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Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Quick facts

Location Hong Kong, China

Distance Marathon

Date 09 February, 2020

About Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is a popular running event, founded in 1997, to be held in January. In addition to the full marathon, a 10km run and a half marathon are also held. Around 70,000 runners take part each year across all events. 

current men’s record is 2:11.27 held by Dejere Abera; the women’s record is 2:30.12 held by Misiker Demissie.High levels of humidity and a difficult course make finishing times for the Hong Kong Marathon comparatively slower than other large marathons.

Hong Kong Marathon was first granted as IAAF Bronze Label Road Races by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in Year 2012 race, and it was upgraded as IAAF Silver Label Road Races in Year 2013 race.We cordially invite all of you to compete in our - Most Supportive Group Award, which has established since 2006 and is specifically designed to award team entries for the Marathon. This prize aims to encourage runners within companies or organizations to register as a group and to promote team spirit. Companies or Organizations are qualified to enter this competition by forming a marathon group with a minimum of 100 members.

Practicalities

Age Limit

Marathon participants must be 20 years old. Half Marathon participants must be 16 years old.

Maximum Time

3 hours for half marathon & 6 hours for full marathon.

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Route Map

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Route Map

Start:

Nathan Road (near Hotel Mira)

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Finish:

Victoria Park, Hong Kong

Victoria Park, Hong Kong

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

While running the Hong Kong Marathon you will pass sites such as: Ting Kau Bridge, Tsing Ma Bridge, Victoria Habour and The Hong Kong Convention & Exibit Centre.

Overview

Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui ( NearHotel Mira) - Nathan Road south of Kansu Street - Nathan Road(N/b) north of Kansu Street - Argyle Street - Cherry Street(W/b) - Lin Cheung Road(S/b) - West Kowloon Highway(S/b)- Ngong Shuen Chau Viaduct(Kln/b) - Stonecutters Bridge(Kln/b) - East Tsing Yi Viaduct(Kln/b) - Nam Wan Tunnel(Kln/b) - West Tsing Yi Viaduct(Kln/b) - Tsing Ma Bridge(Kln/b)- Ting Kau Bridge(S/b) - Cheung Tsing Tunnel(Kln/b) - Tsing Kwai Highway(S/b) -West Kowloon Highway(S/b) -Western Harbour Crossing(S/b) - Connaught Road West Flyover(E/b) - Man Po Street - Man Yiu Street(S/b) -  Lung Wo Road (E/b) - Fenwick Pier Street(E/b) - Convention Avenue(E/b) - Hung Hing Road - Marsh Road Flyover - Lockhart Road(E/b) - Percival Street - Hennessy Road(E/b) - Yee Wo Street(E/b) - Sugar Street - Victoria Park.


Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Trivia

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon was once called Hong Kong Shenzhen Marathon when it was started in 1981. The Hong Kong Marathon has hosted the Asian Marathon Championship race on two occasions (2002 and 2008)

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.