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Shape Run 2013 postponed due to the haze

The eighth edition of Singapore’s original all-women running event will be held on a new date in October

Singapore, 26 June 2013 –
 Shape Run 2013, originally slated for 7 July 2013, will be postponed to 27 October 2013 (Sunday) instead. As a result of the uncertain haze conditions, the popular women-only run organised by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) has rescheduled its race day so as to safeguard the health and well-being of its 10,000 runners. 

As the premier all-women run in Singapore, Shape Run is a highly anticipated event with a loyal following. However, with PSI levels reaching unhealthy levels and reports that the haze may persist until the end of the dry season in September, SPH Magazines has decided to move the race from July to end October.

Ms Diana Lee, General Manager, Fashion & Beauty, SPH Magazines, said: "The health and welfare of our runners are our top priority. So after much deliberation, we have decided to postpone the race to a date where the conditions are safer and allow them to fully enjoy the race. We seek the understanding of our runners, sponsors and partners for this postponement and sincerely apologise for all inconveniences caused.”

Shape runners will be notified about the postponement via SMS and email. They can also check the details of the new race date, and get the latest updates through Shape's Facebook and the official Shape Run 2013 website Runners with enquiries can also call 6684 0834 from Mondays to Fridays between 10am and 5pm for assistance.

Co. Regn No.: 196900476M

For more information, please contact:

Caron Chan
Assistant Marketing Manager
SPH Magazines Ltd
DID: 6319 5814

Joelyn Tan
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1895

Adrian Cheong 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 2261 
HP: 9798 6097 

About Shape Singapore

 is the complete mind and body guide for women in Singapore, licensed from American Media Inc and published by SPH Magazines. It enriches women’s lives with the latest practical information and expert advice on fitness, wellness, beauty, health and nutrition. With an audited readership of 46,000 (according to the AC Nielsen Media Index 2011), Shape is the leading active lifestyle guide for women in Singapore. Shape was also named Health/Fitness Magazine of the Year 2010 by the Magazines Publishers Association of Singapore.


About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories. It also publishes Harper's BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan in Singapore and Malaysia with Hearst Magazines International.

In addition, websites such as and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formally known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and Asia-Pacific Spa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong.

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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