Date: 1-3 December 2017
Country: Hong Kong
Race venue: Shing Mun Reservoir, New Territories
Event organiser: XTE
Race distance: 173 km / 93 km / 63 km / 33 km
Elevation gain: 8220 Hm (173km) /
Race starting time: TBC
Cut-off time: TBA
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100 (173 km) / 93 (93 km) / 63 (63 km)
Max performance points: 400 (173 & 93 km)
100 Mile Bonus: 25
Event website: Link
Event registration: Opening soon
International gateway: Hong Kong
Travel package: TBA
HK 168 is in the mean time also a traditional ultra event in Hong Kong's New Territories. This one is centred around the Shing Mun Reservoir and has matured significantly in the past few years. The organiser, XTE, is active in several countries, but HK 168 is the biggest event on their programme.
This is typical Hong Kong, including the famous steps. There is a thorough description, including downloadle GPS files available on the event website.
The course starts in the Northeastern part of Hong Kong (and to be more precise, north eastern part of the New Territories). It is in the countryside of Hong Kong and does not really have hotels close by. The nearest places with hotels for tourist are in Shatin district. There are some hotels in Tsuen Wan and Shatin. Further information can be found through the links:
For the travel information on the MTR, please click tot he link: www.mtr.com.hk
It is also possible to stay on HK Island or Kowloon side. Please visit the website - http://www.hong-kong-hotels.ws for more information about the hotels in Hong Kong.
The finish point of the race is near Tsuen Wan area and takes 15 minutes by taxi to the Tsuen Wan MTR station.
Access to Checkpoints
Supporters may want to reach the checkpoints. Some are accessible by road, others can only normally be reached on foot. Please visit “Route” for the details of the checkpoints: