Undoubtedly one of the highlights on the local calendar, the DB 10km race is back this Saturday, November 12, and this year there are a few changes…
After following the same route for a number of years, road works around DB Plaza have resulted in the event organisers having to plan a brand new route for the participants. Here’s how the new course looks…
Starting at Central Park (also known as Siena Park), the course begins by heading past Discovery College and along the seafront promenade next to Club Siena. From there, runners will head up the Siena Avenue hill to the main road before turning left onto Headland Drive and left again onto Seabee Lane.
At the end of Seabee Lane, and back on the main road, the course heads downhill towards DB Plaza, cutting left before the tennis courts at DBRC to Tai Pak beach. Here, participants will run the length of the beach promenade, before doubling back on themselves towards the tennis courts.
The second uphill stretch starts here, as the course heads back up Seabird and Seabee Lanes, turning right onto Headland Drive and then right again onto Discovery Bay Road.
This is where it gets really different! Instead of heading down the hill towards Club Siena, it carries on along the main road as far as Neo Horizon, where it cuts right, down the zig-zag path, to Siena Two Park. With the low-rise apartments on the right, the course then heads through Siena Two Park towards Chianti and Positano, then back along Siena Two Drive. Runners will then take a right between the apartments, followed by a left, to run the remainder of Siena Two Drive, before once again doubling back on themselves and turning right down the path towards Siena One.
From there, it’s all downhill, back down Siena Avenue and past the club to the waterfront promenade. The final stretch retraces the start section in reverse, past Discovery College and up into Central Park. Phew!
The women’s race starts at 8am this Saturday, with the men’s race kicking off at 8.15am. Water will be provided at the finish line, and there will also be one water station along the route that runners will pass twice.
Proceeds from this year’s race will go to The Hub HK, a children and youth centre in Sham Shui Po, which works to help children who are socially and economically disadvantaged. To find out more, visit www.thehubhk.org.
For more details, and for last-minute registrations, head to www.dbrunforcharity.org. Late registration finishes on November 10.