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What’s New on 4 March 2019 – Your Challenge Race


  1. HKDRC – XTRA8 43rd Mount Butler ( Heritage ) Race ( 28 April 2019 )  HKDRC 43rd 畢拿山古蹟越野賽 2019 – 仍是你/妳,我喜愛的賽事 ( Still The Race I Love )
  2. Acknowledgement of Thanks to 7 sponsors support for this event :--

    - Xtra 8 Live & Love Group Ltd.,

    - Skechers Hong Kong Ltd,

    - DKSH Hong Kong Ltd.,

    - Charming Trims Co. Ltd.,

    - SEAM Sports Product Ltd.,

    - Logo Printing Co.

    - Running Biji

  3. The entry applications can be made by :-

    - download entry form from

    - complete entry form and mail to HKDRC G.P.O. Box 10368, Hong Kong

    Note : Submit entry application shall include payment cheque or payment receipt ( through bank ATM ) plus a self-addressed envelope ( SAE ) in order that we may assigned a race number and confirm your application.

    報名手續 (  郵寄方式 ):

    - 下載報名表自本會網址

    - 填妥報名表以郵寄 – 香港長跑會 郵政信箱 10368 號


  4. The entry fee for individual application is $260.- and for team of 4 runners is $1,040. before 18 April 2019. Thereafter, $320.- and $1,280.- The entry fee includes :-

    - Shuttle bus fare for transportation to the venue

    - One complete set of souvenir plus sponsors discount coupons

    - Certificate for free download from

    - Take part in the Green Management Work 'Waste Reduction and Recycling'

    You are advised to submit your entry applications as early as possible. The time limit for your completion is 3 hours.

  5. As of 3 March 2019, over 250 applications were registered, of 250 registered runners, 10% are foreign nation runners and 7 teams. The names of these teams are:-

    - Men Team : 安哥跑隊, 西北風, CCC

    - Mixed Team : 混球團隊, Runners & Writers, Run役1家東聰久跑小孩,浮水隊

    You have got eight weeks from now for submission of entry applications.

  6. Attractive prizes include Skechers running shoes, SEAM sports products, Charming Trims trophies, HKDRC environmental fans Salonsip pain relief tapes and XTRA 8 Natural Mineral Water and Skechers/HKDRC cash awards. Each participant entitles to get six items of sustainable souvenirs include T-shirt, towel, finisher medal, foldable water bottle, LED key torch/whistle and lucky man 吉祥物。A special 20% discount coupon offered by Skechers HK Ltd., will be mailed with the race number for each participant around mid-March.
  7. There are several items of change in this years race and they are :-

    - Increase number of winners in each individual division from previous 1-5 to 1-8 places

    - Relax the mixed team registration to accept male and female runners 3/2/1 or 1/2/3

    - Due to low participants rate for Men Junior division, this division cancelled

    - Free certificates ( individual & team ) available and can be download from

    - Distribute each runner before the run, one piece of self-services water cup

    - Increase special cash prize ( $300 ) for any runners who finished the run within 60mins

  8. Your Challenge
    HKDRC 43rd Mount Butler ( Heritage ) Race 2019 is an important annual event to running athletes in Hong Kong. The Mount Butler Race stands for its history ( 1976 – 2019 ), it owns a unique course mixed with hills, trails, roads and steps and the distance is long enough and challenging which no other races can compare. The Mount Butler Race provides 70% uphill and downhill course distance is long enough for you to test your capability and to achieve a sense of satisfaction. Completing the Mount Butler Race will make you feel gratitude.

    2019年香港長跑會第43屆畢拿山古蹟越野賽對本地運動員是重要的賽事。畢拿山古蹟越野賽經歷43年,是目前香港最有歷史價值和受歡迎的長跑賽。畢拿山越野賽賽道獨特,70% 路段是上,落斜路,山徑,石級,泥路,極富挑戰性。是沒有別的賽事賽道可以比較。畢拿山賽道全長15公里,是磨練跑步操藝的理想場地,完成賽程足以考驗你/妳的體能和令你/妳有滿足感。

  9. Green Work for Green Race – We are moving forward to support waste reduction and recycling at the community level. We will coordinate with Xtra8 Natural Mineral Water – Live & Love Group Ltd., team to collect back the plastic water bottles from runners at the race venue. The collected plastic water bottles will be delivered to the Community Green Station ( CGS )  綠在東區 at No. 30, Oi Shun Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong for recycle.
  10. Green Work for Green Race – We support the Government project on development of Hiking and have done up to 50nos HKDRC’s Green Running and Hiking Routes covering all urban areas of Hong Kong and Macau. The ten most excited and beautiful route descriptions and scenic photos as below can be viewed at our web site Green Work for Green Races. They are excited and popular :-
    • Lantau Peak – Sunrise & Sunset
    • Lai Chi Wo & Kuk Po – Heritage and Abandoned Villages
    • Lion Rock – Spirit of Hong Kong
    • Pat Sin Leng – Ultimate Challenge
    • Tai Mo Shan – 4 Seasons Feel along the route in March
    • So Lo Pun – Compass stops work there
    • Dragon’s Back – Hard to see separation of the Sky and the Sea
    • Man Yee Hong Kong Global Geopark of China – The God gave us 
    • Tap Mun ( Grass Island ) – 天崖海角 and Stairway to Heaven
    • Victoria Peak – See the BIG city like


  11. The closing date for entry application is set on 18 April 2019.
    截止報名日期 :2019年4月18日

  12. Historical Photos - Below two photos of Mount Butler – Sir Cecil’s Ride in 1941 and 2018. See the Differences:

In 1941 - Japanese troop advancing along Sir Cecil’s Ride


In 2018 - Runners finished the run and advancing along Sir Cecil’s Ride


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