SINGAPORE - Registration for the 10km category at this year's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) has closed after the last few spots were taken this week.
More than 20,000 will be taking part in the race, Standard Chartered said in a statement today. They will be competing alongside two-time Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie, in the Ethiopian's first race in Singapore.
Late registration for the half-marathon (21km) and full marathon (42.195km) categories at the SCMS remains open, but participants will not get a personalised race bib and will be charged an additional $20.
This year's SCMS, which will take place on Dec 7, will see route revisions aimed at reducing congestion for participants of the various categories at merging points.
At approximately 18km along the half-marathon route, which will start at Sentosa Gateway, runners will get off the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) via the exit ramp leading to Maxwell Road.
They will then make their way through the Central Business District via Robinson Road, Collyer Quay and Anderson Bridge.
The amended route will reduce a 3km congestion traditionally experienced by runners in previous years, as half-marathon participants will be separated from those in the full marathon and 10km categories.
The full marathon and 10km participants will in turn get a clearer path along the Republic Boulevard-Raffles Ave-Esplanade Drive stretch.
Runners from all three categories will merge just before Anderson Bridge, about 500m before the finish line at the Padang.