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Start Times/Locations for the Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim, and the Cold Plunge

Race times:  Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

Cold Half start time: 9:30 am & 10:30 am, Stanley Main Beach.  Registration starts at 9am at the Sea School Pier on the right side of Stanley Main Beach (when looking at the water).

Cold Plunge: 1:30 pm, Deep Water Bay Beach (1.5km).  Registration starts at 1pm on the beach behind bus stop (near the VRC).

The registration for the COLD PLUNGE is still open, and will close on 1st Feb at 11:59pm (Thu). Don’t miss out!  Sign up here:

Dress Warmly!  See you in the water!

Extreme Marathon Swim | Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Cold Half is a 15km winter marathon charity swim on Hong Kong Island from Stanley Main Beach to Deep Water Bay Beach. This is a SOLO or 2-person RELAY only race. There will be 2 categories – Naturally Ocean (no wetsuit) and Wetsuited & Buoyant. For relay, change is mandated at every 30mins, or one change only at the 7.5km point. The cut-off time is 6hrs. Please contact race organiser if unsure about your ability to finish in time. This event in only for advanced swimmers with confidence and dare. Limit to max. 30 solos.

A support motorboat is mandatory for all 15km relay teams. A motorboat or a support paddler is a must for 15km solos. “YAK” paddle/swim is accepted for relays, upon organiser’s assessment on race day temperature and condition. Wetsuit only and no inflatables will be allowed.

For those who love swimming in the chill but mind the extreme distance, please sign up for the 1.5km satellite race happening concurrently in Deep Water Bay Beach – The Cold Plunge. This will be the very first winter swimming event of its kind in HK. Wetsuits welcome. Age group prizes.

Swim caps and souvenirs will be provided for all participants. There will be hot showers. A post-race BBQ, meal and awards will be held at Victoria Recreation Club in Deep Water Bay.

The event supports Ocean Recovery Alliance, a Hong Kong based ocean conservation and education charity.

Organized by
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Venue Partner

Victoria Recreation Club



Registration closes on January 28, 2018.
Race fees in HK$ – Early Bird by January 4, 2018 / Standard by January 28, 2018

15km Solo – $1,800 EB / $2,200 Standard
15km Relay – $2,800 EB / $3,200 Standard
1.5km Solo – $450 EB / $550 Standard

Other fees:
GPS Tracker(mandatory for Cold Half): $200
Support motor boat hire: $3,700
Support paddler hire: $1,000
Kayak hire: $500
Spotter/feeder hire for overseas solo swimmers: $600

Two payment options for Cold Half registrants: online (with 4% fee) or offline (with no fee). Cold Plungers must pay online.

1. Cold Plunge and Cold Half – Register and pay online with credit card (4% fee):
2. Cold Half – Register online and pay offline (no fee):

If questions, contact Race Organiser: Shu Pu – or call +852-51993314


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