The 2019 STGR Uglow Marathon

On Saturday June 15, 2019, the STGR Uglow Marathon will take place along the Punggol Waterway Park, with a marathon, half-marathon and 10km options. All distances will also run through the nearby Coney Island, which features flat and wide trails.

More than 700 runners have registered for STGR Uglow Marathon, which will start at 7.00AM with the full marathon flag-0ff. Among the participants are runners from Special Olympics Singapore.

After two successful years at the Bukit Timah Green Corridor, the race has moved to Punggol this year. Regardless of the race location, the race remains focused on its ultimate goal, which is to connect runners and create community.

To this end, participants of the STGR Uglow Marathon will have the opportunity to join the MSIG Summits @ Mui Wo in Hong Kong on November 3, 2019. The challenging race, which will offer 17km, 27km and 50km options, traverses Hong Kong’s Lantau island from east to west.

Since its founding in 2016 in Hong Kong, The Green Race (TGR) has been committed to creating events that contribute to the community and environment.

TGR was created in Hong Kong in 2016 and that year had its first event in Singapore at Bukit Timah, with 338 participants supporting the event. “The event was a great success, well supported and enjoyed by all,” says Martin Cai, TGR’s race director. The next year, TGR’s Singapore Forest Marathon had nearly three times as many participants, a testament to the popularity of the event.

It’s not just a name: TGR is all about green, sustainable events. Initiatives include beach and trail cleanups, gear and clothing donations, nurturing a race volunteer community, and the MSIG Youth Trail Running Development Programme in Hong Kong.

You can also opt out of a TGR finisher medal. “We offer participants the opportunity to consume less and instead support a worthy cause,” says Cai. This year, at least 17 per cent of all STGR Uglow Marathon participants chose the SG$4 medal opt-out, which money will instead be donated to Special Olympics Singapore.

For more details on the STGR Uglow Marathon, please visit http://s.tgr.run.

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