The 5 best places to run in Singapore

1. Marina Bay Loop

The run takes you down the old Singapore river, between some of the remaining colonial buildings out into the contemporary expanse of marina bay. The route remains along the waterside for the entire duration which provides a welcome escape from crowded city life while still being in the centre of the city. The route is 5.4 km (3.4 miles) and starts and finishes at the Clarke Quay MRT station. If you are interested in learning more about the history of the city, we offer the Marina Bay Running Tour.

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2. Southern Ridges Trail

As Singapore’s highest peak is a modest 164m above sea level, panoramic views on any run tends to be challenging. The Southern Ridges Trail is one of the best chances to have some views over the city and its surrounds while still being surrounded by greenery. With a number of elevated walkways through the trees along the route, it is a very pleasant run, while also providing some challenging gradients that are not found elsewhere on the island. The route is 6.3km (3.9 miles) with the start and finish at Harbourfront MRT and Kent Ridge Park.

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3. Sentosa Loop

Sentosa is a tropical island getaway from the tropical island getaway. Easily accessible from the city centre, Sentosa is home to a number of theme parks and resorts. The long beachfronts and signposted walkways make this a popular runners destination. This route covers most of the available beachfront and despite the touristy vibe in some parts, is a pleasant run with ever changing scenery. The route is 12 km (7.5 miles) starting and finishing at the Harbourfront MRT.

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 4.  Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park is a historic site that has played a role in Singapore and its predecessors’ history for hundreds of years and consists mainly of a reservoir, the colonial era fort complex (complete with tunnel system) and surrounding tropical greenery. It is also a staple for the fitness community living in the centre of the city on the north side of the river. The park area is not large, but there are a number of variations to make within the park. The route is a 2.1km (1.3 mile) loop, but with a few variations possible.

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5. Singapore River Loop

The Singapore River is a historically significant geographic feature that was the lifeline of early trade. It now hosts some of Singapore’s most expensive real estate and is central to the modern city. The run takes you up on bank and returns you on the other side of the river, past a number of modern bridges and buildings while always keeping you alongside the water.  The run is 5.3 km (3.3 miles) and starts and finishes at Clarke Quay MRT Station.

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There is a quick summary of 5 of the best places to run in Singapore. There are of course more options, but this will get you started. 

Alternatively, if you want to run with a friendly local and learn some Singaporean history at the same time, run with us!  We currently offer the Marina Bay running tour in our regular schedule, but feel free to contact us if you would like to arrange a different tour.

Happy running,

Hudson (Run With Me Singapore)