PARTICIPANTS of this year's The Straits Times Run at the Hub will get more bang for their buck, with more than $200 worth of goodies in their race packs for the Sept 28 event.
This includes a race singlet and a commemorative finisher's T-shirt, both made by official sportswear partner New Balance.
Both are custom-made, and are worth $39 and $49 respectively.
The finisher's T-shirt, in particular, is a collector's item that features an illustration of the National Stadium's iconic dome - a fitting memorabilia for participants of the first mass-running event to finish in the new stadium.
The running tops feature New Balance's core moisture management technology, Lightning Dry, and are used by top runners such as 1,500m world champion Jennifer Barringer of the United States.
Each goodie bag will also contain an entry ticket to the Alive Museum, one of the hottest new attractions in town featuring optical illusions.
Each ticket is worth $25.
For the health-conscious, the goodie bag will include a week's worth of Centrum Advance multi-vitamins from official vitamin supplement partner Pfizer.
"At Centrum, we celebrate living life to the fullest," said Pfizer's head of marketing Huang Juan Juan.
"Life's journey is like a marathon and we want to empower people with complete nutritional solutions to help them be healthy, refreshed
and well-energised to enjoy life's greatest moments."
Other goodies include a $50 cash voucher for 2XU compression tights, race-day insurance coverage by Great Eastern, and two weeks of premium access to The Straits Times, both online and on mobile apps.
The 2014 ST Run at the Hub is organised as part of the Straits Times Appreciates Readers programme, the newspaper's ongoing effort to reach out to readers and the community.
Registration fees range from $45 to $70. OCBC Bank credit-card holders enjoy a 10 per cent discount. More than 16,000 have signed up so far, with all slots for the 5km fun run snapped up.
Runners can still sign up for the 10km and half-marathon (21km) categories.
Free clinics, led by seasoned runners such as SEA Games champion Mok Ying Ren and Singapore's top female marathoner Anne Qi Hui, will also be held in the weeks leading up to the event to help participants prepare for the race.
This article was first published on July 22, 2014.
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