Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Start/Finish Line: Lau Shui Heung Reservoir
12km – Start Time – 9:30 am (Reporting time 8:15 am)
26km – Start Time – 9:00 am (Reporting time 8:45 am)
Checkpoint Cut-off – 12:00pm CP1, 2:00 pm CP2
Finish Line Cut-Off – 2:30 pm for 12km, 4:00pm for 26km
Race Pack Collection
Date: 29th January to 3rd February
Time: 11 am to 7:30 pm
Location: Gone Running Store, 3/F, Simsons Commercial Building, 137 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Wan Chai MTR A3 Exit turn left then walk 20 m)
* Available for pick up 12km – BIB No. 1 – 81, 26km BIB No. 200 – 241
* Please check your BIB number here before to collecting your racepack. If you do not see your BIB number, that means your racepack is not ready for pickup yet.
* Those who sign up after January 31 should pick up their race packs on race day from the Racematix counter.
Getting to the Start line
Start Line is located northeast of New Territories of Hong Kong at Lau Shui Heung Reservoir.
By Shuttle Bus – Those who paid for the bus ticket during the registration process will be able to board the shuttle bus. From Exit A3 (Fanling Station Road) to Lau Shui Heung Roundabout, for 26km between 7:30 am and 8:00 am, then for 12km between 8:15 am and 8:30 am. The shuttle bus will drop you off at the roundabout which is 750 m from the start/finish line.
By local minibus –You can take minibus 52B from Fanling Station Exit C, to Lau Shui Heung Road/Hok Tau roundabout.
The entrance of Lau Shui Heung Reservoir is located at this location: https://goo.gl/maps/CyRpgNmyoNmKTeyr6
Alternately, participants may take a taxi with other runners to get to the starting line. Taxi stand at Fanling Station Exit C.
For more info visit: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tourist/myitinerary5.php?attId=29
The following items and equipment are required to complete the race.
Minimum 500ml of electrolytes/water
Simcard-equipped mobile device with a full charge
Snacks/gel (optional) (optional)
At least 1 liter of water/electrolytes
Simcard-equipped mobile device with a full charge
Snacks/gel (recommended) (recommended)
Your race bib must be worn in front and the bib number must be visible to our volunteers at all times. Please fill in the emergency contact information on the back of your race bib.
Food & Drinks
Both CP1 and CP2 will have water, electrolytes and fruits. However, participants are recommended to carry energy gel or bars. There will be no water stops in between.
Hot food and drinks will be served at the finish line after 12 noon. Participants must wear a mask at the food serving area. We also recommend participants to bring their own utensils and bowl.
Participants must scan their wristband (chip) at checkpoint 1, checkpoint 2 (for 26 km only), and the finish line. Our volunteers will assist you with the scanning procedure.
There will be RED ribbons and signages along the race course. Prior to the beginning of the race, each participant should review the course.
Participants are recommended to download a GPX file and course map from the link provided below to navigate the course using a GPS watch or mobile device.
Download link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_9kOgC2OTsRdUx0X2hwM1BYZXc?resourcekey=0-H0OoHTe1mapnJzpjVNVhUQ&usp=share_link
There will be a dedicated bag drop-off booth at the Start/Finish line. We advise all runners not to store any valuables in their bags, as we cannot be held liable for any loss or damage. Please write your BIB number on the bag tag provided at the booth and hand it over to our volunteers.
Did Not Finish (DNF)
Please do not continue if you miss the cutoff time. Contact the organizer (number provided on the back of your racebib) before you exit the race.
We encourage all participants to train well and study the route before the race. A short briefing will be held at the start/finish line. All participants must follow the rules and regulation below:
In case of emergency, please contact the number provided on the back of your race BIB for assistance.
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.
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.
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 28th February 2023. Top Fundraiser will win an exciting prize which will be announced on our website and 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 [email protected]. The organizer reserves the rights to amend the above information. Race result will be uploaded on Gurkha Trailblazer website.