Participants of all ages and walks of life descended upon Sentosa’s Palawan Green for the second edition of the world-renown Skechers Blacklight Run on 28 October 2017. The course took the participants down a psychedelic 5km route of bright lights, laughter, sweat and exhilaration, with a party atmosphere from start to finish.
At the pre-race party, the already-amped up participants were treated to the thumping performances of regional DJs, DJ Lady Punch, DJ Hypeembeats and DJ Momo. Singaporean heartthrob and Ah Boys to Men Superstar, Joshua Tan, got the crowd going as he took to the Main Stage and treated the runners and party goers to their first splashes of Glow Powder. Before setting off on the race route he said: “This is a new and exciting experience for me and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Blacklight Run and see so many happy faces in the crowd.”
Warmed up and raring to go, the brightly decked-out participants were flagged off from the start line with Joshua Tan himself leading the VIP contingent. The participants ran, danced and skipped their way through the 5km of neon lights and three special Blacklight Zones which showered runners with the Blacklight Run’s trademark 100% natural and non-toxic Glow Powder in green, pink and orange.
Susan Chua, Vice-President of the Blacklight Run’s title sponsor, Skechers ASEAN, said: “We are pleased to once again be the title sponsor of the Blacklight Run and we are glad to see all the participants showing up in force. The run is a great way to stay healthy with friends and family while having fun, and we can’t wait to be back!”
Newly unrecognisable and splashed with colour, the glowing participants crossed the finish line to the After Party Zone where Thailand’s premier female DJ, DJ Lady Punch along with Malaysia’s DJ Hypeembeats and Singapore’s very own up-and-coming club darling DJ Momo kept the party going strong. The combination of Celebration Glow Powder throws, the Foam Glow and the photo-worthy Foam Wall kept the party going till late.
Elvin Ting, Managing Director of the event organiser Orange Room said: “The Skechers Blacklight Run is the largest nighttime 5km in the world, and there is no better to way to cap off a run by partying the night away. Coming off the success our events in Singapore and Thailand, we have plans to bring the Skechers Blacklight Run to more cities in the region.”
They came, they ran, they glowed. The participants of the Blacklight Run’s second installation in Singapore made the event a huge success and for one night, glowed brighter than the night sky.
* From Press Release