Event Info

Virtual Gurkha Trailblazer 2021

Date: Sunday 14th March – 31st March 2021

Start/Finish Line: Lau Shui Heung Reservoir

12km Cut-Off – 5 hours

26km Cut-Off – 7 hours

* Participants must complete the race in One go during the daytime (between 6 am – 6 pm) within specified cut off hours and date above.

* Participants must join the Virtual QNET Gurkha Trailblazer 2021 strava event to qualify for the medals and prizes.

* Participants must record their run by using Strava mobile app/ GPS watch

 

Race Pack Collection

Date: 8th March – 22nd March 2021

Time: 11 am to 8 pm except Sunday 11 am to 6 pm

Venue: Gone Running Store, 16/F, Simsons Commercial Building, 137 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong ( Wan Chai MTR A3 Exit turn left then walk 20 m)

* Please check your BIB number here before coming to pick up your racepack

Getting to the Start line

Start Line is located at Lau Shui Heung Reservoir in the northeast of New Territories of Hong Kong.

To get to the start line, get off at Fanling MTR station Exit C and walk towards minibus station. Take minibus No. 52B and get off at Lau Shui Heung Road/ Hok Tau roundabout. Walk towards Lau Shui Heung Reservoir entrance (https://goo.gl/maps/kPzbiAwVDhJkyZMMA ).

For more info visit: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tourist/myitinerary5.php?attId=29

Alternatively, participants can share cab with fellow runners to get to the start line.

Mandatory Gear

There will be no checkpoint support this year. Therefore, participants must carry following gears and items to complete the race. We also recommend you to get your friends/families to support you along the route.

12km

Minimum 1 ltr of water/electrolytes 

Fully charged mobile device with simcard

Strava app or GPS watch to record the activity

Basic emergency kit

Cash/Octopus

Extra battery (optional)

Snacks/gel (optional)

26km

Minimum 2 ltr water/electrolytes

Fully charged mobile device with simcard

Strava app or GPS watch to record the activity

Basic emergency kit

Cash/Octopus

Extra battery (recommended)

Snacks/gel (recommended)

*Please note that there are no shops or water resources along the route. Therefore, all runners are advised to come prepared or buy any necessary items at Fanling station before the race.

 

Timing

Participants must record the whole activity/run on their strava app (Download Strava for mobile https://www.strava.com/mobile ) or GPS watch in order to qualify for the medals and prizes.

Participants are recommended to carry extra battery for their mobile devices specially for 26km distance.

All participants must join the strava group via link below in order to qualify for the medals and prizes. https://www.strava.com/clubs/virtualgurkhatrailblazer

Navigation

There will be no course marking along the routes. All participants should study the route before starting the race.

Participants can download GPX file via link below to navigate the route using GPS watch or mobile devices.

Download GPX flie: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_9kOgC2OTsRdUx0X2hwM1BYZXc

Download Google Map:

 

GTB 12km – https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1g3r_yFZL6FFSW8aZoCXjjw-QIudyV3_d&usp=sharing

GTB 26km – https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=16gW2H7Km3bkv7nWFiGLX5YykCkPbHgIo&usp=sharing

 

Drop Bag

There will be no drop bag services. Participants must carry everything they need during and after the race. 

Race Briefing

We encourage all participants to train well and study the route before the race. All participants must follow the rules and regulation below: 

Race Rules

Terms & Conditions

Emergency

In case of emergency, please contact the number provided on the back of your race BIB for assistance.

Adverse Weather

Participants are recommended to check the weather forecast from Hong Kong Observatory. Do not attempt the race in case of adverse weather condition (typhoon, heavy rain, thunderstorm, very hot weather). If participants face adverse weather conditions during the activity, please stop and seek shelter at safe place and inform the organizer.

Health & Safety

Participants must follow the health and safety guidelines listed on the page below.

Safety Guidelines

Public Toilet

Public toilet is located at the start and finish line within Lau Shui Heung Reservoir. Please be considerate to other general public and users of the toilet.

Take Your Litter Home

All participants are requested to keep the venue clean by properly disposing the litter in designated garbage bin provided by the organizer on the day. Please note that there are no bins on the trail (other than those at Check Points) so all participants must Take Your Litter Home (or back to start/finish line). Littering will result in disqualification from the race.

Fundraising

Thank you very much for supporting Gurkha Trailblazer and fundraising for two Hong Kong registered charities (Child Welfare Scheme and Gurkha Cemeteries Trust. Your support will go a long way to provide education to disadvantaged children and youth in Hong Kong and Nepal. You can continue to fundraise on your Simplygiving page till 31st March 2021. Top Fundraiser will win an exciting prize which will be announced on our website and social media.

Social Media

If you haven’t already followed the official Facebook page, please head to: https://www.facebook.com/gurkhatrailblazer/ and like the page.

We also welcome you to like the pages of the two charities that are the beneficiaries of this event; Child Welfare Scheme (CWSHK)  https://www.facebook.com/cwshk and Gurkha Cemeteries Trust (GCT) https://www.facebook.com/gcthk/

For enquiries, please contact 2526 8810 or email at info@cwshk.org. The organizer reserves the rights to amend the above information. Race result will be uploaded on Gurkha Trailblazer website.