Runners prepare for the start of the 10km Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon run in 2019. The event is now set for a return. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
Runners prepare for the start of the 10km Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon run in 2019. The event is now set for a return. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong

Hong Kong Marathon: boost for city as showpiece athletics event gets go-ahead marking return of elite sport

  • The annual race returns on Sunday, October 24 with a slimmed-down field of 18,500 participants across the three categories
  • The last time the event was held, in 2019, 74,000 runners took part

Runners prepare for the start of the 10km Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon run in 2019. The event is now set for a return. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
Runners prepare for the start of the 10km Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon run in 2019. The event is now set for a return. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
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