Runners taking part in the Taman Pudu Ulu Parkrun in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 5km running event has become a global phenomenon. Photo: Parkrun

Japan, Singapore, even Siberia have Parkrun, why can’t Hong Kong? Six potential locations for 5km race that’s swept the world since 2004

  • The weekly 5km running event, which has become a global phenomenon, encourages people of all shapes and sizes to get out and take part
  • Despite Hongkongers’ love of running, there is no Parkrun in the city. But it’s only a matter of time – so we’ve scouted some possible courses
Topic |   Hiking and Running

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Runners taking part in the Taman Pudu Ulu Parkrun in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 5km running event has become a global phenomenon. Photo: Parkrun
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Lauren James

Lauren James

Lauren James joined SCMP as part of the Young Post team in 2015, before moving to the Culture desk in 2017. Originally from the UK, she enjoys writing about arts and entertainment, environmental issues, health and fitness, technology and food. She is an avid gig-goer and passionate about Hong Kong's music scene.