The inaugural Pride Run Hong Kong kicks off this December—Hong Kong’s first formally recognised LGBTQI+ running event, celebrating fitness, friendship, diversity, and acceptance.
The race is suitable for both beginners and hardcore runners, with a 5K family-friendly hike, and a more challenging 9K run. The route goes through the lush forests of Aberdeen Country Park, with awesome views of the beautiful Aberdeen Reservoir and Dam, on the south side of Hong Kong Island.
The race welcomes runners and walkers of all speeds and abilities.
Pride Run HK is organised by local NGO Out in Hong Kong and running group Front Runner Hong Kong, with support from Race Base Asia.
The registration fee for the 5K hike is HK$280.00, while for the 9K run the fee is HK$380.00.
All proceeds from the Pride Run will go to local LGBTQ+ charities, including AIDS Concern, The Harmonics, and A Place To Be Yourself.
Every participant gets a Pride Run t-shirt, as well as a medal. There is a bag check at the event, if you need to leave a backpack or bag behind. They ask that participants get there 20 minutes early to warm up and listen to announcements.
To register for this worthy event, visit the Racematrix website, and create an account in order to sign up.