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The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020 will be held on Sunday, 9 February, while Kickoff Family Run will be held on Saturday, 8 February.
The race categories of Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020 are Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km. There are other non-competitive events – 10km Wheelchair Race, 3km Wheelchair Race, Youth Dash and Kickoff Family Run – for runners of different ages to participate in this mega event and experience the joy of distance running together.
No. Only participants of the Marathon Challenge, Half Marathon Challenge and 10km Challenge races are eligible to compete for the awards / prize money.
The age limits for different races are listed below:
RaceAge Limit
MarathonParticipants must be aged 20 or above as of 2020 (count by Year of Birth)
Half MarathonParticipants must be aged 16 or above as of 2020 (count by Year of Birth)
10km
10km Wheelchair Race
3km Wheelchair Race
Youth Dash Participants must be aged between 10 to 15 as of 2020 (count by Year of Birth)
Kickoff Family RunEach team (2-4 participants) should have at least one adult aged 18 or above as of 2020 (count by Year of Birth)
The Organiser reserves the right to verify the age of participants before, during and after the race.

Yes. Marathon participants must have successfully completed at least one race (10km or longer) in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon or any local or overseas races within the past 3 years. Such information must be submitted upon registration.

Please refer to the corresponding sections in this page for the entry requirements for Wheelchair Races and Disability Entry,

The Start and Finish of different races are as follows:
Races Start Finish
Marathon Nathan Road (outside The Mira),
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Half Marathon
10kmIsland Eastern Corridor (Westbound),
Hong Kong
10km Wheelchair RaceWan Chai Sports Ground,
Hong Kong
3km Wheelchair Race
Youth Dash
Kickoff Family Run (on 8 February, Saturday)Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The start times of different races are listed below:
Races Start Time
Marathon Challenge 06:10 am
Marathon Run 106:35 am
Marathon Run 2 07:00 am
Half Marathon Challenge 05:45 am
Half Marathon Run 1 08:00 am
Half Marathon Run 2 08:30 am
10km Challenge05:45 am
10km Run 1 06:15 am
10km Run 2 06:45 am
10km Run 3 07:15 am
10km Run 407:45 am
10km Run 5 08:15 am
10km Wheelchair Race 05:15 am
3km Wheelchair Race06:15 am
Youth Dash (Age Group 10-12) 07:15 am
Youth Dash (Age Group 13-15) 07:25 am
Kickoff Family Run 1 (on 8 February, Saturday)9:15 am
Kickoff Family Run 2 (on 8 February, Saturday)9:45 am
Kickoff Family Run 3 (on 8 February, Saturday)10:15 am
To avoid running under humid and hot weather conditions, early starts would be favorable to distance running. Moreover, it is absolutely essential to minimize the impact to the public transport system and to ensure the courses can be resumed for normal traffic as early as possible. As races start early in the morning, participants are reminded to keep their noise level to the minimal, in order to minimize the disturbance to nearby residents.
The Organiser is working closely with public transport service providers for arranging special early services on the Race Day morning, from designated areas to the Starts in Tsim Sha Tsui and Tin Hau. Participants are reminded to check the details of the special transportation arrangement before the Race Day. The details will be announced in the "Special Transportation Arrangement" of the Race Handbook published on the Marathon website closer to the Race Day.
The objective of this arrangement is to avoid congestion caused by the variation of pace of different participants. With this allocation, every runner can race under the most favorable conditions and achieve their best.

Registration Fees

The entry fees of each race category are listed below :
Race CategoryLocal Participants Overseas Participants
10km HK$360US$60 (equivalent to HK$473)
Half MarathonHK$400US$65 (equivalent to HK$512)
MarathonHK$450US$70 (equivalent to HK$551)
10km/3km Wheelchair HK$350 US$60 (equivalent to HK$473)
Youth DashHK$200
Kickoff Family Run HK$180

The entry fee includes:

a) An official T-shirt
Runners can choose their size of T-shirt when they make payment for their entry. Once the size of T-shirt is submitted and payment is completed, the runner cannot amend the size of T-shirt.

b) A runner’s pack
The pack includes a bib with timing chip and safety pins and baggage bag and tag. (No timing chip, baggage bag and tag will be provided for Kickoff Family Run)

c) En-route support
Banana, sports drinks and water will be provided at water stations along the course (except for Kickoff Family Run)

d) Runner’s service
Baggage deposit service, Physiotherapy services and First Aid services will be provided for runners. First Aid Stations will be set up at Start Area, at water stations along the course & at Finish Area. (except for Kickoff Family Run)

e) Finisher Medal
The medal will be given to participants who finish the race within the designated time limit of their category.

f) Certificate
E-Certificate of Achievement/Participation will be issued to participants who finish the race within the designated time limit of their category.

The definitions of Local Participants and Overseas Participants are as follows.

Local Participants: A holder of a valid Hong Kong Identity Card and registers using the Hong Kong Identity Card;

Overseas Participants:
A runner who does not qualify as a Local Participant.
The Organiser accepts online payment only. Participants may make the online payment with the following methods:
  • Master Card
  • Visa Card
  • Unionpay
  • Alipay
Only application of withdrawal with medical reasons will be considered. Medical certificates issued by medical practitioners (Registered to The Medical Council of Hong Kong or Overseas Governmental Medical Authorities) must be submitted to the Marathon Registration and Runners’ Communication Office before Sunday 16 February 2020.

An administration fee of HK$100 will be applied for the refund, the remaining entry fee will be remitted to the participant by post one month after the race. Please note that both bib and timing chip are non-transferable. You must NOT transfer your bib and the timing chip to another person for participation in the race, or both persons will be disqualified and no result will be provided.

Registration and Acceptance (Priority Entry)

"Priority Entry" is to facilitate the registration of runners who achieved results that meet the specific time standards (Net Time) in any designated races and period. With an aim to enhance the race standard, in addition to the results achieved in Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019, the Organiser also accepts results achieved by runners in other recognised races between 1 January 2018 and 31 July 2019.

Applicant can only register the race distance which is the same distance as the race of the qualifying result submitted, i.e. runner who submits the result of previous 10km race can only apply for 10km race in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020.

Participants registered through “Priority Entry” will be assigned to Challenge Races of their respective distance (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km) only. Other races will be opened to the general public via “Public Ballot Entry”.
Participants meeting the specific time standards (Net Time) in any designated races between 1 January 2018 and 31 July 2019 are eligible to apply via Priority Entry. Details are as follow:
RaceMarathonHalf Marathon10km
Age GroupMenWomenMenWomenMenWomen
Aged 34 or below3:25:003:45:00 1:35:301:43:3043:0047:30
Aged 35-393:30:003:50:001:38:001:46:0045:0050:00
Aged 40-443:35:003:55:001:41:001:49:0047:0052:00
Aged 45-493:45:004:05:001:44:001:52:0049:0054:00
Aged 50-543:50:004:10:001:47:001:55:0051:0056:00
Aged 55-594:00:00 4:20:001:50:001:58:00 53:0058:00
Aged 60-644:15:004:35:001:53:002:01:0055:001:00:00
Aged 65-694:30:004:50:00 1:56:002:04:0057:001:02:00
Aged 70 or above4:45:005:05:001:59:002:07:0059:001:04:00


Age Group of runners shall be calculated as of 2020 (count by Year of Birth).
No. Results of the following races are all recognised by the Organiser:
Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) Races
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2018 & 2019
(Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km races)
Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championships 2018
Sportshouse Hong Kong 10K Challenge 2018
Island 10K 2018

Race Organiser/ Sanctioning Body Race
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold / Silver/ Bronze Label Races
Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) All Races
Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA)Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2018 & 2019
(Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km races)
Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championships 2018
Sportshouse Hong Kong 10K Challenge 2018
HK Island 10K City Race 2018
Hong Kong Disneyland (sanctioned by HKAAA)Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2018
(10km race)
UNICEF Hong Kong (sanctioned by HKAAA)UNICEF Charity Run 2018 (Half Marathon and 10km race)
Hong Kong Marathon Pro (sanctioned by HKAAA)RMAC Shatin 10K Classic Riverside Race 2018
12th Mizuno Shek Mun 10K Race
RMAC Shatin 10K Classic Riverside Race 2019
**Period: From 1 January 2018 to 31 July 2019*

Participants qualified for Priority Entry may register between 28 August 2019 (Wednesday) 10am to 5 September 2019 (Thursday) 11:59pm. Upon submitting the application, participants are required to submit the qualifying result as well. If your qualifying result was achieved in races organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, you may select the name of the race and input your qualifying result directly in the registration system.

If your qualifying result was achieved in races sanctioned by IAAF or AIMS, you are required to upload the supporting document of your qualifying result (i.e. Certificate with result) to the registration system for verification by the Organiser.

Supporting documents for Priority Entry must be submitted during the registration and before the registration deadline. Otherwise the entry will not be further processed and forfeited.

After verification of all Priority Entry applications, applicants will be informed of the Priority Entry result via email on Wednesday 11 September 2019 from 2pm onwards. The notification email will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the participant in the Priority Entry registration.

Successful applicants must complete the payment by 16 September 2019 (Monday) 11:59pm. Otherwise, participants will be considered as forfeiting the entry.

No. There is no waiting list for Priority Entry.

Registration and Acceptance (Public Ballot Entry, Individual)

The public registration for 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon will continue to be on ballot basis. Runners can register for the Public Ballot Entry by submitting an online application, which contains their personal details, contact information, emergency contact details and estimated finishing time.

All runners must provide an email address when they register. Each email address and HKID / Passport number can only be used for registration ONCE.

An applicant can only submit one application for the races to be held on the same day. For example, a Kickoff Family Run participant is allowed to apply for 10km race as well, but is NOT allowed to register for another time slot of Kickoff Family Run. In case of violation, duplicate applications or registrations will be rejected or cancelled by the Organiser without prior notice. No entry fee will be refunded. Redemption of runner’s pack will not be entertained.
The registration period of all the races are as follows:
RacesRegistration Period
Marathon 18 September 2019 (Wednesday), 10am to
6 October 2019 (Sunday), 11:59pm
Half Marathon
10km
Wheelchair Races
(on first-come, first-served basis)
Youth Dash26 September 2019 (Thursday), 10am to
30 November 2019 (Saturday), 11:59pm
Kickoff Family Run
No. Participant can only choose the distance they want to enter, and it cannot be amended once the registration is completed. The Organiser will assign the runners in designated start time. The estimated finishing time provided by the participants in their application will be one of the criteria for the assignment of race. No request for any change to another category, race or start time will be entertained by the Organiser.

A notification message will be sent to your registered email once your application is submitted for balloting. To ensure that you will receive all correspondence from the Organiser, please be reminded to provide a valid email address when you submit the application.

If you do not receive any notification messages, you may log into the registration system to check your contact information. If you experience any system errors, please call the Marathon Hotline (852) 2577 0800.

1st round of the Public Ballot result will be announced at 10am on Thursday 10 October 2019 on the Marathon website. Registered runners may log into the registration system to check the result. The Organiser will also inform all registered runners of their status (successful, unsuccessful or on waiting list) via email and SMS.

The 2nd round of ballot result will be announced at 10am on Monday 22 October 2019 on the Marathon website and via email. Registrants on waiting list may log into the registration system to check the result.

Status Payment Period
Successful Registrants (1st-round ballot)10am, Thursday 10 October 2019
to 11:59pm, Thursday 17 October 2019
Successful Registrants (2nd-round ballot)10am, Tuesday 22 October 2019
to 11:59pm, Monday 28 October 2019

Registrants who fail to complete the payment within the above period will be considered as forfeiting the entry.
All successful registrants should complete the payment online during the payment period, using the following methods:

  • Master Card
  • Visa Card
  • Unionpay
  • Alipay

  • A system-generated email will be sent to the successful registrant upon completion of payment as a confirmation.
    If your application was incomplete or unsuccessful, please resubmit a new application.
    Unsuccessful registrants may enroll for the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020 through Charity Entry. The registration of Charity Entry opens at 10am on Thursday 31 October 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis, and closes at 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019. The Organiser reserves the right to close entries before the deadline without any notice, once the quota is full.

    Registration and Acceptance (Public Ballot Entry, Team)

    The Organiser will continue the Public Ballot Entry (Team) Arrangement this year. Accepted applicants will be assigned to 10km Run 3 or 4. Runners may join by forming a team of two to eight people and completing the online registration between 10am on Wednesday 18 September 2019 and 11:59pm on Sunday 6 October 2019.

    Public Ballot Entry (Team) is divided into local teams and overseas teams. Local team MUST be consisted of local runners ONLY while Overseas team MUST be consisted of overseas runners ONLY.

    Team Captains are required to "create team", set a team name and submit an application on the registration system during the registration period. Team members are required to enter the team name and Team Captain's registered email address to join the team. They will be added to the team after submitting their personal particulars.

    All registered participants may login to the registration system and check the team list

    Only individual results will be available for each runner entered via Public Ballot entry (team) and the Organiser will not provide any team result or awards.

    1st round Public Ballot Entry (Team) result will be announced at 10am on Thursday 10 October 2019 on the Marathon website. Registered runners may log into the registration system to check the result. The Organiser will also inform team captains of their status (successful, unsuccessful or on waiting list) via email and SMS.

    The 2nd round ballot (Team) result will be announced at 10am on Tuesday 22 October 2019 on the Marathon website and via email. Registrants on waiting list may log into the registration system to check the result thereafter.

    Team Captains would need to settle the entry fees for the whole team in one go within the payment period. Those who fail to complete the payment procedures before the deadline will be considered as forfeiting the entry for the whole team. The payment period for Public Ballot Entry (Team) are as follows.
    Status Payment Period
    Successful Registrants (1st-round ballot)10am, Thursday 10 October 2019
    to 11:59pm, Thursday 17 October 2019
    Successful Registrants (2nd-round ballot)10am, Tuesday 22 October 2019
    to 11:59pm, Monday 28 October 2019
    Registrants who fail to complete the payment within the above period will be considered as forfeiting the entry.
    Applicants of Public Ballot Entry (Team) cannot submit separate application as individual runner. Runners with duplicate entries will be disqualified without further notice.

    Registration and Acceptance (Disability Entry)

    With an aim to uphold Physically Handicapped and Abled-Bodied (PHAB) integration, “Disability Entry” (“the Entry”) is introduced for the first time at Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020 (with 500 reserved quotas) as a pilot arrangement. Applicants can register for Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race (same route courses as those for the Public Ballot Entry). Race category and start time will be assigned by the Organiser.

    The quotas are separately handled from the Public Ballot Entry.
    Participants with the following type(s) of disability and hold a valid Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the HKSAR Government, are eligible to register via the Entry:

    1. Hearing impairment
    2. Visual impairment
    3. Physical disability
    4. Speech impairment
    5. Intellectual disability
    6. Mental illness
    7. Autism
    8. Visceral disability / chronic illness
    9. Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
    10. Specific Learning Difficulties


    Participants must also be able to participate without use of any external auxiliary equipment in the race (except for prosthetic limb).
    No.
    Participants who need to participate with wheelchairs can only register for the 10km/3km wheelchair races.
    Participants who wish to register via the Entry must submit a valid Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the HKSAR Government during the registration process. Both sides of the document must be submitted, showing the type of disability of the participants, for verification purpose.
    Eligible participants may register from 10am on 18 September 2019 (Wednesday) to 11:59pm on 6 October 2019 (Sunday). Participants are required to submit a valid Registration Card for People with Disabilities (both sides) for verification purpose.
    Ballot results will be announced by email starting from 2pm on 22 October 2019 (Tuesday) . Applicants may also login to the Runner Dashboard to check their application information and status.
    Yes.

    Visually impaired runner who has successfully got a place from the Entry and completed the payment will receive a payment confirmation email with a link for he / she to register for his / her guide runner between 29 October 2019 (Tuesday) and 6 November 2019 (Wednesday).

    The guide runner will be assigned to the same race as his/her visually impaired partner.
    No. Participants can only register through one type of entry.

    Registration and Acceptance (Youth Dash and Kickoff Family Run)

    Quotas of the Youth Dash and Kickoff Family Run will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Runners can register for the Youth Dash and Kickoff Family Run by submitting an online application and completing the payment, from 10am on Thursday 26 September 2019 onwards.

    Confirmation emails will be sent to applicants upon completion of payment. The Organiser reserves the right to close entries before the deadline without any notice once the quota is full.

    No. There is no waiting list for Youth Dash and Kickoff Family Run. Registration will be closed once the quota is full.

    Charity Entry

    The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is committed to serving the community and supporting different charitable causes. The Charity Entry is open to the participants who wish to support our official beneficiaries. Applicants can choose the Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km Race in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020.
    The 2 official charities of this year's event are:
  • The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled; and
  • The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society
  • After deducting the Event entry fee, (ie Marathon HK$450, Half Marathon HK$400 and 10km HK$360), the remaining amount will be served as Charity fee and be donated to the 2 charities mentioned above evenly.
    The registration of Charity Entry will open at 10am on Thursday 31 October 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis. Runners may choose to participate in Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km through Charity Entry. The registration period will end at 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019. The Organiser reserves the right to close entries before the deadline without any notice.
    The entry fees of Charity Entry are as follows:
  • Marathon: HK$1,800
  • Half Marathon: HK$1,600
  • 10km: HK$1,500


  • The fee includes race entry fee, and donation which will be equally donated to the 2 Official Beneficiaries and is tax-deductible with official receipts to be issued by the beneficiary(ies) in 2020.

    Wheelchair Races

    For participants of Wheelchair Races, medical documents, either
    A) a Registration Card for People with Disabilities or
    B) a medical certificate issued by Specialist or
    C) a proof issued by the Government, must be submitted upon registration. Specification of the wheelchairs used in the race must meet the “Regulation & Requirement” for the Wheelchair Races.
    Please refer to “Race Information” for details.
    Yes. You will be provided with two baggage tags. You may deposit one baggage and one spare wheelchair on the race day morning. You may collect both at the Baggage Collection area at Victoria Park after the race.
    No. All participants including the Wheelchair Races must start the race on time. Those who fail to arrive at the Start Area at the specified times will not be allowed to enter the Start Area. Please make sure you arrive at the Start Area at least 30 minutes before the Start Time.
    If the damage is mild, please stay on one side of the course and fix the wheelchair before resuming the race. If the damage is severe that you are unable to continue, please seek help from Race Officials, and declare your intention to withdraw from the race.

    The Race Officials will then assist you to board the official bus which will take you to the Finish Area. Your bib will be marked DNF (Did not finish). First aid treatment will be arranged if necessary. Refreshments including water and banana will be provided on board.
    You are advised to leave Victoria Park via Hing Fat Street to MTR Tin Hau Station or via Causeway Road to Causeway Bay. If you have booked a rehab bus for a pick-up, they are advised to park and wait at Ngan Mok Street, Tin Hau.

    Runner’s Pack Collection

    The “Runner’s Pack Collection Letter” will be sent to all successful applicants via email, starting from early-January 2020. Applicants can also login to registration system via the official Marathon website to download the Collection Letter. The Collection Letter indicates the runner’s name, category and bib number, along with a QR-code for identification and redemption purpose.

    If you do not receive your Runner’s Pack Collection Email by Friday 17 January 2020, please call the Marathon Hotline (852) 2577 0800 and contact the Marathon Registration and Runners’ Communication Office.

    You can pick up your Runner’s Pack in person or authorise a third party to collect it for you by presenting the Runner’s Pack Collection Email (with QR code embedded) and your HKID card/passport copy at the Marathon Carnival.

    Marathon Carnival and Runner's Pack Distribution
    DateTimeLocation
    5 February 2020 (Wednesday)3pm-9pmThe Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    6 February 2020 (Thursday)
    7 February 2020 (Friday)
    8 February 2020 (Saturday)9:30am-3pm
    In order to avoid congestion and shorten the waiting time, runners are advised to follow their Runner’s Pack at the designated date and time slot as indicated in the Runner’s Pack Collection Letter.
    Runners can authorise a representative to pick up their Runner’s Pack at the designated date and time as indicated in the email, on their behalf.
    The representative must present the following documents when they pick up the Runner’s Pack at the Marathon Carnival:
    • A duly completed authorisation letter;
    • A printed copy of the Runner’s Pack Collection Email (along with the QR code); and
    • A copy of participant’s HKID card/passport.

    If these instructions are not followed, the Runner’s Pack will not be distributed.
    No. Runner’s Packs will NOT be sent by post. This is to avoid the risk of losing the package during postage.
    No. Runners can choose their size of T-shirt when they make payment for their entry. Once the size of T-shirt is submitted and payment is completed, the runner cannot amend the size of T-shirt.
    Applicants can login to registration system via the official Marathon website to download the Collection Letter.
    Each Runner’s Pack includes the following items:
    • Bib
    • Timing Chip (attached on the bib) (not applicable for Kickoff Family Run)
    • Baggage Tag & Bag (not applicable for Kickoff Family Run)
    • T-shirt

    To work towards a greener marathon, the Organiser will not distribute hard copies of the Race Handbook at the Marathon Carnival. Participants may download the e-version on the Marathon website.

    If participants would like to purchase a print copy of the Race Handbook, they may place the order during registration. The Race Handbook will be sold at HK$20/ US$3 (equivalent to HK$24) each (not applicable for Kickoff Family Run).

    Please make sure you have checked the name, gender and race category printed on the bib before you leave the Marathon Carnival. Should you have any questions, please approach the officials at the Information Counter.

    Preparation for Race Day

    Participants are advised to dress in proper sportswear and running shoes for the race. The bib (with the timing chip) should be displayed near your chest and clearly visible at all times during the race to enable race officials to identify your race number.
    You must bring the Bib and safety pins to the race. If you wish to deposit your belongings, please bring along the official baggage bag and baggage tag provided to you at the Marathon Carnival, and deposit it at the designated time and location according to your category. Please do not deposit valuable item(s).

    The Organiser will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

    Runners are advised to read the Race Handbook on the Marathon website before the Race Day.
    Yes. The Organiser provides a Marathon Clinic for participants. For details, please refer to the “Training” session on the official Marathon website.
    Public Liability Insurance is covered by the Organiser. Participants are advised to take up their own personal or other insurance policies according to their needs separately.

    Participants are also advised to seek medical advice before the race to check if they are fit enough to complete the distance they have entered.
    Participants are encouraged to travel by public transport on the Race Day morning. The Organiser is working closely with public transport service providers for arranging special early services, from designated areas to the Starts in Tsim Sha Tsui and Tin Hau. Details will be announced in the Special Transportation Arrangement in the Race Handbook published on the Marathon website.

    All participants are required to start the race at their designated start time. Please reserve sufficient time for baggage deposit, warm up and proceeding to the Start Area. Those who fail to arrive the Start Area on time will not be able to take part in the race.

    Participants must pass the check point located at Victoria Road (outside the Fire Station) at least 30 minutes before their start time. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse late participants entering the Island East Corridor.

    Yes. Cut off times will be set for each start. Participants of Wheelchair Races must start the race on time. Other race categories will be cut off 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. The access to the Start Area will be blocked by Race Officials to prevent further access of the late participants.

    No. After depositing your baggage (if you require this service from the Organiser), you may proceed to the Waiting Zone directly. You will be guided to the Start Area by Race Officials 10 minutes (Marathon, Half Marathon and Wheelchair Races) / 30 minutes (10km) before the Start Time of your race.
    Only participants with valid bibs will be allowed to enter the Start Area, and Race Officials will be authorised to check your entry validity.

    There might be queues at the baggage area, please allow sufficient time for completing baggage deposit services.
    No. The start time of all races has been listed on the official Marathon website.
    All participants must start the race at their designated start time. Late participants will not be allowed to enter the Start Area.
    No. No bib will be distributed on the race day. Runners without a valid bib for Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2020 will not be allowed to start the race.
    No. Both bib and timing chips are non-transferable. Upon discovery of such irregularities, participants concerned will be disqualified and the Organiser (HKAAA) reserves the right to reject their applications for any future HKAAA events.

    En-route

    Participants are advised not to take photos at Start Area, en-route and Finish Area, due to the large numbers of participants and some part of the course are relatively narrow.
    Yes, the air-quality inside the tunnel will be closely monitored during the race. The southbound tunnel will be closed from 00:45am on race day and sufficient fresh air will be pumped into the Tunnel.
    Air quality in the past has indicated that it is suitable for running events to be conducted inside the Tunnel.

    Traffic will be shut down along the race route during the event. The Police will also cordon off associated areas for a specified period of time to allow participants to pass through in safe conditions. Only the emergency vehicles and official cars will be using the Emergency Vehicles Access (EVA) alongside with the race route. To ensure the emergency vehicles can reach the incident locations without any delay, participants should not access the EVA under any circumstance and to follow the instructions given by the race officials.

    In case of emergency, the authorities and the Organiser have the absolute right to close the route, stop the race and / or alter the route without prior notice.
    Yes. According to the international standard for road races, markings will be provided every 1km along the route in all races.
    The elevation of the Marathon course ranges from 30 meters below sea level to 90 meters above sea level. The lowest point of the entire route will be located inside Western Harbour Tunnel and the highest point will be the Tsing Ma Bridge section.
    Distilled water and sports drinks will be provided at the water stations along the course and at the Finish Area.
    First Aid Services will be provided by Auxiliary Medical Service. First Aid Stations will be located at the Start Area, all water stations along the routes and at the Finish Area. Ambulances will also be on stand-by along the course.
    Mobile toilets will be available at the Start Area, water stations and at the Finish Area.

    Details of the time limits and cut-off points could be found in the Event Handbook, which will be published on the Marathon website in due course.

    If you are unable to reach the checkpoint within the time limit, you will be stopped by the Race Officials and asked to board the official buses. Your bib will be marked by the Race Official after boarding the bus. Refreshments including water and banana will be available on board.

    You should proceed to the nearest water or sponge station, declare your intention to withdraw from the race. The official bus will then take you to the Finish Area.

    After the Race

    Upon crossing the Finish Line, participants are advised to leave the Finish Area and refreshment collecting area as soon as possible, to avoid congestion or blockage to runners who are arriving at the Finish Line.
    After the race, you may leave Victoria Park via Hing Fat Street to MTR Tin Hau Station and / or via Causeway Road / Gate 10 to Causeway Bay MTR station.
    Meeting point in Causeway Bay Sports Ground has been designated for the convenience of those participants who would like to meet their relatives and friends after the race / collection of personal baggage.
    Participants are advised to take public transport to travel to/from the Finish Area. No parking spaces are available at the venue on race day. If you need a pick-up, you may arrange the car to wait at Ngan Mok Street, Tin Hau.

    Baggage Deposit and Collection

    Free baggage handling services are provided by the Organiser. The baggage deposit areas are located as follows:

    RacesLocations
    Marathon Kowloon Park Drive, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    Half Marathon
    10kmCentral Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    10km Wheelchair RaceWai Chai Sports Ground, Hong Kong
    3km Wheelchair Race
    Youth Dash
    * Baggage handling services are not available for Kickoff Family Run
    * For more details, please refer to Race Handbook published on the Marathon website
    No. You can only use the baggage bag & tag provided by the Organiser, and no baggage bags & tags will be provided on Race Day.

    For Marathon and Half Marathon, baggage deposit services will be closed 15 minutes before the Start of the race.

    For Wheelchair races, baggage deposit services must be done 30 minutes before the Start of the race.

    For 10km, baggage deposit services must be done 45 minutes before each Start. Baggage deposit services at Victoria Park will be closed at 7:30am. Gate 16 of Victoria Park, which is the Entrance to 10km baggage area, will be closed at 7:15am.

    For Youth Dash, baggage deposit services must be done before 6:45am.

    You can seek assistance from the race officials at the “Lost & Found” counter located at the baggage collection area.
    You can collect your bag at the designated areas:
    RacesLocations
    Marathon Football Pitch, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    Half Marathon Basketball Courts & Football Pitch, Victoria Park / Moreton Terrace Temporary Playground, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    10kmCentral Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    10km Wheelchair RaceFootball Pitch, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    3km Wheelchair Race
    Youth Dash
    * Baggage handling services are not available for Kickoff Family Run.
    * For more details, please refer to Race Handbook published on the Marathon website
    Participants may collect their baggage right after the race.

    Competition Rules & Regulations

    Yes. There are cut-off times and separate time limits set in specific locations along the course for each race. If you are unable to reach the checkpoint within the time limit, you will be stopped by the Race Officials and asked to board the official buses. Your bib will be marked by the Race Official after boarding the bus.
    RaceCut-off Time
    Marathon 6 hours
    Half Marathon 2.5 hours (Challenge)
    3 hours (Run 1 & 2)
    10km 2 hours
    10km Wheelchair Race1 hour 5 minutes
    3km Wheelchair Race 30 minutes
    Youth Dash30 minutes
    Kickoff Family Run1 hour
    * For more details, please refer to Race Handbook on the Marathon website.
    IAAF/AIMS technical rules and regulations will be enforced in Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
    No results and no certificate will be provided if you start at any Starting Time other than the one assigned to you.
    Bib and Timing Chips are non-transferable once your entry is accepted. Upon discovery of such irregularities, participants concerned will be disqualified and HKAAA reserves the right to reject their applications for any future HKAAA events.
    No. Pets, kids (except for Family Run), roller sneakers or any form of wheel-run objects, e.g. wheelchairs (except those Wheelchair Races athletes assigned by the Organizer), bicycles, skates, push carts etc. are straightly prohibited in the course.

    Result

    Timing Chip will be attached at the back of the Bib. Bib and Timing Chip will not be distributed on the Race Day, and both of them are not transferable.
    Remember to bring your Bib with Timing Chip on Race Day. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to participate in the race.
    No. Each Timing Chip has a specific number which matches with the participants’ information and the matching is completed before the race. Therefore, the Timing Chip cannot be changed, exchanged or sold to other people. Otherwise, you and the transferee will both be disqualified from the race.
    The list of winners will be posted on the result board at the Finish Area on Race Day. Full results of all finishers will be announced via the Marathon website at http://2020.hkmarathon.com from 9 February 2020 after 10pm.
    Should you have any questions about your result, please send your inquiry to the Marathon Registration and Runners’ Communication Office via email.

    Email: [email protected]
    According to the race regulations, your result will not be published on the website if you cannot complete the race within the time limit. No certificates and Finisher Medals will be awarded.
    No. You are only allowed to run in the race assigned by the Organiser. If you ran in the wrong race, you will neither get results nor the certificate and you will be disqualified.
    An Official Time (Gun Time) is the time from the sound of the Starter’s signal to the time when you cross the Finish Line.

    The Chip Time (Net Time) is the time from when you cross the timing mats at the Start Line, to the time when you cross the timing mats at the Finish Line.
    Progress Award Certificates will be awarded to participants who completed the same race as the 2019 race and distance but with better times. E-Certificates for qualified runners will be uploaded to the official website after the race.

    Prize & Prize Presentation Ceremony

    All prizes will be awarded according to the Official Time and this is in accordance with the IAAF competition rules for Road Races. Net times are for personal reference only.
    Trophies will be presented to the first three winners of the Marathon Challenge, Half Marathon Challenge and 10km Challenge.
    The total prize money for the Marathon is USD$300,000 and a total special award of HKD$144,000 will be awarded to the winners of various categories who are Permanent Residents of Hong Kong.
    Permanent Residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall be persons who are qualified to obtain Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards in accordance with the Basic Law Chapter III, Article 24 of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
    The Prize Presentation Ceremony will commence at the Finish Area (Victoria Park) starting from 7:30 am onwards on the Race Day of 9 February 2020. All awarded winners will be invited to receive their prizes.
    Winners must report to the race officials 20 minutes before the commencement of the prize presentation ceremony at the Winners Booth located at the Finish Area (Victoria Park). If winners fail to attend the Prize Presentation Ceremony on time, he/she will not be allowed to redeem his/her prize after event.

    For prize winners or potential prize winners who wish to dispute the results, a written appeal must be submitted to the Result Referee at the Finish Area, with a deposit of HKD$800 or USD$100 within 30 minutes after the official announcement of the results. The deposit will not be refunded if the appeals are not successful. The Organizer reserves the right not to entertain any dispute or appeal submitted thereafter.

    For non-winners, any disputes regarding their personal results must be submitted in written form within 3 days of the announcement of the results on the Marathon website.

    Other Information

    Public Liability Insurance is covered by the Organiser. Participants are advised to take up their own personal or other insurance policies separately, if necessary. The Organiser suggests to the participants to have a thorough health assessment before signing up for the race and choose a suitable race distance based on their body condition. Please consult your doctor before taking part in the race, if you have any doubts.
    Yes. Public viewing areas are located at Victoria Park. Spectators may enter the area through Gate 3 & 4. During the Race, spectators cannot enter Victoria Park via Gate 14, 15, 16 or 17. (Please refer to the map of the Finish Area in the Race Handbook for details.)

    Marathon Registration and Customer Service Office
    (852) 2577 0800
    General Inquiry : [email protected]
    Registration and participant’s
    Information entry : [email protected]

    Ogilvy Public Relations (Media enquiries)

    (852) 2136 6185
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