The Straits Times Run turns five in 2017. And to mark the milestone this year, we’re teaming up with the biggest run in town – The Standard Chartered Marathon – to offer runners exclusive privileges.
The tie-up was conceived with you, the runners, in mind. With so many running events out there, how does one pick and choose which runs to go for each year?
Well, here’s where we hope we can help make your decision a little easier.
We’ve come up with an eight-month training programme to help you tackle not only the 18.45km category at the ST Run in the City in July, but also either the half or full marathon at the SCMS in December. Mok Ying Ren, the 2013 SEA Games marathon champion, will be heading the programme, which will also include tips and clinics from other running and medical experts. He will help helm a weekly training programme in The Straits Times.
In addition, an incentive will also be given to this year’s ST Run participants who sign up for either the half or full marathon at December’s SCMS.
The ST Run has come a long way since our humble beginnings in 2013 when we were the first to bring a run to the scenic Punggol Waterway. In 2014, we were the first run to finish under the iconic dome of the new National Stadium. Last year, we brought a touch of Formula One to the run by partnering the Singapore Grand Prix. Participants got to finish with the famed chequered flag waving them on while the post-race carnival featured many F1-related activities.
The ST Run has always tried to add new and fresh elements to each year’s event, to give our participants something different to look forward to each year. This year will be no different.
The partnership with the SCMS promises an exciting running journey for the next eight months. And with a Padang finish, runners can expect to be greeted by a grand post-race carnival, featuring games, food and beverages and entertainment. Bring the family and enjoy a Sunday morning out.
It has been a wonderful journey turning five. But it would not have been possible without the support of you, our runners, and our kind presenting sponsor Panasonic, who have been with us from our very first race. A big thank you to all.
Good luck with the training and I hope to see you all bright and early on July 16 – and again in December for the SCMS!
ST Run in the City 2017 Organising Committee Chairman