am 19.3.2016 at Celadon City
A SPECIAL thanks to all of our sponsors for the Saigon Cyclo Challenge 2016: