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Why You Must Join The Singapore Runners Convention 2016

by On Dec 29, 2015
Why You Must Join The Singapore Runners Convention 2016

Tap into the collective expertise, energy, and excitement of elite, internationally acclaimed athletes. Attend workshops being held by international experts on athletic health and training. Enjoy the camaraderie of your mates, and participate in the achievement of an excellent athletic goal. Sweat with the best of them while racing around the MacRitchie Reservoir, located within the tropical rainforest of Singapore's Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

If you love running, these are just a few of the many good reasons why you must join the Singapore Runners Convention. The exciting, action-packed schedule of events for the 2016 Singapore Runners Convention is offering all of this to you, and more.

The History of The Singapore Runners Convention

Inaugurated in 2015, the Runners Convention was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Brought together by the TrainLiveCompete (TLC) Committee, it was the largest inaugural Runners Convention in Southeast Asia. Providing athletic education and training to the global running community, that highly successful event brought together a spectacular assembly of international top runners and running enthusiasts of all expertise levels.

Among the elite, international runners participating were local top runner Mok Ying Ren, Team Northface 5 - time Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) Winner Lizzy Hawker, and Team Salomon's Rick Lightfoot, International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Trail World Championships Winner.

Organisers of the 4 Deserts Race Series "Racing The Planet" and Vietnam Marathon also made an appearance at the 2015 Singapore Runners Convention. The focus of the many popular workshops conducted by international experts included Cross Core 180, Preventing Sports Injuries, Sports Taping, Yoga, and much more.

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2016 Action-Packed Schedule Of Events

Calling all running enthusiasts, trainers, coaches, race organisers, and sports brand distributors, this 2nd edition of the Runners Convention promises to be even more spectacular than the inauguration. To be held on the weekend of 16 and 17 January, the 2016 Singapore Runners Convention will take place at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability (next to Jurong East IMM) on Saturday. The race around MacRitchie Reservoir, featuring the elite, internationally famous runners, is open to all and will take place on Sunday.

Why You Must Join The Singapore Runners Convention 2016

Enlightening Workshops on Saturday, 16 January

Saturday workshops will be conducted by international top runners, trainers, and athletic health and fitness experts. Among the star-studded crew of elites participating in the 2016 Singapore Runners Conventions will be the following famous professionals:

  • Choo Ling Er - 2015 Ironman Kona World Championship Age Group Winner
  • Scott Hawker - 1st Runner-Up for TNF Lavaredo
  • Stone Tseng - Placed 10th on the Ultra-Trail World Tour
  • Mr Michol Dalcourt - Founder of ViPR and Institute of Motion
  • Dr Tan Swee Yaw - Singapore National Heart Centre

Why You Must Join The Singapore Runners Convention 2016

The workshops will focus on a range of interesting topics, including Heart Specialisation, Cycling, Gait Analysis, Functional Training, Nerve and Spine, Pilates and Yoga, Gears, and much more.

Race Around The MacRitchie Reservoir On Sunday, 17 January

A popular 12-hectare nature lover's haven, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a gateway to Singapore's Central Catchment Nature Reserve. A network of hiking trails ring the reservoir and is enjoyed year round by fans of nature and sports enthusiasts alike. Offering an exceptional bird's-eye view of this stunning tropical rainforest, a 250-metre aerial free-standing suspension bridge, known as The Treetop Walks, spans the two highest points within the park. There is also an excellent canoe shed and a newly improved pontoon for kayakers to liven up the fun out on the water.

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Why You Must Join The Singapore Runners Convention 2016

The Sunday race events for the 2016 Singapore Runners Convention offer something for participants of every skill level, ages 13 years or older, including:

Mix Fun Run Race - 5.5km. Any gender is welcome, but participants must be 13 years of age or older.

Mix Relay Race - 3 x 10.5km, with prizes of up to $1,050 - 1st, $750 - 2nd, and $300 - 3rd. Two categories are listed, one for females, 18 years of age to 70 years, and one for males, 18 years of age to 70 years.

Mix Open Race - 31.5km, with prizes of $400 - 1st, $300 - 2nd, and $150 - 3rd. Any gender is welcome, but participants must be within the range of 18 years of age to 41 years.

Mixed Veteran Race - 31.5km, with prizes of $400 - 1st, $300 - 2nd, and $150 - 3rd. Any gender is welcome, but participants must be 42 years of age or older.

Medals will be presented by the organisers to all finishers of the 5.5km and 31.5km races, and great promotional tee-shirts and sports-themed gifts will be provided by famous brand-name corporate sponsors. Cool door prizes will also take place throughout the entire Runners Convention.

Move This Dream Onto The Track

With all this action-packed excitement coming up soon, you need to get moving. Sign up for the 2016 Singapore Runners Convention today, and move one more of your easily attainable dreams onto the track.

As elite Ironman Triathlete Choo Ling Er declares about dreams, "(They) will only be dreams if you don’t act on them! As long as you act on your dreams, results will flow!"

Aidan is the Editor-in-chief of RunSociety. As a health improvement hacker and explorer, he oversees RunSociety’s Creativity Channel, spanning a wide range of inspirational and enriching topics daily to the running community. Get in touch with him if you have any fresh ideas!

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