Friday, February 10, 2012

Hong Kong Marathon Expo

When I received my acceptance letter a few weeks back, it showed the place, date and time as to where and when I should collect my race kit. The venue was held at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay which is also the finish line for the Hong Kong Marathon.

As my race kit collection time was scheduled from 4:00 - 5:00pm on February 3rd, Per and I decided to go to Causeway Bay early to do some eating and shopping in that area.

It was a long walk inside the park just to get to the far end where the expo was (found out that getting off Tin Hang MTR Station was shorter to the expo than Causeway Bay MTR Station).



There were signs in the park pointing us to the right directions and we saw some Pinoys who have already collected their race kits.

Setting up of the finish line area..




The race kit collection area was manned by student volunteers and getting my stuff just took 5 minutes. That was basically it for the "expo". There were no exhibits, no booths selling shoes, GU gel, etc. Nothing except for this. I was expecting more but that was fine as already bought some running shoes in Hong Kong anyway.

As for the race kit, I am glad to say that the souvenir shirt fits me perfectly! There was also a souvenir medallion found inside the bag that had a very huge dragon around it. A perfect Year of the Dragon Gift to myself! There was also a Runner's handbook, a souvenir booklet, the race bib and timing chip (which also doubles as an additional souvenir).



What they lack in their "expo", they more than made up for it in their race kits.

Hong Kong Marathon here we go!!!

4 comments:

Daves said...

nice medallion! gotta ditch SG and run in HK instead :)

cj said...

wow! ganda ng medal! congrats sir!

Nelson Homer Talag said...

Hi,

i'm going to this years HK Marathon 2013

can i collect the runner's pack on any of the collection dates? i cannot collect it on the day and time specified on the letter but i can be able to get them on the next collection day

thanks for the info

Running Fatboy said...

hi Nelson
Yes, they are very flexible on that...