The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon organisers have released an update on the road closures and spectator zones for the event weekend, which will take place from 29 November – 1 December.
Rather than asking people to stay away though, they are encouraging non-runners to come and join in the atmosphere of Singapore’s largest marathon. Organisers Ironman Asia and SportSG have worked with supporting government agencies to minimise inconvenience to the general public and businesses based on the chosen routes.
Many of the cafes and stores along the marathon route are also getting hyped up for the weekend, with extra seating for dining spectators and more.
Affected roads will be progressively opened from as early as 9.00pm on 30 November, to keep everything moving smoothly.
Spectator can expect F&B stalls, live music and family entertainment at the Spectator Zones, located around the Marina Bay. Race supporters can also look forward to a lineup of entertainment and activities at the three spectator zones demarcated by Empress Lawn, The Promontory and The Float @ Marina Bay.
These spectator zones are placed amidst multiple vantage points for spectators to catch a glimpse of the action and cheer on the runners.
- Friday, 29 November 2019 (Kids Dash)
The Kids Dash which will flag off from the Formula 1 Pit Building at 7pm. There will be no road closures or diversions during the Kids Dash.
- Saturday, 30 November 2019 (Marathon & Half Marathon)
Road closures and diversions will progressively begin from 1pm on Saturday, 30 November 2019.
To enable the earliest access possible and minimise inconvenience to road users, organisers will progressively re-open affected roads from as early as 9pm the same evening.
- Sunday, 1 December 2019 (10km and 5km)
Road closures for the 5km and 10km categories will be from 4am – 12.15pm.
Routes to emergency and essential services such as hospitals will remain accessible throughout the duration of the event. All buildings affected by the race will be able to continue their operations and roads will be progressively re-opened as runners pass through each zone.
Traffic wardens will be deployed at all affected roads to help re-direct traffic and to assist the public to find alternative routes to their destinations.
Some bus services will be diverted due to the road closures, but affected bus stops will be relocated to the nearest possible location. Specific bus diversion plans will be publicised before the event to facilitate route planning.
The organisers have partnered with ShareTransport to provide shuttle bus services for the event. The shuttle buses will run between the Start/Finish Venue and 37 locations island-wide over 10 routes. These shuttle services cost S$7 per ride and are primarily for race participants and spectators. The shuttle service may also be useful for commuters who wish to travel outside of regular public transport hours.
Find out more and purchase your ShareTransport ticket here:
You can also download Google Maps or Waze for real-time traffic and road closure updates. The full list of affected roads can be found here: