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HK Marathon Returns In February
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Macau rushing to finish PCRs before the weather gets real bad
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Sports | HK Marathon returns with $10,000 ‘special incentive’ prize
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Nalgae is here
Severe tropical storm Nalgae will be skirting close to enough to Hong Kong that the Observatory will be raising a T8 signal between 12-2pm this afternoon.
The EDB announced all schools are cancelled.
While the storm will be weakning, the HKO is not sure about how long it will take.
Bankers summit continues regardless
Despite the T8 shutting down the city, including banks and the stock market, the banker’s summit will continue, confirmed the HK Monetary Authority. RTHK will be streaming the proceedings online.
Macau continues testing regardless
Meanwhile over in Macau, 11 imported COVID cases that then sparked a small family cluster has forced the whole city to conduct PCR tests yesterday followed by multiple RAT tests throughout the week.
Lines yesterday were long, and some testing sites, such as that in Sam Ka, were closed for bad weather. Macanese authorities hope that all testing can be completed before Typhoon Nalgae makes things even worse.
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 4418 (437 imported)
Total cases: 1,923,126
New deaths: 13
Total deaths: 10,410
Compulsory Testing locations: 30
Paul Chan goes to summit even though he’s not really fully negative
FS Paul Chan has been cleared to attend today’s banker’s summit after rushing back from Saudi Arabia where he caught COVID late last week. The government press release described him as “recovering” and “not contagious” although it didn’t explicitly say he was negative. However, he is banned from taking part in meals so maybe he’ll bring his own sandwiches idk.
The Marathon Returns
The Hong Kong Marathon will be returning on 12 Feb 2023 with special prizes to lure more racers, despite a cap of 25,000 participants, organizers said.
Professional athletes will be able to sign up from this Friday (4 Nov) with the public ballot opening from 15 - 21 Nov. Although the government has currently capped participation at 25,000 due to COVID concerns, organizers hope this number can be increased at a later date as the pandemic subsides.
This-next year’s race will also include a ‘special incentive prize’ of $10,000 for all men who finish the full marathon below 3 hours, and women who finish below 3.5 hours.
The marathon was supposed to take place this month but were cancelled when the fifth wave. Other cancelled sports events, such as the Cross-Harbour Race were also restarted.
For more sign up details, see the original form here.
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Underground 18th Anniversary Concert
The Underground turns 18!…well they turned 18 months ago but with live music cancelled for so long, it’s only now that we can really celebrate!
Come along for a night of fun featuring local bands Gwenji, Transmission, What They Do, Hybrid Stereo and Parallel Horizons.
Where: Rula Live, Lan Kwai Fong
When: 19/11, 9pm till late
Cost: $140 (early bird) to $200 (on the door)
CHOMP! One Year Anniversary Party!
Our friends at CHOMP! are turning one! We first met the founders of the food saving app, Chris and Carla, at ReThink 2021 and we’ve since featured Carla as a Leader of The Week and in articles on sustainability.
Come celebrate with us on 11 Nov as we bring in another year of not throwing away food that’s still good.
Where: House Studio, Soho House. Sheung Wan
When: 11/11, 7-11pm
Cost: $100 (+fees)
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