Message from the Chair – Jan 2023

Happy New Year and Kung Hei Fat Choi!

The running scene in Hong Kong looks set to resume with a number of races being launched. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to make sure that your AVOHK and HKAAA memberships are up-to-date. AVOHK annual membership runs from January till December and can be renewed through the “Membership” tab on our website at a cost of $150, or $75 for those over 60. Alternatively, the single payment of $1,000 for life members is a great deal and there is no need to renew this annually once you have signed up. For regular runners, membership of AVOHK pays for itself as it allows discounted entry to all AVOHK races, as well as heavily-subsidized social events. By also registering as an athlete with HKAAA, you then become eligible for priority club entry to HKAAA events, such as the Standard Chartered Marathon. Many of our junior runners compete regularly in HKAAA track and field meets. HKAAA membership is separate to AVOHK membership and can be processed through their website at This needs to be renewed annually in order to be eligible for priority entry.

AVOHK Anniversary Relay

Following the success of our anniversary runs at the end of last year, we will be holding another relay race on February 25th at Central Waterfront. The emphasis is on fun and is free to all members, but you can also rope in a couple of friends to make up a team. Full details can be found at

Finally, I would like to wish the very best of luck to all AVOHK runners who will be racing in the various distances at the Standard Chartered Marathon next month!

Elaine Hall