THE COLD HALF

 

*** THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR'S RACE. SEE YOU IN 2022! *** 

 

The Cold Half Marathon Swim 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 race. 

For those who love swimming in the chill but mind the extreme distance, you can sign up for the 1.5km Cold Plunge race, which is happening concurrently in Deep Water Bay Beach. This is the only winter swimming event of its kind in Hong Kong. 

For extreme triathletes, the inaugural ColdXtreme Challenge starts with a Cold Half solo or relay swim, followed by a virtual self-supported 80km cycle and 20km run on Hong Kong Island.

 

The event is organised by AVRA and supports Splash Foundation. Splash Foundation provides free learn-to-swim lessons to the under-privileged communities in Hong Kong. It has taught thousands how to swim and some of their graduates have become active open water swimmers. Please consider sponsoring 1 or more entries on a discounted rate for Splash swimmers.  

 

Cold Half 

Categories

  • Solo
    • Naturally Ocean: no wetsuit
    • Wetsuited & Buoyant: with wetsuit 
  • Relay
    • Naturally Ocean: no wetsuit
    • Wetsuited & Buoyant: with wetsuit 

 

Course Map

cold-half-map

 

ColdXtreme Challenge

 

Categories

  • Solo
  • Relay

There will be no categories for wetsuit or skin, but your swim time counts as part of the Cold Half race and you could potentially be a category winner.  

 

Course Maps

(last updated 17 Feb 2021)

Swim

coldxtreme-map 

Bike

Download bike course map/GPX here (Garmin)  

Download bike course map/GPX here (Strava)  

Run

Download run course map/GPX here (Garmin)  

Download run course map/GPX here (Strava)  

 

Cold Plunge 

Categories

  • Age-group categories
    • Naturally Ocean: no wetsuit
    • Wetsuited & Buoyant: with wetsuit 

Course Map

cold-plunge-map  

Get a Coach

If you would like some coaching for the Cold Plunge, Half, or Xtreme get in contact with Henry Wright at Hong Kong's newest coaching company - Wright Coaching. The Wright Coaching family have extensive swimming and triathlon coaching experience, and unique knowledge of the Cold Half and Cold Plunge - having competed in both multiple times! 

Henry's tips on how to prepare and train for a successful Cold Half can be found here.
www.wright-coaching.com 

 

Organized by

avra

Benefiting

splash

Venue Partner

Associated with
wright

 

Photos

2013 | 2014 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

 

Video 

 

2014 – Cable TV News: Fifty swimmers challenge the extreme swim

2020 - WOWSA News: Cold Half And Cold Plunge In Hong Kong

Results

ColdXtreme

2021

Cold Half

20212020 | 20192018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Cold Plunge 

20212020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017

 

 

Course Records