Everyone's a winner
Win prizes such as TVs, a hotel stay and a home renovation voucher, and take home goodie bags at The Straits Times Run in the Park
A well-run race is a prize in itself, but to sweeten a personal best even more, plenty of goodies await runners at The Straits Times Run in the Park.
The top finishers will win prizes, while all participants will each get a goodie bag and a chance to receive other rewards in a lucky draw.
The fastest men and women in the four competitive categories will each walk away with a Panasonic 42" 3D Smart TV and one year's supply of beauty products from Clinique, specially customised to suit the needs of their skin.
The top 25 competitive finishers will also get an all-in-one subscription of The Straits Times for a year, which gives them access to the newspaper online through their smartphones or tablets and in print.
The four competitive categories are the 10km and 15km men's and women's races. The 5km fun run is non-competitive.
The goodie bag for all participants is worth more than $168, an amount chosen because it is The Straits Times' 168th birthday this year.
The items in the goodie bag include a $33 ticket to the SEA Aquarium in the Marine Life Park at integrated resort Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) - which holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest aquarium - a $49 Lightning Dry New Balance T-shirt and a Clinique voucher worth $80.
All runners can also look forward to the lucky draw prizes by sponsors such as electronics firm Panasonic Singapore, RWS and Chew Interior Design.
One of the prizes on the cards is a VIP tour to Universal Studios Singapore at RWS, with priority access to some of the attractions and a guided tour with a personal escort.
RWS is also giving a two-day, one-night stay in one of its Ocean Suites, worth $3,000.
Chew Interior Design is contributing a $16,800 voucher and a designer will work with the winner to decide which aspects of his home to spruce up. Typically, renovation for a five-room HDB flat costs about $50,000.
Also, Panasonic is giving one lucky runner's family up to $10,000 worth of energy-saving products from its environmentally friendly Eco-Navi range, which includes an air-conditioner, refrigerator and washing machine.
To stand a chance, runners should write to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain in 200 words or less how winning a Panasonic Dream Home would improve their lives in an eco-friendly world.
Each contestant should include his race confirmation slip and a photo of him and his family at home.
The five most creative stories will be shortlisted and a lucky draw will be held to select the winner.
The contest ends on Aug 25, when The Straits Times Run in the Park takes place at the North Eastern Riverine Loop, a park connector which cuts through the Punggol Waterway that overlooks the Punggol and Serangoon reservoirs.