Singapore is the world’s only city-state. With a population of 6 million, Singapore gained independence from Britain in 1963. The country is a global commerce, finance and transport hub. It is small, about 2/3 the size of New York City, measuring 50 km from east to west and 27 km from north to south, with nearly 200 km of coastline. Singapore has an active greening policy, which has covered the island with tropical plants, parks, and parks. Singapore is one of our favorite cities to run in Asia. If you’d like to have an in-person guided running experience in Singapore, we highly recommend our friends at Go! Running Tours. 

Despite its density and many high-rises, Singapore is a pleasure for running. There are lots of lovely paths and parks, and a very active running scene. Highlights include some spectacular waterfront running around the marina, the extensive East and West coast linear parks along the water, Gardens by the Bay, and the Macritchie Reservoir loop. Another running note: many of Singapore’s running spots are well lit at night. We’ll try to point those out. This is helpful, as there are not late sunsets due to Singapore’s location close to the equator. Singapore has an excellent public transportation system. You don’t generally need a car to access great running — in fact, Singapore is known for its expensive congestion pricing. The best way to get around is the extensive MRT system, which is a combination of trains, subways, and light rail. Here’s a link to the MRT MAP

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East Coast Park

One of the most popular runs in Singapore. A paved multi-use path runs along the Singapore Strait... more...

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Singapore has a tropical climate — hot and humid. Temperatures are hot and hotter, relatively evenly distributed throughout the year. High temps are generally 29C-32C (near 90F) and rarely below 25C (77F) at night. It’s almost always humid. There is rainfall on 1/2 to 2/3 of days throughout the year, with tropical downpours, but rarely all day rain. Be cautious of the heat and humidity. Hydrate and run early or late if you can. Day length is consistent throughout the year, due to Singapore’s location near the equator.singapore-climate-graph

Running Lab.  Stores in Novena Square and Marina Square. Group Runs Tuesday at Velocity@Novena Square #01-47 and Thursday  6:45pm at Marina Square #02-26

IRUN 313@Somerset
313 Orchard Road, Level 4, #04–05/06
Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am–9pm

IRUN Queensway Shopping Centre
1 Queensway, #01–04
Singapore 149053
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am–9pm

There is a very active running scene in Singapore with multiple events every week. Here is a broad Singapore running calendar, courtesy of JustRunLah.

Singapore Running Calendar from JustRunLah

Singapore Running Calendar, from Run Society (a magazine devoted to running in Singapore)

Major Events

Rock ‘N Role Marathon and Half. November. This is a unique one. “Strip at Night”.

Running with the Devil. A race in the Mojave Desert designed to test heat endurance.