Hong Kong Marathon scraps Covid test requirement, brings back cheering zones

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon announced that they would abolish the need for runners to do Covid tests before the competition. However, the runners still need to wear masks at the starting line and after the race has ended.

This new arrangement follows Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu's announcement on Thursday that there would be no need for people with Covid-19 to be forcefully isolated after the 30th of this month.

The organizing committee of the Marathon added that the race will resume with a collective start, along with the return of the cheering zones at the finishing line near Victoria Park.

The race will be held on February 12, with 37,000 participant spots all filled.

The runners will be notified of their starting time for their respective divisions and how to get their runner's pack through email at a later date.