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When will the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2016 be held?

The SCMS 2016 will be held on Sunday, 4 December 2016 (Full Marathon/Half Marathon/10KM/10KM Wheelchair/Ekiden). The Kids Dash will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2016. Flag-off times and details of each running category will be announced on our Official Website closer to event date.

What are the available race categories?

Click here for information on race categories and registration prices.

Will there be any bag deposit service? Do we need to pay for the service?

If you opted-in for the baggage service during your registration process, a clear plastic bag will be given to you at the Race Pack Collection. Fill in the form on the plastic bag with a waterproof marker and place your belongings inside the clear plastic bag. Drop it off at the baggage counters at the designated location near the start lines. You will be able to collect your belongings at the baggage counters near the finish line after the race.

If you didn’t opt-in for the baggage service during your registration process, you may come to the baggage counters at the designated location near the start lines to drop off your belongings. However, this service is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis and participants should come early to avoid disappointment.

This service is offered free of charge.

Where are the starts and finish points?

More information will be released at the Launch on the 7 July.

What are the age criteria for the respective race categories?

  • Participants for the Marathon (42.195km) race category must be 18 years and above as of Year 2016.
  • Participants for the Ekiden race category must be 14 years and above as of Year 2016.
  • Both Masters Men’s Open (Marathon) and Masters Women’s Open (Marathon) must be 40 years and above as of Year 2016.
  • Both Masters Men’s Open (Marathon) and Masters Women’s Open (Marathon) must be 40 years and above as of Year 2016.
  • Participants for the Half Marathon (21.1km) must be 16 years and above as of Year 2016.
  • Participants for the 10km and 10km (Wheelchair) races must be 14 years and above as of Year 2016.
  • Participants for the Kids Dash must be 13 years and below as of Year 2016.Note to parents and guardians of Kids Dash participants:
  • For participants aged 6 years and below as of Year 2016, it is compulsory for one parent or guardian to accompany the child during the race for safety purposes, failing which, the Organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to the Participant. An identification tag will be issued to the accompanying parent OR guardian.

If I miss the flag-off time of my race category, can I join another race category instead? (E.g. I signed up for the Half Marathon, but I was late, so can I take part in the 10km Race instead?)

No. There will be four different routes for the following categories

  • Marathon/Ekiden
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km/10KM Wheelchair
  • Kids Dash

Participants will be disqualified, and no timing will be provided if they do not run in the category that they have registered for. Participants who do not start within 30 minutes from their respective flag-off times will also be disqualified.

What if two (or more) of my children are participating in different categories for Kids Dash but only one parent is available to attend? (E.g. One child is two years old and the other is five years old)

Only one parent / guardian* issued with an identification tag will be allowed to accompany any child aged six years and below.

The older child/children will have to participate in the younger age group category along with his / her elder sibling(s) under the supervision of the parent / guardian*. This is only applicable if both children are six years and below.

You can also get a family member to act as the guardian* to one of your children in his/her own race category, provided that your child’s category is for kids six years and below. Please ensure that the guardian puts on the identification tag during the race.

*Guardians for Kids Dash have to be at least 18 years old and above.

Is there a limit to the number of people who may accompany one child?
Yes. Only one parent / guardian* issued with an identification tag will be allowed to accompany any child aged six years and below.

*Guardians for Kids Dash have to be at least 18 years old and above.

Can a child below the age of six take part in the Kids Dash without the company of his/her parent / guardian?

For participants of the Kids Dash aged 6 years old and below, it is compulsory for a parent / guardian* to accompany the child during the race for safety purposes, failing which, the Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to the Participant.

*Guardians for Kids Dash have to be at least 18 years old and above.

If I cannot make it for the race due to last minute commitments, can I get a friend to take my place?

No. Race entries are strictly non-transferable. In the interest of the runners’ well-being and safety, the Organiser strictly prohibits and strongly discourages the sale, exchange and transfer of race entries. This is because Race Bibs contain the registered runner’s medical information and emergency contacts, which is important for the medical teams to provide immediate medical assistance should an accident occur.

If I register for the Marathon and I can only manage to run the Half Marathon on race day, can I still get the Half Marathon’s Finisher’s Medal and Finisher’s Certificate?

No. Race category and distance are strictly non-transferable. Participants who do not complete the race category they have registered for will not be entitled for the Finisher’s Entitlements.

What happens when I’m still in the midst of the race after the respective category’s cut off mark?

Participants who are unlikely to finish the race within the respective category’s cut-off times will be diverted and disqualified (‘DNF’). Details of designated diversion points along the race route, will be announced closer to event day.

Full Marathon/Ekiden (42.195KM) – 8 hours after last flag off
Half Marathon (21.1KM) – 4 hours after last flag off
10KM/10KM Wheelchair – 2 hours afer last flag off

For the safety of the participants and to avoid being caught in between live traffic, participants must obey as instructed during diversion; otherwise they will be pulled off the race course immediately.

Will I still receive the Finisher’s T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal and Finisher’s certificate after the eight (8) hour cut off mark (only applicable for Full Marathon and Ekiden participants)?

Full Marathon participants who are diverted to the shorter route will not be entitled to receive the Finisher’s T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the finish line.

Also, they will not receive the Finisher’s Electronic-Certificate, and their race timings will not be recorded as they will be deemed disqualified (‘DNF’).

When will the 2016 Finisher’s certificate be available and will it be hard copy or electronic copy?

SCMS 2016 participants will be able to download their Electronic-Certificates from 12pm on the following day, 5 December 2016.

What if I am injured during the race or otherwise unable to finish the race?

First aid stations will be located along the routes. Medical assistance will be available to attend injured participants.

However, these participants will not be issued their Finisher’s T-shirt (only applicable for Full Marathon and Ekiden participants), Finisher’s Medal or Finisher’s e-Certificate.

What are the criteria for the Corporate Distance Challenge 2016?

Only companies who take up the Bulk Registration or Corporate Hospitality Packages are eligible to compete for this challenge. The total completed distance covered by all the registered participants from a singular organisation will be accumulated and clocked under their company’s distance challenge, regardless of their race category or finishing time. Only participants who have successfully completed the race they have registered for, will be considered for the Corporate Distance Challenge 2016. Participants must not be disqualified, for any reason whatsoever.

Please refer to Clause 15 under Rules and Regulations for more information on Corporate Distance Challenge 2016.

Can I give up my race entry to someone else or change my race category?

No. Race entries are strictly non-transferable.

Please refer to Clause 20 under Rules and Regulations for more information on change of running category and the respective.

What happens if the race is called off because of bad weather or any unforeseen circumstances?

In view of the safety and well-being of the participants, the Organiser may decide to call off the race due to bad weather or any unforeseen circumstances. Participants who are on the routes will be diverted by route marshals to nearby shelter areas.

Will the participants be refunded with their money if the race is called off due to bad weather, etc?

If the race has to be cancelled due to bad weather or any unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refund made, as stated in the Rules & Regulations.