It was announced today that the upcoming Standard Charter HK Marathon will begin registration for the full marathon on October 15th, half on the 22nd, 10km on the 29th and Wheelchair races on November 5th. Last year was a similar process with the marathon registration open up before the other races.
I’m very excited to try to register for it but at the same time, very anxious that I won’t get a spot. I already booked my ticket to SIN and so far planning to visit Singapore and Malaysia and maybe stop by HK for the marathon if i get a spot. In previous years, many people couldn’t get a spot as the race filled up quickly.
From the forums I read, registration was open for about 10 hours local time before all the spots were taken up. Wheelchair entries were still up for a few hours longer until the following day when it was all full.
I am definitely clearing my schedule for this registration. It opens at 7am local time, so thats October 14th 7pm for the East Coast. I put it in my gCalendar using Oct 15th, 7am Hong Kong time to confirm that it would be October 14th, 7pm here.
Here is a post I found about the hectic registration process for the 2013 race. It reminds me a lot of the Chicago Marathon 2013 registration process this year. Luckily, I got through. Hope I have the same luck for the HK Marathon.
Anyone else going to sign up for the race? It should be an amazing race but not sure if I can sign up in time.