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Being stuck in Singapore due to the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely made us explore more of what the country has to offer. While uncovering stunning gems, why not incorporate your fitness routine in too? If you’ve been running more often to keep fit during this period, you might be on the lookout for running routes in Singapore. After all, admiring a picturesque view while running will surely make your workout more enjoyable! That’s why we’ve rounded up these 5 scenic running routes in Singapore that you’ll love!
1. Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
Admire the breathtaking views of Singapore’s second-oldest reservoir as you run along the Lower Peirce trail. As the park isn’t as crowded as the nearby MacRitchie Reservoir, running here is a breeze any time of the day. When the water is still, you can even admire the reflection in the water - definitely a feast for your eyes as you run 😍 The route is only about 4km, which is perfect if you’re looking to squeeze in a short run into your busy routine.
Take your running adventure up a notch (literally 😉) by going on the Henderson Waves, Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge at 36 metres tall! Not only is it known for its distinctive wave-like structure, you’ll also be able to run with amazing views of the lush greenery set against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline. Henderson Waves is part of the Southern Ridges and the bridge links Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. We recommend starting your run at the Marang Trail at Harbourfront MRT Station through Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill Park and ending at Alexandra Road (about 3.3km). If you’re up for a challenge, then continue your run to Hort Park and Kent Ridge Park (about 7km)! Need a drink after your run? Recharge your batteries with 100PLUS as it’s a healthier beverage option and has been endorsed by Health Promotion Board for having lower sugar content. For a fast and convenient way to keep you hydrated, bring along 100PLUS Active Isotonic Powder sachets. You can either mix it with water or pour the powder into your mouth and drink water right away. What’s more, it can easily fit into your pocket or sports pouch - super convenient for your run!
3. Coney Island & Punggol Waterway
Immerse yourself in nature by going for a run at Coney Island and Punggol Waterway! As you run through Coney Island, you’ll be surrounded by rustic Casuarina trees and the sounds of brightly-coloured birds. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a macaque along the way! The best part is that the paths at Coney Island are unpaved, so you can wander freely in nature as you run. Though the running route at Coney Island is only about 2km, you can extend your running distance to 5-10km by running along the Punggol Waterway, Punggol Promenade and Lorong Halus Wetlands. Perfect for those of you who want to challenge yourself to long-distance running!
If you regularly do strenuous workouts like long-distance running, it’s important to make sure that you keep your body in good condition. That’s why after our runs and other intensive workouts, we’d always refresh ourselves with a can of non-carbonated 100PLUS Active as it’s formulated with Vitamin B3, B6 and B12. These help to facilitate energy production and aid in after-sports recovery, so you can regularly go for long-distance runs!
4. Changi Beach Park
The cool breeze brushing through your hair, the smell of the sea and the sound of waves crashing - there’s nothing quite like a run by the beach! Changi Beach Park is one of the most underrated beaches you’ll find in Singapore but it’s our top pick for a run by the beach. For those of you looking for a therapeutic run, this is one spot you have to visit! If you’re lucky, you might even get to spot a plane or two while running 😍 What’s great is that after your run, you can quench your thirst with some 100PLUS Activewhile overlooking the gorgeous view of the sea. Trust us, it’s the perfect beverage you need to replenish the electrolytes lost during your workout which water alone is unable to achieve. #HHWT Tip:There are two parts to Changi Beach - one part is nearer to Changi Village while the other is after the SAF Ferry Terminal (carpark 6-7). We recommend running all the way to Carpark 7 for a more peaceful workout.
5. Jurong Lake Gardens
For those of you living in the West, the Jurong Lake Gardens is one running spot you can’t miss out on! The gardens boast magnificent views of Jurong Lake, scenic landscapes, nature boardwalks and more. There are multiple running paths are spacious and though the whole route is less than 3km, you’d be glad to run a few rounds to soak in the beauty of the gardens. If you haven’t explored this gem yet, it’s time to do so while going for your run 😍 P.S. Check out our guide to Jurong Lake Gardens for must-visit spots and halal food nearby!
The next time you’re wondering where else you should go for your run, why not try out these 5 running routes in Singapore instead? Perfect for both beginners and avid runners, these routes also have spectacular views, making your workout more enjoyable. Remember to hydrate yourself with 100PLUS Active to get replenished with B vitamins and electrolytes for the energy you need for your workout! It’s also non-carbonated so you won’t be feeling gassy or bloated during your exercise. #HHWT Tip: Stock up on your 100PLUS Active stash at home by ordering through FairPrice online!P.S. Looking for cycling trails instead? Check out our article for 5 awesome cycling trails you can try in Singapore!