Great Eastern Women's Run to end at National Stadium, new 110m sprint category introduced

Participants of the 2km Mummy + Me category at the previous Great Eastern Women's Run on Nov 12, 2017. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Great Eastern Women's Run (GEWR) will take place at the Singapore Sports Hub for the first time this year, as part of several new offerings in celebration of Great Eastern's 110th anniversary.

Previous editions of the run took place at the Marina Bay Floating Platform.

A new sprint category, over 110m, will also be introduced to mark the milestone. Participants aged 13 and above will race on the National Stadium track on Oct 14.

The other categories are the half-marathon, 10km, 5km, 2km Mummy + Me run for girls aged seven to 12 and their mothers, and the Princess Dash for girls aged three to six.

A new route has been planned for the 13th edition of the GEWR, starting from Nicoll Highway and finishing at a race village at the National Stadium.

Singapore Sports Hub chief commercial officer Adam Firth congratulated Great Eastern on its 110th anniversary. "We look forward to welcoming thousands of participating ladies, as well as their supporters, families and friends to Singapore Sports Hub to enjoy the extraordinary experience of running in and around the National Stadium."

Great Eastern has also introduced two health and wellness apps, which GEWR participants can use to earn points and rewards.

Said Great Eastern's head of group brand and marketing Keith Chia: "We trust these will enhance the whole race experience and create more Live Great moments. We look forward to more joining us as we continue to champion health and wellness in the community."

The registration launch takes place on May 31 and June 1. The first 110 registrants at the May 31 launch will enjoy a special registration fee of $11 for any category.

They will also receive a goodie bag with products from new apparel partner Reebok which are worth more than $100 in total.

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