The Standard Chartered Marathon Hong Kong Marathon 2019 is a signature event in Hong Kong’s sporting calendar, attracting thousands of racers from Hong Kong and all over the world.
The race has had such an overwhelming response in recent years that the organizers have had to increase the quota numbers time and time again, with an incredible enrolment of 74,000 for 2019.
There are a number of various categories, but the most popular are the full marathon which is 42km long, the half marathon at 21km, and the 10k run.
In addition, there is a Family Run, a Youth Dash, and a 10km and 3km Wheelchair race too, making it an event open for all levels of competitors.
The full marathon takes runners on a challenging route from Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, up into Kowloon, over the Stonecutter’s Bridge, through Tsing Yi island and back down into Kowloon, through the Western Harbour Tunnel to Hong Kong Island, and finishing at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.
A great place to catch the race is of course at the starting line outside The Mira on Nathan Road, all along Nathan Road, and on Hennessy Road in Wan Chai, heading to the finish line at Victoria Park.