7 Running Races You Should Not Miss In 2018


Mizuno Women’s Run 2018

Photo: Mizuno Women’s Run

If you’ve been meaning to gather your girlfriends for a run, mark Mizuno Women’s Run on your calendar. This fun run aims to encourage an active lifestyle amongst women. With an achievable distance of 2km or 5km, this run is a great stepping stone – and not to mention, motivation – for leisure runners.

When 15 April, 7.30am
Where Clarke Quay Central
How much $35 (individual, 2km); $60 (team of two, 2km); $55 (individual, 5km); $100 (team of two, 5km)
More info www.sbbhosted.com/event/mizuno-women-s-run-2018-78

The Music Run 2018

Ditch the headphones and let the heart-pumping beats fuel every kilometre of your run. Motivating songs are played at each of the five Inspo Zones to make your run feel a ton more enjoyable. Celebrate the end of your run at the Music Village, which will feature live performances by popular regional artistes.

When 21 April, 4pm
Where Sentosa Island
How much $65 (5km fun run); $70 (5km competitive); $75 (10km competitive)
More info www.themusicrun.com

(Also read: 33 Best Running Songs For Your Long Runs)

Income Eco Run 2018

Photo: Income Eco Run

Be an eco warrior and spread the message “Run Towards Zero Waste” when you join this race. Income Eco Run aims to raise awareness of reducing carbon footprint, and has also launched an initiative called #RUNHOMESG early this year. Participants get to purchase a limited-edition race pack designed by talented artist and green enthusiast, Lydia Yang. The white tote bag has this year’s message imprinted on the front in orange, with a simple yet intricate typography design.

When 29 April, 5am
Where F1 Pit Building
How much $44 (early bird price for 5km), $54 (early bird price for 10km), $64 (early bird price for 21.1km)
More info www.incomeecorun.sg

Star Wars Run 2018

Photo: Star Wars Run

Star Wars fans, pick a side to join – the Light or the Dark. The side you choose will determine the route of your 5.4km fun run. Young troopers, aged four to nine, can look forward to the 540m kid’s dash. This family-friendly event features energising music and light projection displays at the finishing line.

When 5 May, 4pm
Where F1 Pit Building
How much $60 (early bird price for kid’s dash); $75 (early bird price for 5.4km); $80 (early bird price for 10km)
More info www.starwarsrun.sg

(Also read: 5 Reasons Why My Family (Of Non-Runners) Is Joining The Star Wars Run)

Reebok Be More Human Race 2018

reebok be more human race

Photo: Reebok Be More Human Race

This virtual race lets you participate from the comfort of your neighbourhood and at your own time – no need to get up at an unearthly hour! All you need is a GPS running tracker app. Held in three stages – warm up, speed up and level up, completing each leg continuously gets you a Reebok Delta and a third of the finisher’s medal that can be pieced together at the end. The beginner challenge lets you beat your personal best over 3km, 4km and 5km runs, while the advanced category gets you pushing your limits with a half marathon in the final stage. To get the Reebok Finisher’s Tee, run all 3 stages and purchase it as a Bundle.

When 18-20 May (Stage 1), 22-24 Jun (Stage 2) and 27-29 Jul (Stage 3)
Where Anywhere – it’s a virtual race
How much $9.90 per stage; $29.70 for all 3 stages (bundle)
More info www.bemorehumanrace.com

Snoopy Run 2018

What better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog than joining a run featuring the iconic beagle? Apart from the usual race tee and finisher medal, Snoopy fans can purchase the Snoopy Plush Doll Pack ($95, early bird price) that comes with a Snoopy plush toy, race tee, synthetic leather carry-on purse, and a Snoopy towel – all contained in a Snoopy drawstring bag.

When 1 July, 7am
Where Bedok Reservoir Park
How much $42 (early bird price)
More info www.snoopyrun.com

Shape Run 2018

Photo: Shape Singapore

The first all-women race in Singapore will be back for another epic event this year. Feel empowered running with like-minded women, sweating it out while taking in the beautiful city views. If you’ve always been doing short distances, challenge yourself with the 10km race. Friendly pacers will be around to motivate and encourage you to score your personal best. To mark this year’s 13th edition, participants will receive a limited-edition runner’s tote designed by local designer Ang Ku Kueh Girl.

When 19 August, 6am
Where Kallang Practice Track
How much Pricing info will be released at a later date. Visit www.shape.com.sg for updates.

(Also read: How To Train For A 5km Like Shape Run)