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Southeast Asia’s marquee annual road race, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) returns for the 17th edition on 8 & 9 December 2018.
In preparation for the race, organisers have made provisions to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and smooth access for the general public living and working along the race route and in the vicinity to go about their daily lives.
Key Changes to Note
For the first time, races will take place over two days with the flag-off at the F1 Pit Building and the finish line at The Float @ Marina Bay. The route will also pass through Nicoll Highway, East Coast Park, the Marina and Downtown Core, the Central Business District, West Coast Highway and Sentosa Gateway.
On Saturday, 8 December, affected roads will be closed from 12:01am – 11.00am for the National Steps Challenge (NSC) 5km and 10km race. On Sunday, 9 December, affected roads will close from 12.01am - 2.00pm.
Facilitating a Smoother Traffic Flow
Race planning has been done in close consultation with relevant authorities, resulting in a route which provides a great experience for runners and minimises disruption for road users and those who live and work in the area. Routes to emergency/essential services such as hospitals shall remain accessible throughout the duration of the event.
To facilitate better traffic flow and access, organisers will progressively re-open roads once all participants have cleared each segment of the route. Traffic wardens will be deployed at all affected roads to help re-direct traffic and assist the public alternative routes to their destinations. Road closure information and re-directional signs will be put up along the roads from Monday, 26 November 2018.
Alternative Public Transport Arrangements
As train services will not be available during the early hours of the weekend, organisers have partnered with ShareTransport to provide shuttle bus services from 47 pick-up locations islandwide and take runners directly to the start point.
Members of the public are strongly advised to plan their journeys ahead of time, and are encouraged to use public transport during the affected times on 8 and 9 December 2018.
SCSM 2018 participants or members of the public with enquiries about the road closures may call the SCSM 2018 Road Closure hotline at 6701 1230. The hotline will be available from 9.00am to 6.00pm from 26 November to 7 December, and will be available 24 hours on 8 and 9 December. Members of the public may also wish to download Waze, a GPS navigation application, which will be updated to reflect road closures.
For the full list of affected roads, please visit: https://singaporemarathon.com/road-closure/
Information on road closures for SCSM 2018 can be found on all SCSM social pages and www.singaporemarathon.com. Participants can also visit OneMotoring.com for further advice on commuting during the marathon weekend.