A brand new running route linking up two of Singapore's most popular running destinations. 

If East Coast Park is one of your familiar running haunts, you’re probably in the habit of starting off at East Coast carpark B1 and heading left, towards Big Splash, and adding on the miles in the direction of East Coast Seafood Centre or the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. However, with a brand new running route now available, you can break the monotony and enjoy a different scenery on your next East Coast Park run.

From the East Coast carpark B1, you can now turn right and head towards Gardens by the Bay (Bay East), by crossing the bridge at the Ford Road roundabout. From there, you will be running parallel to the East Coast Parkway (ECP). The path turns a little as it approaches the Marina Golf Course, but don’t worry, you’re not lost. Keep on the track, which will eventually take you to the Visitor Centre of Gardens by the Bay (Bay East).

From there, you may wish to continue on to Gardens by the Bay East by crossing the Marina Bridge and up onto Marina Barrage. This comes up to approximately 5km, or 10km as an out-and-back route. If you want to further extend your run, consider our recommended Marina Bay Route, which takes you along one of the most scenic routes in Singapore.

East Coast Park has held numerous running events such as Newton Challenge 2014, SingTel & Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer 2014 and Terry Fox Run 2015.

The Marina Bay area has held numerous running events such as RunningHour 2015,Cold Storage Kids Run and 2XU Compression Run.

You can reach East Coast Park using the park connectors:

– Siglap Park Connector: Leads you to Telok Karau Park and Bedok Town Park

– Bedok Park Connector: Leads you to Bedok Reservoir

– Coastal Park Connector: Leads you to Changi Beach Park

You can reach Gardens by the Bay (Bay East) using the park connectors:

– Tanjong Rhu Park Connector: Joins up to Geylang Park Connector

All image credits: Jason Cho

Route at a glance:

Suitable for: Medium runs (5 - 15 km)
Surface: Tarmac, Pavement
Profile: Flat
Suitable for night runs? Yes
Parking information:
Carpark B1 or Marina Barrage.
Water fountains at East Coast Park and Marina Barrage.
Public transportation:
If you are taking the train, the nearest MRT station is Mountbatten (CC7). Take Bus Number 401 which will bring you through the whole stretch of East Coast Service Road.

If you intend to start your run at the Barrage, the closest MRT station is Bayfront (CE1).
Shower information:
At East Coast Park: there's a public locker room for you to shower. It costs 50 cents to enter, and is located within walking distance of the 24-hour McDonald's.

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