The Man Dragon Run 2008 - Hong Kong

Monday, 25 August 2008 11:14 | Written by  Andy Orr
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The second edition of “The Man Dragon Run” International Surfski and Outrigger Championships, will take place in Hong Kong on Saturday November 22, 2008.

The Man Dragon Run

New Course 

We have changed the course slightly from last year. Like last year, the race will start in Clearwater Bay, but will then proceed SE to the beautiful and rugged Ninepins Islands, then SW past the spectacular and often hazardous Cape D'Aguilar (home of the HK Marine Reserve) and then to the finish line at the world-renowned tourist destination of Stanley, the home of the famous Stanley Market. The course will cover approximately 24km and, with the seasonal NE monsoon winds blowing, should see 10-20 knot winds and great downwind conditions for the majority of the race.

Man Dragon Run 2008
Route Map

Given that Hong Kong has a tropical climate, water temperatures at that time of year will be around 23 degrees Celsius, with air-temperature between 18 and 27 degrees.

Tourist Attractions 

Hong Kong is famous for its tourist attractions, it shops and its restaurants but it also offers a range of great Eastern and Western cultural experiences. Also, as many of the guys who visited us last year will tell you, it is a truly world class party destination.

Sponsors

We haven't finalized the prize money breakdown yet, but thanks to our title sponsor Man Investments, and associate sponsors TTG - Wealth Management, Sava Luxury Villas, Kaenon, Jaspas, Transact 24,  Epic, Fenn, Outrigger Connection and Schenker, the total purse will be US$15,000, up from US$10,000 last year. We will also be offering cash prizes to the top 3 international women this year, as well as the OC1 division. The total amount of cash prizes will be offered based on the level of (international) competition and the number of competitors in each division and will be at the discretion of the race organizers. The prize money break down will be announced soon.

Dawid Mocke - Dragon Run 2007
Dawid Mocke wins the 2007 Dragon Run (Pic: Graham Uden)

Ski Hire

There will be a limited number of Epic and Fenn surf skis, as well as OC1's, available for rent. If you are interested in participating in the race and need to hire a surf ski please drop an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Epic hire) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Fenn surf ski and OC1 hire).  

For more info

For race enquiries, please contact Jon Dingley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Andy Orr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The race website is http://www.thedragonrun.com.hk/


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