Upcoming Races in Singapore You Should Sign Up For

Adidas King of the Road, October 28
This ambitious regional marathon culminates in an ultimate championship race set in Gardens by the Bay. With an expected turnout of 12,000, this race looks like it’s going to be massive, and scenic too. Definitely something to watch even if you’re not up to participating. Register ($50) on the Adidas King of the Road website by October 7.
Lion Dash Sprint, November 3
Get downright filthy at this extreme mud and obstacle race course that resembles parkour more than running. For the first time in Singapore, participants will be expected to leap, climb and crawl their way over, under and around obstacles to the finish line at Tampines Bike Park. The organizers are very open to runners donning costumes—that should be wild—but make sure you can slap your race bib on or you won’t qualify. Register ($74-79) on the Lion Dash Sprint website by October 26.
Run For Hope, November 18
Devote those long, labored strides to a worthy cause, such as cancer research. For 20 years, this leisure run has helped raised funds for the National Cancer Centre Singapore, and aims to get 10,000 runners this time. Boasting 3.5km and 10km distance categories, it also has a new route at the Padang. Register ($35-80) on their website by October 31.
Brooks Run Happy, November 24
Running and partying can go together with this new 9km race that stretches across Marina Barrage to a makeshift party venue, where Zouk’s resident DJ Ming will be spinning into the night. Register ($50-135) on the Brooks Run Happy page by October 31.
Pioneer Road Run, November 25
For amateurs, this new race at Jurong Central Park promises to ease you into the world of runner’s high. It has 5km and 10km competitive and fun run options, as well as training runs before the day itself. Those with preexisting medical conditions can join the 3km Walk for Health—don’t worry, there’ll be doctors on standby. Register ($15-35) on their website by October 30.
Salomon X-Trail Run, November 25
Step it up with this unique race at Tampines Mountain Bike Park & Trail, which returns for its fifth edition. Runners pound the undulating trails of sand, gravel, grass, soil and even running water to get to the finish line—possibly one of the best ways in the city to commune with nature. Register ($45) on the Salomon X-Trail Run website by November 7.
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