National Vertical Marathon 2015
Date: 24th May 2015
Venue: One Raffles Place
Height Of Climb: 63 Storeys
* categories are non-competitive
size specifications for unisex
What is National Vertical Marathon?
National Vertical Marathon ( NVM ) is an alternative approach to conventional flat road marathons. It is a sport that takes advantage of the many skyscrapers in Singapore.
Given its unique nature, NVM has attracted remarkable response over the past 20 years since its inception in NTU Sports Club in 1994. It has even generated a loyal following of climbing enthusiasts.
NVM 2015 is proudly organised by the 21st NVM Organising Committee. We seek to bring the simple sport of stair-climbing to every sportsman and non-sportsman. Like always, we also hope to reach out to the mass public and the various institutions.
NTU Sports Club
NTU Sports Club was officially launched in the Year 1991 with the aim of promoting all kinds of sports activities in NTU. Sports Club is under the umbrella of the Students' Union as a non-academic constituent club, together with other academic clubs belonging to the various schools.
The Sports Club's management committee is into its 24th year running for 2014/2015.
NVM 21ST ORGANISING COMMITTEE
TOP (from left to right):
Wang Zi Ting (Publicity Officer), Wesley Yeo (Event Controller), Goh Chang Hee (Event Controller),
Chew Wei Kwang (Business Manager), Karin Low (Business Manager), Oon Shi Xuan (Registration Officer),
Tan Yun Xun (Registration Officer), Samuel Teo (Registration Officer), Teo Seen Wee (Logistics Officer),
Oh Jia Hao (Logistics Officer)
BOTTOM (from left to right):
Vivian Ng (Publicity Officer), Caren Tso (Media Liaison Officer), Sarah Swee (Senior Co-Chairperson),
Eunice Ong (Co-Chairperson), Jolene Ang (Chairperson), Rachel Tan (Co-Chairperson), Masaki Kor (Co-Chairperson), Carolyn Chua (Event Controller), Tan Ee Chun (Treasurer), Poh Ping Shuang (Secretary)
1) Am I allowed to participate in more than 1 category?
Yes, you are allowed to sign up for more than 1 category. Registration fees apply per category.
2) Do I get additional goodie bags if I join more than 1 category?
Yes, the number of goodie bags you are entitled to will be distributed according to the number of categories you register for.
3) When is the last day of registration?
Registration closes on 8th May 2015 and our early bird registration closes on 15th March 2015. It is advisable to sign up early as the slots available for the event are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
4) Are there gender restrictions in team events?
Please refer to the table under details tab.
5) Can I sign up on the event day at the registration booth?
Unfortunately, all participants would have to send in their registration form or sign up online before 8th May 2015. Only confirmed applicants are allowed to participate in the marathon.
6) How do I know if a category is closed / full?
When a category is closed or filled up, there will be an update on the updates page and the category will be removed from the registration page.
7) Can I change my category/team members after I have registered for the event?
Changing of categories is not allowed once payment has been made and received.
8) Who can sign up for the Family Fun Race?
Teams in this category must comprise only of direct family members.
9) Who can sign up for the Corporate Relay?
The Corporate Relay category is a relay event and is open to all corporations. Participants must form a team of 4 members who are from the same salary-paying company.
10) Are the Team categories a relay or consolidation of individual timings?
Only the Corporate and Open Relay categories are relays. The rest of the categories with more than one person are based on consolidation of all the members' timings.
11) What do I get if I join the Family Fun Race since there are no prizes?
Participants will receive an exclusive National Vertical Marathon 2015 T-shirt, a finisher medal and a goodie bag at the end of the race.
12) What is the difference between Team Open and Open Relay?
Team Open requires every participant to complete the total climb while participants in Open Relay will collectively complete the climb.
13) What entitlements would I receive upon completing my race?
Participants who complete all 63 stories of the climb would be entitled to receive an exclusive National Vertical Marathon 2015 Finisher medal, while participants who complete the relay categories (Corporate Relay & Open Relay) would receive an exclusive National Vertical Marathon 2015 Relay Finisher medal.
14) How does the relay work? (Only for Open Relay & Corporate Relay participants)
The team of 4 will split themselves from the first to last runner. The first runner would be stationed at the starting line, while the subsequent runners at their respective levels. Once the preceding team member reaches the next team member, they would have to pass over a wristband before proceeding with their climb. The last runner would finish at the rooftop, while the first 3 runners would be brought down from their respective levels, and then escorted to the roof top where they will be reunited with their last runner.
1) How do I know what time to report on event day?
An email will be sent to you as a reminder comprising event details and the reporting timings at least 1 week before the event.
2) What do I need to bring on event day?
Bring down a form of identification as well as a proof of registration or payment, such as your confirmation slip or your payment receipt.
3) Will there be enough time for me to warm-up before my race?
4) What should I do if I lose my number tag after registration?
Please proceed to the Help Desk to report your lost number tag. An administrative fee will be charged and a new number tag will be issued to you.
5) If one of my team members fails to turn up on the event day, will the rest of the team still be allowed to compete?
Yes, your team will still be allowed to complete the marathon but the team will not be ranked.
As for the relay categories, the preceding runner will have to cover for the runner that did not turn up. i.e. if the third runner is absent, the second runner will be required to cover the third runner's required climb.
6) When is goodie bag collection?
Goodie bag collection will be on the event day itself. Do note that collection of your event tee, race tag and medals are also on the event day itself.
7) For individual categories, am I able to run with my friends in the same wave?
Yes, you can do so by filling up this form! However, we seek your understanding that this is only subjected to availability.
1) Will I get to know my individual/team timing?
Yes, of course! Results of individual/team timing will be announced on our website approximately 1 week after the event.
1) What is the rank of perceived fitness for?
Those who rank their fitness level lower would be flagged off first, to ensure that they get more time to finish their climb. Those who rank higher would flag off later to ensure that they do not have to wait too long for the sunrise.
2) What happens if I’m afraid I will be too slow and will miss the sunrise?
You may rank your perceived fitness lower upon registration, to indicate your preference that you would like to be flagged off earlier.
3) How early will I have to report?
We seek your understanding that to catch the sunrise, participants will have to arrive early. Participants’ reporting timings will be between 5:50am to 6:00am (may be subject to changes).
4) What happens if I am late?
Should you arrive later than your reporting timing, you will be flagged off once all other participants have been flagged off or upon arriving, whichever is later. We seek your understanding that being late would increase your chances of missing the sunrise, and highly recommend you arrive as per your reporting timing allocated to you.
5) What happens if I cannot finish the climb before sunrise?
We would be giving participants who have not finished their climb by 7:00am, the option of falling out, and taking the elevator to the top to catch the sunrise. This however, would render the participant ineligible for the Finisher medal.
6) What happens if I miss the sunrise?
We have calculated the average time necessary for participants to complete the climb, and added an extra 15-minute buffer. This ensures that through past statistics, 95% of all participants would be able to complete their climb before the sun rises. We will also be taking precautionary measures to ensure all our participants would complete the climb before sunrise. However, in the event that this small probability should occur, we will not be held responsible and would like to seek your understanding that there may have been certain unforeseen circumstances.
7) Do I stand to win prizes from being the fastest in this category?
No, this is a non-competitive category.
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