SINGAPORE - Registration for The Straits Times Run in the City 2017 will open on Tuesday morning (April 4) and participants can look forward to more than just running this year.
The event's presenting sponsor Panasonic will be giving away its latest OLED TV worth $10,999 in a lucky draw for ST Run participants.
The Panasonic 65-inch 4K OLED TV will be launched only in July. So the lucky draw winner on July 16 will be among the first to experience the expertly mastered picture and exceptional cinematic experience of the latest Panasonic TV.
Consumer electronics giant Panasonic will also sponsor the prizes for the top three runners in the 18.45km and 10km categories.
Every participant will receive a goodie bag worth over $400. Each runner will have a limited-edition New Balance "NB DRY" running vest and T-shirt worth $49 each, a finisher's medal and Great Eastern insurance for the duration of the race. Discounts from New Balance, Mobot and a 10-day True Fitness pass also await participants.
Runners can register from 8am on Tuesday at www.straitstimesrun.com
One dollar from each registration will be donated to the ST School Pocket Money Fund. Those signing up can also donate more if they wish during the registration.
Apart from prizes and goodies, there is also much to look forward to. This year, a partnership between the ST Run and the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) will feature an eight-month running programme aimed at preparing participants for the ST Run's 18.45km race in July and the SCMS' half or full marathon in December.
Heading the programme will be 2013 SEA Games marathon champion Mok Ying Ren.
Together with other running and health experts, he will help to helm a weekly series of articles offering tips for training as well as advice. The series will appear in the Saturday edition of The Straits Times.
An incentive will also be given to this year's ST Run participants who sign up for either the half or full marathon at the SCMS.
This year's run will end at the Padang. The various routes will take participants past various iconic sights in the heart of the city such as Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade Bridge and the Singapore Flyer.