Last year, after decades of sitting on the sidelines, I finally took the plunge and laced up my shoes for my first run – The Straits Times Run.
It was a thrilling experience but what I didn’t particularly enjoy was training for it. Like many of you, I rarely view exercise as a fun activity. But this year, we at ST are out to change that perception.
This year’s ST Run takes place on Sept 23, and we have designed the build-up programme around a slew of both fitness and lifestyle activities. The diversity over the next six months will make for a lively and entertaining atmosphere, which is a key ingredient in making exercise routines stick. The details are available under the “Pre-run activities & workshops” tab.
But even as we introduce new activities for you to try – in keeping with the Run’s reputation for adding fresh elements each year – we have retained some old favourites.
For a start, we have once again tied up with Singapore’s two premier mass-participation sporting events – the May 5-6 OCBC Cycle and the Dec 8-9 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.
The ST Run will also return to the National Stadium this year after an absence of two years. The novelty factor has been retained: We are still the only community run to allow participants to finish their race on the hallowed track of the iconic ground.
So what are you waiting for?
Lace up your shoes, take the plunge and see you on Sept 23!
ST Run in the City 2017 Organising Committee Chairman