Standard Chartered Marathon registration opens 4 July
20 June, 2013
Registration for the 2013 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore opens from Thursday, 4 July 2013 (photo by SSC).
Recently awarded the Best Sports Event (Local)
at the Singapore Sports Awards 2013, SCMS 2013 has made provision for 62,000 runners. The most popular local marathon will be increasing its participation quota for The Half Marathon category, rising from from 10,000 to 12,000 with no changes to the Full Marathon, 10km and Kids Dash categories, to ensure the race experience is not compromised.
The first 300 registrants at The Event Square on 4 July will be given a special SEIKO timer alarm clock, while the next 500 registrants will receive a limited edition gym bag. Lucky draws will also be conducted, with 15 SEIKO watches worth S$494 each to be won. Registrants at The Event Square will also receive S$5 discount for all categories, except Ekiden.
Runners will also be able to register online from 6pm on that same day via Standard Chartered Marathon’s official website.
SCMS 2013 will see a nominal increase in registration prices due to rising operational costs. Despite having three start points since 2010, and being the only IAAF Gold Label race in Southeast Asia, SCMS has managed to maintain the same fees since 2008 till this year.
“We have deliberately carefully the need to provide a good and safe race experience for all runners and supporters, and keeping the price affordable. The operational cost of staging a high-quality sporting event of this magnitude has risen significantly over the years,” said Mr Toh Boon Yi, Chief of Strategic Development and Marketing Group, Singapore Sports Council.
Race Categories and Prices
There is a S$10 increase for Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, and S$5 increase for Kids Dash.
||Maximum Participation Quota
Direct Mailer Rates
(4 July-12 July)
Early Bird Rates
(4 July - 26 July)
(27 July - 30 Sept)
Ekiden - 42.195km
*Participants will be able to receive a 15% discount for payment made using Singapore issued Standard Chartered Bank credit cards.
This year, SCMS has also pledged its support for SportCares, a new philanthropic organisation set up in 2012 to activate sport as a force for social good. As part of its efforts to raise funds for SportCares activities for underprivileged children and youth at risk, S$2 from every SCMS 2013 registration will go towards supporting SportCares.
“We are hoping to raise S$100,000 for SportCares which seeks to seed hopes and change lives for the better through sports,” added Mr Toh.