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The Reservoir Series
Round the Island
China Coast Marathon
Malcolm Phillips Memorial 5km
AVOHK 5K Series

Gammon Construction China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon

18 January 2015 ENTRY NOW CLOSED, final emails have been sent out to all runners, you need this to collect you race number bib on race day. 

All AVOHK races start at 08:00 please be at the Po Leung Kuk Camp in good time to pick up your race number bib and deposit your bag.

Please be aware there are road works on the hill to and from the Reservoir, runners must obey police and marshalls instructions at all times.

Gammon Construction continue their sponsorship of the China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon this year. Gammon have a running team that has regularly participated in the Corporate Challenge and the company are doing a great deal to support athletics in the community in Hong Kong. This race is AVOHK 's flagship event and was the first AIMS certified marathon in Hong Kong. It was first held in 1981 and won by Ron Hill in a time of 2:34:35. . Ron described it as the toughest marathon he'd run and although the course has changed over the years, it is still a tough challenge. It is not a race at which personal bests are set, but it offers very good racing against some of Hong Kong's hardiest runners and through some of Hong Kong's most stunning scenery. Being held in January gives the best chance of good running weather. The current course record  is 2:38:44 set by Kevin Ball in 1989 which reflects the difficulty of the terrain.

The half marathon is equally challenging and enduringly popular.

The races are a good alternative to the crowded, polluted and impersonal  HKAAA's Standard Chartered Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. The events are organised by runners for runners and AVOHK  endeavour to ensure that all the participants feel welcome and looked after.

The race headquarters on race day is the Po Leung Kuk  holiday camp at Pak Tam Chung. There is an area devoted to registration, a bag drop with large reusable plastic bags in case of rain. We use Championchip timing with an embeded device in the runners number bibs.   On course there are water stops approximately every 5k and sports drinks/foodstuffs for the marathon runners.

All finishers receive a finishers medal , a t-shirt and a souvenir, together with some post race refreshments, these are distributed at the Po Leung Kuk holiday camp upper carpark .

As well as trophy's there are cash prizes for the overall winners in each race and prizes for the first three AVOHK members in each race


The races take place on the service roads at  High Island Reservoir.  Sai Kung Man Yee road and Sai Kung Sai Wan road, there are markers every 5km. Race start and finish at Pak Tam Chung.

For a map of the half marathon course and a description of the turning points click here and then click on the map title on the left hand side of the Google Maps page.

For a map of the full marathon course and location of the turns click here then click on the map title on the left hand side of the Google Maps page.


Categories in both events

Men:       Open 18-34, senior 35-39,  V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70+
Women: Open 18-34, senior 35-39,  V40, V45, V50, V55, V60+

Prizes in both events

Men:       Open 18-34, senior 35-39,  V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70+

Number:       5                   5                    5      5       5     5      3     3     3*

Women:  Open 18-34, senior 35-39,  V40, V45, V50, V55, V60+

Number:       3                  3                     3      3       3     3*    3*

 * subject to number of entries in category

Special AVOHK members prizes in both races for first 3 Male and Female AVOHK members who do not place overall First Second or Third in the overall  finish ranking.

The John Lane Tankard will be awarded to the First Veteran (over 40) AVOHKer in the marathon regardless of them being eligible for another prize.

Race Information

Timing device and number bib collection 

Race number bibs incorporating timing device distributed on race day morning from 6 am in the grounds of the Po Leung Kuk Holiday Camp.
Runners must bring their online entry letter to collect their number bib, if you do not have your letter please  request a copy before race day , if you forget your on the day please go to the help desk.
Help desk in grounds of Po Leung Kuk Camp

Bus routes

Route 1 6.00 am Central, City Hall, bus stops    6.15 am North Point , Java Road  near  exit A1 North Point MTR
Route 2 6.00 am Salisbury Road , TST West side of Space Museum  6.15 am Kowloon Tong , Somerset Road
Route 3 6.00 am Sham Shui Po Dragon Centre Yen Chow St 6.15 am Tsuen Wan Luk Yeung Galleria, Sai Lau Kok Rd near MTR exit B2/B3
Route 4 6.00 am Tai Po Market MTR  6.15 am Shatin Central near Citibank at Lucky Plaza
Route 5 6:15am and 6:45am  Sai Kung

There are no tickets but we have a record of the route you have chosen.  Please arrive at the locations promptly before the stated time  to be sure of boarding the buses.  Drivers have been instructed to leave precisely on time.

Buses will have signs to identify them as  AVOHK buses
Location Map for Route 1 Hong Kong Island Central   Route 1 (Central + North Point).pdf
Location Map for Route 1  North Point pick up    Route 1 (Central + North Point).pdf
Location Map
for Route 2 TST and Kowloon Tong    Route 2 (TST + Kln. Tong).pdf
Location Map for Route 3 Sham Shui Po and Tsuen Wan    Route 3 (SSP + Tsuen Wan).pdf
Location Map  for Route 4 Shatin Cental and Tai Po Market MTR     Route 4 (Tai Po + Shatin).pdf
Location for route 5 Sai Kung Route 5 (Mei Yu St., Sai Kung).pdf


Return buses from Pak Tam Chung to University KCR station only.  Return buses to leave every half hour from 10.30 last bus 14.00.

Most locations can be reached by the MTR provided you take the first train.  Check the MTR website for details  www.mtr.com.hk

Other Race Information

All race administration, prize presentations etc at Po Leung Kuk camp
Bag drop at Po Leung Kuk -  AVOHK bags and baggage tags provided
Pre race water in bag drop area Po Leung Kuk
Toilets at Po Leung Kuk, Pak Tam Chung BBQ, Pak Tam Chung bus terminus and portable toilets by start /finish
Medical aid  on course provided by AMS
Water every 5km for all runners
Sports drink for marathon runners
Bananas on course for marathon runners
Food after race for all runners
Canteen facilities at Po Leung Kuk
Changing and showers available at Po Leung Kuk
All runners entitled to use Po Leung Kuk facilities on race day
Medal for all finishers
T shirt for all finishers
Prizes and trophies for overall winners, the first three AVOHK runners and category winners
Certificates mailed by post only to those who requested with their entry

Contact us with any further questions  email avohkccm2015@gmail.com

Previous winners
A list of previous race winners can be seen here.

2014 Results

Marathon prize lists click  here
Half marathon prize lists click  CCM2014prizelisthalf.pdf

Marathon overall results list 

Half marathon overall results list   

2013 Results

CCM Full Results overall

CCM Half Results overall


 China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 2012  Results

Full   Half

Results  for 2008 and 2009 for Full and Half Marathons are below.For the Community Chest  Corporate Challenge  results please contact them direct on 2599 6111 or email chest@commchest.org

China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 2008  on 20th January Results

2008 China Coast Full Marathon Overall Results
2008 China coast Marathon women's overall  men's overall results 

2008 China coast Marathon age group results LO, LS, LV1,

China Coast  2008 Half Marathon Results






2009 Full prizes.pdf

2009 Full Results.pdf

2009 Half prizes.pdf

2009 Half results.pdf

China Coast Marathon Previous Winners.docx

CCM 2013 full results for web.pdf

CCm 2013 half results for web.pdf

Route 1 (Central + North Point).pdf

Route 2 (TST + Kln. Tong).pdf

Route 3 (SSP + Tsuen Wan).pdf

Route 4 (Tai Po + Shatin).pdf

Route 5 (Mei Yu St., Sai Kung).pdf