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Standard Chartered Marathon 2013 Event Handbook


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Event Handbook for Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 (updated 15 Nov, 2013)

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Standard Chartered Marathon 2013 Event Handbook

  1. 1. Pg 1 Brave the Pain. Celebrate After. 37 Baggage Handling 43 Cheer Your Runners 56 Race Day Tips Important reminders for all runners! What to Say!
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  3. 3. Pg 01 contents Words Before the Race About Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 Event Information Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012 Winners Prize Money Run For Good Fact Sheet Runner Statistics Pacers - Your Inspiration Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC) Bib Colour: Race Category Getting to the Race Road Closure Race Day Essentials Race Day Tips Runners’ Check List Ekiden Race Race Day Programme Baggage Handling Service Baggage Collection Overview of the Padang Course Map Kids Dash Runners’ Estimated Timeline Start Line Overview Race Day Entertainment Cheer Your Runners Post-Race Reminders your guide to race day 03 11 12 13 14 17 19 21 22 26 28 29 31 36 37 39 41 42 43 46 47 48 51 52 53 55 56 59
  4. 4. Pg 02 THANKS TO ALL OUR DEAR SPONSORS & PARTNERS! Title Sponsor Event Organiser Event Owner Official Sponsors Official Partners Sanctioned by Supported Cause Partners In Sports Official Venue Sponsors
  5. 5. Pg 03 FOREWORD Dear runners, On 1 December 2013, you will be among more than 54,000 runners in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2013. I wish you all the best for a run that will challenge both your mental and physical limits. Since its inception, the SCMS has grown tremendously. This marquee sporting event is now one of Asia’s top road races and it firmly holds its place on our nation’s sporting calendar. The consistent number of runners for the event is testament to its success. It is encouraging to see such a huge number of runners lining up once again this year. We call the SCMS the ‘People’s Race’ and it is certainly that. The event shows that sport truly is a powerful platform to break down any perceived barriers. It is also encouraging to see a healthy sporting culture across all ages, from young participants in the Kids Dash right to senior runners taking part in the marathon. Beyond local shores, the SCMS also attracts its fair share of international participants. The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) accorded the SCMS Gold Label status in 2011 and 2012. We are proud to rank alongside other famous marathon cities such as Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Tokyo and London. This is a reflection of the commitment and dedication of all involved in making the event possible, from the sponsors, the thousands of volunteers to the staff of the Singapore Sports Council. Sport plays a vital role in shaping the value and character of our people and our society. The SCMS is an event that perfectly demonstrates this special quality of sport and I look forward to witnessing it grow even further in years to come. Have a great run! Acting Minister, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
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  7. 7. Pg 05 FOREWORD Welcome to the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013.   Since 2002, Standard Chartered Bank has played a part in nurturing Singapore’s passion for running. In partnership with the Singapore Sports Council, we have helped to build the Marathon into a world class event. The Marathon has attained the Gold Label certification by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) for the past two years and it was also awarded the Best Local Sports Event at the recent Singapore Sports Awards 2013. This year, we are also pleased to welcome on board Spectrum Worldwide as the event organiser and together, we aim to deliver a quality race to the runners, supporters, volunteers, corporates and the community.   The courage, determination and passion of the runners resonate strongly with what we stand for as an organisation. It is very much part of our brand promise to be Here for good in the communities we operate. Each year, we are very encouraged by runners who leverage on the Marathon to raise funds for various charities, and our Standard Chartered Bank staff runners have also been actively running for good. This year, they have supported a variety of causes including the Bank’s Seeing is Believing initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness, sports for the visually impaired and underprivileged youth, and HIV awareness.   Whatever cause you may be running for, or if you are simply running for fitness and fun, event day marks the culmination of months of training for many, and a full year of preparation for the organisers, volunteers and all who have contributed to ensure a safe and enjoyable running experience. I would like to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to make the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore such a great success.   See you at the start line on 1 December. Chief Executive Officer, Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank
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  9. 9. Pg 07 FOREWORD The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is delighted to welcome you to the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2013. At SSC we understand the dedication, commitment and hours of preparation required to get ready for your respective race categories. Whether you’re lining up in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Ekiden, 10km or Kids Dash (750m) category, I applaud you for joining Singapore’s marquee running event and I wish you all the best. While you have been preparing diligently for your race, we have also been working hard to enhance the SCMS race so that you continue to have a safe and memorable race experience. With three different start points located across the island, the various running routes will take runners along some breath-taking backdrops before ending the journey at the Padang. I am proud to once again see such strong registration numbers this year. The Ekiden race category sold out on the opening day of registration while a huge number of runners have graduated from running the Half Marathon in 2012 to testing themselves with the full 42.195km distance in 2013. It is also inspiring to see so many older runners register for the Marathon, proving once again that age is certainly no barrier. We have many runners aged over 70, and a number over 80, who will be running 42.195km and I congratulate them on their determination and passion. The Half Marathon and 10km categories also reached maximum capacity prior to the close of registration, while the Kids Dash (750m) continues to appeal to our young runners and their parents. A lot goes into planning and delivering a successful SCMS. Spectrum Worldwide was granted full responsibility of organising the event this year, and we are confident that they will build and expand on the successes of previous editions to provide you with the best race experience possible. I would like to thank Spectrum Worldwide for the good work and for engaging the thousands of volunteers who will be dedicating hours of their own personal time to contribute to a great run on 1 December. I would also like to express my gratitude to our fellow Government agencies for their support. Finally, to all of you who will be racing on 1 December, I look forward to seeing you at the start line. Let us all live better through sports! Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Sports Council
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  11. 11. Pg 09 FOREWORD Dear runners, Firstly, congratulations on being part of Singapore’s marquee running event and one of the world’s largest Marathons. As the official event organiser, our key driving factor during the entire planning process is to deliver the best experience possible for all participants on Sunday, 1 December. I’m sure you are all excited the event is finally here after your months of dedicated training and preparation. We are equally as thrilled to now see all the months of event planning come to fruition for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013. On behalf of Spectrum Worldwide I would like to thank the Singapore Sports Council and Standard Chartered Bank for their ongoing support in the build-up to this event. We have also worked closely alongside various Government agencies, authorities and key stakeholders to facilitate the entire operations including route and venue management. A running event of this magnitude, staged on closed public roads across Singapore, would not be possible without their assistance. A special mention must also be made to thank the thousands of volunteers who give up their own time to provide valuable assistance during the event. Volunteers are integral to the continued success of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore so if you have the opportunity to personally thank them on race day, please do so. Once again, congratulations on being part of this outstanding event and I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, 1 December. It is you, the participant, who is the heart and soul of this event. Keep up the marathon spirit! Managing Director, Spectrum Worldwide (SWW)
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  13. 13. Pg 11 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) is the nation’s marquee running event and one of the real highlights of the local sporting calendar. It is owned by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and organised by Spectrum Worldwide (SWW). The SCMS was awarded the Gold Label certification by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) following the 2011 and 2012 editions, placing it alongside other world-class marathons such as the Berlin, London and New York City marathons. This year, Orchard Road, Sentosa and Esplanade Drive will see the flag offs for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10km races respectively. The various running routes will take participants across the island and pass some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks such as Gardens by the Bay, East Coast Park, the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands before leading to the finish line at the Padang. The Kids Dash category will offer our young runners a taste of the main event as they race 750m in the highly popular category. Another unique category, the Ekiden, will see teams of six working together to race the Marathon in a competitive relay format. As well as devoting time to train for the big event, a large number of SCMS participants have also dedicated their run to a special cause this year by raising funds for local charities on GIVE Asia, the event’s official fundraising platform. Every runner will have their own personal motivation driving them towards the finish line on Sunday, 1 December. What’s yours? RUN FOR A REASON “Running is a test for our endurance & mental concentration is part of our life.” Simon Liew
  14. 14. Pg 12 Event Information Date : Sunday, 1 December 2013 Start Points : Orchard Road (Marathon & Ekiden) Sentosa Gateway (Half Marathon) Esplanade Drive (10km Race & Kids Dash) End Point : St Andrew’s Road, The Padang Website : Enquiries : +65 6643 9191 (Operating Hours: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm, Monday to Friday) Individual Categories Flag-off Time Individual Categories Flag-off Time Marathon 42.195km 05:00am Kids Dash* – 750m Half Marathon 21.1km 06:30am Between 10 – 13 years 09:15am 10km Wheelchair Race 07:10am Between 7 – 9 years 09:30am 10km Race 07:15am Between 4 – 6 years** 09:45am 3 years and below** 10:00am *The Kids Dash is non-competitive, therefore, no timing device will be issued and no official timing will be recorded or provided. ** It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child six years and below during the Kids Dash for safety purposes, failing which, the Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to the participant. Team Category Ekiden 42.195km Flag-off Time 05:00am Note: The first participant of the team will begin the relay at the same start point and time as Marathon participants. Each team must consist of six participants. Corporate Categories Team Composition Corporate Distance Challenge Any number of runners from any race category (Team members must be from the same private corporation or company, regardless of gender) Non-Profit Organisation Distance Challenge Any number of runners from any race category (Team members must be from the same educational institution/embassy /Singapore statutory board/ministry, regardless of gender) Note: For Distance Challenges - Companies/Organisations will compete based on the total distance completed by their staff/ members regardless of their race category or finishing time. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel the SCMS 2013 at any time without prior notice to the Participant, in which case they will make a reasonable effort to inform the Participant prior to the day/date of the event. If the SCMS 2013 has to be cancelled, there shall be no refund of fees paid and the Organiser shall not be liable for any other loss or inconvenience caused.
  15. 15. Pg 13 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012 Winners Marathon 42.195km Top 3 Winners No. Men’s Open Time 1. Kiproo Lilan Kennedy 2:17:20:27 2. Luke Kibet                 2:17:25:25 3. Barmao Samson Kiprono     2:17:30:52 No. Women’s Open Time 1. Irene Jerotich Kosgei                      2:37:53:51 2. Flomena Cheyech Daniel               2:37:56:51 3. Alina Prokopeva         2:38:33:70 Men Singapore Time 1. Liew Wei Yen Ashley 2:45:06:26 2. Ang Chee Yong                 2:54:16:81 3. Mok Ying Ren   2:54:57:54 Women Singapore Time 1. Qi Hui  3:17:06:51 2. Neo Jie Shi                3:28:55:01 3. Tan Si Qi, Angie   3:31:59:00 No. No. *The winners’ finishing time is based on Gun-Time.
  16. 16. Pg 14 Prize Money Marathon 42.195km (Open Category) Positions 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Men (US$) 50,000 20,000 10,000 7,500 6,500 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,250 Women (US$) 50,000 20,000 10,000 7,500 6,500 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,250 Time Bonus for Marathon 42.195km (Open Catergory) Timing (HRS) Men (US$) Women (US$) <2:11 10,000 N.A <2:12 5,000 x 2 N.A <2:27 N.A 10,000 <2:29 Note: • In order to receive the time bonus, the men’s 1st placed runner will have to achieve a timing of sub 2:11 to receive US$10,000; the men’s 2nd and 3rd placed runners with timings of sub 2:12 will receive US$5,000 each. • The women’s time bonus operates on the same principle above however different timings apply. • Time bonus is not accumulative. • Only applicable to Marathon (Open). Marathon 42.195km (Singapore Category) Positions 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Men (S$) 10,000 5,000 3,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 850 700 500 250 Women (S$) 10,000 5,000 3,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 850 700 500 250 Marathon 42.195km (Masters Category) Positions 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Men (S$) 5,000 3,000 1,500 1,250 1,000 850 700 500 300 150 Women (S$) 5,000 3,000 1,500 1,250 1,000 850 700 500 300 150 Note: Prize monies fo Marathon categories are NOT accumulative. Participants who finish within the Top 10 for both Open and Singapore Category will only receive prize money from one race category, whichever is of the higher value.
  17. 17. Pg 15 Prize Money Half Marathon 21.1km (Open Category) Positions 1st 2nd 3rd Men (S$) 5,000 3,500 2,000 Women (S$) 5,000 3,500 2,000 10km Race (Open & Wheelchair Categories) Positions 1st 2nd 3rd Men (S$) 2,000 1,500 1,000 Women (S$) 2,000 1,500 1,000 Wheelchair (S$) 2,000 1,500 1,000 Ekiden Race 42.195km (Open Category) Positions Team (S$) 1st 2,500 2nd 3rd 1,750 1,250 *All winners are required to produce proof of identification (e.g. NRIC / Passport etc.) for verification after the race. RUN FOR A REASON “It’s something you make yourself proud of in your lifetime. My determination and endurance will push me to the limit. Paul Wong Peng Kai
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  19. 19. Pg 17 Run For Good RUNNING FOR NOVA Teresa is the supervisor of the NOVA Learning Intervention Programme at Morning Star Community Services. A volunteer with the organisation for five years before deciding to become an employee, she says, “The Run for Good 2013 initiative is an excellent way for me to achieve many things. I get to improve my health, have fun with my colleagues at Singapore’s largest and hippest racing event, and most importantly, raise funds for my favourite cause, NOVA!”   NOVA is the acronym for ‘Nurturing One’s Valuable Attributes’, a learning intervention programme pioneered by Morning Star Community Services in 2006.    NOVA’s individualised learning plan acknowledges that every child is a unique individual and underscores the philosophy embraced by Morning Star; that a child is more than a student.   If anything, training for her very first 10km run has reminded Teresa of another important lesson – routine and discipline.    Teresa and 24 of her colleagues and their family members are running to raise funds for the NOVA Fund, a fund supporting children who require financial aid to enrol in the NOVA Learning Intervention Programme. To donate, please go to Teresa Wong, Morning Star, Senior Facilitator, NOVA Learning Intervention Programme RUNNING FOR AUTISM Daniel (age six) and Ethan (age five) are joining forces in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore for the third year running, once again raising funds and awareness for autism. The brothers, who both have autism, were encouraged by their parents to join the run and dedicate their efforts to the autism charities. The Khors want their boys to learn the value of perseverance in every endeavour they undertake in life. In their journey, the Khors have seen how their boys have benefited from early diagnosis and early intervention. Through this fundraising activity and participation in the run, the family hopes to help increase awareness for autism and raise funds for the autism charities so that more individuals across all age groups can get access to services that the charities provide. In 2011, the brothers raised $2,500 within a week for the Autism Association Singapore. Last year, they combined their efforts with their father’s first marathon effort to raise $7,700 for the Autism Resource Centre, within just a month. This year, the boys hope to cross the $10,000 mark in funds raised for the two charities as well as St Andrew’s Autism Centre. Daniel and Ethan Khor Any donations can be made directly to Daniel and Ethan’s fundraising page at According to Barry, their participation in this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore characterises the company’s ‘work hard, play hard’ motto. As active pursuers of sports and healthy lifestyles, Barry and his teammates often take part in sporting events such as the half ironman previously held in Singapore. The Glencore team’s passion for sports extends beyond its primary function of keeping fit and relieving stress to building team spirit, camaraderie and character. Thus, SportCares became the team’s choice of beneficiary as it shares their beliefs and presents a great opportunity to let others experience the positive benefits that sports contributes to society. This is their first time running for a charitable cause and they are sure it won’t be their last. Any donations can be made directly to the ‘Glencore Care for Sports’ page at: RUNNING FOR SPORTCARES Barry Teo and his five workmates from Glencore have formed an Ekiden team and are raising funds for The SportCares Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Singapore Sports Council.
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  21. 21. Pg 19 Fact Sheet Here’s What You Need To Know Refresh • Drink Stations Ice Mountain drinking water is available at: - The Start and Finish Points. - Approximately every 2-3km for Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km 100PLUS isotonic water is available at: - Every alternate drink station and Finish Point (13 drinks stations along the route and Finish Point) • Shotz Energy Gel Stations are available at: - Approximately at 23km and 35.5km for Marathon. - Approximately at 10.5km for Half Marathon. • Banana Station is available at: - Approximately at 29.5km for Marathon. Relief • Tiger Balm ACTIVE Muscle Rub Stations are available at: - Approximately at 16km, 18.5km, 21km, 25km, 29.5km, 33km, 38km and 41km for Marathon. - Approximately at 18.8km for Half Marathon. - Approximately at 8km for 10km Race. • Toilets are available at: - The Start and Finish Points, as well as along the various routes. RUN FOR A REASON “I have never entered a marathon race in my lifetime. I’m training very hard now to fulfill this personal • Medical Aid is available at: - Approximately every 2.3km and at the Finish Point. challenging wish and to show the world that there’s no such thing as the spirit is willing but the body is not at age 65.” Augustin Kang
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  23. 23. Pg 21 Runner Statistics Marathon 16,100 Ekiden 300Teams Half Marathon 12,000 Kids Dash 4,100 10km Race 20,000 Marathon 18-83 years old Half Marathon 17-79 years old 14-83 years old 54,000 Runners 66% Male Ekiden 10km Race 14-73 years old 34% Female
  24. 24. Pg 22 Pacers - Your Inspiration In this year’s Marathon, a total of 43 Official Pacers will provide participants with a set pace for the duration of their run. Using the Pacers as their official guide, runners will be able to cross the finish line under their desired time. All Pacers are experienced marathoners who will allow the runners to relax and enjoy the race without having to continuously check their watch or timing device. The Pacers will be easily recognisable by their bright green running singlets and different coloured balloons indicating their pace times (3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30) Photo courtesy of Byron Wee - VOUX Photography Spot the Pacers It’s simple! All Pacers will be carrying balloons of the colour representing their pace group so all you have to do is to spot the balloons when you are at the start line and join our Pacers to follow their pace. These are the colours with the times that go with them: Pace Time Group Colour 3:45 4:00 Navy Blue 5:30 Newman Loh Hsiang Lung Light Green 5:15 32 Dark Green 5:00 Ben Pulham Pink 4:45 Gender Red 4:30 Age Orange 4:15 Name Yellow Light Blue Occupation Pace Time Reasons to be a Pacer M Journey Fitness Trainer — The Pacers are a great bunch of people with a tough job. I came on board to coach them, hoping to make their job a little bit easier on 1 December. It’s my goal that they will be fit enough to finish the race on pace and also have enough energy to encourage their runners so that they can get to the finish line on time and with a smile on their faces. 23 M — 3hrs 45mins I hope through my playful and bubbly character, I can influence other people to take up running as their daily activity! Loh Yuting Alvin 24 M Student 3hrs 45mins Running a sub 4 hour marathon may seem hard for some. Therefore, I am here hoping to help you break through this barrier. Henry Yang Yee Meng 34 M Civil Servant 3hrs 45mins I hope to give back to the running community from what I gained when I was a newbie by helping fellow runners to achieve their target timing when we pace them. Andrew Cheong 47 M Manager 4hrs 00mins I believe even splits are the optimum way to run a marathon. The SCMS Pacers will help guide each runner to run at an even pace that is right for them. Leong Yew Hock, Rudin 44 M IT Operations Management 4hrs 00mins Running not only allows me to have a healthy body and mind, it also expands my circle of friends. I would not be able to achieve my personal best targets without all the running sessions with my passionate running kakis. Sub4 is a significant breakthrough for most marathoners and that is why I like to pace this group - to witness the joys and accomplishments of many crossing the finishing line below 4 hours. Come run with us. Gary Tan Yew Hwee 43 M Remisier 4hrs 00mins My experiences from being an official Pacer during SCMS 2011 and 2012 has equipped me to handle challenges that I hope to share with the participants to help them run and finish the race in style. Chong Chung Fat 53 M EHS Director 4hrs 15mins I have joined the Zheng Hua CC as an executive member to learn how to organise brisk walking and weekly running exercises with the members. I hope I would have more involvement in future.
  25. 25. Pg 23 I’m not the fittest kind of person, in fact I look plump, but I’d like to inspire people that running is not about size, shape or build. Everyone can start running no matter what - the most important thing is taking the first step. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage people in the running community not to give up and help each other achieve their goals. Keith Chan Running had allowed me to make like-minded friends who inspire and motivate me when I’m running. I want to give back to the running community by inspiring more people to take up running, and motivate others to finish their marathon in good form. Lastly, I also hope to encourage more females to take up running as a sport. Who says women who exercise cannot be vain? I’m one very vain example who loves to look good on and off the track. So, vain female runners united! Laura Wong I wanted to pay it forward in this season of my life. I believe that all of us can run a better second half and stronger than the first half. I want to share this and influence those around me to do likewise; in life and in a race. “People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals than being fully alive in a fog, and I believe running helps you do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree” Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Baldwin Choy Sim Kian Eng Abraham I am grateful to be given the opportunity again to work on the official Pacer programme with Journey Fitness Company. This is my 3rd year running the Pacer programme, and each time, I enjoy the opportunity to develop it further, working with passionate and dynamic individuals who have come together with a common goal to help other runners. This is one of the best ways for me to do my part and to give back to the running community. The satisfaction comes from seeing many happy runners achieving their goals with the help of the Pacers. I look forward to the next 16 weeks in 2014. Terence Teo Although it doesn’t have a reputation of being so, running is a social sport. It’s a great way of meeting people, getting healthy and helping the community. It’s also a great way of discovering a new city. When I travel, I get lost in the streets and always return having enriched my understanding of the people and culture. Umberto Alessandria
  26. 26. Pg 24 Name Age Gender Occupation Pace Time Reasons to be a Pacer Jason Chao 45 M Business 4hrs 15mins Development Pacing allows me to spread the enthusiasm and magic of the marathon to friends and family (I already do this today and have influenced others to begin the journey to fitness, health and competition). I am very happy to talk about the sport and exchange ideas on training, motivation, sports science and performance. Running is more of a lifestyle than a sport and many of the lessons learned along the way can be applied to everyday life. I hope to help many achieve their personal bests during this year’s marathon! Jeremy Lim Hao Shun 18 M Student 4hrs 15mins Being a Pacer allows me to contribute to society and do my part as a passionate individual who has benefitted greatly from the sport. The wide smiles across the faces of runners when they cross the finish line at targeted timing serves as a reason for us to go the extra mile as well. The satisfaction that I get from helping various runners in previous races is also one of the reasons which make me want to continue being a Pacer too. Donovan Lam 28 M Risk Officer 4hrs 15mins So far, running has always been about my targets and what PB’s I would want to set for myself. For a change, it will not be about catching up and overtaking the person before me, but I hope to take a different approach, to see other runners’ goals as my goal; helping and encouraging them to achieve the timing that they have set their minds on. Eric Lim 39 M Customer Support Executive 4hrs 30mins I completed my first full marathon in 2011 with the 4:30hrs SCMS Pacers. I felt that the encouragement and the sharing of running tips did help new runners like me to fulfil our goal. Now in my second year with the SCMS Pacers, I hope to encourage runners once again on the journey to their completion of the full marathon. Pek Zhenqiang 30 M Civil Servant 4hrs 30mins Sharing what I learn when I run, so let’s pass the ethics to others who love it as well. Woo Pau Siong 47 M Accountant 4hrs 30mins After years of trying to beat my personal best, I felt that it was time to return the help and encouragement received from the running community. It will be more fulfilling to help fellow runners achieve their targets. Roy Tay 39 M Senior Assistant Engineer 4hrs 30mins Help pick up rubbish in the trail :-) haha. It develops ethics, like running ethics. How many times have we seen runners blocking the whole path? John Lim 34 M Banker 4hrs 45mins Being a Pacer is the best way to give back to fellow runners who are trying to achieve their aim. I have never looked back and have progressed to do other races such as ultramarathons since after my first marathon at 2009. I am a living testimony that an average person can attain extraordinary achievements if he puts in the effort and passion. Boon Chong Huat 51 M – 4hrs 45mins To share the joy of camaraderie derived from running with like-minded souls. Eugene Matthias Loh 45 M Director 4hrs 45mins Running is not just only about racing. I want to be a Pacer to share my experience with others. Running in a group creates a common goal, in this case a timed goal. You won’t easily find camaraderie within such a short period. The runners that cross together at their stated pace are the most appreciative people you will ever come across and now they possess confidence to further their running accomplishments on their own. It’s an amazing feeling to be helping someone do and achieve something that they once perceived as unachievable. This ability serves as the driving force that propels them to the next level. It’s about how every ounce of strength, determination and passion put through running gets churns up into something I can look back and be proud of. Unlike a physical object where you can feel and touch, it’s feels more like time. Whereby it may seem like it’s just several trivial numbers thrown together by an automated clock, but each of these numbers, down to the hundredth of a second has a meaning beyond what anyone can comprehend. It provides me a chance to feel like a completely different person, a person who inspires others, and whom they strive to be. Wong Hau Song 50 M Assistant Engineer 4hrs 45mins Running is one of my best ways to de-stress and sort things out during the run. I can also make use of this time to pray to God. I need to stay healthy as my family and friends depend on me. Gideon Ren 29 M Educator 5hrs 00mins My recollection of running the 42.195km was one that would took an awful long time to complete. But thanks to the Pacers, I managed to concentrate on the running (while catching up) and eventually completed my first marathon race. Since then, I have never stopped and each race make me realised the importance of having Pacers. Now that I’m a Pacer too, I hope to do the same by helping others finish their race beautifully. It is going to take some grit but we are going to get to the finish line together. 
  27. 27. Pg 25 Name Age Gender Occupation Pace Time Brandon Tay 34 M Area Manager 5hrs 00mins (Sales) Irene Yap Sor Hoon 46 F Admin Assistant 5hrs 00mins To motivate other runners and give them the push to achieve their goals for the race. Diana Lee 48 M General Manager 5hrs 00mins I ran with the 4:30 SCMS Pacers last year and they helped me achieve my personal best. Inspired by what Pacers can do to help runners like myself (those who tend to run too fast in the beginning), I decided to be one myself. I’m also involved in pacing to motivate more women to be Pacers. As you can see, there are only four female Pacers out of a total of more than 40 official Pacers. Liao Wei Chuan 28 M Assistant Engineer 5hrs 00mins To gain more running experience and do my part for the running community by motivating other runners anytime and anywhere. It helps when we ‘Train together as One & Motivate as Many.’ Lance Sum 30 M Executive 5hrs 00mins Inspire more non-runners to run and lead a healthier lifestyle by walking the talk. Ngo Tien Leok 40 M IT Manager 5hrs 15mins I benefitted from the Pacers during my first marathon and I am giving back to the running community by being a Pacer too. If you see us along the way, keep up with us. We will bring you in under 5:15. Kwek Liwen, Edmond 26 M Marketing & Membership Service Executive 5hrs 15mins I enjoy racing, but I enjoy pacing even more! It’s an entirely different experience when you’re helping fellow runners to achieve their Personal Best timings in a race, the satisfaction achieved from helping these people is rewarding indeed. Pacers are all really friendly people and they definitely help to bond the running community together. Other than races, I also help to pace my friends for their IPPT 2.4km run whenever I can! Larry Lua Soon Lai 45 M 5hrs 15mins Principal Technical Officer I have achieved my target set for my running races. I hope to take a step forward by helping people within the running community through contributing my knowledge. By being a Pacer, I can motivate and help them to achieve their desired completion time. Dr. Claus Schwab 44 M Managing Director 5hrs 15mins Being a Pacer in the 5:15 group is the perfect “give and take”. During our preparation I received an organized and structured training (“take”) and on race day I can give back and can help others to reach their personal goal (“give”) To all runners: Time doesn’t really matter. Just finish with pride! Chong Yew Meng 45 F IT Project Manager 5hrs 15mins I picked up running later than most people so I may not be able to do a full marathon with fantastic timing but I hope to at least show that it is possible for ladies that start running at a later stage in life to do full marathon too. Most importantly, it is fun! Declan Teo Ming Yi 25 M Finance Executive 5hrs 15mins I can exchange ideas with other experienced runners and share my personal experiences and knowledge with new runners who have signed up for their maiden marathon. Andrew Lee Peng Joo 40 M Civil Servant 5hrs 30mins Being a Pacer is my way of giving back to the running community. I want to inspire and motivate runners to complete a marathon in good form and with good fun. See you at the starting line! Christopher Cheow 25 M Fussy Job Hunter 5hrs 30mins *Giving back* In 2010, I was almost gone by the time I hit the 30km mark but I just stayed with the Pacers and managed to go below 5hrs (which was my target). After the race I felt really indebted to the Pacers and I hoped that one day I would be able to be in their shoes to give back to the running community at large. This year, it so happens that I’m fortunate enough to be in that position to do so. All I would like to do is to inspire and encourage with the hope that all would have fun in the process. =) Tan Heng Hock 40 Jason M Financial Services Manager 5hrs 30mins This is my third year as an Official Pacer for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. I have been with the team since 2011 and it has been a great journey with the Pacers and fellow runners. As a Pacer, we share the fun of running and motivate others when the going gets tough during the race. The joy and satisfaction from the fellow runners outweighed the sacrifice of personal best timing for the race. We are there to help someone realise their dream and make their race possible. My personal motto: Aspire to inspire before expire. Nicholas Ong 47 M Information Security Compliance Manager 5hrs 30mins By encouraging people that age shouldn’t be a factor for not taking up running as a sport. When we run as a group, we can enjoy ourselves and have some fun achieving our goals together. Tan Huey Yun 37 F CS Supervisor 5hrs 30mins Raymond Goh 25 M Active Job Seeker Simon Cheng Chi Hung 61 M CAAD Designer5hrs 30mins Toh Chin Hock 59 M Designer 5hrs 30mins 5hrs 30mins Reasons to be a Pacer Besides being a Pacer who keeps pace for the runners, I would motivate them through sharing running tips. Running is a sport that is definitely fun and enjoyable. Looking forward to running with each and every one of you and being the “noisy” one. Motivate others to start running as a sport and share past experiences. I wish to motivate people to run just like how I was motivated. Being able to help and run together with others is much more meaningful than just running for me. Sharing my running experiences and to motivate other runners especially during the event day. Our group of Pacers will be there to encourage the full marathon runners after they cross the 30km mark. To encourage both old and young people to run and have fun.
  28. 28. Pg 26 Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC) After collecting your Race Entry Pack: • Please check for these items: - Exclusive Event Running Singlet - Bib with safety pins - B-Tag ^ Please take note that the bib with the B-Tag timing device affixed must only be worn by the person registered under the bib number given. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. ^ Please do not remove or fold your B-Tag. - Other sponsored goodies • All runners and representatives should perform a check for missing or faulty items in their race packs at the collection counter and notify the counter staff immediately should there be any faulty items or items missing from their race packs. Once they leave the collection counter, they will not be allowed to request for an exchange of faulty items or a top-up of missing items. • You should check the contents of your race pack before leaving the REPC. If you encounter any issues, kindly approach the staff at the help desk for assistance. • Uncollected race packs after the REPC period will be deemed unwanted. The Organisers shall be at liberty to dispose or re-distribute them accordingly. • Scanning stations are available at the REPC for runners and representatives to scan and check their timing devices. Those who receive timing devices embedded with incorrect personal particulars may proceed to the help desk for assistance. RUN FOR A REASON “Whenever I’m stressed out and feeling restless, running always • As the Organiser has provided the size charts for participants’ reference before they chose their T-shirt sizes during registration, any request for a change in T-shirt sizes will not be entertained. refreshes me and pulls me back • The exchanging of race packs and/or all other sponsor’s items are strictly not allowed. ‘Running is man’s second best up to keep going, physically and mentally. For that, I should say friend’!” Jason Cabute
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  30. 30. Pg 28 Bib Colour: Race Category • • • • The bib colour shows the race category you belong to. Runners in the Team category: please DO NOT EXCHANGE your bibs. Please run in the race category you have registered for. If you do not run in your registered race category, your time will not be acknowledged. You will be disqualified and will not receive any Finisher’s Medal or Certificate of Participation. Front 5 hours and below Back Above 5 hours Elites
  31. 31. Pg 29 Getting to the Race Extended Train Services to the Race There will be extended train services available at both SMRT & SBS Transit operated train stations (excluding Changi Airport, Expo and Bayfront) for the benefit of both runners and supporters on the morning of Sunday, 1 December 2013. Trains will operate at approximately 15min intervals. Please refer to the following schedule for the first train services. Kindly note that standard fares apply to this specially commissioned service.   The train services are brought to you by our community partners: Visit for more information. SMRT Line North South Line SBS Transit Origin Marina Bay Jurong East Direction Towards Orchard First Train 03:30am 02:45am Joo Koon Jurong East (Train service ends at JUR) Raffles Place City Hall North East Line Origin Punggol HarbourFront Direction Towards HarbourFront Punggol First Train 03:00am 03:15am 02:45am Pasir Ris Line 03:00am 02:30am East West Line Circle Line BPLRT (Service A) Dhoby Ghaut HarbourFront 03:00am HarbourFront Dhoby Ghaut 02:45am Bukit Panjang Choa Chua Kang 02:29am Important Notice On Race Day, Gardens by the Bay will still be open to public.  However, due to road closures, there are changes to the driving routes. From East Coast Parkway (ECP) heading towards City: • • • • • • • Take Exit 17 and keep right onto Prince Edward Road Turn right onto Anson Road Make a right turn onto Maxwell Road and head towards Central Boulevard Turn right onto Marina Station Road Turn left onto Marina Street Follow through onto Marina Boulevard Turn left at Marina Gardens Drive From East Coast Parkway (ECP) heading towards Changi Airport: • • • • • Take Exit 17 and turn right onto Central Boulevard Turn right onto Marina Station Road Turn left onto Marina Street Follow through onto Marina Boulevard Turn left at Marina Gardens Drive Private Transport Runners driving to the race are encouraged to park at the following shopping centres: 10km Race Half Marathon Marathon Location Lots Location Lots Location Lots Far East Plaza 496 HarbourFront Centre 1,023 Marina Square 1,650 Far East Shopping Centre 138 VivoCity 2,179 Millenia Walk 1,745 Forum The Shopping Mall 225 Raffles City 1,045 Ion Orchard 451 Suntec City 3,100 Liat Towers 148 Pacific Plaza 75 Shaw Centre 640 Tangs Orchard 409 Wheelock Place 185 Wisma Atria 342 Note: Runners who drive are advised to make their own transport arrangement from the finish point to their various parking locations, utilising public transport services available.
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  33. 33. Pg 31 Road Closure Orchard Area Roads Location Details Paterson Rd From Orchard Rd – Orchard Blvd Marina Area Road Condition Roads Location Details Duration Road Condition Left lanes closed Fullerton Rd To and From Esplanade Drive 01:00am – 03.30pm Road closed Orchard Rd From Paterson Rd – Buyong Rd Right lanes closed St. Andrew’s Rd From Fullerton Rd 01:00am – 03.30pm Road closed Buyong Rd From Orchard Rd – Penang Rd Left lanes closed (Traffic accessible to CTE) Connaught Drive 01:00am – 04:00pm Road closed Fort Canning Link – Buyong Centre lanes closed Right lane for traffic from Stamford > Handy to CTE Left lane for Park Mall exit to Somerset/Clemenceau Coleman St From Supreme Court – St Andrew’s Rd 01:00am – 03:30pm Road closed Esplanade Drive Both Directions 01:00am – 02:30pm Road closed 01:00am – 02:30pm Road closed Left lanes closed (Singapore Flyer Carpark access via Temasek Ave) Penang Rd Duration 01:00am – 07:30am Fort Canning Link From Stamford Rd – Penang Rd Road closed (Traffic diverted to Stamford Rd/Queen St) Raffles Ave From Republic Blvd – Singapore Flyer Stamford Rd From Hill St – Fort Canning Link Left lanes closed Raffles Ave From Singapore Flyer – Temasek Ave 01:00am – 02:30pm Republic Blvd To Raffles Ave 01:00am – 02:30pm Road closed Republic Blvd From Raffles Ave 01:00am – 02:30pm Right lane closed (Access to ECP Airport only) Republic Ave To and Frrom Crawford 01:00am – 02:30pm Road closed from Crawford St Ophir Rd From Beach Rd – ECP 01:00am – 02:30pm No access to ECP or Republic Blvd/Ave Bayfront Ave Towards Raffles Ave 04:30am – 12:00pm No access to Temasek Ave Central Business District Area Roads Location Details Duration Road Condition Hill Street Towards Victoria St 01:00am – 07.30am Access up to Fort Canning Rise only Hill Street Towards New Bridge Rd 01:00am – 07.30am Left lanes closed New Bridge Rd From Hill St – North Canal Rd 01:00am – 07.30am Left lanes closed North Boat Quay Between North Bridge Rd and Hill St 01:00am – 07.30am Road closed South Bridge Rd Between North Canal Rd and Upp Pickering St 01:00am – 07.30am Road closed Upp Pickering St Between New Bridge Rd and South Bridge Rd 01:00am – 07.30am Left lanes closed Pickering St After South Bridge Rd to Church St 01:00am – 07.30am Right lanes closed, access to Battery Rd only from South Bridge Rd Cecil St From Maxwell Rd – Cross St 01:00am – 07.30am Right lanes closed, access to Cross St only Maxwell Rd Between Cecil St and Robinson Rd 01:00am – 08:00am Left lanes closed Robinson Rd From Maxwell Rd – Collyer Quay 01:00am – 08:00am Left lanes closed 01:00am – 08:00am Road closed Mountbatten and East Coast Area Collyer Quay From Church St – Fullerton Rd (Towards Esplanade) 01:00am – 09:00am Traffic from Robinson diverted to Finlayson before 9am and released to Battery Rd after 9am West Coast Highway/ Telok Blangah/Sentosa Area* Roads Location Details Duration Road Condition Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Bridge – HM start 02:00am – 09:30am Sentosa Island Internal roads – (Gateway Ave, Artillery Ave, Siloso Rd, Allenbrooke Rd, Cove Rd) 02:00am – 09:30am Partial closure West Coast Highway Between Brani Terminal and AYE (Tuas) 04:00am – 10:00am Exit 2A closed ECP/AYE Towards Jurong, from ECP Ophir Access to Exit 2A) 04:00am – 12:00pm Left lane closed Towards Telok Blangah closed *Sentosa Island will be accessible to public Towards Sentosa converted 2-ways for access/exit to Cove and RWS Duration Road Condition Towards Shenton Way 01:00am – 10:30am Road closed Nicoll Highway Towards Guillemard 01:00am – 11:15am Right lanes closed KPE Exit 2A Exit to Nicoll Highway Citybound 01:00am – 11:00am Exit closed Mountbatten Rd From Old Airport Rd – Nicoll Highway (Towards Sims Way) 01:00am – 10:30am Left lanes closed (Old Airport to Sims Way only) Mountbatten Rd From Old Airport Rd – Fort Rd (Towards ECP) 01:00am – 10:30am Road closed Fort Rd Left lanes for traffic from Church St to Battery Rd only Location Details Nicoll Highway From Meyer Rd – ECP (Towards ECP) 01:00am – 10:30am Meyer Rd closed Access to ECP via Still Rd Fort Rd From ECP – Meyer Rd (Towards Sims Way) 01:00am – 10:30am ECP Exit 13 (Fort Rd) Towards City 01:00am – 10:30am No access to Fort Rd Access Fort Rd via Rochor Exit 5 > Raffles Boulevard East Coast Service Rd Cross St/ Between Cecil St Boon Tat St/ and Robinson Rd Mc Callum St Roads From Fort Rd – Big Splash 03:00am – 11:00am Road closed East Coast Service Rd Between Exit 7A – Carpark G 01:00am – 01:00pm Road closed MCE Worksites Service Rd From Fort Rd Circle Entrance – Marina Barrage 01:00am – 1:00pm Road closed Access up to Stadium only, all traffic from ECP diverted into Tanjong Rhu Right lane for ECP bound traffic to exit Tanjong Rhu towards ECP City
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  35. 35. Pg 33 Road Closure No Entry Orchard Area
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  38. 38. Pg 36 Race Day Essentials Back of the Bib Front of the Women’s & Men’s Running Singlet Back of the Women’s & Men’s Running Singlet How To Wear Your Bib Your bib comes attached with the B-Tag timing device (a single use bib-tag from Chronotrack Systems) for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013. • Display your bib number clearly on the front of your singlet at all times during the race. • Write your personal details on the reverse side of the bib (eg name, emergency contact number, blood type) with a ball point pen. • DO NOT REMOVE the timing device from the bib. • Do not alter, modify, fold or crumple the bib. • Please ensure the bib is pinned in all four corners. • Please ensure the bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc). • Please ensure that you run across the timing mats at the Start Point (even if you are late) and on-route as proof of running the prescribed route. Failure to do so will result in DNF (DID NOT FINISH) or DQ (DISQUALIFIED), and you will not receive any Finisher’s Medal or Certificate of Participation. Staggered Flag-Offs • Runners from different categories start at different times. Remember to check your start time and arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand. • Runners who are late and start in another category will be considered as a non-finisher of the race. • Please listen carefully to instructions when you are in your designated Race Pens. • The Race Pens are assigned according to your race categories. If you are unsure of which pen you belong to, please queue at the last pen. • Please start off in a slow and orderly manner based on your estimated finishing time. • Please observe proper running etiquette – let the faster runners move to the front. • Please keep to the left side of the running path if you slow down or walk. • Runners will not be allowed to pass through the Start Line 10 minutes prior to flag-off for all categories. • Runners will be disqualified and no timing will be given if they do not participate in the category that they registered for. • Runners who do not start within 30 minutes of their flag-off (Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km Race) will be disqualified and for safety reasons, may not be allowed to run. No timing will be provided. RUN FOR A REASON “To challenge myself and break all my boundaries is my finish line.” Lin Zi Yin Mavis
  39. 39. Pg 37 Race Day Tips Here are some reminders on what you should do before you get to the starting line and after the race. Day Before Race The Journey • Take an easy jog to loosen your legs and prepare your mind. There are two main things you need to be thinking about when you are running. • Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. • Your intensity. Start at a slower pace and aim to build your way into the run, finishing strong. The tendency in longer runs is to start too fast and pay for it later in the race so exercise control and work your way into it. • Avoid unusual foods i.e. stick to what you have been eating during training to avoid any stomach issues that can come with new or unfamiliar foods. Race Day Morning • Wake up early and have your breakfast 2 - 3 hours prior to your scheduled start time. This is to ensure that your food is properly digested before the race. • Get to the race venue early • Your fuel. Ensure you are consistently taking in your calories to replace what you are burning. Depending on weight, experience etc. you should look to be taking in gel every 45mins or so. Sip regularly on water or electrolytes. • Drink throughout the run - never take electrolyte drinks and gels at the same time. • When the going gets tough, focus on what you can control. Think about your technique and your breathing. • Prior to entering the starting pen, go for a 5 - 10 minute walk or jog to warm up At The Finish Point Celebrate your success. In The Pen • Stay calm and visualise your race. • Take advantage of the free massage service or go for an easy walk or jog to help loosen up your muscles. • Do a head-to-toe warm-up with some dynamic exercises to promote muscle stretch while keeping blood flowing to the muscles. Some good examples include: • Eat. Ideally you should consume a mix of carbohydrates and proteins within 30 minutes of completing your run. • Front leg swings • Butt kicks • Knee lifts • Side leg swings • Use petroleum jelly to prevent chafing in areas like inner thighs, under arms and nipples. • Get to the correct start position according to your pace. If you are unsure of which pen you belong to, please queue at the last pen so that you will not block other runners. At the Penson the spot • Jumping RUN FOR A REASON “Run because it is simple and makes you appreciate life At The Flag-Off • Pace yourself to ensure you complete the race. to the fullest. Run because it makes you come alive. Run because it gives you a reason and a goal to not take life for granted. Run because you love to run.” Ng Chee Hong
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  41. 41. Pg 39 Runners’ Check List How Fit Do I Feel? It is essential that you are in “tip-top condition” before your race starts. Spend a minute to run through this checklist before you go the distance. If anything buzzes, consider carefully and decide if you should really race. Do I?: Feel lethargic? Feel feverish? Feel unwell (headache, sore throat, cough or runny nose)? Have the symptoms of heart problems (breathing difficulty, irregular heartbeat or chest pain)? Have signs of stomachache, diarrhoea or nausea? Have enough rest from the night before? Feel mentally prepared for the race? RUN FOR A REASON “Though it’s only 10km for me, it’s just the beginning. There’s always a first time, which leads to a second and then a third. It’s a way to put down all work, free the mind and just enjoy every moment of the race.” Koh Guang Cheng
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  43. 43. Pg 41 Ekiden Race General Information For Ekiden Runners: The Ekiden comprises of teams of six runners completing the Marathon course with each member running a leg of the course but not necessarily of equal distance. At the end of the race, the team that registers the fastest cumulative time wins the relay. To qualify for official placing, each runner on a team can only run one leg of the race. Succeeding runners that do not “connect” with his or her preceding team mates (due to diversions, dropouts, etc.) will not be allowed to complete his/her respective leg and the team will be disqualified (DQ). Runner 2 will walk to the First Changeover Point at the Float @ Marina after baggage deposit. Baggage deposit locations for the respective runners are listed below: For Runners 3, 4, 5 & 6, shuttle buses will bring runners to their respective Ekiden starting points after baggage deposit. The shuttle service is optional for Ekiden runners. Participants may opt to make their own way to the exchange points. Visit for more info. Runner 1 Angullia Carpark (02:30am to 04:30am) Runner 2 The Float @ Marina Bay (03:00am to 05:00am) The flag-off time for the Ekiden is 05:00am. Latecomers will start the race together with the ‘7 hours and above’ race pen. Team’s Sash, Bib and B-Tag Timing Device must be worn prior to start of race. Runners 3, 4, 5 & 6 The Promontory @ Marina Bay (03:30am to 06:00am) Ekiden Finisher Medals and T-shirts are to be collected by Runner 6 at the Ekiden tent @ Padang. Refer to page 54 for the Padang layout. Event Day Proceedings • Preceding Ekiden runners will be channelled into the Transition Zone. • Succeeding runners will wait within the Waiting Pens according to their bib number and when the succeeding runner spots his or her team mate approaching, he or she will move to the Changeover Zone to prepare for the transition. • The preceding runner will hand over the team sash to the succeeding runner within the Changeover Zone. • Once the transition is completed the preceding runner may then proceed to the Ekiden Shuttle Bus Service Pick-Up Point to board the bus which will bring runners to the Padang. Pre-Race Shuttle Service Route and Frequency Service Line* Pick Up Point 4 5 6 04:00am, 04:20am, 04:40am, 05:00am, 05:20am, 05:30am ECP Carpark F3 04:15am, 04:40am, 05:00am, 05:20am, 05:40am, 06:00am ECP Carpark C2 04:30am, 05:00am, 05:30am, 06:00am, 06:30am, 06:45am Bay East Garden The Promontory @ Marina Bay Bus Departure Time** Meyer Road 3 Drop Off Point 05:00am, 05:20am, 05:40am, 06:00am, 06:30am, 07:00am Note: * Service line number is the same as the runner’s sequence. ** Bus will depart on the listed time or upon full capacity. Post-Race Shuttle Service Route and Frequency Ekiden Point Pick Up Point 3 Meyer Road 4 ECP Carpark F3 5 ECP Carpark C2 6 Marina Barrage CP Drop Off Point Time# 06:00am – 10:00am Raffles City 06:30am – 11:00am 07:00am – 12:00pm 07:45am – 12:30pm Note: #Post-race shuttle service will be available at 20 to 25-minute intervals.
  44. 44. Pg 42 Race Day Programme Time Events 05:00am Start of Marathon & Ekiden (Orchard Start Point) 06:30am Start of Half Marathon (Sentosa Start Point) 07:10am Start of 10km Wheelchair Race (Esplanade Drive Start Point) 07:15am Start of 10km Race (Esplanade Drive Start Point) 07:15am Estimated Finishing Time of Top Marathon Runner (Men) 07:30am Estimated Finishing Time of Ekiden & 10km Wheelchair Race 07:35am Estimated Finishing Time of Top Marathon Runner (Women) 07:45am Estimated Finishing Time of Top Half Marathon Runner (Men) 07:55am Estimated Finishing Time of Top 10km Race Runners (Men & Women) 08:00am Estimated Finishing Time of Top Half Marathon Runner (Women) 08:35am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Marathon Men Open Winners 08:40am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Marathon Women Open Winners 08:50am Prize Presentation for Top 3 10km Race Men Open Winners 08:55am Prize Presentation for Top 3 10km Race Women Open Winners 09:00am Prize Presentation for Top 3 10km Wheelchair Race Winners 09:05am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Marathon Men Singapore Winners 09:10am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Marathon Men Masters Winners 09:15am Start of Kids Dash: 10 – 13 Years Old (Esplanade Drive Start Point) 09:20am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Half Marathon Men Open Winners 09:25am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Half Marathon Women Open Winners 09:30am Start of Kids Dash: 7 – 9 Years Old (Esplanade Drive Start Point) 09:35am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Ekiden Winners 09:40am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Marathon Women Singapore Winners 09:45am Start of Kids Dash: 4 – 6 Years Old (Esplanade Drive Start Point) 10:00am Start of Kids Dash: 3 Years Old & below (Esplanade Drive Start Point) 10:25am Prize Presentation for Top 3 Marathon Women Masters Winners 01:00pm Estimated Finishing Time of Last Marathon Runner
  45. 45. Pg 43 Baggage Handling Service Baggage Deposit • Runners are advised to bring only essential personal items (e.g. utility belt, EZ link card, mobile phone) needed for the run and refrain from bringing valuables to the event. • Runners are also encouraged to pass their other belongings (i.e. change of clothes, shoes etc) to their friends or family members to bring to the Finish Point at the Padang. • Only one piece of the baggage is allowed per runner, on a first-come-first-serve basis. • Please adhere strictly to the baggage deposit operating hours. • The adherence of the operating hours is to allow the baggage to arrive promptly at the Marina Bay seating gallery for the baggage collection set up. All baggage can be collected between 09:00am and 02:00pm on race day. • Estimated waiting time for baggage deposit is approximately 15 minutes during non-peak period and 45 minutes during peak period. Hence, please arrive earlier then the ending time specified below. Category Venue Operating Hours Marathon & Ekiden Runner 1 Angullia Carpark @ Orchard Road Ekiden Runner 2 The Float @ Marina Bay 03:00am – 05:00am Ekiden Runners 3, 4, 5 & 6 The Promontory @ Marina Bay 03:30am – 06:00am Half Marathon Sentosa Gateway @ Sentosa Bridge 03:30am – 06:00am 10km Race The Padang (Beside Singapore Cricket Club) 05:30am – 06:45am 02:30am – 04:30am
  46. 46. Pg 44 Start Flow & Bag Deposit Marathon 42.195km Legend Flow to Start Baggage Underpass Info Booth First Aid Sub 3, 5 & Ekiden Pen Entrance Portaloos Sub 7 & Above Sub 7 Pen Entrance Drinks Station Start Zone Half Marathon 21.1km Legend Flow to Start Baggage Underpass Info Booth Pen Entrance First Aid Portaloos Start Zone
  47. 47. Pg 45 Start Flow & Bag Deposit 10km Race Legend Flow to Start Baggage Underpass Info Booth Pen Entrance First Aid Portaloos Start Zone 1 | © Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 Kids Dash Legend Legend Flow to Start Info Booth Flow to Start Info Booth Underpass First Aid Underpass Pen Entrance Pen Entrance Portaloos Portaloos 1 | © Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 1 | © Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 ©1987 - 2013 HERE. All rights reserved First Aid Start Zone Start Zone
  48. 48. Pg 46 Baggage Collection Important Points: • Estimated waiting time for deposit and collection of baggage is approximately 45 minutes. • Please present your runner’s bib and the serialised baggage tag upon collection of baggage. No claim will be allowed without presenting both the runner’s bib and the serialised baggage tag. Note: The organisers will not be responsible for any loss and/or damage, personal or otherwise, to the belongings and items deposited. For security purposes, the organisers also reserve the right to check any item in the bag deposited. Baggage Collection Legend 10km Race Baggage Collection Tent The Float @ Marina Bay Marathon, Half and Ekiden Baggage Collection Underpass 10km Race Baggage Runner Flow Ekiden, Marathon, and Half Marathon Baggage Runner Flow Refreshment Tent The Float @ Marina Bay RUN FOR A REASON To convince myself that with every step and every challenge I face in life today , I am preparing myself for tomorrow. Prabin Gopal
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  50. 50. Somerset T STAR 1 Dhoby Ghaut Pen ang Roa d Chinatown The Central Clarke Quay Fort Canning Park Istana 3 Upp 4 H FINIS t ing S ker Pic Hong Lim Park 2 SMU g 5 E2 41 39 The Float @ Marina Bay Ave Marina Bay Raffles 9 7 38 40 37 8 36 E6 GEL 10 Marina Barrage ay ighw oll H Nic 34 35 33 32 d Roa F1-Track 11 31 12 30 29 28 East Coast Park 14 nd grou Play Splash ig @B 15 GEL KM 16 27 E5 17 Medical Post Bedok Jetty 23 21 22 GEL Drinks Station E Lagoon 25 24 20 Banana Station Correct at the point of print Cheer Station Ekiden Point MRT Station Shotz Energy Gel Station Tiger Balm Active Muscle Rub Station KM Marker 26 18 42.195km Running Route Legend 13 E3 19 E4 Participants who do not enter the start pen within 30 minutes of the flag-off time (by 05:00 am) will not be allowed to start due to safety reasons and re-opening of roads to normal traffic. No Late Start To minimise any inconvenience to the public as a result of the road closures implemented during the race, the roads will re-open in phases across different locations within specified times. Marathon participants who are unable to complete specified distances before the time stated will be diverted to a shorter route by marshals. Runners who are diverted to the shorter route will still be entitled to receive the Finisher’s T-shirt and Finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line. However, their race timing will not be recorded. 6 City Hall For detailed route map, please visit Mandarin Gallery d Roa oad ge R Brid New St Hill ard Esplanad Orch St Cecil an Pa d oad son R Robin e Drive ay Collyer Qu Blvd blic Repu wa Par k ast Mo t Co Fort Road Eas tten P) ba unt y (E C Orchard Pg 48 Course Map Marathon 42.195km
  51. 51. ac Be hW alk 3 5 Pala wa n Wa lk 6 8 ch Bea Resorts World Sentosa 2 7 Universal Studios Singapore VivoCity HarbourFront 9 1 e Av ay ew t Ga START 10 12 GEL Ayer Rajah Expressway 14 an g Pa d Drive 20 City Hall 15 17 19 d GEL KM Shotz Energy Gel Station MRT Station KM Marker 21.1km Running Route Legend Marina Bay 16 e The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Av t Park w Coas East Republic Blv Correct at the point of print Tiger Balm Active Muscle Rub Station Drinks Station Medical Post Participants who do not enter the start pen within 30 minutes of the flag-off time (by 06:30 am) will not be allowed to start due to safety reasons and re-opening of roads to normal traffic. No Late Start To minimise any inconvenience to the public as a result of the road closures implemented during the race, the roads will re-open in phases across different locations within specified times. Half Marathon participants who are unable to complete specified distances before the time stated will be diverted to a shorter route by marshals. For detailed route map, please visit so Sil o 4 11 West Coast Highway 13 H FINIS ) ay (E CP Esplanade 18 Pg 49 Course Map Half Marathon 21.1km
  52. 52. City Hall g STAR FINIS T H 9 Raffl 1 es A ve The Flo Marina at @ Bay 2 8 7 3 F1-Track Republic Blvd Nicoll Highway 6 ek rd Me y e dg ri aB wa igh 4 KM MRT Station KM Marker Kids Dash Running Route 10km Race Running Route Legend Correct at the point of print Tiger Balm Active Muscle Rub Station Drinks Station Medical Post – 3 years & below and 4 to 6 years Participants who do not enter the start pen within 30 minutes of the flag-off time (by 09:45am) will not be allowed to start due to safety reasons and re-opening of roads to normal traffic. – 7 to 9 years and 10 to 13 years Participants who do not enter the start pen within 30 minutes of the flag-off time (by 09:15am) will not be allowed to start due to safety reasons and re-opening of roads to normal traffic. No Late Start (Kids Dash) • Flag-off time is 07:15am Participants who do not enter the start pen within 30 minutes of the flag-off time will not be allowed to start due to safety reasons and re-opening of roads to normal traffic. For detailed route map, please visit No Late Start (10km) H FINIS an Pa d ll H o Nic 5 Pg 50 Course Map 10km Race & Kids Dash
  53. 53. Pg 51 Kids Dash The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore’s Kids Dash is a great opportunity for your kids to experience a world-class sporting event without the pressure of competition. The 750m run starts off at Esplanade Drive. Your kids will jog along the bridge, turn right before the Fullerton Hotel, then make their way to Anderson Bridge. Then it will be a sprint past Connaught Drive to cross the Finish Point at St Andrew’s Road by the Padang. It will be a run to remember, for both your child and the entire family. For Kids 1. After the race, the kids will be directed to the Kids Tent located in the Athlete Welfare Area (AWA). 2. The kids will collect their medals and refreshments at the tent. 3. After which, the kids will be channelled to their respective pick-up area according to their age groups to meet their parents. For Parents/Guardians 1. After the kids’ flag-off, parents are encouraged to proceed to the AWA area where they can meet their kids. 2. Parents will enter the respective kids collection area (corresponding to their tag/kids age group). Note: Security personnel will only allow parents/guardians into the collection area if their identification tag matches the stated age group sign and bib number at the entrance. 3 years & below 4 to 6 years 7 to 9 years 10 to 13 years Kids Tent “No Parents” Zone Out of Bounds Exit - Children and parents/guardians with corresponding wrist/identification tags ONLY Entrance - Parents/guardians with corresponding wrist/identification tags ONLY Entrance Entrance Exit Exit Entrance Entrance Exit Exit
  54. 54. Pg 52 Runners’ Estimated Timeline This timeline will help you to estimate where a runner will be at a specific time. To co-ordinate your presence at specific spots, you need to know the runner’s estimated completion time for the Marathon. For instance, the runner expects to finish the Marathon in 4 hours 15 minutes. You should refer to the Sub 5 column of the chart. For example, you will need to be at The Concourse by 06:11am, and at the finish stretch by 10:32am. This timeline estimate assumes the runner maintains a constant speed throughout the race based on the average completion time. Alternatively, you can gauge the progress of your friends on race day by using the race tracker on (Do note that times and positions on race tracker are unofficial.) Share your race experience, as it happens. Go to Marathon 42.195km Venue Distance Elite Sub 4 Sub 5 Sub 6 7 and above The Concourse 9km 05:30am 05:59am 06:11am 06:23am 06:38am East Coast Park Food Village 19km 06:01am 07:05am 07:31am 07:55am 08:27am East Coast Lagoon 25km 06:21am 07:45am 08:18am 08:51am 09:32am F1 Pit Building 40km 07:10am 09:24am 10:16am 11:10am 12:16pm Finish Stretch 42km 07:17am 09:37am 10:32am 11:29am 12:38pm
  55. 55. Pg 53 Start Line Overview Marathon Pen Details SUB 3, SUB 5, EKIDEN VIP Elite Orchard Link Paterson Road SUB 7 & Above Barricades Yellow Chains (Orchard Link Entrance) : Sub 3, 5, Ekiden (Paterson Road Entrance): Sub 7 and above, latecomers Start Entrance Bibs: Pen Colour Elites VIP Bibs: Sub 3, 5 & Ekiden Sub 7 & above Example of a signage at the start pen entrance. Runners are to look out for this signage and enter the respective pen. • Runners are only allowed to enter the pens which correspond to their Bib colours. • The pen will be closed 20 minutes before flag-off. Any late-comers will forfeit their privilege and have to join the back of the pen. • Full pen closure will be in effect 30 minutes after flag-off. Runners will not be allowed into the pen from 05:30am onwards.
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  57. 57. Pg 55 Race Day Entertainment Photo Points Various photo points will be around Padang for runners and supporters to capture celebratory moments! Festival Stilt Walkers The stilt walkers will be roving around Padang bringing a festive and colourful atmosphere to this year’s event. Balloon Punks The visually captivating Balloon Punks will be on hand to entertain the crowds with their unique skills. Fiesta Dancers and Drummers Jive along with these energetic dancers and drummers as they whip the spectators into a Fiesta frenzy at the Padang! Band on the Run Enjoy the unique sounds and action from the entertaining Band on the Run! Bhangra Drummers Bhangra originates from a celebration dance during harvest. The drummers’ celebratory beats and rhythm is energetic and exhilarating so be sure to keep an eye out for them! Kids Zone Come check out our festive Kids Zone designed to keep the youngsters entertained after the Kids Dash! The fun-filled activities range from carnival-style bouncy castles and playgrounds to shrink art and craft to freebies and balloons. Festive Entertainment En-Route All runners will be treated to various entertainment and performances as they run. Whether they pass the emcees, Fun Punkz, Samba Drummers, Jie Ling Gu, Bhangra Drummers, Cheerleaders or Tambourine Ladies, these festive characters will be cheering the runners on in style!
  58. 58. Pg 56 Cheer Your Runners Come on down and cheer on your friends and family as they compete in the nation’s marquee running event! Experience the action, drama and camaraderie and help the runners in the journey which they have set for themselves. A number of Cheer Points have been set up along the route, offering spectators some fantastic vantage points from which to cheer on the thousands of participants. A free shuttle bus service will also transport supporters from one Cheer Point to the next ensuring they can catch their friends or family more than once during the run! All supporters who enjoy the Cheer Mobile Service will also receive an official Cheer Kit on the bus to help motivate the runners. Cheer Points Cheer Points are located along the routes at: Type of Category 1 Bus Stop at Car park F3, East Coast Park Marathon 2 Car park D4, in front of Goldkist Beach Resort, East Coast Park Marathon 3 Marina Barrage Marathon 4 Opposite F1 Pit Building, in front of S’pore Flyer Carpark All Categories What to Carry • Cap/Sunglasses/Sunscreen • Comfortable attire & footwear • Drinks (water is the best) • Camera • Banners/Flags/Props • Whistles/Loudhailers • Raincoat/Umbrella What to Say: • • • • All the way! You can do it! Keep going! Go, go, go! • • • • Only 10km more to go! (when it is still a long way to finish) Just 2 more hours to the end! (when it is still a long time later) Faster, faster! (when the runner is out of breath) Smile, smile, have fun! (when the runner is clearly struggling) Cheer Mobiles Hop on and off our free shuttle buses which will ferry you to our Cheer Points to catch your runners. Get on board our Cheer Mobiles and get a free Cheer Kit to cheer on the runners. Buses are available at the Marathon Start Point at Orchard Road, for you to follow your runners. Our Cheer Mobiles run from 05:30am to 12:00pm, at 20-minute intervals. Visit for more information. Cheer Mobile Route Route 1 Route 2 Location Landmark Bus Stop behind 313 Somerset, along Somerset Rd Orchard Road Bus Stop behind 313 Somerset, along Somerset Rd East Coast Park Bus stop at ECP Carpark F3 Marina Barrage Carpark East Coast Park ECP Carpark D4 F1 Pit Building Stop opposite the Pit Building Padang Bus Stop outside Capitol Building Padang Bus Stop outside Capitol Building Route Direction Only the first shuttle service begins at Orchard Road. Subsequent services loop from ECP car park F3 to Capitol Building. Loop Service - Marina Route Landmark Orchard Road Loop Service ECP Route Location Route Direction Only the first shuttle service begins at Orchard Road. Subsequent services loop from Marina Barrage Carpark to Capitol Building.
  59. 59. Pg 57 Cheer Mobile Shuttle Timings Route 1 Departure ORCHARD: Bus Stop behind 313 Somerset along Somerset Road EAST COAST PARK: Bus Stop at Carpark F3 EAST COAST PARK: Carpark D4 05:30am 06:05am 06:15am 05:40am 06:15am 06:25am 05:50am 06:25am 06:35am PADANG: Bus Stop outside Capitol Building EAST COAST PARK: Bus Stop at Carpark F3 EAST COAST PARK: Carpark D4 06:40am 07:15am 07:25am 07:00am 07:35am 07:45am 07:20am 07:55am 08:05am 07:40am 08:15am 08:25am 08:00am 08:35am 08:45am 08:20am 08:55am 09:05am 08:40am 09:15am 09:25am 09:00am 09:35am 09:45am 09:20am 09:55am 10:05am 09:40am 10:15am 10:25am
  60. 60. Pg 58 Cheer Mobile Shuttle Timings Route 2 Departure ORCHARD: Bus Stop behind 313 Somerset along Somerset Road MARINA BARRAGE: Carpark OPPOSITE F1 PIT BUILDING 06:00am 06:20am 06:35am 06:10am 06:30am 06:45am 06:20am 06:40am 06:55am PADANG: Bus Stop outside Capitol Building MARINA BARRAGE: Carpark OPPOSITE F1 PIT BUILDING 06:40am 07:00am 07:15am 07:00am 07:20am 07:35am 07:20am 07:40am 07:55am 07:40am 08:00am 08:15am 08:00am 08:20am 08:35am 08:20am 08:40am 08:55am 08:40am 09:00am 09:15am 09:00am 09:20am 09:35am 09:20am 09:40am 09:55am 09:40am 10:00am 10:15am 10:00am 10:10am 10:25am 10:20am 10:40am 10:55am 10:40am 11:00am 11:15am 11:00am 11:20am 11:35am 11:20am 11:40am 11:55am
  61. 61. Pg 59 Post-Race Reminders Baggage Have you picked up your bags from the Baggage Tent? Owners of unclaimed bags will be given until 6 December 2013 to collect them at the Spectrum Worldwide office at 221 Henderson Road, #01-02, Henderson Building, Singapore 159557. The collection hours are: 09:30 am – 05:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Any deposited bags not collected after the grace period will be donated to charity or disposed of at the discretion of the organisers. Finisher’s Medal All runners who complete their race will receive their medals at the Athlete Welfare Area (AWA) tent. Results, Certificates & Timings Results* will be posted on the official website by 06:00pm on race day. All results and rankings are according to “Gun Time”, in compliance with IAAF rules. “Net” Chip Time will be provided to give runners an idea of their actual timings. Race results are final. Appeals over disputes by (potential) prize winners must be presented in writing and made in person on-site at the information booth, within 30 minutes of the prize presentation or the results’ publication on site notice board, whichever is earlier. Appeals by other participants must be submitted in writing within 7 days from race day. All appeals are subject to a S$50 appeal fee. The organiser’s decision is final. E-certificates will be made available on the official website by 12:00pm on the next day. For more information, please call 6643 9191 or email *Ekiden results will only be posted by 11:00pm on race day. is the Official Race Photographer of the event. Runners can order their pictures from within 48 hours of the race. A suggestion: clearly display your bib number on the front of your running top. Raise your arms and give a winning smile as you cross the Finish Line. A moment captured is a moment re-lived. RUN FOR A REASON “After running for so long, i started to feel pain on my left knee. I told myself not to give up. As long as I am still able, I will continue running.” Li Wei Qiang
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