Community sports: Work out or try new activity at National Stadium open house in March

Participants can engage in activities like cardio blast, yoga, and zumba, in addition to running and strolling on the tracks at the National Stadium.
Participants can engage in activities like cardio blast, yoga, and zumba, in addition to running and strolling on the tracks at the National Stadium.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The National Stadium gates will be opened to the public for a series of free fitness workouts and community events for 12 days this month.

Starting from Monday (March 12), the first phase of the National Stadium Open House will last until Sunday, before the next period takes place from March 24 to 28, from 5pm to 10pm on weekdays, and 7am to 10pm on weekends.

Apart from running and strolling on the tracks, participants can also engage in activities like cardio blast, yoga, and zumba, as the daily Experience Sports FIT-Sessions - free daily fitness workouts conducted by certified trainers - moves into the National Stadium during these periods.

Singapore Sports Hub chief commercial officer Adam Firth said: "We are thrilled to invite the community into the National Stadium to run some laps.

"Whether you are a seasoned fitness aficionado or someone who has never jogged before, we invite you to experience what the National Stadium is all about and create special memories with your loved ones here."

Various community events will also be held over the two weekends, beginning with ActiveSG's orienteering programme on Saturday (March 17). This programme is a navigation activity that combines both speed and wit, teaching the younger generation skills such as problem-solving, map reading, and the importance of teamwork.

The following Saturday (March 24), Singapore Athletics will conduct an Athletics Team Challenge for kids aged five to 12 to compete at mini athletics stations such as sprints, hurdles, kids javelin, medicine ball throw and modified high jump.

National tuggers Muhamad Irsham, Adrin Sani, Andrew Wong, Yusmahwati Muhamad Rizal, Affendy and Terry Tan will also be present at the tug-of-war station to interact with participants.

Thrill-seekers can also challenge themselves and test their agility, endurance, power, and speed across multiple modalities in the Red-X Games 30-minute circuit. Free gifts are available for the first 200 registrations and prizes will be awarded to the strongest teams.

Running enthusiasts can also challenge themselves to complete a combined 88.8km per team within three hours at the Asics Community Ultra Ekiden on March 24 and 25 at the 100Plus Promenade. Participants will have to run in groups of four throughout and successful teams will receive finisher tees and medals.

In collaboration with the Health Promotion Board, participants of the National Steps Challenge Season 3 can redeem a prize upon completing challenges at three mini workout stations during both weekends.

Admission is free for all. Patrons can enter via National Stadium Gate 3 and will require proper sports attire and running shoes to go onto the track. Prams, photographers and sightseers must remain on the upper concourse.

As the stadium's roof is open for the event, the Sports Hub will suspend all activities on the track in the event of a lightning alert. There will be no access to the pitch during this period.

More information on the National Stadium Open House is available at www.sportshub.com.sg/openhouse