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IN SUPPORT OF

RACE BOOKLET 25 AUGUST 2013


Content

Message from Project Director

About RunNUS 1

On behalf of the RunNUS organizing team, thank you all for your support in making RunNUS 2013 a meaningful and insightful event for all of us.

Race pack Collection 4 Race Event Details and Programme

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Race Prizes 10 Many More Exciting Prizes

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Getting to RunNUS 2013 12 Racebib and Timing Device 15 Runner’s Tips 17 Race Route Map 19 RunNUS 2013 Bazaar 21 Pre-Race Preparation 23 Post Race Tips 24 Race Advisory 26 For more information 28 RunNUS 2013 Proud Sponsors

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RunNUS 2013 is the 7th installment of the RunNUS series organized by the NUS Students’ Sports Club. Over the years, we have been gaining constant support from runners in all walks of life. I would like to express the sincerest of gratitude to all returning runners who have been joining us every step of the way. This year, we would like to share the NUS Spirit with you. You will be able to experience more places and great running spots within the NUS Kent Ridge campus. For many of us, Kent Ridge campus is a place where memories are created and our life stories take shape. We hope to share this with all of our runners and create common memories that all will hold dear to. Beyond the distance, RunNUS 2013 aims to provide a platform for the NUS community and the public to be exposed to sports and healthy living. RunNUS is a beginning of your journey to a healthier lifestyle and participation in sports. After the event, all runners are encouraged to continue pursuing their interest in a host of different activities with us at NUS Students’ Sports Club. By participating in RunNUS 2013, you are doing more than just running. RunNUS is supporting NUS Annual Giving’s bid to raise funds for University-wide bursaries and scholarship. All net proceeds from the event will go a long way in helping our students to experience fun in education. On behalf of the team, we wish all runners a great race ahead.

Aw Wenlong, Nicholas Project Director

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RunNUS 2013

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About RunNUS RunNUS is annual running event organized by the National University of Sin-

Not forgetting the element of fun, RunNUS also brings in a carnival that offers

gapore Students’ Sports Club (NUSSSC) to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst

a variety of on-stage entertainment including band performances, mini games,

the NUS population and the public. Seven years since its inception, RunNUS

lucky draws and refreshments throughout the event, making it an exciting

is one of the many anticipated events held in NUS. Being the first major sport

event that engages everyone.

event in the academic year, it not only offers an opportunity for runners to explore and have a better understanding of NUS, but also a moment for our

Themed ‘Beyond the Distance’, RunNUS 2013 hopes to reach out to every

freshmen to mingle with the students and staff within the institution. More-

individual and encourage them to reach high and beyond their limits in their

over, RunNUS creates a valuable time for the alumni to reconnect with their

efforts to achieve their goals and helping those who are in need of their help.

lovely alma mater.

An annual institutional event, RunNUS is a volunteer-initiated project, which brings together members of the NUS community and corporate entities in sup-

Since 2010, RunNUS has been a partner of the NUS Annual Giving campaign.

port of a good cause.

The race has helped to raise funds for financially needy students through the NUS Annual Giving campaign. Individuals are encouraged to support our

All these elements combine to reflect our identity and logo, with a communal

fundraising efforts by making a gift directly to Annual Giving or by pledging a

shoe print that signifies the first and many steps ahead in face of our challeng-

donation to the community through our race. Net proceeds from the registra-

es and attaining success for self and our community.

tion fees and individual pledges will go towards supporting the University-wide bursaries.

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Race pack Collection Date / Time • 16 Aug 2013 / 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm • 17 Aug 2013 / 10.00 am to 5.00 pm • 18 Aug 2013 / 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Venue National University of Singapore (NUS) Multi-Purpose Hall 1 (Near NUS Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC) – 2 Sports Drive 1, Singapore 117561)

Getting There Internal Bus Shuttle services will start operations at 9.00 am.

By Internal Shullte Services (stop at Staff Club) a. Internal Shuttle Services towards Staff Club : • A2, C (Loops) and D2 (Loops) b. Internal Shuttle Services towards Opposite Staff Club: • A1, C (Loops) and D2 (Loops) * For more accurate information on NUS Internal Shuttle services and the routes, click here.

By Public Transport Alight at Bus Stop ID 18329 (Staff Club) or 18321 (Opposite Staff Club) with SBS Bus Service Number 95.

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By Car

Race pack Collection Preparation

The carparks nearest to the Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC) are as follows:

All runners must collect their rack pack on Race Pack Collection Dates. Race

Carpark 4: Raffles Hall

packs will not be issued after the Race Pack Collection Day nor on event day.

Carpark 5: Sports and Recreation Centre * Parking fee is chargeable for NUS carparks. For more information, click here.

When collecting your race pack, remember to bring along: 1. Your runners Acknowledgement/Confirmation slip 2. * NUS Matriculation and Staff card (Applicable for all NUS race category)

Map

Racepack Collection Here

Carpark 5

3. Photo Identity Card (for all runners) 4. Indemnity Form and Health Declaration Form (download here.) If you are unable to make it for race pack collection personally, please dedicate someone to collect on your behalf. He/She will have to bring along: 1. Letter of Authorisation Form - duly signed by the participant (download here.)

Carpark 4

2. Runner’s Acknowledgement/Confirmation Verification Slip 3a. * Photocopy of runner’s Matriculation or Staff card of the runner for NUS categories. Bus Stop

3b. Photocopy of runner’s Photo Identity Card 4. Photo ID of the collector 5. Signed runner’s Health Declaration and Indeminity Form *Participants who had signed up under NUS categories but fail to produce Matric-

For more information on NUS Map, click here.

ulation/staff card during race pack collection will have to pay the balance of the respective race categories and a penalty fee. It is mandatory for runners to produce their NUS Matriculation or Staff card for verification of status to qualify for NUS race category. In an event the organizing team is unable to affirm that the runner qualifies for the NUS race category, the organizing team reserves the rights to bar him/her from taking part in the race, and the race fee will be donated directly to RunNUS adopted bursary.

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Race Event Details and Programme

Racepack Collection Area Layout

Date 25 August 2013, Sunday

Exit

Time 7:15 am (First Flag-Off for 10km Men’s Open) to 12.00 pm

Reporting Venue National University of Singapore (NUS) Multi - Purpose Field (Opposite University Hall)

Entrance

Guest-of-Honor iFactory

Professor TAN Eng Chye NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost

Booths

ActiveHealth

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Citibank

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Race Prizes

Race Programme Time

Activity

The Top 3 winners of the 10km Competitive race category will be awarded a

06:00 am

Start of Baggage Deposit

medal and product prizes worth up to the following:

06:45 am

Report to Start Point (Men’s 10km Open)

07:15 am

Men’s 10km Open (Wave 1) Gun - Off

07:25 am

Men’s 10km Open (Wave 2) Flag - Off

Award

Champion

07:35 am

Women’s 10km Open (Wave 1) Gun - Off

Medals

Gold

07:45 am

Men’s 10km NUS (Wave 1) Gun - Off

07:55 am

Men’s 10km NUS (Wave 2) Flag - Off

08:05 am

Men’s 10km NUS (Wave 3) Flag - Off

08:15 am

Women’s 10km NUS (Wave 1) Gun - Off

08:25 am

Women’s 10km NUS (Wave 2) Flag - Off

08:30 am

Guest - of - Honour Arrival

Subsequent runners in the 10km Competitive race category who finish the

08:35 am

Fun Run for Open and NUS (Wave 1) Flag - Off

race in the 4th to 15th place will also receive a prize by our proud sponsors.

08:45 am

Fun Run for Open and NUS (Wave 2) Flag - Off

08:55 am

Fun Run for Open and NUS (Wave 3) Flag - Off

09:00 am

Commencement of RunNUS Performances and Games

10:00 am

Release of 10km Race Results

10:15 am

Presentation of Lucky Draw Prizes

10:25 am

Presentation of Competitive Prizes

12:00 pm

End of RunNUS 2013

For 10km Competitive Race Category First

Second

Runner-Up Silver

Runner-Up Bronze

$800 $800

$700 $700

$800 $800

$700 $700

Open Men’s Women’s

$900 $900 NUS

Men’s Women’s

$900 $900

Prizes are sponsored by:

Race timing of Prize Winners in the 10km Competitive race categories will be based on Gun-Off timing of the respective NUS Men’s, NUS Women’s, Open Men’s and Open Women’s category.

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Many More Exciting Prizes

Getting to RunNUS 2013

5km Fun Run Mini Explorer There is something for all runners of the 5km race to spot and win exciting prizes. Explore the 5km race route and count the number of times this icon appears.

NOTICE TO ALL RUNNERS As Internal Shuttle services will start operation at 09:00 am, all runners are strongly advised to avoid boarding the Internal Shuttle to report for the race on time.

By Public Transport Runners are advised to travel by the Mass Rapid Train (MRT) and alight at Kent Ridge MRT Station (CC24) and take EXIT A to proceed to Bus-Stop ID 18331 (at National University Hospital). At the bus stop, board bus number 95 (headCollect an answer slip when you present your race bib and fill in your NAME,

ing towards Kent Ridge Terminal) and alight at Bus-Stop ID 18311 (Block S12).

HANDPHONE NUMBER, RACE BIB NUMBER and your answer. Return the slip to

Head towards the Football Filed across the road.

the Information Counter and the winner will be announced at the Presentation of Lucky Draw Prizes on stage. Winners must present their race bib to receive

Other Bus services that reach National University of Singapore:

the prize.

• From Clementi Bus Interchange: 96

Lucky Draw Prizes All RunNUS 2013 runners are qualified for lucky draw prizes which will be held throughout the event. Winners must present their race bib to receive the lucky draw prize. All lucky draw prizes must be collected before the event ends at 12:00 pm. Grand prizes will be announced and welcomed on stage during the Presentation of Lucky Draw Prizes. All grand prizes must be collected on stage by the prize winner with his/her race bib.

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• Along Clementi Road: 151 • From Opposite Buona Vista MRT Station: 95 • Ayer Rajah Expressway (Dover ITE): 97, 197, 198, 963 For information regarding the start time of the different public bus services, visit SBS or SMRT. Please be informed that the other bus services mentioned may require transfer of buses or walking to the Football Filed.

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By Car

Maps

The carparks nearest to the Football Field are as follows:

Carpark 5

• Carpark 4: Raffles Hall • Carpark 5: Sports and Recreation Centre • Carpark 6, 7 and 10: Faculty of Science

RunNUS 2013

Carpark 4

Runners are strongly advised NOT to drive down to the event location due to limited parking spaces. Parking charges may still apply. For more information on parking fees, click here.

Bus Stop

Carpark 10

Bus Stop Carpark 7 Carpark 6 For more information on NUS Map, click here.

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Racebib and Pointers to Note

Race Bib Category

Timing Device

All participants are to ensure that the race bibs are: 1. Worn clearly visible on the front of the torso and are not covered by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc. 2. Not altered, modified, folded, wrinkled or vandalised by drawings.

Men’s 10km NUS

Women’s 10km NUS

Men’s 10km Open

Women’s 10km Open

Fun Run 5km NUS

Fun Run 5km Open

3. Pinned at all four (4) corners. 4. Updated with the correct information before the race, especially medical information at the back of the bib. 5. Intact with the perforated portions. For all runners, to receive an accurate time: 1. DO NOT REMOVE timing chip from race bib. 2. DO NOT cross the START and FINISH line more than once. 3. Stay 4 meters away from the START and FINISH line if possible. 3. Ensure that you run across all timing mats provided at the Start Point (even if you are late), End Point, as well as en-route check points. This is to prove that you have completed the prescribed route. 4. Failure to do so will result in DNF (DID NOT FINISH) or DQ (DISQUALIFIED), and you will not receive a Finish Time and Finisher Certificate. For depositing of baggage, kindly present your race bib and allow our staff to detach the baggage slip for you. The slip can be used once only. For 10km Competitive runners, kindly present your race bib to our staff and collect a RunNUS 2013 Finisher Tee.

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Race Bib Back

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Runner’s Tips

6 Be Careful When Overtaking If you are overtaking, do so on the right and call out “ON YOUR RIGHT”. Please

1Eating Properly Load up on energy to finish the race! Do have a light breakfast at least an hour

exercise caution and be patient when overtaking as a portion of the route takes place in the park and some routes can be narrow. Safety comes first!

prior to your flag-off time.

7 Show Appreciation to Volunteers and Supporters

2 At Gun-Off and Flag-off

Acknowledge those who are there to support and assist you during the event

Runners are to line up from the Start Line based on their expected running

and along the race route. This will encourage them to continue helping other

speed. If unsure, please proceed to the back of the queue to avoid blocking

participants and cheer them on.

other runners. Do be considerate and allow faster runners to overtake you at any point of the race. Running with others of a similar pace gives you a better race experience.

8 Be Careful at Water Points Water points can be crowded and chaotic. Use caution when entering a water point. If you are going to stop or slow down, ensure that there is no one right

3 Keep Off of Roads and Watch Out for Vehicles

behind you first.

Runners are advised to run on the pedestrian pavement at all times to avoid the traffic on the roads. Please cross the road with care as well.

9 Keep Moving at the Finish Do not stop immediately at the Finish Line or in the chute. There will be runners coming in right behind you, so keep going until it is safe to stop.

4 Do Not Take Up Entire Running Path

Runners are to line up from the Start Line based on their expected running

10 Run Green

speed. If unsure, please proceed to the back of the queue to avoid blocking

In our effort to going Green in NUS, runners are encouraged to throw their

other runners. Do be considerate and allow faster runners to overtake you at

wastes into the recycle bins for Metal, Plastic and Paper materials respectively

any point of the race. Running with others of a similar pace gives you a better

that are placed along the running routes and in the Bazaar.

race experience.

5 Keep Left If you are not overtaking, please keep left to allow others to run ahead.

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Race Route Map

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RunNUS 2013 Bazaar

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Pre-Race Preparation Remove all items that you wish to bring along with you to the run and present your race bib at the baggage counter.

Post Race Tips Reward yourself with a ice-cold 100PLUS for completing RunNUS 2013. If you feel unwell, get the attention of the nearest volunteer or visit our Medical Post located at the front of the Command Post for assistance.

Deposit of Baggage The baggage deposit counters are located at the far left of the Multi-Purpose Fields’ Grandstand. Do note detach the Baggage Slip at any point of time. Allow our staff to detach the Baggage Slip and process the depositing of the Baggage for you. Please take note of the following: The organisers reserve the right to check any item or baggage deposited.

Collect your RunNUS 2013 10km Finisher Tee (only for 10km Competitive Runners) The Finisher Tee Collection counters are located at the far left of the Multi-Purpose Field’s Grandstand. Simply present your race bib to our friendly staff to receive your Finisher Tee. Kindly note that each runner is entitled to 1 (one) Finisher Tee only and the exchange for Finisher Tee size is not permissible.

Go to the Toilet The nearest toilets is located at the behind the Grandstand/Baggage Deposit Counters. Toilets are also available in the Multi-Purpose Halls, located beside the basketball courts.

Hydrate yourself Take a sip of mineral water at our Water Point in front of the Command Post

Join in the fun at RunNUS Bazaar and Performances Enjoy the fun as at RunNUS Bazaar that is packed with lots of exciting activities and goodies. Watch our exhilarating performances on stage and join us to congratulate our prize winners.

before heading to the start line.

Visit the Medical Point if you are not feeling well If you are feeling unwell, please visit the Medical Point located in front of the Command Post for assistance.

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Race Advisory

Collect your belongings Please present your Race Bib at the Baggage Counters to collect your belongings. Runners can collect their bags at the Bag Collection Tents from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Please take note of the following:

Not feeling well? Don’t Run Runners who are feeling unwell on race day strong encouraged to not partici-

• Owners of bags will have until 25 August 2013, 12:00 pm to collect their

pate in this year’s race. You health and safety is our upmost concern and there

baggage. Kindly note that any baggage not collected after the period will be

are many opportunities to join us in future.

disposed of.

Haze Advisory • The organisers will not be responsible for any loss and / or damage, personal

The organising committee would like to assure all participants and volunteers

or otherwise, to the belongings and items deposited.

that our haze advisory adheres to the national guidelines set by the National Environment Agency, People’s Association and Singapore Sports Council. PSI

• The organisers reserve the right to check any item or baggage deposited.

readings will follow the 3-hour National Average provided by NEA. Key timings to note are as follows: 1. 24 August 2013, 8.00 pm – 3-hour PSI reading exceeds 100, cancellation of event 2. 25 August 2013, 3.00 am – 3-hour PSI reading exceeds 100, cancellation of event 3. 25 August 2013, during the race – 3-hour PSI reading exceeds 100, cancellation of event Your well-being is our top priority and the race will be cancelled if PSI levels exceed the thresholds set. In the event of cancellation, participants and volunteers will immediately be informed via email, Facebook and RunNUS website within the hour. In the event of cancellation, arrangements will be made for participants to collect their Finisher entitlements. Registration fees are non-refundable and will contribute all net proceeds to NUS Annual Giving Campaign.

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For more information

Security Advisory 1. There will be security screening. Arrive early to avoid delays. 2. Participants are encouraged to travel light as bags will be screened at the security checks.

Visit our website http://www.runnus.nus.edu.sg/

INCLEMENT WEATHER ADVISORY BEFORE EVENT 1. If it rains, continue to proceed to event ground.

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/runnus

2. Runners are advised to seek shelter. 3. If there are any delays, announcements will be made at the event ground. 4. Each race will be delayed for 30 to 60 minutes. Runners will still be

Email us admin@runnus.nussportsclub.org

competing within their own categories. 5. If bad weather persists past 8.00 am, event will be cancelled.

DURING EVENT 1. Announcements will be made via marshals along the running route to advise participants to take shelter. 2. Participants must seek shelter in inclement weather. 3. Announcements will be made for the event to continue, or be cancelled. 4. Waves that are not flagged-off maybe delay for a period of 30 to 60 minutes. Runners will still be competing within their own categories. 5. Waves affected by inclement weather will have the race prizes awarded as luck draw prizes for the race category.

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RunNUS 2013 Proud Sponsors

Official Hydration

Product Sponsors

Official Muscle Rub

Supporting Media

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Product Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Apply before 1st Sept 2013!

For enquires & sign up details - citiclearcard@sponsorme.com.sg

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