A new route for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 on 3 December will take runners on a journey past iconic Singapore landmarks on mostly car-free roads, said organisers.
In a release on 31 Aug, organisers said the new route would have full road closures over 90 per cent of the route. Three lanes along Sheares Ave and Raffles Ave will be closed for runners, with one lane remaining open for traffic. The organisers said they have worked closely with the Land Transport Authority to ensure minimal traffic disruptions.
The Full and Half Marathon will go through Orchard Road, before turning towards Bugis, Rochor and Arab Street. Sights along the route include the Istana, National Museum of Singapore, the Masjid Sultan Mosque, and OId Hill Street Police Station.
Full marathon participants will run into the Gardens by the Bay, while half-marathon runners will U-turn towards Marina Bay Sands. Organisers have also shortened the route that passes through East Coast Parkway based on runners’ feedback that this segment caused bottlenecks in previous editions of the race.
The half and full marathons will flag off simultaneously at 4.30am, while participants in the 10km category will flag off at 7.15am. The race concludes at the Padang for all runners.