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Marathons, runs & races in the region

One great way to stay fit when living in Hong Kong is to take advantage of the variety of marathons and runs in the region. Participation is a great way to meet a fitness goal, as well as tick off a travel goal by getting a very unique perspective on your destination. There are heaps of different races to consider from themed fun runs and runs for kids, to full-fledged marathons and triathlons (even aquathlons!). Some registration dates are closing soon, so get your entry confirmed today!

Challenge yourself this year!


What: Lantau 2 Peaks

This annual hill-climbing race takes you over two of the biggest peaks in Hong Kong, Lantau Peak and Sunset Peak.  Race categories include a 23km course (individual, teams of 2, teams of 4) and a 15km course (individual).

Where: Lantau, Hong Kong
When: 6 October
Price: From HK$420
More: Sign up now.

What: 113 Aquathlon Singapore

Challenge yourself with both a swim and a run. Open to all ages, the race offers both individual courses and group relays.

Where: Singapore
When: 20 October
Price: From S$70
More: Registration closes on 6 October or when all spots have been filled. Sign up now.

What: The Jakarta Marathon

This annual race has five categories on offer: a full marathon, half marathon, 10km run, 5km run and children’s sprint.

Where: Jakarta
When: 27 October
Price: From RP150.000
More: Register now.


What: Great Eastern Women’s Run Singapore

Back for its 14th edition, this all-time favourite annual run has five categories on offer: 5km, 10km, 21.1km, a 2km Mummy & Me run and 100m Princess Dash. In the conjunction with the event, the first nationwide all-women’s Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) will be held on 24 August, with the aim of allowing women to understand their current fitness levels.

Where: Singapore
When: 3 November
Price: From S$13
More: Sign up now. Registration closes on 23 September.

What: Phukethon

At this international marathon festival on the popular Thai island, there will be four categories to choose from: a beach run (5km), mini marathon (10km), half marathon (21.1km) and full marathon (42.195km).

Where: Phuket, Thailand
When: 9 to 10 November
Price: From 500THB
More: Sign up now.

What: Borobudur Marathon 2019

Enjoy a run around the iconic Borobudur Temple in Central Java. Race categories include a 10km run, half-marathon and full marathon.

Where: Java, Indonesia
17 November
Price: From IDR275,000
More: Sign up now.

What: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2019

At this annual race, take your pick from Kids Dash, 5km, 10km, full marathon, half marathon and Ekiden distances. This year, the event will be spread across three days.

Where: Singapore
29 November to 1 December
Price: From $30
More: Sign up now.


What: Asia Justice Marathon

Take your pick from a full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km, 3km and 20km relays. All race proceeds will go towards supporting access to justice and pro bono initiatives.

Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
When: 15 December
Price: From 400THB
More: Register now.


What: Tai Mo Shan Vertical

This is a 5.6km vertical race starting at Ng Tung Chai and ending at Tai Mo Shan.

Where: Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong
When: 12 January 2020
Price: HK$228
More: thetrailhub.com


What: Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

At this annual race, categories include a family run (800m), Youth Dash (2.2km), 3km and 10km Wheelchair, 10km, half marathon and full marathon.

Where: Hong Kong
When: 8 February 2020
Price: From HK$180

What: Marina Run 2020

Choose from a 5km fun run, 10km race, 21km half marathon and a new race category covering 30km. The race will take you around Singapore’s beautiful Marina Bay area, past iconic landmarks such as Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay.

Where: Singapore
When: 15 February 2020
Price: From S$38
More: Sign up now!

What: Metasprint Series Aquathlon

This event comprises a swim and a scenic, shaded run along the beach. You can take part in either the Sprint (individual or relay), Discovery (individual), Youth (individual) or Kids (individual, team relay or beach dash) categories.

Where: Sentosa, Singapore
When: 9 Feb, 8 March, 19 April 2020
More: Registration opens on 26 September; sign up now.

What: Valentine’s Day Race

Do Valentine’s Day with a difference with an invigorating run. The 14km route is beginner friendly and follows trails around the Lantau Trail and Chi Ma Wan peninsula. You run as a team, two males, two females or mixed.

Where: Pui O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
When: 14 February
More: Registration closes 31 January; sign up now.

What: Ultra-Trail Koh Chang 2018

Experience different terrains, altitudes and weather conditions in this ultimate race in Thailand. One of the most renown trail races in Asia, it offers four routes, covering distances of 100km (The Jungle 100), 70km, 35km and 13km.

Where: Koh Chang, Thailand
When: 15 February, 2020
Price: From HK$154
More: Sign up now.

What: TransLantau

TransLantau is a trail running event on Lantau Island. The course is 80% trail covering two country parks. Three categories are available, 25km, 50km and 100km

Where: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
When: 28 Feb to 1 March, 2020
Price: From HK$480
More: racesreg.asia


What: Borneo Wildlife Marathon

The race hopes to raise awareness of the plight of critically endangered orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra. It has two run categories, 8km and 3km.

Where: Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
When: 24 March
More: borneowildlifemarathon.com

What: Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket

Tropical Thailand is the sitting for the Supersports 10 Mile International Run in March. Back for its 5th year, the event at Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort offers a 500m fun run for children, plus 4.8km, 8km and 16km races, held across two days.

Where: Phuket, Thailand
When: 24 to 25 March
Price: From 350 THB
More: supersports10mile.com

What: Stairmaster Twins

The Stairmaster series is the toughest short-course set of races around. Race two, the Twins, will take place over Violet Hill. This is an individual event.

Where: Violet Hill, Hong Kong
When: TBC


What: The Kathmandu Urban Marathon

Starting in 2018, the Kathmandu Urban Marathon is held every two years on 25 April to commemorate the devastating earthquake of 2015.  Proceeds from the event contribute to rebuilding and educational projects. The race has two categories, half marathon and full marathon.

Where: Kathmandu, Nepal
When: 25 April 2020
More: marathonkathmandu.com


What: The Great Wall Marathon

Considered one of the world’s most challenging marathons, this popular annual race includes three categories, full marathon, half marathon and 8.5km fun run.

Where: Beijing, China
When: 1 May 2020
More: great-wall-marathon.com


What: Laguna Phuket International Marathon

This annual event around Laguna Phuket offers five categories to choose from: marathon, half marathon, 10.5km, 5km and 2km kids run.

Where: Phuket, Thailand
When: 13 and 14 June
Price: From 400 THB
More: Sign up now. Registration closes on


What: Khmer Empire Marathon

Back for its second edition, this race takes place at one of the most famous heritage spots in the world, Angkor Wat ruins in Siem Reap. Distances of 3km, 10.5km, 21.1km and the full marathon distance of 42.1km are available.

Where: Siem Reap, Cambodia
When: 2 August 2020
More: worldsmarathons.com


What: Standard Chartered KL Marathon

Individual runners can choose from four distances: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km and 5km. There is also a Kids Dash for children, a non-competitive event to encourage kids in running and sports. Two categories are available, 1km and 3km.

Where: Dataran Merdeka in KL, Malaysia
When: TBC
More: kl-marathon.com

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