Kick off the new year with a journey of discovery! iDiscover, TrailWatch, and Designing Hong Kong are inviting keen hikers, explorers, photographers, heritage enthusiasts, and everyone in between to join the Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail Challenge 2022.
65km, 8 stages, 40 stops, 85,000 steps, and over HK$50,000 in prizes
Connecting known routes, small paths, and lost trails, the Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail is a community-created walking route circumnavigating Hong Kong Island’s coastline. The 65km trail is divided into eight stages, from easy to moderate in difficulty, and has something for everyone to enjoy, from steep, remote mountain climbs to flat urban harbour-side walks.
This year, participants are encouraged to solve 35 clues and take photos along the way to win amazing prizes. People can take part in teams of two to five, and walk stages of the trail at their own convenience using the Trailwatch App to navigate and track their progress. Participation is free of charge.
Participants can register in any of the following five categories: families, friends, co-workers, hiking groups, or students. Teams can gather a total of 100 points: one for every kilometre of the 65km trail covered and one for every clue solved (there are 35 clues in total). At the end of the race, great prizes will be awarded to the teams with the most points.
There are over HK$50,000 worth of team prizes from sustainable Hong Kong brands for winning teams, including tickets for Ocean Park, health screen packages at Gleneagles Hospital, Bamboa shopping vouchers, and Lululemon hiking kits for every team member!
Individual prizes will be awarded for the most captivating Instagram and Facebook photos that match the weekly themes. Prizes include a Saturday brunch at Mr & Mrs Fox, KIO biodegradable eyewear, a framed illustration of Hong Kong, a Lululemon roller, a PLNTY Bird of Paradise plant in a recycled plastic design planter, and a HK$500 Pizza Express dining voucher.
There are selected 15 pit stops for participants to refuel on the way. Walkers can check in at our partner locations to enjoy a discounted drink or snack.
Ready to sign up?
Simply fill out this Google form and get going! Have fun and good luck!