Hong Kong’s stunning natural beauty has fuelled the explosion in popularity of trail running in the city. World-class trail running races are not uncommon in Hong Kong, attracting top runners from all over the world.
Trail races sponsored by MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited has been well received by the public throughout the years. In 2019, MSIG is partnering with TGR International Limited, popularly known as GreenRace, for the creation of a new trail running series – MSIG Trail Running Series 2019 (TRS). The Series brings the Hong Kong running community a meaningful new trail challenge that showcases Hong Kong’s spectacular and unique country parks; meanwhile, nurtures local talented trail-running youth.
UTMB qualifying points on offers
The trail running events that make up the MSIG Trail Running Series 2019 (TRS) cover routes at different difficulty levels, allowing participants to enjoy the best sceneries in Hong Kong. And what’s more, they offer UTMB qualifying points. Runners will have access to their rankings throughout the Series on a dedicated page: www.MSIGTrailSeries.com. Entry for Racing The Planet – 4 Deserts will be awarded to both the top overall Series male and female.
Race Calendar of MSIG Trail Running Series 2019 (TRS)
|19th Jan 2019||MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill||3|
|30th–31st Mar 2019||MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po||3-4|
|21st Sep 2019||MSIG Immortals @ Pat Sin Leng||2|
|3rd Nov 2019* (Tentative)||MSIG Summits @ Mui Wo||3|
MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program (YTR)
MSIG is committed to nurturing trail running talents in Hong Kong. The first two events of the MSIG Trail Running Series (TRS) will be qualifying events for the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program (YTR). The top four eligible athletes of the TRS will qualify to participate in a 12-month training plan extending from April 2019 until March 2020. This program includes physiotherapy sessions, dietary consultation, weekly training plans, sponsored training gear, and access to GreenRace and Fields Japan trail events. Throughout the program, weekly progress will be monitored and follow-up sessions will take place bi-monthly.
As part of the MSIG Youth Development Program (YTR), these four athletes will have the precious opportunities to gain international running experiences at selected trail races in Japan organised by TGR & Fields Co. The top two athletes, in addition, will be sponsored by MSIG to compete at a UTMB European trail race in 2020.
GreenRace events: tgr.run/calendar