RunOurCity comprises a small and energetic team – all dedicated individuals committed to nurture a fun and compassionate running culture in Hong Kong. At RunOurCity, we believe passion plus professionalism are indispensable to achieve our social goals.
Leong Cheung is co-founder and Chairman of RunOurCity. He was an operating partner of Bain Capital. Prior to that he was managing director of Esquel Group in charge of global sourcing & supply chain. Leong has been an honorary advisor and director of Social Ventures Hong Kong. He graduated with MBA from the Harvard University.
Leong has run in the TrailWalker, Gobi March 250KM, Tokyo, Seoul, Brighton and San Francisco marathons.
Andes Leung, Co-founder and CEO of RunOurCity. He was the head of sales at a listed group of company and had over 20 years’ fruitful experience in advertising, sales, marketing and strategic planning. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and MBA at University of Adelaide.
Outside of work, Dr. Leung is a running maniac himself. Throughout his 20-year running journey, he has completed 70 full marathons and ultra-marathon races, summing up over 5,000 km of distance. His running history includes, Ultra Traildu Mont Blanc (UTMB) 100miles, and 4 Desert Race Series: The Last Desert 116km (Antarctica), Gobi March 250km, Sahara Race 250km, and Atacama Crossing 250km. From Nov 2014, he finished one marathona month, totally 12 marathons covering 7 continents around the world. Thus, he published a book called “12 marathons in 7 continents” to share the experience in running through Antarctica, Shangri-la, Uganda, Moscow, AtacamaDesert in Chile, etc. He has just published another book called “12 marathonsto happiness” to share his life experience approaching happiness with 12 tips and 12 marathons in North Korea, Gobi Desert, Sahara Desert, Mont Blanc,Bhutan, etc.
Francis Ngai is Co-founder and Director
Francis Ngai is Co-founder and Director of RunOurCity, and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong. He is also the Founder of Playtao Education, Bottless, Hatch co-workingfactory, Sonova Institute and Co-Founder of Green Monday and RunOurCity etc.
Since foundedin 2007, SVhk has invented and incubated more than 40 social innovation projects, including LightBe affordable housing and Diamond Cab. Being an Impact Purpose Organization, it dedicates to innovating social change throughpioneering impact ventures, aggregating impact capital and providing Business2.0 consultancy.
Prior to establishing SVhk, Francis was the Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate in HK. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong and was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the University in 2013. He was selected as one of the 100 Asia Pioneers by The Purpose Economy in 2014, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2012, one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2011 and Honorary Fellow of the Education University of HK in 2018. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of Asia Venture Philanthropy Network.
Asan ultra-running veteran, Francis completed The North Pole Marathon in 2013,Sundown Ultra-marathon 100km Race and the 250-km Gobi March of the 4 Deserts race series.
Our professional coaches from diverse backgrounds have inspired and challenged 11,000+ young people to complete their first 10km race with interesting and systematic street running training over 8 weeks. With their mentorship and encouragement, our young runners have experienced the fun of distance running and benefits of goal-setting, developed a “can-do” attitude, improved health, expanded their social circle and understood more about their communities through street-running.
RunOurCity provides professional training courses on long-distance running and personal fitness etc. as well as other soft skills development opportunities for our Youth.ROC coaches to better serve our youth. If you are a passionate runner who is eager to serve our youth as a coach, do join us!