And just as I thought last year’s was the last year Standard Chartered will be organising and title sponsor for the Singapore Marathon, being rumored to be their last, well, last year. Apparently, not so for time to come as well. This year will be a big bump in budget for the professional breaking annual event- up by almost twice of that of last year, with a new expanded Team category!

I however, will not be running this year’s race and the Sheares’s bridge half-marathon will be my last race for this season before flying abroad. Nevertheless, given what Stand Chart had achieved last year and the year’s races before as a participant myself, I believe you won’t be disappointed in this year’s race.

For those who participated in their races before, you should have received discounted early bird mailer by last week. Simply login at the registration website and sign up with your details saved in their database.

Event Information

Event Date: Sunday, 7 December 2008
Closing date: 15 October 2008
Start Point: Esplanade Drive, The Esplanade Bridge
End Point: St Andrew’s Road, The Padang

Enquiries: + 65 6248 6033

Individual Categories & Respective Start Times

  • Marathon (42.195km) – 5.30 am
  • Half Marathon (21.1km) – 6.30 am
  • 10km – Men – 7.30 am
  • 10km – Women – 8.15 am
  • Wheelchair Race (10km) – 8.45 am
  • Kids Dash (750m) – 10.30 am
  • Between 10 – 13 Years Old – 10.45 am
  • Between 7 – 9 Years Old – 11.00 am
  • Between 4 – 6 Years Old – 11.30 am

Only one parent/guardian issued with an identification tag will be allowed to accompany any child 6 years old & below.

Team Categories (& their respective start times)

  • Team – Men: 7.30 am
  • Team – Women: 8.15 am
  • Team – Mixed – Men: 7.30 am
  • Team – Mixed- Women: 8.15 am

(At least 1 member of the opposite sex)

All men participating in the 10km-Men, Team-Men and Team-Mixed categories will commence their race at 7:30 am.
All women participating in the 10km-Women, Team-Women and Team-Mixed categories will commence their race at
8:15 am.

Registration Closing Dates

  • Direct Mailer (aka Loyal Runners Discount): 21 July- 31 July (Starts 10 days later than last year)
  • Normal Early Bird: 1 July- 11 August
  • Promo Period: 12 August- 31 August (1 month earlier than last year)
  • Normal Period: 1th September- 15 October

Running Route
I cannot deny there are very much more to see this year, in addition to running past the flyer with the lack of construction around the area, runners get to run past the new F1 pits area as well. Marathon runners will do an additional U-turn loop towards Suntec City this year, before turning back towards the national stadium and towards fort road for the east coast route segment. More on the route below (click for lightbox popup).

Standard Chartered (SCM) Singapore Marathon 2008 Route

Price and Event Details
Generally, the late comer’s prices still remain the same at $85 for the full marathon. Early prices are up $1 – $2 this year from the last. The biggest jump will be about $5 – $10 for the Aug 1st to 11th period.

Event Distance Mailer Early Bird Promo Normal Flag off
Full Marathon 42.195km $45.50 $65.00 $75.00 $85.00 5.30am
Half Marathon 21.1km $36.40 $52.00 $58.00 $65.00 6.30am
10 km- Men 10km $31.50 $45.00 $50.00 $55.00 7.30am
10 km- Women 10km $31.50 $45.00 $50.00 $55.00 8.15am
Team 10km $189.00 $270.00 $300.00 $330.00 8.00am
Kid Dash 750m $10.50 $15.00 $18.00 $20.00 10.00am
Wheelies 10km $31.20 $39.00 $45.00 $50.00 10.15am

Online Registration
Register Here
Online credit card payment (ONLY VISA or MasterCard) is accepted.

In-person Registration
(Strictly limited to Individual or Team (max. 6 runners) registrations only)

Sign up in-person (ONLY cash) at;
Singapore Athletics Association (Head Office)
15 Stadium Road, Room1,
National Stadium, South Entrance,
Singapore 397718
Operating Hours: 10:00 to 17:30
Monday to Friday

Singapore Athletics Association’s Centre of Excellence
Bukit Gombak Stadium
800 Bukit Batok West Ave 5
Singapore 659081
Operating Hours: 10:00 to 17:30
Lunch Hour: 13:00 to 14:00
Monday to Friday

Important: There will be NO registration at Standard Chartered branches this year.
Payment must be made upon registration. Terms and conditions apply.

Runners’ Entitlements
On the race Expo, all runners will receive an exclusive Race Entry Pack which will consist of the following:

  • Event Handbook
  • Runspiration Guide
  • Runner’s Tag
  • Event day storage drawstring bag
  • ChampionChip
  • Sponsor novelties
  • 20% discount on adidas running gear at selected adidas outlets

Upon completion of the race, all runners will also receive:

  • Finisher’s Medal specific to their Race category
  • Full marathon Finisher’s tee (Marathon Only)
  • Personalized Finisher’s race certificate

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