PUMA Night Run Singapore 2016 Race Report: Explore the Less Trodden Part of Singapore
Close to 6,000 runners took flight with PUMA in the third instalment of PUMA Night Run Singapore held on 27 August 2016 at the JTC Seletar Aerospace Park.
PUMA Night Run Singapore 2016 successfully proceeded and concluded on 27 August 2016 despite several haze warnings which almost led to an event cancellation.
Close to 6,000 runners took to the road at JTC Seletar Aerospace Park, conquering race distances of either 6km or 12km.
Not Another Traditional Cityscape Run
Participants of the PUMA Night Run Singapore 2016 were treated to a brand new race route encircling the JTC Seletar Aerospace Park. The unique location provided exposure to the sights and sounds of well-preserved black and white colonial houses, complemented by occasional take offs and landings of private jets.
This refreshing change offered a different ambience and experience than that of the traditional cityscape runs in previous editions. It was a one-of-a-kind run that allowed runners to explore the serene landscape of a less trodden part of Singapore.
Apart from 98.7FM celebrity DJ Duo, Sonia Chew and Joakim Gomez who were electrifying the crowd onstage, joining in the runners on this special occasion were also local celebrities, Sheila Sim, Dawn Yeoh, Elvin Ng, Shane Pow, Chan Ning, Jia Fa, Nick Teo, Michelle Wong, Edwin Goh, Xu Bin, Aloysius Pang.
Interactive activities such as body painting and photo booths were also available at the race village, injecting colour and fun to the race atmosphere.
Mr Nimesh Gurung clinched the podium finish for the Men’s 12km category with a timing of 0:41:42 while local athlete, Ms Neo Hoon Suan emerged victorious in the Women’s 12km category with a timing of 0:50:43.
Mr Tomasz Siemiatkowski sealed the top place in the Men’s 6km category with a remarkable time of 0:21:34 seconds while Ms Chua Khai Leng dominated the Women’s 6km category with a winning time of 0:25:03 seconds.
As winners of the 12km category, Mr Nimesh Gurung and Ms Neo Hoon Suan each took home attractive prizes consisting of SG$2000 PUMA vouchers, a one-year True Fitness membership and a weekend with Jeep. On the other hand, Mr Tomasz Siemiatkowski and Ms Chua Khai Leng, winners of the 6km category, each went home with SG$1000 PUMA vouchers, a one-year True Fitness membership and a PUMA timepiece.
Putting race fatigue aside, participants were hyped up by the post-race activities at the PUMA race village in JTC Seletar Aerospace Park.
Electronic quartet Disco Hue re-energized the crowd with electro-melodic dance music that got everyone grooving while ShiGGaShay and DJ Nash ripped the beats and lines, bringing the festivities to an all-time high.
Adding on to the excitement was a lucky draw that gave out attractive prizes including Jeep weekend drives, True Fitness membership, Klipsch headphone, PUMA hamper worth SG$500, and a pair of return tickets on Turkish Airlines to any destination in Europe.
Mr. Gabriel Yap, Head of Marketing PUMA Southeast Asia commented,
“With our Running and Training categories growing from strength to strength, PUMA is thrilled to be back for the third year with an exceptional PUMA Night Run Singapore. Running is a personal journey to overcome individual barriers but it doesn’t have to be alone. It was great to see the participants challenging themselves while having great fun too!”
“With the exceeding success of today’s PUMA Night Run, we are already looking forward to a more exciting race next year!”
Stay tuned with RunSociety as we bring you the latest news and updates on the PUMA Night Run 2017!