Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix's Fit For Racing Challenge back for second year

Singapore Grand Prix's Fit For Racing Challenge will make its return on June 25, which will be held at Safra Punggol.
Singapore Grand Prix's Fit For Racing Challenge will make its return on June 25, which will be held at Safra Punggol. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - After a successful debut last year, Singapore Grand Prix's (GP) Fit For Racing Challenge makes its return on June 25 and this time, the event will be held at Safra Punggol.

Participants in this fitness challenge will be put through a circuit-style workout created by Australian fitness coach Paul Haines, who has trained Formula One and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Haines said: "I'm excited to once again be a part of Singapore GP's Fit For Racing programme. Last year's event received a fantastic response and I was very impressed by the calibre of the participants.

"The challenges are a great opportunity for fitness enthusiasts to test their limits as they go through similar workouts as the F1 drivers."

The challenge consists of competitive workouts that simulate the training regime of a F1 driver, focusing on aspects like body strength, stability and also muscular endurance.

The top 12 male and female finalists will battle it out in the finals that will also test their reactive skills to compete for attractive prizes worth over $9,500.

Prizes include tickets to the 2016 F1 Singapore Airlines Singapore GP, gym passes and Safra Punggol vouchers.

Registration fee for the event is $12 and net proceeds go to the Community Chest. Upon successful completion of all challenges, participants will receive a limited edition Fit For Racing finisher pack with items including T-shirt, shoe bag and other goodies.

Registration for the event opens today at www.singaporegp.sg/revupsingapore