SINGAPORE - The Bayfront Event Space hosted its maiden race event early this morning, with 9,500 runners participating in the annual Shape Run.
Hosted by Shape Singapore Magazine since 2006, the 11th edition consisted of four categories: 15km, 10km and 5km individual races, as well as a new 1.8km family fun run for women to team up with their husbands and children in a non-competitive race.
Ong Kaifen clinched the top spot in the 15km category in 1hr 10min 39sec, with Vivan Tang (41:06) and Suzanne Walsham (18:36) winning the 10km and 5km categories respectively. All winners took home a cash prize of $300.
Participants also sported pink capes for charity - proceeds from the $7 capes that they purchased went to support disadvantaged children with the Life Community Services Society.
"Running is an exercise enjoyed by women of all ages and backgrounds. Year after year, Shape Run has become bigger and better to cater to the growing pool of female runners in Singapore," said Zarelda Marie Goh, editor of Shape.
"The magazine encourages a healthy and active lifestyle, and by organising large-scale fitness events like Shape Run, we give many women something to work towards and look forward to every year."