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Ekiden captains briefing

  1. 1. Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2011 EKIDEN 42.195kmwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 1
  2. 2. SCMS 2011 Ekiden Captains Briefing Overview • Background Information • General Competition Matters • Race Day Proceedings • During - Race • Post - Racewww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Ekiden Background Ekiden – Japanese Relay Run • Eki – “Location” & Den – “Deliver” Originated from classic courier service to deliver the important documents • Consist of 4 runners passing the sash between each runner at exchange pointwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. SCMS 2011 - Ekiden 42.195km Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Ekiden Relay • Team of 6 runners • Total of 130 Teams • Each member will run a leg of the marathon route but not necessarily of equal distance • The team with the fastest total finish time wins the Ekidenwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 4
  5. 5. GENERAL COMPETITION MATTERSwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 5
  6. 6. Ekiden Points St. Orchard Marina Gardens Andrews Rd) ECP CP ECP CP ECP by the Rd Floating Area C (Start) B1 F2 bay (Finish) Platform 6.8KM 6.2KM 6.8KM 6.7KM 6.1KM 9.595KM Start Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6 Finishwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 6
  7. 7. General Competition Matters Runners Identification • Bib Markings Relay Sequences (“1” for 1st runner, “2” for 2nd runner etc) Team ID: Divisions: (“001” – Team 1, “E” - Ekiden “002” – Team 2 etc)www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 7
  8. 8. General Competition MattersRunners Identification• Team Sash – Represents a Relay Run Baton to be pass on to the next runner. Picture: Sample of runners holding the Team Sashwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 8
  9. 9. General Competition Matters Others • Change in Order of Relay will not be allowed once finalised (30th October) • No substituting of runners • To qualify for Official Placings, Ekiden runners will not be allowed to run for more than one leg of the relay. Eg. Absentees on Race Day • However Disqualified (DQ) teams will still be allowed to run Non - Finishers • There is a 8-hour diversion/cut off of the marathon which is applicable to Ekiden runners. Runner’s caught in 8-hr diversion will be deemed to have DNF (non- finishers) hence DQ (disqualified). • Succeeding runners that failed to “connect” with preceding teammates (due to diversions, dropouts etc.) will be allowed to continue the run but will still be deemed as DNF.www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 9
  10. 10. General Competition Matters Flag off • Same flag off with full marathon (Orchard Road Start Point) • 1st runner will be penned with the Sub 4 category Race Timing Chip • B- Tag (Attached to the Bib) – 1 x B-Tag per runner – Timing mats are place at the exit of each Ekiden Point to capture the start of each legwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 10
  11. 11. General Competition Matters Official Timing Pre-requisites • Last runner must cross the finish line with Sash and B-Tag intact. • Sash will be removed at any point of disqualification. E.g. station shutdown, upon/after road diversion and/or any technical infringement. Changeover Point Shut Down • Ekiden changeover points will be shut down 15min from the passing of the last runner (main race) OR arrival of rear sweeper vehicle. • Or when route diversion and/or road re-opening is in effect. • The diverted runner of any changeover point will be allowed to continue ahead of the sweeper vehicle but will be deemed to be out of the racewww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 11
  12. 12. RACE DAY PROCEEDINGSwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 12
  13. 13. Race Day Proceedings Overview Baggage Deposit Reporting Location 1st Runner 1st Runner Deposit Bag @ Anguila Form up at Orchard Car Park Road Start Point 2nd Runner Proceed to Floating Platform to Standby EVENT 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Via Walking 6th Runner DAY 3rd 4th 5th 6th Runner EKIDEN Deposit Bag @ War Proceed to Memorial various Park Location Via Shuttle Servicewww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 13
  14. 14. Race Day Proceedings 1st Runners (Orchard) • Same flag off with full marathon (5.00am). • Penned with Sub 4 category • Late comers will start with general pen.www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 14
  15. 15. Race Day Proceedings Succeeding Runners (War Memorial) • Runners of point 2 will report to Marina Bay Floating platform. • Runners of point 3, 4, 5, & 6 have a choice to report direct to their Ekiden points or use shuttle service to their respective stations. • Shuttle services TO points will operate from 3 am to 4.30am at War Memoral Park. • Runners will have to “register” themselves with the Ekiden Point IC on arrival at their respective connecting points.www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 15
  16. 16. Race Day Proceedings Baggage Deposit Facility • All Runners are advised to avoid having baggage • 1st runners will be able to check in their bags at the Full Marathon baggage facility at Anguila Car Park – from 3.00am to 4.30am. • Succeeding runners will be able to deposit their bags at War Memorial Full Marathon Baggage Facility • Runners who make their own way to Ekiden points will be responsible for their own baggage.www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 16
  17. 17. War Memorial Park (Baggage Facility)Ekiden Point 2: Floating Platform Ekiden Point 2www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 17
  18. 18. Pre-Race Shuttle Service Ekiden Ekiden Shuttle Ekiden Drop off Vehicle Time Point Service Point Point Type (Pickup Point) 3 Meyer Road 4 ECP carpark F3 45 Seater War Memorial 3.00am - 4.30am bus 5 Baggage Point ECP carpark C2 (single journey only) 6 Rhu Cross • 3 x 45 seater bus for each line • First bus of each point will depart from 3.00am upon full capacity. • Last bus will depart at 4.30 sharp. • Ekiden Points IC will be on site to direct participants to respective coacheswww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 18
  19. 19. Pre-Race Shuttle Service War Memorial Boarding Pointwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 19
  20. 20. Ekiden Point 3: ECP Carpark B1 Drop off Point Ekiden Point 3www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 20
  21. 21. Ekiden Point 4: ECP Carpark F2 Drop Off Point Ekiden Point 4www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 21
  22. 22. Ekiden Point 5: Near ECP Carpark C2 Drop off Point Ekiden Point 5www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 22
  23. 23. Ekiden Point 6: Gardens By the Bay Drop off Point 6 Ekiden Point 6www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 23
  24. 24. DURING-RACEwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 24
  25. 25. Ekiden Point – Signage Plan Signage • Signages will be placed to direct Ekiden runners to changeover zones Types: - Advance warning signs - 200m and 100m - Directional Signs - “Split” to Ekiden Point. Samples:www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 26
  26. 26. Ekiden Point – Changeover Process • Preceding Ekiden runners will be channeled into the Transition zone 1 • Succeeding Runners will stand-by in their pre-allocated pen in the Waiting 2 Zone • When the succeeding runner spots his teammate approaching, he will then 3 be allowed to move into the changeover zone to prepare for the transition • The preceding runner will hand over the team sash to the succeeding 4 runner within the changeover zone • Once the transition is completed, the preceding runner can collect his drinks 5 at the refreshment zone • The preceding runner may then proceed to the shuttle service pick up point 6 for return to Padang.www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 26
  27. 27. Ekiden Point – Changeover Flow Waiting Zone Succeeding runners holding till their preceding teammates is spotted (30 pax ) x (5 lanes) Refreshment Zone 30PAX 30PAX 30PAX 30PAX 30PAX Changeover Zone Demarcation Line (30m – 50m wide) Changeover must be done before this line, Transition Zone within the changeover zone Preceding runners Marathon runners Succeeding runnerswww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 27
  28. 28. Ekiden Point – Changeover Process Waiting Zone Changeover Zone Transition Zonewww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 28
  29. 29. POST-RACEwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 29
  30. 30. Post-Race Proceedings Post Race • Finishers will be served drinks at Ekiden Points. • Shuttle Service frequency is approximately 45 minutes. • A looping shuttle service from 6.15am to 12.00pm will ply designated pickup points near the race route to ferry finishers back to the Padang. Ekiden Point Pick Up Ekiden Bus Time Time Point Shuttle Starts End (to Padang) Services Point (Drop- off Point) 3 Meyer Road 6.15am 12.00pm ECP carpark Stamford 6.45am 12.00pm 4 F3 Road 3 X 19 ECP carpark (Capitol Seater Per 7.00am 12.00pm 5 C2 Building Bus Location stop) 7.15am 12.00pm 6 Rhu Crosswww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved.
  31. 31. Post-Event Shuttle Service Drop-off Point Athletes Welfare Area Ekiden Shuttle Service Point (Stamford Rd)www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 31
  32. 32. Other Post Race Considerations • Issuance/collection of Finisher Tees & Medals – Separate collection area at Padang – Bulk collection (team – collection by 6th runner of the team only) – Verification by the Bib of 6th Runner • Winners Acknowledgments – 5 teams will be spotted – 3 winning teams • Results Verification – Prize presentation will wait for no one • Competition Related - appeals and protest – Technical officials to be present at changeover points – To be managed by Technical Officialwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 32
  33. 33. www.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved. 33
  34. 34. Point of Contact Stanli Yong - yong_khai_min@ssc.gov.sg Marcus Soh - marcus_soh@ssc.gov.sgwww.ssc.gov.sg All Rights Reserved.