Kennedy Town station (Exit C) - Chai Wan station (Exit B)

16.2 km / 10.1 mi

The majority of this route is pancake flat as it follows reclaimed land along the waterfront. There is a hill right outside Chai Wan station, so your run will either begin or end with a good 100m climb.
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Following the harbour, this route connects all of the waterfront promenades between Chai Wan and Kennedy Town. Arguably the most scenic of all the MTR runs, this great route shows off the best of Hong Kong Island.

Chai Wan to Kennedy Town

An early morning start in Chai Wan will have you arriving in Kennedy Town in time to enjoy a well deserved coffee or breakfast at one of the many trendy cafes in the area.

Kennedy Town to Chai Wan

Starting in Kennedy Town, enjoy the flat waterfront running but make sure to save some energy in your legs for the big climb at the end of the run between Shau Kei Wan and Chai Wan stations.

Shorter Options

With less than a kilometre between most stations on the Island Line, it is possible to make this route suit any distance you wish to run. For a quick 5km run, consider starting at Admiralty station (Exit A), cross the elevated footbridge to reach the waterfront, and run the promenade all the way to Kennedy Town.

Longer Options

If you are looking to tack on a few extra kilometres, this route lends itself well to an out-and-back style run. Alternatively you could continue your run past Kennedy Town westwards along Victoria Road, finishing at either Cyberport (5km) or Aberdeen (7.7km), where you can get bus connections back to the MTR.