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Got the eye of the tiger? Runs, Marathons and more

Keeping in shape does not always have to be boring or a chore. Take part in one of these great runs with friends and family – good company will make a whole lot of difference! There are so many races to choose from, from themed fun runs, runs for kids to full-fledged marathons and triathlons. Whether you’re a newbie to races or a running enthusiast, you’ll be pleased with what’s in store in the year ahead. Register yourself now and sweat it out at these exciting runs in Singapore and beyond.



Meiji Run 2017
Gather the kids for this fun run

What: Meiji Run

Take part in either a 5km fun run or the 10k competitive category. Besides a finisher medal, participants will receive a Meiji hamper (worth $200).

Where: Sentosa Palawan Green

When: 20 May

Price: From $35.90

More: Hurry and sign up now. Registration ends on 5 May.


What: Bintan Triathlon 2017

Asia’s favourite triathlon weekend festival returns to the beautiful island of Bintan. Choose from a variety of distances: Olympic (1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run), Sprint (750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run), Youth (300m Swim, 12km Bike, 3km Run) and even Kids (150m Swim, 6km Bike, 1.5km Run).

Where: Bintan, Indonesia

When: 20 to 21 May

Price: From $38

More: Register now.


Cold Storage Kids Run
Calling all kids and their families

What: Cold Storage Kids Run

Being Asia’s first kids-only and family running event, Cold Storage Kids Run is the place to be. The run compromises of both competitive and non-competitive categories, offering something for everyone. Team up in the Family Fun category or take part in Stroller Family Fun for toddlers aged 6 months to 2 years.

Where: Palawan Green, Sentosa

When: 21 May

Price: From $42

More: Sign the family up now.


What: National Vertical Marathon

Put your stamina to the test at the National Vertical Marathon this year. Check out game and food stalls at the event grounds before and after the climb. Scurry up a challenging but manageable 34 storeys before descending 13 floors to the finishing point. Choose to do it individually, with a team of friends or as a relay.

Where: South Beach Tower

When: 21 May

Price: From $30

More: Get yourself a spot now. Registration closes on 7 May.


What: The Performance Series Singapore 2017 (Race 1)

Take in the views as you run along the stadium riverside during The Performance Series this May. The series aims to encourage individuals of all levels to work towards a consistent healthy lifestyle. Embark on either the 5km, 10km or 21km route.

Where: Stadium Riverside

When: 28 May

Price: From $45

More: Mark it down and sign up now.




Laguna Phuket Marathon 2017
Enjoy scenic views and a good workout

What: Laguna Phuket Marathon

Held over two days, the Laguna Phuket Marathon returns this June. Take part in either the 2km, 5km and 10.5km routes or challenge yourself with the half-marathon (21.1km) or full marathon (42km). Enjoy the view as you run through local villages, pineapple and rubber plantations.

Where: Phuket, Thailand

When: 3 to 4 June

Price: From $11

More: Sign up for the shorter routes or for the marathon. Registration closes on 28 May.


What: Arts From The Heart Charity Fun Run 2017

Run for a good cause at the upcoming Arts From The Heart (AFTH) charity fun run. Each kilometre clocked in will generate $1 to support children from The Salvation Army Haven. Also, drop by the carnival for great performances and fun games.

Where: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Activity Lawn I

When: 11 June

Price: From $10 (Child) and $25 (Adult)

More: Hurry and sign up now. Registration ends on 30 April.


What: Skechers Blacklight Run Thailand

Head over to Bangkok for the Skechers Blacklight Run with friends and family. At this vibrant 5km fun run, choose to sprint it, run it or walk it.

Where: Bangkok, Thailand

When: 17 June

Price: Prices differ across different periods. From $28 (Until 6 May) and from $36 (7 to 28 May)

More: Register yourself a spot now. Registration ends on 28 May.


What: Phnom Penh International Half Marathon 2017

This run, which kicks off in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, celebrates the birthday of Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and is held in conjunction with World Environment Day. Opt for the half-marathon, the 10km race or a 3km fun run.

Where: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

When: 18 June

Price: From $31

More: Sign up for a spot now. Registration ends on 1 June.


Dreamworks Day Run
Have a blast at the Dreamworks Day Run

What: DreamWorks Run

Be part of the first-ever DreamWorks Day and have the chance to meet your favourite DreamWorks characters from movies such as Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Madagascar and features. In addition to a 5km fun run, you can sign the kids up for the 800m dash.

Where: Gardens by the Bay, Bay East Garden

When: 24 June

Price: From $45

More: Gather the kids and sign up now.




TriFactor Run & RunSwim Challenge
Swim and run at this duathlon

What: TriFactor Run & RunSwim Challenge 2017

Can’t decide whether swimming or cycling is for you? At this duathlon, choose from a variety of categories, with manageable distances as a 2.5km run and 200m swim to a challenging 10.25km run.

Photo credit: Tri-Factor Series

Where: East Coast Park, Angsana Green

When: 2 July

Price: From $15 to $120

More: Register for a spot now.


What: Preah Vihear Temple Trail Run 2017

At this year’s Preah Vihear Temple Trail Run in Cambodia, choose from four race types for all ages. They include a 21km Temple Run, 10km Mountain Run, 5km Beginner Run and 3km Family Fun Run.

Where: In-front of Baray of Preahvihear Mountain

When: 8 July

Price: From $20 to S$70

More: Sign up now.


Unlabelled Run 2017
Show your support for ex-offenders and their families

What: Unlabelled Run 2017

Unlabelled Run is all about tearing off labels. Show your support for giving second chances to ex-offenders and giving them the opportunity to integrate back into society. Pick either then 5km Fun Run and 10k Competitive Run.

Photo credit: Unlabelled RUN

Where: Punggol Waterway Park, Event Lawn @ Recreation Zone

When: 8 July

Price: From $28 to $58

More: Sign up now.


What: MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 2017

Back for its third edition, MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 offers  three race categories. These include an 10km, 21km or a 50km solo run. Opt for shuttle bus arrangements from Pasir Ris MRT, Paya Lebar MRT, Yishun MRT, Yew Tee MRT, Jurong East MRT, Boon Lay MRT or Vivocity MRT.

Where: Dairy Farm

When: 15 July

Price: From $45

More: Register yourself now.


The ST Run
Challenge yourself at the Straits Times Run

What: The Straits Times Run in the City 2017

This popular city run will consist of three categories – a 5km fun run, 10km and 18.45km competitive run. Enjoy a grand post-race carnival, with games, food and beverages and entertainment for the whole family.

Photo credit: The Straits Times Run

Where: Padang

When: 16 July

Price: From $38

More: Hurry and get a spot now!


What: Electric Run at Anjung Floria Putrajaya

Head to Malaysia for one of its biggest, brightest, neon-coloured night runs. The 5km night-time fun run participants will receive a Electric Run Malaysia 2017 t-shirt, race bib, race medal and Exclusive PIX Mob Electroband LED bracelet.

Where: Anjung Floria Putrajaya

When: 29 July

Price: From SGD$24

More: Get yourself a spot now.


Nee Soon Fiesta 3Ten Run 2017, Orchid Country Club
Go on a run through the beautiful Orchid Country Club golf course

What: Nee Soon Fiesta 3Ten Run 2017

The third edition of Singapore’s first night golf course run returns this month. Pick from three categories –  a competitive 10km run, a 5km fun run and a 1.5km stroller-friendly family run (1 adult and 1 kid).

Photo credit: Nee Soon Fiesta 3Ten Run


When: 29 July

Price: From $30

More: Register yourself now. Registration will end on 14 July.


What: Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer 2017

Returning for its 9th year, the Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer allows the opportunity to run alongside those who are are impacted by cancer. With three categories – a 5km fun run, 10km and 15km competitive route, and 10km team challenge, the race aims to raise funds for cancer treatment subsidies and more.

Where: East Coast Park, Angsana Green

When: 30 July

Price: From S$29 to S$59

More: Sign up now.


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