HK Healthy Living Directory

Hong Kong’s Best Regular Fitness & Wellness Events – A Complete Guide

As spring has sprung, the rise in temperature (and humidity) has us wanting to shed out of our winter garbs and be out OM-ing in the sunshine, trail running with friends, and dancing while the days are long. In tune with health and fitness trends, here are the best fitness and wellness events in Hong Kong. This is definitely one to bookmark! 

Wellness Festivals

IRIS Your Escape

IRIS: Your Escape

Nursery Park, West Kowloon, May 13 – 14

Rolling out its fifth year as the largest health and wellness festival in Hong Kong, IRIS: Your Escape takes place during Mother’s Day weekend this year. A packed two-day event that combines yoga, meditation and different zones that allow you to discover new movement, watch live performances, listen to motivational speakers and shop for goods, this year’s festivities will introduce a Family Zone so you can bring along the little ones for all to enjoy.

For ticket pricing and purchase, click here. Find more information here.

Evolution Asia Yoga Conference

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, June 8 – 11

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Evolution Asia Yoga Conference is Asia’s leading yoga wellness conference and exhibition. Featuring acclaimed yoga leaders and innovators from all over the world, the conference lineup will host over 160 classes, workshops, seminars and activities over a four-day period.

Free general admission; click here for pricing on intensives, workshops and lectures. For more information, click here.

Vegfest

Hong Kong Adventist College, Sai Kung, October 29

An annual festival geared to bringing awareness of the vegan lifestyle, Hong Kong Vegfest is put together by a collaboration of major plant-focused organizations and institutions. The event includes speakers and presentations, exhibits, healthcare products, vegan food, vegan pet food, live music and entertainment.

Free admission; find more information here.

Trails & Races

Spartan Race HK

Lantau Base Camp

Lantau Island, Hong Kong Island 

More than just a retail shop in Mui Wo, Lantau Base Camp offers a large trail running and hiking community aimed at providing and organizing accessible, challenging and fun trail events throughout the year. Next up is the two-part Hoka Stairmaster Series, one of the toughest short-course set of races taking place on two of Hong Kong’s most iconic training routes in April. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events and races.

Check here for more information.

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, January/February 

One of the largest annual sporting events in Hong Kong, the Standard Chartered HK Marathon belongs to the Gold Label Road Race by the International Association of Athletics Federations (AKA, one of the leading road races around the world). In addition to the full marathon, participants can also opt for a half marathon, 10km run, 10km or 3km wheelchair race with over 70,000 domestic and international runners participating.

Click here for more information. 

The Green Race HK ULTRA 2017

Next Race: Hong Kok Yuen Country Club, New Territories, April 1

An international road and trail running event, The Green Race strives to contribute to our local community and environment by sustainably organizing personalized running plans, trails, fun runs, retreats, trail races and trail cleans across Asia and North America. The Green Race further reduces its carbon footprint by awarding no metal awards (all their medals and trophies are made from FSC-sourced wood and are reusable as coasters!), no safety pins, no disposable course markings or packagings and no disposable cups or water bottles.

Click here for more information. 

Spartan Race

Kam Tin Country Club, Yuen Long, April 22

Following its first internationally recognized obstacle race last year, Spartan Race Hong Kong is gearing up again for its second Spartan Sprint in a few short weeks. Dashing over five kilometers and hurdling through 20 signature Spartan obstacles, even your littles (aged 4 – 13) can participate in the Spartan Junior course!

Click here for more information. 

Dance Parties

Dance Parties

NLNL Hong Kong

Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, Sai Ying Pun, two/three times a month

Part of a global community who love to get down and boogie in an open and unpretentious space, No Lights No Lycra allows anyone and everyone to dance in the dark for nothing else other than the pure joy of dancing. There are no steps to learn, no judgement, no competition – just you, your body and the music.

HKD 50 at the door; check their Facebook for the next event. 

First Light Hong Kong

Premium Sofa Club, Sheung Wan, every other Thursday at 7AM

A transformational dance and wellness event that began last year, First Light organizes (early) morning dance sessions and their stated mission is to break down barriers, build individual confidence, and increase energy levels. The morning dance sessions (First Light Cocoon) take place every other Thursdays, while night sessions (First Light at Night) happen a few times a year on weekends.

HKD 120 – 150 at the door; check their Facebook for the next event. 

Daybreaker

Various venues around Hong Kong

The popular morning dance movement that’s taken cities by storm, Daybreaker made its way to Hong Kong late last year to rave reviews. Starting with a one hour yoga and fitness session and then onto dancing for two hours, Daybreaker is fueling a worldwide movement to increase mindfulness, camaraderie, wellness, self-expression and mischief. See you on the dance floor!

Sign up here to find out when the next event happens. 


Photos courtesy of Standard Chartered HK Marathon (lead), IRIS Your Escape, Spartan Race HK, and Pexels.