You have done the races, you have followed your trainings and you have broken your own running boundaries. It's time to move on to something else that could be satisfying and of great service to the running community! And No, we're not asking you to stop running. We're asking you to volunteer with us as a pacer!

We are now on the look out for volunteer runners who are able to commit their time with Running Department to take on run leading and pacing projects. We hope that through our community outreach programme, we can nurture passionate runners into future pacers and running leaders.


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NOTE: Please ensure you have the following documents / information ready before you click on "GET ME STARTED":

  • A Portrait Photograph of yourself
  • A Short introduction of yourself
  • At least 2 Recent Race Timings for Qualification
  • Upcoming races that you have registered


If you have registered with us before, please use the same email address for verification.

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2019 - 10KM / Sweeper Squad

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2019 - Official Pacers

Closing Date: 7 September 2019, 2359hours

Basic Pacer Requirements:

  • Applicants have to be 18 years and above as of 1 December 2019.
  • For 10KM Applicants, you must have done at least 2 10KMs with

    1. one being done within the last 8 months and 
    2. with a best timing of at least 5 to 10 minutes faster than the preferred choice of Pace Group.

  • For The SCSM Full Marathon Sweeper Squad, you must have done at least 1 Full Marathon with

    1. one being done within the last 8 months (eg: SCMS 2018, Gold Coast Marathon 2019, Sundown Marathon or equivalent)

    Other running experiences will also be put into consideration during the selection process.

  • All race timing submissions are correct and do not contain any discrepancies.
  • To be able to run at a steady pace, which is moderately slower than your normal pace.
  • For SCSM 10KM Pacers, you will be expected to follow a 8 weeks training programme for the Pacers Programme starting from week of 7 October 2019. For SCSM Sweeper Squad, you will be expected to follow a 12 weeks training programme starting from week of 2 September 2019.
  • To be able to achieve at least 75% Saturday run sessions. As SCSM 2019 will be an evening race, some of the Saturday run sessions will be held in the evening.
  • To be able to achieve at least 50% attendance for Wednesday run sessions.
  • Attendance will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

    Note: In order to ensure that we deliver a Pacer Effort that is well received and recognized by the sporting community, we would want all applicants to know that the Pace Team treats the training and attendance of all Pacers very seriously.

  • To be able to put on the SCSM 2019 Official Pacer gear provided by our official gear sponsors.
  • You must not be involved in other pacing programme unless approved.
  • You enjoy helping others achieve their goal and is committed to this Pacer Initiative for the love of our running community.

Selection Run:

  • All short listed 10KM applicants will be contacted to attend a 12km selection run between 14 September to 21 September 2019, on a Saturday morning.

The requirements serve as a basic guideline on our Pacer Criteria.

All applicants are advised that they will be selected based on not just their running capability but also past track records (for past year pacers), their attitude and committment to the SCSM Pacer Program.

You also understand that you are required to adhere to the following if you are selected as a Pacer:

  • Follows closely to the Training Plan provided by our official training partner.
  • To attend the Pacer Launch Event / Pacer Briefing Session on the second week of October 2019.
  • For 10KM Pacers, you are expected to:

    • Complete the 10KM race in a consistent pace with the pace group with a chip time of 30 seconds to 1 minute ahead of the pace group timing.
    • Complete the 10KM race in the SCSM 2019 Official Pacers apparels provided by the official apparel and gear sponsors.

  • For SCSM Full Marathon Sweeper Squad Pacers, you are expected to:

    • Run according to the race route cut off timing as a group
    • Complete the Sweeper Squad duty in the SCSM 2019 Official Pacers apparels
    • Be expected to be race day cheer leaders to encourage runners to run towards each cut off check point

  • Run with a lightweight sign or balloons attached to you during the entire race.
  • Provide a brief bio and photo for the pacers section on the official event website.
  • Provide all official race timings for races participated during the pacer programme.
  • Provide training records and logs for all runs (or make up runs) through Running Department's Strava Page
  • Participate in at least 1 day of "Meet the Pacers" at the Pacer Booth during REPC.
  • Must not participate in any races during the restricted blackout period (5 weeks prior to race day - Starting from week of 28 October 2019). All requests to take part in a race will be subjected to review on a case by case basis.
  • Must not participate in other races as a pacer unless the pacing project is organized by Running Department.
  • Must not participate in more than 2 racing events and:

    1. Must declare all race participations (5KM, 10KM, 21KM etc)
    2. Triathlon (All Categories), Full Marathon or Ultra Marathon events are subjected to review and approval.
    3. Additional races are granted on a case by case review.

Running Department reserves the right to review on individual applicants on a case by case basis.