StanChart Marathon 2016: Plenty of surprises await the Kids Dash participants

This year, Christmas comes early for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore’s (SCMS) Kids Dash participants.

Kids will be dressed in elf-inspired SCMS tees and reindeer antlers

Taking place for the first time along Orchard Road, the event is expecting about 5,000 young runners to be dressed in elf-inspired green SCMS tees and reindeer antlers – and will race each other, with the backdrop of the sparkling Christmas lights – from Ngee Ann City to the finish line at Orchard Road.


The Kids Dash takes place at 6pm on Saturday 3rd December. The adult races take place a day later on Sunday 4 December, allowing parents to accompany their children in the Kids Dash.

Said Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of Ironman Asia, the organisers of the SCMS, “We hope that the Christmas themed Kids Dash will be a huge hit amongst parents and children and provide a fun-filled run for everyone. The unique race outfits, atmosphere and carnival coming together will make this the most memorable Dash ever.”

Orchard Road to be closed and transformed into a Christmas carnival

Orchard Road (which will be closed for the SCMS event) and Ngee Ann Civic Plaza will be transformed into a Christmas carnival packed with family friendly activities like face painting, hoop the snowman, festive performances by juggling elves and meet & greet sessions with the iconic Santa Claus himself.


Said Steven Goh, Executive Director of Orchard Road Business Association, “We are pleased to be able to facilitate a full road closure on 3 December for the Kids Dash this year and give the children an opportunity to race down an iconic street like Orchard Road.”

He added “The lights, decorations and costumes will, no doubt, add to the festive cheer and we look forward to the children enjoying themselves.”

30 lucky kids can pick up soccer skills from Liverpool Academy coaches

In addition, 30 lucky Kids Dash participants (aged between 6 to 13 years old) will be able to pick up soccer skills on Sunday 6 November from Liverpool FC Academy coaches from Melwood.

Interested participants can apply here.

Registration is still open


Registration for the Kids Dash is available at $25.

The prices for the adult categories (10km Race, 21.1km Half Marathon and 42.195km Marathon) have remained the same as last year.

Interested runners for all categories can register here. 

Standard Chartered cardholders enjoy 15 per cent off registration fees across all categories.

All photos are courtesy of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.

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