Organiser, Adrian Mok, shares what to expect @ the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2016

This year, runners at Sundown Marathon 2016 can look forward to a well-organised race – according to Adrian Mok, Managing Director of HiVelocity Events – the organiser of the Sundown Marathon.

Improving the fundamentals of the event

Said Mok, 41, “This year, we are not ‘introducing’ any big changes to the event – because we will be focusing on improving the fundamentals of what has worked well for us in previous years – be it the run route, baggage area, transportation, race timing, etc.”

Sundown Marathon runners this year, can look forward to a well-organised race. [Photo courtesy of Sundown Marathon]

Sundown Marathon runners this year, can look forward to a well-organised race.
[Photo courtesy of Sundown Marathon]

As such, there will also be no launch event for Sundown Marathon this time around. Explained Mok, “Last year we did it to welcome OSIM as our title sponsor. This year, we will focus on increasing some touchpoint for our Sundown With Love initiatives – as such, you will find more smaller fringe activities that we are adding, to engage the runners.”

Runners can expect a bustling race village

But 2016 runners can look forward to a bustling race village though, with a hive of activities awaiting them.

Said Mok, “And at the race village, we are making plans to introduce new ‘activities’ at what we would call the SUNDOWN ZONE this year. At this point, some of these tie-ups have yet to be firmed up with the various partners though. So runners can look forward to a bustling race village – with more activities, music, performances and so on.”

So Mok advises runners to arrive early at the race village – to soak up the party atmosphere – and also tuck into the improved food & beverage offerings on-site. He said, “I would strongly encourage runners to arrive early and enjoy the bustling atmosphere we will have at the race site – and feast on the improved food & beverage choices at this year’s race village.”

Runner entitlements will have minor improvements

Runner entitlements though, for 2016, will remain pretty much the same, but with minor improvements.

Said Mok, “The items remain the same this year, although we had started to let runners vote for their medal design. We will also introduce some new elements whereby runners may be able to add a custom print to their race tee design. We always pride ourselves on focusing on good design of our race entitlements.”

New Theme was created to encourage runners to push their limits

As well, the new theme for Sundown Marathon 2016 – LIMITLESS – had also been announced recently. But why LIMITLESS?

The new theme, LIMITLESS, was created to inspire runners to push their limits. Photo Credit: OSIM Sundown Marathon 2015

The new theme, LIMITLESS, was created to inspire runners to push their limits.
Photo Credit: OSIM Sundown Marathon 2015

Explained Mok “The theme was chosen, because we were seeking to find that definition of why we do what we love. Sundown was created to push the limits and we want the runners to experience and share why the Sundown event is unique and memorable for them.”

He added, “And we seek runners to share with us, stories on their courage to attempt their first run or the first marathon, their motivation to train for it and the energy that they can bring to the people around them.”

Attempt some long-distance runs through the night

So then, what tips does Mok have, for the Sundown Marathon 2016 runners to push their limits – and conquer the sleep bug when they are running?

He explained, “The phrase, ‘there is a will, there is a way’ very much was the ethos when I trained for my Ultra Marathons and did many training runs throughout the night. Thus, I would encourage runners to attempt some long-distance runs into the wee hours of the night, especially if you are targeting the full marathon.”

Mok advises Full Marathon runners to do some long training runs in the wee hours of the morning - to train for Sundown Marathon.

Mok advises Full Marathon runners to do some long training runs in the wee hours of the morning – to train for Sundown Marathon.

Register for Sundown Marathon at Early Bird Rates

Registration for Sundown Marathon closes on 30 April 2016.

Though the Early Bird promotion has ended, you can still register at Early Bird rates with prischew.com’s Special Promo Code below – till the end of the registration period.

Simply key in the following code when you register.

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Good luck to your run and see you on race day!

For more information and to register for the race, go to the Sundown Marathon website at http://www.sundownmarathon.com

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