6 running events in Singapore that are worth training up for

From fun party runs to intense triathalons, here are some major running events happening in the next three months. 


Music Run (Apr 23)

Dance your way through a 5K running course lined with over 120 speakers blasting tunes ranging from rock, pop, old school, hip hop and dance across five interactive themed zones. The event ends with a music festival, which features international DJs, live bands, dancers, laser lights, LED screens and fireworks. $50-90.

50 Hours Non-Stop Run (Apr 30)

This non-competitive run is great for those who prefer to run at their own pace. Participants are allowed to run a maximum of 10 laps (4.3km each) around Bedok Reservoir Park, all to be completed within a 50-hour period. It might not be a competition, but that doesn’t mean you can slack off—finisher medals will be awarded to those who complete 12.9km, 25.8km and 43 km laps. $20. 

The Perfomance Series Singapore (May 1)

If you’ve always preferred the challenge of racing through nature, then sign up for this run. A five-event series, the first leg will be held at Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island. There are 2.5km, 5km and 10km races available and the course will take you through the heartlands, Punggol’s Waterfront and the rustic surrounds of Coney Island. $35-220. 

Spartan Race Singapore (May 7)

Not for the faint-hearted or out-of-shape, this obstacle race pushes your endurance with challenging courses filled with mud, water and uneven terrain. But for first-timers, it’s not as terrifying as it sounds. You can choose to start with a 5km, 20-obstacle “sprint” or if you’re game for a more intense experience, then opt for Conquer the Super, a 13km, 30-obstacle course. $108-208. 

Bubble Glow Run (May 21)

Fans of the Illumi Run might want to give the Bubble Glow 5K a go. It’s slightly tamer, but if fun is the key agenda, then frothy, glow-in-the-dark UV bubbles may just be up your alley. The night run also features a music festival with food and drink stalls, all set to the tunes of local musicians at Gardens by the Bay. $40-65.

Osim Sundown Marathon (May 28)

This annual night race, which flags off at the F1 Pit Building, will have you running through the city. There are categories like a 5km fun run, 10km, 21.1km and 42.195km for more serious competitiors. The event’s not just for marathoners—there’s a Race Village complete with sports zones offering activities like dodge ball, basketball and rock climbing, food and drink stalls and performances by local bands. $38-251.