The fifth 2XU Compression Run saw some 20,000 participants gathered bright and early at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, 2 August 2015. The run, which was postponed from March to August in view of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s passing, saw participants in high spirits as they pushed themselves to perform their personal bests.
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While the sky was still at its darkest, participants of the 2XU Compression full marathon had already geared themselves up for a fulfilling day ahead with the roads. At 2.30 a.m. sharp, shuttle bus services were provided to ferry these eager runners to the starting point. The 25000 participants were greeted by a huge row of numbered boards, which set up just a few metres behind the toilets for the baggage deposit point. The long row of portable toilets gave shorter queues prior to the race.
More than 20,000 participants took part in the run, with different distances of 21km, 10km and 5km races. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of National Development, was the Guest-of-Honour who flagged off the runners.
The 2XU Compression Run 2013 taking place 31 March 2013 will kick start the month-long Daffodil Days campaign by the Singapore Cancer Society. Held in April each year, Daffodil Days is a month-long campaign to raise cancer awareness in the community and also funds for those touched by cancer. The 2XU Compression Run raised S$20,000 for Daffodil Days in 2012, and Race Organiser Pink Apple aims to raise this amount together with the growth of the event.
The vibe has significantly progressed from one of being in a state of “warm-up” to that of intense competition and from what we’ve witnessed today, it’s happened at the 2XU Compression Run.
We’ve heard raving reviews about the 2XU Compression Run. And if you’re a fellow runner who’s been a loyal participant, you’d probably agree. Besides the impeccable standards we can all expect, the “cause” element has been introduced this year.