SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 July 2018 - To inspire and encourage Singaporean trail runners to challenge their limits and break their boundaries, a trio of National Award prizes is introduced to the MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 for the first time this year.
Supported by MSIG Insurance, the National Award prizes will be awarded to the first male and female Singaporean runners to cross the finish line at the 50km race to be held on Saturday, 29 September 2018.
As part of the prizes, the two Singaporean winners will get the opportunity to represent Singapore at the Asian Skyrunning Championships -- Lantau 50 in Hong Kong on 2 December 2018. Other than the all-expense-paid trip covering air ticket and hotel accommodation, the two winners will each receive a $300 cash prize and a 3-month gym membership at TripleFit.
Other new additions to the MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 this year are the Zero Waste category and a 5km distance for beginners and novice trail runners.
Participants who choose to run under the Zero Waste category will voluntarily give up the event t-shirt and finisher's medal. They will in turn receive a special race bib to recognize their support of the Zero Waste movement. Guest-of-Honour Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth & Transport, will also flag off and join the Zero Waste 10km race in support of a greener Singapore.
To minimise environmental damage along the route, the MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 is operating a strict no-cup policy. Runners are advised to bring their own water bottles or hydration packs and refill them at the water check points throughout the course.
The event is possible thanks to the generous support of our title sponsor MSIG Insurance and supporting partners Action X Store, Singapore Tourism Board, Outdoor Channel, Triplefit, Royale International, Run Magazine, Runsociety, JustRunLah and the Action Asia Foundation.
About MSIG Insurance Singapore
MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. ( "MSIG Singapore"), a member of the MS&AD Insurance Group, is Singapore's leading general insurer. With a local presence of over 100 years, MSIG Singapore offers an extensive range of insurance solutions for personal and commercial risk protection, enabling the security and safety of individuals and businesses. Wholly owned by MSIG Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd., MSIG Singapore holds an A+/Stable financial rating by Standard & Poor' s.About Action Asia Events Action Asia Events is founded in 1998. Having delivered over 200 major events in 12 different countries around Asia, Action Asia Events specializes in managing trail running, hiking, ultra-marathon, adventure races and corporate training events.
Since the first extreme races in 1992, the first World Championship in 1998 and the introduction of the Skyrunner World Series in 2003, Skyrunning has grown to become a globally renowned sport governed by the International Skyrunning Federation. In 2015, the Continental Championships were introduced and includes Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and Oceania. The sport is practised in more than 40 nations and counts followers from 126 countries.