Singapore’s largest Ultra-Marathon is back after a one-year absence!
For runners who are interested to take their running to the next level, the Sundown Ultra-marathon is the race for you! Spanning 100km for the seasoned or brave new runners, and 50km and 25km relays, this should be a race that combines elements of both physical and mental endurance that stretches beyond the standard marathon distance.
A record number of more than 1,300 runners have signed up for the fifth edition of the gruelling 100KM Sundown Ultra-Marathon which will flag off at the iconic Marina Barrage on 14 September at 6.00pm.
To spice things up, organizer HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd, has introduced new team categories for less gung-ho runners may also attempt the Ultra-Marathon in the relay category as a team of two (50km/runner) or four (25km/runner).
To enhance the running experience, HiVelocity will also be offering a variety of energy-fuelling delights at the various pit stops with delicious snacks like muffins, assorted sandwiches and even gummy bears.
Those who would like to challenge themselves can still sign up. Registration will close in less than a week’s time on 11 August 2013, Sunday.
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Date: 14 September 2013
Venue: Marina Barrage
100km Individual Category
100km Individual Category
100km (Team of 2 Category – 50km each)
100km (Team of 4 Category – 25km each)
Flag-off Timing: 1800 hours
Targeted Runners: 3,000 participants
100km – 18 hours
Team of 2 – 9 hours
Team of 4 – 4 ½ hours[/expand]
[expand title=”Sundown Ultra-Marathon Background” tag=”h4″]Sundown Ultra Marathon made its debut in 2008 as Singapore’s first and only night ultra marathon. The 84km race proved every bit as gruelling as advertised, as only 192 men and 24 women successfully completed the task of running the equivalent of two full marathons through the night. As each edition of the race drew even more hardcore running enthusiasts, Sundown Ultra Marathon upped the ante in 2011, unveiling a 100km race route that turned out even more challenging than ever.
Sundown Ultra Marathon returns in 2013 with a bold challenge to runners: Show Your True Colours. The run once again covers 100km, but with an interesting twist – distance running fanatics can now join forces or recruit family and friends to what is usually a solo pursuit. Sundown Ultra Marathon presents team categories, allowing runners to complete the race in teams of 2 (covering 50km each) or teams of 4 (covering 25km each).
Whichever category Sundown fans sign up for, they are sure to embark on a journey of self discovery. Show Your True Colours.[/expand]
[expand title=”HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd ” tag=”h4″]Founded by a group of like-minded athletes in 2005, HiVelocity is a sports marketing solutions company built on pure passion and the love for sports. The company specialises in sports marketing and sports event management and has developed sporting events of the highest quality within Asia. Its wide spectrum of clients range from major sports brands to leading financial institutions, with different events catering to audiences across all walks of life. Successful events include the Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon, one of the qualifying races to the World Championships, Great Eastern Women’s Run, Asia’s largest women-only halfmarathon, and Sundown Marathon, Singapore’s biggest night running event. The Sundown Marathon was nominated for the Most Innovative Event Award at the prestigious International Sports Event Management Awards 2012.[/expand]