Members of the public who are interested in taking part in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020 can begin to register for major races from Sept. 18, the organizer Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) said.
As per the information provided on the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon’s website, the annual event, which is scheduled for Feb. 9 next year, will allow more people to join, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.
For the full marathon, 1,500 additional competitors will be accepted, bringing the total to 24,000 next year from 22,500 seen this year.
A pilot “Disability Entry” category, which will carry a quota of 500 places reserved for participants with disabilities, will be introduced next year.
Meanwhile, there will a new arrangement for the 10km Wheelchair Race in terms of the route. The starting point for the race will be changed to Wan Chai Sports Ground and racers have to circle around the area between Lung Wo Road and Tim Wa Avenue twice before they reach the endpoint at Victoria Park. Another new arrangement is the relaxation of the entry requirements.
There will a new race for families, upgraded from the “Family Run” race established in 2018. Called “Kickoff Family Run”, the race will be held a day before the main event. A quota of 3,000 will be provided.
The entry fees for local participants in the major races will remain unchanged: HK$450 for the full marathon, HK$400 for the half marathon, HK$360 for the 10km race, and HK$350 for both 10km and 3km wheelchair races.
Public entry and disability entry for the full marathon, half marathon and 10km races are on ballot basis, with the two entries on separate ballots, while wheelchair races, youth dash and the “Kickoff Family Run” entries are on first-come, first-served basis.
For detailed information, one can visit the race website at https://www.hkmarathon.com.
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