The Huat Run is Singapore Sport Hub’s annual relay race around the auspiciously-distanced red 888m-long running track, the 100PLUS Promenade. Now in its third year, the Huat Run has always been a fun celebratory activity for anyone looking to burn off their excess holiday-snacking calories or simply spend their Chinese New Year (CNY) in a different way.
Just as in previous years, this year’s Huat Run runs throughout the 15 days of CNY, from 22 January to 5 February – and you can take part in the event anytime you want.
Race competitively, jog leisurely or just take a stroll around the 100PLUS Promenade for Huat Run.
RUN LIKE IT’S THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT
Instead of putting up the usual #ootd (Outfit of the Day) posts on your Instagram this festive season, stand out from the crowd with photos of yourself starting the year on the right foot at the Huat Run.
So how do you Huat (Run)? Simply run — or walk, we won’t judge — around the 100PLUS Promenade anytime during the event’s duration and make sure to take a photo at each of the three photoboards that have been placed around the track. You can do the Huat Run as many times as you feel like.
For competitive types who want the best chance of clocking your personal best timing, check out the handy list of running tips below.
SHARE YOUR HUAT RUN MEMORIES
Once you’ve done the run, upload the pictures you took with the Huat Run Photo Board onto Instagram. Follow and tag Singapore Sports Hub in your post, along with the hashtag #HUATRUN.
Next, rally all your friends and family to like your post! The top three posts with the most likes will win a pair of tickets to attend a concert or event of their choice, with winners chosen on 6 February.
Winners will receive a notification to come down to Singapore Sports Hub to collect their prizes. The winners’ names will also be announced on social media, so do follow Singapore Sports Hub on all the platforms if you want to stay tuned for the results.
Even if you’re not able to join in the running fun, feel free to drop by the 100PLUS Promenade to cheer on your loved ones, as they race down all 888m of the track. Your presence might just bring them some luck in winning.
Have fun with your family and friends at the Prosperity Race.
RUN THE PROSPERITY RACE
Alternatively, if you are game for an adventure, make a date with us on 5 February. Pair up with friends or loved ones and challenge yourself to our Prosperity Race! After putting on your thinking caps to solve missions at selected landmarks, participants can also look forward to rewards for completing the race. Be sure to make your way down and welcome the new year with a big bang!
WAYS TO ENJOY HUAT RUN
Check out these tips (no tricks, sorry!) for doing your best rabbit imitation during the race.
Avoid loose clothing: Dress as you would for a bout of cardio activity.
Wear running shoes: Skip the sandals or flip flops; don proper footwear to avoid injury.
Warm up and warm down: Do some simple stretching exercises before and after the run to minimise your chances of injury.
No big meals before the run: Exercise slows down the digestive process as blood is diverted away from the digestive system in favour of the muscles, which can result in you getting a side stitch or a cramp.
Check in with your body: It may seem obvious, but don’t run if you are not feeling well, or are exhausted from too many late-night mahjong sessions.