Seven months before the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) is scheduled to flag off at the beginning of December, more than 20,000 runners have already signed up for Singapore’s premiere marathon running event.
More than doubled of last year’s promotional phase
The number signed up is already more than double the registration numbers for the end of the same promotional phase last year, and close to half of the 46,000 runners who took part in the 2016 race.
The runners had taken advantage of the Super Early Bird rates, which ended on 7 May. Interested runners who are still sitting on the fence though, can register at Early Bird Rates till 30 June, with S$15 discounts off their registration fees.
Increased sign-ups are a positive response, says Ironman
Race organisers Ironman Asia believe that the increased numbers are a positive response following their lifting of the Super Early Bird and Early Bird cap this year and their application for the World Marathon Major status.
Said Geoff Meyer, Managing Director, Ironman Asia, “The SCSM is the premier running event in Singapore and earlier this year, we set a target to become a World Marathon Major event. We said that we need the communities in Singapore to support us in this quest and we are thankful for the strong support in the first registration phase.”
He added “We are constantly looking to improve and beyond bringing back waved starts for both the Half and the Full Marathon categories, we will also look at other enhancements, with the aim of giving runners the best possible marathon experience.”
At SCSM 2017, runners will be allotted a start pen based on their finishing time and runners will be flagged off in waves. The first wave for the Half and the Full Marathon starts at 4.30am.
Here is the full flag off schedule:
Chartered bus services
Chartered bus service tickets are available with race registration online till 15 November and will cost $6 per ticket. The chartered bus will start at 2am with 39 pick-up points around Singapore to take runners straight to the starting line.
Here is the full list of pick-up locations for the chartered buses:
- Boon Lay
- Chinese Garden
- Jurong East
- Buona Vista
- Bt Merah
- Pasir Panjang
- Bt Batok
- Choa Chu Kang
- Bt Panjang
- Bt Timah
- Holland Village
- Yio Chu Kang
- Ang Mo Kio
- Toa Payoh
- Pasir Ris
- Upp East Coast
Registration is open
Registration for the SCSM 2017 is currently open at www.singaporemarathon.com and early bird registration ends 30 June. Standard Chartered cardholders receive 15 per cent registration fees across all categories.