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Hard As Nayls Virtual Race
@ Clearwater Bay

12 Dec 2020 – 21 Feb 2021 (cutoff 7pm)

100K, 50K. 20K, 8K, 4K
Solo, Teams

All Results Final:  21 Feb @10:00pm

Countdown to Hard As Nayls

Overview

“Hard As Nayls, a fund-raising event held in the memory of Andy Naylor, is known as “Clearwater Bay’s Toughest Running Event for all Ages”. HAN takes us across breathtakingly beautiful Clearwater Bay Country Park and Ma On Shan Country Park. The race visits off-the-beaten track trails and is held in one of the most scenic areas of Hong Kong, offering sweeping vistas of the South China Sea from High Junk Peak.

We are pleased to support this trail race and carry it forward as part of our Green Race family of events. We’re also pulling out all the stops to make this one of our best charity fundraisers to date, with Naylor Education, Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation and Exchange & Empower as equal beneficiaries.

Through net registrations and runner donations, our goal is to raise HK$50,000. Together, Hard As Nayls and The Green Race invite you to celebrate the love of trail running, community involvement and family participation”

Latest Event Updates are here: 

12 Jan – Results Update

28 Dec – HAN Tees & Medals

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN HAN – 10 STEPS TO HAN TRAIL RUNNING SUCCESS!

1. CHECK THE ENTRY LIST AND LATEST RESULTS

2. CHOOSE A ROUTE DISTANCE FROM 100K (CUMULATIVE, MEANING COMPLETE THIS 100K ROUTE IN AS MANY SECTIONS AS YOU LIKE), 50K, 22K SWIM&RUN, 20K, 8K, 4K.

*50/22/20/8/4 ALLOW FOR MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO ACHIEVE YOUR BEST TIME

3. GET REGISTERED AT RUNNERREG.COM/PORTAL

4. DOWNLOAD YOUR RACE BIB AND TAKE IT WITH YOU PRINTED OR DIGITALLY. RUNNERREG.COM > MY RACES > ACTIONS > RACE BIB (SEE IMAGE).

5. TAKE A SELFIE AT YOUR START POINT WITH YOUR RACE BIB SHOWING

6. GET RUNNING. START ANYWHERE ON THE ROUTE AND FINISH IN THE SAME PLACE YOU STARTED

7. UPLOAD YOUR RESULT AT RUNNERREG.COM > MY RACES > ACTIONS > UPLOAD RESULTS (SEE IMAGE

8. DOWNLOAD YOUR COMPLETION CERTIFICATE AT RUNNERREG.COM > MY RACES > ACTIONS > COMPLETION CERTIFICATE (SEE IMAGE).

IF YOU DON’T SEE THIS OPTION, GO TO EDIT REGISTRATION > ADD-ONS AND ENSURE THIS FREE ITEM IS ADDED (SEE IMAGE).

9. CHECK THE LEADERBOARD FOR LATEST RESULTS!

10. GET COMPETITIVE! GET OUT AND RUN THE SAME ROUTE AGAIN, UPLOAD YOUR IMPROVED RESULT, YOUR BEST TIME RESULT WILL BE UPDATED TO THE LEADERBOARD!

 

BONUS TIP:  

ALWAYS RUN WITHIN YOUR ABILITY AND WITH A PARTNER WHERE POSSIBLE. ENSURE YOU ARE ADEQUATELY HYDRATED AND HAVE RESERVE HYDRATION & NUTRITION PREPARED FOR THE JOURNEY. LET A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER KNOW YOUR PLANS AND CHECK-IN REGULARLY. NOW YOU ARE HARD AS NAYLS! GET OUT THERE AND ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST TRAILS HONG KONG HAS TO OFFER!

NB: Event cancellations or postponements may occur due to Covid-19 restrictions. Refunds are only available as 100% Race Credit (Refund/Cancellation Policy).

Registration Fee

Registration fees range from K$4 – HK$100 depending on the distance selected:

100K – HK$100, Start anywhere on the route, finish same location.

50K – HK$50, Start anywhere on the route, finish same location.

20K – HK$20, Start anywhere on the route, finish same location.

8K – HK$8 (please donate via FPS), Start anywhere on the route, finish same location.

4K – HK$4 (please donate via FPS), Start anywhere on the route, finish same location.

 100% of the registration fee will be donated to the HAN designated charities.

Entitlements

Hard As Nayls E-bib & Completion Certificate

  • Free of charge
  • Select your own bib # and instant download
  • Completion Certificate available within 24hrs of results upload.

Add-ons


Finisher Certificate

  • Soft Copy – Free, sent via email
  • Hard Copy – HK$75, sent via SF Express

HAN Medal & Vx Engraved Gift

  • HK$100, collect at Gone Running or SF Express

Bundle Offer: HAN Tee, Medal, Certificate, Vx Engraved Gift

  • HK$280 HAN Tee, Medal, e-Certificate, Vx Engraved Gift <br>
  • This may be the only year we offer a virtual Hard As Nayls race. Remember it well!

Categories & Prizes

100K (Teams – Open) – Cumulative Challenge, meaning you can complete this 100k route in as many sections/days as you wish, so long as you complete the entire route. 

50K – Solo Male & Female, multiple attempts permitted > best time ranking.

20K – Solo Male & Female, multiple attempts permitted > best time ranking.

22K – Swim&Run, Solo, Teams – Open, multiple attempts permitted > best time ranking.

8K – Solo Male & Female, Kids, multiple attempts permitted > best time ranking.

4K – Family, multiple attempts permitted > best time ranking.

 

Top Finishers in each category are eligible for the following prizes: 

1st – HK$300 TGR Race Credit / HK$300 Gone.Run Credit

2nd – HK$200 TGR Race Credit / HK$300 Gone.Run Credit

3rd – HK$100 TGR Race Credit / HK$100 Gone.Run Credit

Start/Finish - Transportation & Access

The virtual version of this event permits starting anywhere on the route so long as you finish at the same location.

Kwun Tong to Clearwater Bay Second Beach

Diamond Hill MTR Station to Clearwater Bay Second Beach

  • Bus 91 goes from Diamond Hill MTR station to Clearwater Bay Second beach which is a 2km walk from the start/finish line
  • Bus Schedule

Age Categories

– Family 4K: 6 – 12 years old/mixed ages* 
– Kids 8K: 8 – 13 years old/mixed ages
– Students: 13 – 19 years*
– Greens: 20 – 29 yrs
– Primes: 30 – 39 yrs
– Perennials: 40 – 49 yrs
– Vintages: 50 – 59 yrs
– Antiques: 60 – 69 yrs
– Ultra Antiques: 70 – 79 yrs

*Up to two children accompanied by 1 or 2 parents.

Maps & GPX

100K HAN

100K, 50K. 20K, 8K, 4K
Solo, Pairs

8 Dec 2020 – 12 Jan 2021

50K HAN

20K HAN

8K HAN

4K HAN

4K Strava

4K GPX

4K PNG 

Charity

Sai Kung Stray Friends – Support Stray Dogs around the Clearwater Bay Area!

Sai Kung Stray Friends is a Hong Kong non-profit charity which helps over 100 stray, abandoned, sick and injured dogs by fostering them until a kind and responsible owner can be found to take ownership of the dogs. They also work on educating the public to neuter their dogs to reduce the number of unwanted stray and abandoned dogs to minimise dog suffering. Every dog that is rescued by Sai Kung Stray Friends is health checked, de-sexed, vaccinated and given flea, tick and heartworm prevention. They also try to provide any necessary treatment and emergency surgery that may be needed.

Exchange & Empower – Support Female Trail Running Talent in Nepal!

Exchange & Empower are one of the official charities of the Hard As Nayls Run. The Exchange and Empower program is a collaboration between Hong Kong Trail Running Women and legendary trail runner and feminist Mira Rai. The program aims to provide talented young female runners in Nepal the opportunity to broaden their horizons, experience different lifestyles, and share their stories and culture with others.

Training & Course Recce

Get Ready for your next trail running challenge with TGR

Mandatory Gear

100K / 50K Mandatory Gear

  • 2L capacity water hydration bladder or water bottles (2L carrying capacity)
  • 500cal (2-3 energy bars or 2-3 gels)
  • Good tread running shoes, minimum 50% tread remaining
  • Gpx running watch or smartphone with course gpx file uploaded
  • Map of Race Course, digital or printed copy
  • Mobile phone (fully charged)
  • Salt tablets or sachet
  • Space blanket
  • Whistle
  • Emergency contact numbers saved (see below)

20K Mandatory Gear

  • 1L water hydration bladder or water bottles
  • 200cal (1-2 energy bars or 1-2 gels)
  • Good tread running shoes, minimum 50% tread remaining
  • Gpx running watch or smartphone with course gpx file uploaded
  • Map of Race Course, digital or printed copy
  • Mobile phone (fully charged)

8K Mandatory Gear

  • 300ML water bottle/flask
  • 200cal (1-2 energy bars or 1-2 gels)
  • Gpx running watch or smartphone with course gpx file uploaded
  • Map of Race Course, digital or printed copy
  • Mobile phone (fully charged)

4K Mandatory Gear

  • 250ML water bottle/flask
  • Gpx running watch or smartphone with course gpx file uploaded
  • Map of Race Course, digital or printed copy
  • Mobile phone (fully charged)

Recommended Gear & Preparations

  • Ensure well hydrated 24-48hrs prior to race day
  • Sun visor/hat
ALWAYS RUN WITHIN YOUR ABILITY AND WITH A PARTNER WHERE POSSIBLE. ENSURE YOU ARE ADEQUATELY HYDRATED AND HAVE RESERVE HYDRATION & NUTRITION PREPARED FOR THE JOURNEY. LET A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER KNOW YOUR PLANS AND CHECK-IN REGULARLY. NOW YOU ARE HARD AS NAYLS! GET OUT THERE AND ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST TRAILS HONG KONG HAS TO OFFER!
 

Mandatory Requirements

  • Medical Insurance
  • By registering for this event I confirm I have sufficient medical & travel insurance in place.
  • I have not undertaken any major surgery in the past 3 months that would put myself or any other participants at risk on race day.

Runner Responsibilities

  • Runners should have downloaded the gpx file, reviewed the course map, and familiarised themselves with the route, first aid stations, emergency contact details, exit points etc.
  • Runners should also check their email and the GreenRace Facebook page the morning of the race in case of any cancellations or delays to the race due to weather or other issues.
  • Runners should have done adequate training over similar distances over the past 2 months and have read the race rules to prepare themselves for race day.
  • Runners should also stop and help any participating runner in need of assistance on race day.
  • Runners should have read the emergency/injury procedures of GreenRace and agree to follow them on race day, should an accident occur.
Emergency Contacts
 
  • Critical Emergency: 999
  • Ambulance: +852 2735 3355
  • TGR Race Manager 廣東話: +852 9173 4477
  • TGR Race Manager English: +852 91633306
  • HK GOV Emergency Reference