Singapore – Apart from Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon’s exciting announcement of targetting 2021 to meet all requirements for induction as member in Abbott World Marathon Major series of events, it also unveiled that the 2019 edition of the race will upgrade the athlete experience with a new 6pm evening flag-off on Saturday, 30th November for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and Ekiden distances while shifting to a three-day event format.
The Kids Dash will take place on Friday, 29th November while the 5km and 10km races will take place on Sunday, 1st December providing a distance for everyone. These steps were taken to further the appeal of the race for participants and spectators and are significant towards the goal of SCSM being inducted into the illustrious Abbott World Marathon Majors (Abbott WMM), a series of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world.
If successful, SCSM would become the seventh marathon within Abbott WMM joining the BMW Berlin Marathon, Boston Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, and the Tokyo Marathon. The SCSM has been recognized as a Gold Label event by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since 2021 for its world-class excellence in global sporting significance, organizational quality, athletes’ safety, and compliance with the IAAF Rules and Regulations.
Singapore has shown it is an ideal year-round run destination to the international running community and will see the best elite and elite wheelchair division in event history. Since the inaugural race in 1982, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon has grown to a globally significant event that attracts approximately 50,000 runners each year across all race categories from more than 125 countries, regions, and territories.
The three-day event will kick off with the Kids Dash on Friday evening at 7pm while the 5km and 10km categories will flag off on Sunday morning at 8.30am and 6.30am respectively.
To register and for more information, please visit www.singaporemarathon.com.