Pici launches a Pasta Run for charity
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Eat pasta, run faster... apparently!
Popular pasta bar Pici is hosting its first-ever 'Pasta Run' on Saturday, June 26 for those who enjoy a side of exercise with their Italian food. The run takes runners, in teams of four, on a journey to three of Pici's venues on Hong Kong Island and encourages a team effort with themed costumes.
The run begins at the Wan Chai location at 16 St Francis Yard, where carb-loading will commence with a little morning pasta for every runner. From there, runners will need to make their way to the Central venue on 24 Aberdeen Street for a meatball protein pick-me-up, before finding their way along the harbour towards the finish line at the newest Pici location in Kennedy Town on 55 Cadogan Street, where drinks, desserts and more will await.
But there's no use wolfing down your tagliatelle as it's not the fastest team that wins in this race, it's the team that hits all three Pici checkpoints wearing the most creative costumes that is awarded. In fact, the teams with the best costumes from each of the three starting times (see below) will be eligible to win one of three grand prizes: the gold prize will give away free pasta for a full month for one team of four; the silver prize will give away free pasta for a week; and the bronze prize will award the winners with a free brunch. But don't worry, all teams that complete the three checkpoints will be rewarded with other Pici mementoes and a medal at the end of the event too.
To enter, groups of four will need to register via runnerreg.com and select from three timeslots to enable a safe, socially distanced activity. The run costs $200 per person and is open to all ages and backgrounds. All proceeds from the run will be donated to MINDHK, a local charity committed to improving awareness and understanding of mental health in Hong Kong.