Virginie Goethals - Women of Hope Awards
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Virginie Goethals

2017 Nominee | Champion for a Better Life

Virginie Goethals

Virginie Goethals is a qualified lawyer, and expert in sustainable development. She is also an experienced ultra-runner, and the mother of three beautiful children.


Based in Hong Kong, Virginie brings a wealth of non-profit experience to Free to Run. She serves on the board of Morning Tears Hong Kong, a non-profit that focuses on the rights of children with imprisoned parents. Virginie is managing Free to Run’s Hiking to Heal, and Track Training programs. These programs provide hiking and running opportunities to refugees who are survivors of torture and human rights abuses.


Virginie also serves as a mentor to the women and girls who participate in long-distance running events with Free to Run. Born in Belgium, Virginie speaks English, French, Dutch, and has basic knowledge of Chinese and Spanish.



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2017 Nominees, Champion for a Better Life

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