National Vertical Marathon (NVM) will be held on 26th May at Suntec City Tower 1. An alternative to conventional flat-road marathons, NVM is a race that challenges participants to scale the entirety of a skyscraper and go upwards instead of forward. It is an annual event organised by the Nanyang Technological University Sports Club that is open to individuals from all walks of life.
Back in its 25th year, NVM 2019 will take our participants through the well-recognised Suntec City. We hope to provide a fresh experience for our loyal supporters as well as incentivise new participants to take their first step in experiencing a vertical marathon.
NVM 2019 will officially start at 0630hrs and will end at 1830hrs. There are 11 categories, namely Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Veteran’s Challenge, Youth Challenge, Team Open, NTU Team Challenge, Inter-JC Challenge, Lovers’ Challenge, Open Relay, Corporate Relay, and Family Fun Race. The first flag off will be at 0730hrs and participants will scale Guoco Tower from Level 1 to Level 43, after which they will take the lift down back to Level 1 to collect their finisher medals.
Like every year, there will be delicacies, games and photobooths for participants. There will also be lucky draws with grand prizes to be won. To allow a novel experience for our regular participants, we will be providing keychain making and caricature booths as well. Various stage performances will also be displayed at our event.