28 January 2013, Singapore – 7am, Sunday morning, 6,000 participants, 71 nationalities. Those were the numbers of Singapore’ first Green Corridor Run at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station yesterday.
The Green Corridor Run presented by BlackBerry is the first race to be held entirely on the ‘Rail Corridor’, with the course spanning the section from the Tanjong Pagar Rail Station to the old Bukit Timah Rail Station. The event aims to raise public awareness of this green pathway officially known as the ‘Rail Corridor’. The route allowed runners to experience one of Singapore’s least known natural wonders and show their support for keeping the area as natural as possible, benefiting generations to come.
Samson Tenai, 32, from Kenya and Rosie Clarke, 26, from the UK, were the overall winners for the male and female category, completing the race in 34 minutes 11 seconds and 41 minutes 42 seconds, respectively. Class 95FM Cartunes DJ Mike Kasem participated in the run while co-host Jean Danker cheered him on with a squad of cheerleaders.
“2013 marks BlackBerry’s ten year anniversary in Singapore so we’re delighted to be the lead supporter for an event that celebrates a unique part of the island’s history. The number of participants that ran the route and showed their support for the cause was overwhelming and fantastic to see,” said Charles Dufourq, Country Director, Research In Motion Singapore.