The Gone Running Hong Kong Trail Running Awards are under way. The 2018-19 season has drawn to a close and to celebrate another fantastic year, the community is getting together to recognise the fantastic achievements of all involved.

The awards strive to recognise not just the best runners, but also those who have contributed the most to the scene. The votes are in and it’s time to find out who has won.

There are 13 awards up for grabs at the New Life restaurant in Wan Chai.

You can watch the ceremony live here:

The 13 awards are:

  • Female Runner of the Year – for consistently outstanding trail racing performances in Hong Kong and/or overseas by a female runner.
  • Male Runner of the Year – for consistently outstanding trail racing performances in Hong Kong and/or overseas by a male runner.

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  • Master Runner of the Year – for consistently outstanding trail racing performances in Hong Kong and/or overseas by a runner over the age of 45 at the start of the season.
  • Youth Runner of the Year – for consistently outstanding trail racing performances in Hong Kong and/or overseas by a runner under the age of 25 at the start of the season.
  • Most Improved Female Runner – awarded to the runner who has shown the greatest improvement in trail running performances over the course of the season.

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  • Most Improved Male Runner – awarded to the runner who has shown the greatest improvement in trail running performances over the course of the season.
  • Best Solo Run – for the best trail run of the season by a single runner. It can be an extraordinary feat of achievement that astounded and inspired other runners, trailblazing a new path, or courage against the odds.
  • Best Team Run – for the best trail run of the season by a team of runners. It can be an extraordinary feat of achievement that astounded and inspired other runners, for trailblazing a new path, or show courage against the odds.

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  • Sportsmanship Award – for the runner who best exemplifies the trail running ideals of sportsmanship, fairness, integrity, respect and excellence, either in a single noteworthy action or consistently over the course of the season.
  • Best Race – for the race director and their team who organise Hong Kong's best race or series, having regard for the racecourse and checkpoints, overall atmosphere, value for money and, most importantly, runner feedback. Hong Kong runners would be proud to be represented by this race.

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  • Best New Race – based on the same criteria as Best Race but for a race in its first or second year.
  • Best Trail Running Photo – this is the single image that best portrays or captures the spirit and beauty of the Hong Kong trails and its running community.
  • Community Award – awarded to an organiser, volunteer, sponsor or other stakeholder who has made a significant and lasting positive contribution to the Hong Kong trail running community by devoting their time, talents, expertise and passion over the past year.