Athletics: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Kids Dash to be held on Orchard Road

SINGAPORE - For the first time, the 600m Kids Dash ahead of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) will be run on Orchard Road, with the shopping street to be closed specially for this event.

It will take place on Dec 3 at 6pm, allowing parents to accompany their children before taking part in their SCMS main events a day later on Sunday.

Kids Dash registration is available for $25 at http://www.marathonsingapore.com/

An expected 5,000 young runners aged six to 13 - dressed in elf-inspired green SCMS tees and reindeer antlers - will race amid the sparkling Christmas lights from Ngee Ann City towards the finish line at ION Orchard.

Mr Steven Goh, executive director of Orchard Road Business Association, said: "The lights, decorations and costumes will, no doubt, add to the festive cheer and we look forward to the children enjoying themselves."

Christmas this year will also come extra early for 30 lucky Kids Dash participants, who will experience football training the Liverpool way on Nov 6. They can pick up skills from Liverpool Academy coaches from Melwood. Registration is at http://bit.ly/2dN7Ahz