The popular annual Olympic Day run will be held this year at a different venue - the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground - on June 26. Thousands of athletics fans from all over Hong Kong will tread a new route in the three-kilometre race, which was held at Wan Chai Sports Ground in the past. The relocation has been caused by maintenance work at the Wan Chai venue. The spacious Siu Sai Wan ground means the entry quota for the event has been raised to 3,500. The fun-oriented event - part of a worldwide movement in which all member countries of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) organise a run - traditionally attracts people of all ages and backgrounds, including popular sports figures and other celebrities. The theme of this year's race, organised by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, is 'Promoting Physical Education, Let's Go for a Sporting Life'. 'We expect the fastest runners will finish the race in about 12 minutes,' said Bobo Fung, of co-organiser, the Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association. 'Some people will race to win, but many take part for fun and simply enjoy the run. Many parents and children race together.' The entry deadline for the race is June 14. All finishers will receive an IOC certificate, a McDonald's cap, a Mizuno T-shirt, a pedometer and a free can of Coca-Cola. Meanwhile, a total of $10,000 is up for grabs in the second Olympic Sport and Literature Competition - Hong Kong. Children aged 12 to 18 are encouraged to write about a specific theme such as: excelling oneself, fair play, joy in effort, respect for others, or balance between body and mind. Entries can be in English or Chinese, and winning efforts will be sent to the IOC's grand final. The deadline is July 29. Entry forms for both the run and the writing competition can be found at www. hkolympic.org or call 2891 3021.