The Music Run by AIA returns for the 3rd year at Sentosa, Singapore and this year the atmosphere at the run was bigger and better!
Just like the past years, the venue for the Music Run by AIA was held at Sentosa island. Runners received complimentary entry via the monorail from Vivo City and it’s really the most convenient way to get there by public transport.
When we alighted at the Beach Station, we were welcomed by upbeat tempos and music from the Music Run village where runners could be seen streaming in for the pre-run activities.
We got inked with these temporary tattoos and explored the activities organised by the various sponsors and partners of the race.
We were interrupted by screaming fans when our very own local star, Nathan Hartono, appeared on stage. It was a live concert atmosphere and many were singing along as he belted out to English and Chinese songs and got the crowd moving.
Pretty soon the flag off for the 5km race happened and we were off! The run was very orderly and runners were off in batches so ease the congestion and that made the run experience more pleasant.
What I enjoy about this race, is that it’s a non competitive race where everyone is here for a good time. Many of the runners came with groups of friends and it was revitalizing to feel young among a energitic crowd. Many were singing along to the tunes that were blasted from each zone, namely Pop, Rock, Hip hop, Old School and Dance.
Sophie remembered having so much fun giving fellow runners high five along the way last year and she made sure she grabbed the foam hand just before the race started and dished out her high fives enthusiastically this year too!
Along the way, we snapped some photos at the various zones and even waved to the tourists who were cheering us on when we ran passed.
Thankfully, the weather was kind to us that day after a brief rain in the early afternoon and we enjoyed a very cool weather.
I believe that also made it more bearable for Sophie though she got very tired when we were inside the Nature Trail but she trudged along like a true champion without once complaining at all though she did ask where is the finishing line a few times.
Along the way, we took some photos and even waved to the tourists who were cheering us on when we passed.
Thankfully, the weather was kind to us that day after a brief rain in the early afternoon and we enjoyed a very cool weather. I believe that also made it more bearable for Sophie though she got very tired when we were inside the Nature Trail but she trudged along like a true champion without once complaining at all.
We completed 5km and it was an accomplishment for Sophie. Well done baby!
But while the run may be over, the event wasn’t and there a post-run party awaits. We were treated to yummylicious food and the super duper Instagramable drink, The Talad Drink, which I heard many had to queue for at Artbox. I just love all the pretty colours swirling in the bottle and they tasted as good as it looks!
We got the best seats in the house on the second level overlooking at main grounds and once Sophie was done with dinner she was grooving to the music. She actually came home singing Shape of you by Ed Sheeran, starting young eh.
The post run atmosphere was just as electric and fun as DJ Sam Withers did his magic and got the crowd on their feet as the young at heart partied the night away. Sophie and I got to a different kind of footwork at one of the activity booths and had a fun and hilarious time dancing away with one of my colleagues.
And of course, we were promised fireworks which lit up the sky and ended the night on a high note.
So glad that we got to do this as a family and even better when getting healthy as a family can be so much fun!