STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON SINGAPORE IS BACK FOR 14TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Did you know that Standard Chartered Bank sponsor 15 road races across 4 continents, of which 9 are marathons?
All 9 marathons are accredited by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) to maintain the highest level of standards, while attracting the elite and competitive marathoners from across the world.
This year, Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore is to be held on Sunday 6th December, will your number bib be among the participants?
Race categories include Full Marathon, Ekiden (relay race consisting of six runners each running 7km to make up the full marathon), Half Marathon, 10k race, 10k wheelchair taking place on Sunday 6th December and The Kids Dash (fun run) taking place on Saturday 5th December.
The Full Marathon and Ekiden (runner 1) will flag off at 5am : start point Orchard Road (close to The Heeren) : finish point St Andrews Road (the Padang)
Ekiden (runner 2) start point The Float @ Marina Bay
Ekiden (runners 3, 4, 5 and 6) runners to assemble at The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Half Marathon will flag off at 6.30am : start point Sentosa Gateway
10km will flag off at 7.15am : start point Esplanade Bridge
The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore first took place in 2002 with 6000 runners taking part. Its number of participants peaked in 2011 at 65,000 and, in 2014 we saw 53,000 runners taking part. Will you be among the throng of runners at this 2015-edition.
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2015 Race Enhancements and additions for an improved experience for both participants and supporters
For Singapore’s biggest marathon event, enhancements have been made to ensure not only safety aspects but a more inspired and motivated run this 2015.
Full Marathoners will enjoy 16 hydration stations placed at (on average) every 2.6km. In addition, the half marathon will, for the first time, have a banana station.
On route entertainment has been given a boost this year at locations such as East Coast Park and West Coast Highway to keep runners inspired and motivated. Runners can expect to see cheerleaders, live bands or LED robots among the additions.
The route for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2015 will remain largely unchanged, meandering through the country’s most iconic landmarks. Full Marathon runners will beginning outside of Mandarin Gallery (Orchard Road), proceeding along shopping district Orchard Road before turing at Singapore Management University (SMU) and then to two of Singapore’s most popular tourist spots Clarke Quay and Chinatown before making onto Nicoll Highway and towards the Sports Hub.
The middle third of the race will see runners cover the length of East Coast Park, before reaching the Marina Bay district where participants will get to run the world-renowned Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands, and finally returning to the central business district for their finish at the Padang.
Participants of the half marathon will begin at Sentosa Gateway, running through Sentosa Island, and Universal Studios Singapore where they will be greeted by characters from their favourite movies. Upon leaving the island of Sentosa, they will make their way into the CBD and pass Marina Bay before ending at the Padang.
The 10km runners will start their race at Esplanade Drive, passing by the Flyer as they run on what was the Formula 1 track. They will then make their way to the historic Merdeka Bridge before turning onto Nicoll Highway, Republic Boulevard and Raffles Avenue.
- Run Through of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2015 (justrunlah.com)