Let’s face it: keeping to our workout routines throughout the year is a tough commitment. There’s no shame in taking a break from the schedule, but we know that it’s hard to get back into the swing of things.

It can be daunting to go back to the grind right off the bat, so here are a few events that may pique your interest – and help prepare your body for the rest of the year!


1. Concrete Jungle Cycling: Downtown Carpark Race 2018

Concrete Jungle Cycling: Downtown Carpark Race 2018

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If racing on the streets is too mainstream for you, this event will be right up your alley. Taking place in a carpark, cyclists will duke it out within the confines of concrete on their bikes across different categories.

Asides from the conventional bike race, there will be other activities such as watt bike races, and talks for those interested in better cycling performance. The event promises to encompass both competitive and casual settings, so there’s room for everyone to have a good time.

Where: OUE Downtown Gallery
When: 19th August 2018, 8:00AM – 12:30PM
Find out more about the event here.


2. Step Into The Vertical Challenge 2018

Step Into The Vertical Challenge 2018

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Vertical marathons are aplenty all year round, and it just so happens that this one’s coming up soon! If you’re a fan of feeling the burn in your legs as they work through seemingly endless flights of stairs, this is the challenge for you.

With three different categories (Fun, Half, and Full) to participate in, anyone can choose their level of commitment and still enjoy the post-climb activities – a carnival and lucky draw – as well as other goodies. For the competitive, there are attractive prizes to be won!

Where: Jelutang Harbour Park @ Admiralty Link
When: 23rd September 2018, 8:00AM – 1:30PM
Click here to find out more, and be sure to register early as the closing date is 7th September 2018.


3. Two-Pronged Approach: Urban Aquathlon 2018

Urban Aquathlon 2018

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Have you ever been interested in a triathlon but found it too daunting? Fret not, for the Urban Aquathlon is the perfect event for you to dip your toes into experiencing part of the demands and rigour of such a race!

The race tests your mettle on two different fronts as it consists of a swim, followed by a run. Asides from its unusual duo composition, the swim also takes place in an Olympic-size swimming pool rather than in the open sea. The event aims to help build up confidence and physical capabilities to tackle bigger challenges ahead.

Where: Orchid Country Club
When: 16th September 2018, 7:00AM – 11:30AM
Find out more about the event here and register here.


4. Running With A Difference: Run For Inclusion 2018

Run For Inclusion 2018

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Being able to run normally and regularly may not be everyone’s favourite activity, but it can be something we take for granted. One of the more unusual inclusions in this list, Runninghour offers you a chance to undergo this seemingly nondescript cardio exercise the way that people with special needs do.

Having hosted annual running events for the past few years, they’re debuting something new for 2018. While running through the designated course, there’s an “Empathy Run Segment” which occurs at different points along the route. During this segment, you can choose to be subjected to various challenges that alter your running experience.

From implementing visual and hearing impairments to simulating autism, Run for Inclusion aims to promote the integration of people of special needs through a different experience in something as simple as running.

Where: Bishan Stadium
When: 26th August 2018, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Find out more about the event here and register here.


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