New weekend schedule sees Kids Dash move to stand-alone event on Saturday
Organisers of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2015 today announced the schedule and registration fees for this year’s multidistance event, which will take place over the weekend of 5-6 December 2015.
Touted as Asia’s marquee running event, SCMS 2015 will initiate one of the most significant changes in the event’s history.
The Kids Dash – a fun run that will see up to 5,200 children aged 1 to 13 race over a 700m course – will move to a standalone event slated for the morning of Saturday 5 December, making the first Saturday and Sunday in December a weekend-long running fiesta for the family.
The change is designed to lend the Kids Dash its own unique identity and encourage even greater participation among junior runners, while preserving the Marathon’s status as an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, delivering a high quality distance running experience for all participants.
The remaining adult categories – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km run and Ekiden – will continue to take place on Sunday 6 December, once again, flagging off from Orchard Rd (Marathon), Sentosa (Half Marathon) and Esplanade (10km Run).
Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Thursday 9 July. A new pricing structure sees the introduction of different ticket prices for Residents and Non-Residents.
With Super Early Bird tickets now available to the general public, runners will be able to secure their place on the start line for the Marathon for S$70, the Half Marathon for S$65, 10km Run for S$55 and Kids Dash for $15.
Additionally all runners who competed in SCMS 2014 will receive a 10% discount on registration fees across all categories.
Standard Chartered Bank cardholders will receive 15% off the normal registration fee as well as guaranteed Super Early Bird prices two days before tickets go on sale to the public on 7 and 8 July.
Speaking about the price changes for SCMS 2015, Chris Robb, CEO of event organiser Spectrum Worldwide said, “The registration fees for SCMS 2015 have been agreed in conjunction with Sport Singapore and reflect the increased costs of staging a world class event of this kind. However as part of our commitment to keeping SCMS 2015 accessible to everyone, we have introduced preferential pricing for Singapore Residents as well as a number of discounted rates including the Super Early Bird ticket offer and the discount for 2014 runners.”
“The cost for the new-look Kids Dash remains unchanged, despite what will be a greatly enhanced carnival atmosphere on Saturday, while the price for entering SCMS 2015 remains extremely competitive for an IAAF Gold Label Road Running event. The SCMS 2015 presents very good value for money when compared to similar events around the world and I’m sure will once again be widely embraced by Singapore’s running community,” continued Robb.
The announcements follow SCMS 15’s launch of Singapore’s first ever Digital Queue which opened on 29 June, allowing participants to get ahead in the SCMS registration using the hashtags #SCMS2015 and #DIGITALQUEUE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
With five days still to go before the Digital Queue closes, the initiative has already attracted over 1,700 participants with numbers steadily rising each day.
The top 100 ranked participants in the digital queue on 8 July will get to register for their chosen SCMS category for free, and in a first for the race, the top 10 entries for the full marathon will join the elite runners at the front pen at the Start Line.
Aspiring runners can also join the SCMS launch event on 9 July at Plaza Singapura to clinch a commemorative Golden Bib. Exclusively available to the first 200 persons in line, the Golden Bib offers 50% discount off SCMS registration fee across all categories.
For more information and details on Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2015, see www.marathonsingapore.com.