ST Run 2017: Online registration for The Straits Times Run now open

Panasonic will be giving away its latest OLED TV worth $10,999 in a lucky draw for ST Run participants. This year's ST Run, which ends at the Padang, will take participants past iconic sights in the heart of the city, such as Marina Bay Sands, Esplan
This year’s ST Run, which ends at the Padang, will take participants past iconic sights in the heart of the city, such as Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade Bridge and the Singapore Flyer. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The Straits Times (ST) Run opened its online registration on Tuesday (April 4) at 8am local time.

By 4:30pm, 398 participants had signed up for the fifth edition of the run.

This year, a partnership between the ST Run and the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) will feature an eight-month running programme to prepare participants for the ST Run's 18.45km race in July and the SCMS' half or full marathon in December.

The ST Run, which ended at the Singapore Sports Hub in 2014 and 2015 and at the F1 Pit Building last year, will end at the Padang this year.

Participants can opt for the 10km run or test their stamina in the 18.45km route and enjoy the post-race carnival later.

The eight-month programme will be led by 2013 SEA Games marathon champion Mok Ying Ren, who will provide weekly articles in The Straits Times, offering tips for training as well as general advice.

Each participant will receive a goody bag worth more than $400. Each runner will get a limited-edition New Balance "NB DRY" running vest and T-shirt worth $49 each, a finisher's medal and Great Eastern insurance for the duration of the race.

Discounts from New Balance, Mobot and a 10-day True Fitness pass also await participants.

Registration can be done online at straitstimesrun.com