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1,800 Top International and Local Runners Gathered to Conquer the Mountains Together

1,800 Top International and Local Runners Gathered to Conquer the Mountains Together

[December 10, 2023, Hong Kong] Carrying on the momentum of the race in March, the brandnew edition of The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 (TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge) was successfully held from December 8 to 10 at Tai Mei Tuk in Tai Po. This year’s race brought together 1,800 runners from various countries and regions. The 100km race was started at 10 p.m. for the first time, allowing participants to discover the serene and tranquil side of Hong Kong, and explore the beauty of the city’s nighttime.

In addition, a new 16km race was introduced. Both elite runners and beginners in trail running sprinted through the mountains, challenging their own limits and competing for the championship, and fully embodying the spirit of “Never Stop Exploring” by The North Face!

The competition in the 100km race was intense, with John Ray Onifa and Sunmaya Budha crowned champions
This year, TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge featured a total of three races, allowing runners of all levels to participate and enjoy the thrill of mountain trail racing together. In the men's 100km race, John Ray Onifa crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 11 hours, 57 minutes and 16 seconds, securing the title. The second and third places were claimed by Guillaume Perrot and Arjun Rai Kulung respectively. In the women's category, Sunmaya Budha dominated the race with a time of 14 hours and 40 minutes, securing a commanding victory. The second and third places were won by Man Yee Cheung and Angie Yan respectively.

Cash prizes were introduced to TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge. The top three male and female runners who completed the 100km race were awarded HKD15,000 (Champion), HKD10,000 (2nd place), and HKD8,000 (3rd place) respectively, along with The North Face shopping vouchers. Additionally, the first 500 runners who completed the 100km race received a special limited-edition TNF100 hoodie as a commemorative reward.

The fastest to cross the finish line in the 50km race achieved a time of 5 hours, 44 minutes and 58 seconds
In the 50km race, Stone Tsang won the championship in the men's category with a time of 5 hours, 44 minutes and 58 seconds. Tsz Hong Tam and Hong Luk won the second and third place respectively. In the women's category, Cho Yu Lam won the championship with 6 hours, 29 minutes and 36 seconds. Tsz Kei Wong and Tsz Kwan Lee won the second and third place respectively.

The newly introduced 16km race attracted over 400 registers
The inaugural 16km race in this edition garnered over 400 registrations. In the men’s category, Rex Lo emerged as the race’s first-ever champion with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes and 51 seconds. The second and third places were secured by Tsz Wai Yu and Shiu Lun Yeung respectively. In the women’s category, Katherine Lim clinched the championship with a time of 1 hour, 53 minutes and 19 seconds. The second and third places were secured by Po Yuk To and Phoebe Mak respectively.

Celebrating post-race at “TNF Base Camp” with two check-in spots and a screen-printed eco bag DIY workshop
To celebrate the joy of completing the race and the resilience shown by each runner in pushing their limits, this year’s TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge introduced the TNF Base Camp. It provided a pleasant environment for runners to interact and share their off-road experiences while commemorating their extraordinary achievements. Within the lively TNF Base Camp, runners who have completed the race eagerly checked in and captured memories at the specially designed check-in spots. By simply checking in and obtaining an XPLR Pass, the runners can indulge in the light refreshments provided at the TNF Base Camp to replenish their energy. They can also participate in a screen-printed eco bag DIY workshop, ensuring that the memories of the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge will be preserved forever. TNF Base Camp exuded a festive spirit, bringing to the challenge a vibrant and celebratory atmosphere.

International and local elitesled runnersin conquering mountains and surpassing their own limits
This year’s competition attracted various renowned Asian racers, including Nepalese legendary female racer Sunmaya Budha (100km), Nepalese long-reigning trail run champion 3 Arjun Rai Kulung (100km), and Taiwan’s trail running icon Chou Ching (50km). In addition, local runners including “Mountain Master” Stone Tsang (50km), local singer Leung Chi Fung (16km), and Hong Kong top trail runner Wong Ho Chung (16km) also joined the league of runners to push boundaries and challenge themselves.

As a sponsored athlete of TNF, Wong Ho Chung chose to participate in the newly introduced 16km race of TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge. Assuming the role of a mentor, he said: “I am honoured to continue participating in the race as a sponsored athlete of TNF. When I first learned that TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge would introduce a 16km race, I eagerly hoped to accompany and guide novice trail runners to face the sport’s various challenges as a mentor, since I am aware that it requires higher physical endurance and presents greater difficulty compared to regular marathons for those who are new to trail running. Besides, I also aspire to pass on the spirit of this sport and allow everyone to experience the joy of trail running.”

The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 Final Results
*The final results are subject to the conference website:
https://results.racetimingsolutions.com/results.aspx?CId=16387&RId=6473&EId=1

100 KM
Ranking Male Female
1st Place John Ray Onifa
(11 hours, 57 minutes and 16 seconds)
Sunmaya Budha
(14 hours and 40 minute)
2nd Place Guillaume Perrot
(14 hours, 03 minutes and 09 seconds)
Man Yee Cheung
(14 hours, 59 minutes and 02 seconds)
3rd Place Arjun Rai Kulung
(14 hours, 47 minutes and 26 seconds)
Angie Yan
(16 hours, 25 minutes and 31 seconds)

50 KM
Ranking Male Female
1st Place Stone Tsang
(05 hours, 44 minutes and 58 seconds)
Cho Yu Lam
(06 hours, 29 minutes and 36 minute)
2nd Place Tsz Hong Tam
(05 hours, 48 minutes and 51 seconds)
Tsz Kei Wong
(06 hours, 42 minutes and 40 seconds)
3rd Place Hong Luk
(06 hours, 08 minutes and 11 seconds)
Tsz Kwan Lee
(06 hours, 49 minutes and 40 seconds)

16 KM
Ranking Male Female
1st Place Rex Lo
(01 hour, 21 minutes and 51 seconds)
Katherine Lim
(01 hour, 53 minutes and 19 seconds)
2nd Place Tsz Wai Yu
(01 hour, 32 minutes and 49 seconds)
Po Yuk To
(02 hours, 00 minute and 17 seconds)
3rd Place Shiu Lun Yeung
(01 hour, 38 minutes and 17 seconds)
Phoebe Mak
(02 hours, 00 minute and 50 seconds)

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“The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023” 100km race started at 10:00 pm on 8 December. For the first time, the race started at night.
“The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023” 50km and 16km races started on the morning of 9 December. Let's run together!
The 100km runner started at Aqua Pearl in the evening and immediately passed the “The North Face” sign projected onto the mountain. The spectacle symbolized The North Face’s motto, “Never Stop Exploring”.
The starting point and finish line for all races were located at Aqua Pearl in Tai Po. For the 100km race, runners first ascended to Pat Sin Leng, traversing along the ridge to Wong Leng and Ping Feng Shan. After crossing Cloudy Hill, they continued through the Lung Mun Country Trail and ascended to the highest point in Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan.
In the men's 100km race, John Ray Onifa crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 11 hours, 57 minutes and 16 seconds, securing the title.
The men’s 100km race winners:1st Place John Ray Onifa (2nd Left), 2nd Place Guillaume Perrot (Middle), 3rd Place Arjun Rai Kulung (1st Left).
Sunmaya Budha dominated the women’s 100km race with a time of 14 hours and 40 minutes, securing a commanding victory.
The women’s 100km race winners:1st Place Sunmaya Budha (Middle), 2nd Place Man Yee Cheung (Right), 3rd Place Angie Yan (Left).
Stone Tsang won the men's 50km race with a time of 05 hours, 44 minutes and 58 seconds.
The men’s 50km race winners:1st Place Stone Tsang (Middle), 2nd Place Tsz Hong Tam (Right), 3rd Place Hong Luk (Left).
Cho Yu Lam won the women’s 50km race with a time of 06 hours, 29 minutes and 36 seconds.
The women’s 50km race winners:1st Place Cho Yu Lam (Middle), 2nd Place Tsz Kei Wong (Left), 3rd Place Tsz Kwan Lee (Right).
Rex Lo won the men's 16km race with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes 51 seconds.
The men’s 16km race winners:1st Place Rex Lo (2nd Right), 2nd Place Tsz Wai Yu (Right), 3rd Place Shiu Lun Yeung (Middle).
Katherine Lim won the women’s 16km race with a time of 1 hour, 53 minutes 19 seconds.
The women’s 16km race winners:1st Place Katherine Lim (Middle), 2nd Place Po Yuk To (2nd Right), 3rd Place Phoebe Mak (1st Right).
Singer Leung Chiu Fung once again participated in The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 after the Hong Kong race in March and the Taipei race in June. Chi Fung participated in the 16km race this time and crossed the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 40 seconds.
The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 has added TNF Base Camp to provide refreshments and replenish runners’ energy.
A group of runners were enjoying the screen-printed eco bag DIY workshop at TNF Base Camp.


“The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023” 100km race started at 10:00 pm on 8 December. For the first time, the race started at night.


“The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023” 50km and 16km races started on the morning of 9 December. Let's run together!


The 100km runner started at Aqua Pearl in the evening and immediately passed the “The North Face” sign projected onto the mountain. The spectacle symbolized The North Face’s motto, “Never Stop Exploring”


The starting point and finish line for all races were located at Aqua Pearl in Tai Po. For the 100km race, runners first ascended to Pat Sin Leng, traversing along the ridge to Wong Leng and Ping Feng Shan. After crossing Cloudy Hill, they continued through the Lung Mun Country Trail and ascended to the highest point in Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan.


In the men's 100km race, John Ray Onifa crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 11 hours, 57 minutes and 16 seconds, securing the title.


The men’s 100km race winners:1st Place John Ray Onifa (2nd Left), 2nd Place Guillaume Perrot (Middle), 3rd Place Arjun Rai Kulung (1st Left).


Sunmaya Budha dominated the women’s 100km race with a time of 14 hours and 40 minutes, securing a commanding victory.


The women’s 100km race winners:1st Place Sunmaya Budha (Middle), 2nd Place Man Yee Cheung (Right), 3rd Place Angie Yan (Left).


Stone Tsang won the men's 50km race with a time of 05 hours, 44 minutes and 58 seconds.


The men’s 50km race winners:1st Place Stone Tsang (Middle), 2nd Place Tsz Hong Tam (Right), 3rd Place Hong Luk (Left).


Cho Yu Lam won the women’s 50km race with a time of 06 hours, 29 minutes and 36 seconds.


The women’s 50km race winners:1st Place Cho Yu Lam (Middle), 2nd Place Tsz Kei Wong (Left), 3rd Place Tsz Kwan Lee (Right).


Rex Lo won the men's 16km race with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes 51 seconds.


The men’s 16km race winners:1st Place Rex Lo (2nd Right), 2nd Place Tsz Wai Yu (Right), 3rd Place Shiu Lun Yeung (Middle).


Katherine Lim won the women’s 16km race with a time of 1 hour, 53 minutes 19 seconds.


The women’s 16km race winners:1st Place Katherine Lim (Middle), 2nd Place Po Yuk To (2nd Right), 3rd Place Phoebe Mak (1st Right).


Singer Leung Chiu Fung once again participated in The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 after the Hong Kong race in March and the Taipei race in June. Chi Fung participated in the 16km race this time and crossed the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 40 seconds.


The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 has added TNF Base Camp to provide refreshments and replenish runners’ energy.


A group of runners were enjoying the screen-printed eco bag DIY workshop at TNF Base Camp.

About The North Face®

Founded in 1966, The North Face is a major company of VF Corporation headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA. It commits to serving outdoor athletes with professional equipment needed for every hard exploration. The North Face is named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. Its logo draws inspiration from Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park, California. The North Face is its Chinese name, which means the utmost courage to challenge and explore. In 1997, The North Face applied a brand new mantra—Never Stop Exploring. It’s deeply rooted in the brand’s DNA as the most important motto. As a globally leading outdoor company, The North Face provides products tested by professional athletes and meeting needs of the outdoors, dedicated to exploring and challenging the limitation of human potentiality. Meanwhile, The North Face has always striven for the preservation of the environment. Through sustainable development programs, it works hard to reduce the negative impact of human activities on the environment. Its product offerings are available in retailers of professional sports brands across the globe. For more details, please visit https://www.thenorthface.com.hk or contact us for more brand news.

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TNF100 Course Route Changes Update

Never Stop Exploring with The North Face

#thenorthfacehk #neverstopexploring #TheNorthFace100 #TNF100HK 

[TNF100 Course Route Changes]

*Please note that we are currently awaiting the final approval and confirmation from the relevant government departments.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and sincerely appreciate your understanding.
Due to ongoing trail maintenance following September's storms, we have had to make the below adjustments.

100 km Route:
The first 4 sections of the course remain unchanged. However, due to a dangerous landslide over the original Section 6 over Lung Shan, it is necessary to reroute Sections 5 and 6. From the top of Pak Tai To Yan on Section 5, the route now follows the Ngau Kwu Leng Trail to Lam Tsuen Wishing Square and then the bicycle path along Tai Po Road to Tai Po Tau where the CP will be set up at the base of Cloudy Hill. This new routing is 12.4 km compared to the original 8.7 km, but is much more runnable after Pak Tai To Yan. The new Section 6 will ascend Cloudy Hill and follow the Wilson Trail as far as the Lau Shui Heung Country Trail split down to Lau Shui Heung Reservoir and onto Hok Tau Reservoir Barbecue Area.The new section is 7.5 km long, but far less rough than Long Shan.
The Nam Chung Country Trail (Section 7) is closed. After completing the Hok Tau Family Walk, racers will need to go back to Wong Leng over Ping Feng Shan (Section 1 in reverse) before heading to Luk Keng (avoiding Pat Sin Leng). The new section is 11.2 km and contains more altitude gain, so we have increased the allowed section time to 3.5 hours.
With the Wu Kau Tang - Bride's Pool Trail also closed, we have had to move and combine the next two checkpoints at the intersection of Bride's Pool Road and Wu Kau Tang Road. There will still be a 14.7 km loop from Luk Keng to this checkpoint, followed by 9 km of mostly contour trails toward the finish line. Estimated new distance: 100.3 km and +/- 5,350 meters vertical.


50 km Route:
AFCD expressed concerns about crowding out hikers on Ping Feng Shan so the course will now turn from Wong Leng directly to Luk Keng (~11.5 km with a 4-hour cut off time).
The second section goes through the old Northeast New Territory villages of Kuk Po, Yung Shue Au, So Lo Pun, and Lai Chi Wo to finish in Wu Kau Tang Village (~13.7 km with a 4-hour section cut off time).
From this checkpoint the course goes via Lai Tau Shek, Sam A Tsuen, Ha Miu Tin and Ma Tau Feng to rejoin the 100 km route the Wu Kau Tang-Bride’s Pool Intersection CP (~11.5 km with a 4-hour section cut off time).
Finally there is a 9 km mostly contour trails toward the finish line. Estimated new distance: 46 km and +/- 2,175 meters vertical.


16 km Route:
The direction of the route has been reversed to a counter-clockwise loop. A short section of running is required along Bride's Pool Road to reach the checkpoint at the intersection of Bride's Pool Road and Wu Kau Tang Road (~6.6 km), followed by 9 km of mostly contour trails toward the finish line.
Estimated new distance: 15.6 km and +/- 800 meters vertical.




【TNF100比賽路線更改】
*請留意,我們仍在等待政府相關部門的最終審批和確認,不便之處,敬請見諒。

由於原定比賽路線歷經九月份的暴風雨後,正進行維護工程。因此,我們不得不作出以下路線調整。


100 公里路線:
前四段路線維持不變。但由於原本的的第6賽段位於龍山的山坡有危險斜坡,因此第5賽段和第6賽段的路線將有所調整。由第5賽段北大刀屻山頂開始,新路線將沿著牛牯嶺徑到達林村許願廣場,然後沿著大埔道的單車徑前往九龍坑山。原有的路程為8.7公里,而更改後的路線路程為12.4公里,但比起原有的北大刀屻路線更適合跑手。新的第6賽段將經過九龍坑山,沿著衛奕信徑到流水響郊遊徑的分岔路口,再到達流水響水塘,最後將到達鶴藪水塘燒烤區。新路線路程為7.5公里,比原有崎嶇的龍山路段較為平坦。
南涌郊遊徑(第 7 段)已經關閉,因此,完成鶴藪郊遊徑後,跑手需要返回屏風山至黃嶺(第 1 段反向路段),然後前往鹿頸(避開八仙嶺)。新賽段全長 11.2 公里(比舊賽段長 3 公里),海拔升高較多,因此我們將該賽段的完成時間延長至 3.5 小時。
由於烏蛟騰-新娘潭教育徑已經關閉,我們不得不移動並合併位於新娘潭路和烏蛟騰路交叉口下的兩個檢查站。從鹿頸到此檢查站仍將有一個 14.7 公里的環路,然後以9 公里長的等高線山路為終點。
預計新距離 : 100.3 公里,垂直高度 +/- 5,350 公尺。


50 公里路線:
由於漁農自然護理署 (AFCD) 擔心屏風山的行山人士擠擁的問題,因此路線現將從黃嶺直接到達鹿頸(路程約 11.5 公里,路段截止時間為 4 小時)。
第 2 段路線途經新界東北村落,包括谷埔、榕樹凹、鎖羅盆及荔枝窩,終點為烏蛟騰村(路程約 13.7 公里,路段截止時間為 4 小時)。
從此檢查站出發,路線途徑犁頭石、三椏村、下苗田、馬頭峰,然後到達新娘潭路和烏蛟騰路交叉口下的檢查站(路程約 11.5 公里,路段截止時間為 4 小時)。
最後經過 9 公里長的環形賽道後為終點。
預計新距離 : 46 公里,垂直高度 +/- 2,175 公尺。


16 公里路線:
路線方向改為逆時針環形,需要沿著新娘潭路跑一小段路,才能到達位於新娘潭路與烏蛟騰路交叉口的檢查站(約 6.6 公里),然後以 9 公里長的等高線山路為終點。
預計新距離 : 15.6 公里,垂直距離 +/- 800 公尺。


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Latest Update on The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 Race Route Adjustment

Never Stop Exploring with The North Face

#thenorthfacehk #neverstopexploring #TheNorthFace100 #TNF100HK 

*Latest Update on The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 Race Route Adjustment*

We are currently awaiting the final approval and confirmation from the relevant government departments. We will announce the finalized race route and provide all the related details by this Wednesday (November 29). We kindly request all participating runners to exercise patience and stay tuned to The North Face's social media platforms for the most updated information. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and sincerely appreciate your understanding.

*The North Face 100香港越野挑戰賽2023路線調整最新消息*

我們仍在等待政府相關部門的最終審批和確認。主辦單位最快會於本周三(11月29日)公佈最終比賽路線及相關詳情。敬請各位跑手耐心等待及留意The North Face社交平台更新最新消息,不便之處,敬請見諒。

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EXPLORE The North Face 100 COURSE WITH HONG KONG LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER – KELVIN YUEN

著名本地風景攝影 Kelvin Yuen 走入 The North Face 100 香港越野跑挑戰賽賽道
揭開四大行山極罕隱世秘景 體驗山林之美

圖 1:於大帽山山頂拍攝的日出,絢麗萬分。(請按此下載高清圖片)
相片由@Kelvin Yuen 提供

[2023 年 10 月 11 日,香港] 隨著颱風「小犬」離港,香港終於出太陽啦!在天氣晴朗的日 子,當然又是行山的時候!各位山系男女請 get ready!因為 The North Face 100 香港越野 跑挑戰賽(TNF 100 香港越野跑挑戰賽)有好路線介紹,更特別夥拍獲獎無數的香港風景 攝影師 Kelvin Yuen,為大家揭開鮮為人知的四大行山隱世秘景!四大隱世秘景均途經 TNF 100 香港越野跑挑戰賽的跑道,分別是大帽山的「雲霧日出」、梧桐寨及新娘潭的「磅礴 瀑布」、印洲塘的「千島湖景」及八仙嶺和大刀屻的「連綿山脈」! 無論是與好友同行打卡,留下美好回憶,抑或是遠離煩囂,開展一場山林之旅,都絕對值 得瀟灑走一回!

大帽山:雲霧日出

大帽山乃 TNF 100 香港越野跑挑戰賽 100 公里賽的最高峰,秋天之時,除了可以觀賞芒草、 狗尾草、觀霜,更不容錯過專屬大帽山山頂的雲層變幻之景,以及絢爛日出曙光! 作為以「霧」聞名的大帽山,秋冬之時,將近日出時分的觀景絕對能夠用「壯觀」二字形 容。日出將至,雲霧翻滾,無邊無垠,城市的喧鬧都被隔絕在白茫茫的雲層之下,唯能隱 隱約約見到獅子山的輪廓。直至太陽緩緩從雲層中升起,逐漸染紅天空和雲層,才正式為 大帽山的天空披上一層薄薄的金紗。 下次計劃登上大帽山,不妨試試在雲霧日出之下,站上山頂最高處的「龜石」打卡,留下 和整個天地融合時刻的合照,為絕美背影留倩影。

圖 2-3:壯麗的大帽山山頂的雲層和日出。(請按此下載高清圖片)
相片由@Kelvin Yuen 提供

梧桐寨及新娘潭:磅礴瀑布

說起大帽山,絕對不得不提大帽山附近兩個以瀑布聞名的行山景點——梧桐寨及新娘潭。

梧桐寨瀑布

梧桐寨瀑布坐落大帽山一帶,處於叢林深處,四個主要瀑布周邊均被豐富的梧桐樹包圍。 在秋冬的清晨來到梧桐寨,更有機會因為低氣壓的緣故,觀賞到煙霧繚繞的「雲瀑」。而周圍的梧桐樹同樣已披上薄霧,宛如誤入仙境! 行至高約 30 米的主瀑旁,眼前更如被蒙上一襲白布般,只能感受到流水飛瀉而下的磅礴 氣勢,猶有洗滌心靈之效。

新娘潭瀑布

相對於梧桐寨,新娘潭瀑布四季的水量較少,市民鮮少發掘其雨後的驚艷美態!秋季下雨 後(通常是 9 月至 10 月),瀑布的水量有所上升,水流從山峰傾瀉而下,景色極為壯麗 獨特!而新娘潭亦是 TNF 100 香港越野跑挑戰賽 16 公里賽跑手途徑的其中一個重要地點。

圖 4-5:梧桐寨瀑布和山林景觀,宛如誤入仙境。(請按此下載高清圖片)
圖 6:令人驚艷的新娘潭瀑布景色。(請按此下載高清圖片)
相片由@Kelvin Yuen 提供

印洲塘——千島湖景

而有報名 TNF 100 香港越野跑挑戰賽 50 公里及 100 公里賽的跑手有福了!因為千島湖景是該路段的必經路程。而印洲塘是較冷門的行山路徑,作為香港第三個「千島湖」,其湖面寧靜如鏡,清澈見底,倒映出數百個大大小小的山峰輪廓,在陽光的照射下更加美不勝收,令人心曠神怡! 不過,觀賞壯觀的千島湖景需走 13.2 公里路,所以建議盡量選擇秋冬季節來到印洲塘,屆時天氣較乾燥涼爽,能夠更舒適地觀賞美景。

圖 7-9:印洲塘千島湖景,美不勝收。(請按此下載高清圖片)
相片由@Kelvin Yuen 提供
八仙嶺及大刀屻——連綿山脈

初秋的八仙嶺芒草仍然蒼綠。放眼望去,綿延的山徑營造出幽靜氛圍,宛如置身瑞士山脈之間,令人不知不覺感受到大自然的力量,尋回寧靜内心。同樣擁有突出的山脊,大刀屻的山峰景觀卻更為鋒利,山峰矗立在陡峭的懸崖上,宛如劍刃一般。日落時分從北大刀屻往大刀屻方向下山,回頭會看見山峰與太陽交相輝映,別有一番風味。整條山徑並沒有任何遮擋,頗適合秋冬季節與一眾親友來到,一邊感受和煦陽光的暖意,一邊俯瞰開揚的平原城市景觀,收穫豁然開朗的體驗。
圖 10-11:打卡必備的八仙嶺芒草海與山脈景觀。(請按此下載高清圖片)
圖 12:連綿的大刀屻山脈景觀。(請按此下載高清圖片)
相片由@Kelvin Yuen 提供
關於 The North Face®

The North Face 於 1966 年成立,是美國上市公司 VF 集團的重要一員,總部位於美國科羅拉多州的丹佛市內,一直致力於為戶外運動員的每一次嚴酷探險提供專業裝備。「The North Face」這個名字源自於北部最寒冷和最難以攀登的山脈。品牌標誌則來自 Half Dome,一座位於美國加州 Yosemite National Park(優勝美地國家公園)裡的山峰,中文名字取為「北面」,象征著最難最險的戶外探索精神。1997 年,The North Face 採用全新的宣傳標語「Never Stop Exploring 探索永不停止」,體現品牌的探索精神,並成為品牌最重要的座右銘。作為領導全球的戶外運動品牌,The North Face 以經過專業運動員測試,適應各類戶外需求的產品,致力探索及挑戰人類潛能的極限;與此同時,品牌致力於保護戶外環境,通過各類可持續發展方案,降低人類對自然環境所產生的影響。The North Face 產品於全球各地的優質專業運動零售商有售。 有關更多詳情,請瀏覽 https://www.thenorthface.com.hk/ 獲得更多品牌消息。

此新聞稿由 MSL Hong Kong 代表 The North Face 發布。 傳媒垂詢,請聯絡 MSL Hong Kong:
Rebecca Tam 電郵:rebecca.tam@mslgroup.com 電話:2804 8163
Geffron Au Yeung 電郵:geffron.auyeung@mslgroup.com 電話:2804 8146
Rachel Lau 電郵:rachel.lau@mslgroup.com 電話:2804 8148

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[Important Update] RACE NOTICE of The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 (TNF100)

Never Stop Exploring with The North Face

#thenorthfacehk #neverstopexploring #TheNorthFace100 #TNF100HK 

Dear Racers,

We are excited that The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 (TNF100) is approaching! Due to the typhoon and black rainstorms earlier this Autumn, severe landslides have occurred, resulting in the closure of many trails across Hong Kong, including several sections of the TNF100 courses.

After a thorough evaluation of the damage, we have applied to the authorities for permission to use alternative routes. Once they are confirmed, we will promptly update the course maps with updated distance and altitude statistics on our official website The North Face - Home and social media channels.

Your safety is our top priority. We deeply appreciate your support and understanding in this challenging situation.
 
Thank you!

親愛的參賽跑手:

隨著The North Face 100香港越野跑挑戰賽2023(TNF100)舉辦在即,我們都感到熱切期盼!然而,受到較早前的颱風和黑色暴雨影響,香港多個地區出現嚴重山泥傾瀉,導致許多道路需要被封鎖,其中亦包括TNF100的賽道。

經過全面的道路損毀評估後,我們已向有關部門申請使用替代路線許可。一旦確定,我們將即時在官方網站The North Face - Home社交媒體上更新賽道地圖,包括距離和海拔統計數據。

您的安全是我們的首要考慮。衷心感謝您在這個充滿挑戰的情況下仍然給予的支持和理解。

謝謝!

The TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has a total quota of 2,000 racers and includes a new 16km race distance
The varied topography of Hong Kong provides a distinctive setting for trail running. As a leading brand in exploration, The North Face has been committed to promoting this challenging activity as race sponsor since 2013, guiding individuals from the bustling city to the serene outskirts to gain a deeper understanding of the sport. This year, the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has expanded its offerings by introducing an easier 16K race alongside the 100K and 50K races. This addition aims to encourage newcomers to participate and put their skills to the test.
The total number of available slots for the three races is 2,000, with 400 slots for the 16K race, 800 for the 50K race, and 800 for the 100K race. Registration opens on August 22 at 4:00 PM. The North Face hopes to inspire everyone to explore the mountains and wilderness together regardless of running experience, and enjoy the pleasure it brings.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hong Kong by day and night with TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge
This year's TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge continues to uphold The North Face's mission of encouraging everyone to "never stop exploring" and discover the beauty of people and surroundings. To that end, the 100K challenge will start for the first time at 10 pm, allowing racers to uncover the peaceful and tranquil side of Hong Kong and explore the beauty of its night. With Aqua Pearl as the starting and ending points of all races, racers in the 100K race will begin by traversing Pat Sin Leng and proceed along the ridgeline of Wong Leng and Ping Fung Shan. After crossing Cloudy Hill, they will pass through the Lung Mun Country Trail and eventually reach Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong. While enjoying scenic stretches along the way, they will soon enter the peaceful Lam Tsuen Valley and make their way through Ng Tung Chai. The challenging ascents of Tai To Yan and Lung Shan will follow. Subsequently, racers will pass through a large organic farm in Hok Tau and witness the sunrise as they cross Kwai Tau Leng. They will then explore several serene ancient villages in the northeastern part of Hong Kong, including Luk Keng, So Lo Pun, Lai Chi Wo and Wu Kau Tang. Continuing their journey, they will pass through Ha Mui Tin and reach Wang Leng and Ma Tau Fung before descending to Bride's Pool. Finally, they will tread the Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail and head towards the finish line at Aqua Pearl. In the 50K race, racers will also begin by completing the Pat Sin Leng, Wong Leng and Ping Fung Shan sections before heading directly to Hok Tau. At this point, they will merge with the 100K racers and compete on the same remaining course to the finish line. Meanwhile, the 16K race racers will pass through several picturesque countryside locations, including Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail, Mirror Pool and Bride's Pool.

Renowned racers from both local and global communities invited to participate in the TNF 100 Hong Kong Ultra Challenge
As with previous years, TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has garnered the support and participation of both renowned international and local trail racers, such as Stone Tsang and Wong Ho Chung. In addition, TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has partnered with the esteemed outdoor photographer Kelvin Yuen to capture the stunning scenery of each race segment. Through his lens, the public can embark on a visual journey to explore Hong Kong's natural beauty and experience the exhilaration of trail running. In addition to the valuable prizes awarded to winners across all categories, the 100K Challenge this year also offers a total of HK$60,000 in prize money to the top three male and female podium, which attracts international elite runners.

The organizer of the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge said, "By promoting TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge, we want to offer racers a unique trail running experience. Racers will find joy in trail running and develop a deep appreciation for the natural landscapes of Hong Kong, while actively exploring the incredible wonders around them."

Registration opens on August 22
The registration will be conducted through two methods: open ballot and charity slots. Entry ballot registration will officially open on August 22 (Tuesday) at 4:00 PM and will close on August 29 (Tuesday) at 11:59 PM. Waitlists will be available for all categories. Racers who are successfully selected must complete the registration process within 8 days after receiving notification that their balloting was successful, including payment of the registration fee. All applicants, regardless of the outcome, will receive an email notifying them of the ballot results.
Racers also have the option to register directly for the charity slots for guaranteed entry by making a charitable donation of HKD 4,000, split between Food Angel and The Peak Hunter Foundation, which are two charities that both support the race and make significant contributions to the Hong Kong community.

Race & Registration Details:
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
16K
$20
$380 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$480 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
400
50K
$50
$750 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$950 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
800
100K
$50
$1,500 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$1,700 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
8 Dec 2023
10:00 PM
800
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
16K
$20
$380 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$480 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
400
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
50K
$50
$750 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$950 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
800
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
100K
$50
$1,500 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$1,700 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
8 Dec 2023
10:00 PM
800

* Reserved spots are available for all races.
* 100K racers are required to provide a proof of completing any 100K race within 27 hours in the past three years. However, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, organizers will also accept virtual race records of completing 100K within 27 hours during the same period. Moreover, they will also consider accepting finishing records from races completed before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019. Racers in the 50-kilometer and 16-kilometer races, on the other hand, are not required to submit any proof of completion.

The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck presents the latest collection of trail running shoes

To encourage racers to actively prepare for the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge, The North Face is organizing its largest-ever “The North Face Mobile Try-On Experience”. The North Face has specially arranged The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck to travel around the bustling streets of Hong Kong. Between August 18 and October 8, for a total of 8 weeks, the truck will visit popular city locations covering various locations in Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the New Territories offering the public an exciting opportunity to explore the latest trail running shoe collection. Inside the exploration truck, racers can experience the thrill of trail running in TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge, and discover the comfort of the new trail running shoe series. By trying on the new shoes and joining the XPLR Pass (Explorer Pass) program, racers can even receive small gifts and discount coupons. In addition, The North Face will also introduce The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck at the trainings with the local running communities, providing racers with the opportunity to learn about and try on the brand’s latest trail running shoes. Be it an experienced trail runner or a complete beginner, there is a suitable pair of running shoes for everyone. Step up and run wild!

The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck makes a grand entrance into the bustling city, bringing a revolutionary trail running shoe experience to the public.

The North Face Summit Series — Summit VECTIV Pro

At the heart of “Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven”, the new gear and products in this collection have been tested by professional athletes in competition in order to ensure extraordinary performance for every runner. Incorporating experimental data and feedback from The North Face athletes, the SUMMIT SERIES™ VECTIV PRO ATHLETE 2023 can accommodate all runners’ needs. The design uses stabilisers and a VECTIV 2.0 full-length 3D carbon fibre plate to bring the shoes’ stability to the next level. Its midsole is made of SUPERFOAM material to elevate the high-rebound effect. The shoe shell utilises a breathable and durable mesh material, allowing runners to explore the terrains in comfort. They are also integrated with a wider D-shaped shoe last, which is perfect for the narrower Asian fit, while the shoelaces use a corrugated design to ensure they will not loosen easily. On top of that, the full-length PTU enhances the shoes’ support. This pair of shoes is high in stability and rebounding effect, making them more suitable for runners competing over long distances at high intensity.

Versatile trail running shoes suitable for various terrains and conditions  2023 VECTIV Enduris 3

Equip yourself with the latest 2023 VECTIV ENDURIS 3 for your next trail running session. Adopting VECTIV 2.0 technology with foam padding through the midsole, the shoes provide comfort to runners over a variety of distances. Stability and resilience are also enhanced with a highly supportive full-length 3D TPU plate and a wider silhouette that accommodates different foot shapes. With the Surface CTRL™ 3.5 rubber base, the shoes also demonstrate extreme floor-grip ability that can fully support runners’ every step in the mountains.

Trail running shoes suitable for beginners 2023 VECTIV Eminus

For trail running beginners, the 2023 VECTIV EMINUS are the perfect choice when it comes to stylish and functional options. Designed with a supportive 1/2 length 3D TPU plate in the forefoot, the shoes fuel runners with power while providing excellent cushioning with minimal wear and tear. They also feature an oval rolling midsole design, providing runners with lasting propulsion and endurance to serve as the best footwear option for outdoor trail running and daily fitness training.

Whether you’re participating in the TNF 100, venturing through mountain trails, or experiencing the new trail running shoes, there are multiple avenues to join The North Face’s exploration journey. Together, let’s embrace the exhilaration of trail running, push our limits, and uncover boundless possibilities!

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The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Hong Kong 2023 Open for Registration on August 22 Adding new 16K Races and 100K Start at Night for the First Time

(17 August 2023, Hong Kong) The North Face 100 Ultra Challenge 2023 (TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge) is making a triumphant comeback this December! Building on the momentum in March, TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge is set to take place from December 8 to 10 (Friday to Sunday). The event will feature the 50K race along with the return of the standard 100K race in the mountains. Additionally, a new 16K race has been added to the event, providing an opportunity for racers of all levels to conquer the mountains together. This new race promises to offer an off-road experience for racers with less experiece to enjoy the satisfaction of the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge!

The TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has a total quota of 2,000 racers and includes a new 16km race distance
The varied topography of Hong Kong provides a distinctive setting for trail running. As a leading brand in exploration, The North Face has been committed to promoting this challenging activity as race sponsor since 2013, guiding individuals from the bustling city to the serene outskirts to gain a deeper understanding of the sport. This year, the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has expanded its offerings by introducing an easier 16K race alongside the 100K and 50K races. This addition aims to encourage newcomers to participate and put their skills to the test.
The total number of available slots for the three races is 2,000, with 400 slots for the 16K race, 800 for the 50K race, and 800 for the 100K race. Registration opens on August 22 at 4:00 PM. The North Face hopes to inspire everyone to explore the mountains and wilderness together regardless of running experience, and enjoy the pleasure it brings.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hong Kong by day and night with TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge
This year's TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge continues to uphold The North Face's mission of encouraging everyone to "never stop exploring" and discover the beauty of people and surroundings. To that end, the 100K challenge will start for the first time at 10 pm, allowing racers to uncover the peaceful and tranquil side of Hong Kong and explore the beauty of its night. With Aqua Pearl as the starting and ending points of all races, racers in the 100K race will begin by traversing Pat Sin Leng and proceed along the ridgeline of Wong Leng and Ping Fung Shan. After crossing Cloudy Hill, they will pass through the Lung Mun Country Trail and eventually reach Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong. While enjoying scenic stretches along the way, they will soon enter the peaceful Lam Tsuen Valley and make their way through Ng Tung Chai. The challenging ascents of Tai To Yan and Lung Shan will follow. Subsequently, racers will pass through a large organic farm in Hok Tau and witness the sunrise as they cross Kwai Tau Leng. They will then explore several serene ancient villages in the northeastern part of Hong Kong, including Luk Keng, So Lo Pun, Lai Chi Wo and Wu Kau Tang. Continuing their journey, they will pass through Ha Mui Tin and reach Wang Leng and Ma Tau Fung before descending to Bride's Pool. Finally, they will tread the Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail and head towards the finish line at Aqua Pearl. In the 50K race, racers will also begin by completing the Pat Sin Leng, Wong Leng and Ping Fung Shan sections before heading directly to Hok Tau. At this point, they will merge with the 100K racers and compete on the same remaining course to the finish line. Meanwhile, the 16K race racers will pass through several picturesque countryside locations, including Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail, Mirror Pool and Bride's Pool.

Renowned racers from both local and global communities invited to participate in the TNF 100 Hong Kong Ultra Challenge
As with previous years, TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has garnered the support and participation of both renowned international and local trail racers, such as Stone Tsang and Wong Ho Chung. In addition, TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge has partnered with the esteemed outdoor photographer Kelvin Yuen to capture the stunning scenery of each race segment. Through his lens, the public can embark on a visual journey to explore Hong Kong's natural beauty and experience the exhilaration of trail running. In addition to the valuable prizes awarded to winners across all categories, the 100K Challenge this year also offers a total of HK$60,000 in prize money to the top three male and female podium, which attracts international elite runners.

The organizer of the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge said, "By promoting TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge, we want to offer racers a unique trail running experience. Racers will find joy in trail running and develop a deep appreciation for the natural landscapes of Hong Kong, while actively exploring the incredible wonders around them."

Registration opens on August 22
The registration will be conducted through two methods: open ballot and charity slots. Entry ballot registration will officially open on August 22 (Tuesday) at 4:00 PM and will close on August 29 (Tuesday) at 11:59 PM. Waitlists will be available for all categories. Racers who are successfully selected must complete the registration process within 8 days after receiving notification that their balloting was successful, including payment of the registration fee. All applicants, regardless of the outcome, will receive an email notifying them of the ballot results.
Racers also have the option to register directly for the charity slots for guaranteed entry by making a charitable donation of HKD 4,000, split between Food Angel and The Peak Hunter Foundation, which are two charities that both support the race and make significant contributions to the Hong Kong community.

Race & Registration Details:
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
16K
$20
$380 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$480 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
400
50K
$50
$750 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$950 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
800
100K
$50
$1,500 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$1,700 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
8 Dec 2023
10:00 PM
800
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
16K
$20
$380 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$480 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
400
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
50K
$50
$750 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$950 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
9 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
800
Race Registration Fee (HKD) Application Fee (HKD) Application Date and Time Race Date and Time Quota
100K
$50
$1,500 (Payment on or before 30 Sept)
$1,700 (Payment on or after 1 Oct)
22 Aug 4:00 PM
To
29 Aug 11:59 PM
8 Dec 2023
10:00 PM
800

* Reserved spots are available for all races.
* 100K racers are required to provide a proof of completing any 100K race within 27 hours in the past three years. However, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, organizers will also accept virtual race records of completing 100K within 27 hours during the same period. Moreover, they will also consider accepting finishing records from races completed before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019. Racers in the 50-kilometer and 16-kilometer races, on the other hand, are not required to submit any proof of completion.

The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck presents the latest collection of trail running shoes

To encourage racers to actively prepare for the TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge, The North Face is organizing its largest-ever “The North Face Mobile Try-On Experience”. The North Face has specially arranged The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck to travel around the bustling streets of Hong Kong. Between August 18 and October 8, for a total of 8 weeks, the truck will visit popular city locations covering various locations in Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the New Territories offering the public an exciting opportunity to explore the latest trail running shoe collection. Inside the exploration truck, racers can experience the thrill of trail running in TNF 100 Ultra Trail Challenge, and discover the comfort of the new trail running shoe series. By trying on the new shoes and joining the XPLR Pass (Explorer Pass) program, racers can even receive small gifts and discount coupons. In addition, The North Face will also introduce The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck at the trainings with the local running communities, providing racers with the opportunity to learn about and try on the brand’s latest trail running shoes. Be it an experienced trail runner or a complete beginner, there is a suitable pair of running shoes for everyone. Step up and run wild!

The North Face VECTIV Exploration Truck makes a grand entrance into the bustling city, bringing a revolutionary trail running shoe experience to the public.

The North Face Summit Series — Summit VECTIV Pro

At the heart of “Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven”, the new gear and products in this collection have been tested by professional athletes in competition in order to ensure extraordinary performance for every runner. Incorporating experimental data and feedback from The North Face athletes, the SUMMIT SERIES™ VECTIV PRO ATHLETE 2023 can accommodate all runners’ needs. The design uses stabilisers and a VECTIV 2.0 full-length 3D carbon fibre plate to bring the shoes’ stability to the next level. Its midsole is made of SUPERFOAM material to elevate the high-rebound effect. The shoe shell utilises a breathable and durable mesh material, allowing runners to explore the terrains in comfort. They are also integrated with a wider D-shaped shoe last, which is perfect for the narrower Asian fit, while the shoelaces use a corrugated design to ensure they will not loosen easily. On top of that, the full-length PTU enhances the shoes’ support. This pair of shoes is high in stability and rebounding effect, making them more suitable for runners competing over long distances at high intensity.

Versatile trail running shoes suitable for various terrains and conditions  2023 VECTIV Enduris 3

Equip yourself with the latest 2023 VECTIV ENDURIS 3 for your next trail running session. Adopting VECTIV 2.0 technology with foam padding through the midsole, the shoes provide comfort to runners over a variety of distances. Stability and resilience are also enhanced with a highly supportive full-length 3D TPU plate and a wider silhouette that accommodates different foot shapes. With the Surface CTRL™ 3.5 rubber base, the shoes also demonstrate extreme floor-grip ability that can fully support runners’ every step in the mountains.

Trail running shoes suitable for beginners 2023 VECTIV Eminus

For trail running beginners, the 2023 VECTIV EMINUS are the perfect choice when it comes to stylish and functional options. Designed with a supportive 1/2 length 3D TPU plate in the forefoot, the shoes fuel runners with power while providing excellent cushioning with minimal wear and tear. They also feature an oval rolling midsole design, providing runners with lasting propulsion and endurance to serve as the best footwear option for outdoor trail running and daily fitness training.

Whether you’re participating in the TNF 100, venturing through mountain trails, or experiencing the new trail running shoes, there are multiple avenues to join The North Face’s exploration journey. Together, let’s embrace the exhilaration of trail running, push our limits, and uncover boundless possibilities!