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Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2021: Singapore Marathon to return in Hybrid Format

This year's Singapore Marathon will feature two Grand Finale celebrations, including an in-person event on 4-5 December at The Float @ Marina Bay

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3 November 2021, Singapore - Running enthusiasts, rejoice! The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) will be returning next month in a hybrid format for the second straight year, and this time features an in-person event, something which wasn't available in the 2020 edition.

The in-person Grand Finale will offer limited slots for fully-vaccinated individuals or individuals with a valid pre-event test (PET) result for the duration of the event to participate in three different categories: the 5KM, 10KM and the Toyota Ekiden (team of 4).

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A special live broadcast of the Grand Finale will also be shown on 4 December on Mediacorp Channel 5, which will walk viewers through the heritage of SCSM, highlighting memorable moments and stories of those who have been part of the journey.

Participants this year will yet again be able to run through the scenic Marina Bay in what the organisers termed "a display of strength and unity that celebrates Singapore’s resilience amid the global pandemic".

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While there will be no road closures for the event, prevailing Safe Management Measures (SMMs) will be in place to safeguard the health and safety of all participants.

For the second straight year, SCSM will also feature a special series on SCSM Virtual Club (VC). This will culminate in a Virtual Race (VR) Grand Finale that will take place from 1 to 12 December on SCSM's Virtual Club platform.

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This will cater to those who want to be part of the Grand Finale celebration, but prefer to run at a time and route of their preference, and can do so for the 5KM, 10KM, Half Marathon, Kids VR 1.5KM an Kids VR 3KM categories for the VR Grand Finale.

In the lead-up to the Grand Finale, the SCSM VC will host a VR Marathon in November where registered participants will be challenged to complete the total marathon distance of 42.195KM over multiple sessions.

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It will feature iconic running routes in Singapore for participants to try as part of their outdoor running trails. More information on the routes will be announced on SCSM social platforms later this month. Participants also have the option of purchasing a limited-edition SCSM VR Marathon 2021 medal to commemorate their achievement.

Jeff Edwards, Managing Director of Asia for The IRONMAN Group said, “We have been working closely with Sport Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Standard Chartered Bank, and all other stakeholders to explore the best way forward for the 2021 edition of SCSM."

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"As the uncertainty of the pandemic has continued, the race will once again be conducted in a hybrid format, as this prioritises the health and well-being of participants, community, supporters, and employees while still delivering an exciting event experience for all.

Participating safely at the in-person Grand Finale

As part of the safety measures, all participants registered for the in-person Grand Finale event on 4 and 5 December will need to be either fully vaccinated or undergo Pre-Event Testing (PET) in accordance to prevailing government guidelines for sporting events.

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Fully-vaccinated participants will be required to undergo self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART). Participants must also use the TraceTogether token or app at the event venue and are required to abide by safe management measures at all times as well.

Registration for the SCSM 2021 Grand Finale events (5KM, 10KM or Toyota Ekiden) will be opened to the public, in limited slots, from today (3 November) at 4pm.

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Interested participants may also sign up for the SCSM 2021 VR Grand Finale categories – 5KM, 10KM, Half Marathon, Kids VR 1.5KM or Kids VR 3KM.

In addition to registering for the event, participants may purchase the SCSM 2021 VR Grand Finale entitlements and SCSM VR Marathon medals, which are subject to availability.

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The SCSM 2021 Grand Finale medal design has also been unveiled and is fronted by the Merlion, a unique and iconic symbol of Singapore, with key landmarks of the city’s famed Marina Bay area such as Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer.

Participants in the Grand Finale will receive the medal and a 20-year celebratory t-shirt upon completion of their run on 4 and 5 December.

Participants of the VR Grand Finale categories will also have the option of purchasing the Grand Finale medal as well as the celebratory t-shirt which they will receive via courier service (subject to delivery fees).


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