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The 3 Cheapest (Half) Marathons You Can Join In Singapore

Ever wanted to join a run but felt that it was too expensive? Perhaps you could consider these.


Most of us are guilty of setting New Year resolutions that we end up not achieving. One of which often includes our workout goals. Most of the time, we cave into pre-run procrastination mode despite the goals we set for ourselves. By signing up for a run, you are setting a certain dateline for yourself to work towards and this motivates you to train for your run, be it a 10km run or a half marathon.

Why are organised runs so expensive?

It may make no sense to you to pay so much for a run. However, for the price you are paying, you are paying for a runner’s shirt, finisher shirt, medal, timing chip and some replenishments along the way. Furthermore, such events typically require permit for road closure which can be costly.

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Why do people sign up for marathons?

#1 Sense of Accomplishment

Whether you have trained for it or not, you will be happy to know that you have clocked the distance you have set out to achieve. If you did train for it, you will look back at your months of training and be impressed by how far you have progress.

#2 Comfortable Running Route

It is often hard to find long running routes that does not require one to cross the road or be running around in circles around the 400m track around our neighbourhood.

#3 Encouragement from fellow runners

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a beginner runner, it is always heartening to have fellow runners encouraging you along the way or when you are near the finishing line. The encouragement gives you an extra push, as you make your way to the end of the run.

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That being said, why not sign up for a run? Here are some of the cheapest runs this year. Even though some of these events have passed, most of the marathons are held yearly and you can consider signing up for the ones next year. Time to step out of your comfort zone and grab a few kakis to run with you and achieve your work out goals.

*Based on the standard prices in 2017

To secure an even better price, purchase the early bird tickets or look out for credit card promotions. You can also look out for package purchases just like the U Run All Access at $168 for 3 runs.

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