Families set for fun-filled morning outing

Over 13,000 people are expected for the fourth edition of the event. Runners can get their photos taken at this booth at the ST Run post-race carnival at the F1 Pit Building.
Over 13,000 people are expected for the fourth edition of the event. Runners can get their photos taken at this booth at the ST Run post-race carnival at the F1 Pit Building.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

From live music to Formula One replica cars, grid girls and food trucks, there are plenty of activities to welcome runners and the public alike at The Straits Times Run in the City post-race carnival.

Whether you turn up at the F1 Pit Building to race or to cheer someone on, there is something to keep everyone entertained. The carnival, with more than 10 food trucks and sponsors' tents, will be the largest at the ST Run to date and open to the public.

Participants can step into the shoes of F1 pit crew when they go head to head in a contest to see who can change the tyres of a replica F1 car the fastest.

The winners of the Singapore Grand Prix Pit Stop Challenge will win pit-lane passes or an exclusive autograph session, giving them a chance to get up close with their favourite F1 drivers.

In addition to the passes, there are also other prizes for participants at the event.

Runners can win goodies from presenting sponsor Panasonic, including an electric toothbrush or a hair- dryer, when they pledge to make the world a better place on the Panasonic Singapore Facebook page.

Show the pledge at the Panasonic booth to participate in a sure-win dip.

  • Race-day programme

  • 3.30am: Baggage area opens
    5am: 18.45km flag-off
    6.30am: 10km flag-off, race village opens
    7.45am: OCBC Mighty Savers 5km Family Run flag-off
    8am: Programmes at the post-race carnival begins. Band performance by The Switch Gang.
    8.45am: True Fitness showcase
    9.15am: Prize presentation for 10km and 18.45km races
    9.30am: Appreciation for sponsors
    9.40am: S-League players meet-and-greet session
    9.50am: Panasonic stage segment
    10.35am: Singapore Grand Prix Pit Stop Challenge prize presentation
    10.45am: Band performance by The Switch Gang
    11am: Event ends

Besides fun and games, there will also be plenty of photo opportunities. Race goers can interact and take photos with the Singapore GP mascot and grid girls.

S-League players will be at a meet-and-greet session, where runners can mingle with footballers like Geylang's Gabriel Quak and Home United's Ken Ilso. Spot the Hougang United team, who will be wearing their signature orange jerseys too for the run.

The ST Run also gives the paper's readers a chance to chat with ST journalists, including sports columnist Rohit Brijnath.

With a variety of activities, entertainment and food packed into the ST Run post-race carnival, it will be a fun-filled morning for the whole family. Alvin Chia

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2016, with the headline 'Families set for fun-filled morning outing'. Print Edition | Subscribe