Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon returns in 2022

I was in Singapore last month for a short trip — the first time since January 2020. While there I ran a few kilometers around the Marina Bay and reminisced when I ran the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon at the end of 2019.

The SCSM had to turn virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic and had a limited event in 2021 with only the 5km, 10km, and relay categories held in-person with wave flag-offs to prevent crowding and enable social distancing.

In 2022, the famous marathon in the Lion City returns to its original format and the full event, with marathon categories and a mass start. With events in Singapore reopening to full capacity, this year’s SCSM is expected to draw up to 50,000 participants.

A three-day format; Double Up Challenge

The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2022 is scheduled for the weekend of December 3 and 4, while the Kids Dash will happen on December 2, the eve of the event.

The SCSM Kids Dash will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 9pm at the F1 Pit Building. The category is open to children from 2 to 12 years old; children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

The adult categories kick off with 5km and 10km on Saturday morning, while the Marathon 42.195km
and Half Marathon 21.1km categories will flag off on Sunday morning.

Participants will also be able to sign up for the Double Up Challenge. With limited slots available, runners can choose to register for either the 5km or 10km category, combined with a Half Marathon 21.1km or Marathon 42.195km. Upon completion, they will receive their respective event finisher medals and an exclusive Double Up Challenge medal.

SCSM Double Up Challenge medal

(The night starts for the SCSM marathon and half marathon in 2019 were okay, but I had difficulty with the transport closures after 10pm — and also there weren’t many food options open after I completed the half marathon around that time. I can’t imagine what the marathon finishers had to go through. So I welcome the return of the morning starts for the longer categories.)

New SCSM race logo

SCSM has also unveiled a new logo featuring the Merlion and Orchid to celebrate the culture of Singapore. The Merlion, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, is a Singapore icon that is featured in the new SCSM logo to signify the event’s positioning as a city race. The Orchid is known to symbolise hardiness and resilience – qualities that reflect the Singapore spirit to go beyond
and achieve greatness by defying limits and boundaries.

This race logo features on the singlet, marketing collaterals and event signage, as well as the finisher medals and shirts.

SCSM partners with PUMA

Global sportswear brand PUMA will be the Official Apparel and Footwear sponsor, outfitting participants across three days from 2 to 4 December with the Official SCSM 2022 Running Singlet, Marathon 42.195km Finisher T-Shirt, Kids Dash T-Shirt, and other event apparel.

All participants in the Marathon 42.195km, Half Marathon 21.1km, 10km, and 5km categories will receive the Official SCSM 2022 Running Singlet.

Both the running singlet and Finisher tee feature breathable fabric, incorporating PUMA’s signature dryCELL technology.

From September 1, PUMA’s Singapore flagship store at 313@Somerset will offer a 20% storewide discount. (More information on this discount will be shared on SCSM social media channels on August 31.) Store visitors may also view and try on the sizes of the Running Singlet, Marathon Finisher, and Kids Dash apparel prior to race registration.

More exclusive designs will be sold at the PUMA merchandise store in SCSM’s Race Expo.

The partnership also launches the PUMA Pacers, a 70-strong contingent who will lead runners in the Marathon 42.195km and Half Marathon 21.1km to complete their race in their desired race time. The
PUMA Pacers will be put through a curated 16-week training plan by The Running Department, a local
running club, in the weeks leading up to the big race. SCSM2022 participants who are looking to kickstart their training journey and go beyond their personal bests can join the PUMA Pacers in eight public SCSM Training Runs to be announced on the SCSM website and socials.

For more information and to register, head to singaporemarathon.com

About Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer and recreational athlete with over 12 years of experience in fitness and endurance sport. She believes sport and an active healthy lifestyle changes lives.

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