Singapore boasts some of the best running options near an airport of any city we know. There are several options here. Our thanks to Joylin Nodwell for some of these route suggestions. Bonus: All these paths are lit.
Jurassic Mile: Up to 4 km one-way. If you have a layover, this is the run for you! This relatively new route is a red coloured path that passes by 20 life-sized outdoor dinosaurs over 1 km. The path continues along the coast, with only one road crossing, to connect to the East Coast Park path. Total is 4 km from the airport to East Coast Park.
Changi Beach Park. Up to 7 km one-way. This is a pleasant off-road run mainly along the coast to Changi Beach. From Aviation Park Road, run on the paved path for 2 km to Changi Bay Point. There are lovely water views. Continue on the paved palm-lined path paralleling Changi Coast Rd., to Changi Beach and Changi Beach Park on the Changi Coast Track. It’s up to 7 km one-way.
Pasir Ris Park and Tampines. Northeast of Changi Airport, there are several parks with pleasant jogging paths in the Pasir Ris and Tampines planning/residential areas. There are many paths, so it’s hard to designate a specific route. One can easily do a 15k run here!
- Pasir Ris Park. This park is 3.5 km from east to west, passing through four ‘areas’. Palm-lined, with nice landscaping and water views. Area 1 is the Costa Lawn, Area 2 features a maze park & bird watching tower, and Area 3 follows Pasir Ris Beach.
- South to Pasir Ris Town Park & Tampines. Up to 4.5 km one-way. This is another series of paths that can be combined with the above. From Area 1 of Pasir Ris Park, follow the paths south along the canal for 1 km to Pasir Ris Town Park, which features additional trails and a fishing park . Continue south for 1 km to Tampines Eco Green, a nice open space with grassy paths. Continue south into Sun Plaza Park.
- Jurassic Mile to East Coast Park is 4 km; Changi Beach Path is up to 7 km one-way; Pasir Ris Park area has ~10 km of paths
- Generally flat
- Depends on route chosen
- Subway: Tampines East for the Tampines/Pasir Park paths