The Run by the Bay is an event suited to beginner runners and experienced racers. We expect athletes to have quite a few questions, and that is normal.

If you have general questions about how to prepare for and fantastically finish your race, go to the First-Timers Guide .

On this page we try to answer all your event specific questions. If you have any other questions that have not been addressed here, please send us an email or call us.


How will I know if my registration for CSC Run By The Bay 2020 is successful?

Participants will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.

What are the race categories and who is eligible?
  • 21.1km Run is open to any individual who is 18 years old and above as of 10 October 2020
  • 12.8km Run is open to any individual who is 14 years old and above (General Public) and 16 years old and above (Public Officer) as of 10 October 2020
  • 6km Run is open to any individual who is 10 years old and above as of 10 October 2020. Runners between 10-15 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is also a participant during the run.
  • 1.28km Run is open to any individual who is 4-12 years old. Adults are not permitted to run with children during this event.
  • Public Officer categories are only open to Civil Servants and Officers serving in the Statutory Boards, Restructured Hospitals, and Government-Aided Schools
    Note: Some younger runners may be able to satisfactorily complete the respective run distances. However, the minimum ages are set with the intention of keeping young runners safe and healthy and provide them with a positive running experience. We hope this will encourage them to continue running.

Age restrictions are stated in the rules and regulations page.

I am unable to race due to illness/injury. Can I get a refund?

Once the registration form has been processed, there are strictly no refunds for participants who, for whatever reason, eventually do not take part.

Can I transfer my entry to another athlete if I choose not to race?

No. Race entries are strictly non-transferable. Personal information such as medical conditions are tagged to each unique participant and competing on behalf of the registered participant is not permitted.

Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the race. The Event Organiser reserves the right to disqualify the race entry and/or refuse participant’s entry into the start pen for race entries that have been transferred. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.

Can I enter on race morning?

Sorry, there are absolutely NO entries taken on race day!

Can the general public take part in the Public Officer 'Team of 4' event?

No. The Public Service Officer “Team of 4” teams must register online through their respective Sports Liaison Officers/Team managers of the government agencies. It is strictly a government agency competition.

However this year we have created a “Team of 4” event especially for the general public, so they can enjoy the camaraderie that a team event provides.

Can I make changes to my particulars after completing my registration?

Yes. You may change your address, phone number, emergency contact details and medical details. You may login to your Njuko account to make these changes.

Please note that you WILL NOT be able to change the following details:

  • Race Category
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Email address
  • T-shirt or Singlet option, or size
Can I change my race category after completing my registration?

No. Please ensure that you register in the correct race category.


Is race kit collection compulsory? What do I need to bring with me to race kit collection?

Yes. All participants are required to bring their registration confirmation ( electronic copy) and photo ID to collect their race kit and goodie bag.

Public Service Officers please note – presentation of your Staff pass is mandatory. We reserve the right not to issue race packs to any Public Officers who are unable to show proof of identity at race kit collection.

CSC members are required to show their membership card for verification.

Do I need to collect my race kit in person or can I send somebody to collect it on my behalf?

If you are unable to collect the race kit in person, yes you may send a representative! Check out the race kit collection page for more information on what documents your representative should bring to collect your race kit.

I am unable to make it to Race Kit Collection on either day and have no one to collect for me. Can I collect on race day itself?

No we don’t allow race kit collection on race day. However, we have a race kit delivery service (to your home or office) that you can utilise. Further information will be shared on our Race Kit Collection page closer to the event.

Will there be a race briefing?

An electronic race day guide will be available on the event website, and emailed to you, at least one week prior to the race. Please take the time to read it carefully.

Where do I get my official Run by the Bay t-shirt or singlet?

You will receive your pre-selected choice of event t-shirt or singlet at Race Kit Collection.

Will I be allowed to change the size of my event t-shirt or singlet at Race Kit Collection?

Strictly no exchanges are allowed. All participants are advised to select sizing carefully using the size chart from the event website.

When will I receive my 21.1km finisher t-shirt?

21.1km participants will receive it after successfully completing the 21.1km race. It will be available for collection at the finish line. You will be given the same size shirt as you requested for your complimentary athlete shirt.

Where do I pin my race number?

You have to wear your race number on the front of your shirt during the run. Competitive runners must pay particular attention to ensure all race bibs are clearly pinned and visible.

How can I get to the race village?

Make your way to Stadium MRT. We will have shuttle buses running continuously from Indoor Stadium Bus Stop to the venue at Gardens Bay the Bay East. Click here to read more.

What is the flag-off time for each category?

Race start times may be found here.

Do you have any training clinics I can attend to improve my running skills?

MetaSport Training hold two running training sessions per week which are designed to make you faster and improve your technique. Find out more here.

Can I race with an MP3 or other music player?

Yes, headphones and music players are permitted.


Does someone keep track that I complete the full course?

Yes we will have intermediate timing checkpoints and video recording to ensure everyone completes the entire course.

Competitive runners should ensure that their race bib is in a prominent position on the chest when crossing the respective timings mats. Disputes on race timings for potential winners will be based on such runners successfully crossing all the respective timing mats. Competitive runners with incomplete, missing or no timing data will be subjected to verification before being awarded prizes.

I am new to running the 21.1km and 12.8 km distance. Will there be official pacers who will guide us for race day?

Yes we will have fun, motivational pacers to inspire you to achieve your goal finish time. The pace times are:


  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:10
  • 2:20
  • 2:30


  • 1:00
  • 1:10
  • 1:20
  • 1:30
What are the cut-off times on the course?

We try our best to ensure everyone finishes the race! The final cut-off time for everyone to have crossed the finish line is 9:45pm.


Where and when are the awards ceremony?

The awards ceremony takes place at the finish area directly after the race.

Do I receive a medal?

Yes, all finishers receive a medal at the finish line.

Where can I find my results?

Official times will be posted at the Race Results page on our website by midnight on race day, 12 October 2019.

A live results booth will also be at the Festival Area for you to check your preliminary time and category placing.

I have a protest about the results

Any official protest regarding results for any competitive category (involving prizes) must be lodged via the Information Desk within 15 mins of results being published on the results board on site.

Any protests, whether in verbal or written will NOT be entertained after the 15 minute window closes.

All general result queries (not involving prizes) must be lodged with the organisers within 7 days of the event.

Prize Money Collection

Winners will be contacted post-race to provide bank account and proof of identity documents.

The event organiser reserves the right not to issue cash prizes to any potential prize winners without proper identification.

Prize money will be paid via bank transfer within one month of race day.

Foreign prize winners who are working and residing in Singapore are required to show proof of identity via employment pass or work permit. Foreign prize winners NOT residing and working in Singapore must present passport for verification purposes.


All runners will be able to download their e-certificate from Sunday 13 October 2019.



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