Manic over Marathons

Posted on 10 Mar, 2012 | Play Magazine

Have you ever wondered if you can go for a marathon run?

Various marathons are happening all over Singapore. Each year, the calendar is filled with an average of four to five in a month with the highest number of races bunching up in the last two quarters of the year.  While most races begin and end in the East Coast, several organisers are venturing out to new areas like Mandai in the west.  
While competitive runners have different motivations why they keep running, all agree that the habit is a wonderful way of experiencing the heartlands with an added twist of being in the streets and byways at break neck speed. A terrific way of getting re-acquainted with nature, says first time marathon runner Thomas Yu from Ang Mo Kio. “With each stride, I discover corners of Singapore.
For the newbies, don’t forget to assess your level of commitment, health concerns and running experience. And you are ready to go. Here is a list of where your running shoes will be for the next 3 months.

March 2012


Organiser / Marathon

Distance / Type of Runner

March 28


Run & Raisin’ 2012

On its second year this charity run is aimed to raise funds ($225,000 )  to meet the needs of 400 children and families under the care of Touch Young Arrows organization

Carnival event at East Coast park on March 31

Registration is until March 18.

NC: 5 km, open to all ages

C: 10 km , open to 12 years and above

S&F: East Coast Park


April 2012

April 01

New Moon MetaSprint Series – Duathlon

Phone: +(65) 6838 0873



MetaSprint Series Registration is ongoing.

               Run - Bike  - Run

Sprint    3km-18km-3km

Mini       1.5km-12km-1.5km , both men & women

Youth    1.5km-12km-1.5km, both girls & boys

Kids       500m-6km-500m, both girls & boys

S&F: Sengkang West

2XU Compression Run 2012

Registration is until March 09

Men and Women 15km  and 10km

S: city area - TBA

F: Nicoll Highway

MR25 5K Time Trial

MR25 is a running club that run within the MacRitchie Reservoir. It holds race series every two months over progressively long distances throughout the year (10 to 35km)

Running with the members is an ideal way to prepare for marathons.


5pm to 6pm, 5km

Zigzag Bridg, MacRitchie Reservoir


To be a MR25 member, one has to do a 5km time trial (4.6km for ladies) below 25 minutes, on a Cross-Country course. Time trials are held every even month.


April 08

Best Friend Run 2012


Registration is until March 11.

7:30am to 12pm


Individual C 5km and 10km

Buddy run C 5km and 10km

Individual NC 2km

Family fun run NC 2km

S&F: East Coast Park (CPE2)

April 14


Singapore Flyer 5km Run

Registration is until  March 04.

8am to 3:30pm, 5km



April 19


J.P. Morgan Corporate Chase Challenge 2012


An annual event for the past 9 years

with an expected turn out of 10,000 runners

Race has a facility for corporate hospitality entertainment  targeting corporate runners

Registration is until March 30.

6pm,  5.6 km


S: Esplanade

F: F1 pit Building

April 22, Earth Day


Run 350 2012


Registration is until Feb 29.

5:30am to 11am


C: Men & Women, 21km half marathon

C : Men & Women, 10km

NC/ fun run: 350 m kids 4 to 6 years old

                    350 m kids 7 to 9 years old

S&F: The Float @ Marina Bay

April 28


Energizer Singapore Night Trail Race 2012

a race with a complex obstacle course to further test your endurance and strength


Registration is until March 31.

S&F: Lorong Asrama, Mandai

(opposite Mandai Lake road)

Nearest MRT is Woodlands C: 6km Men and Women 


C: 12 km Men and Women 

C: 18 km Men and Women 

1.5km obstacle race – parent & child team

3km obstacle race – open

3km obstacle race - parent & child team


May 2012

May 01

SIS Age Group Run 2012 – Series 1

Organised by Science in Sport, the race cut into two series.

Registration is until April 30.

Minimum age requirement is 14 years old as of May 01.


10km & 15 km

Wave1 : below 19 yrs old

Wave2 : 19 – 28 yrs old

Wave3: 29-38 yrs old

Wave4: 39-48 yrs old

Wave5: 49-58 yrs old



May 06


New Moon MetaSprint Series – Triathlon

Call (65) 6838 0873


Registration is ongoing.


Triathlon relay teams can be made up of two or three members.

Compete in swim-bike-run race.

MR25 Progressive Series Race #2 – 15km

7am to 9am

MacRitchie Reservoir Amenities Centre

May 20


Cold Storage Kids Run 2012

organised by Enterprise Sports Group and sponsored by Cold Storage

The only kids-only running event in Singapore.

Discounted registration is until March 26.


Yellow Dash – 1.6km + Challenge, 11 & 12 yrs old

Puple Dash – 1.6km , 11 & 12 yrs old

Red Dash – 1.6km, 9 & 10 yrs old

Blue Dash – 800m, 7 & 8 yrs old


May 26


   Sundown Marathon 2012

Participants must be 18 yrs old by May 26. Open to both men & women.

Individual :42.195 km, 21 km, 10km

Group : Minimum 15 participants


TBA = To be announced                 C = competitive           NC = non competitive                                                                     S&F = start and finish 

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