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First STAR WARS RUN in Singapore Celebrates Together with 15,000 Local and Overseas Fans

by On May 7, 2017

Celebrating 40 years of STAR WARS legacy, STAR WARS fans immersed themselves in great fun and entertainment at the three-day STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival

First STAR WARS RUN in Singapore Celebrates Together with 15,000 Local and Overseas Fans

The STAR WARS extravaganza in Singapore concluded on 6 May, Saturday evening with the STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2017. The sold out thematic night run saw 15,000 local and overseas participants, clearly divided between the Dark and Light sides of the Force at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay.

In celebration of both ‘May the 4th’ and the 40th anniversary since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, the run delighted both amateur and professional runners, as well as STAR WARS fans.

Stunning pyrotechnics fired up the spirits of the runners and lit up the Singapore night sky with a myriad of colours as both the 4.5km and 10km run flagged-off together with Chewbacca, one of the heroes of the Rebellion and Kylo Ren, the dark warrior from the First Order who made their first appearance in Southeast Asia.

First STAR WARS RUN in Singapore Celebrates Together with 15,000 Local and Overseas Fans

Also at the flag-off were Chewbacca (on left platform), one of the heroes of the Rebellion and Kylo Ren (on right platform), the dark warrior from the First Order who made their first appearance in Southeast Asia. Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and Esprimo

10,000 runners took on the 4.5km fun run for the ultimate intergalactic adventure through four decades of STAR WARS legacy while 5,000 seasoned runners challenge their personal best timing at the 10km competitive run which passed through a section of the 4.5km Dark side.

The run concluded at The Meadow, where an entertaining race village was set up with meet and greet sessions with Chewbacca and Kylo Ren, STAR WARS themed activities and an outdoor movie screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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First STAR WARS RUN in Singapore Celebrates Together with 15,000 Local and Overseas Fans

Nearby at Supertree Grove, the Garden Rhapsody: STAR WARS Edition played a fitting homage to the runners who completed their adventure, which then segued into the magical transformation of the iconic Supertrees into SaberTrees, Southeast Asia’s largest lightsaber installation.

The STAR WARS RUN Singapore attracts more than 1,600 overseas participants across from all walks of life, nationality, ages and even fitness level.

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