20th - 26th September 2021

We will complete this race during the week of the 20 - 26 September. Please join us for the last 1,618km by registering   HERE

Learn all about the FINAL PUSH in our new video. 


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Day 7 - 8,270 km Completed.

If you haven't logged all your kms, please email so that we can update the total.

The Grace Race progress - Day 5

The route

We aim to virtually walk/hike/run 9888 kilometres from our founder’s birthplace in Huntly, Scotland to the site of our new church, 22A Kennedy Road, Hong Kong in just 7 days. We are fundraising for the rebuilding of our 176-year old church.

This is an open event, so we encourage everyone to sign up and join us walk/hike/run 9888 km.

REGISTER NOW for our virtual 7-day walk/hike/run challenge. 

  • 24 - 30 May 2021
  • 30k •  50k •  100k  • Other [ what’s your target distance? ]
  • Registration fee HK$150 (adults) or HK$100 (18 years old and under) (includes Tsunami T-Shirt)
  • Finishers’ certificate
  • Take part wherever you are in the world and share your kilometres
  • Help us fundraise by encouraging friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you
  • Join our “Fast Start” event at 22A Kennedy Road on Monday, 24 May
  • Join our "Last Push" event at the Peak, Hong Kong on Sunday, 30 May
  • Join other walks organised throughout the week - see below 
  • Prizes for top fundraising effort, most kilometres in one go, furthest overall distance


Once you have registered for the event, you will receive an email with details about how to link up with our Online Giving page and get started with your fundraising.

Download the Sponsorship Form


Please download the Strava app to your smartphone (it’s free), then register yourself. Please then click on “Explore”, then click “Clubs”, and “Find a club. . .”, then search for “The Grace Race” and click “Join”. When you exercise, please make sure that you set Strava to record a “RUN” regardless of whether you walk, hike or run (indoors or outdoors) as only then will your distance get recorded. Once you finish your exercise, make sure that you press “FINISH” and your distance will be automatically added to The Grace Race. If you have any problems, please call the Church office on 2523 7247 or email

Getting your race shirt

We will email you with details on how to collect your race shirt. Shirts will be available for collection from the Union Church office or at the “Fast Start” event on Monday, 24 May. If you’re taking part overseas we will post your pack to you but please bear in mind it may arrive after the event.

Getting your finishers’ certificate

You will receive your finishers’ certificate once you have submitted your total kilometres. Certificates will be available at the "Last Push" on Sunday, 30 May or we will email this to you to print.

All your questions answered - The Grace Race videos

And don't forget your sponsors!  Grace Race video - part two 

Make sure your kms count - here are Strava tips!  Grace Race video - part three

Join us for hikes and walks during The Grace Race

Let's meet up. 

Monday, 24 May, 7:00am - Fast Start
22A Kennedy Road to the Peak
Your host: David Ashton-Howorth

Tuesday, 25 May, 6:00am - Beat the Heat Reservoir Walk 
Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to Aberdeen Reservoir
A relatively easy walk with many "opt out" opportunities at the 3km, 4km, 5km, 7km and 10km marks!
Doggies welcome
Your host: Tess Lyons 

Let's meet here on Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road (off Pok Fu Lam Road) near the Former Watchman's Cottage:

Meeting point for Pokfulam Reservoir hike

Wednesday, 26 May, 6:30pm
Pacific Place 3 to the Central Ferry Piers
Your host: David Ashton-Howorth

Thursday, 27 May, 12:45pm - Lunchtime Walk 
Pacific Place 3 to Dutch Lane - 5km, about 1 hour over lunchtime
Your host: Glenn Bland 

Friday, 27 May, 10:00am - Friday Ladies' Group
Union Church (248 Queen's Road East - G/F Lobby) to Bowen Road
Your host: Pastor Michele  

Saturday, 29 May, 9:00am - Mystery Tour 
Walk from Central Ferry Pier no. 3 
Your host: Dan Tupps 

Sunday, 30 May, 12:30pm - Prayer Walk 
Union Church (248 Queen's Road East) to 22A Kennedy Road
Your host: Pastor Michele  

Sunday, 30 May, 4:00pm - Last Push 
The Pulse, Repulse Bay to 22A Kennedy Road, about 9km
Amalfitana Repulse Bay (beach side of The Pulse, G/F, Shop 105)
Your host: David Ashton-Howorth 

Best hikes for families: https://www.sassymamahk.com/whats-on-family-hikes-where-to-go-outdoor/

Longer-distance hikes in Hong Kong - Do a section or two of one of these well-marked and scenic routes!
Hong Kong Trail - http://bigfourhk.com/hong-kong-trail-2/
Wilson Trail - http://bigfourhk.com/wilson-trail/
Lantau Trail - http://bigfourhk.com/lantau-trail/
MacLehose Trail - http://bigfourhk.com/maclehose-trail/


We are also delighted our kit partners Tsunami Sports are supporting this event.



Union Church

Union Church is a friendly, English speaking, inter-denominational church, founded in 1844 by the Reverend James Legge, a Scottish member of the London Missionary Society. An active figure in Hong Kong society, James Legge founded the very first government school (now called Queen's College).

Union Church was first called Union Chapel and was situated on Hollywood Road. In 1866, the church moved to Staunton Street and, in 1890, to the Kennedy Road site.

We are now rebuilding our Kennedy Road site to house the future Union Church building. During this time, we are worshipping at 18/F Dah Sing Financial Centre in Wan Chai. You are welcome to join us for in-person or online worship. 

Our mission is "making mature followers in all nations for Jesus Christ through our united lifestyle, witness and mission".