The first-ever Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Half Marathon is scheduled for November 19, 2023, on the Hong Kong section of the bridge.
This will be the first major sports event held on this stretch of the bridge and will be open to 8,000 participants. The run will double as the first East-Asian Half Marathon Championships.
The 21-kilometre run will start and end at the Hong Kong Port checkpoint of the bridge, and participants will pass through AsiaWorld-Expo and Hong Kong International Airport before turning back at the Hong Kong Link Road at the 10.5-kilometre mark.
Priority entry is open to runners who qualify with HKAAA-recognised race results, who must submit their qualifying results from July 28-August 6. Once their results are verified, they can register from August 11-17. Public ballot registrations are open from August 14-22.
Registrations are open to anyone aged over 16 years old, and they may compete in four categories: Junior (16-19 years old), Senior (20-34 years old), Master 1 (35-44 years old), and Master 2 (45 years old or above).
The half marathon will be 2.5 hours long and there will be cut-off times at specific checkpoints so that roads closed for the event can be reopened on time.
The 55-kilometre-long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is the longest bridge-and-tunnel sea crossing in the world, and opened in October 2018.
Other major marathons slated to take place in Hong Kong include the Hong Kong Streetathon on December 17, and the Hong Kong Marathon — which will double as the Asian Marathon Championships — on January 21, 2024.
For more details about the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Half Marathon, click here.
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