Singapore

Singapore is a small island, located at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula, just 1.5° North of the equator. Singapore was once part of the British colony as an important port in the shipping industry.

The country has undergone rapid development since its independence in 1965 and is now the 3rd richest country in the world. It is home to 5.4million people of different ethnicities living within 716 km2 of land, making it an extremely dense melting pot of cultures.

Although driven by its economic development, the government in Singapore also places its emphasis on the importance of exercise and leisure. With careful planning and land management, there are matrixes of parks and nature reserves scattered around Singapore.

Born and raised in Singapore, we are proud to call this city our home. We picked up running in 2013 and since then we have been exploring different places of Singapore through running. Come along with us through our favourite running routes and races and see the Singapore city through a runner’s eye.

Running passed Marina Bay, Singapore
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Runner's Paradise

The climate in Singapore stays hot and humid all year round. Running in Singapore may be uncomfortable to those not used to the equatorial heat and humidity here. Thus, it is advisable to avoid running around noon and to keep hydrated to beat the heat!

Besides some great urban running, Singapore also offers lovely trails in its various parks. With a large interlinking network of park connectors, you can easily park hop.

The running community in Singapore is very inclusive and they welcome anybody to join in the fun. Check out some of the running groups in Singapore, such as Running Department, which organises weekly training runs, as well as Gei Gei Running Club, which organises free themed runs for the community from time to time.

Favourite Routes

MARINA BAY

Running in Singapore across a bridge at Marina Bay

MACRITCHIE RESERVOIR PARK

Running in Singapore's MacRitchie Reserve

SENTOSA BEACH RUN

Running along Singapore's Sentosa Beach

  • Category: ROAD
  • Start: Marina Bay Sands
  • Finish: Singapore Indoor Stadium

  • Distance: 5.7km
  • Duration: 25-50mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Category: TRAIL
  • Start & Finish:

    MacRitchie Reservoir amenities centre
  • Distance: 11km
  • Duration: 50-100mins
  • Elevation: 189m D+
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Category: ROAD
  • Start: Tanjong Beach Club
  • Finish: Siloso Point
  • Distance: 2.5km
  • Duration: 12-25min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Must see places

Races

The running scene in Singapore has grown tremendously over the years, with over 150 running events held in 2015 alone. Ranging from ultra and full marathons to trail running events, as well as 5km fun runs, there’s more than enough options to cater to anyone. For a full list of updated Singapore running calendar, you may refer to JustRunLah Singapore running calendar.

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About the Author

Singapore, Run my city guide authors

We are Kelsey and Kang Jing from Singapore. Fitness is a big aspect of our relationship. To us, it is not just about keeping fit; but rather, it has become our lifestyle. Running and training together as a couple has given us a great platform to build our relationship. Being each other’s support and motivation, we work hard not only for ourselves but also for each other. It not only gives us a common goal that we work towards together, but also an opportunity for us to love and learn about each other more.

We hope that through our journey, we will be able to inspire more people to choose a healthier lifestyle.