The Majulah Singapura Run to celebrate National Day

To mark Singapore’s 51st birthday, the Gei Gei Running Club had organised the Majulah Singapura Run yesterday.

Gei Gei Runners with the Red Bull promoters. [Photo credit - Marshall Wan]

Gei Gei Runners with the Red Bull promoters.
[Photo: Marshall Wan]

9.8KM ROUTE BEGINNING AT THE ESPLANADE

Attracting about 150 runners, this run had been a 9.8km route that had started at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.

The route took runners through some of the iconic local sights such as Parliament House, Clarke Quay, Kallang River and ended at the Nicoll Highway.

The running group. [Photo credit to Michael Aw Yong]

The running group.
[Photo: Michael Aw Yong]

WELL ORGANISED AND ENJOYABLE EVENT

Said Carol Goh, 39, an Executive Manager, “It was overall a well organised event and the weather was cool and cloudy, just nice for a morning run.”

Added another runner, David Wee, 64, a Senior Therapist cum Consultant, “I felt energised after doing the Majulah Singapura Run. As with the Gei Gei Running Club’s past events, I enjoyed the company of the regulars from the running fraternity, and made new friends at the same time.”

David Wee and Hulk. [Photo credits to David Wee]

David Wee and Hulk.
[Photo: David Wee]

David continued, “Today’s event was also very special for me because it not only celebrates Singapore’s 51st year of independence, but it also coincides with 1951 – the year that I had been born.”

MANY DRESSED IN RED

To tie in with the Singapore theme of the event, many runners also dressed up in red colour.

Said Michael Aw Yong, 52, the president of the Gei Gei Running Club, “Participants were decked out in red, and we were also joined by superheroes SpiderMan, Wonder Woman and Incredible Hulk.”

Michael Aw Yong and his two lovely "girlfriends." [Photo credits to Michael Aw Yong]

Michael Aw Yong and his two lovely “girlfriends.”
[Photo: Michael Aw Yong]

NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PLEDGE WERE SUNG

Prior to the run, the runners also sang the National Anthem and the National Pledge to mark the occasion.

Said Huang Shao Fei, 42, a Director, “Singing the National Anthem and reciting the Pledge with gusto, was a fitting way to start the morning after Singapore had won its first-ever Olympic gold medal.”

PLENTY OF REFRESHMENTS

Stopping for a breather during the run.

Stopping for a breather during the run.

Besides running, participants also got to energise themselves with plenty of drinks ranging form 100PLUS and Red Bull to fruits and other snacks and refreshments.

Said Michael, “Refreshments included isotonic drinks, Japanese fried chicken, watermelons, pineapples, monster noodles and chocolate sticks, all donated generously by anonymous donors.”

Runners had a great time at the Majulah Singapura Run. [Photo credits to Gei Gei Running Club].

Runners had a great time at the Majulah Singapura Run.
[Photo: Gei Gei Running Club].

He added, “The Red Bull promoters were also on hand to distribute their Red Bull with Wings, to recharge the runners.”

THE RUNNERS WILL BE BACK

Runners will definitely be back. Said Carol, “I will never give Gei Gei Running Club events a miss.”

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