Registration for The Straits Times Run in the City 2016 will open at 2pm today, and the ones who stand to get the biggest bang for their buck will be former participants in the four-year-old event.
Runners who took part in any of the previous three editions - 2013 at the Punggol Waterway and 2014 and 2015 at the Singapore Sports Hub - will enjoy a special rate of $38 for the 5km fun run and $48 and $58, respectively, for the 10km and 18.45km competitive runs for the May 22 event.
ST Run organising committee chairman Marc Lim said: "The event has grown in size and prominence over the years, and none of that would have been possible without the loyal support of those who have taken part in our event.
ST Run 2016 fees
Loyal Runner rate*
• OCBC Mighty Savers 5km Family Run $38
• 10km competitive run $48
• 18.45km competitive run $58
* Open only to runners who took part in any of the 2013, 2014 or 2015 ST Run editions
OCBC Card member rate*
• OCBC Mighty Savers 5km Family Run $42
• 10km competitive run $52
• 18.45km competitive run $62
* For OCBC credit card holders
• OCBC Mighty Savers 5km Family Run $45
• 10km competitive run $55
• 18.45km competitive run $65
Registration begins from 2pm today
More than $500 worth, including:
• One limited-edition New Balance "NB DRY" running vest worth $49
• One limited-edition New Balance "NB DRY" Finisher Tee worth $49
• One limited-edition finisher's medal
• Chan Brothers Travel discount vouchers worth $200 (terms and conditions apply)
• True Fitness 10-day passes worth $110
"So, as we turn four this year, we would like to reward our loyal runners with a special rate."
Runners need only key in their NRIC number during registration and the database will verify that they are former participants and apply the special rate.
Those who did not take part in previous editions can still get a $3 discount off the full rates of $45, $55 and $65, respectively, if they are OCBC credit card holders.
OCBC Bank is also partnering the ST Run for the third straight year, with an emphasis on getting families to take part in the 5km fun run, which has been named the OCBC Mighty Saver 5km Family Run.
Said Ms Koh Ching Ching, head of group corporate communications for OCBC: "We are happy to be part of The Straits Times Run for the third consecutive year.
"It is great for us to come on board the OCBC Mighty Saver 5km Family Run, which aims to promote closer family bonds through an active lifestyle."
Other companies have also come on board this year and are offering each participant more than $500 in entitlements.
These range from a limited- edition New Balance vest and T-shirt (each worth $49), Chan Brothers Travel discount vouchers (worth $200) and True Fitness 10-day passes (worth $110).
Presenting sponsor Panasonic, which is backing the event for the fourth year, will also be offering runners plenty of goodies - in the form of prizes for the competitive categories and for various contests.
This year's event will be held at the F1 Pit Building, and will provide runners with views of the city.