Unlike last year when only finishers in the half marathon received medals, all runners who complete their respective events at The Straits Times Run at the Hub will bring home a piece of silverware.
The new designs for the 2015 ST Run have been unveiled and will incorporate the iconic Sports Hub into its look while also celebrating the newspaper's 170th anniversary.
The specially designed octagon- shaped medal will have patterns on one side to symbolise the distinctive domed roof of the National Stadium. The number 1845 - to mark the year ST was founded - will feature prominently on the other.
The Sept 27 run, which for the second straight year will end inside the National Stadium, has three race categories - 5km, 10km and the specially created 18.45km.
Race organiser Infinitus is confident that the new medals, made by local company Eng Leong Medallic Industries which also produced the 2015 SEA Games medals, will be a hit with the runners.
Said Infinitus managing director Jeffrey Foo: "Last year's feedback for the medals was positive and the other competitive category (10km) hoped to receive finisher medals too. We strongly believe in listening to the runners.
"We will be giving all three categories finisher medals for this year's race. We hope that this will give runners an unforgettable ST Run at the Hub 2015 experience."
All three editions of the mass run have been backed by main sponsor Panasonic. It will be offering a host of items, from TV sets to cameras, to the top winners
Each participant is entitled to a limited-edition New Balance NB Dry running vest worth $49.
Those who complete the new race will also get an additional NB Dry 18.45km tee.
•Sign up for the ST Run At The Hub 2015 at www.straitstimesrun.com