Last year’s race was great! And after last year’s success, VGO will be having their 2nd annual regular go at the Mount Faber run again. For those who are familiar with the brief history is line of Mt Faber races are a resurrection of the annual race many years ago. Just hope the previous experiences of badly organised wave run last year do not spill into this run, considering ironically they are all organised similarly by VGO themselves.
Pluses for this year’s race will be a the availability of individual runner timings on top of getting more than a dark blue shirt, but at the expense of $10 more than last year’s fee and almost more than 2 times the runners to put up with.
Thanks to Claudio for the tip and heads up!
Capacity: Limited to 3500 runners (From 1600 last year)
Event Date: Sunday, 15 June 2008
Venue: Open space between Blk 121 and 123 Bukit Merah View
(Not from and having to walk from Henderson Community Club as like last year)
Closing date: 2 June 2008
Please register personally for your bibs aka “on-the spot 4D” numbers at the following locations:
Mizuno Marina Square # #03-120/121 (6337 2235)
Mizuno Vivocity #02-16 (6377 0261)
Cineleisure Orchard #01-01 (6564 4190)
Jurong Point Sports Town #02-29 (6792 0547)
World of Sports Heartland Mall #03-10 (6383 0624)
World of Sports Parkway Parade (6344 5182)
Velocity @ Novena Square #02-68/72 (6259 9656)
Henderson Community Club 500 Bukitmerah View (6271 0168)
Cairnhill Community Club 1 Anthony Road (6737 9537)
No qualifying times required. Everyone is welcome!
Mens Veteran (Aged 40 and above)
Womens Veteran (Aged 40 and above)
Corporate groups (20 participants or more, send your details to email:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Early bird (2nd May to 19May) – $30/runner
Normal period (20th May to 2nd June) – $35/runner
Part of proceeds will be donated to selected charities
- Runners Bib
- iTags for Electronic Timing (we have timings this year!)
- Mizuno Shoe Bag (Worth $29.90)
- Mizuno Event Running Jerey (Sizes S to XL, worth $29.90)
- Lucky draw coupon
- 30% discount on all regular Mizuno items (from the listed stores above) from point of registration
Race day conduct
Reporting time: 0630
(Recommended time for ample warm up time, there is no need for pre-race registrations)
Race start: 0730
There is baggage deposit at the surrounding HDB void decks, as similar from last year’s race.
Otherwise you can leave your bags in your vehicles (if you are driving), there are ample HDB parking lots around the area.
Nearest MRT station: Tiong bahru (head into the mature HDB estate opposite Tiong bahru park)
Buses: 961, 855, 197, 147, 14, 196 (From Jalan Bukit Merah)
Other nice to know stuff
Guest of honour (flag off): MP Tanjong Pagar GRC, Ms Indranee Thurai Rajah
Official drink: H-Two-O
Official timer: Sunnto
Distance about 10km, but with relief feats. Similar to last year’s race:
- Henderson road up towards the industrial distripark, across the AYE towards Pasir Panjang road, then turning up the Mt Faber hill from Pender Road.
- Passing round the route through Mount Faber landmarks such as the cable car station and comm tower.
- Down Mt Faber from Faber lodge towards CHIJ at Bukit Purmei towards Tiong Bahru park, then Delta House before circling Gan Eng Seng School and back up to Henderson road for the finish.
Camera phone shot from map from last year’s race: (please mind the quality!)
Wow the details are more than enough! Thank you Shaun!
yea, but the thing I am wary of is that there will be more than 3000 places open for this year 😯
last year’s one was ok, not too packed, but not too empty either, there was good overtaking areas except on when climbing mt faber, where all the runners have to go up on the footpath and not the main road, thats with less than 2000 runner only!
Hope they open up all the roads this year, or they will have a major congestion problem!
wats the distance?
The distance is about 10km joker. 😉 sorry for missing that out, updated the details accordingly.
Mmm but I wonder with all those new “nice to run” henderson wave bridge and park connectors there, will the route possibility be changed at the last minute?
I dun see a organiser like Mizuno and its relevant organisers are able to get the the entire road close like the AHM,Real Run or Standard Chartered Marathon done in past few years.
Just see what happened in the Mizuno Wave Run at Bedok Reservoir last year.Based on their experiences on organising events like this year in year out,I don’t look forward to them doing things like closure of the entire road.
yes that is true, you will notice too that from the past few mizuno runs too, the only full closure were only walkways, but roads are always kept to 1 to the most 2 lanes closed, but never fully.
While i was considering whether or not to join the MFR,i saw on the brocedure i got from the mizuno shop that it requires us to collect the race pack at Changi South.Reason is bcos their main office is over there.
Once again VGO did a poor job in organising such events as it made people to travel as far as Changi South whereby transport is limited.They should have make the location more neutral instead.I was totally turn off.
funny them wanting everyone to go there, why not they distribute all the items in their WOS instead?
I have a friend who worked there part time packing items for last year’s mizuno race, generally what he said its near the Expo, so my search on the address confirms it.
For those who are wondering where Changi South Lane is, it’s within walking distance from Singapore Expo MRT, if you are commuting by train you only need to walk almost the full length of the expo and cross the road beyond it (about ~1km total distance), its a small industrial estate bunched up nearby. The building is in the center of the 1st map I’ve got from google earth, note the Singapore expo on the left of the map, the 2nd map is more accurate.
The industrial estate is quite sheltered, so those who are driving can simply just drive in and park there, otherwise, the expo nearby have plenty of lots as well.
Look for the building no. 10 which is the building right at the end, Their address is 10 Changi South Lane #06-01 (Singapore 486162). You can reach them at 65435829 if you need any additional help.
The google earth satellite map
SLA directory map (note the star on the right and the Expo Mrt on the left)
For those who registered for the Mount Faber Run,there’s a new goodie bag collection point!
NEW Goodie Bag Collection Location: *scape Youth Centre 113 Somerset Road Singapore 238165. Time & Date: 10am to 7pm, 6 – 8
for those who registered for the Mount Faber Run,there’s a new goodie bag collection point!
NEW Goodie Bag Collection Location: *scape Youth Centre 113 Somerset Road Singapore 238165. Time & Date: 10am to 7pm, 6 – 8 June 2008
Can check will there be any other goodie bag items for collection on 15 June 08 beside the shoe bag and the singlet which was collected at *scape Youth Centre?
Nope, everything should be collected before the event itself. Just come down with your tag and attire to run on the 15th.
My friend recieved a text from mizuno just now when we were in the gym…feel like trying it out but i never been to run in marathon after ORD…dun know still can run or not