Saturday, December 5, 2009
SCSM - Race Packet Distribtion
The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is one of Asia’s top marathons and a highlight of Singapore’s sporting calendar. A new record was set this year with 50,000 runners registered in under six weeks. Along the route, there will be over 100,000 enthusiastic supporters and volunteers to add colour and vibrancy to the event, truly one for the whole community and country of Singapore.
Just imagine, how do you distribute race packets to 50,000 participants? In the Philippines we even have problem leading to chaos to just distribute 3000 race packets to participants, what more if the number is 50,000!
SCSM had convenience and order in their vision so much so that they have allocated three days for the distribution of race packets and holding the same at a massive venue which is at Singapore Expo. At the same time as the distribution dates (03-05 December) a wide array of runners apparels, shoes, gears and what have you concerning running were provided as a runners fair.
I am sharing hereunder pictures taken at the Singapore Expo when I collected my last 05Dec09 at about 2pm.
Race will be tomorrow 06Dec09 with gun start at 5:30am. I am trying to control my excitement and hopefully I do get a good nights’ rest. Meantime, it is time for some exercise, not running, but, shopping. Till my next blog on the actual race see you!