Those running the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) 2018 will have a new shiny gold medal to add to their collection this year. Departing from the 2017 medal not just in terms of shape and design, this year’s medal is 20 per cent bigger in size. It will also be the race’s first ever gold-plated medal.
The 17th edition of Singapore’s marquee running event hopes to offer an improved race experience by spreading six event categories across two days this year. Runners of all abilities will be able to find a race to participate in. On Sat, 8 December, there will be the 5km and 10km categories, where the race will begin at the F1 Pit Building and end by the scenic views at The Float at Marina Bay.
The 600m Kids Dash will be held at the Universal Studios Singapore and welcomes kids age four to 12.
On Sunday, 9 December, the marathon and half marathon will kick off at the F1 Pit Building and conclude at The Float at Marina Bay. But only the runners – an estimated 14,000 of them – who complete the 42.195km full marathon will receive the aforementioned gold-plated medal.
For those who are not quite up to completing the full marathon by themselves, this year’s Ekiden category will offer 500 groups of five runners the opportunity to run 42.195km as a team. The race will see each runner cover a distance of over 8km. The most seasoned runners can take up the Double-Up Challenge, providing them access to either the 5km or 10km category on Saturday, before proceeding to participate in either the marathon or half marathon on Sunday. They will get a special Double-Up Challenge medal on top of the medals for their individual categories.
Registration for all categories are available, starting with $60 for 5km, $80 for 10km, $90 for Half Marathon, and $110 for the Marathon.To register and for more information, visit www.singaporemarathon.com. Standard Chartered Cardholders will enjoy 15% off registration fee across all categories.
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