Nobody is disputing the fact that the 2XU Compression Run is one of the most iconic events to hit the Singapore scene. Over the years, there have been landmark finishes, a touch of controversy and in 2012, organisers in concert with 2XU even introduced a gender-specific finisher tee!
Pioneering is a great way to think about this event, which is why 2XU Compression Run 2020 is expected to break new ground. You’re going to want to be part of it.
A Proud Pedigree
When triathlete Jamie Hunt decided to do more than just compete, he turned his attention to the conundrum of performance fabrics. Not satisfied with the way his running togs felt or performed, he launched 2XU with two powerhouse business partners: Australian retail guru Clyde Davenport and Aussie marketing specialist Aidan Clarke in 2005.
This trio of dynamos committed to using state-of-the-art scientific research to determine how these clothes would be designed and manufactured and their dedication to that mission never waivered.
Now synonymous with quality and style and sold in 70 countries around the world, 2XU has added star power with a fourth member of the partnership: financial backer Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH).
These days, 2XU is the brand Olympians, U.S. Navy Seals, NBA and NFL team members prefer—reason enough to wind up on the shopping lists of top drawer Singapore athletes.
Why Compression Garments?
Physiotherapy professionals see their fair share of running injuries every day of the week, so when compression garments entered the marketplace, many of them were skeptical.
But it didn’t take long for them to realise that these togs served a big purpose: increasing blood and lymphatic flow to limbs, improving performance and endurance and even cutting short recovery time.
“Studies do exist in which an increase in oxygen uptake to the working muscles, a reduction in blood lactate levels and improved warm ups have all been seen when compression wear is worn post exercise,” say professionals at PhysioRoom.com, who also applaud the fabric wicking, warmth and freedom of movement benefits.
In sum, these garments are more than just tight-fitting separates and caring for these separates is a breeze.
A Crowded Compression Clothing Field!
Shop for compression wear and you will run into familiar brand names because just about every athletic garment company on the planet has jumped on this bandwagon.
Included in the mix are Nike, Brooks, Under Armour, ASICS, Adidas and a number of smaller manufacturers whose names and reputations aren’t as well known but that doesn’t mean they don’t give 2XU plenty of competition.
But for serious athletes who rely upon companies that have been industry leaders within a niche like compression clothing, there is no contest when shoppers are given a choice between 2XU and competitors.
This brand remains the choice of runners worldwide who love seeing that logo on garments because they know they’re wearing quality clothing that delivers on health and welfare benefits in addition to being stylish.
The 2XU Compression Run
Thinking seriously about joining 2XU Compression Run 2020? You’ll be in great company. A quick review of past editions are likely to add to your incentive, and if you review our entertaining article, “Why You Will Always Sign Up for the 2XU Compression Run”, you may not need much more encouragement.
Go back further than 2018 for more history since this event has been the most high-profile Singapore running event since 2011.
Expect to “run into” many of the former winners of previous 2XU Compression Runs—and you could even encounter 2XU Compression Run winners from other nations on the Pacific Rim since this event isn’t exclusive to Singapore and is held in Malaysia and Indonesia, too.
For the first time, the 2XU Compression Run is expanding across borders, introducing its Asia Series 2020 – a race designed with three unique experiences in three different countries – Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. The international races will take place on 21 June 2020 in Indonesia and 19 July 2020 in Malaysia.
Runners who complete all three runs will receive a limited edition 2XU Conqueror Medal from each race that fits together to form one overall medal.
Expect to choose from these distances with appropriate cut-off times: 21.1km (4 hours), 10km (2.5 hours) or 5km (1.5 hours).
Why You and Your Mates Should Be Part of the 2020 2XU Compression Run
Take the word of Commonwealth Champion powerlifter Dominic Cadden: Don’t run alone. He compares running races to blowing out birthday cake candles: “You could do it alone, but you tend to get a lot more out of the experience when you do it with a group.”
As soon as registration is open for the 2XU Compression Run Singapore 2020, get your pals to commit to this run and every one of you will benefit in the following four ways:
- Running in a group keeps you honest, says Cadden. It’s harder to slack off because other people are depending upon you to keep them motivated and you will push harder because you’re motivated by the runners surrounding you, too.
- Cadden believes that running in a group sets up a quasi-competition, even if you’re not aware of one. As a rule, all participants improve their performance because it’s easy to pick up tips from others on the fly and having friends you want to emulate can boost your confidence while letting you accept the help of others more easily.
- There is safety in numbers. If you get in trouble during an event, don’t you want people you trust to have your back? Your own judgment may be impaired for any number of reasons, but your friends run with you all the time and can help you stay focused, adds Cadden.
- You run with people who care about you. If negative thoughts crowd your brain and you’re ready to give up long before you reach the finish line, a few words of encouragement may be all it takes to keep you in the race. Conversely, you’ll be in a position to return the favour if one of your buddies is thinking of quitting.
When late breaking news with all of the changes in works for the 2020 2XU Compression Run breaks, how long will it take you to round up your posse and sign up for this iconic Singapore running event?
About 2XU Compression Run Singapore 2020
When is the 2XU Compression Run 2020?
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, 2XU Compression Run Singapore 2020 will be postponed to second half of year 2020. This year marks the tenth edition of the run held in Singapore.
What's new in 2XU Compression Run 2020?
Kicking things off in January 2020, interested runners are encouraged to take part in the #HumanPerformanceMultiplied challenge – designed to enhance strength and endurance through workout sessions and training workshops. Staying true to the brand’s tagline, participants at the #HumanPerformanceMultiplied challenge will be put to the test in a joint effort to clock a grand total of 2,100km in distance. Participants can also expect fitness and workout sessions such as HIIT, kickboxing and spin classes.
What is the 2XU Compression Run Asia Series 2020?
For the first time, the 2XU Compression Run is expanding across borders, introducing its Asia Series 2020 – a race designed with three unique experiences in three different countries – Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Runners who complete all three runs will receive a limited edition 2XU Conqueror Medal from each race that fits together to form one overall medal.
Who is the organiser for 2XU Compression Run 2020?
Pink Apple Pte Ltd has the direct ownership for 2XU Compression Run 2020, in its newly inked partnership with 2XU to plan and execute the event, enhancing the race experience for all runners.