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15 Runs In Singapore Happening In 2019 Which You Still Have Time To Train For

Runs in Singapore in 2019

Image adapted from: CSC Run By The Bay 2019

Running amateurs and seasoned athletes rejoice: Whether you’ve spent the first half of this year snoozing in bed or training your stamina at the gym, there are still many runs you can sign up for this year – all with various categories from non-competitive fun runs to full marathons and 600m dashes for children. There’s still ample time to train, so mark these remaining runs for 2019 down:

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1. Meiji Run 2019 – snack themed run (June)

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The snack-themed Meiji Run will be held at Sentosa and comprises a 3.5km fun run and a 10km competitive one. Look forward to a “Meiji Buffet” at the end of your run where you can collect a whole range of drinks and snacks like Hello Panda and Yan Yan.

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Families with kiddos can opt for the 3.5km race, while the adults can go for the 10km run. You’ll be receiving an adorable Meiji medal featuring a panda and cow once you’ve crossed the finish line.

Race categories: 3.5km, 10km
Venue: Sentosa, Palawan Green
Date: 29th June 2019
Time: 7AM-8PM
Entry fees: From $50. See the full list of prices here.

2. Compressport Run 2019 – compression wear run (July)

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The popular compression wear brand is back for the 4th year with its Compressport Run. Race entitlements include a Compressport running vest, finisher’s t-shirt, tote bag and towel.

Those with a competitive streak will be pleased to know that they’ll receive a personalised electronic race certificate with their race timing to see how well they performed.

This year’s location will be at Gardens By The Bay East, so you can expect a scenic running experience.

Race categories: 5km, 10km
Venue: Gardens By The Bay East
Date: 6th July 2019
Time: 7AM
Entry fees: From $55 for 5km. See the full list of prices here.

3. Oxfitt Run – 21km run for stamina pros (July)

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Oxfitt Run is reserved solely for the super fit because they only have 1 race category – a 21km run. As a participant, you’ll receive a full set of fitness wear, an event singlet, basic compression shorts for men or compression tights for women. You’ll also receive a water bottle and gold finisher’s medal.

Race category: 21km
Venue: Marina Barrage
Date:7th July 2019
Time: 5.30AM-11.30AM
Entry fees: From $60. See the full list of prices here.

4. MR25 Marathon Relay – team relay race (July)

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Groups of friends and school track teams can participate in the MR25 Marathon Relay. You’ll need 6-8 runners per team and each person will take turns to carry a baton across a total distance of 3.1km, 14 times. It’s open to a whopping 15 different age groups, and the minimum age to take part is 10 years old.

Race categories: 3.1km x 14 laps
Venue: MacRitchie Reservoir
Date: 20th July 2019
Time: 7.30AM
Entry fees: From $80 for the whole team. See the full price list here.

5. Run For Inclusion 2019 – in support of those with special needs (July)

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Run For Inclusion is held in support of persons with special needs. For the first time, a new 20km cycle category will be introduced. It’s a non-competitive segment where participants on single bikes cycle beside persons with special needs (PWSN) who will be on tandem bikes. A total of 1000 free slots will be given to PWSN so they can participate.

Race categories: 3km, 5km, 10km, 20km cycling
Venue: Punggol SAFRA
Date: 27th July 2019
Time: 4PM
Entry fees: From $30. Stay tuned to their website for updates.

6. Nee Soon FUNtARTstic 3Ten Run 2019 – run on a golf course (July)

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Take part in Singapore’s only night golf course run, Nee Soon FUNtARTstic 3Ten Run. It’s jointly organised by Orchid Country Club and Nee Soon GRC, and gives you a unique experience of running over a golf course.

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This year, a new running category, 10km Mixed Team Challenge, will be released. Kids are also encouraged to participate in the 1.5km family run.

Race categories: 1.5km, 5km, 10km
Venue: Orchid Country Club
Date: 27th July 2019
Time: TBC
Entry fees: From $30. Check the full list of prices here.

7. Urban Aquathlon 2019 – with a swimming segment (August)

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Urban Aquathlon is a 2-stage race that’ll have you swimming in an Olympic size pool before continuing your run. There’s a whole range of categories, starting from a 50m swim and 0.5km run so rest assured that even kids can participate.

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Participants will be entitled to a pair of race goggles, swim cap, event tee, medal and an e-certificate. Some of the prizes include cash vouchers of up to $200.

Race categories: 50m swim, 0.5km run and more. Check the full list on their website.
Venue: Orchid Country Club
Date: 3rd August 2019
Time: 8AM-12PM
Entry fees: From $53. Check the full list of prices here.

8. Garmin The Performance Series 2019 Progress: Road Race – 3 race categories (August)

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Progress: Road Race 2 is part 4 of the 5-part Garmin Performance Series to encourage people of all fitness levels to be consistent with their exercising efforts. But not to worry, you can still participate in this race even if you did not take part in the prior events.

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Some of the prizes you can take home include $200 cash and $300 product vouchers for the 21km competitive race. Participants of the 5km, 10km, and 21km runs are all entitled to a runner singlet and finisher singlet, alongside a medal, electronic certificate and vouchers.

Race categories: 5km, 10km, 21km
Venue: West Coast Park
Date: 18th August 2019
Time: TBC
Entry fees: From $42.75. Check the full list of prices here.

9. POSB PAssion Run For Kids 2019 – to support programmes for kids (August – September)

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The POSB PAssion Run For Kids is a run for both children and adults. If you aren’t up for competing, you can take part in the 3.5km Family Walk. Participants will receive a race pack which comprises of a Run for Kids shirt, backpack, race bib. Only participants of competitive categories will receive a finisher medal.

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You can also form a group of 8 adults and take part in the 10km team challenge. The winning team will bring home a cash prize of $800 and a trophy. You can also opt to donate to the POSB PAssion Kids Fund, which to date has helped 490,000 children in the community through activities and programmes.

Race categories: 800m, 1.2km for kids |  5km, 10km for adults
Venue: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
Date: 21st August – 1st September 2019
Time: 11AM-7PM
Entry fees: From $20 for children. Check the full list of prices here.

10. Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2019 – in support of ex-offenders (September)

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The Yellow Ribbon Prison Run was created to raise awareness of the importance of giving second chances to ex-offenders. Many of them face stigma after serving time in jail and any support and acceptance is greatly appreciated to help them reintegrate into society.

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The proceeds for this run will go towards rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for ex-offenders and support for their families. The endpoint for this Yellow Ribbon Prison Run is at Changi Prison Complex, a potent reminder for this run’s cause.

Race categories: 5km, 10km
Venue: SAF Field, Farnborough Road
Date: 15th September 2019
Time: 6AM-1PM
Entry fees: TBC. Stay tuned to their website for more information.

11. BNG Fun Run 2019 – for a good cause (September)

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The BNG Fun Run is an event organised for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds will go towards helping non-profit organisations like Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD). This event is a fun run, so there aren’t any competitive categories, meaning your race time won’t be recorded.

Be sure to stick around for dance performances that’ll be held after the run. Stay tuned to their website for more information about the race.

Race categories: 3km, 5km, 10km
Venue: OCBC Square
Date: 23rd September 2019
Time: 6.30AM
Entry fees: From $28. Check the full list of prices here.

12. Force of Nature Marathon 2019 – trail run at MacRitchie (October)

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Force Of Nature Marathon is the only trail marathon happening in Singapore in 2019. A majority of the route covered consist of hiking trails in MacRitchie Reservoir and its vicinity. This marathon will feature a single continuous route instead of the numerous loops and rounds found in other races.

Experienced marathon runners will want embark on the 42km race, which covers a variety of terrains including challenging trails in Bukit Timah and Mandai. The first 200 race pack collectors will receive a free hard copy Run Singapore magazine, while the rest will receive a digital edition.

Race categories: 10km, 23km, 42km
Venue: MacRitchie Reservoir
Date: 5th October 2019
Time: 7AM-3PM
Entry fees: From $45. Check the full list of prices here.

13. Home Team NS Real Run 2019 – for families of home team members (October)

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The Home Team NS Real Run is an annual event that aims to encourage regular exercise among Home Team members and their families. Participants will receive a medal, running singlet, and a race pack bib. Only those running the 10km run will receive a finisher shirt.

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Additionally, Home Team members will enjoy a discounted price on their race fees. A minimum age of 18 years old is required to take part. You can also look forward to a picturesque run since the venue this year will be Gardens By The Bay.

Race categories: 5km, 10km
Venue: Gardens By The Bay
Date: 5th October 2019
Time: TBC
Entry fees: From $40. Check the full list of prices here.

14. CSC Run By The Bay – sunset run by Marina Bay’s waters (October)

Image credit: CSC Run By The Bay 2019

If you love sunsets, CSC Run By The Bay, by the Civil Service Club (CSC) is a run you won’t want to miss out on. When the sun goes down, runners will begin their route beside the calm waters of the Marina Reservoir. The 12.8km run is the exact distance of the trail around the reservoir but if you aren’t up for that, there is also a 6km run for adults, and a 1.28km category reserved solely for kids.

Image credit: CSC Run By The Bay 2019

A wide variety of festival activities like yoga by Fitness First and zumba sessions will be available before the start of the run. There will also be a kids corner where children will be entertained by clowns and a bouncy castle.

Race categories: 1.28km, 6km, 12.8, 21.1km
Venue: Marina Reservoir
Date: 12th October 2019
Time: 4.30PM-10PM
Entry fees: From $30. Check the full list of prices here.

15. Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2019 – categories for both kids and adults (December)

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One of the most highly-anticipated marathons of the year is the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Last year, participants travelled from over 100 countries to Singapore just to participate. Anyone from kids to casual running enthusiasts and seasoned athletes will find a category that suits them.

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Stay tuned to their website for more details on the marathon.

Race categories: 600m Kids Dash, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.195km
Venue: TBC
Date: 1st December 2019
Time: TBC
Entry fees: TBC

Marathons in Singapore in 2019

Many of these marathons come with are tons of after-run activities and goodies that you can look forward to after you’ve crossed the finish line. Some of them are also tied to good causes, making them even more worthy of your time and energy.

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