The first half of 2019 is almost over. If one of your goals is to get moving, signing up and training for a running event would be a good way to set a milestone for yourself.
Whether you are an amateur wishing to start small or an avid runner who wants to challenge yourself, there are a range of full, half-marathon and shorter distance runs you can join.
Here are our 8 picks for runs to join for the rest of the year. The best part is, early bird registrations are still open for some runs.
Highlights: 42KM full marathon, 21KM half marathon
When: 15 June, 7 am
Where: Punggol Waterway Park
Exclusive Merchandise: Reusable racebelt, sustainable finisher’s medal
- $90 for 42KM
- $70 for 21KM
Highlights: 3.5KM fun run
When: 29 June, 7am
Where: Sentosa, Palawan Green
Exclusive Merchandise: Meiji Hamper, a chance to purchase Meiji products at the end of the race at discounted prices
- Early Bird (till 19 June): $50
- Standard Rate (till 23 June): $60
Highlights: 21KM half marathon
When: 7 July, 5.30 am
Where: Marina Barrage
Exclusive Merchandise: Compression shorts (for men), compression tights (for women), goodie bag
- Early Bird (till 30 May): $55
- Normal Rate (30 May – 23 June): $60
Highlights: 5.5KM fun run
When: 28 July, 7am
Where: Angsana Green, East Coast Park
Exclusive Merchandise: Event Race Pack
- Loyalty Rate (for RAC’13-18 participants): $39
- Normal Rate (20 May – 7 July): $48
- Normal Rate (for students aged 23 and below, 20 May – 7 July): $34
Highlights: 8.5KM fun run
When: 18 August, 7.30 am
Where: Coney Island
Exclusive Merchandise: Drawstring bag
Highlights: Standard Distance – 1.5km Swim / 36km Bike / 10km Run
When: 29 September
Where: East Coast Park
Exclusive Merchandise: Event bag, swim cap
- Per person (aged 18 and above): $174
- Team relay (aged 18 and above, 3 participants): $ 317 (~$106 per person)
Highlights: 21.1KM half marathon
When: 12 October, 5.45 pm
Where: Gardens By The Bay
Exclusive Merchandise: Drinking festival cup, finisher polo, running sling bag
- Early Bird (17 April – 20 June): $65
- Normal Rate (21 June – 5 September): $75
- Final Period (6 – 26 September): $85
Highlights: 21.1KM half marathon and 10KM competitive run
When: 10 November, timing TBC
Exclusive Merchandise: Finisher t-shirt, vouchers
Cost: $69 for 21.1KM, $59 for 10KM competitive
Running Doesn’t Need To Be A Solo Activity
If you are new to running and feel shy running a marathon alone, consider attending with a friend. Besides staying healthy together, as fellow runners, you can provide each other moral support. Furthermore,some running events also provide discounts for participants who sign up as pairs or teams.
So, step out of your comfort zone (or home) and jio your friends and family to exercise. It’ll be a great bonding activity and you’ll achieve your workout goals.
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