As we browse through races around the world, there are some which we think to ourselves: Could this race be brought to Singapore? With our race venues, available resources and demographic of runners, here are some races that made us stop and think:
Women-only races in Singapore are extremely popular as it celebrates the power of females. Will the same apply to men-only races? No doubt the difficulty and type of race categories will be modified due to physiological differences between males and females. However, the success of races also lie on the cause and goal of organising the race, be it for charity, festivals or significant events. Man On The Run is one of such races which has raised a total of £26,041.46 last year in aid of cancer research UK.
How mentally strong are you? This race is not for those with low determination because participants have to run endless number of loops around the typical running tracks to clog a total marathon distance. The Icebreaker Indoor Marathon & Half Marathon is one such race event which is organised to keep the spirit of Olympics.
As the race name suggests, in the Skirt Chaser Run, women gets a head start in this race and men chase after the ladies. This event is only for singles and participants can expect a whole day of fun, laughter and possibly unexpected romance…
Well, such a race where participants run in their undies might not be possible in Singapore as it might cause some members of the public to feel uncomfortable and probably would stir controversies over the Public Order and Nuisance Act of the law in Singapore. Besides the interesting and rare concept, the Undie Run is all about running for charity, with their race slogan “Philanthropy just got sexy”.
Marathon du Medoc
Medoc is the place of wine production in France and the Marathon Du Medoc Marathon is essentially France’s long-distance drinking race. Instead of water as race hydration, wine are served to runners as they complete their marathon. If this race is to happen in Singapore, it will definitely be the most expensive one in town. Wine lovers, what do you say?
Wings for life world run
Are you ready to run for those who can’t? The Wings for Life World Run is a global running and wheelchair event which starts at a set time around the world and finishes when the last person is caught by the Catcher Car. This is the only race where you define your own finishing line for a meaningful cause. 100% of the race fee will be donated to spinal cord injury patients and research.
Are you ready if the above races reach Singapore’s shore? Which race do you anticipate the most? Will you sign up for them? Let us know!