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.
Photo Credit: The Color Run Singapore
The Color Run returns to Singapore with the inaugural “The Color Run Night” event, a first in South-east Asia. Run through a 5km un-timed course and experience a spectacular glow fest. Check out Glowtastic colour zones, illuminating bubbles and colour shows, while being doused from head to toe in neon hues.
Where: Sentosa Beach Station, Palawan Green
When: 23 September
Price: From $35 to $175
More: Register now.
What: Pink Ribbon Walk 2017
The annual Pink Ribbon Walk aims to raise awareness on breast cancer and show support to those whose lives are affected by the condition. This year’s race will include a new 5km category and a Pink Ribbon Parade. Drop by the exhibition by the Breast Cancer Foundation and be hear survivors’ stories of their breast cancer journey.
Where: Event Square @ Waterfront Promenade
When: 7 October
Price: From $40
More: Registration ends on 22 September. Get a spot now.
What: 2XU SG-Ultra Marathon
At the 2XU SG-Ultra Marathon, take on a 100km (Solo or duo), 50km (Solo or duo), 21km or 10km race.
Where: Gardens by the Bay East (Next to Passion Wave @ Marina Bay)
When: 7 to 8 October
Price: From $100 (Normal rate)
More: Online registration closes at 2359 on 30 September or when all spaces have been taken up. Sign up now.
What: SIA Charity Run
As part of Singapore Airlines (SIA)’s 70th Anniversary celebrations, SIA is organising the SIA Charity Run. Have fun in a 10km competitive run, 5km fun run, 3km wheelathon as well as a corporate challenge. Proceeds will go to the Community Chest.
Where: The Float @ Marina Bay
When: 8 October
Price: $50 to $80
More: Register for a spot now. Registration ends on 30 September.
Photo Credit: HomeTeam NS
Held at the scenic Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island, this run has two categories — 10km and 5km. Choose to run as part of the Crimefighters Squad (blue team) or Firefighters Squad (orange team).
Where: Punggol Waterway Park/Coney Island
When: 15 October
Price: From $60
More: Register before 8 October.
What: Singapore Aquathlon 2017
With 11 different race categories, there is a race for everyone at this aquathlon. There are team relays, individual distances as well as categories for youth and kids.
Where: Casuarina Grove, East Coast Park, F2
When: 22 October
Price: From $32
More: Book a place before 25 September.
Choose from three different categories – 2km Kids Dash, 7.5km Ranger Run, and 10km Avenger Run. Kids aged 12 and above can participate in the 7.5km and 10km runs, while little ones aged four to 11 can take part in the 2km race.
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
When: 22 October
Price: From $13
More: Registration ends on 6 October. Book your spot now.
What: The Urgent Run 2017
Photo Credit: World Toilet Organization
This 5km fun run features games, photo booths and an exhibition on local and global sanitation issues. Come dressed in your bathroom best for the “crappy dress” competition — whether it’s a toilet seat around your neck or a plunger in hand!
Where: Casuarina Grove, East Coast Park
When: 28 October
Price: From $36
More: Get your spot now.
What: Newton Challenge 2017
Flagging off at the iconic Marina Barrage, this race returns with a brand new 10km category in addition to its 21.1km and 32.195km routes.
Where: Marina Barrage
When: 29 October
Price: From $40
More: Register by 6 October at newtonchallenge.com.