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Leap into the Year of the Rabbit with the AWA Running Group

By Keri and Kelsi Matwick

Getting fit is on the top of many resolution lists for the new year. Running is one of the most efficient, accessible, and cheapest forms of exercise. While running solo can be meditative, running with others is a great social activity. In joining the AWA Running Group, many members comment on how they’ve gotten into better shape, seen more of Singapore, and formed the strongest friendships. Your Tuesday running partner may soon become your next hotel roomie for a weekend runcation!

Accountability- Knowing that someone is going to meet you at 7:30am at the Botanic Gardens will motivate you to leap out of bed and head out for the 5km Tuesday BG run. You won’t want to miss grabbing coffee with the fellow runners afterwards at Da Paolo Gastronomia café at Cluny Court. Carry your endorphin rush through the week and join the other weekly AWA runs:

  • Tuesdays, 6:30am and 7:30am, Botanic Gardens, 5km

  • Thursdays, 7:30am, Marina Bay Sands, 10km

  • Saturdays, 7am, locations vary, 12-15km

Whether your motivation comes from the sense of self-improvement or not wanting to disappoint others, having the AWA running group will reward you in many ways.

Friendship- Running requires no makeup, no pretense, no matching clothes (or even shoes for that matter!); runners are real and authentic. Talking, sweating, and running together, you get to know each other on a deep level. Completing a challenge together, from climbing up a hill to conquering a race, only strengthens that bond.