Women’s Five: October 7
The biannual Women’s Five is more than just a run: it provides women of all ages and abilities the chance to improve their fitness levels and boost their confidence via a five-week program of fitness, wellness and mindfulness training. The whole program culminates in a 5k fun run around the scenic Tai Tam Country Park, and while the fitness program is now over, runners are more than welcome to join the race for $390.
Boasting prize money of US$500,000, The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open is being held for the fifth time at Victoria Park tennis stadium this month. Attracting previous grand slam winners and current top ten players, the tournament is committed to bringing tennis to the community with a week-long festival full of free games and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. www.hktennisopen.hk.
Golf fans can catch top PGA players in action at the beautiful Clearwater Bay Country Club this month. The Clearwater Bay Open is the last event on the PGA TOUR Series-China and will feature local young talent Motin Yeung bidding to become the first Hong Kong player to earn a spot on the Web.com Tour. This year the tournament will also appeal to the younger crowd with the addition of a family fun zone, complete with game booths, inflatables, face painting and lots of F&B options. Entry to the competition is free but must be pre-booked via ticketflap.com.
139 Tai Au Mun Rd., Clearwater Bay, www.pgatourchina.com.
The ever-popular annual Moontrekker night race, in support of The Nature Conservancy Foundation, sells out within minutes and each year it just gets bigger and better. Run in groups of two to four, each of the three distances, (30, 40 and 50k) end with a monumental climb up Hong Kong’s second highest mountain, Lantau Peak. But you’ll be rewarded with some incredible nighttime views at the top! The idea is to beat the daylight and enjoy a well-deserved beer and bacon bap on Cheung Sha Beach as you watch the sun come up.
First held in 1906, the New World Harbour Race, previously known as the annual Cross Harbour Race, sees more than 1,600 brave participants plunge into the waters of Victoria Harbour to complete a 1.8-kilometre course across choppy waters and natural obstacles. While not overly lengthy in comparison to other endurance events, the race is extremely physically demanding, requiring a tactical and technical savvy, as well as fitness, in order to succeed. Cheer on the brave swimmers as they make the journey from TST to Wan Chai’s Golden Bauhinia Square.
The Shi Fu Miz Festival, held at Sai Yuen Farm on relaxed Cheung Sha Beach, features creative and cultural activities designed for the whole family. With music performances, ecology workshops, street art, massage, yoga and more, bank on a busy day by the beach! A two-day pass to the festival is $880 but if you don’t fancy camping, one-day tickets are available for $480, and children under 12 go free.
Tickets available via eventbrite.com.
Mindbeauty’s 1st Anniversary: November 8
Join the Liv Magazine team at MindBeauty’s “Twinkle Sprinkle Night” first anniversary party at Levels nightclub to celebrate the booking app’s first birthday! With a free drink on the door, a gorgeous goodie bag and pampering stations situated throughout the club, it’s going to be a spa-tacular evening to remember.
Entry is $118 on the door, but FREE to all Liv Magazine members; register to attend at liv-magazine.com/mindbeauty. Spaces are limited.
Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival, Clockenflap, is back for another year at the Central Harbourfront, with an eclectic array of established artists, festival favourites and local breakthrough acts from Asia and around the world. Headliners already confirmed include New York indie legends Interpol, US R&B sensation Khalid and David Byrne, frontman of legendary new wave band Talking Heads. Three-day weekend tickets are $1,620, while kids under 12 are free.