- This year’s event, scheduled for 3 and 4 December, marks the return of road racing and the Marathon 42.195km and Half Marathon 21.1km.
- Public registration for SCSM2022 now open at singaporemarathon.com. Standard Chartered cardholders will enjoy a 15% discount.
- A new logo, featuring the Merlion and Orchid, unveiled to celebrate the culture of Singapore and return of up to 50,000 participants in a mass start format.
SINGAPORE, 22 June 2022/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ (SCSM), is back. With a mass start and road race format, the event is back in its true form for the first time since 2019, marking the return of the Half Marathon 21.1km and Marathon 42.195km categories to cater for more runners.
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. 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 3 to 4 December.
Prevailing Safe Management Measures (SMMs) will still be in place to safeguard the health and safety of all participants. Road closures should also be expected to provide runners an enjoyable experience running through the city once again, while ensuring that road traffic continues to run smoothly. More details on the closures are to be confirmed.
“After SCSM2021, we’ve been constantly monitoring the status of the pandemic in Singapore while working closely with Sport Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Standard Chartered Bank, and all other stakeholders to determine the format for the 2022 edition. With the restrictions easing, we are delighted to be able to organise an event that our runners have grown to love year after year,” said Jeff Edwards, Managing Director of Asia for The IRONMAN Group. “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.”
With this year’s edition back to full-scale, participants will also be able to sign up for the Double Up Challenge. With limited slots available, runners can take part in not one, but two races. They can choose to register for either the 5km or 10km category, combined with a Half Marathon 21.1km or Marathon 42.195km. Upon completion, they will receive their respective event finisher medals and an exclusive Double Up Challenge medal.
Unveiling SCSM’s brand new logo
A new logo for the SCSM was unveiled to celebrate the return of a full-scale event and represents the roots of this long-standing event. The logo is fronted by two of Singapore’s most famous icons: the Merlion and the Orchid. The Merlion, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, is a Singapore icon that is featured in the new SCSM logo to signify the event’s positioning as a city race. The Orchid, is known to symbolise hardiness and resilience – qualities that reflect the Singapore spirit to go beyond and achieve greatness by defying limits and boundaries. The new logo will be displayed in all key branding materials such as the race singlet, marketing collaterals and event signages.
Patrick Lee, Cluster CEO, Singapore and ASEAN Markets (Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and representative offices), Standard Chartered said: “Standard Chartered is proud to have been the title sponsor of Singapore’s marquee running event for over 20 years. We have seen the event grow, improve and innovate over the years, and are very excited to bring back a full-scale city road race to our community here this year. The new Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon logo marks another milestone in Standard Chartered’s partnership with the Singapore Marathon. We look forward to continuing the development of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon as a key community and sporting lifestyle event in Singapore.”
Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board added: “As we welcome more visitors back to Singapore, premier sporting events such as the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2022 will reinforce our position as a leading destination for sports in the region and boost our reputation as a vibrant business and lifestyle destination. We are excited to welcome back runners from all over the world to experience the sights and sounds of our beautiful city and hope they will enjoy their time here.”
Lim Teck Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Singapore, shared: “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 not only reaffirms our commitment to bring mass participation events back, but also to grow and engage the local running community, providing a world class stage for Singaporeans of all abilities to race alongside each other.
The two-day event will kick off with 5km and 10km on Saturday morning, while the Marathon 42.195km and Half Marathon 21.1km categories will flag off on Sunday morning. More details about Kids Dash, route, and race expo will be announced later.
Public registration is now open. Standard Chartered cardholders can enjoy a 15% discount. Corporate rates are also available upon request. For more information, please visit www.singaporemarathon.com.
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About Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is the leading mass participation run and only World Athletics Gold Label race in South East Asia. Since 2002, the race has brought runners unparalleled running experiences, threading through the heart of the city seeing iconic heritage buildings and against one of the world’s most iconic city skylines and past some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. SCSM compromises of five categories; Marathon 42.195km, Half Marathon 21.1km, 10km, 5km, and Kids Dash. The race has been a catalyst to growing the local and regional running community, bringing together approximately 50,000 professional, amateur, avid and leisure runners yearly. For more information, visit www.singaporemarathon.com.
About Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore is part of an international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets for more than 160 years and serving clients in a further 83. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.
The Bank has a history of 163 years in Singapore, where we opened our first branch in 1859. In October 1999, we were among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) license, an endorsement of the Group’s longstanding commitment to our business in the country.
Singapore is home to the majority of our global business leadership, our technology operations, as well as SC Ventures, our innovation hub. In 2013, the Bank transferred our Singapore Retail and SME businesses to a locally incorporated subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited (“SCBSL”). And in May 2019, we fully consolidated our business operations in Singapore through the transfer of our Commercial Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Private Banking businesses to SCBSL. SCBSL is one of the highest-rated banks globally: A1/Stable by Moody’s Investor Services, A/Stable by Standard & Poor’s and A/Stable by Fitch Ratings. In August 2020, we were the first and only bank to be awarded the “Significantly Rooted Foreign Bank” (SRFB) status by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In December 2020, we were granted enhanced SRFB privileges, in recognition of the significantly higher degree of rootedness exceeding the SRFB baseline criteria.
In Singapore, we support both individual and corporate needs to build wealth and drive commerce at every step of their journey. We do this by offering an entire range of financial services across personal, priority and private banking as well as our business, and corporate, commercial & institutional banking teams. The Bank has a network of 13 branches, 4 Priority Banking centres, 1 International Banking and Priority Private Centre and 23 ATMs. For more information, please visit www.sc.com/sg
About Singapore Tourism Board
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the lead development agency for tourism, one of Singapore’s key economic sectors. Together with industry partners and the community, we shape a dynamic Singapore tourism landscape. We bring the Passion Made Possible brand to life by differentiating Singapore as a vibrant destination that inspires people to share and deepen their passions.
About Sport Singapore
As the national sports agency, Sport Singapore’s core purpose is to inspire the Singapore spirit and transform Singapore through sport. Through innovative, fun and meaningful sporting experiences, our mission is to reach out and serve communities across Singapore with passion and pride. With Vision 2030 – Singapore’s sports master plan, our mandate goes beyond winning medals. Sport Singapore uses sport to create greater sporting opportunities and access, more inclusivity and integration as well as broader development of capabilities. Sport Singapore works with a vast network of public-private-people sector partners for individuals to live better through sport. To find out more, visit SportSG’s websites at www.sportsingapore.gov.sg and www.circle.myactivesg.com/stories.
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.
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