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Inaugural Lion City Marathon 2008

Posted by Shaun at 11:58 am under Sports & Runs | 10189 Reads | 10 Comments
Inaugural Lion City Marathon

Here we have it, the 2nd official international marathon in Singapore for the 2008 season. Part of the Uniquely Singapore experience starting from the city to the west north up to Mandai. From what I see, the run will be rather scenic and cooling around the water catchment areas (mandai) so be prepared for a rather nice run away from the city wilderness.

However, due to the start/finish in the city (Bugis) be prepared to run along crowded city routes at the end with possible Deja-vu(s) of incomplete road closures just like Sheares Bridge Run AHM 06 (brrrrr!). Nevertheless a welcome to the many marathons lined for our running calender this year!

Event Details
Date : Sunday, 29 June 2008
Eligibility :No qualifying times required. Everyone is welcome!
Race Categories : Open to all runners, in-line skaters & athletes with disabilities of all ages
Start Times: 4 am or 6 am (different waves of start times depending on best marathon times of participants)
Field Size Limit: 10,000 participants (from Singapore and overseas)


  • 50km Ultra Marathon
  • Full Marathon: 42.195 km
  • Half Marathon: 21.1 km
  • 2km/5km/10km RunTeam (6-8 participants)
  • Kids Marathon (below age of 13 years old): 1 km which is run on Marathon Day ASEAN YOUTH*

*To promote an exchange of youths among ASEAN. Promising youths from ASEAN will be given travel and accommodation awards to come to Singapore for the Lion City Marathon and vice versa for Singapore youth.

Invited Athletes, International elite athletes will be invited and sponsored to come to Singapore to conduct marathon clinics and to participate in the Lion City Marathon. This will assist our local athletes to step up from national to international level.

Entry Fees
Will be announced in due course

Race Route
The Lion City Marathon aims to attract tourists to discover Uniquely Singapore. Hence the marathon is held in conjunction with the Great Singapore Sale, Singapore Food Festival and the Youth Festival. The marathon course is designed to showcase Singapore抯 places of interest in the West and in the North.

Start and finish will be at Bugis Junction (open field opposite Raffles Hospital and Bugis MRT). The route will go by Esplanade, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore Cruise Centre, World Trade Centre, Singapore Maritime Showcase, Sentosa, Mount Faber, Cable Car Station, Har Par Villa Dragon World, Ming Village, Singapore Science Centre, Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden, Tang Dynasty City, Jurong Reptile Park, Jurong Bird Park, Kranji War Memorial, Mandai Orchid Gardens, Singapore Zoological Gardens/Night Safari (Ah Meng will be cheering for you), Boat Quay. Route will eventually be certified by the Association of International Marathon and Road Races (AIMS)

First-come, first-served basis. Online and in-person registration will be available in due course. In anticipation of overwhelming response from local and overseas participation, we encourage you to email info@lioncitymarathon.com to express your interest.

Race Pack Collection
Race Entry Pack can be collected at the Fitness for Life Expo at Bugis Junction from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 June 2008 on presentation of photo ID and confirmation card. Participants will receive a special Race Entry Pack which consists of commemorative singlet, Race BIB number, a championChip (returnable) and heaps of other goodies. All finishers will receive a Finisher抯 medal and a Personalized Race Certificate.

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