Shape Run 2014 wins the hearts of runners, pacers and supporters
Singapore, August 17, 2014 – Shape Run 2014, the ninth edition of Singapore’s original women-only running event, concluded successfully this morning at Nicoll Highway.
Organised by Shape Singapore, a publication licensed under American Media Inc. and published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd, this year’s run saw a turnout of over 9,000 – including mothers and their children aged under 10 who joined the new Me and Mini Me 1.8km Fun Run.
Among the participants were 27 special racers who joined Shape Run 2014 for a good cause: 13 contestants from the Miss Singapore International Beauty Pageant 2014, along with 14 past pageant titleholders, completed 5km in a bid to raise $10,000 for three beneficiaries, including THK Home for Disabled @ Eunos, Singapore Women's Association and Lions Home For The Elders.
The presence of four male celebrities in the pacer groups also boosted the runners’ morale – and created plenty of photo opportunities. Fly entertainment artistes Allan Wu and Bobby Tonelli joined the 10km pacer groups of 1hr 10min and 1hr 20 min respectively, while Andrew Lua and Jimmy Taenaka were part of the 5km group (35min).
New champions of the 10km and 5km races were minted. In the 10km race, Vanja Cnops came in first at 37 min 33 sec. The 27-year-old Beljian bagged $5,000 worth of products and services. The 2013 winner clocked a time of 37 min 16 sec.
Emerging tops at 5km race was Suzanne Walsham, 41, Singaporean PR, who completed the run in 18 min 27 sec. Her prize was $250 in cash as well as products and services worth $4,000. Last year’s time was 18 min 52 sec. .
The fastest runners were not the only ones rewarded at Shape Run 2014. This year, everyone who completed the Me and Mini Me 1.8km Fun Run as well as the 5km and 10km races received a Finisher medal and an exclusive Finisher’s Tee proudly sponsored by Orbis. After the run, participants partied on with an upbeat session of Zumba led by True Fitness. The race carnival was abuzz with activity as runners milled around sponsors’ booths to sample new products and services as well as participate in lucky draws and other contests.
Li Yuling, editor, Shape, SPH Magazines, said: “Shape Run is a celebration of life, health and fitness. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, recreational runner or occasional jogger, joining Shape Run is a definite must because it promises an experience that is different from any other. There’s no better motivation than running alongside your loved ones and other like-minded people, and we are glad that Shape Run provides this opportunity for women of all ages and fitness levels. Today has been awesome.”
Diana Lee, General Manager, Fashion & Beauty, SPH Magazines, said: “The atmosphere for this year’s Shape Run was amazing. It’s rewarding for us to see so many happy faces in the crowd, of runners and supporters alike. We’d like to extend warmest thanks to our sponsors and partners who helped us along every step of the way to make today’s event a success. We hope the participants are also proud to have run a good race – especially those who joined our pacers for the three training runs held before this event. Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Shape Run, so runners can look forward to an even more exciting race.”
Shape Run 2014 was brought to you by:
|Main Sponsors||MTG Pacific
|In Support of Sports Promotion||Sports Singapore|
|Official Fitness Equipment||Aibi|
|Official Health Supplement||Brand’s|
|Official Foot Care||Dermal Therapy|
|Official Health Snack||Nature’s Wonders|
|Official Feminine Wash||Lactacyd|
|Official Fitness Partner||True Fitness|
ISSUED BY SPH MAGAZINES PTE LTD
For more information, please contact:
Ms Caron Chan
Marketing Manager, Shape
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 5814
Ms Vanni Cheong
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1553
About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men’s lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. Flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women’s Weekly, Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories. Currently, more than 60 of SPH Magazines’ titles have digital editions that subscribers can read conveniently on their tablets, while websites such as herworldPLUS.com and HardwareZone.com have extended the company’s reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. SPH Magazines’ established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. In addition, wholly owned subsidiary Blu Inc Media publishes titles such as LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa, targeted at high net worth readers in China and Hong Kong. With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers. Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.
About Shape Singapore
Licensed from American Media Inc., Shape Singapore was launched in July 2004. It is the complete mind and body guide for women, with 14 editions worldwide. It covers all aspects of living a well-balanced life, from the latest information on fitness, nutrition, exercise and health, to invaluable tips on living life to the fullest. The leading active lifestyle guide for women in Singapore, Shape motivates, inspires and embraces the most desirable lifestyle for active women – shaping their looks and their lives. Shape also has an edition in Malaysia, which is published by an SPH Magazines’ associate company. Visit www.shape.com.sg for more information.