Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Energizer Night Trail Singapore 2013

Last Saturday we went for our first Energizer Night Trail Singapore. Running a trail is so much more challenging than running on a road, especially at night! Thank goodness we started training early! It would be much better if we practised more on trails like at MacRitchie Reservoir, but no worries, it was all in good fun!

There's various race categories ranging from 6 - 18km for men & women trail races, and 1.5 - 3km for family-friendly parent-child obstacle races in the jungle. The parent-child obstacle races are very popular, just like those for the Safari Zoo Run. Even though race time is recorded, and prizes are given to the top finishers, the focus is help each and every participant complete the races. Do expect to get dirty and muddy though! ;p

This year's Energizer Night Trail took place at Lorong Asrama for the 3rd time in a row, opposite Mandai Lake Road. Lorong Asrama is a restricted area that's often used for army training, if I'm not wrong. It was my first time at that venue and boy, was it ulu {local term for deserted}! There's no parking at the event site, and participants had to take public transport or the event shuttle bus service to get there.
At first I felt it was quite inconvenient to not be able to drive up to the venue, but luckily the event shuttle bus service was very reliable. We parked at Causeway Point, which is near Woodlands MRT Station, then took the shuttle which was located just opposite Exit C. The shuttle buses arrived in intervals of 15 minutes, and it was just a 15 minutes ride to the venue from there. Not tooooo bad ;)

The Energizer Carnival was held in conjunction with the Night Trail from 3-9 pm. We arrived there in the evening to have some fun with Lil Pumpkin just before our 6km race. All games and rides {Reverse Bungee, Rodeo Ride, Rockwall, Vapour Blaster Games Station, Netball etc.} were free! Quick note though - don't ride the rodeo bull before your run. My thighs were aching even hours later!
The kids Treasure Hunt ticket cost S$2/try and all proceeds went to their adopted charity - Singapore Disability Sport Council. All children participants of the obstacle races received a complimentary Treasure Hunt Ticket in their race kits though. Lil Pumpkin really enjoyed this activity!

The Energizer Night Trail is definitely very thrilling, and unique from the rest of the runs offered in Singapore. Although there's light from your Energizer LED headlight {given in the race kit} guiding you over your distance, it still can be a little scary, especially for those not used to running on trails... like me hahaha. Check out the rest of the photos from Energizer Night Trail Singapore Facebook page and look out to register on their website if you are interested!

* Disclosure: The event coverage of  Energizer Night Trail Singapore was due to an invitation from Energizer Singapore & Pink Apple Pte Ltd. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.


Crash Test Mummy said...

Looks like great fun! Lil Pumpkins head torch is so cute - your little shining light ;)

Miss Cinders said...

That is sooo cool! I have no idea if they do anything like that here in Australia - I live in the sticks so definitely nothing like that out here!

Sounds like you guys had a great time!

Happy iBOT hun!!

MC x

J Bott said...

That looks like fun! A bit scary though nighth trail running!

J Bott said...

That sounds like so much fun! I am not sure about the night trail running though.

Deb @ inner compass designs said...

how cool is that? never seen anything like it here - great family fun!

Stacy said...

Great pics. 'Ulu' here means 'backward/out-of-civilisation', which I bet doesn't apply to anywhere in SG. :)

Emily @ Have a laugh on me said...

I have to say how totally awesome you look in those photos - a hot mumma! Em x

EssentiallyJess said...

I keep having dreams I'm competing in obstacle courses, and this post is just going to add to them I think! Maybe I just need to sign up and join one?
In other news, I love your bright pink joggers!

Grace said...

Looks like awesome fun! Love events like this that can get the whole family involved, especially for little ones!

Ai Sakura said...

Laney: aww yes she is!

Miss Cinders: it was definitely fun. hope they organise something similar at your area soon

Eleise: haha yeah

Deb: if you're ever in town, try it!

Stacy: there are ok! at least to me ;p

Emily: thanks dear! too kind!

Jess: haha really? maybe you should since it's a sign!!

Grace: good luck for your half marathon too!