THOSE taking part in this year's The Straits Times Run at the Hub could be in for a bonus treat.
Participants could walk away with a brand-new car, in addition to taking part in one of Singapore's most scenic runs - which will take runners along a city route and past iconic landmarks such as the Marina Bay waterfront and the Marina Barrage, before ending under the National Stadium's iconic domed roof.
A Land Rover Discovery Sport is up for grabs for all race-goers aged 21 and older who are Singaporeans or permanent residents. Each eligible runner will get one chance to win in a lucky draw. Non-runners who sign up for a Straits Times subscription will also stand to win.
Said Mr Victor Kwan, managing director of Wearnes Automotive, distributor for Jaguar and Land Rover: "We are proud to be the official car of one of Singapore's most prestigious sporting events.
"Land Rover has always believed in going above and beyond and pushing one's boundaries, which resonates with the key spirit of the ST Run. Having it coincide with The Straits Times' 170th anniversary makes it even more meaningful."
To take part in the draw, participants must mail their confirmation slip, which will be e-mailed to them upon successful registration, in an envelope to Singapore Press Holdings by Aug 21. A draw will be held on Aug 24 to shortlist 2,000 entries, which 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 2015 finale at about 10am.
The winner must be present to claim his prize in person during the grand draw. Terms and conditions of the car giveaway can be found on the run's official website www.straitstimesrun.com
The website is also where one can sign up for the Sept 27 event, backed by presenting sponsor Panasonic.
Runners 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.
Registration fees range from $48 to $68, with each participant receiving runners' entitlements worth close to $400, including a New Balance running vest and Chan Brothers travel vouchers. In addition, those taking part in the 18.45km race will get a limited edition finishers' T-shirt.