Green Corridor Run
The ‘Green Corridor’ is an uninterrupted stretch of greenery and woodlands that runs the entire length of Singapore, from the old Tanjong Pagar Rail Station in the south to the border of Malaysia in the north. Once the beginning of a rail network that was planned to extend all the way to Russia, this incredible stretch of ecological and culturally significant land has been re-surfaced to allow the community access to a ‘Green Corridor’ through the city.
|Start Date||March 6, 2016|
|End Date||March 6, 2016|
|Venue||Tanjong Pagar Rail Station|
|Address||30 Keppel Road, S089059|
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As a Singaporean runner, you already know how assertive the government has been about maintaining, creating and nurturing green space, but what you might not know is that the most spectacular long-range project any country has tackled in recent memory is beginning to take shape: the rejuvenation of an area that once hosted the nation’s busiest rail line.
Close your eyes and imagine this with me. You’re hurtling downhill, surefooted like a mountain goat. Rocks, roots, steps, mud, nothing gets in your way. Suddenly the path ahead curves steeply up, beyond your line of sight. You shorten your stride and bump up your cadence, in effect ‘cycling’ up the hill in front of you. All the while, far removed from the concrete, traffic and pollution of the city. Just you, your feet, and the constant rhythm of your own breathing.
Nostalgic heritage sites, lush greenery, historical railroads. Sound like great places for some hiking or historical excursions, don’t they? Yet, you would be surprised to know that these unique places are actually some, and in fact, most of the race routes of last Sunday’s Green Corridor Run 2015! Many of the famous running clubs like The Yellow Fellows and F1 Runners were there too! Decked in blue race singlet, I was there to unlock one of my achievements for 2015—to complete a 10km nature trail run.
After consecutive sold-out successes, The Green Corridor Run 2015 promises to up their game. This year, it will be held in conjunction with Singapore’s World Water Day celebrations with a unique challenge!
Heavy Rain didn’t stop 7,000 runners from tackling the Green Corridor Run yesterday. The race aimed to raise awareness of this little-known stretch of greenery in Singapore.
In a city where it is difficult to find uninterrupted natural spaces, race organiser Groundswell Events is organising the second edition of the Green Corridor Run to raise the profile of this incredible stretch of greenery and woodlands.
When the Old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was closed and shutdown, many people rushed to visit the historic place one last time. When the opportunity came to run through the old rail corridor, many people rushed to sign up as well. On Sunday morning, 6,000 runners participate in Singapore’s first Green Corridor Run, presented by BlackBerry.
In a city where it is difficult to find uninterrupted natural spaces, the Green Corridor Run is the first running race organised to raise the profile of this incredible stretch of greenery and to encourage the community to enjoy and show their support in keeping the area as natural as possible. Happening on 27 January 2013, this run starts at the historic Tanjong Pagar Rail Station and finished at the Bukit Timah Rail Station.
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