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ST Run: More than 12,000 paint Punggol a sea of blue in inaugural run

Runners collect their goodie bags at the collection point at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Runners collect their goodie bags at the collection point at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Runners collect their goodie bags at the collection point at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Runners collect their goodie bags at the collection point at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Panasonic booth at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Panasonic booth at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Panasonic ambassador at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Panasonic ambassador at the post-race carnival. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
More than 12,000 runners completed the inaugural The Straits Times Run in the Park at Punggol Waterway Park on Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN 
More than 12,000 runners completed the inaugural The Straits Times Run in the Park at Punggol Waterway Park on Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN 
More than 12,000 runners completed the inaugural The Straits Times Run in the Park at Punggol Waterway Park on Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: PAUL CHEONG 
More than 12,000 runners completed the inaugural The Straits Times Run in the Park at Punggol Waterway Park on Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: PAUL CHEONG 
Runners from 15km and 10km running pass the Punggol Point Park. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
Runners from 15km and 10km running pass the Punggol Point Park. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
(From left) Kelvin Soh, 31, sales support manager, with Choo Choon Teck, 44, sales manager, taking pictures at the Panasonic photo booth after the race. -- ST PHOTO:  WANG HUI FEN
(From left) Kelvin Soh, 31, sales support manager, with Choo Choon Teck, 44, sales manager, taking pictures at the Panasonic photo booth after the race. -- ST PHOTO:  WANG HUI FEN
15km runners at the water point near the sunrise bridge. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
15km runners at the water point near the sunrise bridge. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
 Runners on the sunrise bridge at ST Run in the Park on Sunday, Aug 25, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
 Runners on the sunrise bridge at ST Run in the Park on Sunday, Aug 25, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
15km runners near the sunrise bridge at ST Run in the Park on Sunday, Aug 25, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
15km runners near the sunrise bridge at ST Run in the Park on Sunday, Aug 25, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Large crowds during the quiz and fun session at the main stage of the carnival at ST Run in the Park 2013. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Large crowds during the quiz and fun session at the main stage of the carnival at ST Run in the Park 2013. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
A mix of 10km and 15km runners on top of the sunrise bridge at Punggol Waterway at The Straits Times Run In The Park 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG 
A mix of 10km and 15km runners on top of the sunrise bridge at Punggol Waterway at The Straits Times Run In The Park 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG 

More than 12,000 runners completed the inaugural The Straits Times Run in the Park at Punggol Waterway Park on Sunday morning.

Clear skies greeted the participants who took part in three categories: 15km competitive, 10km competitive and 5km Fun Run.

But the race, a first of its kind at one of Singapore's newest park connectors, was not without glitches.

Runners were unhappy that the post-race carnival and final water station were quite a distance from the end points. They were also upset over the long queues for the goodie bags.

The organisers would like to apologise for the incidents that may have affected the runners' experience.

They can collect them at the lobby of the Singapore Press Holdings building at 1,000 Toa Payoh North, News Centre, from 10am to 7.30pm.

Participants are reminded to bring along their race confirmation slip, race tag and identity card for identification.