Our pick of 5 Hong Kong sporting events to play or watch!

July 4, 2019

1. The 15th Annual Sheko Challenge 

Date: June 6 (Sat) 

Time: 2.00pm-6.00pm 

Venue: Big Wave Bay

Admission: FREE to spectate 

 

If the unpredictable weather makes a turn for the better, be sure to make your way down to Big Wave Bay for a racing spectacle! 

 

Now in its 15th year, the Sheko Challenge has become something of a tradition in these parts, with local Hong Kongers and expats pushing their endurance in a 2.2km swim challenge.

 

Aside from that, there are additional paddling and running events, music and a barbacue. 

 

While registration is closed, spectators are more than welcome to watch and soak up the atmosphere! 

 

2. Paddleboarding/Kayaking in Stanley 

Date: July 7 (Sun) 

Time: 10.35am-2.30pm   

Venue: Hong Kong Aquabound Centre, Stanley  

Admission: $100-$150/hour for kayak/paddleboard rental 

 

Join local meetup/exploring/socialising platform Lani for a fun day out in Stanley!  

 

Meeting up at the Aquabound Centre, participants will embark on a short trek to the Hong Kong Hobie Club - a laid back patch of sand on the other side of Tai Tam Bay.

 

After working up an appetite pushing water, head back to the Stanley waterfront for a well-deserved lunch - a fantastic way to meet new friends and the abundance of natural scenery Hong Kong has to offer! 

 

3. Castle Peak Hike 

Date: July 7 (Sun)  

Time: 7.30am-1.00pm 

Venue: One Strike Combat, Unit 108, 1/F, My Loft, Tuen Mun 

Admission: FREE

 

Our list continues with an exciting hike up Castle Peak, located in the New Territories. 

 

Rated one of the more difficult trails in Hong Kong for the average person, specialist running equipment store Trail Hunter are opening up a hike group to anyone interested in exploring the great outdoors. 

 

Bring water, sensible footwear and remember to carry on at a pace you're comfortable with!

 

4. Adrenaline Addiction Cycling Trip 

Date: July 7 (Sun) 

Time: 8.30am-12.00pm 

Venue: Twin Bridge, Shatin  

Admission: FREE 

 

Get those legs pumping. 

 

Join local rock climbing and outdoor enthusiasts Adrenaline Addiction on a fun cycling trip from Shatin to Luk Keng via Tai Po! 

 

Guaranteed to burn calories, make you new friends and have plenty of fun!  

 

5. Calinesthetics Skills 

Date: July 7 (Sun) 

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm    

Venue: Belcher Bay Park, Kennedy Town 

Admission: $150

 

Be prepared for a Sunday afternoon sweat sesh to kill off those Monday blues!

 

If bodyweight exercises are something you've struggled with, meet up with local yogi Ben at the pull-up bars in K-Town for guidance on how to master the handstand, human flag and other challenging feats of flexibility and strength. 

 

All experience levels are welcome, with a tailored progression scheme catering to your abilities! 

 

 

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