11th May 2013, 8,000 women unleashed their fiercely feminine side as they took part in Nike She Runs 5K at Gardens by the Bay East, connecting them to 85,000 other women across 12 cities through Nike’s global She Runs series. This is the third female-only Nike race in Singapore, providing women with a platform to connect, inspire and motivate each other to push their limits.
The race started on a backdrop of the lush Gardens by the Bay East at the heart of the Marina Bay financial district. The race provide runners an opportunity to share a common passion for running with the local and global community of female runners. Further enhancing the public’s anticipation of the event, Nike has put in place training runs led by Nike athletes and trainers, to help race participants prepare for the big event.
The 5km route took runners down the waterfront promenade, crossing over to the Marina Barrage and past the Flower Dome, the world’s largest column-less greenhouse. Here, they were entertained by band Stellastory as they belted out high-energy songs to spur runners on, before making a U-turn to finish back at Gardens by the Bay East.
First to cross the finish line for the individual above-25 category was 32-year-old Nike athlete Anne Qihui, with a timing of 17 minutes and 51 seconds.
First to cross the finish line for the individual above-25 category was Mok Ying Rong – 1st for Individual Under 25, with a timing of 20 minutes and 04 seconds.
Finishers celebrated in style at the race village, with a unique experience just for her, comprising express manicures, massages, and food and beverage offerings. The celebratory atmosphere was further enhanced with performances by band 53A, Charmaine Pelaez, and DJ duo TWOFACE. Nike She Runs moments were captured through photo booths set up in the race village, while participants tagged their photos on social media with #RUNFREE, connecting their memories with others.
“Running is a growing sport amongst women, and we are proud to deliver a positive sports experience to female runners in Singapore where participation is continuing to gain momentum. The race inspires women to embrace running, and find motivation through Nike+ and social communities,” said Alvin Soo, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Singapore.
All and all the Nike woman race was a great experience for fellow female runners to built a sense of camaraderie between each other and at the same time bonds and promote active lifestyle among woman.
What we like…
- The lead up run in preparing the runners for the race
- Fringe activity at the race village
- The energy and atmosphere at Nike She Runs
- Race Route & Finisher Tee was awesome
What can be improving?
- Longer distances, possibly a 10km route
- Baggage collection point can be handle much smoother in the future
Do share with us your experience running the Nike She Run 2013..