This coming Sunday, the 10th edition of the Great Eastern Women’s Run 2015 takes place – with 17,000 women from all walks of life, participating in Asia’s largest women’s only half-marathon running event.
Four race categories this year including the new Princess Dash
There will be four categories this year. These are the usual 21.1km and 10km competitive runs, the 5km fun run as well as a brand new 100m Princess Dash for little girls aged between three to nine years old.
To celebrate 10 years of empowering women to live healthily through running, a brand new red memento tee has been added into the race pack for the participants – collected at the race pack expo last weekend.
Besides the memento tee, participants also have the opportunity to ‘Don A Tutu For A Cause’ during the race and will receive a tutu – if they donate $5 to one of the three adopted charities – the Breast Cancer Foundation, Community Chest and the SingHealth Duke-NUS OBIGYN Academic Clinical Programme.
Several iconic landmarks along the race route
Along the race route, which will be generally quite flat, the women can expect several iconic landmarks such as the Esplanade Theatre, Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands and the National Stadium.
And as a bonus, the 21.1km Half Marathon runners will get the chance to run through the Jubilee Bridge – for the first time at the Great Eastern Women’s Run. This is a great way for the female runners to mark Singapore’s Jubilee Year.
Look forward to a fantastic post-race carnival
And upon the finishing of their race, the women and their families can look forward to yummy food such as hotdogs and muffins at the race village.
But that is not all. Other activities also include photo-taking at specified photo booths for women who love taking selfies, as well as massage services and Sh’bam fitness workouts.
And for all the little girls at the event, there will be a bouncy castle, as well as face-painting and sponge paintings at the Kids Play Area. Free popcorn and candy-floss is also available if you are a child or a child-at-heart.
There is still a race to be run
And the organiser, Infintus Productions, is reminding everyone that despite all the festivities, there is still a race to be run – so if you are taking part, you should try and get sufficient rest the day before the race, if possible. And on the race morning, do not try anything new – just stick to your tried-and-tested pre-race routines.
Also try and reach the race site early and do sufficient warm-ups before the race. During the race, set a reasonable pace for yourselves – rather than aiming for unrealistic goals. And most importantly, do remember to take in sufficient fluids at the hydration stations along the route.
But at any point of the race, should you feel unwell, make sure that you seek medical assistance from the on-site medical personnel – who are stationed at various points along the race route.
These pointers are brought to you by Infinitus Productions,
the Event Organisers of Great Eastern Women’s Run 2015.