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This will be my first overseas run. Any advise on acclimating to the local weather? Am thinking of landing in HK just one day before.

I've run in 2007 HM, 2008 FM, 2010 FM, and 2011 FM. The temperature has varied quite a bit each year. 2007 / 2010 was record heat (25+ degrees), whilst 2008 was less than 15 degrees. 2011 I though was about perfect (18 degrees and cloudy) and I wore my normal running attire as in Singapore. The course itself as a numbe of steep inclines, especially in the last 10km which you can prepare for...

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This will be my first overseas run. Any advise on acclimating to the local weather? Am thinking of landing in HK just one day before.

it will be very cooling. temp below 20 if i aint wrong. thts without the wind. u wld feel more chills w the wind... plus point is, u wont feel urself sweating much...

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The HK marathon can be registered via post (yes, the snail mail). I believe they reserved certain number of slots for the postal registration. You can still try your luck to register.

If not successful with postal entry, still got hope:

Late entry of overseas participants will only be accepted IN

PERSON on 22 to 23 February 2013 at the Marathon Secretariat

counter in Victoria Park with proof of overseas passport.

Entry is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: late entry fee is hKD440 in cash.

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Any reason why HKSCM only gets the 'Silver' label but SCMS gets the 'gold'. Not sure the criteria but always thought HK was the better race over the past five years.

Criteria is not only based on the race organisation and race timing & measurement, which is what most participants look at (coz we are primarily only concerned with those factors)

Other criteria include services for the media, the quality of international runners etc...which as a normal participant one won't really be "bothered" with

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My registration was a breeze yesterday morning...

For the trip, I booked my air ticket and hotel through Zuji. Managed to get a good deal!! You guys should try, if you haven't booked your trip. Saved almost $250... On top of this, I get to choose a hotel near the Starting Point.

Cheers!

RRL

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ALL Full Marathon and Half Marathon entries = SOLD OUT yesterday late afternoon.....left only wheelchair and the 10km entries, which open end of this month.

Hong Kong Marathon is damn HOT.....

Any reason why HKSCM only gets the 'Silver' label but SCMS gets the 'gold'. Not sure the criteria but always thought HK was the better race over the past five years.

got money got talk.

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The HK marathon can be registered via post (yes, the snail mail). I believe they reserved certain number of slots for the postal registration. You can still try your luck to register.

If not successful with postal entry, still got hope:

Late entry of overseas participants will only be accepted IN

PERSON on 22 to 23 February 2013 at the Marathon Secretariat

counter in Victoria Park with proof of overseas passport.

Entry is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: late entry fee is hKD440 in cash.

where can i find the link for this?

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The HK marathon can be registered via post (yes, the snail mail). I believe they reserved certain number of slots for the postal registration. You can still try your luck to register.

If not successful with postal entry, still got hope:

Late entry of overseas participants will only be accepted IN

PERSON on 22 to 23 February 2013 at the Marathon Secretariat

counter in Victoria Park with proof of overseas passport.

Entry is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: late entry fee is hKD440 in cash.

where can i find the link for this?

Ok, found it in the registration form

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ALL Full Marathon and Half Marathon entries = SOLD OUT yesterday late afternoon.....left only wheelchair and the 10km entries, which open end of this month.

Hong Kong Marathon is damn HOT.....

Any reason why HKSCM only gets the 'Silver' label but SCMS gets the 'gold'. Not sure the criteria but always thought HK was the better race over the past five years.

Singapore got a lot of money, buy the Gold label.from IAAF.

Tokyo, Boston, Xiamen....has the best races....truely entitled GOLD.

Singapore Marathon.....the marathon races has so many complaints, a lot of walkers in the marathon, somemore singapore is so humid,....still can get GOLD, ....Why? Money can solve all the problem....just buy it! Until the last day for closing, still got full marathon entries.

Hong Kong....based on 6 general issues: race organisation, course timing and measurement, media services, quality of international field of runners, health and safety, and athlete equality.....All these 6 general criteria are much more better than Singapore.

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gold or silver, does it matter so much for runners like you and me?

can "buy" then won't don't everybody "buy" it?

don't have to bash singapore marathon to bring up the point that hk marathon is good right?

I think there are certain people that take any opportunity to bash Singapore for whatever reason. Call it jealousy or maybe they were just dealt the short straw in life and just want to rant out and get attention. Just ignore!

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Shine or Rain, Hot weather or Cold weather, Gold/Silver/Bronze Label....or NO LABEL marathon.....

I don't care! I as a runner.....it is not important to me! Can run mean can run. I just want to enjoy my run, see the beautiful sceneries, making friends, I m already HAPPY. Just do it....experience it....talk less run more! haha....

Be positive mind....life is happier. ^_^

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gold or silver, does it matter so much for runners like you and me?

can "buy" then won't don't everybody "buy" it?

don't have to bash singapore marathon to bring up the point that hk marathon is good right?

I think there are certain people that take any opportunity to bash Singapore for whatever reason. Call it jealousy or maybe they were just dealt the short straw in life and just want to rant out and get attention. Just ignore!

I think it has something to do with the frustrations experienced every year in the SG marathons. We know the organisation though good will surely be better if some attention is paid to the post-run comments so that the same shortcomings would not be repeated year after year. Some events ask for feedback after the run but not the SG marathon. It's infuriating that after each year's run the organisers always pat themselves on the back without really looking into their shortcomings.

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The HK marathon can be registered via post (yes, the snail mail). I believe they reserved certain number of slots for the postal registration. You can still try your luck to register.

This will be my first overseas run. Any advise on acclimating to the local weather? Am thinking of landing in HK just one day before.

Not sure whether u can still collect race pack on Sat. Last year, HKAAA arrange my collection date on Fri.

I believe so. The collection is availbel of both Fri/Sat. They sent me the letter to collect on Friday. But since I only arrive on Friday night, I just ignore it and go and collect on Sat.

Notice from the organiser:

Quotas for Marathon & Half Marathon races are full

Thank you for your support of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2013. Due to the overwhelming response, the online quotas for Marathon & Half Marathon races are now full. There are still limited quotas available by post, please act NOW!

Our postmen here are off today and the weekend. Don't know if any mail can go out these 3 days.

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I managed to get a last minute slot in previous years but had to fly in at least on Friday morning.

Recent years almost impossible to register last minute on Saturday (before race day) since many are doing that.

Anyway, I managed to register for year 2013.

Anyone here going there too?

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for those who did not managed to register online, can try to register on the spot 1-2 days before the sunday run..

there are usually about 100 odd slots for last min overseas runners...my friend managed to get a slot for this year run....

going for my 3rd SCHKM, did 10km for the last 2 years...going to do my first 21km....should be an easy run compared to the hot humid singapore weather.

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i've managed to book for the full marathon and the response is really crazy.. full sold out by first day!! good luck all!

i'm looking at cosmo hotel with my friends which is near the ending point at causeway bay. looking at flights now!! who is going as well? :D

Ain't Cosmo far from e mtr? Or rather, not so near...

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