Hong Kong Marathon postponed

Hong Kong Marathon postponed

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has been rescheduled to February next year, the organiser announced on Tuesday, days after cancelling the race amid ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in the city.

“The Hong Kong Association of Athletics Affiliates (HKAAA) announced today… that it has received the Government’s full support to actively plan the staging of the 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday, 12 February 2023,” a press statement by the organiser read.

Last Friday, the HKAAA said the sporting event would not go ahead in November as planned, citing “insufficient time for runners and relevant stakeholders to adequately prepare for the race.” Organisers said they had yet to receive approval from the government with only two months remaining.