Strange as it sounds, the annual Green Corridor Run promises peace and serenity, with a trail that provides uninterrupted views of greenery and woodlands.
Races, as runners often describe, are joyful and tiring at the same time – but serene and relaxing? Strange as it sounds, the annual Green Corridor Run provides that, with an awe-inspiring trail that provides uninterrupted views of its surrounding lush greenery and woodlands. Definitely a refreshing experience for runners who are sick of pounding the pavement and craving for a nature fix to stay sane.
Covering the entire length of the city from the old Tanjong Pagar Rail Station to the south border of Malaysia, the unique course takes you through a beautiful sliver of land that’s relatively untouched by man. In fact, the entire 10.5km is completely uninterrupted by road and would be a huge asset for any city, especially one as dense as Singapore. It’s peaceful, and you’ll see a wealth of bird and plant species along the way, as well as experience the bygone rail route that was once planned to be starting point of the Orient Express into the heart of Asia.
There is an exciting new category in 2015. This year’s race is being held in conjunction with Singapore’s World Water Day celebrations, and a new non-competitive category has been added to the event (in addition to the normal running categories). The challenge is to carry a bucket of water along the course, and pour it into a ceremonial well at the finishing line – to experience what it’s like for 44 percent of the world’s population that have to walk long distances to fetch clean water daily. For every litre collected at the finish area, $1 will be donated to a charity that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations through sustainable water projects. In case you’re wondering, the water used in the race is raw, and will be recycled post-event.
Registration is selling out fast, so hurry on and secure your place via Green Corridor Run’s website!
Green Corridor Run, 8 March 2015, 09:00am, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, 30b Keppel Road, Singapore 089059. Registration fee is $58 for individual category and $43 for the team category (minimum eight in a group).
This article is sponsored by Green Corridor Run.