The Aviation Run 2015 brought together the Singapore aviation community

Early this morning, the Aviation Run 2015 took place at the Singapore Sports Hub.

All ready to go...

All ready to go…

A key event that brought the aviation community together to help the less fortunate under the Aviation Community Cares initiative, this free-of-charge running event had comprised of three categories. These were a 10km and 5km competitive run as well as a 2km fun walk.

Runners at the Aviation Run 2015.

And… they are off!

Runners thought the race was a good experience

Some of the runners who took part in the event, thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the run and had thought that it was a good experience.

Hmm... that peach--coloured object looks suspiciously like an aeroplane...

Hmm… that peach-coloured object looks suspiciously like an aeroplane…

Said Shirley Chin, 40, who works in order management and participated in the 2km run, “It was a good run. This was my first time at Kallang Wave and I really enjoyed the experience. The route and scenery was good – and there was no haze, so the air felt very fresh. The nice weather also made it great to be outdoors.”

Collecting their race bibs in the morning.

Runners collecting their race bibs in the morning.

Added Woon Si Yuan, 30, a Defence Engineer who ran 5km, “The race route and scenery was enjoyable and the distance was also accurate according to my watch. However there were two water stations towards the beginning of the 5km route – I thought there should have been one at the halfway point instead though, as that was the time when we needed more water.”

Writing a message of support for the aviation community.

Writing a message of support for the aviation community.

She added, “Overall the run was quite good, but I also thought that the starting and ending point was a bit narrow – and that was a bit dangerous.”

A young runner plays a darts game.

A young runner plays a darts game.

A few improvements could have been made

Noah Chan, 39, who works in the public service and took part in the 10km event, had also thought there were a few improvements that could have been made. He said, “The starting time was a little late and the markings for the 10km event were not clear – so many of us finished prematurely.”

A girl poses with an airplane costume.

A girl poses with an airplane costume.

Added Chan, “The hydration though was great though – and there was a lot, so we were all well pampered in this area. Overall, considering that it was a free race, it was quite okay.  We can’t really ask for too much, after all. And it was a good fun, relaxing event and provided a great opportunity to meet and catch up with friends.”

Relaxing and chatting after the run.

Relaxing and chatting after the run.

Run helped to unite people together

23-year-old student Seah Chuan Heng had also felt that the Aviation Run was a good event to unite people together to support a specific cause. Seah said, “I think that charity runs such as today’s event are definitely more friendly in nature than commercial races. And it reached out to more people regarding the aim of the charity – compared to commercial races. There were really a lot of people who turned up for this run, and I got to catch up with friends too.”

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The Sharity elephant mascot from the Community Chest

He continued, “In this way, the race brought so many people together, though some aspects could have been better organised, such as the crowd management at the beginning and end of the race.”

Tan See Meng, a 51-year-old sole proprietor for air conditioning and running in the 10km category, had also felt that the run could have been improved in terms of the congestion and overtaking along the relatively narrow running route.

Completing the Aviation Jigsaw Puzzle at the run.

Completing the Aviation Jigsaw Puzzle at the run.

A great way to come together to support a good cause

Agreed 5km runner Bonnie Yao, 34, who works in the relocation industry, “The route may have been congested and jammed at the beginning, but otherwise, it was a pretty good experience and it helped me to understand more about the local aviation community.”

Queueing up to play a colouring game.

Queueing up to play a colouring game.

She added, “It was also great how the organiser brought runners together to support this meaningful cause.”

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