Registration Opens for 3rd Annual Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend

The third annual 10K Weekend will be held at Hong Kong Disneyland on the weekend of 3 and 4 November 2018. More than 100 Disney and Pixel characters will cheer on runners as they make their ways in and around the theme park, posing with them for unforgettable selfies.

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Health and Fitness

Hong Kong Disneyland will hold its third annual 10K Weekend on 3 and 4 November 2018.

Registration for the popular races will open on Thursday 28 June and run through 28 August. There is a link to register (and for more information) at the end of this post.

Different races will be held during 10K Weekend to cater to runners of different ages and abilities. Registration fees range from HK$260 to HK$550.

    • Incredibles 10K – a test of endurance for runners aged 16 and above, to be held from 7 am to 9.45 am on Sunday 4 November. Fee: HK$550.
    • Monsters University 5K – a bit less challenging for runners aged 14 and above, to be held on  Saturday 3 November from 7.30 am to 9.30 am. Fee: HK$550. 
    • Toy Story 3K – perfect for the whole family for runners aged 3 and above, to be held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November from 8.15 am to 9.45 am. Fee: HK$440.
    • Mickey & Friends Kids Races – targeted a young runners aged 5 and below, to be held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November from 9.30 am to 12 noon. Fee: HK$260.

“The 10K Weekend is the perfect chance for families and friends to enjoy the magic of Disney while they experience the joy of exercise,” says Samuel Lau, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland.

More Than Just a Walk in the Park!

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Kids running down Main Street USA at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Runners taking selfies on Main Street USA at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Mickey and Minnie Mouse waiting to greet runners in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Minnie and Mickey Mouse cheering on runners in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Mickey Mouse greeting a young runner at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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A runner being high-fived by a Toy Soldier in Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Two race participants posing with a Toy Soldier in Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Race participants running through Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Runners striking a pose in Fantasyland at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Runners passing through Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Runners approaching the finish line of one of the races at 10K Weekend at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland.

Last year’s Disney marathon broke  a record with close to 10,000 enrolled participants. Will more running enthusiasts (and Disney and Pixel fans) take part this year?

Many Disney•Pixar characters are household names to families in Hong Kong around the region. Their presence at the races will surely add considerable excitement to the event!

“Disney•Pixar stories and characters are an important part of the guest experience at our destinations around the world,” Samuel says.

“We are bringing more fun to this year’s 10K Weekend at Hong Kong Disneyland with strong character experiences from Disney•Pixar movies.”

Environmentally Friendly Practices

Runners taking part in the races can help save the environment with the support of NGO partners thanks to an on-site recycling programme for plastic water bottles, paper packaging, and other items.

Water dispensers will also be provided on site, and runners are encouraged to bring their own bottle.

NGO collaboration will also protect the environment by offsetting event-related greenhouse gas emissions, making the event carbon neutral.

The “10K Weekend” is a a great chance to enjoy a challenging, inspirational run while reconnecting with nature.

The race routes take runners through beautiful scenery with spectacular views and the one million beautiful trees and plants that dot the Disney resort.

Friends and family of participants are encouraged to dress up Disney attire and cheer them on at the Happiest Race on Earth!

Hong Kong Weather in November

November is one of the most pleasant months of the year in Hong Kong. The weather tends to be warm and sunny, with low humidity.

What a perfect time of the year to schedule a run in the park!

The average high in November is a balmy 24 degree Celsius, or 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low is a comfortable 19 degrees Celsius, or 66 degrees Fahrenheit.

Many flowers bloom in Hong Kong November so allergy sufferers should bring a dust mask or medication.

Registration

The registration fee for the 10K Weekend 2018 ranges from HK$260 to HK$550 and includes participation in one of the races and the following themed items: T-shirt, medal with lanyard, A4 sticker (for Kids Races only), race bib, race bib pins, and e-certificate.

Runners can register between 28 June 2018 (from 10 am) to 28 August 2018 (till 11:59 pm) at the Disneyland 10K Weekend website.

Where to Spend the Night

There are three hotels located near Hong Kong Disneyland. Check out the following link if you would like to spend the night …

 

 

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