Follow the footpaths along the river out to Tuen Mun and you’ll soon see the MTR trains running above you on elevated tracks. Navigation for the next 15km won’t be a challenge as you’ll be following a route that sticks closely to the route the train takes. After Kam Sheung Road station, you and the trains will part ways for some time as it takes the direct route through a tunnel and you’ll have to have the scenic route climbing through Tai Lam Country Park. Descending into Tsuen Wan, take in the views of Tsing Yi Island from the scenic waterfront promenade. 3km of running on sidewalks will bring you to an elevated walkway where you’ll climb several flights of stairs to reach Lai King Hill Road. Your legs will be rewarded for the climbing with a fun downhill through to Lai Chi Kok Park. Weaving your way through residential areas of Kowloon, make your way to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront which you’ll follow all the way to Hung Hom station.
Take the elevated walkway from Exit B1 across the road and down the ramp to street level to begin this run. You’ll follow the waterfront promenade to Tsim Sha Tsui where you can take in the gorgeous views of the Hong Kong skyline. Passing the Star Ferry pier, you’ll begin heading north through Kowloon, enjoying a few public parks along the way. Appreciate the ease of running on the flat waterfront promenade by Tsuen Wan West station as you’ll soon start the long climb up Route Twisk. Pass through Tai Lam Country Park on your way to Kam Sheung Road station. Back on flat ground, you’ll visit the bustling town of Yuen Long before finishing the run in Tuen Mun, having saved HK$24.50 by arriving here on foot rather than taking the MTR. Now go find a 7-Eleven to spend that money on a well-deserved refreshing beverage.
This is a long route so most people will break it up into a series of shorter runs. Hung Hom - Mei Foo (11.6km) Mei Foo - Tsuen Wan West (6.6km) Tsuen Wan West - Kam Sheung Road (18.6km) Kam Sheung Road - Tin Shui Wah (8km) Tin Shui Wah - Tuen Mun (7.7km)
Once you reach Tuen Mun, continue running along the river then over to Castle Peak Road which you can follow all the way back to Tsuen Wan West station (19km).
The Lai King Stairs: Right beside Lai King station, there is a set of stairs that connect Lai King Hill Road with Container Port Rd S. On Lai King Hill Road, you’ll see the covered staircase leading down into a housing development. If you pass the entrance for Lai King station, you’ve gone too far. If you’re coming from Container Port Road, you’ll see a big ramp leading to an elevated walkway which crosses the highway.