It is undeniable that running alone has many benefits. But, sometimes we do get bored of running alone and we crave for social interactions while indulging in our favourite activity. With such a vibrant running community in Singapore, you’ll have a blast running together with other running enthusiasts.
Here are 5 free running sessions in Singapore you may not have heard before, and they are free and open for everyone.
Every Saturday, parkrun organises free 5km timed runs around the world. Open for everyone, these runs usually take place in pleasant parks surroundings. In Singapore, there are 2 parkrun events: East Coast Park parkrun and West Coast Park parkrun. Both events start at 7:30 a.m. every Saturday.
Runners are required to register only once before their first run, and they can turn up at any parkrun anywhere in the world. On the day of the run, runners need to present a printed copy of their barcode in order to receive the result of the run. At the end of each run, grab a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow parkrun runners.
The weekly i-Run running sessions are open for everyone from all fitness level, no matter if you’re training towards a marathon or simply getting started in running. i-Run sessions are usually held in the evening at Labrador Park and UOB Plaza (Singapore River Promenade). i-Run occasionally conducts running clinics on techniques and injury prevention as well. All running sessions and clinics are free of charge and led by professional trainers.
U Sports Runs
U Sports Runs are bi-weekly running sessions held at Velocity, One Marina Boulevard and Downtown East. Registration is free and open for everyone, regardless whether they’re union members or not. NTUC members, however, will receive attractive perks and benefits if they attend enough running sessions as specified by U Sports.
The runs are led by seasoned runners who are able to provide guidance and essential training tips to improve your running efficiency. Information about schedules and programs are available at U Sports Runs Facebook Group.
The Superfit.Community (Run) is a weekly workout session conducted by professional Superfit coaches and is suitable for all fitness levels. It comprises of structured lesson plans, including Superfit Agility, Superfit Strength and Superfit Functional Movements to help you begin your fitness regime, prepare for a race or achieve your fitness goals.
Superfit.Community (Run) is part of Experience Sports FIT-Session, which offers free daily workout sessions such as Zumba, Boot Camp, Cardio Blast and Yoga, at Singapore Sports Hub.
To encourage people to live an active life, Health Promotion Board (HPB) has a long list of activities that everyone can join for free. HPB Events consist of different kinds of exercises, including running sessions, yoga, fitness boot camp, HIIT, Zumba and other activities. There is a free workout every single day!
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