Grand celebrations are in order for the 20th anniversary Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

 

The marathon has made momentous developments since it’s humble beginnings. One thousand runners took to the start line in 1997 for the first Hong Kong Marathon. In 2016 there will be a record breaking 74,000 entrants.

 

The IAAF Silver Label Road Race event is set to be more exciting than ever, with a new course especially designed for the celebration. The 20th anniversary race will feature an extended section along Nathan Road, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic thoroughfares and one soaked in local flavour.

 

Not only will the new route offer a uniquely Hong Kong experience for runners, it will also provide numerous locations where supporters can cheer runners on and get up close to enjoy the race atmosphere.

What better way to get participants ready than a specially commissioned 20th anniversary theme song! Sung by Hong Kong pop sensation Eason Chan and titled ‘Life and Marathon’, the song is set to be a hit and certain to get runners into the party spirit!

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Florianopolis, Brazil is now home to one of the newest editions of the Challenge Family. The half distance Challenge is now in its second year and is off to an exciting start cementing itself as one of the must-do events on the triathlon calendar.

 

Based at Jurere International in the north of the ‘magic island’ of Santa Catarina, the Challenge Florianopolis course starts with a single 1.9km loop swim leg off the gorgeous golden sands beach.

 

The 90km bike course takes triathletes on smooth fast highways perfect for setting up a PB.

 

The final 21km run is a three loop run around the popular Avenida dos Búzios and its surroundings, soaking up the lively Brazilian atmosphere.

 

In addition to the main event, the days leading up to the race feature events especially for juniors and women. With varying distances so that everyone can have their moment to shine, this is the perfect event to bring the family to.

 

This stunning part of Latin America is begging to be explored. With dozens of breath-taking beaches and enthusiastic Brazilians, get ready to make this your next memorable triathlon!

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