If you’re looking to test your mettle in the coming months, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the weekly race round-up where I scour the island of Singapore for the best races available to all budding athletes. In this week’s edition, I’ve included some good ones that are set to be really challenging judging by the distances available to a couple of these runs. So dust off those running shoes and read on to find out more about some of these races.
When: 23rd September 2017
Distance: 10km, 100km, 50km
Let’s take a walk 2017 is hitting our shores on the 23rd of September 2017. This event focuses on participant’s endurance as they go on walks over immense distances like 10km, 50km and 100km. Organized by volunteers from Raleigh Singapore, this walk is set to challenge participants in various mental and physical ways whilst managing to raise a substantial amount of funds for a good course. The name was chosen to nullify the mental edge that deters people because of the challenging distances and give it a more easy-going feel. That being said, if this event has piqued your interest choose a category that you feel your body can handle and just enjoy everything that comes with it. Check out the link above for more details.
When: 15th October 2017
Distance: 10km, 5km
Real run is one of 2 races on this list that aims to push its participants to the peak of their limits. Boasting a brand new route (yet to be revealed), and a new concept, the real run aims to inspire budding athletes to go past their comfort zone and demolish all barriers to be better. This run is being proudly organized by the Home team NS REAL club. The organization was established in October 2005 and has always sought to promote regular exercise and healthy lifestyle amongst members of the public. They also strive to provide as many opportunities as they can for athletes to have platforms for recreational and competitive running. If you feel that you have the mettle to take on this challenge, head on down to the link stated above and sign up now!
Where: Marina Barrage
When: 29th October 2017
Distance: 10km, 21km, 32km
With a huge focal point of this race being “Unlock your best run”, you can just tell that the race categories planned for this event are going to be up with one of the most challenging in local race history. The Newton Challenge 2017 kicks off at the Marina Barrage at the end of October. There is a brand new category this year as they introduce the 10km run to the line up of distances, the other 2 being the 21.1km and the 32km. The Marina barrage also offers up a great new challenge for runners that have had experience with this event in the past and also offers a brand new landscape to view as the participants take part in the run. Do visit their website to register for your distance of choice and lend your support to this wonderful race.