Health and Fitness
The Marvel 10K Weekend will be held at Hong Kong Disneyland on the weekend of 16 and 17 September 2017. The event will be co-organized by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association. Different races will be held for different age groups.
All registered runners in the Marvel 10K Weekend will receive a Marvel Runner Pack with an event T-shirt, a race bib, and other items. Runners completing the race will receive a Super Hero medal when they cross the finish line.
Four different races will be held, catering to different age groups:
- Captain America 10K – will take runners through all seven of Hong Kong Disneyland’s seven themed zones, for runners 16 years of age and above, 17 September. Runners will be divided into the following age groups: 16 to 19, 20 to 34, 35 to 44, and 45 and above.
- Thor 5K – will take runners through all seven of Hong Kong Disneyland’s seven themed zones, for runners 14 years of age and above, 16 September.
- Spider-Man 3K – will take runners for runners 3 years of age and above, suitable for families,16 and 17 September.
- Kids Races – will be held within the lawn area of the Disneyland Coach Park, for runners 5 years of age and below.
The top runner in each of the four Captain America 10K categories will win one night’s accommodation in a standard hotel room at Disney's Explorers Lodge and a diamond brooch/pendant from Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook.
The first and second runners up will receive a buffet lunch at a Disney hotel and a piece of jewelry from Chow Tai Fook.
Nearly 9,000 running enthusiasts took part in the marathon last year. Can the Marvel 10K Weekend top the 10,000 runners mark this year?
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Participants taking part in the event are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Super Hero, and the three best dressed runners will win prizes.
Not surprisingly, a range of souvenir merchandise will be on sale during Marvel 10K Weekend 2017. Souvenirs will include water bottles, towels, T-shirts, and pins.
The event will follow hot on the heels of Marvel Super Hero Summer, which runs from 14 June through 3 September 2017.
Super Heroes at Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong might have the dubious distinction of hosting the world's smallest Disneyland theme park, but Hong Kong Disneyland was chosen as the launchpad for the world's first Disney Super Heroes attraction.
The Iron Man Experience was launched at Hong Kong Disneyland on 11 January 2017. It was the first Marvel-themed ride to be launched at any of the Disney theme parks.
More Super Heroes attractions are planned for Hong Kong Disneyland.
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