Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Queue started 24hours before official registration begins
Queue for Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 starts 24 hours before official registration begins
Singapore, 17 July, 2014 – The public registration of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 starts officially at 11am, 16 July but enthusiastic runners have already started queuing up more than 24 hours before registration opens.
First to arrive in line at 9.45am is Gerrard Lim, 31, affectionately known as “Ah Siao” within the running community. Lim famously completed his first Full Marathon at SCMS 2012 with a tyre tied around his waist to raise awareness for the Bone Marrow Donor Programme. While he is not running with his tyre this year, his tyre will be keeping him company over night.
When asked why he started queuing so early, Lim said, “I have never won anything in my life before so I decided to do something worthwhile and be number one in the queue. The marathon is an event that challenges you to go beyond your limits and inspires me to go even further.”
Arriving at the same time as Lim was Republic Polytechnic’s Venice Ng, 20. This is the first time Ng is taking part in SCMS. When asked why she started queuing so early, Ng said, “I am very excited about taking part in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore this year. I think the $1 entry fee is a very interesting promotion. I want to take part in a big-scale event and wanted to give it a shot at being the first in line.” Having been at the front of the line since this morning, Ng has made friends with the others in the queue and is looking forward to chatting with her newfound friends as she await for registration tomorrow morning.
For their efforts, both will receive two of the 100 $1 running entries available. They will also receive a limited edition SCMS adidas BOOST running shoes.
In a further show of unity, some of the runners in the line also appointed themselves as ‘welfare’ officers, taking food orders from others in the queue to ensure everyone gets their fill while waiting in line.
A total of 100 $1 entries will be available only at ION Orchard – 42 slots for Marathon (42.195km), 21 slots for Half Marathon (21.1km), 10 slots for 10km and 27 slots for Kids Dash – on a first come, first served basis. These lucky 100 registrants will also receive a premium goodie bag, which includes the above-mentioned shoes. Limited edition goodie bags will also be handed out to the next 500 registrants at ION Orchard.
For all SCMS 2014 registration details please visit www.marathonsingapore.com