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2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

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On 2/19/2019 at 9:46 AM, beast said:

Sigh... Why do they do that....now the run is going to be oversubscribed again because they want to make more money........

I rem there were about 8 waves... total runners should be about 10,000....

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Finisher medal design for this year was quite nice in my opinion. But skipping as well due to last year was quite congested as well as the price factor. 

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Race Pack Collection Details:

Date: 29 - 31 March 2019
Time: 11am to 8pm (29 March 2019) & 11am to 7pm (30-31 March 2019)
Venue: Marina Square Level 2 Central Atrium, 6 Raffles Blvd, S039594

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11 hours ago, lonewolf said:

Race Pack Collection Details:

Date: 29 - 31 March 2019
Time: 11am to 8pm (29 March 2019) & 11am to 7pm (30-31 March 2019)
Venue: Marina Square Level 2 Central Atrium, 6 Raffles Blvd, S039594

Thanks!

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Roughly 2 weeks to race day and no word still on Shuttle bus services.

Could it be that there will be no paid shuttle bus services this year? :wacko:

Many people are asking on FB but so far radio silence from Pink Apple. 

Given the expected crowd size from previous years, I cannot imagine if everyone tries to make their way to race site via private transport, Grab or taxi. The roads leading to F1 pit building will be badly jam. 

[Update] Just as  I posted the above, I went to the site and realise that shuttle bus ticket is now available!

Info on the main site >> http://www.2xucompressionrun.com.sg/index.html

Purchase them here >> https://regonline.activeglobal.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2560667

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On 3/26/2019 at 10:42 PM, Arvin Tunas said:

There’s a small loop just after the starting line, is it going through the underpass?

Nope the underpass loop is at Republic Avenue.

The promontory also have an unusual loop.

Anyway tomorrow is the start of race pack collection. 

Date: 29 - 31 March 2019

Time: 11am to 8pm (29 March 2019) & 11am to 7pm (30-31 March 2019)

Venue: Marina Square Level 2 Central Atrium, 6 Raffles Blvd, S039594

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Reached 1225 and the queue has spilled over to nearly reach Running Labs.

The queue was moving fast and smoothly. So only took roughly 10 mins to collect race bib, singlet and bag. Nothing else.

The queue could have moved faster if those in queue exercise some initiatives. There were a total of 8 scanners so you can scan your IC/QR code and collect the slip with your bib no. 

There were 3 crew members assisting people to scan and everyone just wait for the crew and leave the 5 scanners empty! I really dun understand why so when it was my turn, I just moved ahead and used the scanner further down the table.

So those of you who are collecting your race bib, pls take note of the above and pls encourage those waiting for the crew to move along and scan it yourself. It's not rocket science for goodness sake! 

 

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1 hour ago, lonewolf said:

Reached 1225 and the queue has spilled over to nearly reach Running Labs.

The queue was moving fast and smoothly. So only took roughly 10 mins to collect race bib, singlet and bag. Nothing else.

Thank you bro. I arrived there almost at the same time, saw that scary long queue, then I gave up. Just now at 3:30PM went there again, no queue... so I collected my race pack quickly.

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Collected today around 5PM, very short queue. The race pack itself very basic, but it is better than full of unnecessary flyer and coupons. 

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9 hours ago, Arvin Tunas said:

Collected today around 5PM, very short queue. The race pack itself very basic, but it is better than full of unnecessary flyer and coupons. 

Instead of giving physical flyers, they are sending them via email.

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On 3/29/2019 at 3:25 PM, lonewolf said:

Reached 1225 and the queue has spilled over to nearly reach Running Labs.

The queue was moving fast and smoothly. So only took roughly 10 mins to collect race bib, singlet and bag. Nothing else.

The queue could have moved faster if those in queue exercise some initiatives. There were a total of 8 scanners so you can scan your IC/QR code and collect the slip with your bib no. 

There were 3 crew members assisting people to scan and everyone just wait for the crew and leave the 5 scanners empty! I really dun understand why so when it was my turn, I just moved ahead and used the scanner further down the table.

So those of you who are collecting your race bib, pls take note of the above and pls encourage those waiting for the crew to move along and scan it yourself. It's not rocket science for goodness sake! 

 

Just collected mine!

There were a few people in front of me (very short queue), and like Lonewolf said, people tend to wait for the crew.

When its my turn, I followed Lonewolf's advice to scan myself :)

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OhMyGod, 21km slot price drop as low as $40 @ Facebook Singapore Running Flea Market.

Good news for last minutes runner :P

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22 hours ago, wwwlimlim said:

OhMyGod, 21km slot price drop as low as $40 @ Facebook Singapore Running Flea Market.

Good news for last minutes runner :P

Not surprised... 20,000 runners sure got people who cannot run due to injuries and other commitments...

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On ‎4‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 3:01 PM, beast said:

Not surprised... 20,000 runners sure got people who cannot run due to injuries and other commitments...

Last year how many ppl took part? 2xu seemed to attract alot of ppl.

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On ‎4‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 4:40 PM, wwwlimlim said:

OhMyGod, 21km slot price drop as low as $40 @ Facebook Singapore Running Flea Market.

Good news for last minutes runner :P

OhMyGod, 2 More seller sell at $35.

More good news for last minutes runner :P

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Lots of screw up in the shutter bus tickets, people in Northeast, Sengkang and Punggol areas, the bus app cannot choose that area, people are complaining in facebook but no respond from organizer....

48hours to race day, hope they resolve this soon

 

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Organizer getting complacent liao... good luck to runners on race day ... hope you all won’t wait 55mins in the start pen like what I did last year before flagged off 

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18 hours ago, stalky79 said:

Organizer getting complacent liao... good luck to runners on race day ... hope you all won’t wait 55mins in the start pen like what I did last year before flagged off 

Its possible, for those in Wave 6...

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7 hours ago, sicklycat said:

Its possible, for those in Wave 6...

Screenshot_20190406-161716.png

I was in wave 2 last year... lol

and i tell myself never again .... 

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