8 Unique Running Events in S’pore for 2019 For Avid Runners

Image: Safari Zoo Run & Run For Hope

With 2019 just around the corner, it’s about time you came up with your new year’s resolution. If one of your 2019 resolutions goes along the lines of completing a marathon or leading a healthier lifestyle, then this blog post is perfect for you.

Here, we put together a list of unique running events in Singapore that you can look forward to in 2019. Whether is it running for a charity of your choice or to clock your annual “Fitness obligation”, here are BeScene’s top eight picks of running events in Singapore 2019:

1) Garang Warrior Ultra 2019

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Image Source: Garang Warrior Ultra

Date: 26 January 2019
Flag-off time: 7am
Start/Finish venue: MacRitchie Reservoir
Registration fee: Solo Garang- $85, Duo Garang- $160 (Check website for early bird rates)

Test your “Garang” level by completing loops between 4km to 100km and beyond.

The titles of “Most Garang Warrior Male and Female Champion” are also up of grabs based on the most number of laps completed in the fastest time.

Click here for more details.

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2) Run for Hope

Image source:  Run For Hope

Date: 17 February 2019
Flag-off time: 7 am
Start/Finish venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Registration fee: 3.5km/10km- $57 (Groups and participants of previous editions are entitled to special rates)

Jointly organised by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), the annual Run for Hope strives to raise awareness and support for cancer research.

Fun fact: $5 from each registration will be donated to NCCS Research Fund’s cancer research programme.

Click here for more details.

3) Safari Zoo Run

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Image Source: Safari Zoo Run

Date: 24 February 2019
Flag-off time: 7am
Start/Finish venue: Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari
Registration fee: from $38 onwards (more info)

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Aimed to empower runners to support wildlife conservation, the event encourages participants to run alongside the different park icons who champions a conservation cause. Ah Meng the Orangutan and Chawang the Elephant (Forests), Canola the Manatee (Clean water), Sunny the Hornbill (Clean air).

Check out the activities at Singapore Zoo over the 2018 end-of-year school holidays!

4) Singapore Cancer Society- TalkMed Relay For Life

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Image source: Singapore Cancer Society-TalkMed Relay For Life

Date: 2- 3 March 2019
Flag-off time: 6pm
Start/Finish venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Registration fee: Individual- $30, Team (≥10 Pax)- $30, Students (Age ≤23)- $25 (Check website for early bird rates)

This 15-hour overnight event aims to remember the people who lost the battle against cancer, inspire participants to fight back, and recognise the caregivers who give time, love, and support to their friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers facing cancer.

The fight for cancer never sleeps until a cure is found.

5) 2XU Compression Run Singapore

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Image source: 2XU Compression Run

Date: 7 April 2019
Flag-off time: 21.1km- 4.30am, 10km- 6.30am, 5km- 8am
Start/Finish venue: F1 Pit Building
Registration fee: 5km- $52, 10km- $60, 21.1km- $70 (Participants of previous editions are entitled to special rates)

This race is for those who aim to achieve beyond expectation. See how far you can push your limits!

Click here for more details.

6) 50 Hours Non-stop Run

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Image Source: Pris Chew

Date: 19 – 21 April 2019
Flag-off time: 9 am
Start/Finish venue: Bedok Reservoir Park
Registration fee: Up to 43km- $24, Up to 64.5km- $34, Up to 86km- $39

This non-competitive event challenges runners by completing laps of between 43km to 86km at their own pace and time during a 50 hour duration.

Maximum effort equals maximum rewards.

Click here for more details.

7) OSIM Sundown Marathon Singapore

Image Source: Official Sundown Marathon Singapore

Date: 19 – 20 May 2019
Flag-off time: TBA
Start/Finish venue: F1 Pit Building
Registration fee: TBA

The annual night race returns for its 12th edition.

Last year’s run attracted more than 25,000 participants to forgo sleep for a change.

Click here for more details.

Looking for more things to do in the middle of the night?

8) STGR Uglow Marathon

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Image Source: The Green Race SG

Date: 15 June 2019
Flag-off time: 42km- 7am, 21km- 7.30am, 10km- 8am
Start/Finish venue: Punggol Waterway Park
Registration fee: 10km- $50, 21km- $70, 42km- $90

A hybrid of road and trail, this running event shows that having fun at Coney Island goes beyond the usual cycling and picnics.

Click here for more details.

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.

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