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3 Islands GreenRace

Hong Kong, 31 May 2020

41K Elite Only (50 runners), 31K, 21K, 11K
Solo, Teams of 2-5 (Open)

Normal Reg Close – 4 May

All Runners > 07:15am Pier 4 Central Ferry

> Catch 07:30am Ferry to Lamma YSW

Countdown to 3 Islands

Overview

Welcome to the second edition of 3 Islands GreenRace – 3 Races in One Day. And what a day out it is! New for 2020 – We’ve added a 4 Islands advanced category for 50 runners: Tung Lung Chau Island (9K). Make no mistake, this is one tough challenge.

Our unique island-hopping GreenRace has you racing island trails then catching the ferry to the next island until reaching the finish. 3 Islands GreenRace starts on Lamma Island, hops on to Hong Kong Island, and wraps it up on Lantau Island. Ferry and other travel time between Islands are not included in your final race time. This is what makes it all so much fun -And challenging!

 

As always, our goal is for all participants to have more than a fair opportunity to finish every GreenRace. Cut-off times are generous, but that doesn’t mean this challenge is easy! Sign up for what you’ve trained to complete and you’ll enjoy the day out. Celebrate our day out accomplishment together at the finish line – China Bear, Mui Wo! Now choose your challenge:

4 Islands – 41K > Lamma > HK Island > Tung Lung Chau > Lantau (max. 50 advanced participants)
3 Islands – 31K > Lamma > HK Island > Lantau
2 Islands – 21K > Lamma > HK Island
1 Island – 11K > Lamma

NB: 3 Islands GreenRace is, semi self-supported, orienteering race and part of the fun is finding your way to the next Island yourself without relying on course markings. It pays to train, join our free course recce’s and ‘toe up ready to rock’ on race day.

Venue & Start Times

ALL SOLO RUNNERS – ALL DISTANCES –  4i/3i/2i/1i Start Time 7:15 am Pier 4 Central Ferry > Lamma

ALL TEAMS – ALL DISTANCES –  4i/3i/2i/1i Start Time 7:15 am Pier 4 Central Ferry > Lamma > Catch 7:30am Ferry

Age Categories

All distances are Open Category. There are no age categories for this race.

  • Minimum age is 16yrs old on race day for this event. 
  • For reference, the usual age categories for TGR Events are here.

* Teams: Open Category only
* All Teams must start together, scan in at each checkpoint together and cross the finish line together.

4 Islands GreenRace (Advanced Max. 50 Runners) - 41K (2 ITRA)

1) Lamma Island (Stenhouse) – 11K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)
2) Hong Kong Island (High West) – 10K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)
3) Tung Lung Chau Island – 9K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)
4) Lantau Island (Tigershead) – 10K GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)

3 Islands GreenRace - 31K (2 ITRA)

1) Lamma Island (Stenhouse) – 11K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)
2) Hong Kong Island (High West) – 10K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)
3) Lantau Island (Tigershead) – 10K GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)

2 Islands GreenRace - 21K (1 ITRA)

1) Lamma Island (Stenhouse) – 11K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)
2) Hong Kong Island (High West) – 10K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)

2 Islands Suggested Transfer – Strava

1 Island GreenRace - 11K (0 ITRA)

1) Lamma Island (Stenhouse) – 11K  GPX | Strava | Map (.jpg)

1 Island Suggested Transfer – Strava

Lamma Island (Stenhouse)

Hong Kong Island (High West)

Lantau Island (Tigershead)

Tung Lung Chau Island

Deadlines

  • Late Bird Registration Closes 29 May 2020 @11:59pm
  • Transportation: Ferry & shuttle transportation is not included in the registration fee. 

Date

Timeline

2020-03-22

Early Bird Reg Ends @11:59pm, 22 March

Early Bird Reg (1 – 23 March)

2020-04-06

Normal Bird Reg Ends @11:59pm, 6 April

Normal Bird Reg (24 Mar – 6 Apr)

2020-04-13

Late Bird Reg Ends @12pm, 13 April

Late Bird Reg (7 – 13 Apr)

  

2020-04-23

Extra Late bird Reg Ends @11:59pm*

Extra Latebird Reg (14 – 23 Apr)*

*Collect Bib at Gone Running by 7:30PM

2020-04-24

Gone Running RPC ends @ 7:30 pm, 24 April.

*No Racepack Collection available on race day. 

2020-04-25 @6:00 am

Race Day – 3 Islands

4i/3i Participants Start – Central Ferry Pier No. 4 (Central > Lamma Island)

Entitlements & Options

1) Uglow 3 Islands Super Speed Aero Tee

UGLOW MENS TEE & SINGLET SIZE CHART

UGLOW WOMENS TEE / SINGLET SIZE CHART

Download 3i T-shirt Images

2) 1 Spring Energy Gel and 1 Active Root Hydration Sachet for each Island: 

4 Islands:  4 Spring Energy Gel (Long Haul) + 4 Active Root Sachet (Natural)

3 Islands:  3 Spring Energy Gel (Long Haul) + 3 Active Root Sachet (Natural)

2 Island:  1 Spring Energy Gel (Canaberry (Vegan) + 2  Active Root Sachet (Natural)

1 Island:  1 Spring Energy Gel (Canaberry (Vegan) + 1 Active Root Sachet (Natural)

3) 2 Complimentary Training Sessions prior to race day

4) Complimentary Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Beverage at The Bay (Finish line 1st Island) 

5) Personalised 3 Islands Green Race Bib (Early & Normal Bird registrants only)

6) Bag Drop delivery from Central Ferry Pier No.4 to Finish Line, China Bear, Mui Wo

  • Available to 4i/3i/3i participants only.

7) 1i Bag Drop delivery from Central Ferry Pier No.4 to 2i Start Line – Aberdeen Country Park

  • Available to 1i participants only

8) Heineken or non-alcohol beverage at China Bear, Mui Wo

9) Personalised Finisher’s Certificate – Sent via email within 48hrs of race completion

Registration Fees

Early Bird Reg (1 – 23 March)

1 Island – HK$350
2 Islands – HK$400
3 Islands – HK$500
4 Islands – HK$600

Normal bird registration (24 Mar – 4 May)

1 Island – HK$400
2 Islands – HK$450
3 Islands – HK$550
4 Islands – HK$650

Late Bird Reg (5 – 25 May)*

1 Island – HK$440
2 Islands – HK$540
3 Islands – HK$640
4 Islands – HK$740

Extra late bird registration (26 – 30 May)*
Race pack collection at Gone Running before 7:30 pm on 30 May only*

1 Island – HK$500
2 Islands – HK$600
3 Islands – HK$700
4 Islands – HK$800

* Race Tee unavailable for late & extra late registrants since we’ve already ordered them.

* Value of the late registrant race tee will be contributed to onetreeadopted.com under the registrants name.

Add-Ons

Racepack Collection

Racepack Collection for 3 Islands GreenRace will be at Gone Running.

Dates: TBC
Location: 16/F, Simsons Commercial Building, 137 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. (Wan Chai MTR A3 exit turn left then walk 20m)

Phone:  +852 3461 9792 
Website: gone.run/pages/contact-us

Bag Drop

Prizes

Gone Running Credit – Top 3 male, female, team (any size or gender) for each distance receive the following:

  • 1st – HK$300 Gone Running
  • 2nd – HK$200 Gone Running
  • 3rd – HK$100 Gone Running
  • TGR Race Credit
  • Final 10 male, female, team (any size or gender) for each distance receive the following:
    • HK$100 Race Credit

T8 Final Finishers Prizes!

Cut-Off Times

Suggested 4i Plan

3 Islands Advanced Runner Challenge

– 2020 Bonus Island:  Tung Lung Chau

– Maps 3i:  tgr.run/3islands/#maps

– GPX 3i:  updates.tgr.run/gpx-3i

– 2019 Results:  updates.tgr.run/results-2019-3i

07:30 – FERRY > Central Pier 4 to 1i Lamma Island YSW (30mins)

          – https://updates.tgr.run/ferry-central-to-ysw-lamma

08:00 – START > 1i Lamma Island > Run ~90mins

          – Strava 1i – strava.com/routes/17057780

09:30 – FINISH 1i Lamma Island YSW > MTW > 1i run~90mins

09:40 – FERRY > MTW > Aberdeen (30mins)

          – https://updates.tgr.run/ferry-mtw-motatwan-to-aberdeen

10:10 – ARRIVE > Aberdeen 10-15min jog to 2i Start

          – https://goo.gl/maps/ZGWVjeiDVAwfmBG69

10:25 – START > 2i HK Island > 2i run ~60mins

          – Strava 2i – strava.com/routes/16943134

11:30 – FINISH > 2i HK Island, travel to Sai Wan Ho Ferry Pier

          – https://goo.gl/maps/1EfVCwQTNQjGcwt66

12:00 – FERRY Sai Wan Ho > 3i Tung Lung Chau (45mins) (Backup 12:45 Ferry)

          – https://updates.tgr.run/ferry-saiwanho-to-tlc-tunglungchau

12:45 – START 3i TLC > 3i run ~60mins (Alternate start time: 13:30)

          – Strava TLCi – strava.com/routes/22698647

14:30 – FERRY TLC > Sai Wan Ho (45mins)

          – https://updates.tgr.run/ferry-saiwanho-to-tlc-tunglungchau

16:00 – FERRY Central Pier 3 > DB (Discovery Bay)

          – https://updates.tgr.run/ferry-db (Alternate ferry 16:30)

16:30 – START 4i Lantau Island > Mui Wo > Run ~60mins (Alternate start 17:00)

          – strava.com/routes/16943387

18:30 – Final race cut-off time (all distances)

Lamma Island

  • 1i (11K) Lamma Island Race – 11:00 am Cut-Off
  • [Lamma > YSW > Mt Stenhouse > Mo Tat Wan] 11K / ~750M

Hong Kong Island

  • 2i (11K) HK Island – 3:00pm Cut-Off
  • [HK Island – Aberdeen > High West] 10K / 450M

Lantau Island

  • 3i (10K) Lantau Island – 6:30pm Cut-Off
  • [Lantau Island – DB > Tigershead > Mui Wo] 10K / 550M

Tung Lung Chau Island

  • 4i Advanced – 6.30pm Final Race Cut-Off. Really need to manage your time on this one!
  • 4i – 41K > Lamma > HK Island > Tung Lung Chau > Lantau (max. 50 advanced participants)

CP Food & Beverage

41K
31K
21K
11K
CP1 Nutrition
Bananas, Oranges, Cherry tomatoes, Salt
N/A
N/A
N/A
CP2 Nutrition
Iced Active Root Hydration, Coke, Red Bull, Ice lemon water
N/A
N/A
N/A
CP Hydration
Lemon/Orange Tailwind, Coke, Red Bull, Ice lemon water
N/A
N/A
N/A

Mandatory Gear

NB:  It is a mandatory requirement to have the race route gpx or Strava route readily available for navigation while participating at all GreenRace / TGR Trail Running events. Runners found not having immediate access to the course route for navigation purposes will be disqualified. Download the race route heretgr.run/maps

Mandatory gear for this race is as follows: 

  1. Hat/cap/bandana to be used as protection in adverse hot or rainy conditions
  2. Fully charged mobile phone with TGR Control Centre phone numbers: +852 9173 4477 (Chinese) & +852 9163 3306  (English)
  3. Digital or printed copy of the course map
  4. Minimum 1.5L water hydration bladder or water bottle
  5. Good tread trail running shoes, minimum 50% tread remaining
  6. Safety Pins or race belt for your bib number

Race Rules

  1. Difficulty Note: This race is a challenging, semi self-supported, orienteering race — part of the fun is to find your way to the next Island yourself without relying on course markings! 
  2. Marshals & Timing – There will be course marshals and first aid support stationed on all 4 routes. To complete the full challenge, participants must complete all 1,2,3,4 Island Islands (Lamma, HK Island, Lantau, Tung Lung Chau). 
  3. Navigation – There are no course markers and participants must download the gpx files and/or use Strava for navigation. 

*4 Islands Advanced Runners will add Tung Lung Chau following HK Island (2nd Island) – Tung Lung Chau Island (9K) 

  1. Transfers – No race running permitted during transfers between each Island of the 3I race. Transfer/commute times, ferry trips, ferry wait times do not count as part of the race time.
  2. Transportation – All modes of transportation between race Islands are permitted (e.g. Taxi, bus, bike, etc)
  3. Slower Participants – If the 1st Island 11:55 am ferry cut-off is missed, participants can still catch the 1:25 pm Mo Tat Wan ferry to Aberdeen, then return to Central Ferry Pier 3 > Discovery Bay to complete Island3 and meet all participants at the finish.
  4. Training & Preparation – We only invite our participants to a challenge we have personally completed ourselves. This course has been tried and tested by our team runners all with varying levels of experience and the general consensus is that it’s challenging but doable and fun! We encourage you to get out to test the course and test yourself, especially if you’re a newbie to trail running or competing for a podium position! Visit our training page here: https://tgr.run/training.

Other

Nutrition & Hydration

Race Pack Collection – 1 Spring Energy Gel and 1 Active Root Hydration Sachet for each Island: 

4 Islands:  4 Spring Energy Gel (Long Haul) + 4 Active Root Sachet (Natural)

3 Islands:  3 Spring Energy Gel (Long Haul) + 3 Active Root Sachet (Natural)

2 Islands:  1 Spring Energy Gel (Canaberry (Vegan) + 2  Active Root Sachet (Natural)

1 Island:  1 Spring Energy Gel (Canaberry (Vegan) + 1 Active Root Sachet (Natural)

  • 1st Island Finish – Complimentary Alcoholic Non-Alcoholic Beverage at The Bay (all participants)
  • 2nd Island Start – Water
  • 3rd/4th Island Start – Water
  • 3rd/4th Island Finish – 1 Heineken Beer or Non-Alcoholic Beverage

Training

  • Get ready for this event by getting connected with our recce/training group:  updates.tgr.run/whatsapp
  • We are partnered with Katia Kucher @d.beFIT to provide our runners with training advice: tgr.run/training

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