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Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will return with a new revamped logo as a full-scale event in December



Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will return as a full-scale event in December with up to 50,000 participants expected, after two editions that were adjusted and pared back because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) is back this year in its unique structure and to celebrate its return, another SCSM logo was revealed.

Up to 50,000 runners are supposed to stir things up around town as the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) gets back to its full physical format this year interestingly beginning around 2019, organizers announced on Wednesday (June 22).

The 5km and 10km runs will happen on Dec 3 while the 21.1km half marathon and 42.195km will occur on Dec 4.

Priority registration opens at 10 am on June 23 for SCSM 300km Club runners as well as participants of the full marathon in the 2019 SCSM.

Public registration begins at 10 am on June 24.

Before the pandemic, the yearly marquee event normally saw around 50,000 nearby and unfamiliar participants.

Last year’s hybrid format had 4,000 runners in the Ekiden (team of four), 5km, and 10km events at The Float @ Marina Bay for the main in-person mass participation event since the pandemic.

Interestingly beginning around 2019, the current year’s race will see a mass beginning and road race format, as well as a full and half marathon, the organizers said in a news release on Wednesday (Jun 22).

While the 2020 edition was held with a “hybrid race format” featuring expanded reality, 2021 saw in-person running profit from a restricted scale.

“Last year’s edition, the largest in-person running event held in Singapore since the COVID-19 pandemic began, saw 4,000 runners flagged off in waves of 50 – with three moving off every 10 seconds – to ensure safe distancing,” the organizers said.

“In addition, only the 5km, 10km, and the relay categories were held in-person to keep the participant numbers low.

“With events in Singapore reopening to full capacity, this year’s SCSM is expected to draw up to 50,000 participants over the two-day event from Dec 3 to Dec 4.”

Prevailing COVID-19 safe administration estimates will be set up during the event, and road closures can be anticipated during the event.

The marathon and half marathon, nonetheless, were offered exclusively in a virtual format as a part of the SCSM’s Virtual Race (VR) Grand Finale. The other VR classes were 5km, 10km, Kids 1.5km, and Kids 3km.

Managing director of Asia for the Ironman Group Jeff Edwards said: “With the restrictions easing, we are delighted to be able to organise an event that our runners have grown to love year after year.

“We have full confidence that this year’s event will mark the safe return of mass participation events as we come back bigger than 2021, with more in-person race categories and a mass start.”

Lim Teck Yin, Sport Singapore’s chief executive added that the event “reaffirms our commitment to bring mass participation events back” while growing and engaging the local running community.

He added: “Running has featured as one of Singaporeans’ most popular physical activities over the years, with more people taking it up in the last two years.

“The welcome return of a full-scale SCSM will once again bring new and experienced runners, families, and friends together to challenge themselves, train, and bond towards a year-end goal.”

This year, participants can likewise sign up for the Double Up Challenge, in which they should finish the 5km or 10km race as well as the half marathon or full marathon. They will accept a special medal upon completion

Prevailing safe administration estimates will be set up and road closures are normal. Further details will be given soon.

The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon gets back with a new revamped logo

Another SCSM logo, featuring Singapore’s most renowned icons the Merlion and the Orchid, was additionally uncovered.

The new logo is fronted by two of Singapore’s most well-known icons, the Merlion and the Orchid. The Merlion is to mean the event’s situation as a city race while the Orchid, known to symbolize hardiness and resilience, is to address the Singapore soul. The logo will be shown in all key branding materials, including race singlets, marketing collaterals, and event signages.

The current year’s run will incorporate the Half Marathon 21.1km and Marathon 42.195km categories to cater to additional runners. Participants will actually want to partake in the Double Up Challenge, permitting runners to participate in two races. Runners can either register for the 5km or 10km category as well as the Half Marathon 21.1km or Marathon 42.195km.

Last year in Hong Kong, Reckitt and its brand Dettol joined forces with Standard Chartered’s Hong Kong as the official hygiene partner for the marathon in Hong Kong.

In the meantime, Standard chartered had likewise turned into the furthest down the line bank to step into the metaverse through a partnership with Animoca Brands’ auxiliary The Sandbox, making imaginative encounters for clients and the local area in Hong Kong.

The event end of the week will start off on Dec 3 with 5km and 10km races. The 21.1km half marathon and the 42.195km marathon will be held the next day.

Members have the choice of taking on the event’s Double Up Challenge which will expect them to run the 5km or 10km race followed by the half or full marathon on sequential days.

A children’s dash will likewise be held, with details to be announced sometime in the future.

Priority registration for the event will start at 10 am on Thursday. This is available to individuals from the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 300km club and runners who partook in the full marathon in 2019.

Registration for the overall public will start at 10 am on Friday.

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