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Which Upcoming Singapore Run is a Perfect Match for You?

by On Oct 28, 2016

Are you perpetually confused about which Singapore running events are your best bets? We’ve picked 11 to match myriad personalities and listed them by date, so kiss your confusion goodbye!

Which Upcoming Singapore Run is a Perfect Match for You?

The Singapore running season runs year-round, and aren't you glad that you don't live in Siberia, Canada or Iceland? Pre-planning is the key to successful scheduling and we've figured out how to match you up with upcoming runs: our personality-based matching scheme pairs you with 11 popular events on the horizon.

Our advice? Sign up now! Who knows how many like-minded people you'll run into at the after party?

1. The Zouk Run

The Zouk Run 2016

Date: 5th November 2016
Theme: Show off your moves before the club moves!

Is This Race for You?

Your favourite way to burn calories and stay toned is by dancing the night away at one of Singapore's legendary nightspots, Zouk. Now, you can pay tribute to the iconic club, run just 3km and party all night to celebrate Zouk's new home after 25 years at its current location. Pick a meme: Podium Queen, Mambo King, Shuffler or Musichead and assume that alter ego all night long!

2. Race Against Hunger

Race Against Hunger 2016

Date: 19th November 2016
Theme: Never forget the 1-in-9 people on earth who haven't enough food to live healthy, active lives.

Is This Race for You?

Have you experienced hunger or do you know people who don't get enough to eat? Work to change the world by competing in this important running event. Bring the family, because this cause is important for all ages, thus there are both competitive and non-competitive options for everyone who wants to run.

3. Swissôtel Vertical Marathon

Swissôtel Vertical Marathon

Date: 20th November 2016
Theme: Asia's Most Exhilarating Vertical Race

Is This Race for You?

Suffer from fear of heights? This race has your name written all over it because once you commit, you'll have to fight your way through about 2200 participants to get back down. By then, that fear may vanish. On the other hand, if you long to break up your road and trail routines, this is as close to heaven as you can get. It's also the perfect place to propose marriage if that's also something you fear!

4. The North Face 100

The North Face 100

Date: 26th November 2016
Theme: "Break all boundaries; Never stop exploring"

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Is This Race for You?

Running around the MacRitchie Reservoir is a rite of passage for any Singapore-based runner, so if you’ve yet to do this, you won't want to miss this trail run. Test your endurance and mettle by undertaking either the 100km duo open or the 50km solo category and once you're confident that you can achieve this goal, pick out a place for your Finisher's Medal.

5. One-north Run

One-north Run

Date: 27th November 2016
Theme: Run Once; Help Many

Is This Race for You?

It is if you have a kind heart but little time to spare, this community-wide effort benefits multiple charities, including the Singapore Children's Society, Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore and the Asian Women's Welfare Association. Need extra attention after completing your race? Look for the Human Fly Wall at the post-run festival and grab a selfie to commemorate your selflessness.

6. Run for Light

Run for Light

Date: 14th January 2017
Theme: Experience the Journey of the Unfortunate

Is This Race for You?

Do you sometimes take your eyesight for granted? Give thanks for this important sense by contributing your eyes, feet and stamina to a race that not only showcases the importance of healthy eyes, but rewards you with lush landscapes that pass before your eyes along the run route. Pick the 10km individual or 5km fun run. Alternately, walk in the shoes of those you're helping by participating in the 1km blindfold walk.

7. Race the Dead 3

Race the Dead 3

Photo Credit: Jeremy Liu Photography

Date: 14th January 2017
Theme: Survive the Night

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Is This Race for You?

If you've refused to train so rigorously, zombies can outrun you, it's time for a change. The Race the Dead survival challenge forces you to you use your wits and legs to out-race and out-distance yourself from those who clawed their way to the surface for the sole purpose of dragging you into the abyss. Bring your best survival skills and arrive after dark. We'd tell you more, but we might have to kill you!

8. Marina Run

Marina Run

Date: 25th February 2017
Theme: There's a Run Category for Everyone Under the Sun

Is This Race for You?

Do you require diversion to entertain you when you run? Sign up for the Marina Run. It's popular with people of all ages and running stages and you'll journey from lush waterfront communities over the Marina Barrage, so you couldn't get bored if you tried. There's a 5km fun run, 10km competitive event, 21km solo race or grab three buddies and run either the 10km or 21km distance as a team.

9. Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox Run

Date: 26th February 2017
Theme: "Even if I don't finish, others must continue without me."

Is This Race for You?

It is if you've been impacted by cancer and love having a hero like Terry Fox inspire you to run for this cause. This non-competitive event is a true celebration of life, so no matter what your life story happens to be, you'll fit right in. Despite the fact that cancer research activist and humanitarian Terry Fox lost his life at an early age from the disease, he continues to motivate people around the world. This is the best way we know to give thanks for your good health!

10. OSIM Sundown Marathon

OSIM Sundown Marathon

Date: 25th March 2017
Theme: It's Our 10th Anniversary and "Sleep can wait!"

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Is This Race for You?

Are you a zombie, vampire or a member of the walking dead who can't resist a night run when all of your senses are turned up full throttle? Wait until sundown to show up for a celebratory romp that attracts the happiest tribe of night creatures annually. This charitable run even helps those less fortunate, so dig up your fiercest running outfit and come run with fellow guys and ghouls!

11. 2XU Compression Run

2XU Compression Run
Date: 2nd April 2017
Theme: "Let Your Heart Set the Pace"

Is This Race for You?

Have you got the biggest heart on the planet? Do your friends applaud you every time to do a good deed, yet you're insanely modest about taking credit for your generosity of spirit? Find out how it feels to run your heart out at this annual event and you’ll not only boost your personal heart health, but you’ll feel great about helping the charity that's driving the 2XU Compression Run, too.

Have you discovered a Singapore race that ideally suits your unique personality? Can you tell us what that event is and why it matches your personality so well?

A health enthusiast, Charlotte creates beautiful content with the knowledge that she actively seeks in healthy living and clean eating. A former lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic (TP), where she passes on her skills in her profession, she is also the co-founder of this amazing running magazine.

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