The first quarter of 2016 may have passed, but it’s still not too late to finish those New Year resolutions! From themed family-oriented jogs to challenging runs with obstacles, these fun and alternative runs will help get you off your couch. Do look out for Puma’s Night Run and don’t you forget the upcoming 23rd April’s Music Run by AIA & Spotify we mentioned before! Here is our consolidated list of the top 7 fun & interesting runs you must join in 2016!
1. SNOOPY RUN
Probably the most adorable run of the year! Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the gang are in town for an inaugural run! A giant Snoopy mascot will be featured for the first time in Singapore. Run with your friends, enjoy great photo opportunities and receive a runner pack of unique gifts. Visit Lucy’s iconic lemonade/ advice stand and do not miss the fantastic race prizes.
Date: 24th April 2016, 7:15am
Location: Singapore Sports Hub
Entry fees: Entry level pack S$52, Runner pack S$68
Runner’s entitlements: Entry level pack consists of Snoopy run t-shirt, Peanuts Gang number tag, fun Beagle nose and Snoopy run medal. Runner pack consists of Snoopy run t-shirt, Peanuts Gang number tag, fun Beagle nose, postcard collection, Linus’s famous blue towel, Charlie Brown iconic bag and Snoopy run medal.
Prizes to be won: Food vouchers, sports-related products, electrical gadgets and Snoopy merchandise
2. GARANG WARRIOR ULTRA
Run endlessly for 12 hours? To determine your Garang Warrior level, finish off as many 5km loops as possible from 7am to 7pm. This is a true test of strength and endurance on a difficult running terrain.
Garang Warrior Ultra
Date: 1st May 2016, 7:00am
Location: MacRitchie Reservoir
Distance: Most 5km loops till 7pm
Entry fees: Solo S$80, Double S$150
Runner’s entitlement(s): Garang Warrior Singlet at S$15, Garang Warrior Ultra Finisher Pack with finisher’s t-shirt and medal at S$35 and, discounts on household brands and INOV8 products at selected shopping malls
3. DIAMOND DASH
Run for a chance to win a 1.50 carat diamond! This vertical challenge is a virtual game in reality. Three diamonds are up for grabs and no one is taking it lightly! Celebrate love and take your love to the next level. We won’t be surprised to see many men and couples at this race in the hopes of scoring the diamond ring.
Date: 7th & 8th May 2016, 9:00am
Location: klapsons, the Boutique Hotel
Distance: From the ground floor to the 17th floor and back
Entry fees: Early bird S$29.50, Normal S$39.50
Runner’s entitlements: Single’s tee or couple’s tee, men or women’s shorts, race belt, tote bag, finisher’s medal and race bib
Prizes to be won: Diamonds from Ilya Diamons, and staycation at klapsons, the Boutique Hotel
4. SPARTAN RACE
Love to test your strength? Spartan Race is the world’s best obstacle course race, designed to push your limits and challenge your endurance. Racers who complete all 3 Spartan distances (Sprint, Super, and Beast) in one calendar year earn their Trifecta. Races anywhere in the world count towards this international honour.
Date: 7th May 2016, 6:00am
Distance: 2+km, 5+km and 13+km with obstacles
Entry fees: Junior S$38 – S$48, Individual S$88 – S$188, Individual elite S$168 – S$208
Runner’s entitlements: Race shirt, finisher medal, chip timing, free photos and beer
Prizes: Cash prizes up to S$1000 and trophies for Elite male and female, Masters male and female, and biggest team trophy with private branded tent
5. BUBBLE GLOW 5K
Asia’s inaugural 5km fun run is catered to all age groups. With the scenic Gardens by the Bay as the route, participants have the freedom to walk, jog or run while experiencing glowing UV bubbles.
The night does not end when you reach the finishing line. Be wowed with performances by Singapore’s top talents – MI Capella & Drummer DJ Chow as a great music carnival awaits for you. There will also be yummy treats and fringe activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the night!
Bubble Glow 5K
Date: 21st May 2016, 6:00pm
Location: Gardens by the Bay
Entry fees: Kids (below 12yrs) S$45, Adults S$65
Runner’s entitlements: Newline race shirt, waterproof phone pouch, race bag, LED surprise accessory, face tattoo and uv face paint and, Newline and Horleys cash vouchers
6. WILD INFLATABLE RUN
Almost like the Bounce Off Inflatable Run 2016 in early March, Wild Inflatable Run is going to be bigger and wilder! It is a treat for adults to reminisce the good ol’ days in bouncy castles. Subscribe at their site to stay tuned for the latest information.
Wild Inflatable Run
Date: 5th Nov 2016
Location: Sentosa island
7. BANANA RELAY
2016 will be the 9th edition of the Banana Relay, an event which aims to promote friendship, teamwork & bonding, regardless of speed, height or gender. Subscribe at their site to stay tuned for latest information.
Distance: Approximately 24km by a team of 3
Always thought that running was boring and dreary? With these 7 fun and interesting runs, that’s far from the truth. Go on, get your shoes ready and start training!
(Header image credit: Bubble Glow 5K, words by editor)
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