Message from the Chair – Mar 2022

While all race plans are currently on hold due to the COVID-9 restrictions, now is a good time to catch up with admin and housekeeping in anticipation of the season opening up later in the year.

As an AVOHK member, you may already know that you are entitled to discounted entry fees on many of our races and social events. But you may not be aware that you are also eligible for priority entry for many HKAAA races, including the Standard Chartered Marathon. In order to take advantage of this system you must become an HKAAA member as well as an AVOHK member.

Visit and click on “registration” to join. It costs $100 annually for seniors and $40 for juniors. There are many other benefits to membership, including access to training venues around HK during HKAAA booked times, and the chance to be included in HK Rankings.

If you don’t have a Club vest, or your old one has seen better days, now is your chance to refresh your running wardrobe. We will shortly be selling off our Club vests at the bargain price of only $50 each. These are quality, lightweight Adidas running vests which are perfectly suited to the Hong Kong climate. Visit our website for details of how to purchase your vest. Stock is limited so be quick. We will be launching a new club vest later this year to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Our AGM will be held in June this year. We are very much hoping that we can return to Café 8 for a physical AGM but our constitution now allows us to hold a virtual AGM, if necessary. Formal notice will be emailed to all members soon.

Our Treasurer and Vice-Chair will be stepping down after many years of service and we are looking for members to fill these roles so please email me at if you are interested in joining the committee. We generally meet approximately every six weeks throughout the year and it is a great way to become more involved in the Hong Kong running community. Both Colin, our Vice-Chair, and Peter, our Treasurer, would be more than happy to talk to you about what the roles involve if you are interested.

Elaine Hall
Chair, AVOHK