One of the key events in Singapore’s running calendar, the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon returns as a hybrid running event this year after not being held physically in the last 4 years. The physical event will be held on 27 August, while participants who chose to do the virtual event can log their runs using Garmin or Strava between 31 July and 26 August, and upload their activity proof via 42Race.
The event — jointly organised by the Singapore Army and SAFRA — has been one of the signature races in Singapore since it was inaugurated in 1992. The 2018 edition attracted more than 41,000 runners.
First physical event since 2018
The last physical run for the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon was held in 2018, before it was cancelled due to the death of Aloysius Pang.
The race did not return in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and was organised in a virtual format in 2021 and 2022.
This edition of the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon will allow participants to choose whether to compete in the physical or the virtual race. As per the tradition of the race, SAF NSmen or personnel from the SAF Volunteer Corp are entitled to huge discounts. Dependent members of SAFRA and family members of SAF personnel are also entitled to some form of discount. The public who are unaffiliated to SAF will have to pay the full price, which are still competitive when comparing to other local major runs like the Sundown Marathon.
Registration for the run has opened on 42Race, and will end on 10 July.