This year’s Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race (HK100), supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), has concluded with an impressive field of 2,300 international runners taking part.
Taking place from 17-19 January 2020, the event drew runners from as far afield as France and the UK; to the USA and Canada; and from Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand and Japan. A total of 1,800 athletes ran the full 103-kilometre course, which ran along the Maclehose Trail from Pak Tam Chung to Sai Kung. 500 participants joined The Half, the newly designated 56-kilometre trail that encompassed the first half of the full course.
“Hong Kong is a magnet for some of the world’s best trail racers,” said Janet Ng, Vibram Hong Kong 100 Race Director. “Now in the second year of its elevation to ‘series’ level in the Ultra Trail World Tour, this year’s HK100 attracted participants from over 50 countries.
“It is an event that has been blessed over the years by the incredible support of our sponsors and supporting organizations, and Hong Kong’s strong, friendly, close-knit trail-running community.”
“I would like to congratulate all of the talented racers who gave it their all in the HK100,” said Dane Cheng, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. “It is wonderful to see such camaraderie and community spirit among international competitors, which is what this race is truly about. Sharing the resilient traits of ultra runners, Hong Kong continues to shine as an events capital in the Asia-Pacific region, hosting renowned races and attractions that are excitingly anticipated by participants from all over the world.”