Frequently used for school cross-country runs, MacRitchie Reservoir is a running route that requires no introduction to any Singaporean. Most runners know the combination of trail, pavement and boardwalk that make up the circuit at our country’s oldest reservoir like the back of their hands. For overseas visitors, MacRitchie Reservoir is a must-do running destination – it is one of the rare few places to experience the native biodiversity in a forest trail setting, and a view of the reservoir, but take note! You will definitely feel the heat and humidity of the tropics, so plan your run accordingly.
Centrally-located and fully equipped with lockers, coolers, food kiosks, toilets and shower facilities, MacRitchie Reservoir is also developing an amenities hub to better serve its visitors, making this favourite runners’ haven even more convenient.
Given its popularity as a running destination in Singapore, MacRitchie Reservoir and naturally, for ultra-distance events such as the Craze Ultra and the Monster Ultra challenges. Several other running events, such as the upcoming Salomon MR25 Cross-country Marathon 2015, take place at the Marina Bay area throughout the year. To find your next race at MacRitchie Reservoir, simply look on our race calendar.
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Route at a glance:
Surface: Grass, Tarmac, Pavement
Suitable for night runs? Yes
Nearest Bus Stop 51071 (Bus 52, 74, 93, 130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 162M, 165, 166, 167, 852 and 855, 980),