Notice to Participants

Gift Pack Collection

Collection details

Venue: Shop 1A, 1/F, Monterey Place, O’South Coast, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O
Date: April 13-14, 2024 (Sat & Sun) & April 20, 2024 (Sat)
Time: 12 – 8pm

The Organizer will issue the redemption notice at the end of March. If you cannot receive the relevant email by Apr 1, please contact

Free Parking

All participants can enjoy 3 hours of free parking at O’South Coast malls (Capri Place, Monterey Place and Savannah Place) on the Event Day (Apr 21, 2024). Reception staff shall have the rights to request participants to present proof of race, including but not limited to bib or Hong Kong Identity Card for registration. Each participant can only use the free parking offer once. Free parking spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are insufficient parking spaces, the mall reserves the right to suspend the relevant free parking privileges as needed.

Taking Care of Pets

Participants shall ensure that pets are under proper control at all times, such as dogs should be put on a leash in public places. Remember to bring newspapers or plastic bags and a bottle of water to clean up after your pets.

Number Bib

Participants shall wear their number bibs during the race.

Dangerous Pet Control

No dangerous pets are allowed to participate in the Event, except for pets that have obtained a veterinary safety certificate, are wearing a muzzle, and are on a leash. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the participation of any pet that is deemed unsuitable, and individuals involved must abide by the decision of the organizers.

No Appeal

The Organizer’s decision on any disqualification is final.

No Littering

No littering is allowed on the course. If any participant is found littering, he or she will be disqualified. Please dispose of the refuse in the rubbish bin.


In case of emergency, please call 999 for the police.

Adverse weather

  • If the Hong Kong Observatory issues thunderstorm warning, Typhoon Signal No. 3 or above, or a Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal on the day of the event (Sunday, April 21, 2024) at 1:00pm or later, the race will be canceled. Participants are advised to pay attention to the weather conditions and forecasts on the day before the race, especially regarding the possible issuance of thunderstorm warning, Typhoon Signal No. 3 or above, or Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signals within the expected timeframe. For the latest event updates, participants should check the event’s website and social media platforms on the day of the event at 1:00 pm.
  • If the Event is re-scheduled or suspended due to any of the above reasons, no refund requests of the registration fees will be entertained.

Special Notice to Pets Owner


  • In order to maintain an appropriate social range and ensure the safety for each pet dog, the Organiser recommends that dog owners keep a leash on their pets. For large breeds or dogs weighing 20 kg or more, please keep the pet dog on a leash not longer than 2 meters. For fighting dog breeds, please put a leash no longer than 1.5 meters on your pet and wear a suitable muzzle.
  • The Organiser will also demarcate the starting areas for pet dogs of different sizes.

Gentle manners

  • Pet owners are asked to prepare their own pet cleaning supplies to clean up after your dog. During the event, the Organiser will also provide a limited amount of cleaning supplies. If necessary, please check with the marshal on route.
  • If a pet owner finds that their pet is emotionally unstable, please keep the pet on leash and keep a distance from other pets.


  • Pet owners are requested to bring their own drinking water for their pets. The Organiser will also provide untreated raw water. If necessary, please check with the marshal on route.
  • The pet parade route is about 2 kilometers on hard ground. If the pet is not used to walking long distances on hard ground, please prepare suitable pet boots for the pet and please try them in advance.
  • All participating pets must be at least 5 months old and must have been vaccinated against rabies with a valid licence.
  • The Organiser does not recommend that the following pets to participate in this event, owners may consult veterinarians for appropriate guidelines:
    • Dogs who have been vaccinated with a mixed vaccine within two weeks before the activity
    • Dogs with medical conditions such as rapid heartbeat or breathing
    • Female canine on heat
  • Dog owners can also arrange for their dogs to receive a kennel cough vaccine to prevent their dogs from catching the kennel cough respiratory disease.


  • Pet owners should always pay attention to whether their pets have excessive heat, frequent panting, excessive salivation, reddened mucous membranes, vomiting, weakness, etc. If found, please rest in a cool place or seek veterinary assistance immediately. The Organiser will provide a limited cooling supply for temporary control.
  • There will be a registered veterinarian at the venue to provide free health care for pets. If the situation cannot be controlled, the pet may be referred to a veterinary clinic with the owner’s consent, and the owner will be responsible for the relevant costs.

Beware of heatstroke in dogs

The weather in Hong Kong is hot and high humidity . Since dogs do not have an effective cooling system, their body temperature can easily getting too high. Heatstroke has become one of the most acute and dangerous diseases in dogs.

Heat Tolerances may different in Dogs of different breeds, ages and living habits. In some cases, Long-haired dog breeds are at risk of heat stroke in Hong Kong’s winter. Therefore, dog owners should always pay attention to the status of their pets. When the dog’s body temperature rises to 40 to 41 ℃, it is already a moderate heat stroke. If the body temperature exceeds 41°C, it is severe heatstroke.

Early symptoms include:

  • Body temperature higher than usual
  • Frequent panting
  • Excessive salivation
  • Red gum
  • Depressed or unwilling to move

In Serious case, it may

  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Unsteady standing, weakness, fitting and unconscious
  • Die

Prevent dog heat stroke

  • Never leave your dog alone inside the car
  • Prepare cold water for the dog to drink or spray on the dog’s head and neck. Rehydrate your dog frequently.
  • Dogs should avoid intensive exercise under the sun at noon.
  • Do not put clothes on your dog.
  • If using a pet bag, make sure it has adequate ventilation. Pet owners can also place ice packs wrapped in cloth.
  • When trimming a dog’s front coat, some hair should be retained to prevent the dog from getting sunburned.

First aid measures for dog heatstroke

  • Move the dog to a cooler and ventilated area.
  • Apply a wet towel or ice pack to your dog’s head, neck and body.
  • Gently rub the dog’s paws with an alcohol pad.
  • Rinse or immerse the dog in cold water.
  • If the dog is breathing rapidly, do not force feed the dog to avoid ingestion.

Precautions for Pets’ Parade First Aid Station

On the day of pets’ parade, there will be veterinary nurses to provide basic first aid. However, please note that this service is not a professional veterinary service and is not affiliated with O’South Coast. O’South Coast is not responsible for any pet health issues, whether before or after basic first aid. If you require professional veterinary services, please visit a nearby clinic that offers further professional veterinary care.

Potential Health Issues During Pets’ Parade

*If you notice any relevant symptoms, please contact a nearby veterinary clinic immediately.

  1. Heatstroke and Dehydration
    Potential Issue: Pets may suffer from heatstroke or dehydration due to high temperatures and prolonged exposure to sun.
  2. Sunburn
    Potential Issue: Pets, especially those with short or light-colored fur, are susceptible to sunburn.
  3. Paw Pad Burns
    Potential Issue: Walking on hot surfaces can lead to burns on a pet’s paw pads.
  4. Overexertion
    Potential Issue: Pets might overexert themselves during the parade, leading to exhaustion or collapse.
  5. Stress and Anxiety
    Potential Issue: The noise and crowds can cause significant stress and anxiety in pets.
  6. Ingestion of Harmful Substances
    Potential Issue: Pets may ingest harmful substances or non-food items found on the ground.

Definition and Scope of First Aid

Specific Allowed Actions: Actions that veterinary nurses are permitted to undertake include:

  • Triage
  • Simple wound cleaning
  • Providing oral rehydration solutions for dehydration
  • Administering prescribed medications that pet owners carry with them, following clearly provided instructions

Nearby Clinics for Further Veterinary Care

Please note that the clinics listed below are not appointed or partnered with O’South Coast and there is no medical collaboration between these parties to provide medical services. 

  1. Creature Comforts Veterinary Centre TKO 將軍澳獸醫中心
    Address: G18, Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun St, Tseung Kwan O 
  2. Eric’s Animal Clinic 
    Address: Shop G09, Savannah Place, O’South Coast, 3 Chi Shin St, Tseung Kwan O

Health and Safety Advice

  • Participants shall understand the Event details and acknowledge the activity is physically demanding, and may cause injury or even death.
  • Participants shall be well trained and physically fit for the activity. For any question, please consult medical professionals in advance.
  • During the activity, participants shall be attentive to their own physical conditions. If they feel unwell, please stop immediately.
  • Participants must comply with the traffic regulation and pay attention to vehicles when crossing the road.
  • Participants must bear full responsibility for their health, safety and third-party liabilities during the activity. Participants are advised to purchase their own insurance if necessary. The Organizer, affiliated corporation(s) and all staff will not be liable for the health, safety and third-party liabilities of participants.

Event Regulations


A. General

A1 If a participant is found by the Organiser to have violated any of the following Official Rules, the Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any person and nullify his/her result of the Event. The Organiser may also forbid such person from participating in future races, competitions and events by the Organiser.

A1.1 The participant commits or attempts to commit any act which is in violation of the laws of HKSAR and the Hong Kong National Security Law.

A1.2 The participant carries out or attempts to carry out any kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda at the Event or other venues or areas relating to the Event.

A1.3 The participant’s act violates the interest of national security.

A1.4 Participant brings any banners, posters, placards, leaflets/publicity, outfits and/or displaying tattoos or materials which are considered abusive, threatening, discriminatory, religious or political. 

B. Eligibility

B1. Eligibilities are non-transferable. Violation will result in disqualification and no refund of registration fees will be entertained.

B2. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify, exclude the relevant person from the race, and take disciplinary action against any applicants who have provided incorrect or untrue personal data/details on their entry forms. No refund of registration fees will be entertained under any such circumstances.

The organizer has the sole and final right to determine whether a participant has violated, breached or enforced any of the above rules.


1. Entries

1.1 Upon submitting his/her application, an applicant declares that he/she agrees to and accepts the Event Terms & Conditions, the Official Rules and all other rules and regulations which may be adopted by the Organiser thereafter.

1.2 Participants understand and agree that participation in the Event is voluntary and at their own risk. Each participant agrees to absolve the Organizer and any sponsor and/or supporting organizations from all liabilities arising from bodily injuries, accidents, death or other losses during or caused by travelling to and from the Event venue during the Event or whatsoever reason.

1.3 Each participant shall be physically fit to participate in the Event. The Organizer reserves the right to disallow or disqualify any person who is known or suspected by the Organizer to be physically unfit to participate in the Event and such person shall accept such decision of the Organizer.

1.4 All information provided by the participant in the registration form must be true and accurate.

1.5 All entries must be submitted before the registration deadline. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

1.6 The Organizer reserves the right to close the registration any time, whether before or after the registration deadline, without prior notification.

1.7 The Organizer will charge HKD100 administration fee for the change of participant’s personal data after the submission of an application. 

1.8 Participants aged below 18 must obtain consent by a parent/guardian.

1.9 Participants shall indemnify and/or reimburse the Organizer in respect of any additional expenses or costs incurred by the Organizer arising from or in connection with any fault, action or behaviour of such participants during the Event.

1.10 Public liability insurance is covered by the Organizer. This does not include personal accident insurance. Participants should purchase their own personal accident insurance and other insurance as needed.

1.11 The terms and conditions include versions in the English language and Chinese language. If there is any discrepancy between the English and Chinese version, the Chinese version shall prevail. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations. Should there be disputes, the Organizer reserves the right of final decision.

2. During the Race

2.1 Participants shall be physically fit to participate in the Event. The Organizer reserves the right to disallow or disqualify any person who is known or suspected by the Organizer to be physically unfit to participate in the Event and such person shall accept such decision of the Organizer.

2.2 Should there be disputes of the prizes and positions, the Organizer reserves the right of final decision.

2.3 Winners will be required to present their identification including Hong Kong Identity Card, passport or Registration Card for People with Disabilities for verification.

3. Event Cancellation & Refund Policy

3.1 The Organiser/Event Producer reserves the right to cancel or cut short the Event for the following reasons. Registration fee and charitable donation (if applicable) will not be refunded.

  • Adverse weather conditions (typhoon signal No. 3 or above, red/black rainstorm signals)
  • Landslides, rock falls or hill fires along the course.
  • Protests or blockage along the course.
  • Force majeure, i.e., due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the Organiser/Event Producer and which renders it impossible, unsafe or impractical to hold the Event. A force majeure event shall include, but is not limited to, act of God, war, hostilities, invasion, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, riot, commotion, strikes, go-slows, lock outs or disorder, outbreak of disease, acts or threats of terrorism.

3.2 No refund is allowed after the registration is completed. Registration fee paid for duplicated entries will not be refunded and places cannot be transferred to another applicant or activities. If a participant allows another party to attend on his or her behalf, both the participant and the runner who run on behalf of the participant will be disqualified and might not allowed to participate in future events.

3.3 The Organiser/Event Producer reserves the right to disqualify any person and/or nullify his or her result due to any violation the Official Rules of the Event. No refund will be accommodated in the case of disqualifications (applicable to events).

The Organiser/Event Producer reserves the right of final decision of the Event. Any changes or contingent measures for the Event announced by the Organiser/Event Producer and posted on the Event’s website shall prevail.