This year, more than 20,000 runners will be participating in the 10km category of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) – and competing alongside Haile Gebrselassie, regarded as one of the greatest ever long distance runners. He is also a two-time Olympic Gold Medallist.
Unfortunately though, for those who may still be sitting on the fence about whether to participate in SCMS or not, the final few slots for the 10km event have been snapped up earlier this week.
Runners can still take part in the Full Marathon and Half Marathon categories
But runners can still register for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon categories at the SCMS. A further 750 new slots have been opened up for the Half Marathon last week, due to popular demand for this category.
Gebrselassie will also flag off the Full Marathon
Besides taking part in the 10KM race, Gebrselassie, who is participating in his first-ever race in Singapore, will also be flagging off the Full Marathon at Orchard Road – together with Mr Lawrence Wong, Minster For Culture, Community and Youth.
Smoother run for SCMS participants
Runners can expect a smoother and more enjoyable run this year – following an earlier announcement outlining road revisions made to reduce congestion.
For example, the Full Marathon and 10KM routes will only merge at the last 3KM and the three race categories will come together at the final 500 metres.
$20 Late Fee
As there is less than a month left to go before the SCMS takes place on 7 December, those who register for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon categories now, will be required to pay an additional $20 late fee, and will not get a personalised race bib.
For more registration details, refer to the official SCMS website at www.marathonsingapore.com.