The Special Vertical Marathon will put your stair climbing ability to test, while letting you smash a new and meaningful #fitnessgoal after Shape Run 2019.
If you’re on the lookout for new fitness challenges to conquer besides taking part in races, it’s time to consider vertical marathons. While the word “marathon” might bring to mind 42.195km and long hours of running, rest assured that vertical marathons don’t involve that long a distance, or that much time spent.
In fact, The Special Vertical Marathon involves scaling 39 storeys, which is equivalent to 1,300 steps. Supposing you live on the 8th floor, just imagine climbing the stairs up to your home five times. At a brisk walking effort, you’d be able to scale eight storeys easily within five minutes, so you shouldn’t need more than 25 minutes to complete this vertical marathon. Sounds doable after breaking it down, right?
What’s The Special Vertical Marathon about?
Organised by social enterprise MIJ Special Education Hub, The Special Vertical Marathon seeks to promote awareness of the various forms of special needs including autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Down’s Syndrome. All fees will go into funding the Sponsor A Child and Student Skills Development Fund.
Participants can opt to run in one of the four competitive categories: Individual ($32), Team ($94 for 3 pax), Relay ($94 for 3 pax), and Corp
There are also two non-competitive categories: Non-Competitive (Individual) ($32) and Non-
The Special Vertical Marathon
Date: August 31, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8am to 1pm
Venue: Frasers Tower, 182 Cecil Street, Singapore 069547
Registration link: BIT.LY/MIJVM2019 (register by August 25 latest)
Win free passes to Shape Run 2019!
Good news: The first 150 female participants who sign up for The Special Vertical Marathon will each receive a free pass to Shape Run 2019, happening on August 25 (Sunday) at Kallang Practice Track. As Singapore’s leading all-women’s race, Shape Run 2019 is the perfect environment for supporting your fitness goals, giving you an empowering experience like no other.
This year’s Shape Run offers three categories: 5km, 10km and 1.8km Family Run (2 to 4 pax), to get your running momentum going. For more info on Shape Run 2019, visit run.shape.com.sg/2019.
(Also read: 5 Exciting Reasons to Sign Up For Shape Run 2019)