THE NORTH FACE 100® REGIONAL SERIES MAKES ITS WAY TO SINGAPORE! – CAN YOU ENDURE?
This event is not like your average typical marathon along red-carpet tarmac or pavements, but for those who desire the thrill or trail and off-road running. Being a cross country runner myself before hoping on as a road runner, I cannot deny that this run will be easily be twice the difficulty to complete given off-road and terrain- a real challenge for those who want to test their limits of what they can achieve and desire to live the marathon life further on the edge and wilderness.
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The series kicked off in Australia on May 17 taking runners across the Blue Mountains for 100km of stunning views, and not to mention, the aches, pains and cramps that come along with participating in such a grueling race.
Appealing to the most adventurous of athletes, The North Face 100® is not your ordinary run in the park, but an off-road trail run that promises to test your determination, perseverance and zest for pain! The North Face 100® will stop in The Philippines on-route to Singapore before its grand finale in Beijing, China next year.
Be a part of this inaugural run and you could just find yourself running amongst some of the world’s top ultra runners in China!
The North Face 100® Singapore Schedule
Event date: October 4 2008
Race pack collection: Sept 27 2008
Closing date (Early bird): 15th August 2008
Closing date: 12th September 2008.
Runners will have the opportunity to run the 100km in pairs, each completing approximately 50km. The route will showcase the country’s best natural point of interests, highlighting conservation efforts by The National Parks Board of Singapore. Runners can look forward to putting their best foot forward on a variety of terrains – hard-packed, mud-rooted, tarmac and watercrossings.
MENS DUO (2x 50km)
WOMENS DUO (2x 50km)
There will not be a solo category this year. Only a team category is available. Each team will be made up of 2 members of the same gender. Each member will complete approximately 50km. Team members may run individually and need not cross the finish line together. The finish time of each member will be total final finish time of the team.
Registration forms and Race Rules can be downloaded here. All completed forms must be accompanied with payment and submitted at The North Face Shop or Running Lab outlets by 12th September 2008. Closing date for early bird registration is on 15th August 2008.
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Mall Galleria #01-023
Running Lab @Velocity
#01-47 Novena Sq
Running Lab Funan
#03-20, Funan DigitaLife Mall
The route will be around the central catchment area, Singapore. To keep runners on their toes, the exact run route will only be revealed 1 week prior to race day on Saturday, Sept 27 2008 at the race kit collection. The race kit collection will be held at The North Face Shop.
– 30% off all products at The North Face shop (The North Face products only).
– 10% off for SALE items (The North Face products only)
– Valid for 1 time purchase for each participant.
– This offer expires on 11th October 2008