FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPANTS AT GREENRACE EVENTS OUR RULES MUST BE FULLY ADHERED TO.

REPORT ALL RACE INJURIES AND EMERGENCIES TO E@TGR.RUN. WE WILL RESPOND WITHIN 2-5 MINS.

1. EMERGENCY CONTACTS & PROCEDURES.

A. Critically injured / assisting a critically injured runner

  • First Stop a local participant runner and ask them to help you. Call Emergency: 999.
    • Ambulance: +852 2735 3355 (Refer to HK ambulance medical emergency procedures here)
  • Second Notify Race Control Centre:
    • English +852 9173 4477
    • Cantonese +852 9163 3306
  • Third Send us your report
    • Report all details at earliest available time to email: e@tgr.run
    • Nature of injury, name/bib number of runner who assisted you, treatments received at the event and/or local hospital.

B. Non-critical injury / assisting a runner with non-critical injury

  • First Check the course map for the nearest CP / First Aid location.
    • Make your way to that CP / first aid location for help.
  • Second Notify Race Control Centre
    • English +852 9173 4477
    • Cantonese +852 9163 3306
  • Third Send us your report
    • Report all details of the incident at the earliest available time to email: e@tgr.run
    • Nature of injury, name/bib number of runner who assisted you, treatments received at the event and/or local hospital.

**Note it is a mandatory requirement to have a paper or digital copy of the latest course map readily available throughout any GreenRace event. Runners found to have have immediate access to the course map will be disqualified**

2. FIRST AID HQ.

First Aid HQ is located next to the Bag Drop Area for all GreenRace Events. All course First Aid Stations are shown our the course map. It’s a requirement for all participants to familiarise themselves with these locations before race day.

Report all injuries to Race Control Centre:

  • English +852 9173 4477‬
  • Cantonese +852 9163 3306

3. MANDATORY RACE ITEMS.

All runners have a responsibility to show up prepared for the unexpected on race day. Review all Mandatory Items that must be carried during all GreenRace Events.

  • Do not call the RD asking whether a mandatory item is mandatory. The participant will have the answer clearly as they ask the question.
  • Runners found to have not adequately prepared for the event will be disqualified (Eg, missing mandatory items etc).

4. SAFETY FIRST.

Do not risk your own safety or the safety of your trail running compadres by not adhering to Mandatory Items or by signing up to an event you have not properly trained for. Runners must stop to assist any injured participants:

  1. Check with the runner verbally: ‘Are you ok?’
  2. Ask the runner their name.
  3. Take note of their bib number.
  4. Check once more that they are ok.
  5. Report their name and bib number to the nearest CP, volunteer or by email to: E@TGR.RUN.

We highly recommend all participants run the course at least once prior to race day. We provide pre-GreenRace training sessions for our runners. 

5. WEATHER CONDITIONS – RACE DAY.

Be prepared for adverse weather! Check the weather forecast day before the race and morning of: http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm.

  • The race will proceed as scheduled unless T3 weather conditions arise or are in present within 60 minutes of the race start as listed on Hong Kong Observatory (http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/fnd.htm).
  • In the event T3 is hoisted, the race start may be postponed by up to 2 hours or cancelled with a decision made 60 minutes before race start.
  • Entry fees are non refundable in the event of cancellation due to weather.
  • Race Director reserves final decision based on the local conditions.

6. RACEPACK COLLECTION.

Participants are expected to collect racepacks prior to race day.

  • Only bibs and timing bands will be made available to runners on the morning of the event.
  • Additional racepack gifts and extras will be forfeited for those participants not collecting racepacks at least one day before the event.
  • Uncollected race pack extras will be donated to charity and recorded on our HelpHK page.

7. AGE CATEGORIES (ALL GREENRACE’S MALE & FEMALE). *
1. Kids: 8– 13 yrs old (must run with a parent / guardian)
2. Students: 14– 17 yrs old
3. Green: 18 – 35 yrs old
4. Prime: 36 – 49 yrs old
5. Vintage: 50+ yrs old
* Eligible category determined by age on race date.

8. AGE RESTRICTIONS.
Under the age of 18 on race day

Family Fun Run Categories

  • Ages 2yr+ permitted
  • Must be accompanied by at least one parent.

<5K Distance Categories (Must be at least 8yrs of age on race day)

  • 8 – 13yr children permitted, must start&finish with a Parent/Guardian, waiver required, child runs free of charge.
  • 14 – 17yr olds permitted to run alone, Parent/Guardian waiver required, solo or duo entries.

>5k – 15K Distance Categories (Must be at least 13 yrs of age on race day)

  • 14 – 16yr olds permitted, must start & finish with a Parent/Guardian, waiver required, solo/duo categories.
  • 16 – 17yr olds permitted to run alone, Parent/Guardian waiver required, solo/duo categories.

>15K Distance Categories (Must be at least 16yrs of age on race day)

  • 16 – 17yr olds permitted to run alone, Parent/Guardian waiver required, solo or duo entries.

*Above policies apply to participants on race day

9. BIB TRANSFERS.

Although we do not refund race entries under any circumstances, all entries are fully transferable within the same event up to 72 hours before race start.

  • No full or partial refunds permitted for any category changes, cancellations, or transfers.
  • A fee of HK$100 applies to all change requests.
  • Maximum one transfer per entry is permitted.
  • Request your bib transfer here.

10. CATEGORY CHANGES.

  • Solo (individual) downgrades to lower distance categories within the same event are permitted (a fee of HK$100 applies).
  • Solo upgrades to higher distance categories and team categories must pay the difference between the existing fee paid and the current cost of the new category + $HK100.
  • Requests are accepted up to 72 hours prior to event start time.
  • No full or partial refunds permitted for any category changes, cancellations, or transfers.
  • A HK$100 applies to all change requests.
  • Transfers to other GreenRace events are not permitted under any circumstances.

Place your category change request here.

11. COMMON COURTESY.

Yield to all hikers and trail walkers where safe to do so. Please show respect and courtesy to all users of our country park trails. Trail runners are not the only ones out there enjoying our country parks!

12. DISPUTES.

The Race Director has final decision in all disputes. Argumentative or aggressive runners will not be tolerated at GreenRace Events.

13. EXTERNAL SUPPORT NOT PERMITTED.

Outside of checkpoints / water stations, every individual participant and registered team must run self supported. Pace runners are not allowed. Runners are permitted to purchase food and beverages at shops along the course route.

14. KEEP RIGHT.

Keep to the right on trails wherever safe to do so. Allow faster runners to pass on the left. Don’t put yourself in the way of faster trail traffic and needlessly contribute to trail running collisions / mishaps. Runners passing will warn by stating “On your left!”

15. LITTERING NOT PERMITTED.

Needless to say, take it with you! Runners found to have littered along the trail, whether intentional or not, will be disqualified.

16. REFUNDS NOT PERMITTED.

Although we do not refund race entries under any circumstances, all entries are fully transferable up to 72 hours before race start. Email reg@thegreenrace.hk and cc the runner you wish to transfer your registration to. Maximum one transfer per entry is permitted.

17. ROUTE CHANGES / AMENDMENTS.

Routes are +/- 10% of advertised distance, subject to afcd approval and may be updated prior to the event. race director reserves right to amend course as per afcd requirements. Runners will be notified of final approved routes via pre-race email no less than 10 days prior to race day.

18. SHORT CUTTING THE COURSE NOT PERMITTED.

Needless to say, runners found to be cutting the race course will be disqualified.

18. STARTING & CUT-OFF TIMES.

Late runners will be allowed to start up to 15 minutes after official starting times. Runners showing up later than this will be marked as DNS (Did Not Start). Cut-off times are generous for all GreenRace events allowing for up to 16 min/km average pace. For safety reasons and due to the fact our events are still in fact RACES, we must enforce posted cut-off times for each event. Runners not completing within the allotted cut-off times will be automatically marked as DNF (Did Not Finish) in the official race results. It is the runners responsibility make their way back to the Start/Finish for bag collection if they DNF (runners must also carry a cell phone + Octopus Card + Cash + Spare phone charger/battery). Review Starting & Cut-off times here.

20. STAY ON THE TRAIL.

The more we divert to the edge of our trails the more destruction we all cause to fragile mountain ecosystems. Think twice next time you’re running a high mountain trail that’s as wide as a road. It happens faster than you think! At current rates, what will the trail conditions be 10-20 years when future generations head out to enjoy our country parks? Don’t like concrete? Stay on the trail!

21. TEAMS.

Teams: Male, Female and Mixed teams are available wherever ‘team’ is listed.

  • All teams must start together, scan in at each checkpoint together, and cross the finish line together.
  • Solo runners registering under team categories will be automatically disqualified.

21. TREKKING POLES.

NO POLES PERMITTED AT OUR SHORT COURSE EVENTS! Thousands of hikers and runners enjoy our country park trails annually and we all love getting out, getting fit and enjoying nature! Soil is a finite resource on our trails. The more we disturb the soil on our trails, the more we contribute to erosion (especially when typhoon season comes around). This forces the ‘concretisation’ of some of our favourite hiking and running routes. For safety and for conservation reasons, we do not permit the use of hiking poles at our short course events. Events where we do not allow the use of hiking poles include: Braemar, Kapuhala, Pottinger, Immortals 15k and Tigershead.

23. BEST SPORTSMANSHIP.

Please be reminded to exercise good sportsmanship at all times and never leave a runner down!