It’s officially marathon training season and we are inviting you to TRAIN WITH US!
As a community for runners by runners, Running Department organises two weekly free running sessions for the community to come together to train for their upcoming races. Whether you’re doing your first 10k or your first Full Marathon, Running Department offers different pace groups that caters to runners of different training capabilities.
Feel Good Wednesday Run
Our Feel Good Wednesday Run takes place at UOB Plaza, Raffles Place on Wednesday evening at 7.00pm.
The distance available is between 7km to 10km with run crews leading pace groups ranging from 5:00min, 5:30min, 6:00min, 6:30min, 7:00min and 7:30min. Runners can choose a group that they’re comfortable running with!
Each run session starts with a short run briefing, group photo taking and dynamic warm-up led by our run crews. Runners are then flagged off according to the various timing groups available for the day for a run in the heart of Marina Bay before ending the run with a cool-down session and hydration – courtesy of 100Plus Singapore.
Joining us for the first time? FRET NOT! We have a newbie group in place so that runners who are new to running and would like to try out running with us can join the newbie group. You will be running on a 5km route that’s guided by a seasoned run crew.
Fire-away your questions and our run crews will be more than happy to answer them as you kickstart your journey with us as a newbie. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there somehow so we know how it feels!
Pace Together Saturday Run
Looking to clock longer distances for your training runs?
Join us for our Pace Together Saturday Run that takes place at East Coast Park* on Saturday morning at 7.00am. The distance for our Saturday run ranges from 12km to 33km with pacers leading pace groups for marathon finishing timing of 4hrs 00min, 4hrs 30min, 5hrs 00min, 5hrs 30min and half marathon finishing timing of 2hrs 00min, 2hrs 15min, 2hrs 30min and 2hrs 45min.
How does each of the timing groups translate to pace? Here’s a quick breakdown for your reference:
|Time Group||Pace (min/km)|
|Full Marathon – 4hrs 00min||05:41min / km|
|Full Marathon – 4hrs 30min||06:23min / km|
|Full Marathon – 5hrs 00min||07:07min / km|
|Full Marathon – 5hrs 30min||07:49min / km|
|Half Marathon – 2hrs 00min||05:41min / km|
|Half Marathon – 2hrs 15min||06:23min / km|
|Half Marathon – 2hrs 30min||07:07min / km|
|Half Marathon – 2hrs 45min||07:49min / km|
To also help runners adapt to the long distances required for each training, our pacers will be running in loops of 6km, with the start/end point located at the 3km mark. This effectively allows runners to adjust the distance that they would like to complete without going on an out-and-back run. So you can choose to do a 6km, 9km, 12km and so on depending on your training progress.
Note: Registration is not required unless it’s an official event we’re organising with a partner. Eg: SCSM 2022 Training Runs or Nike Live Experience Run sessions.
*Run locations are subjected to changes from time to time. Check our facebook / Instagram for the latest updates.
We’re sharing our running schedules from September to November so that you will not miss a training session with us! Do check in on the remarks for RSVP instructions if any.
September 2022 Training Schedule
|14 Sep 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza Raffles Place||8km – 10km|
|17 Sep 2022||7.00 AM||East Coast Park Parkland Green||15km / 24km|
|21 Sep 2022||7.00 PM||Fatbird Statue Raffles Place||8km – 10km||RSVP here|
|24 Sep 2022||6.00 AM||East Coast Park Parkland Green||18km / 27km||6.00am for FM, 7.00am for HM|
|28 Sep 2022||7.00 PM||OCBC Square||8km – 10km|
October 2022 Training Schedule
|1 Oct 2022||7.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||15km / 18km|
|5 Oct 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza, Raffles Place||8km – 10km|
|8 Oct 2022||7.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||18km / 24km||RSVP here|
|12 Oct 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza, Raffles Place||8km – 10km|
|15 Oct 2022||6.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||15km / 30km||6.00am for FM, 7.00am for HM|
|19 Oct 2022||7.00 PM||Fatbird Statue, Raffles Place||8km – 10km||RSVP here|
|22 Oct 2022||7.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||21 km|
|26 Oct 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza, Raffles Place||8km – 10km|
|29 Oct 2022||6.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||15km / 30km||6.00am for FM, 7.00am for HM|
November 2022 Training Schedule
|2 Nov 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza, Raffles Place||8km – 10km|
|5 Nov 2022||7.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||18km / 21km||RSVP here|
|9 Nov 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza, Raffles Place||8km – 10km|
|12 Nov 2022||6.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||21km / 33km||6.00am for FM, 7.00am for HM|
|16 Nov 2022||7.00 PM||Fatbird Statue, Raffles Place||8km – 10km||RSVP here|
|19 Nov 2022||7.00 AM||East Coast Park, Parkland Green||15km / 21km|
|23 Nov 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza, Raffles Place||8km – 10km|
|26 Nov 2022||7.00 AM||F1 PIT, Turn 21||12km / 15km||RSVP here|
|30 Nov 2022||7.00 PM||UOB Plaza, Raffles Place||5km|
Ready to Train With Us?
Ready to join us for the next session? Here are some handy tips to take note:
- Only fully vaccinated runners can join our training runs. Your vaccination status will be checked upon check-in at our runs.
- Baggage deposits will be made available from time to time. Runners are reminded to travel light and not leave valuables unattended.
- Hydration may be limited. Runners are reminded to bring along their own hydration.
- Runners are encourage to arrive 10 minute before the start of each run session. Runners will be rejected from joining once we close our baggage deposit service.
- RSVP is required for training sessions with our partners. Non-registered runners will not be allowed to join in the training session.
- Run cancellations due to bad weather will be announced on our social media channels 60 minutes before the start of the training session.
Last but not least, remember to share your running moments with us. Tag @runningdepartment on Instagram and remember to include our official hashtags #RunningDepartment and #RunWithRD