The IRONMAN Group, event organiser of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), announces the launch of registration for the 2020 SCSM that will feature a unique hybrid race format for participants to run through the streets of Singapore virtually, creating a world-class experience for runners around the world.
This new format will be free of charge for runners in place of the traditional race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following 13 weeks of the SCSM Virtual Racing series, the Grand Finale, starting from 27 November through to 6 December, offers runners both locally and around the world, an opportunity to race together in one of five categories:
- SCSM Grand Finale Rouvy AR 10KM
- SCSM Grand Finale Rouvy AR Half Marathon
- SCSM Grand Finale VR 10KM
- SCSM Grand Finale VR Half Marathon
- SCSM Grand Finale VR Double Up Challenge
Adopting a hybrid race format, runners can register for the outdoor or indoor race option with a compatible tracking device or join the immersive augmented reality (AR) format powered by Rouvy on a treadmill.
The AR format will allow overseas runners to traverse through the spectacular cityscapes in the ‘Best of Singapore’ routes.
To bring runners together safely to celebrate finishing the race, participants in Singapore can opt to attend a two-day signature Grand Finale Celebration experience at Gardens by the Bay on 5 and 6 December. The experience will be open to runners who have purchased Grand Finale race entitlements and will be on a pre-registration basis for specific time slots as part of prevailing safe management measures.
Overseas runners can also opt for a race entitlement package, and have their race singlet, medal and other goodies sent to them.
An Augmented Reality (AR) Race Like Never Before
The AR format powered by Rouvy allows runners to create avatars and see themselves competing with fellow runners in real time, while also emulating the actual race experience through various in-video features.
The Half Marathon and 10K routes featured in the AR format have been specially curated in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to feature some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks and scenic streetscapes such as Orchard Road, Little India, Chinatown, the Civic District and more.
Race organisers have also teamed up with Sport Singapore to activate 12 ActiveSG sport centres around the island. These gyms will offer bookable slots for the AR Half Marathon and 10KM categories via the ActiveSG app.
Should participants choose to run the race at an appointed ActiveSG gym, they can book a slot via the ActiveSG app. List of appointed ActiveSG gyms:
- Jalan Besar Sports Centre
- Toa Payoh Sports Centre
- Clementi Sports Centre
- Heartbeat @ Bedok
- Our Tampines Hub
- Yio Chu Kang Sports Centre
- Yishun Sports Centre
- Hougang Sports Centre
- Sengkang Sports Centre
- Jurong East Sports Centre
- Jurong West Sports Centre
- Pasir Ris Sports Centre
Please find exact gym locations here.
Grand Finale Celebration Experience at Gardens by the Bay & the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2020 Race As One Live Show
While the race has pivoted to a unique format this year, local runners can still look forward to the Grand Finale Celebration experience. Held at the Flower Field Hall in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, the Grand Finale Celebration will give runners the opportunity to collect their race entitlements and commemorate their race achievements against photo backdrops of their choice.
Strict public health and safety protocols in accordance with the safe management guidelines by the authorities will be in place, and runners are encouraged to stay updated for the latest information from SCSM’s digital platforms.
In addition, there will be a special 90-minute live Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2020 Race As One Show on 5 December starting at 6 PM.
Runners can tune in via the SCSM Facebook page to catch celebrities and personalities race for a cause in the Rouvy AR Half Marathon Relay Challenge. This year, SCSM will be joining National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)’s Giving Week 2020 and raise funds for Community Chest, more details will be shared closer to date.
Through this initiative, the race organisers hoped that all participants, partners, and the community would come together and stand in solidarity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The show will also feature highlights and runner stories from the 15-weeks SCSM Virtual Racing Series of this year’s unique marathon.
Race Entitlement Bundle
Race Entitlement will be available for purchase here.
Runner singlets will be mailed out to local participants within 5 days of purchase to the address provided.
If participants purchase their race entitlement bundle after 5 PM on Tuesday, 24 November, they will not receive their singlets prior to the Grand Finale. However, the singlets can be collected or delivered with the remaining items. Remaining entitlements will be delivered from 7 December onwards. Delivery fee for local addresses is at S$5 and a flat rate of S$25 for selected overseas addresses.
Local participants may also collect in person at the SCSM 2020 Grand Finale Celebration experience on the 5th and 6th December at Gardens by the Bay, Flower Field Hall. Pre-registration is required.
Rouvy AR 10km & Half Marathon Route Map
The routes will remain on the Rouvy app after the marathon has concluded, and will be open for Rouvy users to run.
How to Register
- Create an SCSM Virtual Club account here.
- Choose from five Grand Finale race categories and register
- A confirmation email will be sent with instructions for the race, with the option to purchase Race Entitlement and book a time slot to attend the SCSM 2020 Grand Finale Celebration event for self-collection
- Rouvy AR 10KM / Half Marathon participants will get additional instructions in the confirmation email to download the Rouvy AR app and sign up for an account
- A separate Rouvy AR race instructions email will be sent with details on device setup, list of participating gyms in Singapore and option to book a slot to race at an ActiveSG Gym
Gear up for the Race with the SCSM Virtual Club
To help runners stay active, train, and gear up for the race, runners and the community have been able to participate in weekly challenges and races on the SCSM VC platform. Since its launch in August, the SCSM VC has received over 80,000 participation across the weekly virtual races and challenges.
Races under the Virtual Racing Series have been categorised according to four themes that celebrate running routes that are unique to Singapore. The four themes also mirror STB’s passion tribes, which include the Action Seekers, Culture Shapers, Explorers and Foodies.