Gammon China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 2017

Gammon China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 2017 – ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
08:00 Sunday 22nd January 2017
High Island Reservoir, Pak Tam Chung



AVOHK are pleased to announce that David Bedford OBE will be the Guest of Honour at the 2017 China Coast Marathon.  He is a former 10,000m World Record Holder and was the London Marathon Race Director from 1986 to 2012 and is still involved with the London Marathon.

Entries for  2017 races  are now CLOSED Click Here for Event Information.  Full and half marathons in the scenic Sai Kung East Country Park run on the service roads around the reservoir.  Five year age group categories for veteran runners and AVOHK member prizes for the fastest members aged under 40 and 40 and over. The John Lane trophy will be awarded to the fastest Veteran AVOHK member in the marathon.   The races are held along side the Community Chest of Hong Kong Corporate Challenge which incorporates a  10 km and half marathon.  These races are for teams and runners should enter via the Community Chest.  There is no AVOHK 10km .

More information on the China Coast Marathon under the Our Races page.  Click Here for more information

Dave Smith and Catherine Leonard are Race Directors and they need help leading up to the races and also help on the day.  The races require many marshals both on course to manage the aid stations and direct runners, at the start / finish area to ensure the roads are kept safe for runners and traffic and at the Po Leung Kuk to assist with the number bib collection, baggage and post race souvenir distribution and the post race clean up.  There are also jobs to do before and after race day, particularly the Saturday setting up the administration area at Po Leung Kuk and taking supplies out on course.   So please do contact us via the avohk enquiry email catherineavohk@gmail.com if you can help out.


Runners please read the following information:


Number bibs are collected on race day only. The collection location is in the ground of the Po Leung Kuk Holiday Camp at Pak Tam Chung.   The pick up area will be clearly signposted.  There is no pre race pick up of number bib.

Runners are urged to use the free bus service to get to the races.  There are pick up locations in Hong Kong. Kowloon and the New Territories.  If you have not already registered for the bus please take a look at the locations and then email chinacoastmarathon2017@gmail.com telling us which bus you are taking.  Runners must register for the bus.

Parking at Pak Tam Chung is very limited .  Police will ticket illegal parking.  If you want to drive park in Sai Kung and take the runners bus departing 06:15 and 06:45 from Mei Yu Street near the police station entrance .  Please register with us for the Sai Kung bus.  There is also a taxi stand at the sea front terminus.

The finishers t shirt and race souvenir are awarded to finishers after the race at the finishers area at Po Leung Kuk .

AVOHK races have 5 year age group prizes and you are urged to check the results lists to see if you have won a prize before going home.  Prize presentations will take place from 10:30.   There are also AVOHK member prizes , to be eligible for these runners need to be a registered  AVOHK member at the time of entering  the races.


The Permasteelisa 2016/17 Reservoir Series (4 Races and all 4 Count) is now open for Entries:   Click Here for Entry



Race 1 – 9am Sat 12 Nov 2016 – Aberdeen Reservoir.  Completed:  avohk-reservoir-series-2016-17-race-1-results
Race 2 – 9am Sat 10th Dec 2016 – Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. Completed: res-2-race-results
Race 3 – 9am Sat 25th Feb 2017 – Tai Tam Reservoir
Race 4 – 9am Sat 18th Mar 2017 – Shing Mun Reservoir

Click here for current entry list


The Permasteelisa Reservoir Series, a mixed terrain 4-race series around the reservoirs of Hong Kong presents an opportunity to run on trails in the most beautiful parts of Hong Kong.