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Runners League 2017: Form Your Alliance

by On Apr 12, 2017

Form your alliance and represent the zone of your choice. Compete with other zones to emerge as the ultimate champion zone!

Runners League 2017 Singapore

Runners League 2017 is a series of four races held on four different dates and four different zones in Singapore.

The first race will kick off in the North zone on 10 June 2017, at Coney Island.

Race Details

Two categories are offered in Runners League 2017 - the 5km fun run and the 10km competitive run.

Only participants in the 10km competitive run will have their race timings recorded.

The cut-off times for the 5km and 10km run are 2 hours and 3 hours respectively.

Participants have to be at least 14 years old to join the 10km competitive run while a minimum age of 5 years old applies for the 5km fun run.

1st Leg: Where Friendships Are Forged

Runners League 2017 Leg: 01, The Beginning

The first leg in the Runners League will be held on 10 June 2017 in the North region of Singapore at Coney Island.

Coney Island is a relatively new attraction that opened its doors to the public less than 2 years ago. It is located on an actual island off Punggol, in the most north-eastern part of Singapore.

Be prepared to take in the beauty of the natural island surroundings and immerse yourself in the flora and fauna as you breeze through the trails and roads. Of course, don’t forget to forge friendships with your alliances!

2nd Leg: Reinforcing Friendships

Runners League East — Leg 02: The Ties That Bind

Following the North region, the Runners League will move on to its second zone in the East region of Singapore, at the Gardens by the Bay on 26 August 2017.

Runners can look forward to take in Singapore’s iconic views of the Gardens by the Bay, Marina Barrage, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer.

3rd Leg: An Alliance of Runners, A Family of Runners

Runners League South/Central — Leg 03: It's A Family Affair

The third leg of the Runners League 2017 will happen on 7 October 2017 in the South/Central zone of Singapore, at the Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa.

Renowned as one of Singapore’s favourite leisure destination, Sentosa will be a great location to bond once again with alliances who you can now call family.

4th Leg: The Final Showdown

Runners League West — Leg 04: The Mysterious End

The Runners League will conclude its final leg in the West of Singapore, with the location remaining a mystery to inject suspense for running enthusiasts.

Clues will be introduced as the final leg approaches but from what we know now, it will be a new route that many will be pleased to be introduced to.

The location will be disclosed one month before the race.

How It Works

Timings of the top 100 10km runners (men and women) from each zone will be computed and summed up at the end of each race. The zone with the shortest combined time will be crowned the winner for that leg.

Runners from all four legs will gather at the final leg of Runners League 2017, where the champion zone will be announced. Runners from the champion zone will receive an additional mystery gift.

Race Registration

Participants can register for individual legs or opt for the Runners League package (all four legs). Those who sign up for the Runners League package will be entitled to an exclusive Runners League jacket.

Early bird registration is ongoing now till 26 April 2017. Runners can enjoy special rates of $40 (5km) and $50 (10km) when they register for the individual legs. Early bird rates of $140 (5km) and $180 (10km) will be extended to those who sign up for the Runners League package.

Participant’s Entitlements

Runners League 2017: Form Your Alliance

All race participants will be offered entitlements including an event singlet, race bib and a finisher medal. 10km participants will receive additional perks such as a finisher polo tee and timing chip.

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress; working together is success. Register now to form your alliance with people who share the same passion for running!

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Yun Jie is a competitive athlete and coach who is actively involved in various sports at community and international levels. Through editorial writing, she hopes to positively influence and educate readers with her expertise and experience in high sports performance.

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