Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2019
– Presented by AIA Vitality
Public Registration Begins on July 18
HONG KONG, July 10, 2019 – Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s (HKDL) popular annual “10K Weekend” is making a triumphant return on November 2-3, 2019, with over 100 beloved Pixar Pals from movies “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Inside Out”, Disney Friends and performers at the park and resort! The event will be even more fun as it welcomes the first ever “Pixar Pals Night Run Party”, inviting guests to dive in a non-stop, day-to-night magical weekend at the resort. Enrollment for the general public will begin from July 18, 2019 (from 10 a.m. Hong Kong time) to August 31, 2019 via the dedicated event enrollment web page: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/10k-weekend-2019
Now in its fourth successive year, “10K Weekend 2019 – Presented by AIA Vitality”, co-organized by Amateur Athletic Association (AAA), is bigger and better than ever with day and night races. By day, Woody and Buzz Lightyear will cheer on runners at the starting line in the Toy Story 10K, which tests runners’ endurance and skill. Guests can also join Joy and Sadness from Inside Out to pursue dreams and show perseverance in the Inside Out 5K, while Mike and Sulley are ready to roar with families and kids in the Monsters, Inc. 3K. Little ones will find a great way to unleash their energy in the Mickey and Friends Kids Races.
By night, playful guests seeking day-to-night running fun will not want to miss out on the first-ever 3K “Pixar Pals Night Run Party.” This new addition to the 10K Weekend lets runners experience HKDL amidst an alluring neon glow with beloved Pixar pals from Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles and Inside Out!
Party at Disney till late – Night-time magic in Pixar Pals Night Run
Before starting the race, participating guests can enjoy the immersive daytime attractions and entertainment in the park after 4 p.m. The park will be lit up with a different magical atmosphere when night falls. The “Pixar Pals Night Run Party” kicks off with a night race, during which the park will be open only to runners, their cheering supporters and the party joiners at a special route designed along the park’s gorgeous night scenery. The finishing line is set at Toy Story Land for the first time, where runners can jump right into the party with your besties and favorite Pixar stars after the run. There will be DJ spinning tunes, delicious Pixar-themed food, colorful Disney magical moments and exclusive merchandise, making for an unforgettable evening. Guests can look forward to many picture-perfect opportunities and cherished memories at this inaugural night run event. Runners can also invite their friends and families to join the night as the cheering supporters and enjoy the party in the rarely seen Disney magical night time scenery.
“10K Weekend 2019 is an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy an amusing, inspirational run, and allow guests to immerse against the backdrop of the gorgeous park with our beloved characters. It builds on the success of last year’s record-breaking event, which drew nearly 13,000 enrolled participants including mainland and overseas runners. This year, the night run and post-race-party, combined with the presence of Pixar stars would attract more young runners,” said Karen Kwan, MICE and event business director, HKDL.
|“Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2019 – Presented by AIA Vitality” Details|
|Race||Age||Date & Time||Fee||Magic Access Members|
Early Bird Offer*
Pixar Pals Night Run Party
|3 and above^||Run:|
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
|16 and above||Sunday, Nov 3, 2019||HK$590||HK$560|
|Inside Out 5K|
|14 and above||Saturday, Nov 2, 2019||HK$590||HK$560|
|Monsters, Inc. 3K|
|3 and above^||Saturday, Nov 2, 2019|
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
|Mickey & Friends Kids Races|
Including complimentary access to kidzone
|5 and below||Saturday, Nov 2, 2019|
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
*Magic Access Early Bird Offer is subject to Terms and Conditions. Each Magic Access Member may use this offer once to enroll in the races together with a maximum of three other participants, limited quota available, first come first served. All the Day Run Offers do not include any Hong Kong Disneyland Park admission ticket. Any enrolment after the Magic Access Early Bird Offer period will be based on the original price. Please stay tuned on Magic Access Members Early Bird Offer communication.
^ Participant under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a participant aged 18 or above.
The “Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2019” fee is inclusive of race participation, a themed T-shirt, a lanyard, an A4 sticker (for Kids Races only), a race bib, a bib clip and an electronic certificate.
Knattapisit Krutkrongchai, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Hong Kong & Macau, said, “We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the 10K Weekend 2019 for the fourth consecutive year in the name of ‘AIA Vitality’, encouraging people of all ages to join this healthy and fun gathering. This year’s event is the biggest in scale, showing that running events with families and friends are well-received by the community. As we celebrate AIA’s centennial in 2019, we will continue to collaborate with Hong Kong Disneyland Resort to present more unforgettable memories for Hong Kong people, fulfilling our brand promise of helping people live healthier, longer, better lives.”
Caring for the community
As part of a charity collaboration with the Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth (HKFHY), HKDL will donate a portion of the proceeds from the event to the HKFHY in supporting their “HKFHY Momentum Academy”.
“The event will bring a great opportunity for the community to come together and join hands in helping to support a worthy cause, and promote the exercise in the community. “HKFHY Momentum Academy” promotes social inclusion of children and youth with disabilities, providing adventure trainings and outdoor programs. It will also advocate the promotion of “Sports for all” that encourages disable people to participate in different kinds of sports, including the 10K Weekend races as well.” Dr. Gary Ng, Chairperson of HKFHY.
Caring for the community also extends to the environmentally-friendly practices available at 10K Weekend 2019. With the support of NGO partners, participating runners can take part in an on-site recycling program for plastic water bottles, paper packaging and other items. Water dispensers will be provided at water stations and reusable cups will be available along the running route to facilitate runners to use less plastics. As an added incentive to encourage runners to go green and help make the event carbon neutral, runners can enjoy HK$10 discount for purchasing of Combo Meal or Merchandise items at Event Center for every public social post of their bottles with the hashtags #10KWeekendBYOBottle.
All registered runners will receive an exclusive runner’s pack, containing an event-themed T-shirt, a race bib and other goodies. Runners will be presented with a collectible event-only medal upon crossing the finish line. Little runners in Mickey and Friends Kids Races will also receive complimentary access to the kids zone, enjoy a fun family day with bouncy castles and other kids activities. Guests and runners are invited to dress in their favorite Pixar-themed costumes to join Pixar Pals from beloved movies, Disney Friends and performers in an unforgettable sports extravaganza!
Continue the exercise and be active – Bring home with merchandise
To help participating runners get prepared for the run, HKDL will launch limited-time 10K weekend 2019 themed merchandise featuring Pixar pals and Disney friends, including towels, t-shirts, water bottles and limited edition pins. A new “Disney ACTIVE” collection featuring our all-time favorite Mickey Mouse, with the use of pink and grey color, encourages guests to enjoy an active lifestyle. Items including pullovers, jackets, caps and more are available for purchase at the event enrollment page.
Day-to-Night Complete Park & Resort Experience
The magical 10K Weekend experience wouldn’t be complete without a stay at the hotel. It allows you to dive right into the food and drink offerings and also the sceneries at the three hotels after the active day, leaving you with no hassle. From October 31 to November 3, 2019, runners participating in 10K Weekend can enjoy an unbeatable 20% discount for stays at any of the three hotels*.
A premier, comprehensive resort destination
In addition to its world-class theme park and uniquely themed resort hotels, HKDL is a one-stop destination for events of any scale in the region. Apart from the “10K Weekend”, the resort also boasts a superior range of venue choices for MICE events, catering, wedding and even concerts. The resort has hosted a number of large-scale outdoor concerts such as that of popular Taiwan-based rock group, Mayday, which attracted some 20,000 avid fans per show. The resort also continues to be a strong international and regional event location, reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as the event capital of Asia.
* Including Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, except Disneyland Hotel Suite