The 30th edition of the Green Power Hike will take place on January 14, 2023. There will be three routes along the Hong Kong Trail for participants to choose from, ranging from 10km to 50km. Registrations for the event are open till December 27.

The three routes are The Peak to Big Wave Bay (50km, 13 hours), Tai Tam Country Park Barbecue Area 2 to Big Wave Bay (25km, 8 hours), and the Aberdeen Country Park P.H.A.B. Barbecue Site to The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association Sandilands Centre (10km, 4 hours). The start times will vary depending on the route that participants opt for.

Participants must have a blue code, negative PCR test results taken within 48 hours of the start of the event, and a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) on the day of the hike.

In keeping with the hike’s Leave No Trace concept, participating hikers must take any rubbish they generate during the event away, recycle it, and reduce resource use. They are also encouraged not to take anything away from nature and leave natural objects as they find them.

Participants in the virtual hike can complete the same routes as the physical hike in one go within the same time limits. Alternatively, they can opt for their own route and distance from the eight sections of the Hong Kong Trail, and complete it in one or separate trips between January 16 and February 15, 2023.

Header image credits: Green Power Hike

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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