This year, the race will begin and end at Singapore’s newest iconic landmark, Gardens by the Bay, and will see passionate runners setting paces past iconic sites such as the Flower Dome, Heritage Gardens, Golden & Silver Gardens, Dragonfly Lake and Bay East Garden, the Singapore Flyer and the Floating Platform. This race route will make history as one of the first mass race to be held at the much-anticipated venue of Gardens by the Bay.
With a unique 16.8km route, the city race is targeted at everyone who likes to run – from the social runner, to the serious athlete. One of the objectives of the adidas KOTR is also to encourage runners to take part in all five adidas KOTR events across Southeast Asia, as the total distance completed will be the equivalent of two full marathons (84km).
Another uniqueness about the adidas KOTR is its race theme - "Colours' that is represented through the variety of coloured adidas race t-shirts that participants will don. The multi-colour apparels showcased are meant to represent the vibrancy of the Southeast Asia’s sports scene, making the adidas KOTR the most colourful race in the region!
The adidas KOTR is aimed at bringing runners together from around the region. Each country is a qualifying leg towards the finals, which will be held here in Singapore on 28 October 2012. The winner of each country's 16.8km closed category will win an expense paid trip to Singapore to compete with the best of the best in Southeast Asia. An estimated total of over 12,000 passionate runners are expected to pound the streets of Singapore.