The Hong Kong Streetathon will be held again for the first time in nearly two years, on December 17, 2023. The eighth edition of the event will have four runs: a full marathon, a half marathon, and two 10 km runs.

This year’s quota can accommodate 20,000 participants, which includes 1,500 places for overseas runners. Registrations for the races open on July 20.

There are time limits for each race so that all roads closed for the runs can reopen on time. There will be cut-off points along the race route, and participants who do not pass them before a specific time will have to leave the race and reach the finish line on a shuttle bus.

Runners are encouraged to dress up in costumes for the Funniest Outfit Award, the details of which will be announced later.

A collage showing participants in the Hong Kong Streetathon wearing costumes during the event. On the left is a woman dressed as Princess Jasmine and on the right is a man dressed as Captain America.
Participants in the Hong Kong Streetathon wearing costumes during the event (© Streetathon via Facebook)

What are the different Hong Kong Streetathon run categories?

Full marathon

Route: Island Eastern Corridor near East Coast Park-To Kwa Wan Recreation Ground

Distance: 42km

Time limit: 6 hours

Registration fees: HK$520

Half marathon

Route: Island Eastern Corridor near East Coast Park-To Kwa Wan Recreation Ground

Distance: 21km

Time limit: 2.5 hours (elite), 3 hours (challenge)

Registration fees: HK$420

10km run

Route: Tseung Lam Highway-Hoi Bun Road

Distance: 10km

Time limit: 1.5 hours (elite), 1 hour 45 minutes (challenge)

Registration fees: HK$350

Streetathon – Asia Youth Run 10k

Route: Tseung Lam Highway-Hoi Bun Road

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Distance: 10km

Time limit: 2 hours

Registration fees: HK$350

There will be several sporting events in Hong Kong at the end of the year and the beginning of 2024. The city will be the first in the Asia-Pacific region to hold the FIA World Rallycross Championship in November, and will host the Gay Games the same month.

After the Hong Kong Streetathon, the next major running event in the SAR is the 2024 Hong Kong Marathon, which will double as the 19th Asian Marathon Championships.

For more details about the Hong Kong Streetathon, visit the event website.

Header image credits: Streetathon via Facebook

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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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