The eighth Lantau International Beer Dash set off from Tong Fuk yesterday, March 19.
Participants dressed up and drank a different international beer at every checkpoint. Life on Lantau is a proud sponsor of this hugely popular 5-kilometre fun run, along with Around DB, San Miguel, Home Solutions, The Beach House and Phoenix Wills. Funds raised went to Protection of Animals Lantau South (PALS), Herds Up and Lantau Buffalo Association. For more information, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
So popular is the event that all the spots filled within a week of opening registration. Melanie, who founded the event in 2009, decided in 2012 to limit the number of runners to just 350. “This way we can ensure that the race is manageable and fun for both the participants and the volunteers,” she says. “We have participants from Hong Kong and Kowloon side, and some have come all the way from Japan, Australia and Germany. But our regulars are from South Lantau and Discovery Bay.”
Read more on what goes on behind-the-scenes to organise the event.
Photos by Terry Chow.