SINGAPORE — For the first time, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) will finish its races at the Singapore Sports Hub's National Stadium.
Race organisers announced on Thursday (13 July) that the annual race - which will be held from 1 to 3 December this year - will start at the Formula 1 Pit Building and finish at the running track of the 55,000-seater National Stadium.
"Participants will enjoy a hero’s welcome as they step onto the track of the National Stadium and cross the finish line in such a spectacular setting," said Jeff Edwards, managing director of Asia for race organiser The IRONMAN Group.
"SCSM will return as a World Athletics Gold Label Race event this year, as some of the top marathon runners in the world will take to the streets of Singapore. The elevated race experience for all runners will cement our position as the leading mass participation event in Southeast Asia.”
Different race route, family-friendly activities
Runners can expect a different race route, as well as family-friendly activities to be held in the stadium and the Sports Hub vicinity. Participants will also have easy access to the National Stadium, Kallang Wave Mall, as well as the Stadium MRT station for easy departure upon conclusion of their race.
The Sports Hub will also be the home ground for all SCSM training and pacer runs, which are open to the public, with sessions aimed at helping participants and the wider community train for long-distance running. The training run sessions will begin in mid-September.
Race registration began on 27 April and are selling at a strong pace. Tier 1 pricing for the marathon, half marathon and 10km race categories have sold out, while limited slots are available for Tier 2 pricing.
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