Race Information

Race Information

Date:
06 October 2013 (Sunday)
Time:
08:30 a.m.
Venue:
Lei Yue Mun Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier to
Quarry Bay Park Public Pier (Near Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery)
No. of Swimmers:
2,000 swimmers
Entry Deadline:
03 July 2013 (Wednesday) 5:00 p.m.
(Postmark deadline. Late entries will not be entertained.)

Categories & Events

Racing Groups*
Men Women Boys Girls Men Women Men Women Men Women
Event No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Distance approximately 1.5 km
Group International Youth Open# (A) Open# (B) Open# (C)
Age 14 or above 12-16 17-34 35-49 50 or above
Quota 100 100 100 100 100
Leisure Groups
Men Women
Event No 11 12
Distance Approximately 1.5 km
Group Age 12 or above
Quota 1500

* Elite and experienced swimmers recommended.
Non-residents of Hong Kong are eligible to apply under the International Category ONLY.

# All applicants of open group must apply under the appropriate age group pertaining to their actual age calculated on the date of the race.

Each person can only apply for one event only.

Competition Eligibility:

i. Racing Groups:

1. International Category:

Qualification:

  • Non-Hong Kong ID card holder (Except for FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup- Hong Kong 2013 participants); and
  • 14 years of age or above; and
  • Physically Fit and Healthy; and
  • Duly-Signed Declaration of Responsibility (Signed by parents for swimmers under 18 years of age); and
  • Medical Certificate required for 60 years of age or above; and
  • Attend Time Trial 2013; or
  • Proven ability to complete swimming distance of 1500m or above from between 1st April 2012 and 3rd July 2013. Only proven time records endorsed by its National Swimming Association will be taken for consideration.
  • The fastest swimmers among all submitted time and time trial records will be accepted. (subject to HKASA’s final decision)

 

2. Open Category and Youth Category :

Qualification:

  • Hong Kong ID card holder; and
  • 12 years of age or above; and
  • Physically Fit and Healthy; and
  • Duly-Signed Declaration of Responsibility (Signed by parents for swimmers under 18 years of age); and
  • Medical Certificate required for 60 years of age or above; and
  • Attend Time Trial 2013 or fulfill one of the “Racing Groups Time Trial Exemptions” from below (Selection may not duplicate):
    1. Provide qualified records obtained from any 1500m swimming competitions organized or sanctioned by HKASA at swimming pool setting from 1st April 2012 to 3rd July 2013; or
    2. Submit result of New World Harbour Race 2012; or
    3. Submit the Time Trial record from New World Harbour Race 2012
  • All the records above will join together for consideration. The fastest swimmers amongst them will be accepted (subject to HKASA’s final decision).
  • Winners and Runner-ups from New World Harbour Race 2012 are directly accepted. Quota of each gender group for the remaining applicants is then assigned on a pro rata basis among the qualified applicants. Applicants with the fastest record will be accepted.

*Pro Rata Calculation:
For example, for Open Group A (Age 17-34),
Qualified swimmers from Time Trial: 100 Men and 80 Women. 6 Winners and Runner-ups from 2012 have been accepted as Priority Application. Available Quota is 94.
Gender Quota Calculation with rounding:
Men: (100/180) x 94= 52.22
Women: (80/180) x 94= 41.77
Quota for Men is 52, quota for Women is 42.

 

  • Applicants who choose to apply with any records from the “Racing Groups Time Trial Exemptions” need to pay a HK$20 administration fee by crossed-cheque along with the application form.
  • Final Entrant List will be announced on 11th September 2013 (Wednesday) at 5:00p.m. on the HKASA website (www.hkasa.org.hk) and the New World Harbour Race website (http://h.rwu.hk).
  • Applicants who fail to enter the Racing Groups will NOT be allocated to the Leisure Groups.

 

ii. Leisure Groups:

Qualification:

    • Hong Kong ID card holder; and
    • 12 years of age or above; and
    • Physically Fit and Healthy; and
    • Duly-Signed Declaration of Responsibility (Signed by parents for swimmers under 18 years of age); and
    • Medical Certificate required for 60 years of age or above; and
    • Complete swimming distance of 1500m within 45 minutes in Time Trial 2013 or fulfill one of the “Leisure Group Time Trial Exemptions” from below:
      1. Provide qualified records from Time Trial 2012; or
      2. Successfully completed New World Harbour Race 2012; or
      3. Successfully completed FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup- Hong Kong 2012 cum 14th Hong Kong Open Water Swimming Competition on 7th October 2012; or
      4. Successfully completed 2013 Open Water Swimming Competition Series Part 1 on 28th April 2013; or
      5. Provide qualified records obtained from any 1500m swimming competitions organized or sanctioned by HKASA at swimming pool setting from 1st April 2012 to 3rd July 2013
    • Quota of each gender group for the remaining applicants is then assigned on a pro rata basis among the qualified applicants.
    • Entrant list will be allotted by drawing if number of application exceeds number of quota. Details of drawing will be posted on HKASA website (www.hkasa.org.hk) and New World Harbour Race website (http://h.rwu.hk). The drawing procedure is open for public viewing.
  • Applicants who choose to apply with any records from the “Leisure Groups Time Trial Exemptions” need to pay a HK$20 administration fee by crossed-cheque along with the application form.
  • The drawing result of Final Entrant List will be announced on 11th September 2013 (Wednesday) at 5:00p.m. on the HKASA website (www.hkasa.org.hk) and the New World Harbour Race website (http://h.rwu.hk).

 

Each participant can only apply for one event.

Time Trial:

  • Applicants without proven records or did not participate in New World Harbour Race 2012 must enter the Time Trial organized by HKASA and pay a Time-Trial fee of HK$100.
  • Applicants who participated in the Time Trial of New World Harbour Race 2012 can apply with their 2012 time trial results.

The participation list of Time Trial will be uploaded on 19 th July 2013 ( Friday) at 5:00p.m. on the New World Harbour Race website (http://h.rwu.hk). Swimmers should attend the trial accordingly.

Information of 1500m Time Trial

Venue:
Tung Chung Swimming Pool
Date & Time:
27/07/2013
(Saturday)
28/07/2013
(Sunday)
30/07/2013
(Tuesday)
01/08/2013
(Thursday)
09:00-20:00 09:00-14:00 18:30-21:00 18:30-21:00
Fee:
Format:
HK$100/ person
To finish 1500m in 45 minutes
The Time Trial result will be announced on 28th August 2013 (Wednesday) at 5:00p.m. on the HKASA website (www.hkasa.org.hk) and the New World Harbour Race website (http://h.rwu.hk).

Collection of Race Kits:

Participants should collect the race kits at the scheduled time and location below and submit Application fee. Participation qualification will be forfeited if race kit is not collected on time.

A race kit including a baggage bag, a race card, a swimmer’s guide, 2 electronic transponders, a swim cap, a marker pen will be distributed to each participant. Participants must mark their race numbers on the left hand side of their back, both arms and back of their hands with the marker pen provided by HKASA (For details please refer to the swimmers’ guide).

 

Date & Time:
Venue:
Entry Fee:
20th September (Fri): 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; 21st September (Sat): 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; 22nd September (Sun): 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1/F , Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
HK$150.00 / Entry
(Entry fee and Time Trial fee is non-refundable in any circumstances.)

Swim Caps:

Each successful applicant will be given a swim cap with a designated number.

Electronic Transponders:

Every swimmer will be given 2 electronic transponders, which should be secured on each wrist during the Race for result recording. They should be returned at the Finishing Center after the Race. Participants will be charged for the cost of the device in case of losing the electronic transponder.

Storage of Belongings:

Participants can store their personal belongings in the bags (provided by HKASA during race kit collection) at the Personal Belongings Deposit Area in Starting Area and collect them at Baggage Claim Area in Finishing Area after the race. Participants shall write down their race numbers on the bags BEFOREHAND. HKASA has no responsibility for any lost or damage to the personal belongings.

Any unclaimed personal belongings will be sent to HKASA office 30 minutes after the end of the race and will be stored temporarily for 7 days. All unclaimed belongings will be disposed of thereafter.

Venue Arrangement- Starting and Finishing Area:

  1. Follow instructions from the race officials for a smooth operation.
  2. No changing facilities will be provided.
  3. Shower area is located at the Finishing Area for quick rinsing. Usage of shampoo or toiletries is prohibited.
  4. Towels, Slippers, Bottled Water, T-shirt and Souvenir will be provided to swimmers after landing.
  5. Drink refills is served at Finishing Area. Please keep the bottles and cups for refill and deposit used containers into recycling bins.
  6. Only swimmers, officials and guests are allowed to enter the Starting Area.

Result Announcement:

The list of award winners for Racing Groups will be posted on the notice board in the finishing area on the Race day, while the remaining results will be uploaded on the HKASA and New World Harbour Race websites thereafter. Those who complete the race will receive a certificate, which can be collected at the HKASA office subsequently.

Reminders:

  1. Swimmers must wear apparels or put on labels provided by HKASA when interviewing with the media.
  2. Winners and runner-ups must ONLY wear apparels provided by HKASA during the Award Ceremony.

Race Course: (Click to Enlarge)

Race Course

Inclement Weather Arrangement:

The Race will be postponed for any of the following conditions, alternative race day and details will be announced in due course:

  • Typhoon Signal No. 1 or above, hoisted before 6:00 a.m. on the race day; Or
  • Red/ Black Rainstorm Signal; Or
  • Occurrence of red tide at the venue; Or
  • Any conditions unsuitable for staging the competition.

Awards

Awards Prizes
New World Harbour Race
International Category
Individual Men & Women
Champion: Trophy, US$2,000, Certificate
1st Runner-up: Trophy, US$1,500, Certificate
2nd Runner-up: Trophy, US$1,200, Certificate
4th Place: Trophy, US$800, Certificate
5th Place: Trophy, US$600, Certificate
6th Place: Trophy, US$600, Certificate
7th Place: Trophy, US$400, Certificate
8th Place: Trophy, US$400, Certificate
K 11 Harbour Race Youth Category
Aged 12 – 16
Individual Boys & Girls
Champion: Trophy, HK$5,000, Certificate
1st Runner-up: Trophy, HK$3,000, Certificate
2nd Runner-up: Trophy, HK$2,000, Certificate
New World Harbour Race Open (A)
Aged 17 – 34
Individual Men & Women
Champion: Trophy, HK$5,000, Certificate
1st Runner-up: Trophy, HK$3,000, Certificate
2nd Runner-up: Trophy, HK$2,000, Certificate
New World Harbour Race Open (B)
Aged 35 – 49
Individual Men & Women
Champion: Trophy, HK$5,000, Certificate
1st Runner-up: Trophy, HK$3,000, Certificate
2nd Runner-up: Trophy, HK$2,000, Certificate
New World Harbour Race Open (C)
Aged 50 or above
Individual Men & Women
Champion: Trophy, HK$5,000, Certificate
1st Runner-up: Trophy, HK$3,000, Certificate
2nd Runner-up: Trophy, HK$2,000, Certificate
New World Harbour Race
Leisure Group
Individual Men & Women
Certificate award upon successful completion of race