Get active this april.
The highlight of April doesn’t just go to the long weekend on Good Friday, but also to a whole host of exciting running events happening on our sunny island! From the take-your-buddy along “Best Friend Run”, to a scenic run around the Singapore Flyer, and even a night trail out at Mandai for those of us up for a little twist of adventure, April’s sports calendar has something for all sports enthusiasts! Plus, remember to make the most of your Good Friday weekend, and schedule an active jaunt somewhere exotic!
Pick of the month: Best Friend Run 2012
If you and your best friend or running buddy are inseparable, this is the event for you! Join as a duo in this event that is all about promoting an active lifestyle and having fun at the same time. Event categories include competitive 5KM and 10KM routes, so you have some flexibility on route choice depending on your current fitness level. There is even a non-competitive 2KM route, so if this is your first running event, this might be the perfect short distance to start with. All participants will receive a goodie bag worth $50, chock full of products from the event’s sponsors.
When: Sunday 8 April 2012; 7.30am to noon
Where: East Coast Park Carpark E2
How much: $25 to $90 depending on category, registration is open
Singapore Flyer Run
Start your Sunday with cool views like this. Photo: STB
This 5KM fun run is part of the Sports Fiesta event series organized by the Singapore Flyer, and celebrates the increasing popularity of fitness events in Singapore. The run starts at the iconic Singapore Flyer, and the circuit takes participants to landmarks like Marina Bay Sands and the Esplanade. Definitely a great way to start a Sunday morning by the Singapore Waterfront!
When: Saturday 14 April 2012; 8am
Where: Singapore Flyer
How much: $34, registration is open
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
This is one for the weekend warriors! Gather up your best buddies for work, and join the 10,000 other racers who have already signed up for this ever-popular event! This corporate race is part of an international series that includes Johannesburg, Shanghai, Sydney, and multiple cities in the United States. Register as a corporate team and build camaraderie breaking a sweat alongside your colleagues. A minimum of 4 runners is required per team. The race features a 5.6KM route that starts at the Esplanade and finishes at the F1 pit building, where you’ll be greeted as heroes by the rest of your colleagues.
When: Thursday 19 April 2012; 6pm
How much: $60 (Register by: 30 March 2012, or until slots fill up)
Singapore Night Trail
Participants getting ready behind the starting line at 2011's Energizer Singapore Night Trail.
The Energizer Singapore Night Trail is back, and this is your chance to take on the trails of Mandai in the dusk with other similarly gutsy and head-lamped racers! For those of us who love having options, this race has three different running categories: 6KM, 12KM and 18KM running distances. The event also features very exciting 1.5KM or 3KM obstacle courses which you can take part as a parent-and-child team. The obstacles include a wall and net climb, a rope climb, a ladder crossing, and a hill run among other challenges. To add to the festive atmosphere of the race, there will also be an on-site carnival with food and games for the whole family. In addition, for every registration, the event organizers will donate $2 to SDSC’s “Live the Dream” fund.
When: Saturday 28 April 201; 3pm to 11pm
Where: Lorong Asrama, Mandai
How much: $30 to $55 depending on category (Register by: 31 March 2012)