male and female Singaporean runners in the 50km trail race will win a fully
paid trip to Hong Kong for the Asian Skyrunning Championships in December along
with cash prize and gym membership
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 July 2018 - To
inspire and encourage Singaporean trail runners to challenge their limits and
break their boundaries, a trio of National Award prizes is introduced to the
MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 for the first time this year.
Supported by MSIG Insurance, the National
Award prizes will be awarded to the first male and female Singaporean runners to
cross the finish line at the 50km race to be held on Saturday, 29 September 2018.
As part of the prizes, the two
Singaporean winners will get the opportunity to represent Singapore at the Asian
Skyrunning Championships -- Lantau 50 in Hong Kong on 2 December 2018. Other
than the all-expense-paid trip covering air ticket and hotel accommodation, the
two winners will each receive a $300 cash prize and a 3-month gym membership at
new additions to the MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 this year are the Zero Waste
category and a 5km distance for beginners
novice trail runners.
Participants who choose to run under the
Zero Waste category will voluntarily give up the event t-shirt and finisher's
medal. They will in turn receive a special race bib to recognize their support
of the Zero Waste movement. Guest-of-Honour
Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and
Youth & Transport, will also flag off and join the Zero Waste 10km race in
support of a greener Singapore.
To minimise environmental damage along
the route, the MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 is operating a strict no-cup
policy. Runners are advised to bring their own water bottles or hydration packs
and refill them at the water check points throughout the course.
The event is possible thanks to the
generous support of our title sponsor MSIG Insurance and supporting partners
Action X Store, Singapore Tourism Board, Outdoor Channel, Triplefit, Royale
International, Run Magazine, Runsociety, JustRunLah and the Action Asia Foundation.
MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50
29 September 2018 (Saturday)
6:30am - 50km, 7:00am - 21km,
7:30am - 10km & 5km
Start and Finish
Hindhede Walk, Bukit Timah
(600-metre walk across the bridge from Beauty World MRT)
Running - mostly off-road for 5km/10km/21km; 50km is a mixture of grass
track, trail and road.
MSIG Insurance Singapore
MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. ("MSIG
Singapore"), a member of the MS&AD Insurance Group, is Singapore's leading
general insurer. With a local presence of over 100 years, MSIG Singapore offers
an extensive range of insurance solutions for personal and commercial risk
protection, enabling the security and safety of individuals and businesses.
Wholly owned by MSIG Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd., MSIG Singapore holds an
A+/Stable financial rating by Standard & Poor's.
About Action Asia Events
Action Asia Events is founded in 1998. Having delivered over 200 major events in 12 different countries around Asia, Action Asia Events specializes in managing trail running, hiking, ultra-marathon, adventure races and corporate training events.
Since the first extreme races in
1992, the first World Championship in 1998 and the introduction of the
Skyrunner World Series in 2003, Skyrunning has grown to become a globally
renowned sport governed by the International Skyrunning Federation. In 2015, the
Continental Championships were introduced and includes Asia, Europe, North
America, Africa and Oceania. The sport is practised in more than 40 nations and
counts followers from 126 countries.