FAST forward to 2015, and there could be 100,000 runners in the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCMS).

But first, in December's edition, those taking part in the half-marathon race will be running to Far, Far Away and Madagascar.

No, not the real Indian Ocean island nation, but the theme zone in Universal Studios, that is.

Those taking part in the full marathon will pass by even more landmarks after their flag-off at an Orchard Road decked out in Christmas cheer.

They will see places such as the National Museum, Fort Canning Park, The Esplanade, Singapore Flyer and the Marina Barrage.

As for the 10km race, it will begin at the Esplanade.

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