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Swissôtel Vertical Marathon Is Back This Year & The Fastest To Scale 73 Storeys Wins $1k

Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2018

Image adapted from: 8Build & Swissôtel The Stamford

Things that come to mind when the word marathon is mentioned include the roadside pit stops, the lengthy 42km run and, of course, crossing the checkered finish line. But now you can spice up your runs by taking part in Swissôtel’s annual Vertical Marathon that’ll be sure to level up your marathon game.

With a whole lotta of attractive prizes from $1,000 in cash to relaxing staycations in the hotel’s spanking new rooms, here’s what you can expect from one of the most challenging stair-based marathon races out there.

What to expect from the run

Runners can look forward to conquering the Swissôtel The Stamford, standing tall at 226 metres. Climb up a gruelling 73 stories as you compete to claim victory as top dog.  

Image credits: Swissôtel The Stamford

The most popular race category, TripleFit Rise & Run with the Sun (non-competitive), is suited for first-time runners looking for a taste of the 1,336-staired challenge. Set off at the break of dawn – 6.15AM to be exact, and be greeted by a 360-degree view of the gorgeous sunrise at the helipad finish line.

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For the seasoned runners, take part in the Men’s & Women’s Open category as you battle with athletes from around the world in an exhilarating race that will get the heart thumping. 

You could also up the ante and take part in the Under Armour® Vertical Challenge (non-competitive) that includes HIIT drills before setting off and just before you reach the helipad. Hint: Get ready for workouts like mountain climbers and the agility ladder! 

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If you’re afraid of tackling the challenge alone, you can sign-up as a pair. Solidify your friendship and compete alongside your running buddy in the Buddies and Besties Challenge. Victory will be that much sweeter when you can share it with a friend. 

Other categories include: 

  • Men’s and Women’s Local (Competitive)
  • Men’s and Women’s Masters – 40 years above (Competitive)
  • Half Vertical Marathon – sign up as an individual or in pairs

Climb your way to the top and win $1,000

Image credit: Swissôtel The Stamford

Other than the epic bragging rights that come along with completing the race, the fastest of each competitive category gets to take home attractive prizes like a staycation at the luxurious Swissôtel The Stamford, and F&B vouchers* including 20% off SKAI and $10 off The Stamford Brasserie

*Valid till the end of 2018, excluding PH and PH eves. 

For the main competitive event, on top of a slew of exciting products, winners of the Men’s and Women’s Open get to walk away with a $1,000 cash prize and placing medals, while second and third place runners get $800 and $500 respectively. 

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Every participant (competitive and non-competitive categories) also walks away with a personalized e-certificate to frame up and a commemorative finisher medal for completing such a feat.

Conquer the Swissôtel The Stamford Vertical Marathon

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Being the longest-running vertical marathon in Singapore since 1987 and with over 2,000 participants each year, you can definitely expect some high-octane action at the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2018, which will be happening on 25th November 2018. Coupled with the spectacular views at the finish line, this gruelling challenge will be well worth it. 

And in case you needed some extra motivation to go, 10 lucky TSL readers can enjoy 50% off the prevailing rate for the Buddies & Besties Challenge (Half Vertical Marathon). Simply:

  1. Visit the website here
  2. Enter Promo Code “SVMTSL50OFF”
  3. Enter particulars to proceed with Buddies & Besties Challenge (Half Vertical Marathon) category
  4. Confirm particulars
  5. Make payment
  6. Team members to complete registration by 9th November 2018

Team members will then be notified via email from Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2018. 

Swissôtel The Stamford Vertical Marathon 2018
Date: 25th November 2018, Sunday
Time: 6.15AM
Place: Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882 

Registration fees

  • TripleFit Rise and Run with the Sun: $78
  • Men’s and Women’s Open, Men’s and Women’s Local & Men’s and Women’s Masters (40 years above): $68
  • Under Armour® Vertical Challenge: $88
  • Half Vertical Marathon: $58
  • Buddies and Besties’ Challenge (Full Vertical Marathon): $130/ pair
  • Buddies and Besties’ Challenge (Half Vertical Marathon): $110/ pair

Note: All Singapore OCBC cardmembers get 10% off all registration fees. Discount rates available for sign-ups for groups of 10 too.

Find out more about the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2018 here!

This post was brought to you by Swissôtel The Stamford.

Isabelle Ong

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