Whether you are a beginning or seasoned multi-sport athlete, please take note of the following advice that should prevent you from getting injured during this event.
Beat the heat!
Singapore’s climate is hot and humid, and you will feel this especially during the run. To avoid a heat injury, you should drink sufficiently before, during and after the race to replace the amount of fluid lost.
Your early morning (caffeine-free) fluid intake should consist of approx. 500ml, and 250ml every following hour before your race. Make use of the drink stations provided by the organiser to keep yourself hydrated during and after your race as well.
Despite the excitement of the race start, do make allowances for the race course terrain, weather conditions and your level of physical conditioning. Especially if you are new to this type of exercise and/or race distance, it’s a good idea to maintain a race pace within your safe physical comfort zone. If you feel unduly tired and giddy, or if you develop a headache and feel over-heated, slow down!
Listen to your body!
Apart from undue fatigue, if you start to have difficulty breathing, develop chest pain, or re-discover that old injury you have been ignoring, it would be a good idea to stop and seek medical attention. If you have had an illness with fever in the week before the race, it may be wise to sit out the race. If you decide to give it a go, start out at a slower pace than usual, and if you start to feel unwell, please stop and seek medical help.
Take responsibility for your health!
With this event we hope to encourage people to take up sport and adopt a healthy lifestyle; exercise and eat healthy. By entering this event you should be aware of your physical abilities and whether you are able to compete in this event without a health risk.
Please consult your doctor if you have a heart condition, have a family history of cardiac arrests, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or any other condition that may keep you from participating.
Keep us informed!
If you have a medical condition that may affect you during the race, please inform the medical team so they can watch out for you. If you have an allergy or a condition which requires special medication, please bring it along. You can leave it with the medical team during the race if necessary.