About the Event
A journey in the Hong Kong wilderness
TransLantau™ by UTMB® is an UTMB® World Series Event.
Taking place on 10th-12th November 2023, the event will offer four races on Lantau Island including 25km, 50km, 100km, and the new ultra distance 140km, giving runners the chance to experience the wildest island of Hong Kong territories.
TransLantau™ by UTMB® gives runners of all abilities the chance to escape the city and connect with nature on Hong Kong’s wildest island.
The demanding course is on trails for 80% of the race, covering two country parks. Participants get to connect with nature as they push their limits and immerse themselves in a landscape of undulating hills and long coastline, untouched by the urbanization of Hong Kong. The course takes runners on an authentic journey, past iconic locations including Tai O fishing village, Big Buddha, and Po Lin monastery.
Clement Dumont, Race Director TransLantau™ by UTMB®, said: “UTMB Group and The IRONMAN Group have joined forces to continue developing the sport of trail running. UTMB® World Series brings an elevated race experience to trail runners around the world. We are thrilled to have TransLantau™ by UTMB® as part of the UTMB® World Series to let runners discover the unique environment of Hong Kong, a combination of a fast-paced city and remote country parks. The TransLantau™ by UTMB® team is eager to put their best efforts into delivering an event inspired by the highest-quality standards of the pinnacle event of UTMB® Mont-Blanc. A dream that becomes reality for the Hong Kong trail running community.”