The launch of the 2019 Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR) saw a great turnout on 13 June at Guoco Tower, with close to 1,000 coming forward and committing to the Run on 3 November.
In conjunction with ‘Plan Like A Woman, Plan For the Long Run’ a campaign focusing on helping women with their physical and fiscal wellness by Great Eastern, this year’s GEWR will also see the introduction of the first nationwide Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) for women.
The IPPT will be held on 24 August at the Singapore Sports Hub and will give all women the opportunity to understand their current fitness levels and serve as a reminder to take proactive steps to build a strong and healthy body for the long run.
In the lead up to the IPPT and GEWR, Great Eastern has commissioned these three fitness trainers to curate a series of exercises aimed at strengthening the female body. They will be conducting more sessions at various locations in the lead up to the IPPT and GEWR from July.
This year GEWR will expand on recognising more local athletes with the Elite 21.1km Half Marathon category.
For the first time, the top 10 elite runners in this category will receive cash prizes and a medal on the podium, compared to just recognising the top three runners.