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Calendar of Hikes and Running Races in Hong Kong

Dig out your running shoes people because the race is on in Hong Kong. Whether you’re a gentle jogger or an endurance expert, there are heaps of sporting events throughout the year, with a brief break during the height of summer. Deciding which race to sign up for can feel like a marathon in itself, so we’ve created a guide of the biggest ones each month to help you decide – keep your eyes peeled for updates.


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January

January

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The Braemar Green Race

Put your new year’s resolutions into action at The Braemar Green Race on January 6. Various routes are planned around Braemar Hill to cater for runners of all levels – including a family-friendly 3km route which kicks off at 11am. As an eco-friendly race you will be presented with recycled wood medals and trophies at the finish line, and runners are also asked to bring their own water bottles.

When: January 6
Distance: 3km, 5km, 10km, 15km
Good for: family, athletes

Clearwater Bay Chase

Gather your youngsters and complete the 1km Clearwater Bay Chase trail together. With all enrollment fees going towards Breakthrough’s Liberal Studies Project, this is the perfect opportunity to get the family active for a good cause.

When: January 7
Distance:
1km, 10km
Good for: family, fun, charity

AIDS Free Charity Trail Run

With an aim to nurture a harmonious environment and promote care and support for people living with HIV, Lantau Base Camp and Hong Kong AIDS Foundation have teamed up to put together the AIDS Free Charity Trail Run. Offering two races – a 10km Challenge Run for both male and female, and a 5km fun run for individual runners or teams of up to four, all funds rasied will go to support the HIV/AIDS prevention services.

When: January 13
Distance:
5km, 10km
Good for: family, fun, charity

Mr. Men Little Miss x Ngong Ping Charity Walk

The annual fundraising Ngong Ping Charity Walk is back, this year teaming up with the adorable characters of Mr. Men and Little Miss to raise money to support the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association. Whether racers choose the Green Walk leisure route, or the more competitive 20km and 29km routes, all runners will be eligible for a tailored Mr. Men and Little Miss Walker’s Pack with one-of-a-kind souvenirs!

When: January 14
Distance:
10km, 20km, 29km
Good for: family, fun, charity

Inov-8 Ladies Trail Race

Raising money for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, the Inov-8 Ladies Trail Race is one just for the girls. Starting things off at the China Bear Bar at Mui Wo on Lantau Island, ladies can choose to take on the 12km or 20km route that will have various check points along the way. This is the perfect race to start working off those turkey pounds!

When: January 20
Distance:
12km, 20km
Good for: athletes, charity

QNET Gurkha Trailblazer

As a new charity race named in honour of the Nepalese soldiers who lost their lives in the war, the QNET Gurkha Trailblazer will be covering a 12km and 26km race in the eastern New Territories within Pat Sin Leng Country Park, where Gurkha soldiers used to train and exercise by running up and down the hills carrying heavy packs and military equipments. This is certainly a meaningful race worthy a place in Hong Kong’s trail running calendar.

When: January 20
Distance:
12km, 26km
Good for: athletes, charity

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

With over 70,000 runners taking part last year, the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is one of our city’s biggest sporting events. Snaking through the streets of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, the cheering crowds will get your adrenaline pumping, and before you know it you will be crossing the finish line.

When: January 21
Distance:
10km, 21km, 42km
Good for: athletes

Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race

Conquering a 100km course which snakes through untouched beaches and forests, determined participants will push themselves to the limits within a 30-hour time limit, with a breathtaking descent to the finish line from Hong Kong’s highest peak, Tai Mo Shan. If you’re all about the next big challenge, then the Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race is for you.

When: January 27
Distance:
100km
Good for: athletes


February

February

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Green Power Hike

Established in 1994, the annual Green Power Hike is one of the city’s largest and most profitable charity hikes. Having raised over $78 million for Green Power, an organisation that tackles Hong Kong’s environmental problems, this environmentally-friendly exploration is definitely one to put in your diary.

When: February 3
Distance:
10km, 25km, 50km
Good for: family, charity

SOONNET 10K Couple Run and 15K Challenge

Make a date on your calendar this February and head down to Pak Shek Kok Promenade for the SOONNET 10K Couple Run and 15K Challenge. With cash prizes up for the race winners, and incredible lottery prizes including plane tickets to Taipei and VIVO Mobiles up for grabs, surely that will be more than enough to get you up and running.

When: February 4
Distance:
10km, 15km
Good for: fun

Ultimate Direction LBC Valentine’s Day Race

If you fancy doing something alternative on the most romantic day of the year, then the Ultimate Direction LBC Valentine’s Day Race might just be your perfect match. With stunning views as you explore Lantau Island, and prizes for the winners, this promises to be both romantic and thrilling.

When: February 10
Distance:
13km
Good for: fun

MSIG Sai Kung 50 – HK50 Series

As part of the HK 50 series, one of the most popular running events in Hong Kong, the MSIG Sai Kung 50 attracts over thousands of elite runners from all over the world each year. Starting from Pak Tam Chung Picnic Garden, runners will get to race through steep hills and challenging trails, all the while taking in the gorgeous views around Sai Kung.

When: February 10
Distance:
12km, 22km, 50km
Good for: atheletes

Run Date by Coffee Meets Bagel

Whether you’re a singleton who loves to make new connections, or simply looking for something fun to do with your significant other, Run Date by Coffee Meets Bagel is a fun and unique running event that features a series of ice-breaking activities throughout the course. So grab yourself a date and let’s make this year’s Valentine’s Day unforgettable. All net proceeds from the event will be donated to Angel’s Blessing.

When: February 11
Distance:
5km
Good for: fun, charity

The 9 Dragons Ultra

If you’re feeling up for a challenge, The 9 Dragons Ultra is the perfect race to push yourself and test your limits. This multi-day trail and ultra running event will begin on February 24 at midnight with a 82km trail run with a lofty 4,000m of elevation gain, and end with a 50km course on February 25 with a further 3,200m of elevation gain. Runners have the option to participant in either one or both of the races.

When: February 23 – 25
Distance:
50km, 82km
Good for: athelets

Run for Wild

Organised by the World Wildlife Fund, Run for Wild is designed for anyone who has a passion not just for running, but also in sustainable living, climate change, and protecting wildlife species. This year’s event takes place by the Pak Shek Kok Waterfront Promenade with the theme ‘Race Against Extinction”, and each participant can select from one of the six species threatened with extinction (i.e. panda, tiger, green turtle, black-faced spoonbill, Chinese white dolphin or shark) to represent and dress up as during the race.

When: February 25
Distance:
1km, 3km & 10km
Good for: fun, charity


March

March

TransLantau Running Race

TransLantau

Come test your physical limits while admiring Lantau’s amazing views and scenery at the TransLantau races. Winding through Tai O village, climbing up Lantau peaks, and incorporating three country parks, the beautiful views will give you plenty of motivation you need to push yourself to the finish line.

When: March 2 – 4
Distance:
25km, 50km, and 100km
Good for: athletes

OPCF Run For Survival

Raising money to preserve Hong Kong’s marine eco-system, participants can dress up as endangered sea animals at the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation’s Run For Survival and choose either the 3km or 10km course. They can navigate their way through various obstacles to escape the marine debris and ocean killers who will be hot on their heels – good luck!

When: March 4
Distance: 3km and 10km
Good for: charity, family, fun

Outward Bound Adventure Race

Come take on a 14.5km challenge course that combines running, kayaking, trail running, orienteering, swimming, and unexpected team tasks in the Outward Bound Adventure Race. But if 14.5km seems like child’s play to you, athletes can add an extra 5.5km to the run and complete the 20km route in the elite category.

When: March 4
Distance: 14.5km & 20km
Good for: athletes

Race for Water 2018

Hosted by A Drop of Life, Race for Water 2018 challenges participants to carry 4.5 litres of bottled water as they run either a 15km, 30km, or newly added 42km trail. Designed to give them an idea of the hardship experienced by villagers carrying water from the source to their homes, the race raises money to build water facilities for those less fortunate who live in areas where obtaining clean drinking water is a difficult task.

When: March 18
Distance: 15km, 30km, 42km
Good for: athletes, charity

CWS City Challenge

Gather your friends and family and experience Hong Kong like never before at the CWS City Challenge. This three-hour race challenges teams of two to five people to complete a 12km course made up of more than 30 checkpoints, each with their own unique challenge to test your stamina, creative skills, and general knowledge. Funds raised from the event will go towards providing disadvantaged youths with a sustainable livelihood.

When: March 17
Distance: full route would take around 1.5 hours to complete
Good for: family, fun, charity

Christian Action 3-Legged Charity Walk

With all proceeds going towards Christian Action’s programmes for underprivileged children in Hong Kong, as well as orphans and disabled children in Qinghai, the sixth edition of the Christian Action 3-Legged Charity Walk returns to bring you and your family a day of meaningful fun. During the charity walk, pairs of participants will walk with their inside legs strapped together so they can gain an understanding of the impediments and challenges disabled children have to face on a daily basis. The walk will take around 1.5 hours to complete, with tons of fun family-friendly activities in store such as football training by the Chelsea FC Soccer School, a Foot-Golf Charity Race, and even a family-oriented carnival.

When: March 17
Distance: full route would take around 1.5 hours to complete
Good for: family, fun, charity

Ricoh Healthy Hike & Run

Partnering up with Action Asia Events, Ricoh’s Healthy Hike & Run aims to promote a clean environment around Tai Lam, as well as the beautiful hiking trails around the area. Runners can either take it easy on the 5km course, or step it up a notch on the 19km route which features a number of muddy trails around the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. Either way, we assure you that it’s going to be a great workout.

When: March 18
Distance: 5km, 13km, 19km
Good for: athletes, family, fun

Shanghai Commericial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions

Raising funds for Pok Oi Hospital to develop the largest nursing and residential care home in Hong Kong, the Shanghai Commericial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions will help to promote cycling in the Hong Kong community, as well as raise awareness to advocate green, healthy living. The event will take place along the Tsing Sha Highway all the way to the Stonecutters Bridge.

When: March 18
Distance: 1 round, unlimited
Good for: fun, athletes, charity

C3fit Bonaqua Action SPRINT Trail Series at Repulse Bay

Experience the beautiful scenery off the main trails of Repulse Bay, and take a step into locations that are unknown to most at the C3fit Bonaqua Action SPRINT Trail Series. Raising awareness of the need to reduce carbon footprint to help save the environment, the race offer runners a fun and short distance route around Repulse Bay, so grab your running buddy and have some good, clean fun!

When: March 24
Distance: 9km, 14km
Good for: athletes, fun

Salomon To The Top

With three courses of varying length, Salomon To The Top is catered to kids as young as six years old, and for more mature runners, breathtaking views are the prize when treading through the whopping 40km course which climbs from sea level to the top of Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong!

When: March 25
Distance: 2km, 26km, and 40km
Good for: family, athletes

Panasonic Pacers Charity Easter Run

With a ton of running gear and sport tech up for grabs for top racers across each category, the Panasonic Pacers Charity Easter Run is a perfect race for everyone. But remember folks, the race quota is based on a first come, first serve policy, with proceeds going towards the Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease. So sign up now and don’t miss your chance to win amazing prizes and most importantly, run for a great cause.

When: March 25
Distance: 1km, 4km, 10km & 15km
Good for: fun, charity, family

Icon Ultra GreenRace

The dedicated team at Green Race HK have designed a new hiking and trail running challenge. At the Icon Ultra GreenRace, runners will be racing through the beautiful Plover Cove, as well as the Pat Sin Leng Country Park. Best of all, the male and female solo winners for the top distance category will get to take home a whopping US$500, so good luck!

When: March 31
Distance: 43km, 75km
Good for: athletes


April

April

Bonaqua Lifeproof Action Sprint Series Sai Kung

GreenRace Ultra

The dedicated team at GreenRace have dreamt up an amazing new challenge by way of two courses for this year’s competition, a beautiful 70km Ultra route as well as a 35km one around Plover Cove Reservoir and Pat Shing Country Park.

When: April 1
Distance: 75km
Good for: athletes

Spartan Race

If you’re looking for the ultimate test of endurance, determination, and strength, then look no further that the epic Spartan Race. With insane obstacles designed to push you out of your comfort zone and challenge your body in every possible way, Spartans can expect to run, jump, climb, and crawl through everything from steep hills and muddy roads, to monkey swings and barbed wire fields. If this all seems a bit too intimidating, then grab your best running buddies and join as a team — the more the merrier!

When: April 14
Distance: 6km+
Good for: fun, athletes

Country of Origin Trail Run

Feeling patriotic? Teams of three, with a shared nationality, are invited to take part in the annual Country of Origin Trail Run. Aiming to bring together Hong Kong’s eclectic mix of nationalities, this 30km Lantau trail looks set to be a competitive occasion.

When: April 21
Distance:
30km
Good for: fun, athletes

Hard As Nayls

Returning for round three, it’s one of Hong Kong’s toughest and most environmentally friendly races. In honour of runner Andy Naylor, families are invited to take part in the 4km and 8km trails, held on Saturday, and climb Tin Ha Shan — don’t be fooled by the short distance! Come Sunday, it’s time for the endurance experts to take on the Hard As Nayls half marathon and marathon challenges, touring the hills and sights of Clearwater Bay, near Hang Hau. This year, to make the race greener than ever, competitors are required to bring their own bottle, and heavy metal medals are to be replaced with woven badges.

When: April 28
Distance:
4km, 8km, 10km, 16km, and 42km
Good for: family, fun, athletes, charity

Women’s Five

So much more than just a running event (literally and figuratively), Women’s Five is a whole journey of lifestyle and fitness. With two options available, racers can choose from a five-week health and fitness program, designed to sharpen up the body and mind before the big race, or simply just take part in only the race. Better yet, why not dedicate yourself to both?

When: April 28
Distance:
5km
Good for: fun, charity

HNA-Orbis Run for Vision

Held at the Hong Kong Science Park, the HNA-Orbis Run for Vision will be a unique night time race to help raise money for Orbis, a charity organisation dedicated to helping those with vision disabilities. The race will feature a special countdown light-up event, as well as numerous light-up tunnels for racers to pass through, so grab your best pair of running shoes and run for a great cause!

When: April 14
Distance:
 3km, 5km, 10km
Good for: family, fun

Bonaqua Lifeproof Action Sprint

Part of the Bonaqua Lifeproof Action Sprint series, this hike and trail run will take participants, aged 14 and over, off the main Sai Kung trails and treat them to beautiful scenery in secret locations.

When: April 15
Distance:
12km
Good for: family, athletes

Round the Island

Dating back to 1982, Round the Island is an established running event which curves around Hong Kong island in a figure of eight. Incorporating sections of the well-worn Hong Kong Trail and Sir Cecil’s Ride, solo runners, duos, and relay teams are welcome to take part in this endurance event.

When: April 15
Distance: 64km
Good for: athletes


May

May

Terramar Hong Kong RunLightPaddle Race Series

AVOHK Malcolm Phillips Memorial Race

Held in memory of long time AVOHK supporter and active member Malcolm Phillips, the Malcolm Phillips Memorial Race will be a meaningful 5km race held along Bowen Road in Wan Chai. With prizes awarded to the top five male and top five female runners, this would make the perfect event for those who want to take it easy, while still working up a sweat.

When: May 12
Distance:
5km
Good for: family, fun

SwimRun#3: Sai Kung

Are you a swimmer or a runner? If your answer is both then the SwimRun: Sai Kung is the perfect race for you. Kicking off at the Sai Kung BBQ #5 along Sai Sha Road, racers will have run or swim through various checkpoints, before reaching to the finish line at Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp. Up for the challenge? Go sign up now!

When: May 12
Distance:
 13km
Good for: athlete

District Race

The world’s first urban exploration race District Race is coming to Hong Kong so gear up and get ready to race and explore the city like never before. Presented by AIA Vitality, our urban jungle will be brought to life through the District Race mobile app, where it will indicate more than 80 virtual checkpoints and challenges around Hong Kong for racers to tackle within a two-hour time limit. There’s no set course and no set distance, so it’s completely up to you how to spend this first-of-its-kind immersive race!

When: May 13
Distance:
No set distance
Good for: family, fun

GreenRace Pottinger

The GreenRace Pottinger runs a whole gamut of distances and challenge levels ranging from 5km kids runs all the way to 15km solo and paired runs that cover Pottinger and Dragon’s Back. Your registration not only gets to the starting line but includes a GreenRace Bib Race Belt, an FSC Maplewood Finisher’s Trophy with Fuji Instax Photo, a well earned Dragon’s Back Beer from Hong Kong Beer Co. at the finish line along with some eats.

When: May 19
Distance:
5km, 7km, 15km
Good for: family, fun

 


June

June

Midsummer Race 1

As part of the Midsummer Race series, the first race edition will be taking place at the Tai Tam BBQ site, where racers will have to conquer a distance of 10km with a time limit of three hours. Definitely one for those who love to sweat it out under the sun – just remember to stay hydrated!

When: June 2
Distance:
 10km
Good for: athlete

SwimRun#4: Lantau

Are you a swimmer or a runner? If your answer is both then the SwimRun#4: Lantau is the perfect race for you. Kicking off at Mui Wo Ferry Pier, racers will have run or swim through various checkpoints, before reaching to the finish line at Pui O Beach. Up for the challenge? Go sign up now!

When: June 3
Distance:
 13km
Good for: athlete

 

WAY OUT Challenge

Looking for something new to challenge yourself? Then this is the perfect race for you. Comprised of five large scale maze-like obstacles, the WAY OUT Challenge will be taking place by the Central Harbourfront event space, where individual runners or teams of four will have to whiz left and right through obstacles and mazes, all to get their hands on the grand prize at the finish line.

When: June 3
Distance:
No set distance
Good for: family, fun

Trails of Fire: Lantau Peak

Starting at the top of Lantau Peak and all the way down to Shek Mun Kap, runners in the Trails of Fire Downhill Races series will come face to face with the slopiest challenge they’ve ever come across. With a time limit of two hours to cover 7km, it’s all about to go downhill from here – literally.

When: June 10
Distance:
7km
Good for: athlete

LBC Summer Dash: Prison Break

Taking racers from Tong Fuk Village in Lantau, and all the way round to Pui O Beach, the LBC Summer Dash series will be an adrenaline-filed race to challege racers of all ages. The route will be challenging to say the least, so start preparing for the big day now!

When: June 16
Distance:
 16km
Good for: athlete


July

July

Sheko Challenge Hong Kong Swimming Race

Midsummer Race 2

As part of the Midsummer Race series, the first race edition will be taking place at the Shing Mun Reservoir Main Dam, where racers will have to conquer a distance of 10km with a time limit of three hours. Definitely one for those who love to sweat it out under the sun – just remember to stay hydrated!

When: July 1
Distance:
 10km
Good for: athlete

Trails of Fire: Tai Mo Shan

Starting from the top of Tai Mo Shan at the Weather Radar Station and all the way down to Shing Mun Valley Park, runners in the Trails of Fire Downhill Races series will come face to face with the slopiest challenge they’ve ever come across. With a time limit of three hours to cover 11.7km, it’s all about to go downhill from here – literally.

When: July 2
Distance:
 11.7km
Good for: athlete

Sheko Challenge

Swim, paddle, or run – the choice is yours at the Sheko Challenge. Returning for on July 7, this hugely popular race sees thousands of people race from Big Wave Bay to the finish line, and post-race party, at Sheko Back Beach. Plus, youngsters aged between 10 and 18 are now welcome to join in the fun and sign up for the Kids Swim category – a 600m loop starting and finishing at Back Beach.

When: July 7
Distance: Swim – 2.2km/ Paddle – 9km/ Run – 8.5km
Good for: athletes


August

August

Midsummer Race 3

As part of the Midsummer Race series, the first race edition will be taking place at Pak Tam Chung, where racers will have to conquer a distance of 10km with a time limit of three hours. Definitely one for those who love to sweat it out under the sun – just remember to stay hydrated!

When: August 18
Distance:
 10km
Good for: athlete

The AVOHK 5K Series: Bowen Road

With trophies and cash coupons up for grabs, there are plenty of reasons to sign up for the AVOHK 5K Series. The first instalment of the four part series is along Bowen Road, winding around Lover’s Rock and skirting Aberdeen Country Park. If you like the sound of this trail, check out the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir and Wan Chai Gap races in September and the South Bay run in October. If you take part in three or more of the races, you will bag an AVOHK-adidas 5km souvenir t-shirt!

When: August 18
Distance: 5km
Good for: athletes, families


September

September

The Great Relay Race Aberdeen Country Park Hong Kong

AVOHK 5K Series: Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir and Wan Chai Gap Playground

The second and third races in the AVOHK 5K Series, the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir and Wan Chai Gap Road are the chosen venues for these 5km courses. Runners aged 12 and upwards are welcome to take part, so gather together the teens in your family and get training! If you like the sound of these races, check out the Bowen Road course in August and the South Bay trail in October.

When: Septemeber 1
Distance: 5km
Good for: families

Midsummer Race 4

As part of the Midsummer Race series, the first race edition will be taking place at the Ma On Shan BBQ Site, where racers will have to conquer a distance of 10km with a time limit of three hours. Definitely one for those who love to sweat it out under the sun – just remember to stay hydrated!

When: September 8
Distance:
 10km
Good for: athlete

Terry Fox Run

This non-competitive event invites individuals, families, and groups to come together in honour of Canadian athlete and cancer research activist Terry Fox. With all of the proceeds going to support cure-oriented cancer research in Hong Kong, the Terry Fox Run is an active family day out for a cause close to many people’s hearts.

When: September 16
Distance:
3km, 5km, or 10km
Good for: family, charity

Immortals Green Race

Taking place at Kong Ha Au Barbecue Site in Plover Cove Country Park, the Immortal Green Race is not only about doing good to your body, but also to the environment too. Depending on your experience level, there are various routes for you to choose from so you can fly solo and challenge your endurance or run with your kids for an ultimate healthy family day.

When: September 15
Distance:
5km, 17km, and 32km
Good for: athletes, family

AVOHK 5K Series: South Bay

We are heading down to Repulse Bay for the final race in the AVOHK 5K Series. With picturesque views of the ocean accompanying you all the way, this 5km course is a great opportunity for gentle joggers to get going. If you like the sound of this course, check out the Bowen Road race in August and the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir and Wan Chai Gap Playground trails in September.

When: September 29
Distance:
5km
Good for: athletes

Hebe Haven 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race

Organised by Hebe Haven Yacht Club, the 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race is an annual event set to raise money for Hong Kong Charities such as the Children’s Cancer Foundation. Set in the sheltered waters in front of the Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Sai Kung, the race offers a challenging lap race around a short course that will be kept within sight of the club, making it perfect for both adults and children who just want to get in on the fun, while still satisfying the competitive needs of more experienced racers.

When: September 29 & 30
Distance: 1.8km
Good for:
charity, fun, athletes


October

October

The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions Hong Kong

Women’s Five

So much more than just a running event (literally and figuratively), Women’s Five is a whole journey of lifestyle and fitness. With two options available, racers can choose from a five-week health and fitness program, designed to sharpen up the body and mind before the big race, or simply just take part in only the race. Better yet, why not dedicate yourself to both?

When: October 7
Distance:
5km
Good for: fun, charity

Ten Times Needle Hill

Are you ready for a challenge? Though Ten Times Needle Hill may not be the longest race, it requires a steely level of stamina, with the course requiring you to climb Needle Hill ten times. This definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted.

When: October 12
Distance: 21km
Good for: athletes

AVS Run & Walk for Volunteering 2018

With the vision to build a caring community and promote the sustained development of volunteer work in Hong Kong, The Agency For Volunteer Service is holding a Run & Walk for Volunteering race at the Ocean View Court in Cyberport. Racers can enjoy the beautiful view along the Cyberport Waterfront Park as they partake in the 10km individual or team race, the 3.5km fun race, a relay race, or a Walkathon. So what are you waiting for? Enrol now and do your part to give back to our community.

When: October 14
Distance: 3.5km, 10km
Good for: athletes, families

Barclays MoonTrekker

Hike through the night for a good cause, and catch the sunrise at Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau island. Participants can go solo or enter in teams, as long as they fulfill the required sponsorship amount of $650 per person, which is donated to the event’s nominated charity, Barclays MoonTrekker.

When: Ocotober 19 – 20
Distance:
 30km, 40km and 50km
Good for: fun, athletes

Lantau Trail 70

From steep mountainous tracks, to flat footpaths, the Lantau Trail 70 covers a variety of terrain. Both solo runners and relay teams of four are welcome to sign up for this race which is an official qualifier for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

When: October 27
Distance:
70km
Good for: athletes

MSIG HK50 – Hong Kong Island

The MSIG HK50 – Hong Kong Island will be a great introductory course for the MSIG HK50 series as this first 24km is not high in elevation, and lots of rolling flat areas to make up the distance makes it relatively easy…until the second half is reached. With lots of short steep climbs going around Mount Parker to the Boa Vista trail, this will be a fun and definitely painful challenge.

When: October 20
Distance: 24km, 50km
Good for: athletes

Repulse Bay Triple

Making a splash on Hong Kong’s waterborne race scene, the Repulse Bay Triple is a new race at the Hong Kong Beach Fest which challenges swimmers to complete three high intensity swim courses (900m, 600m, and 300m) and a beach run, varying in under two hours. Do you accept the challenge?

When: October 28
Distance: 1.8km
Good for: athletes

Hysan Island Hike and Run

In order to promote healthy living and sustainability, Hysan development will be holding a Hysan Island Hike and Run this November down at Deep Water Bay. With three different routes covering various distances so runners with all backgrounds can join in the fun, it’s a great excuse to get your kids out of the house.

When: October 28
Distance: 3km, 19km, 27km
Good for: athletes, family


November

November

Spartan Race Hong Kong

RUN Charity Race

Raising funds to support RUN‘s sports and education programmes to help female refugees in Hong Kong, the second annual RUN Charity Race returns this November 10 in Tai Tam Country Park. Going from the Tai Tam BBQ Area Site 2, the course takes racers around the beautiful green areas around the Tai Tam Reservoir. With 5 percent of all registration fees going towards RUN, this is one meaningful race you can’t afford to miss.

When: November 10
Distance: 14km, 19km
Good for: charity

Pink Heels Race

Put on your brightest, pinkest heels boys and girls (yes, boys too!), because it’s time to start running. With the aim of raising awareness of hereditary diseases such as breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer, and support cancer patients as well as their struggling families, the annual Pink Heels Race is open for all to join. There will be a 100m fun race where all participants are required to wear a minimum of 1.5 inch pink heels, and two 5km races for those who are up for a challenge around the jagged hills and paths of Stanley. Even if you’re not running the mile yourself, you can head over to Stanley on the day and show your support by adding a splash of pink to your outfit.

When: November 11
Distance:
 1km, 5km
Good for: charity, fun, athletes

Oxfam Trailwalker

One of the largest fundraising events in our city’s sporting calendar, Oxfam Trailwalker challenges teams of four and above to tackle a 100km trail. With just 48 hours to cross the finish line, you will be amazed at the close bond you will form with your teammates.

When: November 16 – 18
Distance: 100km
Good for: athletes


December

December

Discovery Bay 10km Run for Charity

The Discovery Bay 10km Run for Charity raised over $180,000 for charity in 2015 – a fittingly impressive target to mark the event’s 11th year. The 10km course skirts the picturesque Discovery Bay coast on Lantau island. Keep your eyes peeled for news of which charity the organisers will choose to support with this year’s funds. From the Make a Wish foundation, to SOS Lanka Action, this running event strives to help a whole variety of charities, people, and places.

When: December 1
Distance: 10km
Good for: charity, fun, families, athletes

SHKP Vertical Run for Charity

The iconic International Commercial Centre (ICC) is the venue for the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity. Entrants are challenged to climb 2,120 steps up the tallest building in Hong Kong, crossing the finish line on the 100th floor, and soaking up the incredible views on the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. Relay teams are more than welcome to sign up – after all, 2,120 steps is quite a steep figure.

When: Dec 2
Distance:
2,120 steps
Good for: charity, fun, athletes

Santa Con

Although the exact details of the epic Santa themed annual bar crawl have not been confirmed yet, it’s safe to say that the popular drinking areas of Wan Chai and Central will be turning red this December 2 as a sea of festive drinkers, donning the classic red and white outfit, meander through the streets for Santa Con. Just make sure you have a substantial breakfast before embarking on this 12-hour long party. Cheers!

When: TBC
Distance:
TBC
Good for: fun

Charity Challenge Race

We all love a good obstacle race, and even more so when it’s for a great cause! Raising funds for the Kwong Wah Hospital Redevelopment Project, the Charity Challenge Race consists of six different obstacle points along a 2.5km course, where racers will be challenged to climb, crawl, and slide their way to the finish line. Whilst you make your way through, there will be a number of game booths, food stands, and stage performances with live music by the finishing line – plenty to keep your family and supporters entertained as they wait for your triumphant return.

When: TBC
Distance:
2.5km
Good for: fun, family, charity

Santa Hash

If simply running isn’t enough of a challenge for you, then take on the additional challenge of clues, symbols, and wrong turns at the annual Santa Hash. Raising money for Operation Santa Claus, this cross-country trail welcomes walkers and runners of all ages and fitness levels to navigate their way to the finish line, before joining the post-hash festivities. In addition to a well-deserved buffet, Christmas raffle, and fancy dress prizes, there will be a circle of punishments (it’s a light-hearted affair, we promise) for corner-cutters and other offenders. You’ve been warned!

When: TBC
Distance:
TBC
Good for: fun, family, charity

Hope Worldwide Great Santa Run

They say “the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear”, but we reckon seeing thousands of Santas running along the Pak Shek Kok Promenade is a pretty good option too. Raising awareness and funds for the underprivileged children of Hong Kong, the HOPE Worldwide Great Santa Run welcomes families, individuals, and corporate companies to join the pack. As an extra bonus, all participants will receive a complimentary Santa suit too.

When: TBC
Distance:
1km, 3km, and 8km
Good for: fun, family, charity

Win Win Run

Sponsored by Pocari Sweat and the promise of a tasty drink as you cross the finish line, Win Win Run is an aptly named race because hey, running is a win-win situation. Touring the harbour town of Ma On Shan up in the New Territories, the run is a good opportunity to explore an outlying area of Hong Kong while keeping your body in shape too. There will also be a 2.6km course for wheelchair users too, so it’s game on for everyone.

When: TBC
Distance:
2km, 10km, 21km (half marathon) and 42km (marathon)
Good for: athletes


Read more! Find out All You Need to Know About Sport Cycling in Hong Kong or check out Your Guide to Charity Work in Hong Kong.

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