Singapore, 26 July 2015 – The tenth edition of Shape Run, Singapore’s first all-women run, concluded successfully this morning at the new Kallang Practice Track.
First introduced in 2006, the annual Shape Run is organised byShape Singapore, a women’s health and wellness magazine licensed under Meredith Corporation and published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd.
This year’s run saw a turnout of 10,000 participants – including male participants who took part in the novel 1.8km Family Fun Run, where women could sign up with their husbands and children.
Shape Run 2015 also launched a brand new competitive 15km race category which was very well-received. This is the first women’s event in Singapore to offer this race distance. Participants ran through a scenic route, starting at Nicoll Highway, looping around the iconic Singapore flyer, across the Tanjong Rhu suspension footbridge and finishing at the Kallang Practice Track next to the Singapore Sports Hub. All routes had a view of the National Stadium’s grand exterior, too.
The champions of the 15km, 10km and 5km races won cash prizes of $700, $500 and $300 respectively, as well as products and services from sponsors. Other participants didn’t go home empty handed either – everyone received a goodie bag worth more than $420 each, including a Finisher’s Medal, a Finisher’s Tee and other awesome items.
After the run, participants stayed on to enjoy the fringe activities at the race village. There was plenty to see and do as sponsors offered sampling opportunities of their products and services. Various lucky draws and contests were held too.
“We are delighted to celebrate a decade of runs. Year after year,Shape Run has become bigger and better to welcome runners, both old and new. The magazine endorses an active and healthy lifestyle, and by organising large-scale fitness events like Shape Run, we give many women something to work towards and look forward to every year,” says Li Yuling, Editor, Shape, SPH Magazines.
“Shape Run is an important event in many runners’ race calendars and we are proud to have established and maintained that spot. As running becomes increasingly popular in Singapore, Shape Run is the ideal starting point for beginners. The introduction of the 15km category this year is perfectly timed as Shape Run turns 10, and many of our runners feel ready to move on to a greater challenge. We will continue to improve our run, and thank our partners for their unwavering support over the last decade!” says Diana Lee, General Manager, Fashion & Beauty, SPH Magazines.
Shape Run 2015 was brought to you by:
|Presenter||Duo Rewards (Tan Chong Motors)|
|ORBIS Asia Pacific Headquarters|
|Official Compression Wear||2XU|
|Official Eye Care||Acuvue|
|Official Fitness Equipment||Aibi|
|Official Health Supplement||Brand’s Innershine|
|Official Isotonic Drink||H-TWO-O|
|Official Running Portal||Just Run Lah|
|Official Feminine Hygiene||Lactacyd|
|Official Facial Mask||My Beauty Diary|
|Venue Sponsor||Raffles City|
|Official Sanitary Napkin||Sofy by Unicharm|
|Official Fitness Partner||True Fitness|
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VWG_1613 - The 15km flag off. The 15km run is Singapore's first all-women's competitive race.
VWG_1759 - The 5km flag off.
VWG_2308 & VWG_2323 - The 1.8km Family Fun Run flag off. The Family Fun Run is a new category in this year's Shape Run.
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About Shape Singapore
Licensed from Meredith Corporation, Shape Singapore was launched in July 2004. It is the complete mind and body guide for women, with 15 editions worldwide and a readership of 27,000 (Nielsen Media Index 2014) in Singapore alone. It covers all aspects of living a well-balanced life, from the latest information on fitness, nutrition, exercise and health, to invaluable tips on living life to the fullest. This leading active lifestyle guide for women in Singapore motivates and inspires them to embrace a desirable lifestyle – shaping their looks and their lives. Shape recently won the Merit Award for Health/Fitness/Sports Media of the Year at the Media Publishers Association Singapore Awards 2015. Shape also has an edition in Malaysia, which is published by an SPH Magazines subsidiary company.
Visit www.shape.com.sg for more information.
About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com, HardwareZone.com and Luxury-Insider.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.
SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.
Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.