I started my new year with my first 5KM Fun Run with Herbalife's Marina Run 2018! The Marina Run is one of the more loved events that is usually held at the Marina Bay area. This competitive event has it all: A 5KM fun run, 10KM and 21KM. For this year in 2018, a new option of 30KM was introduced!
Upon receiving the email from the organisation to pick up the race pack at Raffles City Shopping Centre, Baby and I made our way there on a Saturday to pick them up. We were glad that queue for the collection was pretty smooth!
The race pack consisted of a Brooks running tee, a pair of running socks, as well as a pair of LED shoelaces!
This event had a lot of 'firsts' for me for this year! We had our First run in 201, our First run as a married couple, our first participation in the Marina Run, and lastly, our first time completing a race by crossing the finishing line hand in hand with my Baby!
Before the run, we were given coupons to try out some of the Herbalife shakes that were on offer. The chocolate flavored one was not too bad, and the taste was akin to the usual whey protein shakes one can commonly find. Thanks Herbalife Nutrition for taking care of our running needs!
The flag-off took place at 7pm at the Marina Barrage, and once the run started, we had to run up the Marina Barrage slope!. Luckily, it was only the beginning of the run whereby most of the runners' stamina was still intact. If not, I'm fairly certain it would have been quite 'siong' for me. Generally, I always have issue when it comes to running up slopes as it is quite intense and tough!
The route for the run took us past the Marina Barrage, which is an iconic landmark of the Marina Bay area, through the beautiful Gardens by the Bay, and past the Marina Bay Sands casino. I enjoyed the scenic run and I had a nice running experience, all thanks to the awesome cooling weather.
I absolutely love the finisher medal, and I am glad to add this to my race medal collection. Apart from the medal, this event also offered family bonding and quality time spent together!
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Herbalife and IN.FOM for inviting me to the race. Thanks for sending the pre-event runner's kit to me. I appreciate it very much!
If you missed the chance to participate in the Marina Run this year, fret not, as there is always next year. You need not worry about transport as a complimentary shuttle service was provided during the run, which was between Marina South MRT Station and Marina Barrage.