Watches, running shoes to be won from ST Run

Watches, running shoes to be won from ST Run



Participants who sign up for The Straits Times Run at the Hub before next Thursday stand to win attractive prizes from watchmaker Seiko and popular sports apparel brand New Balance.

Seiko, ST Run's official timekeeper, is giving away 17 timepieces worth more than $8,000 combined.

The men's edition of the Seiko Criteria chronograph watch retails for $526.50, while the women's timepiece is worth $405.60.

Official sportswear New Balance also has 10 pairs of FreshFoam 980 running shoes up for grabs. Each pair is worth $169.

All who have signed up for the competitive categories - the 10km or 21km - as well as those who sign up before the end of the month are eligible to win the prizes.

"We always strive to be one step ahead of the rest," said Mr Wilfred Koh, general manager of Thong Sia, the Japanese watchmaker's official dealer in Singapore.

"That ties in well with the ST Run, which is, for the second straight year, giving runners a new experience at a unique venue."

The first edition of the ST Run last year was held at Punggol Waterway, while this year's run on Sept 28 will be the first mass-running event to finish under the new National Stadium's iconic dome.

Winners will be chosen via a lucky draw, and notified by phone or e-mail.

The ST Run is organised as part of the Straits Times Appreciates Readers programme to reach out to the community. More than 16,000 have signed up so far.

Register for the ST Run online at All slots for the 5km fun run have already been taken up.

Participants of the 21km competitive race can also sign up for the ST Run clinic, the first of which will be held at 5.30pm at Bedok Reservoir on Aug 2.

The 8km run will be led by Singapore's top marathoner Anne Qi Hui, and national head coach for middle and distance running Ghana Segaran. Runners from Team FatBird, official pacers for the ST Run, will also be there.

The first 100 runners to sign up on the website from today will get to take part in this clinic.

This article was first published on July 25, 2014.
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