Let your hair down after hard work

The Straits Times Run At The Hub race village being set up inside the National Stadium. A host of activities awaits runners afterwards.
The Straits Times Run At The Hub race village being set up inside the National Stadium. A host of activities awaits runners afterwards.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

When participants at The Straits Times Run at the Hub complete their events inside the National Stadium at the Singapore Sports Hub tomorrow, they can enjoy a host of entertainment activities at the post-race carnival.

After the runners cross the finish line inside the 55,000-capacity stadium, three instructors from True Fitness will lead participants in an energetic Sh'bam workout at about 9.30am.

Sh'bam, a dance-inspired workout similar to Zumba, features dance moves performed to the thumping beats of chart-topping hits and dance tracks.

Race-goers can join in the mass exercise, which is easy to pick up for fitness enthusiasts, including non-dancers.

True Fitness' senior marketing manager Sylvia Lee said: "Any runner who has finished the race, and wants to just chill and have fun on the ground, can join in the high-energy workout.

"We hope that they will not just leave right after the run but enjoy the post-run activities."

At the booths of the ST Run, runners can pose for instant photos with their families and friends at a photo wall.

They can also take part in a lucky dip to win electronic products from Panasonic - presenting sponsor of the ST Run - when they make a pledge to protect the environment.

Daniel Tan, director of Panasonic Singapore, said: "We hope to be able to engage different categories of runners - from the serious ones (taking part in the 18.45km run) to the youngsters, and those who come with their families.

"Everyone can enjoy themselves besides the run."

With these activities happening under the National Stadium's iconic domed roof, participants in the three distances can expect to end the morning on a high.

First-time ST Run participant Andrea Tan, who will be tackling the 10km route, said: "Usually my friends and I will go off straight after a run.

"Maybe this time we'll stay on and experience the carnival before we walk to Old Airport Road Food Centre for breakfast."

The 42-year-old engineer has just started to take part in running events this year, and entering the National Stadium will be another new experience for her.

She said: "It's going to be a special part of the run."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2015, with the headline 'Let your hair down after hard work'. Print Edition | Subscribe