A run through the city as the sun sets

Participants at yesterday's Sunset Run crossing the road to the end point. The ST Run build-up event was followed by dinner at SMU's alumni-run B3 Burger Beer Bistro.
Participants at yesterday's Sunset Run crossing the road to the end point. The ST Run build-up event was followed by dinner at SMU's alumni-run B3 Burger Beer Bistro.ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM

The Sunset Run, the fourth instalment of fringe activities leading up to the Straits Times Run on July 16, saw over 40 participants hit the streets of Singapore's historic Bras Basah district yesterday evening.

They set off on a 3km route from the Singapore Management University's (SMU) School of Information Systems, and as the sun set, the running route took them past iconic landmarks such as the Singapore Art Museum and Chijmes before heading back to SMU.

Besides getting a training run under their belt, the participants were also educated on proper nutrition through a live demonstration on how cold-pressed juices are made.

Following the demonstration, conducted by SMU's alumni-run B3 Burger Beer Bistro, participants were each given two bottles of juice to take home.

The event culminated with a sumptuous dinner at the bistro, where they got to choose from a selection of menu favourites.

Ken Goh, 48, who brought along his daughter, Trinity, for the run, was all smiles after the event.

The marketing director relished the opportunity to spend quality father-daughter time doing an activity they both love.

Not surprisingly, Trinity also enjoyed the experience. The 11-year-old Zhangde Primary School pupil said: "I found running with my dad very exciting. It was a good experience."

Goh, an avid runner who has participated in the past three editions of the ST Run, praised the organisers for planning build-up training events.

He added: "Its quite uncommon for a race organiser to have so many activities going on. It's good that they keep on innovating. "

The July 16 ST Run is in its fifth iteration and features three race categories: the 5km fun run and the 10km and 18.45km competitive runs.

Registration closes on June 11 or when race capacity is full.

• For more information, visit www.straitstimesrun.com


Correction note: Registration for ST Run closes on June 11, not July 11. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2017, with the headline 'A run through the city as the sun sets'. Print Edition | Subscribe