China Coast Marathon & Half Marathon

2025 Race Sunday 12 January , Pak Tam Chung. Entry will open in August.

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 had 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 early Spring 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.

China Coast is organized by runners for runners and AVOHK endeavor to ensure that all the participants feel welcome and looked after.

In addition to the age group and overall prizes there are special awards for AVOHK members. There are member prizes and trophy including the top 3 overall AVOHK female and male member runners aged under 40 and aged 40 and in each race . The John Lane Tankard is award to the fastest AVOHK runner in the Marathon and CASEY CAPS for the fastest AVOHK female and male runners in the Half Marathon.

2024 Winners

Marathon overall winner Issac Yuen Wan Ho 2:58:42
Marathon overall female winner Lai Wai Chun 3:36:48

1st Veteran AVOHK member John Lane Tankard winner Issac Yuen Wan Ho
1st AVOHK lady Lai Wai Chun

Half Marathon overall winner Hari Rimal 1:19:55
Half Marathon overall female winner Sun Xiaoqing 1:32:52

1st AVOHK member men under 40 Arif Erdogan 1:28:21
1st AVOHK member men over 40 Casey Cap winner Chris Davis 1:24:11
1st AVOHK member female over 40 Casey Cap winner Fang Yuk Mui 1:35:02