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8,000 Runners Unleashed in the Lion City at Nike She Runs 5K
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May 11, 2013

8,000 Runners Unleashed in the Lion City at Nike She Runs 5K

Nike’s global celebration of women’s running set against Singapore’s picturesque Gardens by the Bay.

On Saturday, May 11, 8,000 women unleashed their fiercely feminine side as they took part in Nike She Runs 5K at Gardens by the Bay East, connecting them to 85,000 other women across 11 cities through Nike’s global She Runs series. This is the third female-only Nike race in Singapore, providing women with a platform to connect, inspire and motivate each other to push their limits.

The race started on a balmy Saturday evening in downtown Singapore, set against the contrasting backdrop of the lush Gardens by the Bay East, and illuminated by the lights of the Marina Bay financial district. The 5K route took runners down the waterfront promenade, crossing over to the Marina Barrage and past the Flower Dome, the world’s largest column-less greenhouse. Here, the band Stellastory entertained with songs to spur runners on, who then made a U-turn to finish back at Gardens by the Bay East. 

“Running is a growing sport among women, and we are proud to deliver a positive sports experience to female runners in Singapore where participation is continuing to gain momentum. The race inspires women to embrace running, and find motivation through Nike+ and social communities,” said Alvin Soo, Marketing Manager, Nike Singapore.

“As part of their race journey, participants were enabled and supported through activities such as themed training clinics, Nike Training Club classes, and running with others through Nike+, Nike’s digital running platform,” continued Soo.

Finishers celebrated in style at the race village, with a unique experience just for her, comprising express manicures, massages, and food and beverage offerings. The celebratory atmosphere was further enhanced with performances by the band 53A, Charmaine Pelaez, and DJ duo TWOFACE. Nike She Runs moments were captured through photo booths set up in the race village, while participants tagged their photos on social media with #RUNFREE, connecting their memories with others.

Participating in her first ever Nike She Runs race, 20-year-old Georgina Poh said, “It was a great experience to run with fellow female runners because the camaraderie between us is more emotional, and the bonds created are much stronger. I love the energy at Nike She Runs, and I really enjoyed being a part of it.”

First to cross the finish line, in the individual above-25 category, was 32-year-old Nike athlete Anne Qihui, with a time of 17:51.

Nike’s global She Runs Series inspires women to embrace running and find motivation through Nike+ and social communities by delivering a positive sports experience, particularly in countries where women’s sports participation is continuing to gain momentum. Now in its fourth year, the She Runs series is taking place in 11 cities and kicked off on March 10 in Mexico City. Other host cities include Singapore, Seoul, Sydney, Caracas, Bogotá and Panamá. The series will wrap up on June 8 with a race in Quito, Ecuador. During the three-month-long series, more than 85,000 women (up from 20,000 in 2009) will participate.