The Golden 100 Hong Kong will be starting in a month’s time. At this point, we wish to give everyone an update on the latest race arrangements.
It has come to our attention that the current political situation in Hong Kong has drawn a lot of concerns from some local and overseas runners. We are closely monitoring the situation and assessing any potential risks it may have to the race.
As at this point, we have not learned of any rejections from the government departments, and hence we are still striving our best effort to stage the event. However, please rest assured that the safety of racers and volunteers remains to be our top priority. If in any case that these priorities are to be compromised, we will consider other possibilities, such as cancelling of the event. Yet, as the situation in Hong Kong is still changing day-by-day, we are not likely to make such a decision until within one week prior to the race.
We understand the concerns particularly from our overseas runners, as most of you should be confirming your flights and accommodations at this point. While the political situation is still developing, we want to highlight that most trail running events in Hong Kong have been held successfully. Despite the bumpy times, we have great faith that the Golden 100 Hong Kong will take place as scheduled.
Understanding that the situation may be uncomfortable for some runners, we have made the following options for all registered racers:
- Cancel your 2019 entry by replying to this email on or before 1 December 2019. No refunds will be offered but your place in our 2020 edition will be guaranteed with a 50% discount on the registration fee.
- Keep your 2019 entry (no reply required). If our event eventually cancels, your 2019 entry will be carried over to our 2020 edition. If the 2020 edition fails to take place, a refund will be issued (after deduction of any third party refund processing charges).
We are also accepting last-minute entries until the 8 December 2019 (runner tee subject to availability). Interested parties can register now using the below link:
We are also accepting last-minute entries until the 8 December 2019 (runner tee is subject to availability). To those who have been registered in a canceled trail race between September to December 2019 (submit proof during registration), we will offer a “Golden 100 Hong Kong’s limited edition Shoe Bag” upon registration between now and 8 December 2019. Interested parties can register now using the below link: (Registered runners can edit their submission and upload proof using the link inside your confirmation email)
Everyone, please stay safe and have fun on trails.