F1 treats for ST Run participants

Runners making their way past the Singapore Flyer during the ST Run at the Hub in September 2014. Aspects of F1 will be woven into this year's ST Run in the City on May 22, and runners will stand to win tickets worth over $12,000 to the Singapore Gra
Runners making their way past the Singapore Flyer during the ST Run at the Hub in September 2014. Aspects of F1 will be woven into this year's ST Run in the City on May 22, and runners will stand to win tickets worth over $12,000 to the Singapore Grand Prix in September. ST FILE PHOTO

The excitement of Formula One will be coming to The Straits Times Run in the City. The Singapore Grand Prix has partnered the ST Run to give runners a unique race-day experience during the event on May 22.

Apart from treating participants to a post-race carnival with F1-related entertainment and interactive zones, runners will also stand to win tickets worth over $12,000 to the Sept 16 to 18 Singapore GP.

Said ST Run organising committee chairman Marc Lim: ''We're thrilled to have on board the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix as the official event partner of the run.

''The Singapore GP has firmly established itself as one of Singapore's must-watch events on the sporting calendar. And with the ST Run taking place at the F1 Pit Building this year, we could not have asked for a more ideal partner in creating a unique experience for our participants.''

Right from the flag-off and through to the post-race carnival, runners will find aspects of F1 woven into the ST Run. From starting on the same starting grid as the F1 speed machines, to the top runners being greeted at the finish line by a chequered flag, the runners will be forgiven if they imagine themselves to be a Ferrari or a Red Bull.

Those yearning for more F1 action can head to the post-race carnival where the Singapore GP mascot and grid girls will be meeting the crowd and also playing games where attractive prizes can be won.

There will also be interactive zones where runners and their families can pose with cut-outs of popular F1 drivers like Lewis Hamilton.

But that is not all. For early-bird sign-ups of the ST Run, 10 pairs of tickets worth $12,320 will be given to 10 lucky runners. These tickets range from four Pit Grandstand passes (worth $2,576 for each pair), eight Padang Grandstand seats (worth $1,196 for each pair) and eight Bay Grandstand tickets (worth $596 for each pair). Runners have to sign up at www.straitstimesrun.com by April 4 to qualify for this giveaway.

To top it all off, three pairs of Thursday Pit Lane Passes and a pair of Drivers' Autograph Session passes can also be won in a contest exclusively for ST Run participants. Details of this contest and how to win these ''money-can't-buy'' passes will be announced at a later date.

Said Mr Lim: ''The ST Run aims to always provide runners with a new experience and with the excitement of F1 incorporated into this year's event, the 2016 ST Run in the City promises to be a truly memorable affair.''

To purchase tickets for the 2016 Singapore GP, go to http://tickets.singaporegp.sg/

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2016, with the headline 'F1 treats for ST Run participants'. Print Edition | Subscribe