SINGAPORE — The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will return as a full-scale event in December with up to 50,000 participants expected, after two editions that were adapted and pared back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For the first time since 2019, this year’s race will see a mass start and road race format, as well as full and half marathons, the organisers said in a news release on Wednesday (June 22).
While the 2020 edition was held with a “hybrid race format” featuring augmented reality, 2021 saw in-person running return on a limited scale.
“Last year’s edition, the largest in-person running event held in Singapore since the Covid-19 pandemic began, saw 4,000 runners flagged off in waves of 50 – with three moving off every 10 seconds – to ensure safe distancing,” the organisers said.
“In addition, only the 5km, 10km and the relay categories were held in-person to keep the participant numbers low.
“With events in Singapore reopening to full…