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SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017

Date
20 August 2017
Time
TBC
Venue
Esplanade Bridge
The 25th edition of the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (SSBR & AHM) will be held on Sunday, 20 August. Participants can expect a slew of initiatives at this year’s event to celebrate its Silver Jubilee and commemorate 50 Years of National Service (NS50). A new NS50 Team Run has been introduced to encourage teams of 10 past and present Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) NSmen to run 5km together and clock a total distance of 50km to mark this significant occasion. The event will also continue to feature its four established run categories – the 21km Army Half Marathon, SAFRA 10km Race, SAFRA 5km Fun Run and 800m Family Challenge. SAF NSmen and national servicemen’s family members will continue to enjoy special rates across these categories to recognise them for their contributions to Singapore’s defence and support for NS respectively. Flagging off at the Esplanade Bridge, the run will end at the Padang, where there will be a carnival for a fun day out for the whole family.

Categories and fees

Early Bird Registration: 30 Apr - 11 Jun 2017

Categories Rates (per person)
  SAF 
NSmen*
SAFRA 
Members
SAF Family Members+ Public
21km Army Half Marathon $16 $46 $51 $65
SAFRA 10km Race $12 $33 $37 $47
NS50 Team Run
(5km x 10 pax)
$12 per pax - - -
SAFRA 5km Fun Run $9 $21 $12 $30
800m Family Challenge $10 $10 $12 $20

 

Normal Registration: 12 Jun - 26 Jul 2017

Categories Rates (per person)
  SAF 
NSmen*
SAFRA 
Members
SAF Family Members+ Public
21km Army Half Marathon $18 $56 $62 $75
SAFRA 10km Race $14 $38 $44 $55
NS50 Team Run
(5km x 10 pax)
$15 per pax - - -
SAFRA 5km Fun Run $9 $21 $12 $30
800m Family Challenge $10 $10 $12 $20

Prices stated above are inclusive of 7% GST.

*Only NSmen (Operationally Ready National Servicemen, MINDEF Reserves & Ex-NSmen) from the three arms of the Singapore Armed Forces - the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

+Only applicable to family members (parents, siblings, spouse and children) of registered active servicemen and NSmen. Family members must be nominated to enjoy the SAF Family rate. Each SAF active serviceman and NSman can nominate up to five immediate family members to enjoy this rate during registration.

Categories

Categories Eligibility
21km Army Half Marathon
21km Army Half Marathon Men's SAF Active Servicemen and SAF NSmen (ORNS, MR & Ex-NSmen) only
21km Army Half Marathon Women's SAF Active Servicewomen only
21km Army Half Marathon Men's Master SAF Active Servicemen and SAF NSmen (ORNS, MR & Ex-NSmen), age 40 years old and above only
21km Army Half Marathon Women's Master SAF Active Servicewomen, age 35 years old and above only
21km Army Half Marathon Men's Open All male participants who are not eligible for the above categories; including:
  • SAF Active Servicemen and SAF NSmen's (ORNS, MR & Ex-NSmen) family members
  • Non-SAF active servicemen & NSmen
  • Singaporeans/PR
  • Foreigners
21km Army Half Marathon Women's Open All female participants who are not eligible for the above categories; including:
  • SAF Active Servicewomen's family members
  • Non-SAF servicewomen
  • Singaporeans/PR
  • Foreigners
SAFRA 10km Race
SAFRA 10km Race Men's SAF Active Servicemen and SAF NSmen (ORNS, MR & Ex-NSmen) only
SAFRA 10km Race Women's SAF Active Servicewomen only
SAFRA 10km Race Men's Master SAF Active Servicemen and SAF NSmen (ORNS, MR & Ex-NSmen), aged 40 years old and above only
SAFRA 10km Race Women's Master SAF Active Servicewomen, aged 35 years old and above only
SAFRA 10km Race Men's Open All male participants who are not eligible for the above categories; including:
  • SAF Active Servicemen and SAF NSmen's (ORNS, MR & Ex-NSmen) family members
  • Non-SAF active servicemen & NSmen
  • Singaporeans/PR
  • Foreigners
SAFRA 10km Race Women's Open All female participants who are not eligible for the above categories; including:
  • SAF Active Servicewomen's family members
  • Non-SAF servicewomen
  • Singaporeans/PR
  • Foreigners
NS50 Team Run
NS50 Team Run (5km x 10 pax) A team of 10 SAF NSmen (ORNS, MR & Ex-NSmen)
SAFRA 5km Fun Run
SAFRA 5km Fun Run Participants must be aged 6 years old and above on race day
800m Family Challenge
800m Family Challenge Open to both fathers and mothers. Child must be aged 4 years old to 16 years old.

21km Army Half Marathon

1. SSBR & AHM Army Singlet
(applicable only to all SAF Active Servicemen, NSmen & Family Members)
OR Event Tee (applicable only to SAFRA members and the public)
2. Exclusive Finisher Tee (21km finisher only)
3. Personalised Participant Bib & Timing Device
4. Exclusive Finisher Medal
5. Personalised e-Certificate
6. SSBR & AHM 25th Edition Shoe Bag (for SAF NSmen, family members of national servicemen and the public)
7. Insurance Coverage

 

SAFRA 10km Race

1. SSBR & AHM Army Singlet
(applicable only to all SAF Active Servicemen, NSmen & Family Members)
OR Event Tee (applicable only to SAFRA members & the public)
2. Personalised Participant Bib & Timing Device
3. Exclusive Finisher Medal
4. Personalised e-Certificate
5. SSBR & AHM 25th Edition Shoe Bag (for SAF NSmen, family members of national servicemen and the public)
6. Insurance Coverage

 

NS50 Team Run

1. SSBR & AHM Army Singlet
2. Personalised Participant Bib
3. Limited Edition Finisher Medal
4. Limited Edition Finisher Tee
5. Personalised e-Certificate
6. SSBR & AHM 25th Edition Shoe Bag
7. Insurance Coverage

 

SAFRA 5km Fun Run

1. SSBR & AHM Army Singlet (for all SAF Active Servicemen, NSmen)
OR Event Tee (for SAFRA members, SAF Family members and members of the public)
2. Personalised Participant Bib
3. Exclusive Finisher Medal
4. Personalised e-Certificate
5. SSBR & AHM 25th Edition Shoe Bag (for SAF NSmen, family members of national servicemen and the public)
6. Insurance Coverage

 

800m Family Challenge

1. A pair of 800m Family Challenge Event Tees
2. A pair of Personalised Participant Bib
3. A pair of exclusive Finisher Medals
4. SSBR & AHM 25th Edition Shoe Bag (for SAF NSmen, family members of national servicemen and the public)
5. Insurance Coverage

1.When does registration for the SSBR & AHM 2017 start and end?
30 Apr to 26 Jul 2017.

2.How can I register?
You can register online here.

3.What are the available run categories?
Click here.

4.How do I know which categories am I eligible for?
Upon keying in your NRIC/ Passport Number, the categories that you are eligible for will be reflected.

5.What are the registration fees for this year's run categories? 
Click here.

6.How do I qualify for the different rates?
Upon keying in your NRIC/ Passport Number, the eligible registration fees will be reflected at the payment page accordingly. i.e. NSmen rate, SAFRA Member rate, SAF Family rate or Public rate.

7.Is GST included in the registration fee?
Yes. All fees are inclusive of GST.

8.What are the modes of payment for registration?
You can make payment by VISA or MasterCard through the online payment portal which you will be directed to after you have duly completed your registration.

9.How does the SAF Family rate work?
SAF national servicemen will need to register themselves first and they can nominate up to five (5) family members during the registration process to participate together with them at the SAF Family rate. If you are a SAFRA member, but have also been nominated to enjoy the SAF Family rate, you will still enjoy the lower rates applicable to SAFRA members registering for the 21km Army Half Marathon, SAFRA 10km Race and 800m Family Challenge.

10.How do I nominate my family members for the SAF Family rate?
To nominate your immediate family members to enjoy the SAF Family rate, key in their full names and email addresses when you register for the event. Each nominated family member will receive an email with a link that will direct them to the registration site to complete their registration at the SAF Family rate.

11.I am a SAF Regular. Can I nominate five of my family members to enjoy the SAF Family rate?
Yes, all SAF active servicemen, including regulars, who are participating in the event may nominate up to five intermediate family members to enjoy the SAF Family rate.

12.I am a SAF active serviceman/ NSman (ORNS, MR and ex-NSmen), but I am not participating in the event. Can I still nominate my immediate family members to enjoy the SAF Family rate?
No. One of the key objectives of these special benefits is to promote bonding among SAF active servicemen and NSmen, as well as with their families. As such, the former must be participating in the event to nominate his/her immediate family members to enjoy the special SAF Family rate.

13.I am an NSman and my brother nominated me as one of the family members during his registration. Will the SAF Family rates then apply to me? 
The SAF Family rates are only for nominated family members who are not SAF active servicemen or NSmen. 

All SAF NSmen are eligible to enjoy the SAF NSmen rate.

14.How will I know if my registration has been successful? 
Participants will receive a confirmation slip via email upon successful registration.

15.If my email was being directed to my junk mail and was deleted before I can retrieve it, where can I retrieve my confirmation slip? 
You can retrieve your confirmation slip via the official event website. Click here.

16.Why is it that I have not received my confirmation slip despite registering and making payment? 
There could be a few reasons why a participant has not received his/her confirmation slip: 
 

  • Registration was not successful and therefore the confirmation slip was not rendered
  • There could have been an error in his/her email at the point of registration so the confirmation slip was not sent to the correct account
  • The email has been blocked by the mail server and/or is treated as spam mail. In such cases, the participant may provide the following personal details to sbr@safra.sg or call us at 8357 6475.
     

°Participant’s Name

°Participant’s NRIC/ Passport No.

°Participant’s Contact Number

17.Do I get a refund if I choose not to participate after registration? 
No. All event registrations are non-refundable.

18.Can I transfer my event registration if I wish to withdraw from the run?
No. All event registrations are non-transferrable.

19.Can I make changes to my particulars after submitting my registration, or if I make a mistake in the registration process? 
Participants who wish to change their particulars after registration may do so by providing the following details to sbr@safra.sg by 21st July 2017.
 

•Participant’s Name

•Participant’s NRIC/ Passport No.

•Participant’s Contact Number

•Changes required

20.Can I request for a change in my run category after registration? 
Participants are strictly not allowed to change their run category after their registration is confirmed.

 

ABOUT THE RACE

1.Where will the race be held?
The start and end point of the race will be at the Esplanade Bridge and the Padang respectively.

2.Do I need to fill up any relevant indemnity form and require parental/guardian consent if I’m below the age of 18? 
Yes, participants below the age of 18 on event day are required to seek parental/guardian consent, except for the 800m Family Challenge. They would need to email/fax the indemnity declaration forms to us, failing which; the Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to the participant.

3.What is the minimum age to participate in the SSBR & AHM 2017?
Participants are strictly not allowed to change their run category after their registration is confirmed.
 

-21km Army Half Marathon and SAFRA 10km Race (competitive categories): Participants must be aged 15 years and above as at event day.

-SAFRA 5km Fun Run: Participants must be aged 6 years and above as at event day.

-800m Family Challenge: The child must be between the age of 4 to 16 years as at event day.

4.Is the official race result based on gun time or nett time?
All official race results are based on gun time.

 

NS50 TEAM RUN

1.What is the NS50 Team Run?
The NS50 Team Run is introduced as a special tribute to commemorate 50 years of National Service. It will feature a team of 10 NSmen running together along the 5km route to achieve total distance of 50km. All runners in the team will start and complete the 5km together.

2.How do I register for the NS50 Team Run?
To be eligible for the NS50 Team Run, participants must be NSmen or MR personnel of SAF as of event day. A team captain will first register and pay upfront for the team. Subsequently, the team captain will key in the NRIC and email addresses of his 9 other members. The registration system will then send an email to each of the other 9 members to complete their registration.

3.What if I cannot find enough members to form a team of 10 runners?
All team captains are advised to confirm the attendance of the other 9 members before proceeding to register for the team. The team registration will only be completed when all the 10 members of the team have successfully registered. Teams that fail to gather 10 members will not be eligible to participate in the NS50 team category. There will be strictly no refund if the team fails to hit the 10-runners requirement.

4.After registering all members in my team for the NS50 Team Run, can I add another member, remove or change any of the members in my team on a later date?
No. Once the team is fully registered, there can be no more changes to the team.

5.Will all 10 runners receive the finisher’s medal?
Each runner who completes the NS50 Team Run will receive a finisher’s medal.

*Only the team captain of each team will be allowed to collect the finisher’s medal on behalf of the team, upon presentation of his participant bib.

6.If one of my team members is not feeling well on race day - can we replace him with another runner?
All teams are not allowed to substitute any team members on race day due to safety concerns.

 

RACE PACK COLLECTION

1.What are the Event Apparel sizes?
Kindly refer to the Apparel Sizing Chart.

2.When can I collect my race pack?
Participants can collect their race packs during the Race Expo. The date and venue will be announced at a later date.

3.Will I have to provide identification documents to collect the race pack?
Yes. Please note that the identification provided at the race expo has to be the same as the one used during registration. For example, if the identification used in the registration form is your passport number, you will be required to bring your passport along when collecting the race pack rather than your NRIC.

4.If I am unable to collect my race pack during the designated period, can I authorise a representative to collect on my behalf?
Yes. You can authorise a representative to collect your race pack on your behalf. The following documents must be presented when the representative is collecting the race pack: 
 

•Race pack collection authorisation form

•Participant’s confirmation slip

•Photocopy of participant’s NRIC

•Photocopy of representative’s NRIC

 

ON THE RACE DAY

1.Will there be transport provided to the event venue?
Yes. There will be one-way shuttle bus services to the event venue from selected locations. Details on ticket sales for the bus service will be announced at a later date.

2.Is there a baggage deposit area?
Yes. There is a baggage deposit area at the Padang. Whilst maximum care and security will be enforced, the Organisers will not be responsible for any loss or damaged items or delay in retrieving the bags. Participants are advised to travel light.

3.Can I bring my baby in the stroller without registering my child for the race?
No, only registered participants who wear their participant bibs will be allowed into the start area and along the running route.

4.Can I use roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, bus etc… to get from point to point?
This is a foot race. No form of assistance, both motorised or un-motorised, will be permitted

5.Will there be road closures?
Yes, there will be road closures. More details will be released closer to event date

6.Are dogs permitted?
No dogs or animals will be allowed into the starting area.

7.What is the flag-off timing for the various categories?
More information will be released soon.

8.What if I am injured during the race or otherwise unable to finish the race?
Please approach the nearest first aiders deployed along the route. Participants who require immediate medical attention may alert the route marshals.

9.Will I get my race timing?
Yes. All participants in the competitive categories will get their nett timing. Prize winners are determined based on gun time. These will be available via the event website after the event.

For enquiries, do email sbr@safra.sg or call us at 8357 6475. Our operating hours are weekdays, 9am - 12nn, 2pm - 6pm.
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