Sprinting Through Singapore: Your Definitive Guide to Running Events in 2024

By Ravi

Ready to lace up and experience the pulse of Singapore’s running circuit in 2024? Get set to dash through a year packed with adrenaline-pumping races, heartwarming charity runs, and thrilling challenges that paint the city in a tapestry of sweat and triumph. From iconic marathons to family-friendly fun runs that promise both exhilaration and community spirit, this guide is your VIP pass to the most vibrant and diverse array of running events the Lion City has to offer.

Runners’ Paradise: Navigating Singapore’s 2024 Race Eventscape

Singapore Running EventsRace Distance2024 Calendar
NUS Bizad Charity Run5km, 10kmJanuary 13, 2024
Carry Hope Walk & Run5km, 10kmFebruary 25, 2024
MetaSprint Series Duathlon500m, 7.4km, 15km, 24kmMarch 17, 2024
Run for Light (RFL)1km, 5km, 10kmMarch 30, 2024
PTO Asian Open 2024 Duathlon & Triathlon41km, 82km, 100kmApril 14, 2024
2XU Compression Run5km, 10km, 21.1kmApril 21, 2024
Singapore International Triathlon7.6km, 14.7km, 23.75km, 47.5km, 59.25kmApril 28, 2024
MetaSprint Series Triathlon500m, 7.65km, 14.75km, 23.75kmMay 5, 2024
TriFactor Run & RunSwim1km, 10km, 21kmJune 23, 2024
TriFactor Triathlon7.6km, 14.7km, 23.75km, 25.5km,
47.5km, 51km, 59.25km
July 28, 2024

NUS Bizad Charity Run 2024

The Singapore running calendar kicks off with the 14th edition of the NUS Bizad Charity Run, an annual flagship event by NUS Business School, jointly organized by the NUS Business School Alumni Association and NUS Bizad Club.

This charitable run, NUSBCR 2024, welcomes both students and the general public, drawing over 750 participants annually to raise funds for the NUSBSA Bursary Fund, supporting NUS Business undergraduates. Scheduled for January 13, 2024, at the NUS campus, the event features a competitive 10km run and a 5km fun run. Ticket prices stand at S$38 for the 10km run (S$45 for public) and S$28 for the 5km fun run (S$35 for public), offering affordable participation for students and public alike

RaceNUS Bizad Charity Run 2024
Date13 January 2024
TimeTBA
VenueNUS Campus
Entry Fee5km Fun Run (S$35 per person)
10km Race (S$45 per person)
Official WebsiteNUSBSA

Carry Hope 2024

Searching for a purposeful kickstart to your running journey in 2024? February offers an inspiring opportunity to participate in Carry Hope 2024, a dedicated event for rare disease awareness and fundraising organized by the Rare Disorders Society (Singapore). The Carry Hope Walk & Run is scheduled for February 25, 2024, at OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub.

This event offers 5KM and 10KM individual race categories for participants aged 18 and above, alongside 5KM and 10KM group categories for both adults and kids. Starting and finishing at the vibrant OCBC Square, Sports Hub, the route spans the scenic Tanjong Rhu Promenade and Gardens by the Bay, creating a picturesque journey through Singapore’s landmarks.

RaceCarry Hope 2024
Date25 February 2024
Time5 pm
VenueOCBC Square, Sports Hub
Entry Fee5km Individual (S$ 40)
10km Individual (S$ 60)
5km group of 5 (S$ 190)
10km group of 5 (S$ 285)
Official WebsiteRegistration

MetaSprint Series Duathlon and Triathlon 2024

Seeking an inclusive and exhilarating running competition suitable for all age groups, without any qualification requirements? Look no further than the MetaSprint Series Duathlon and Triathlon in 2024, offering an accessible path to experiencing the thrill of being a triathlete.

The MetaSprint Series Duathlon, set for March 17, 2024, at F1 village, features diverse running events catering to various age groups. The action-packed day begins at 5 am with the Sprint and Sprint Relay race (3km run / 18km bike / 3km run) for participants aged 16 and above. Following this, at 7 am, the Youth (12-15) and Discovery (16+) age groups engage in a (1.5km run / 12km bike / 1.5km run) race. Kids aged 8-11 can join in for a (700m run / 6km bike / 700m run) distance race starting at 7:45 am, followed by a fun 500m scoot for kids aged 4-7 at 8:45 am, concluding the event.

The MetaSprint Series Triathlon 2024, scheduled for May 5, 2024, at East Coast Park, provides an exciting platform for young athletes to showcase their skills. The Triathlon offers three race categories for participants aged 16 and above: SPRINT & SPRINT-RELAY (750m swim / 18km bike / 5km run) and DISCOVERY (250m swim / 12km bike / 2.5km run), starting from 7 am.

RaceMetaSprint Series Duathlon & Triathlon 2024
DateDuathlon (17 March 2024)
Triathlon (5 May 2024)
TimeDuathlon (4:30 am to 10 pm)
Triathlon (7 am to 1 pm)
VenueDuathlon (F1 Village)
Triathlon (East Coast Park)
Entry FeeDuathlon (S$ 35-180)
Triathlon (S$ 35-220)
Official Websitemetasprintseries.com

Run For Light (RFL) 2024

Join the excitement of the 9th edition of Run for Light (RFL) as it premieres at Pasir Ris Park on March 30, 2024, from 4 pm to 9 pm. This highly anticipated event presents three thrilling race categories: a unique two-person 1KM Blindfold Walk, a dynamic 5KM Fun Run, and a competitive 10KM Race. Participants can also be part of a record-setting attempt in the Singapore Book of Records for the largest resistance band demonstration.

As the sun sets, the top 5 fastest finishers in the men’s and women’s 10KM Race categories will be crowned champions, walking away with prestigious prizes and trophies. In the previous year (2023), the podium toppers BIGYAN LIMBU (#C2534) and LING ER CHOO (#C2528) achieved impressive Gun Times of 00:34:14 and 00:44:26 in the Male and Female categories, respectively.

RaceRun for Light 2024
Date30 March 2024
Time4pm to 9pm
VenuePasir Ris Park, Native Lawn
Entry Fee1km Blindfold Walk (S$88 per pair)
5km Fun Run (S$45 per person)
10km Race (S$50 per person)
Official Websiterunforlight.com

PTO Asian Open 2024 Duathlon and Triathlon

Seeking to race alongside the world’s elite triathletes in Singapore? Mark your calendars for the PTO Asian Open 2024 Duathlon and Triathlon, set to unfold in April. This prestigious event showcases the marquee 100km triathlon (2km swim / 80km bike / 18km run), Standard Duathlon (4.5km run / 32km bike / 4.5km run), and Long Distance Duathlon (9km run / 64km bike / 9km run) races, scheduled for April 14, 2024, at the iconic Marina Bay.

Individual participant entry fees for the Triathlon, Standard Duathlon, and Long Duathlon are SGD487, SGD148, and SGD198, respectively. Additionally, amateur athletes aiming to compete as a team of two or three can join the relay race categories for each, priced at SGD580, SGD194, and SGD278, respectively.

RacePTO Asian Open 2024
Date14 April 2024
Time3 pm
VenueMarina Bay
Entry FeeTriathlon Individual (S$ 487)
Triathlon Relay (S$ 580)
Duathlon Individual (S$ 148 and S$ 198)
Duathlon Relay (S$ 194 and S$ 278)
Official WebsitePTO

2XU Compression Run 2024

Prepare for the much-awaited 2024 edition of the 2XU Compression Run, making its triumphant return to the F1 pit building on April 21, 2024, igniting a thrilling morning of running challenges. This 4th installment beckons participants to conquer three exhilarating race categories – 5km, 10km, and the demanding 21.1km half marathon, tailored for age groups 12, 14, and 16 and above, respectively.

Elevating the stakes, podium champions across all three categories will clinch prestigious rewards including the coveted 2XU trophy and generous vouchers valued at S$500, S$800, and S$1000, respectively. Moreover, this year unveils EXCLUSIVE loyalty ticket rates, offering a discounted price (S$20 lower than regular tickets) exclusively for past participants of the 2XU Compression Run in 2019, 2020, and 2023. Secure your spot by booking your tickets before January 31st to avail of this exclusive offer

Race2XU Compression Run 2024
Date21 April 2024
Time4:30 am – 10 am
VenueF1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Entry Fee5 km (S$ 75 per person)
10 km (S$ 85 per person)
21.1 km Race (S$ 95 per person)
Official Website2xurun.com

Singapore International Triathlon & TriFactor Triathlon 2024

The 13th editions of the ‘Singapore International Triathlon‘ by TriFactor and ‘TriFactor Triathlon 2024‘ are scheduled for April 28, 2024, and July 28, 2024, respectively, at East Coast Park.

In last year’s (2023) National Triathlon Championships, LI RONG LUKE CHUA and HERLENE YU emerged as the winners in the super sprint – elite category, completing the (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) Triathlon competition in 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 22 seconds, and 1 hour, 10 minutes, and 28 seconds, respectively. The individual Triathlon categories for participants aged 18 and above offer a standard option with a 10K run and an Extended category with a 15K Run. Additionally, children aged 9-12 and those aged 13 & up can participate in the kids and mini categories, featuring distances of (100m swim, 6km bike, 1.5km run) and double the distance, respectively.

The TriFactor Triathlon 2024 event on July 28 will encompass various categories, including the Long Triathlon (2.25k / 42k / 15k), Standard Triathlon (1.5k / 36k / 10k), Sprint Triathlon (750m / 18k / 5k), Freshmen Tri (200m / 12k / 2.5k), Kids Tri (100m / 6k / 1.5k), Duathlon Standard (10k / 36k / 5k), and Duathlon Sprint (5k / 18k / 2.5k).

RaceSG International Triathlon & TF Triathlon 2024
DateSG International Triathlon (28 April 2024)
TF Triathlon 2024 (28 July 2024)
TimeStarts 8 am
VenueEast Coast Park, Angsana Green
Entry FeeS$ 80 to S$ 250 per person
Official Websitetrifactor.asia

So, what are you waiting for? Join this spectacle as the city comes alive with the rhythm of footfalls, catering to every runner – whether you’re a seasoned marathoner chasing personal bests or a beginner venturing into the exhilarating world of running events. Tighten those laces and gear up to make 2024 a year filled with epic runs and unforgettable moments in Singapore!

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