The event organiser Spectrum Worldwide has unveiled a significant change to the route which sets to reduce congestion at the merging point of various categories for this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2014. Those who have signed up for this iconic marathon, please read on to be aware of the changes to ensure a smoother and enjoyable run.
Major Routes Amendment
For the Half Marathon route, at about 18km point, runners will now get off the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) via the exit ramp leading to Maxwell Road. They will then make their way through the Central Business District via Robinson Road – Collyer Quay – Anderson Bridge and to finish at the Padang. The reason for this route revision is to reduce the 3km congestion which was traditionally a concern in previous years.
With this revised running route, the Half Marathon participants (more than 12,000 runners) will be effectively separated from the Marathon and 10km runners. Don’t worry, you’ll still get to see one another after the race.
Additionally, the Marathon and 10km participants can enjoy a more visible path along the Republic Boulevard – Raffles Ave – Esplanade Drive stretch – until the final 500m, where the runners of all three distance categories will merge just before Anderson Bridge, for their final journey to the finish line.
Like previous editions, all categories will have wave starts to reduce congestion within the first kilometers of the race.
Well, this gives the Marathon participants another reason to take part in the SCMS this year with the revised route which allows them plenty of opportunity to run up-close to and take in the magnificent sights around the Sports Hub.
Registrations remain open for all categories until midnight on 31 October 2014. Late entries may still be accepted after this date but participants will have to pay a $20 late fee and will not receive a personalised race bib. So hurry and sign up today!