TOWARDS A GREEN MARATHON
“We are committed to make the events greener and are introducing new initiatives to encourage recycling and also proper disposal of trash with local partners. This is a long journey and an ongoing process where we have to alongside partners, and it is also important that the quality of experience for the runners is not compromised as we strive to go green”.
– Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of IRONMAN Asia
This year, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon has introduced new initiatives to make our marathon greener! With 29 volunteers signed up this year, here are some of the green initiatives that runners can look forward to on 3 December!
Runners in Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will be encouraged to trash their waste by our “Green Ambassadors”. These volunteers will be encouraging runners to follow a green behavior as will as running en route wearing a vest reminding runners to “Bin it!”
There will also be volunteers collecting banana peels to be composted. This recycling effort is done with the support of our waste collection service provider: Veolia.
In addition, we have also gotten the help of community cleaners for the East Coast Park area!
Improving Trash Management
Apart from increasing the number of recycling bins along the race route, we have also stationed 8 trash directors to guide runners to trash in the correct recycling bin!
The Ministry of National Development, National Environment Agency and Athletes Welfare Area have also partnered with us to pilot a study on whether gamification will encourage runners to bin their trash with a ‘basketball themed’ modified bin. So look out for those cool new bins! Throwing your trash has never been more fun!
Let’s Work Together Towards a Green Future
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude towards the volunteers and people involved in this green initiative:
Chun Yeow, Marinna Masjudi, Amelia, Sharon Lok, Nicholas Ng, David (Quang Tran), Wayde Nash, Trung Nguyen, Max Tan, Silia Puah, Choon Lee Liew, Gerrard Lin (Ah Siao), BC Seah, Toh Chee Kiong, Arvin Tunas, Alan Tong, Daniel Ho, Wai Sen Ng, Yvonne Yock, Goh Leay Ying, Lee Yiyu, Leslie Lim, Cherie Liew, Lim Caleb, Mavis Yeow, Pei Ching, Selina Ang, Hang Chong, Cuifen, Li Seng, Ong Xin Yi, Tyre Lady.
With the kind support of the following organisations: