Distance running requires high levels of aerobic endurance at highest level. Standard long-distance track events include 1500 metres, 5000 metres, 10000 metres, half-marathon and marathon. Most of the races also compete in road races and cross country running events.
The Distance Runners' Club, HKUSTSU, is a group of dedicated long distance track runners. The signature event of Distance Runners’ Club is HKUST Intramural Campus Run, co-organizing with the Sports Association during the start of every academic year. The HKUST Cross Country Team constituting 10 men and 10 women participates in the USFHK Cross Country Race held in Chinese University of Hong Kong in November every year. The team regularly practice on Monday and Thursday evenings with the Track and Field Team.