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The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2015 started with a bang this morning with 4,500 youngsters aged-13-and under from around the world enjoying the 700m Kids Dash which was held at the Singapore Sports Hub.
Staged in conjunction with the 8th ASEAN Para Games, the tie-up has enabled more
children to participate in Singapore’s marquee running event, and experience first-hand
the power that sport has to strengthen and inspire individuals and build an inclusive
society. Mr Toh Boon Yi, Chief Strategic Development & Marketing Group, Sport Singapore, said:
“Sport is definitely the winner today. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the
children at the Kids Dash and I am delighted that many stayed on to enjoy the carnival
and the atmosphere of the 8th ASEAN Para Games.”
Judy Hsu, CEO Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank, added:
“Kids Dash is all about sport diversity, family participation and having a great time at
SCMS! I am delighted to see the many smiling faces this morning, and look forward to
Race Day tomorrow.”

For the very first time, the Kids Dash was held as a standalone event, one day prior to
the Marathon. The race was organised in four waves across four age groups – 3-andunder,
4-6, 7-9 and 10-13 – with each having the opportunity to enjoy their own fun run. Agatha Chua from Pasir Ris, 8, commented:
“I enjoyed the Kids Dash today, it was so much fun. This is my second time participating
and I enjoyed having my parents there for moral support and for cheering me on. I will
definitely be back again next year.”

The Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Ekiden, 10k and 10k Wheelchair races will take place
tomorrow at various start points across Singapore. Chris Robb, CEO of Spectrum Worldwide, the organiser of SCMS, added: “Today was a delightful start to the marquee running event in Singapore. The atmosphere at the Kids Dash was fantastic and it really sets the tone for tomorrow. I want thank everyone involved for their hard work and wish all runners the best of luck tomorrow.”