Scroll down to the bottom to find out how you can WIN yourself a pair of free race slots.
Thank you to all my readers for the overwhelming response for this contest.
It is now closed.
Congratulations to the two winners! They are:
1)Chelza Chong Jiayu
2)Goh Toh ngee
Taking place on 16 April 2016, The inaugural Coney Island Trail Run is a great way to get back to nature and remove yourself from the stresses of city living.
Bring people close to nature
Why Coney Island? Said Chloe Oh, 23, Race Organiser, “Our team headed down to Coney Island when it first opened and we thought that it would be interesting to organise a run there. It would bring people closer to nature and at the same time, be more appreciative of the things around us as it projects a sense of nostalgia.”
She added, “Our run will offer a more holistic experience where participants will get a chance to engage with nature and disconnect from the hectic city life. It will be an eye-opening experience to be able to come across a diversity of wildlife along the way.”
Comprises of two running distances and plenty of fringe activities
Comprising of two distances, a 5km and a 10km route, the company organising the race, events company, Celebrity Trainer, are hoping to attract families, young adults and students. Said Chloe, “We would like to have a mixture of competitive runners as well as those who just want to explore Coney Island.”
Besides giving the participants some exercise, the 5km fun route will also educate runners about the wildlife species on the island, through a fun activity. And apart from running, the participants will also be able to check out plenty of fringe activities such as pony rides, game booths, live performances and so on.
Said Chloe, “We feel that the pony/horse rides will be the main draw for the participants. After all, it’s not everyday that you get to ride on one.”
Precautions to prevent overcrowding and protect the wildlife
To reduce overcrowding on the relatively narrow trails at Coney Island and prevent the natural species from being disturbed, precautions are being taken. Said Chloe, “We will be flagging off the participants in waves and the race route is mainly on the main path, avoiding the narrow trails.”
She continued, “We will also be planting race marshall along the race route as well as boundaries with cones to prevent the wildlife from being disturbed.”
Tips to help participants enjoy themselves to the fullest
What are some tips that Chloe has, for participants to enjoy themselves to the fullest? She said, “Keep yourself hydrated, and gear yourself up with sunblock and insect repellant.”
How to WIN race slots
PrisChew.com has TWO PAIRS of race slots at the Coney Island Trail Run to giveaway to two lucky readers.
To stand a chance to win yourself a pair, you just need to do the following:
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This contest closes on Sunday 24 January @ 11.59pm.
The contest is open only to residents of Singapore.