OSIM Sundown Marathon 2016: Soh Rui Yong to Inspire Runners

Last year’s South East Asia Games Marathon Champion, Soh Rui Yong, will be taking on the role of Ambassador in the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2016.

Said national marathoner Soh, 24, “OSIM Sundown is the largest Night Marathon in Asia, and being a part of something this significant, is a huge privilege. I believe that the pursuit of my Olympic quest and contributing to the local running community goes hand in hand. As the Singapore running community grows stronger, so will the talent pool and eventually, our top athletes.”

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong will be the OSIM Sundown Marathon ambassador. [Photo by Sundown Marathon]

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong will be the OSIM Sundown Marathon ambassador.
[Photo by Sundown Marathon]

Soh believes in giving back to the community

Soh, who believes strongly in giving back to the local running community, is currently training to become the first Singaporean male to qualify for the Olympic Games marathon, which takes place later this year in Rio De Janerio, Brazil.

He explained, “Through my quest to become a better athlete, I wish to not only run faster, but to encourage and inspire others in the community to pick up the sport and redefine what’s possible for themselves. Through an active lifestyle, we can all be happier, healthier, more productive individuals in other aspects of life.”

The race organisers are also pleased to have Soh on board for the race this year. Said Adrian Mok, Managing Director of HiVelocity Events, the owner and organiser of Sundown Marathon, “We are very excited to have a SEA Games gold medallist front the run this year. Rui Yong is a great example of someone who exudes the passion and commitment to chase one’s dreams against all odds.”

Continued Mok, “His driving spirit is something that all OSIM Sundown runners possess, which is why having a partner and ambassador who shares the same vision of inspiring well-being, and reaching out to a large community through running, is something that we are all excited about.”

OSIM Sundown Marathon takes place on 28 May

OSIM Sundown Marathon, now into its 9th edition, will begin from the F1 Pit Building on 28 May this year.

Participants can, once again, look forward to a variety of categories to choose from. These are the 5km Fun Run, the 10km Race, the 21.1km Half Marathon and the 42.195km Full Marathon – to cater to runners of all abilities.

New theme for the 2016 edition – Limitless

The 2016 edition of Sundown Marathon will be themed 'Limitless.' [Photo by Sundown Marathon].

The 2016 edition of Sundown Marathon will be themed ‘Limitless.’
[Photo by Sundown Marathon].

A new theme – Limitless – will also be introduced for the 2016 edition. This encourages runners to push their limits to achieve what their mind has conceived from the beginning, regardless of whether it is to challenge themselves with a maiden 5km run, or to achieve a faster and further run.

Said Mok, “We had witnessed favourable participation in the 5km Fun Run category last year to encourage beginners to challenge themselves and attempt a shorter distance as a start. This year, we are pleased to continue with this race category to inspire more beginners to participate. We look forward to working with OSIM to create another unforgettable race experience in 2016.”

Register for Sundown Marathon

You can register for Sundown Marathon at www.sundownmarathon.com.

Early Bird Registration for Sundown Marathon may have closed on 31 January, but you can still get these rates with PrisChew.com’s Early Bird Promo Code below.

This Code will be valid right up to the last day of registration for the Sundown Marathon.

Simply key in the following code when you register.


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

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