These free running clubs in Singapore will allow you to push yourself to go farther and faster.
If you’re looking for ways to motivate yourself to work out, a great way to get started is through running. Of course, we get that running is no walk in the park, and doing it alone can get pretty mundane – not to mention the inertia you’ve to overcome, especially when you’re planning to run after work. But running doesn’t always have to be a dreadful and painful affair. Consider joining one of these running clubs in Singapore to get your weekly dose of endorphins. What better way to end your day than to sweat it out with a bunch of like-minded individuals?
1. Adidas Runners Singapore
Be part of this exclusive group of trailblazers that aims to uncover new running routes in Singapore. Adidas Runners Singapore holds themed runs fortnightly to add a touch of novelty to your runs. They most recently concluded Run to Rise – a run to celebrate those with a running passion and the launch of the latest Solarboost running shoes. Runners gathered at 5.30am to cover a 5km run towards Marina Barrage and they sure caught some amazing views. Be quick to sign up for upcoming runs as spots are limited.
Best for: Individuals who love novelty and are always up for a challenge
Visit Adidas Runners Singapore Facebook page
2. Asics Running Club
Don’t be intimidated or shy to step out and join a running club. Asics Running Club welcomes runners of all levels. Their weekly trainings cater to runners of different fitness levels. You have the freedom to choose from different training groups that suit you best. They offer a combination of different running sessions such as long-distance runs and interval training. Plus points for the centrally located meet-up point at Suntec City – perfect for your post-office run.
Best for: Anyone looking to make new friends and sweat it out after work
When: Wednesdays at 7pm
Where: Suntec City Asics Shop, Level 2, Tower 2
3. Team Fatbird
Started by a group of passionate runners, Team Fatbird strives to cater to even the most sedentary folks. We all have to start somewhere, don’t we? And don’t worry about not being able to keep up – you will be placed in different groups to train among people of similar fitness levels. Go for runs with them every week and track your progress as you scale up your fitness level over time. Other than free group runs, Team Fatbird also offers marathon training for more serious runners as well as fitness classes on a fee-paying basis.
Best for: From beginner runners to serious racers, Team Fatbird pretty much welcomes anyone who is looking for a good run.
When: Mondays to Thursdays and weekends (schedule available here)
4. New Balance Run Club Singapore
Led by seasoned runners, you will be in good hands when you go for light, easy runs with New Balance Run Club Singapore. It’s a great way to unwind and get your body moving after a long day at work. You can also sign up for running sessions with ex-national athlete Loh Guo Pei – the sessions consist of a 5km run and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Yes, HIIT classes without a price tag. All you need is the desire to get fitter and you will attain your goals through regular trainings with this club.
Best for: Anyone looking for a leisurely run or a high-intensity workout after office hours
When: Tuesdays to Thursdays at 7pm
Where: New Balance Novena Square and Kallang Wave Mall
5. Running Department
With the belief that running should be fun and free for all, Running Department is a fun-loving club that strives to build relationships among running enthusiasts. This club welcomes anyone to join them so you can hold back any reservations you have about club trainings. The club holds its runs on Wednesday nights – they consist of a 10km run along with conditioning exercises. Other than chill running sessions, Running Department also has targeted training programmes for those looking to participate in races.
Best for: Anyone looking for a fun and friendly environment
When: Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm
Where: UOB Plaza, Raffles Place
Visit for www.runningdept.com
6. Peirce Reservoir Runners
Need a little motivation to go the distance? Peirce Reservoir Runners is the place to push yourself to the limits with their hill interval trainings. Not to fret, it isn’t as daunting as it sounds. This friendly club is open to people across all fitness levels and they strongly encourage you to run at a comfortable pace. Their only criteria – open up and make new friends along the way. Attend their sessions regularly and you’ll see your cardio fitness improve in no time. The club also explores other running routes from time to time.
Best for: Those who need an extra push to build more stamina
When: Saturdays or Sundays at 7.30am
Where: Peirce Reservoir
7. Singapore Shufflers
Itching to rekindle the days when you were a track athlete or to take up the challenge of competitive running? Singapore Shufflers is great for experienced runners to take their running to the next level. If you’re capable of clocking 5km below 28 minutes, you can apply to participate in their intensive training sessions. You can also look to represent them in club-level running competitions. Even if you have no plans to run competitively, you can join them for more leisurely runs at East Coast Park, West Coast Park and Bishan Park on Saturday mornings. Visit www.parkrun.sg for details.
Best for: Individuals looking to hone their running skills and run competitively
When: Monday or Wednesday evenings
Where: MOE (Evans) Stadium
8. Superhero Runners
Don’t be surprised if you see runners decked in superhero tees or even costumes – they are probably runners from the running club, Superhero Runners. Unleash your inner superhero and scale greater heights with them as you take on weekly runs. Other than going for a nice and long evening run, engage in conditioning and strength training exercises with a certified instructor.
Best for: Superhero fans looking to jazz up your weekly runs
When: Tuesdays at 6.45pm
Where: Triplefit at Millenia Walk