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29 Oct, 2021

Novices grace Hysan Island Hike & Run

Hysan Island Hike & Run participants looking forward to challenging themselves as first timers

Oct 29, 2021 - This weekend’s annual Hysan Island Hike & Run kicks off in Happy Valley Sunday with a few nervous participants taking the fitness challenge for the first time with all following strict pandemic measures.

All participants are required to be double vaccinated, take a PCR test within 48 hrs, where face masks amongst other safety measures.

For Madelene Li it will be a bit of nervousness and hopefully an accomplishment in the Hysan event. “This will definitely be a challenge for me entering 22km. It’s my first race ever. I’ve never done anything like this before. My boyfriend talked me into it. We hiked the 22k course doing 2 sessions with half each time and the body was ok so hoping to finish within the 6.5 hr cutoff. Really looking forward to it as excited said the 28 yr old Li.

The Hysan Island Hike & Run promotes a healthy living through running in some of Hong Kong's most scenic trails. As part of its wider commitment to social initiatives, Hysan and Action Asia Events are proud to promote healthy living and sustainability through this premier hiking and running event every year. Routes for all 3 distance categories including a 5km, 14km and 22km are mainly located inside the Tai Tam Country Park with beautiful scenery and different levels of challenges. “We are thrilled to be able to sponsor a physical race the first time in two years” said Mark Tung from Hysan Properties clearly happy to see the event go ahead. 

For Mimi Yeung who has entered the 5km it will still take a fair bit of effort. “I just finished the 10k distance of the HK Marathon last week and looking forward to the Hysan Island 5k, but this is my first ever mountain race. I’m doing it with 2 of my friends, but they’re doing the 14km. They are more experienced and was originally thinking of doing the 5km with my son, but due to him not being vaccinated as quite young, it is a shame he can’t do it. But that’s ok for me as it means it is safe for everybody” said Ms Yeung.

For someone who prides himself by finishing ultra marathon stage races in remote countries, Ivan Young seems more concerned about not doing much over the past 2 years. “ The last trail race I did was with Action Asia in March 2020 in Sai Kung at the start of the pandemic. Since then it's been boring on the trails alone so I want to be back  on the trails with others in a race - enjoying a competitive common goal to finish . I’m hoping to get in before the cut off!” said Young who is rubbing his hands very excited to be entering the 14km category.

The Hysan Island Hike & Run starts and finishes at Green Lane Service reservoir in Happy Valley with the 22km covering 1285m elevation gain and maximum 436m height,, while the 14km category has around 812m elevation gain and 436m maximum height while the 5Km that goes over Violet Hill and covers close 358m elevation gain with a max elevation of 436m.

The Hysan Island Hike & Run could not have happened without the kind support of Hysan Properties, Lee Gardens, Royale International, Action X Store, JBL by Harman, ArFum laundry soap, Watsons water, C3Fit, HKBiji, Herbalgy, Toi Toi and Action Asia Events.


Race Info

Event Name

HYSAN Island Hike and Run


Oct 31, 2021(Sunday)

Start Time

8:30 a.m.

Start Location

Green Lane Service Reservoir (Tai Hang Rd & Wang Nai Chung Gap Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island

Finish Location

Green Lane Service Reservoir (Tai Hang Rd & Wang Nai Chung Gap Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island


5km, 14km, 22km


Trail Running and Hiking




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About Action Asia Events

Action Asia Events is the organizer of spectacular, extraordinary remote marathons for adventure travel seekers & trail running enthusiasts.  Having organized over 280 events over the past 21 years Action Asia Events constantly keeps inspiring and pushes the boundaries of adventure travel, ultra-marathon and team building. These responsibilities range from selection of the course venue, dates and race format to raising the funds essential to run the race as well as liaising with environmental non-profits to raise funds.


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