SINGAPORE, 15 AUGUST 2023 – Several key roads in the Marina Bay, Marina Centre and surrounding areas will be fully or partially closed during the upcoming Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) Asian Open from 19 to 20 August.
Access to the ECP (Changi) and Sheares Avenue from Ophir Road will be closed during certain hours on both days, while parts of Bayfront Avenue, Rochor Road and Sheares Avenue will also be fully closed. During road closure hours, motorists are advised to use alternative routes to Marina Bay, Marina Centre and Changi Airport or take public transport.
Please refer to the tables below for the list of affected roads.
The inaugural PTO Asian Open will host the world’s top male and female professional triathletes in the heart of Singapore. Led by reigning Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt, the star-studded field will take on a specially designed 100km course – comprising a 2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run – that takes in iconic landmarks, including the Benjamin Sheares Bridge, the Merlion, the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Barrage. The 100km race for professional athletes and experienced amateurs begins with a 2km freshwater swim in the Marina Bay and ends near the Marina Bay Sands.
Singapore’s own Olympic champion Joseph Schooling will also take part in the 100km experienced amateur race in a relay team alongside current and retired Team Singapore athletes. The PTO Asian Open also features two duathlon races over a standard 4.5km Run/32km Bike/4.5km Run and a longer 9km Run/64km Bike/9km Run as well as the The Music Run, the signature 5km fun run that encourages everyone to have a go while listening to their favourite hits. In total, the PTO is expecting up to 6,000 participants in what promises to be a celebration of multisport activity all set against the backdrop of the iconic Marina Bay Financial District. For more information or to sign up, visit https://protriathletes.org/events or https://themusicrun.com.sg.