Youth Trail Running Development Program 2019/2020

MSIG is committed to nurturing trail running talent in Hong Kong. To this effect, the first two events of the MSIG Trail Running Series will be qualifying events for the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Program. The top 4 eligible athletes of the MSIG Trail Running 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.

Youth I Series Pass (HK$500 Saving)

Eligible for runners between 16-24 years old. MSIG Youth Series Pass includes Bib transfer and Free Gifts (GreenRace Speed Cup and Race Belt)

Youth II Series Pass (HK$500 Saving)

Eligible for runners between 25-29 years old. MSIG Youth Series Pass includes Bib transfer and Free Gifts (GreenRace Speed Cup and Race Belt)

Eligibility

  • 4 athletes aged 16 – 24 yrs and 4 athletes aged 25 – 29 yrs (as on 31 Dec 2019)
  • Youth I : Born in Hong Kong 01 Jan 1995 – 31 Dec 2003
  • Youth II : Born in Hong Kong 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 I
(16-24 yrs)
Youth II
(25-29 yrs)
Female 2 2
Male 2 2

MSIG Youth Athletes’ Journey

Jan 19 (Braemar)

Qualifier 1 – Youth I & II Series

Mar 19 (Ultra)

Qualifier 2 – Youth I & II Series

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?