Inaugural Starwood Cares Run for Good Race Raised US$227,500 for 91 Charities

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On the morning of October 12, the Starwood Asia Pacific inaugural Starwood Run for Good race had an energetic start, with 19,708 racers braving various elements (heavy rain in some instances) in 92 racing locations. Enthusiastically supported by 228 hotels, 7 Division & Regional offices and 2 Customer Contact Centres across Asia Pacific, the run, possibly the second largest ever in the history of charity runs (just behind the well-established Standard Chartered Bank Marathon), raised a tidy sum of US$227,500 that benefitted a total of 91 charities in the communities in which we work and live.

Our guests, customers, owners, business partners, associates, their friends and family members generously gave of their time to train and participate in the physically-challenging run. It is with their earnest support that we raised the incredible sum that will go towards uplifting the local populace in one the world’s regions with the greatest need. The fun and meaningful run is our united response to the communities with various needs, be it health, nutrition, education or employment.

The marathon which comprised distances ranging from 3km to 5km & 10km challenged both the runners’ physical discipline and fitness, as well as their commitment to community causes. It is particularly heartening to see Starwood hotels and associates coming together as one to pledge support for the local communities. Asia Pacific President Mr. Stephen Ho, in his thank-you email to all associates made special mention of the regional champions of the Run, “I would like to thank the Champions [and] the local organizing committee for driving this event so successfully. All of you have done an outstanding job putting this event together!”

Follow the links below to read about the Starwood Run for Good races held in the various regions:

Greater China

Le Meridien Xiamen Run for Good Charity

Le Meridien She Shan Shanghai Run for Good

Sheraton Changzhou Wujin Hotel Charity Run

Sheraton Shunde Hotel Charity Run

Sheraton Xian Hotel Charity Run

The St. Regis Tianjin Charity Run

The Westin Blue Bay Resort’s Charity Run for Ocean Protection

The Westin Zhujiajian Resort and Sheraton Zhoushan Hotel Run for Children


The Westin Tokyo Charity Run


Sheraton Melbourne Hotel and The Westin Melbourne Run Like the Wind

South Asia

The Westin Gurgaon Run for a Cause Marathon in support of IIMPACT

Le Meridien Jaipur 5Km Run for Good

The Westin Mumbai Garden City Run for Wellness

South East Asia

Sheraton Bandara Run for Unicef

Sheraton Hong Kong, W Hong Kong and Le Meridien Cyberport Hotel Charity Run


W Retreat Koh Samui Mad Hatter’s Run for Good




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