23 Jun '11, 9pm

StanChart marathon organisers are targeting a record 70,000 participants for the Dec 4 event

SINGAPORE - Nearly 8,000 runners have signed up for the Dec 4 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, hours after registration opened at 11am yesterday. Event organisers, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC), are targeting a record 70,000 in total over the eight categories (full marathon, ekiden, half marathon, 10km - men and women, wheelchair, 5km fun run, kids dash) of the event, a 17-per-cent increase from last year. Participants in this year's marathon can also expect a better race experience. These include easing congestion at the merging point of the three routes for the full, half marathon and 10km distances. Organisers are also looking into possibly tweaking the finish straight for full marathon route, which flags off at Orchard Road, after feedback from elite runners last year. Baggage collection points will be moved closer to the finish point at the Padang and to en...

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