Toyota Ekiden (42.195km)
9 December 4.30AM – F1 Pit Building
The Ekiden is a team relay, whereby five participants (of mixed or same gender) will compete in five stages of unequal distances, totalling 42.195km.
At the first changeover point, the second runner of the same team will receive a sash from the first runner; this relay will continue until the fifth / last runner of the team finishes the race.
There will be no bag drop service provided at the changeover zones. We strongly advise for all Ekiden runners to travel light, if possible. Otherwise, Ekiden runners may consider the following:
- Drop bag off at Bag Deposit located at F1 Pit Building before race and use shuttle service to reach changeover zones (except for Ekiden Runner 4)
- Pass your bag to the next preceding runner when the sash is handed over at the changeover zone.
Please note that any changes to the Ekiden team relay order will have to be made by 16 November 2018, 17:00hrs. Any changes after this point will need to be made in person, at REPC. Please ensure you allow for a longer collection time if you need to use this process.
Toyota Ekiden Changeover Zones
Total Gain: 274 metres Maximum Elevation: 56 metres
Start Elevation: 4 metres
Getting to The Start Line / Changeover Zones
Train services will not be available during the early hours of Sunday, 9 December.
To ensure a smooth journey to the Race Start for all runners, SCSM has partnered with ShareTransport to provide bus-pooling services from 47 pick-up locations. For more info, please click here.
Runner 1 may take the 2AM or 3AM shuttle bus service to the start point at F1 Pit.
Runner 2 – 5
Runners 2 – 5 may take the 3am shuttle bus service to the F1 Pit. From there, there will be a separate shuttle bus service to bring the runners to their respective changeover zones. Alternatively, runners may proceed to their designated changeover zones on their own. It is recommended for runner 2 – 5 to arrive at their designated changeover zone at least 20 minutes before estimated arrival of the team’s preceding runner.
*Not applicable to Ekiden Runner 4. Ekiden Runner 4 may utilise ShareTransport’s shuttle service to F1 Pit and walk to the changeover point at Marina Barrage Open Carpark.
Getting to the Float @ Marina Bay
There will be hourly shuttle bus service for Ekiden runners from the respective changeover zones back to the Float @ Marina Bay. Please see the table below for more details: