Youth Trail Running Development Program 2019/2020

MSIG is committed to nurturing trail running talent in Hong Kong and this Series is open to all participants aged 16-29 yrs. The first two events of the MSIG Trail Running Series are qualifiers for the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program. The top 8 eligible athletes of this Series qualify to participate in a 12-month training plan extending from April 2019 – March 2020.

This program includes physiotherapy sessions, dietary consultation, weekly training plans, sponsored training gear, and access to GreenRace and Fields Japan trail events. Throughout the program, weekly progress will be monitored with intermittent monthly follow-up sessions. As part of the MSIG Youth Development Program, these 4 athletes will have the opportunity to gain international running experience at selected trail races in Japan organised by TGR & Fields Co. Top 2 athletes will be sponsored by MSIG to compete at one of the 5 UTMB European trail races in 2020.

  • 19 January, 2019
    MSIG Trail
    @ Braemar Hill

    • 15K (Y1/Y2)
    • Qualifier 1
  • 30-31 March, 2019
    MSIG Ultra
    @ Tai Po

    • 18K (Y1/Y2)
    • Qualifier 2
  • 21 September, 2019
    MSIG Immortals
    @ Pat Sin Leng
    • 19K (Y1)
      34K (Y2)
    • Race 3 : Contributes to aggregate score
  • November 3, 2019
    MSIG Summits
    @ Mui Wo
    • 27K (Y1)
      50K (Y2)
    • Race 4 : Contributes to aggregate score

* Transportation for all events included in the reg fee.
** Optional extra race pack items such as Uglow t-shirt or T8 shorts are already included in posted price. Registrants have the option to remove these items and reduce the registration fee.
*** MSIG Summits 2019 Uglow Jacket is included for all distance categories.

3-Race Special (HK$300 Saving)

Eligible for runners between 16-24 (Youth 1) and 25-29 years old (Youth 2). MSIG Youth Series Pass includes Bib transfer and Free Gifts (GreenRace Speed Cup, Race Belt and MSIG dry bag)

Series Rules

  1. MSIG Trail Running Series Events. The MSIG Series consist of 4 trail running race events:
    1. Race #1 – MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill (Jan)
    2. Race #2 – MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po (Mar/Apr)
    3. Race #3 – MSIG Immortals @ Pat Sin Leng (Sep)
    4. Race #4 – MSIG Summits @ Mui Wo (Nov)
  2. Open Series Course Options. Open Series long and short course options are available:
    1. Short Course Series:  15k Braemar > 18k Ultra > 19k Immortals > 27k Summits
    2. Long Course Series:  45k Braemar > 75k Ultra > 34k Immortals > 50k Summits
  3. Open Series Eligibility. Anyone minimum age 16 qualifies to participate in the open series.
  4. Open Series Ranking. A minimum 3 out of 4 races must be completed in order to rank in the open series.
  5. Youth Development Program. There is also a Youth Series & Youth Development Program (YDP) available for HK born participants.
  6. YDP Options. The Youth Series also has two options available:
    1. Y1 (16-24yrs old) – 15k Braemar > 18k Ultra > 19k Immortals > 27k Summits
    2. Y2 (25-29yrs old) – 15k Braemar > 18k Ultra > 34k Immortals > 50k Summits
  7. YDP Series Eligibility. Participants must be born in HK to qualify for the Youth Series / Youth Development Program (YDP). Participants not born in Hong Kong compete in the open series.
  8. YDP Qualification. Race #1 (Braemar) and Race #2 (Ultra) are the qualifying races for the YDP. Participants can compete in either Race 1 or Race 2 in order to qualify for YDP ranking.
  9. YDP Ranking. Race #3 and Race#4 are ranking races and therefore mandatory for completion and overall ranking in the Youth Series and YDP.
  10. Prizes. MSIG sponsored cash prizes are available to podium finishers and posted on the results page.

Eligibility

  1. Youth Series:
    • Open to any participant aged 16-29 yrs (as on 31 Dec 2019)
    • Participants are eligible for all MSIG Series sponsored prizes
  2. Youth Development Program:
    • Open to top ranked Youth Series finishers who are born in Hong Kong
    • 4 athletes aged 16 – 24 yrs and 4 athletes aged 25 – 29 yrs (as on 31 Dec 2019)
    • Y1 : 01 Jan 1995 – 31 Dec 2003
    • Y2: 01 Jan 1990 – 31 Dec 1994

Eligibility

  1. Youth Series:
    • Open to any participant aged 16-29 yrs (as on 31 Dec 2019)
    • Participants are eligible for all MSIG Series sponsored prizes
  2. Youth Development Program:
    • Open to top ranked Youth Series finishers who are born in Hong Kong
    • 4 athletes aged 16 – 24 yrs and 4 athletes aged 25 – 29 yrs (as on 31 Dec 2019)
    • Y1 : 01 Jan 1995 – 31 Dec 2003
    • Y2 : 01 Jan 1990 – 31 Dec 1994

Qualifying Races

Qualifier 1: MSIG Trail @ Braemar Hill
Qualifier 2: MSIG Ultra @ Tai Po

Overview

MSIG Youth Team
(8 athletes)
Youth 1
(16-24 yrs)
Youth 2
(25-29 yrs)
Female 2 2
Male 2 2

MSIG Youth Athletes’ Journey

Jan 19 (Braemar)

Qualifier 1 – Y1 (16-24)

Mar 19 (Ultra)

Qualifier 2 -Y2 (25-29)

Apr 2019

Final 8 Selected – All Races & Training sponsored by MSIG.

Sep 19 (Immortals)

Sponsored Training > Race Gear > HK Races > Series Ranking

Nov 19 (Summits)

Top 4 Ranked @Summits HK > Race Fields Japan 2019.

Spring 2020

Top 2 ranked to compete at one of 5 UTMB 2020

The MSIG Youth Team Athletes will gain support from the following partners:

MSIG

Website

Sponsoring our 4 event series, and supporting travel costs, accommodations to Europe 2020

Joint Dynamics

Website

Weekly Physio/Exercise Physiology and strength training

D.BeFit – Katia Kucher

Website

Weekly tailored nutrition plans. Programs include initial assessments and reassessments every 4-6 weeks.

Gone Running

Website

Sponsored Trail Running Gear

Do you believe you have what it takes to be your very best on the trail and represent Hong Kong on the international stage in Japan and Europe?