With running being one of the most popular activities among Singaporeans, we polled to find out the most common Goals among participants 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 events have been partnering up with charity organizations to raise funds for a cause; such events not only raise awareness but also donate part of the registration fees to the charity organization; participating in these events allows participants to contribute to the community. Run For Hope and Yellow Ribbon Run is running games that build awareness and add to the charity organization. Alternatively, you could raise your community donation campaign through websites like Give. Sg or Gofundme.com.https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/quek-to-raise-funds-for-charity-via-book-on-marathon-training
- 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.https://vulcanpost.com/11140/sundown/
- TO BE PART OF A TEAM
Simply joining your work colleagues and 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 the running. Some famous running clubs 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: many running records can be broken during a marathon – you just have to think laterally. You could be the fastest person dressed as a clown, running the marathon on stilts, running the race with a milk bottle on your head, or running backward. All these records are broken more times than world records themselves. The best record to break is your personal record, running better than you did in your previous run.
In conclusion, participating in a marathon in Singapore may be both difficult and gratifying. With the correct attitude and the right training, you can accomplish your goal, regardless of whether it is to push yourself to the limit, increase your fitness, bring attention to a cause, or simply finish the race. With its picturesque landscapes and colorful culture, the Singapore Marathon gives runners worldwide an unforgettable experience. Decide on your objective, strive toward it, and you’ll undoubtedly cross the finish line feeling proud and accomplished.
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