If you are a runner in Singapore, you will be spoilt with the number of running routes available to satisfy the crave of running geeks like me and you. There is so much greenery everywhere in Singapore, that you can run almost anywhere here and feel energetic (just avoid the hot noon sun).
Therefore, for me to come up with my favourite running routes in Singapore is rather challenging. In this post, I share my top 5 favourite Singapore running routes and the videos of some of the events I had participated there.
1. East Coast Park
One of the running route that is a distance from my home, but I could help staying away from is East Coast Park. I had run the scenic route countless times, whether it is for my slow runs, tempo, intervals or time trials. There is a sense of therapeutic effect running along the coastline that always helps to heal any negative energy I harbour and made me a much happier person.
Distance: 15-21km loop
2. Marina Bay Area
The route around the Marina Bay area has been a setting for countless races in Singapore, and of course for good reasons. The unbeatable views of the Singapore skyline, surrounded by famous local landmarks like Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Gardens By The Bay, Merlion Park just to name a few. If you wish to experience the hustle and bustle of Singaporeans Lifestyle while feeling like a tourist at the same time, this is the place to run.
Distance: 8-10km loop
3. Labrador Park/Keppel Bay
Other than it’s free all-day parking, the Labrador Park & Keppel Bay Area is a place I love to run if I prefer a less crowded running route, but still wish to run along to breezy coastline. There is a unique transition from a park, glittering condos and beautiful yachts all along the same route. Therefore, you will hardly get bored with this place. You can visit Vivocity, which is only a short distance away for a nice rest after your hard workout.
Distance: 5-6km loop
4. Jurong Lake Gardens
Jurong Lake Gardens is one of my favourite routes partially to its proximity to my home. A new kid on the block, the Gardens boast countless trails and vegetation for avid runners to explore. The view along the lake facing Chinese Garden will leave runners breathless, especially if you run during the sunrise or sunset.
Distance: 3-5km loop
5. Bedok Reservoir Park
The first time I step onto Bedok Reservoir Park, I instantly fell in love with it. How can an area surrounding a reservoir be so beautiful and so conducive for running? This running route is located in the middle of the Bedok Heartlanders, which made it one of the Eastsiders favourite places to workout and family bonding. I could not go there often due to its distance from my house, but I would gladly put on my running shoes whenever I visit the area.
Distance: 4-5km loop
Some other fantastic running routes in Singapore you can consider include:
– West Coast Park
– Bishan Park
– MacRitchie Reservoir Park
– Bukit Batok Natural Park
– Singapore Sports Hub
– Punggol Waterway Park
Hope you enjoy this article and remember to keep on running!