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Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

21/01/2017 06:10

Public ballot for Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon to be held on Jan 21 (Sun) will start tomorrow (Aug 16) at 10:00am until September 6 but the organiser say it "reserves the right to close entry before the deadline without prior notice." Visit the event website for details:
http://www.hkmarathon.com/Home_19613.htm

Re: Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

I just enrolled. But I think it is time for the organizers to come up with some good marketing idea to help Hong Kong receive more international media attention.

For example, they should consider building a "floating boat bridge" over the harbour. Imagine what nice photos we could take! And much better running than the hateful western tunnel.

Michele

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Re: Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Nice idea!
Even along the roads, there should be more overhead cranes to take photos of runners along the path, like hey do at teh start of Nathan Road (But because it starts so damn early, the photos are way too dark!)

I think just pushing the start time to be a more human-friendly 9am start would be FAR more appreciated than the nocturnal times we have now! LOL

How is it that Tokyo, one of THE most concentrated megacities in the world, manage to organise 36,000 runners and start at 9am?

HK struggled with 74,000 runners for the HK Marathon in 2016 (http://www.hkmarathon.com/About_Us/Event_History.htm) but that's still with 35,000 runners doing the isolated 10K route.