Everything you need to know about The Music Run Singapore 2017

Everything you need to know about The Music Run Singapore 2017

Let’s get loud

Text: Janice Sim

Your handy guide on how to prepare for this year's The Music Run

Whether you have been skipping to the beats of Frank Ocean or slaying your leg day with a little help from Kygo, it's safe to say that behind every successful, blood-pumping workout is a booming track — which is probably why The Music Run is such a hit. Held at Palawan Green, Sentosa Island on 6 May, and thanks to the music from Spotify, the running course is a 5km Sound Track gloriously lined with over 120 speakers to play songs across five different music zones. All pumped and ready to go? Here's what to know before heading down.

1. Don't set off empty handed
Step 1: Get your essential race starter pack. Head down to Capitol Piazza from 28th to 30th April and bring along your identification card and confirmation email (that can be validated from your mobile device) to collect your event pack. Inside, you'll find your personal The Music Run T-shirt you need to wear for the race, as well as your RFID wristband that comes with your unique runner number.

2. Leave the car at home
Take it from us, your best bet is public transport. Driving to Sentosa isn't the cheapest affair, as you're charged a flat gantry fee plus standard parking charges (and you'll be there a fair while). Furthermore, finding a parking lot can be a nightmare. Hop on a MRT train to VivoCity, before transferring to Sentosa Express where you can ride free-of-charge (all you have to do is flash your wristband). Then, alight at Beach Station and and follow the signs to The Music Village. The other efficient option is by taxi or Uber — again, flash your wristband at the gantry entrance for free entry, and ask to be dropped off at Beach Station.

The Music Run AIA Singapore 2017
3. Come early
No doubt that the run (which kicks off at 5pm) is a major highlight, but so is the pre-party. Doors open at 3.30pm and runners are encouraged to get busy with fun and interactive activities like bubble football, a giant slide and an inflatable climbing wall. And who wouldn't want a cool temporary ink? Live a little and get yourself a hydro-tattoo. If that isn't enough to entice you, our homegrown crooner Nathan Hartono is set to charm the crowd with soothing pop jazz tunes. Cue the swoons.

4. Go cashless  
You can load up on tokens during the event pack collection prior to the race but if not, top-up stations are also available on site. With your handy wristband, you can easily buy event merchandise, and a light snack from food and drink stalls such as Gong Cha, without scrambling for loose change.

The Music Run DJ AIA Singapore 2017

5. Don't rush to the finish line
ICYMI, this isn't your run-of-the-mill run. In fact, your first kilometre will bring you towards a huge rock band display known as the 'AIA Rock Highway'. Here, anyone can be a rock star for a day (yes, photo ops for Instagram). The second click showcases 'Pop Street', which rolls out the red carpet for runners to feel like a celebrity while the latest pop tunes play in the background. If you're an oldie at heart, the third click's 'Memory Lane' will be your favourite. Think old school hits with renditions of iconic musicians from the '80s. The 'AirAsia Hip Hop Alley' at the fourth kilometre will up your street cred with smooth R&B and hip hop beats. Lastly, the final leg, also known as the 'AIA Electric Avenue', features a pop-up disco tunnel and a live DJ in the air. Once you've completed the course, an afterparty awaits with returning radio house DJ Sam Withers. Consider our expectations blown through the roof.

The Music Run Singapore 2017 is happening on 6 May from 3.30pm to 9pm. Tickets start from $60, available on The Music Run website

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