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SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Introduces New NS50 Team Run Category

by On May 4, 2017

To commemorate 50 Years of National Service (NS50) and to celebrate the event’s Silver Jubilee, SSBR & AHM 2017 promises a unique and exciting experience.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Introduces New NS50 Team Run Category

Jointly organised by SAFRA and the Army with the aim of promoting fitness and bonding among SAF active servicemen, NSmen and their families, The SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (SSBR & AHM) attracted over 42,000 participants last year.

This year, the SSBR & AHM 2017 will take place on Sunday, 20 August 2017. The race will flag off at Esplanade Bridge and conclude at the Padang. There will be fun-filled activities for national servicemen and their families to enjoy after the run at the Padang.

Singapore Armed Forces National Servicemen (SAF NSmen) and their family members will continue to enjoy special rates across all categories as a recognition for their contributions to Singapore’s defence and support for NS respectively.

In addition to its four established run categories – the 21km Army Half Marathon, SAFRA 10km Race, SAFRA 5km Fun Run and 800m Family Challenge – SSBR & AHM 2017 introduces a new category called NS50 Team Run.

NS50 Team Run

The NS50 Team Run category aims to provide the opportunity for past and present SAF NSmen to gather and further strengthen their NS bonding, which was forged through common experiences and shared contributions in serving the nation.

In NS50 Team Run category, each team consists of 10 runners, who will complete 5km together to clock a total distance of 50km to commemorate 50 Years of National Service (NS50) and the event’s Silver Jubilee. Participants of NS50 Team Run category will receive limited edition finisher tees and special commemorative medals.

Colonel (NS) Simon Lim, Chairman of the SSBR & AHM 2017 organising committee and Director of National Service Affairs, Ministry of Defence, remarked,

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“This is a significant year as we commemorate the role of NS and the contributions of generations of national servicemen in Singapore’s continued stability and progress. The NS50 Team Run is one of the many initiatives that we will be introducing at this year’s event. The commitment of our NSmen has played a critical role in enabling us to achieve this significant milestone, and we hope that many of them will participate in this new category to rekindle their NS friendships, to join the run together and keep their camaraderie strong.”

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Introduces New NS50 Team Run Category

Photo Credit: MINDEF

Entitlements

All participants of the 21km Army Half Marathon, SAFRA 10km Race, SAFRA 5km Fun Run and NS50 Team Run categories will receive:

  1. SSBR & AHM ARMY Singlet (for all SAF Active Servicemen, NSmen) or Event Tee (for SAFRA members, SAF Family members and members of the public)
  2. Exclusive Finisher Tee (21km finisher and NS50 Team Run finisher only)
  3. Timing Device (21km and 10km only)
  4. Personalised Participant Bib
  5. Exclusive Finisher Medal
  6. Personalised e-Certificate
  7. SSBR & AHM 25th Edition Shoe Bag (for SAF NSmen, family members of SAF national servicemen and members of the public)
  8. Insurance Coverage

Meanwhile, participants of 800m Family Challenge will receive a pair of 800m Family Challenge Event Tees, a pair of personalised participant bibs, a pair of exclusive finisher medals, SSBR & AHM 25th edition shoe bag (for SAF NSmen, family members of SAF national servicemen and the public) and insurance coverage.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Introduces New NS50 Team Run Category

Registration

Early Bird Registration is from 30 April to 11 June 2017.

The fees are as follows:

  • 21km Army Half Marathon: SAF NSmen* - S$16, SAFRA Members - S$46, SAF Family Members+ - S$51, Public - S$65
  • SAFRA 10km Race: SAF NSmen* - S$12, SAFRA Members - S$33, SAF Family Members+ - S$37, Public - S$47
  • New NS50 Team Run (5km x 10 pax): SAF NSmen* - S$12 per pax
  • SAFRA 5km Fun Run: SAF NSmen* - S$9, SAFRA Members - S$21, SAF Family Members+ - S$12, Public - S$30
  • 800m Family Challenge: SAF NSmen* - S$10, SAFRA Members - S$10, SAF Family Members+ - S$12, Public - S$20
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Normal Registration is from 12 June to 26 July 2017.

The fees are as follows:

  • 21km Army Half Marathon: SAF NSmen* - S$18, SAFRA Members - S$56, SAF Family Members+ - S$62, Public - S$75
  • SAFRA 10km Race: SAF NSmen* - S$14, SAFRA Members - S$38, SAF Family Members+ - S$44, Public - S$55
  • New NS50 Team Run (5km x 10 pax): SAF NSmen* - S$15 per pax
  • SAFRA 5km Fun Run: SAF NSmen* - S$9, SAFRA Members - S$21, SAF Family Members+ - S$12, Public - S$30
  • 800m Family Challenge: SAF NSmen* - S$10, SAFRA Members - S$10, SAF Family Members+ - S$12, Public - S$20

Prices stated above are inclusive of 7% GST.

*Only NSmen (Operationally Ready National Servicemen, MINDEF Reserves & Ex-NSmen) from the three arms of the Singapore Armed Forces - the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

+Only applicable to family members (parents, siblings, spouse and children) of registered active servicemen and NSmen. Family members must be nominated to enjoy the SAF Family rate. Each SAF active serviceman and NSman can nominate up to five immediate family members to enjoy this rate during registration.

Register now to be a part of the NS50 (50 Years of National Service) celebration.

Eva is a casual runner who has been hooked on marathons since her first race in 2011. She’s content to spend her weekends only on running. She is also a hiking enthusiast and traveling addict. When she’s not doing outdoor activities, she indulges in reading.

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