2020 .02 .21 – 2020. 02. 23
Victoria Harbour – the Harbour of Hong Kong.
We learned from Geography class that the Victoria Harbour was a result of risen sea level; valleys submerged under water and becomes a natural deep water shelter, surrounded by hills on all sides. Ringing around the harbour, the hills are nearly a kilometer a.s.l on the NT peninsula and Lantau Island; two steep peaks of 500m plus shoots up from West and East ends of the tiny HK island.
And it is under this backdrop we designed our dream race: to circle around the Victoria Harbour via the trails and the peaks.
In our 2nd edition, we continue to bring on some refreshing challenges:
:: a 100-miles course that runs all over the territory: starts with Lantau, over to NT, Kowloon and ends on the Island.
:: Climbs all the highest peaks on the 3 Landmasses: Lantau Peak (934m), Tai Mo Shan (952m) and Victoria Peak (552m) .
:: Crosses the harbour twice, once on both ends: Kap Shui Mun on the West and Lei Yue Mun on the East.
:: The first multi-stage race with campsites in Hong Kong. Load up your gears and complete the 3-day, self-supported race before taking on an overseas stage race.
:: Last but not least, charity: In the past editions we donated a fix percentage of registration fees without any cost deduction to charity. We believe in the future, we can do even more by involving runners. In 2020, Victoria 162 would match the amount the registrant donates, capped at 10% of the registrant's race fees. We have also added a second local beneficiary to continue our support in domestic, immediate impact charity causes.