My first day in Singapore. Not my first time to visit this city state, but my first time to come here for a race - my fourth marathon and my first-ever on foreign soil. Wifey and I are staying at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore - about a hundred meters away from the Full Marathon starting line. It doesn't get any more convenient than this.
After a nice brunch and settling into our hotel room, we headed to Marina Bay to pick up my race entry pack. The entire process was a breeze - a computerized database of registered runners, countless volunteers to man the booths, very spacious venue. No long queues at all because today and tomorrow are devoted to foreign runners who have yet to pick up their race packs.
|Outside the race pack collection venue|
|Asics singlet and the personalized bib - nice!|