Which Run Should You Join?
The Non-Traditionalist Runner
Bounce your way through the course of the BounceOFF! run. PHOTO: BOUNCEOFF!
What: At this race, which takes place at Marina South Pier in November, participants have to climb, slide and bounce on huge inflatable obstacles such as a gigantic slide or a mattress with “humps”.
The aim is to have maximum bouncy fun along a 3km route.
The minimum height requirement for the race is 130cm. Younger children can play in the BounceOFF! Bazaar, which features smaller inflatables such as a “soft” 8m-high rock climbing wall.
There will also be a food fair, FeastOFF!, offering various cuisines. The event is open to the public for free.
The first BounceOFF! was to have been held in October last year, but it was postponed to March this year because of the haze. Undergraduate Walter Wong, 23, who was at the first BounceOFF!, will be returning for this latest edition. He says: “These huge inflatables allow me to relive my childhood memories of playing in bouncy castles.”
The organiser expects 10,000 people to turn up.
Where: Marina South Pier
When: The BounceOFF! race is on Nov 12, 2 to 11pm; BounceOFF! Bazaar and FeastOFF! are on Nov 12 and 13 with the timing to be confirmed
Cost: Early-bird price of $75 till Aug 4 for the race. Entry to the bazaar is free with a race ticket. After that, it will be $98. Entry to the bazaar alone is $48
Info: Registration closes once tickets sell out. Go to www.bounceoff.com.sg
Electric Run Recharged
What: After a hiatus last year, 5km night race-cum-dance party Electric Run returns to Singapore and with a cool, new gadget.
Participants each strap on an illuminating Electroband, an LED bracelet that blinks in sync with music that changes in different zones.
Prepare to party through seven courses that are decorated with light structures in the shape of mega teddy bears or flashing arches. Post-run, participants can hit the dance floor. There is also a light show synced to the Electroband.
Created in the US in 2012, the Electric Run has been held in more than 30 cities across 19 countries.
Where: Marina Barrage
When: Sept 3, 6pm
Cost: $85 for standard ticket and $115 for deluxe that also includes LED shutter shades, foam baton and glow party kit. Children aged three and younger run for free Info: Registration will stay open until the week of the event or when tickets are sold out. Go to www.electricrun.sg
The Color Run Singapore 2016
What: Probably the biggest fun run to date, The Color Run has travelled to more than 200 cities in 40 countries since its first event in 2011.
Participants start the 5km run in a white shirt and are periodically doused in coloured powder. They cross the finish line looking like they ran through a rainbow.
Now in its fourth edition here, The Color Run has attracted more than 15,000 runners each time in the last two editions.
Where: Palawan Green, Sentosa Beach Station
When: Aug 20 and 21, 4pm
Cost: $65 for regular runners, who will receive a limited-edition T-shirt, and $98 for deluxe runners who will also receive sunglasses and socks. Children aged three and younger run for free
Info: Registration closes on Aug 1. Go to thecolorrun.com.sg
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