With running being one of the most popular activity among Singaporean, we did a poll to find out what are the most common Goals among participant in training and taking part in a marathon.
Below are the 5 most common goals from our poll.
- TO IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS
Everybody wants to be fit or at least fitter. No doubt preparing for a marathon will improve your fitness levels, even if you walk the whole distance.
- TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY
Many running event has been partnering up with charity organisation to raise funds for a cause, such running events not only raise awareness but at the same time donating part of the registration fees to the charity organisation, taking part in these running event allows participants to contribute to the community. Run For Hope and Yellow Ribbon Run are some examples of such running game that builds awareness and add to the charity organisation.Alternatively, you could raise your own community donation campaign through websites like Give.sg or Gofundme.com
- TO CELEBRATE A MILESTONE
Whether you’ve turned 40. got married, had children or got a new job running a marathon is a perfect way to celebrate – providing you do your training to make it the unforgettable experience it should be.In 2014, A Sportsman Ran 42km before proposing to his girlfriend at Sundown Marathon Singapore finishing line.
- TO BE PART OF A TEAM
Simply joining your work colleagues being part of a team united in completing the marathon challenge is an excellent motivator. A running club offers a great way to hook up with other runners to go on a group run. A running club is also a great way to find running partners that you can meet up with outside of club sessions. This can be particularly useful for women for whom running safety becomes a factor. Ultimately, you make new friends, train regularly, find variety, and become more knowledgeable in running.Some famous running club in Singapore
Safra Mount Faber Running Club
adidas Runners Singapore
Coffee Tea Runners
- TO BREAK RECORD(S)
You don’t have to be Paula Radcliffe or Haile Gebrselassie: there are lots of running records that can be broken during a marathon – you just have to think laterally. You could be the fastest person dressed as a clown, you could run the marathon on stilts, or you could run the race with a milk bottle your head or run backwards. All these records are broken more times than world records themselves. The best record to break is your own personal record, running better than you did in your previous run.