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6 Sep 2017

ESF 50th Anniversary Marathon is open for registration


To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the English Schools Foundation (ESF) will be organising its first ever territory-wide running event on Sunday, 22 October 2017 in Central.

The event is supported by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Commission on Youth, and is open to both the ESF community and the general public. Race categories include 1km to 10km runs and a 1km family walk. Interested parties should register before Friday, 15 September 2017 at

A community carnival will be held at Edinburgh Place, Central, starting from 9:30 am on the day. There will be performances and games booths organised by ESF teachers and students and other organisations. Admission is free of charge. Families with children of any ages are welcome to join.

“To mark our golden celebration, the ESF 50th Anniversary Marathon serves as a sporting event promoting health and wellbeing, and at the same time, encouraging community involvement. We are looking forward to seeing families and friends coming together to celebrate and support one another,” said Belinda Greer, ESF Chief Executive Officer.


Details of the ESF 50th Anniversary Marathon

Date: Sunday, 22 October 2017
Time: Races: 8am – 10:30am (register online by 15 September)

Carnival: 9:30am – 4pm (open to public, free of charge)


(Deadline: Friday, 15 September 2017)

Race categories:
  • 10km challenge
  • 6km individual run
  • 3km individual run
  • 1km individual run
  • 3km family run
  • 1km family walk
  • HK$180 (individual)
  • HK$300 (For a group of one student with one family member)
  • HK$400 (For a group of one student with two family members)
Registration pack: Each participant will receive an “ESF 50th Anniversary Marathon” T-shirt, an event bag and a water bottle
Prize: Winners in each category will be awarded trophies. Every participant will be awarded a participation medal and e-certificate.
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