Hong Kong running races in 2020. Breaking a sweat can be fun when you're exploring the stunning nature around the region and racing other fearless fitness enthusiasts
For those of you who have pencilled down joining one of these gyms in Hong Kong this year, consider swapping this with an exercise that involves outdoor workouts in nature: running. As you turn away from the TV screen on the treadmill to the stunning mountain views from these hiking trails or hidden running trails in Hong Kong around the city, burning calories can seem like a breeze. From crawling through walls, river running to racing after lights out, these Hong Kong running races and events will give you something to work towards in 2019.
Hong Kong running races and events in 2020
Calling all eco-conscious runners: join in the TGR trail running series in 2020. If you’re looking for Hong Kong running races that do no harm, you can’t beat this selection taking place from January across multiple locations in Hong Kong. Partnering with TGR races across Asia, along with races in Braemar Hill, Lamma and beyond, you can also join races in areas like Singapore and Thailand.
Find out more about the TGR races.
MSIG Trail Running Series
Looking for a new way to enjoy Hong Kong’s mesmerising nature, how about a trail running event that combines stunning mountain views, intense workouts and meeting new friends? Enter MSIG trail running series, a four-part trail running challenge that features picturesque yet challenging routes including Braemar Hill, Tai Po, Pat Sin Leng and Mui Wo. Jointly organised by MSIG Hong Kong and GreenRace, the top overall series winners can take up the next challenging by joining the Racing The Planet – 4 Deserts entry, an annual series of four 250-kilometre races across deserts around the globe.
MSIG Trail Running Series, various locations: Braemar Hill, Tai Po, Pat Sin Leng, Mui Wo.
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020
One of the most popular Hong Kong running races to take place across the city, in 2019, the event will be held on 9 February. Run the full, try the half or sign up for the 10km race as an individual or as team, but whatever you do, do it quick, as spots in the race go quick!
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020, from TST to Hong Kong Island.
Looking for Hong Kong running races in 2019 that will push you to your limits? Sponsored by the American outdoor footwear company Merrell, this event puts teamwork, endurance and your multi sports skills to the test. Happening on 29 March, the event is split into two levels – fitness veterans can go for the 27km Elite Team of two, while first-timers can opt for the 16km Explorer team of three. Both levels will experience a team adventure run with coasteering, orienteering, kayaking, river running, SUP and special team tasks.
Merrell Challenge, Deep Water Bay Beach, 深水灣泳灘
If you’ve seen photos on Instagram of people smiling while getting covered in mud from head to toes, then chances are they are survivors of the Spartan Race. For those who are planning to join, expect to run, climb, push, pull, throw and crawl through walls, hills, trees, mud and among other challenging but ‘fun’ obstacles. Start building a team of fearless adrenaline junkies now and take part in this epic obstacle race on that’s coming for us 18 April, 2020. Team members are timed individually and are not required to cross the Finish Line together.
Spartan Race, Ha Pak Nai, Yuen Long, 元朗下白泥