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  2. starfinder

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    I hope Terry Fox Run doesn't need such high expenditure to organize. It is at exactly the same location and routes as singtel cancer run. Though TFR does not give out medals, little entitlements, no security presence and not much race photos, more than 80% of registration fees go to cancer research.
  3. starfinder

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    I don't see many customers at their various outlets, though I can't say they are not making profit base on such appearance. Can only say they have downsized, especially their shop at Novena Square. If F1 Pit is expensive, host at other areas such as The Meadow at Garden By The Bay? Perhaps it is cheaper? Can just re-design the routes. You don't need a big location like F1 Pit if you are not going to have lots of post-race activities. For me, ultimately I just want to run a HM and end of the day get the 2XU entitlements.
  4. lonewolf

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Yes corrected. Common mistake.
  5. sicklycat

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    I think you have a typo? Registration fee did not cover total expenditure?
  6. lonewolf

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    If you want an estimate of the cost involved in hosting a race and whether a race like 2XU can be profitable or not, take a look at Race Against Cancer audited statement of accounts. SOURCE: [url=http://raceagainstcancer.org.sg/rac-audited-report---2019-race-against-cancer.html]SINGTEL-SINGAPORE CANCER SOCIETY RACE AGAINST CANCER (RAC) AUDITED REPORT[/url] From the 2018 accounts, the registration fee collected was $247.805. Total expenditure was $274,073. So the registration fee alone did not cover the expenditure. Of cos with the generous donation from Singtel and other corporate sponsors, the race still turns a profit for Singapore Cancer Society (over 850K)Of interest is that Event Management makes up almost 76% of the total expenditure. Want to know what is included in the scope of the Event Management? Read the following RFP document for the 2017 race. rfp-rac-2017-event-management.pdf Granted that the scale of both events, the location and the logistics for both events are different but it does provide a good general idea of what has to be spent to host a mass running event. eg. you probably need to spend more on F1 pit building, more barriers needed, more aetos personnel to help direct traffic, more volunteers etc
  7. wonderfulblevic

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    from my observations of the novena velocity key power store, they have downsized the store space and still not many customers. I doubt that collectively their stores are profitable. Not sure what other business they have. Personally I also think not likely there will be another 2XU run - at least not under key power anyway.
  8. Haibei1971

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Haha...😄 I just want to know how much their faces worth...
  9. beast

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    How do you know which is paid and which is unpaid? Singlet and Tee might have been delivered from down payment, but not paid in full, and they might be under PA event management fees, which may or may not have paid in full as well. No point in speculating how much profit they are making. This won't make the results release faster, if that's the aim. If you still want to know a rough estimate of profits, you can find audited reports online.
  10. stalky79

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    True... but there are many many many sheeps and people with goldfish memory as well... look at yolo run... lol
  11. Haibei1971

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Any accountant runners here? "They definitely made a profit. The registration fees collected probably used as cash flow somewhere else, either pay previous debts, make deposits/down payments or other investments. " Can estimate some details on the above? KPS In: 15k+ runners, total registration fee collected is ~1 million KPS Out: 15k+ runners singlet and Tee $??? Paid Hire PA $??? Paid Hire photographer $??? Paid or Unpaid Hire racetime to provide result $??? Unpaid I guess the last item is quite significant, and dragging happened.
  12. beast

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    They definitely made a profit. The registration fees collected probably used as cash flow somewhere else, either pay previous debts, make deposits/down payments or other investments. The brand name has been damaged so it will take a lot of efforts to rebuild that back even assuming Key Power Sports wants to do it again next year. Regarding the route, unfortunately and sadly a run with massive scale will be ideal in the city area. Not only is it most accessible to all runners, but closures of roads and routes can be easily and better managed compared to the heartlands like Punggol as the office crowds will not visit there during weekends.
  13. starfinder

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    I am wondering if end of the day do they make any profit at all? If they still make a reasonable net profit, they should continue to host the race. And I think whether it is Income, Marina or CSC, as long their HMs are in the city area, the routes will be quite similar.
  14. beast

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Given the hoo-ha and the fact that Key Power Sports is seemingly having financial issues that they couldn't get out of in the short run, I don't think we will be seeing the results anytime soon unless Racetime compromises out of goodwill to release them first before payment. Don't think we will see next year's edition as well. Come to think of it the reason why last year's Newton Run was cancelled might also be because of Key Power Sports finances. So we are losing the 2 of the biggest HM in the country - this and AHM. What will this mean for the local paid runs scene? Will runners consider other HMs like Income Run, Marina Run and CSC Run By The Bay more favourably now, or will we be seeing new HMs?
  15. lonewolf

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    Consulting my trusty e-guide archive, I can confirm that indeed Ediken has been a feature for this race since 2016. No lah. The 12.8km (team of 4) is not new either. Neither is the distance of 12.8km (which was indeed new last year but not this year) Like I said, I expect this year race format to be a near clone of last year race and looks like I was right. The only new thing I can see is the addition of festival activities and the removal of the lucky draw!
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  17. akane81

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    Oh yah, you're right, I remember starting off the race with the relay people last year. Hmm.. I saw it in the mailer as something new, I guess its the distance that is new, if I'm not wrong the relay was not 12.8km x 4 last year.
  18. Don't worry about it...It is widely believed that the hamstrings undergo an eccentric muscle fiber action (they are lengthening while being activated) during the swing phase of high-speed running. Hence, eccentric exercises can be incorporated into your running programs to prevent hamstring injuries and improve sports performance. Eccentric strengthening exercises are what you need, maybe a little too much running (and too fast) may also cause your hamstrings to work too hard (stretch and strain). Have a balance, Strengthening (and Stretching) Exercises for Newbie Runners...
  19. ZZIZZ

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    Last year both of CSC run and ASICS relay clashed, this year they clash again. And my concern in this year is they not only clash on schedule, but also probably clash on the race route... Let's see how it goes...
  20. wonderfulblevic

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    I thought previous years also have relay? But I could be wrong. Paging @lonewolf
  21. Hi all runners, Need advise from you guys. Hope you guys can enlighten me for my injury. I am a new pie in running sport. I have been running quite regularly for the past few months for 3 to 4 times a week. Recently, I felt the discomfort on my Upper Tight, Inner Tight, especially on the groin area. My lower Calf Muscle also felt the discomfort and pain. There are pain but it still bearable. And it all on my right side. I also felt the discomfort and pain on my stomach on the right side. While doing my sit up after the run. When I press on the upper and inner tight area and the lower tight and calf muscle. I can felt the discomfort and pain. And it force me to take a break for the running.... May I know am I experiencing Hamstring injuring or other type of problems? Have anyone got the same experience which I am going through... What can I do to make it heal faster? and resume my running activities... It very frustrating..... Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
  22. starfinder

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Actually I am not too concern on the race result as I run base on my humble stop watch, which is already the net time. Apart from this fiasco, the run did go well, even though the post race activities were below what I had expected. If they still organize the run next year, very likely I will take part again, because I like its brand of event tee and shirt :-p
  23. ZZIZZ

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Definitely they are ruining their own reputation... Our race result? Who cares! There are plenty of races held per year, we have tons of choices... 🤪
  24. starfinder

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    Agree with you on this. I would prefer 2XU for its race tees and finisher shirts. As for SCSM, no other local race has such number of closed roads for runners. The race atmosphere is just so different. I hope SCSM would be held at Orchard again as in previous years.
  25. akane81

    CSC Run by the Bay 2019 - 12 Oct (Sat)

    Yeah, agree that it is good they are listening to feedback to push back the start time. I do remember the weather got better when it was nearer to 6pm. Something new this year is the team relay? Think they lost some participants due to asics relay last year so they try to make up for it? And they're also going eco friendly this year. "Join us on this eco-friendly journey and use the reusable cups given out at the finish line for your drinks. Take the extra step and choose the opt out option for your bag and t-shirt/singlet." I've thrown/donated the hydration backpack given last year so I guess I dont mind the eco friendly option.
  26. Haibei1971

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    Can consider installment payment? Party A pay Party B one hundred dollars each day, then day by day we can have results for 1 thousand runners each day...from last to first.😄😄 maybe photos in same way...
  27. yh90

    2XU Compression Run 2019 - 07 Apr (Sun)

    How much longer is this going to take?!
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