Women snap up places at SHAPE Run 2007 in record time, hitting 4,000 in a week.
Singapore, 2 July 2007 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd´s SHAPE
, the complete mind & body guide for women, opened registration for their annual Shape Run
on 22 June 07. Overnight, over 500 female runners responded by registering for the all-women run.
Since then, over 4,000 women have booked their spot to participate in
the race on 9 September. With over two-thirds of the places filled up,
those keen to take part are advised to register quickly to avoid
Elisabeth Gwee, editor of SHAPE
says: “Our inaugural run last year attracted over 5,000 sign-ups. But
for safety reasons, we allowed just 2,500 women to take part. The good
news is this year, we´ve got spots for up to 6,000 runners.”
On the overwhelming response Shape Run 2007
has received so far, Elisabeth says: "We’re thrilled that so many women
have responded so quickly and enthusiastically. It goes to show the
impact that SHAPE
has had on motivating women to lead a more active lifestyle. As the only mind and body guide for women, SHAPE
is proud to provide them with the information and opportunities to live healthy, get fit and look great."
spearheaded Singapore´s first-ever women-only competitive run last year
on 16 July 2006, sparking off a trend of women-only sporting events.
This year´s Shape Run 2007
is being held in conjunction with SHAPE
3rd Anniversary, with the aim of encouraging more women to include
sports, particularly running, as part of their healthy active lifestyle.
Shape Run 2007
is targeted at both first-timers and seasoned runners. Choose between a
5km and 10km route that starts at the Esplanade and takes you down
Shenton Way. Whether you´re in it to better your time clocked last year
or to make a personal dream come true, you´ll be guaranteed a fun and
All females above the age
of 16 years old are welcome to join the race. Registration fees for the
Run costs $20. It is fully redeemable for a 6-month SHAPE
subscription worth $30. Fabulous Runner´s Kits worth $870 each will be
given out on the day of the race. These kits consist of a SHAPE
sports bag, Nike t-shirt, spa vouchers, yoghurt, yoga trial classes, fragrances and many other freebies.
The winner of the 10km run will receive a $1,000 cash prize and over
$11,000 worth of products. For the 5km category, the winner gets a $500
cash prize and $7500 worth of products. Prizes will also be given to
participants who come in 2nd to 10th placing for both categories of the
Log on to the SHAPE
) for more details and to register.
ACTIVITIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH SHAPE RUN 2007
To gear up for Shape Run 2007
, many exciting activities have been lined up.
A) Shape Run Carnival
The Shape Run Carnival
will be held from 7 to 9 September 2007 (Friday-Sunday), from 11am to
9pm daily at the Marina Square Atrium. Check out the latest health,
beauty and fitness products and services. With the hottest offers and
giveaways, fun games and lots of prizes to be won, this is one event
not to be missed.
B) Shape Run Workshops
Get in shape for Shape Run 2007
by signing up for the running workshops organized by nike women and Athlete´s Circle. More details can be found in the SHAPE
C) Shape July – Anniversary Issue
As part of its 3rd anniversary celebrations, SHAPE
is giving a limited edition SHAPE
Skipping Rope with a built-in counter with every purchase of the
magazine. Birthday vouchers with great wellness, beauty and fitness
deals will be included as well for all readers.
The SHAPE Run 2007
is organised by SHAPE
, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
and co-presented by nike women. The event´s main sponsor is Swissoats
A111 and it is supported by Singapore Sports Council. Official partners
are AIBI, CITISPA, Crocs, Darlie All Shiny White, Dunlopillo,
Heliocare, Kellogg´s, Marigold Yoghurt, Nike Timing, Omron, Pokka, 21st
Century and Vitagen Less Sugar. Its partners in sports are Singapore
Pools and Singapore Totalisator Board, while the carnival´s venue
partner is Marina Square.
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leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is
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With a proven track record for sterling editorial
content & award-winning designs, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a
dynamic magazine publisher. In its stable are over 90 titles in English
and Chinese, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal,
health, men´s lifestyle, movies, automobile, parenting, decor, new
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title Her World, and other well-known titles such as Female, The Peak,
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category. In addition, an established editorial unit provides excellent
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their business needs.
With a vision to continue growth regionally, SPH
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in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective
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About Shape Singapore
Shape Singapore is the only local monthly mind and body guide for
women. It is targeted at smart, affluent and health conscious women
aged 20 to 45. It aims to inspire and motivate with its credible and
current coverage of health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, beauty and
fashion. An advisory panel comprising the country´s leading health
experts are on hand to lend their expertise in every issue.