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Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot Hosts First Santa Claus Charity Vertical Fun Run

 Huhhot, 20 November 2015 – As 2015 Christmas approaches, Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot gets ready for its first“Santa Claus Charity Vertical Fun Run” to be held from the hotel’sthird to 21st floors on 28 November 2015. 


This Christmas, Shangri-La will continue to join the people in spending a meaningful holiday and spreading the spirit of Christmas of thanksgiving and charity in Qingcheng. 


On the day of the run, all participantswill wear Santa Claus costumes. The event is expected to not only provide runners an opportunity for physical exercise, but also helpchildren in need of our care.  The proceeds from the enrolment fee of Rmb168 per person will be donated to the Huhhot Children’s Welfare House to help improve the quality of their living and provide them with better facilities. 


Santa Claus may not appear at home through the chimney with his gifts, but the “Shangri-La Santa Claus Charity Vertical Fun Run” will bring joy, health and love to Huhhot.  Every runner will become charity ambassadors who will pass on love to the delightful children in the welfare house and bring them warmth and joy. 


After interesting and reminiscent warm-ups, the participants will start this year’s vertical run with two people in a team in the form of a relay race.  The race route will be from the hotel’s third floor to 21st floor, covering a total 19 floors and 506 steps. 


Race winners will win a stay in the Shangri-La Presidential Suite and tickets to the Christmas Party, encouraging more locals to get involved. 


The runners will also be invited to participate in the hotel’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony after the race.  During the event, invited guests, together with Mr. Victor Ng, the hotel’s general manager, will light up the Lights of Love on the giant Christmas tree while a choir organised by the hotelstaff will sing Christmas carols in the background.  Donations will also be presented to the welfare home’s representatives at the ceremony. 


In recent years, vertical marathon has become a very popular and imposing race throughout the world.  With the aim to help and to share and spread the joy of giving, the hotel organises this charity activity in the hope that more and more locals will get involved.  Guests who want to participate in the Santa Claus Charity Vertical Fun Run maycontact (86 471) 336 6888 extension 6312 for more information. 

About Shangri-La Group’s CSR & Sustainability

Shangri-La Group is committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. We strive to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development and our CSR initiatives are focused on five key areas namely environment & biodiversity, community engagement, sustainable supply chain, employee development and health & safety. The two CSR programmes at the hotel levels – Embrace & Sanctuary – are aimed at promoting education and the environment. Embrace, Shangri-La’s Care for People project, looks at the highest level of education and health support needed in under-privileged communities. Sanctuary, Shangri-La’s Care for Nature project, promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please visit the group’s CSR section on

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Vikki Wei
Communications Manager


(86 471)336 6888


(86 471)332 8881


5 Xi Lin Guo Le South Road, Huhhot 010020, Inner Mongolia, China


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