Behind the scenes of the Hong Kong Marathon

On February 17th, 2019 one of the largest marathons in the world took place. With over 74,000 participants the city of Hong Kong was turned into a running venue for a day. And what a day it was, with 2-course records, an EventApp to follow all athletes in real-time, and MYLAPS EasyMats for a super-fast timeline setup.

Hong Kong marathon

Some facts about the race:
✔ 74,000 participants
✔ Timed by Champion Chip Limited with the MYLAPS BibTag System
✔ 2 track records were broken
✔ 27,370 EventApp downloads
✔ Average app session duration: 8:04 min


EasyMat for fast timeline setup

The Hong Kong Marathon is the first large-scale marathon that used EasyMat to time one of the split points. The recently launched EasyMat ensures the setup of your timeline within 1 minute. The cabling is integrated into the mat itself, so there’s hardly any manual handling.




EventApp with LiveTracking and Selfie




Follow friends with LiveTracking

The Hong Kong Marathon had the LiveTracking feature enabled in their Eventapp. This feature allows friends and family to track real-time activities and progress of their favorite athletes during the race. This increases the engagement and social reach of your event.




Share your finish selfie

Finishers of the Hong Kong marathon could also take a finish selfie after the race to share with their followers. This feature increases the sponsor value of the event because your event sponsor can be added to the layer for additional brand exposure on social media after the event.


Want to learn more about timing systems for running events? Visit the running page on our website or contact our team.

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