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Eight awesome sporting events in Singapore – how to sign up


It’s August already, yet most of us still haven’t quite started that fitness resolution we made in January. Yup, it’s about time to do something about it, isn’t it?

We’ve done the hard work  (well, not exactly – that will be the bit that involves running about) and put together this list of great sporting events going down in Singapore over the next few months. They range from being chased by zombies (literally – it’s not a metaphore) to taking on an obstacles course the Special Forces would be proud of. So, you there, stop putting it off and sign up to one of these bad boys before registration closes. 

28 and 29 September 2013
Cold Storage International Triathlon 2013
East Coast Park Area E2, Angsana Green 

The low-down: Here, everyone can do a triathlon – there’s the Standard Distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run), Sprint (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) and even mini triathlon (200m swim, 10km bike, 2km run). There’s also a non-competitive event for families.
Cost: $$148 (individual), $396 (relay)
Registration extended till 31 August.

4 and 5 October 2013
The North Face 100
Exact route to be released at a later date

The low-down: Endurance races with distances of 100km, 50km, 25km and 13km. Not for the couch potato, join only if you’ve been good and clocking up mileage throughout the year. The exact race route will only be release few weeks prior to the event.
Cost: $321 (100km), $112.35 (50km), $85.60 (25km) and $69.55 (13km)
Registration will close 31 August 2013. Visit The North Face 100 Singapore Facebook page for details

26 October 2013
Singapore Duathlon 2013
East Coast Park, Angsana Green

The low-down: If you can’t do a full triathlon (or just suck at swimming), try out a duathlon of run – bike – run. Choose from the Standard Distance (10km run, 26km bike, 5km run) or Sprint (5km run, 18km bike, 2.5km run).
Cost: $89 (standard) and $73 (sprint), these prices are available till 11 September only
Registration closes 9 October. Visit Singapore Duathlon 2013 Facebook page for more details

26 and 27 October 2013
Race The Dead 2013

The low-down: This fun 5k dash will set your heart racing faster than you legs ever could. At every corner, there are hordes of zombies waiting to grab at you so you better run for your life and head to The Fort, the only safe haven in the zombie-infested land.
Cost: $79.90
Registration for Day 2 closes 22 September 2013, Day 1 sold out in less than 14 hours so fastest finger first if you are up for a scare.

22 November 2013
Singapore Exchange (SGX) Bull Charge
The Float @ Marina Bay

The low-down: See the CBD in a different way. If you work in the financial industry, you can join the 5km run in the financial district. Otherwise, you can secretly sign up your boss for the 3km Chief Challenge (open to CEO or chief of companies). You didn’t hear that from us.
Cost: First come first served, minimum $50 donation
Registration closes 20 October 2013

24 November 2013
Swissôtel Vertical Marathon
Swissôtel, 2 Stamford Road  

The low-down: This vertical race up the Swissôtel, one of Southeast Asia’s tallest hotels, is no a walk in the park. We’re talking 73 floors, an elevation of 226m and 1,336 steps in total! Last year’s winner Aussie Darren James Wilson completed it in an impressive 7 minutes, 13.15 seconds – think you can beat that? No, us either.
Cost: To be announced
Registration is set to open any time now so keep stalking the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon Facebook page for details

8 December 2013
Lion Dash Singapore
Tampines Bike Park

The low-down: One more obstacle challenge for those who hate pounding the pavement. There is the Lion Dash Sprint (5 to 6km obstacle run), Lion Dash King (10km) and other crazy activities soon to be announced. Expect mud, barbed wire, ice cold water and lots of heart-racing crazy running.
Cost: From $59
Registration has just been announced so keep your eyes peeled on the Lion Dash Singapore Facebook page as they release more exciting details

15 December 2013
Commando Challenge
The Green Corridor  

The low-down: Designed by two former Special Forces offices, the inaugural Commando Challenge is a series of military obstacles that will challenge participants both physically and mentally. There’s a 12km off-road course with 25+ military obstacles for the Elite and a shorter 4km with 15+ military obstacles for the Sprint category.
Cost: From $80 (Elite) and from $59 (Sprint), need to form a team of 4
Registration for early birds is on right now and registration will close on 14 November. Visit the Commando Challenge Facebook page for training inspiration (and check out the competition, maybe?)