Sundown on 31st May 2008

When the sun sets this Sat 31st May 2008, Changi Point will be a hive of activity. It is the inaugural Adidas Sundowm Marathon where both the standard marathon distance (42km) as well as the ultra marathon distance (84km) will see the race taking place at night..literally at night when it’s sundown.

Collection of race entry pack and number tag last weekend at Millenia Walk.

The race event comprises of both individual and team categories.

A first time in Singapore where a marathon is held at night. The carnival begins at 6.30pm with activities planned by the organisers. The main highlights will be the flag-off of the ultra marathon at 8.30pm covering twice the standard marathon distance. How far is 84km? It’s like running the distance from Changi to Tuas and back. Not for the faint-hearted nor the weekend-warrior runners. Runners participating in the standard marathon distance (42km) will be flagged off at 12 midnight. The race route covers the entire PCN (Park Connectors Network). Under a starry starry night (hopefully it will not rain), you may catch a glimpse of the race as certain sections of the route passes through some HDB neighbourhoods.

An email notification which I received for all participating runners:

Dear Athletes,

The highly anticipated adidas Sundown Marathon is finally here this weekend. Competitors who have yet to download the Athlete’s Guide are strongly encouraged to read through the comprehensive guide to prepare for the inaugural night race in Singapore. Featured in Sundown Talk is the adidas Sundown Marathon Start & Finish Point / Carnival, which will be located at Changi Point. With a variety of programs lined up throughout the night, the first night race is definitely one to remember. Before you embark onto the starting point, do take one last look at the Sundown race route to familiarize yourself with the four sections and aid stations, such as the PowerBar Zones.

Team HiVelocity wishes you the very best for the first night race in Singapore. See you on race day!

Wishing all runners a memorable night race.


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