Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The launch of Great Eastern Women's Run 2014

Last year, I joined the Great Eastern Women’s Run and I unlocked my first-ever achievement on marathon running. This year, Asia’s largest all-women run is back again, underlining Great Eastern’s continued commitment to helping women live well and stay healthy.

A key highlight of this year’s run is the introduction of a new programme – #RuntoLiveGreat, to encourage non-runners to take that first step towards healthier and better living. The full-fledged programme will challenge 50 pairs of women to step forth and commit themselves to a healthier lifestyle by attending various training sessions, fringe activities and eventually complete a run of any race distance on event day.

The 50 participating pairs simply need to submit a photo of themselves and their running partners, telling organisers what Live Great means to them and their reasons for participating in the #RuntoLiveGreat Programme together.

In return, each of the participants will receive a complimentary #RuntoLiveGreat kit worth up to SGD350, which comprises of an Adidas workout T-shirt, a pair of New Balance running shoes, a Polar Loop activity tracker, and finally a tailored exercise programme includes complimentary all-access to three pre-assigned Great Eastern Women’s Run fringe activities.

I attended the official launch of Great Eastern Women’s Run 2014 which was held at 313 Somerset. There was a host of activities available during the event launch that included a photo booth, balloon-sculpting, scrapbooking workshops and a complimentary Runner's Readiness Test by Tan Tock Seng Hospital Sports & Surgery Clinic.

I took a photo at the event and I decorated my photo with some provided scrapbooking materials. This was my finished art-work at the event!

I extended my invite to Tracy as she will be my running buddy for The Great Eastern Women’s Run 2014 and as well as the new programme – #RuntoLiveGreat. We took a photo together and Tracy decorated our photo with a simple ribbon border.

The Great Eastern Women’s Run 2014 will flag off and end at The Float@Marina Bay on Sunday, 9 November 2014. The Great Eastern Women’s Run will feature three race distances – 5km Live Great! Fun Run, 10km and 21.1km. Participants can also opt to run with a partner by registering for two at a discounted rate. In addition, participants from the same company also have the option of signing up in teams of four under the corporate category.  

This year’s race route will cover familiar iconic landmarks including Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, F1 Pit Building. Runners can also look forward to running past the new Sports Hub. There will be 17,000 slots available for the Run and registration will close once all slots are filled.

Registration is now open. The early bird promotion concludes on 6th July 2014. Similarly, Great Eastern policyholders, OCBC cardholders and 2013 Great Eastern Women’s Run loyal runners will enjoy a special rate until 6th July 2014.

For more information regarding the #RuntoLiveGreat Programme and/or the Great Eastern Women’s Run, visit:

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