Sign-ups for ST Run in the City to start on Wednesday

The May 22 ST Run in the City will take runners through some of Singapore's most iconic city landmarks such as Jubilee Bridge (above). Sign-up rates for the event range from $38 to $65.
The May 22 ST Run in the City will take runners through some of Singapore's most iconic city landmarks such as Jubilee Bridge (above). Sign-up rates for the event range from $38 to $65.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Registration for The Straits Times Run 2016 will start next Wednesday.

This year's event, the ST Run in the City, will be held on May 22 and see runners start and end at the F1 Pit Building. It will take participants through some of Singapore's most iconic city landmarks, including the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Jubilee Bridge.

To reward returning participants, any runner who has taken part in a previous edition of the Run, which was held at the Punggol Waterway in 2013 and the Singapore Sports Hub for the last two years, will get a loyalty discount.

Sign-up fees for them are $38 (5km run), $48 (10km) and $58 (18.45km). First-time participants will have to pay $45, $55 and $65 respectively for the three categories. More details on pricing options and race-pack entitlements will be revealed next Wednesday.

Runners can also look forward to many race elements that made last year's edition an enjoyable one, such as live music along the route.

This year's event will also feature a post-race carnival, complete with entertainment as well as food and beverage stalls. The event is organised with the runners in mind, but will also be open to friends and families of those taking part.

There will also be a familiar name backing the event. Consumer electronics giant Panasonic will again be the run's presenting sponsor, the fourth time it is partnering the annual mass run.

Said Mr Daniel Tan, director of Panasonic Singapore: "We are excited to be the main sponsor of the ST Run for the fourth consecutive year. At Panasonic, we are committed to provide better living for our customers not only through our eco and smart solutions, but also by promoting a healthy lifestyle.

"Over the past three years, we have seen the positive impact of the Run in promoting healthy living among the community. We are happy to continue our partnership with the ST Run this year to further our commitment for 'A Better Life, A Better World' by promoting green, healthy and smart living."

Added ST Run organising committee chairman Marc Lim: "We are very grateful to have had Panasonic grow with us, from a park-connector run in 2013 to one of the main city runs in this run-loving nation of ours. ST Run participants have been treated to scores of Panasonic prizes and I am sure this year's participants will be looking forward to winning more goodies."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2016, with the headline 'Sign-ups for ST Run in the City to start on Wednesday'. Print Edition | Subscribe