Electric Run - part race, part street party - is coming to the city

An Electric Run in Indianapolis this month. A similar event planned for Hong Kong next year will feature a music and light show


You've probably heard of Hash House Harriers and their slogan, "A drinking club with a running problem." Recently, they have been joined in the world of simultaneous running and partying by another international group: ravers with a running problem.

Monday, 4 November, 2013, 12:36pm

Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

The eight peaks on Pat Sin Leng tops off a challenging course for the inaugural The North Face 100 Hong Kong trail race. Photo: Jeanette Wang

1 Jul 2013 - 9:50am 2 comments

In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

The 40-hectare Haidian Park (海淀公园) is an oasis of green and calm. Photo: Jeanette Wang

I take my running shoes with me wherever I go. Across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, round and round the padang in Georgetown, Penang, under freezing conditions in London, Ontario... my trusty trainers have been the best travel companions ever. Running is definitely the best way, in my opinion, to get acquainted with new surroundings.

31 May 2013 - 5:39pm 5 comments

James Hansen wins Hong Kong International Diamond Mile

James Hansen wins the Hong Kong International Diamond Mile in Central yesterday from compatriot Nathan Down. Photo: Richard Castka

Tasmanian James Hansen, 19, took the men's title in four minutes and 20 seconds, but had to work as gusty conditions hit over the second leg of the two-lap course to hold off fellow Australian Nathan Down (4:21) and Kenya's Solomon Kipyego Keter (4:24).

23 Apr 2013 - 5:22am

Benson lifts Mount Butler Race trophy despite finishing second

Darren Benson. Photo: Richard Castka

This anomaly occurred because Chan Ka-ho, who crossed the finish line in 57 minutes and 11 seconds for the 15-kilometre event, had entered the team competition and, as a result, was not eligible for the overall first prize.

25 Mar 2013 - 4:32am

Numbers surge at Beat the Banana race in TST

Little kids and big kids go bananas on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade yesterday in the eighth Beat the Banana charity run. With a new 1km children's route, more than 1,600 bananas did the run - watched by people dressed as corn, strawberries and other healthy treats. The race raises money for cancer prevention awareness. Photo: Nora Tam

A big banana and a little banana ran down Tsim Sha Tsui harbour front yesterday chased by hundreds of people dressed in yellow. It was the eighth year of "Hong Kong's wackiest race" which raises money for awareness about cancer prevention.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

The road warrior

Andre Blumberg kisses the finishing marker of the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge after running 298km in three days. Photo: Patchanida Pongsubkarun

It's 4.30am and Andre Blumberg wrestles with his alarm clock. Eyes full of sleep, he grabs a small pack filled with water and food before heading into the dark for his daily run - a two-hour sojourn in which he will cover a half-marathon distance while Hong Kong sleeps. It's a warm-up for the triple marathon distance he will run during the weekend and a stroll in comparison to the multiple ultra marathons he will complete this year.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

72,000 runners ready for Hong Kong Marathon

A record 72,000 runners will take part in the 17th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A year after crying out that the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon had reached "bursting point" organisers managed to squeeze in another 2,000 runners for today's showpiece. This time, it truly seems saturation point has been reached.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

45-year-old housewife embraces 'last chance' to run for Hong Kong in marathon

Mother-of-two Angelina Kong Fung-sin. Photo: Richard Castka

Angelina Kong Fung-sin thought her chance of representing Hong Kong had gone. Then an e-mail arrived inviting the 45-year-old Tai Po housewife and mother-of-two to carry Hong Kong's colours in Sunday's showpiece marathon.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:08am

Sichuan salesmen run half-naked in cold after bad performance reviews

Employees are seen running on a road in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photo: SCMP Pictures

More than 10 men were seen shirtless running on a highway in Chengdu, the capital city of China’s southwestern province, said Chengdu Business Daily on Tuesday. Accompanying them were several female colleagues who wore thin clothes.

20 Feb 2013 - 1:25pm 1 comment

Anthony Chan and Grace Lien take Reservoir race honours

Grace Lien on her way to victory yesterday. Photo: Richard Castka

Grace Lien Chia-hsuan stormed through the field to win the AVOHK Mizuno Reservoir Series women's race in a good time of 54 minutes and 47 seconds, but she was disappointed to be missing out on Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Marathon official Kwan Kee wants public to be more tolerant

Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association. Photo: Dickson Lee

Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, said yesterday that the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon would once again implement stringent rules to reduce noise pollution especially at the start of the popular 10-kilometre races, which this year have drawn a record 38,000 participants.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Runners from fire services aim to win sixth straight 10km race

Fire Services Department team's Wong Ka-wai, Cheung Chun-ngai and Chung Tak-lun. Photo: David Wong

Bragging rights are the only thing at stake in the Disciplined Services Cup, which will be contested by seven branches of the government. They are Cheung's team from the Fire Services Department, the Police, the Correctional Services Department, the Customs, the ICAC and the Government's Flying Services.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Marathon mania: Mind over muscle

Laura Walsh (left) and Rachel Jacqueline stride out in the Mid-Levels. Photo: Dickson Lee

It's no secret that training for a marathon requires hard work, as early mornings, thigh-thrashing long runs and pushing near-sickening speeds become the norm.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:04pm

Peak condition

Foreigners and locals alike take on the Annapurna Marathon. Photo: AFP

Nestled into the foothills of the Himalayas, Nepal is a magnet for trekkers and a launch pad to scale the world's highest mountains.

22 Jan 2013 - 11:19am