SINGAPORE - Runners who sign up for local sports events are often greeted by goodies galore.
But those who register for The Straits Times Run at the Hub by Thursday (Aug 20) stand a chance to win one of the biggest bonus prizes ever on offer: A 5+2 seater Land Rover Discovery Sport, worth $165,000 (without certificate of entitlement).
To take part in the lucky draw for the car, participants must mail their race confirmation slip - which will be e-mailed to them upon successful registration - in an envelope to Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) by Friday (Aug 21).
Mail the envelope to: SPH, MacPherson Road post office, locked bag service No. 50, Singapore 913486.
The car is up for grabs for all race-goers aged 21 and older who are Singaporeans or permanent residents.
Each eligible runner will get one opportunity to win the lucky draw. Non-runners who are ST readers also stand a chance to enter a preliminary draw for the car if they had mailed in contest forms found in the papers in the past two weeks.
The preliminary draw will be held on Monday (Aug 24) to shortlist 2,000 entries. These 2,000 entrants will be notified by e-mail or telephone.
A grand draw will be held on Sept 27 at the National Stadium as part of the ST Run at the Hub finale, at about 10am.
The winner must be present at the grand draw to claim the prize. Terms and conditions of the car give-away can be found on the run's official website www.straitstimesrun.com
The website is also where one can sign up for the ST Run, backed by presenting sponsor Panasonic.
The event's route takes in some of the nation's most breathtaking sights such as the Marina Bay waterfront and Marina Barrage, before ending under the National Stadium's iconic domed roof.
One can choose from a 5km fun run, a 10km competitive run or be a part of the 18.45km celebratory route, designed to commemorate ST's 170th anniversary and mark the year the paper was founded in 1845. However, there are less than 500 slots left for the 18.45km run.
Registration fees range from $48 to $68. Those taking part in the 18.45km race will also get a limited-edition finishers' T-shirt.