Join AVOHK Gammon China Coast Marathon
Gammon Construction continue their sponsorship of the China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon this year. Gammon have a running team that has regularly participated in the Corporate Challenge and the company are doing a great deal to support athletics in the community in Hong Kong. This race is AVOHK ’s flagship event and was the first AIMS certified marathon in Hong Kong.
It was first held in 1981 and won by Ron Hill in a time of 2:34:35. Ron described it as the toughest marathon he’d run and although the course has changed over the years, it is still a tough challenge. It is not a race at which personal bests are set, but it offers very good racing against some of Hong Kong’s hardiest runners and through some of Hong Kong’s most stunning scenery. Being held in January gives the best chance of good running weather.The races are a good alternative to the crowded, polluted and impersonal HKAAA’s Standard Chartered Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. The events are organised by runners for runners and AVOHK endeavour to ensure that all the participants feel welcome and looked after.
Course HighlightsThe races take place on the service roads at High Island Reservoir. Sai Kung Man Yee road and Sai Kung Sai Wan road, there are markers every 5km. Race start and finish at Pak Tam Chung.
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Toilets at Po Leung Kuk, Pak Tam Chung BBQ, Pak Tam Chung bus terminus and portable toilets by start /finish. Medical aid on course is provided by AMS with water every 5km for all runners.
Medal and T shirts for all finishers. Prizes and trophies for overall winners, the first three AVOHK runners and category winners.
Time limit is 6 hours for the full. Runners who are not able to complete the course in this time will be prevented from starting the return leg to the East Dam. The course will begin to close from 1pm onwards and finish area at 2pm.
The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.