the music run singapore


Just last weekend, Jacqueline and I participated in The Music Run by AIA and I must say, it was quite a disappointing experience for us. Even then, over 9000 race participants ran, danced, and partied to the beat of their favourite songs at the first Singapore edition of the The Music Run by AIA at Sentosa.

Image Credits to The Music Run Facebook Page

About The Music Run by AIA

Presenting sponsor AIA, The Real Life Company, has brought this event to three countries across Asia, bringing fun into fitness for everyone as part of its effort to promote healthy living for all members of the family.

Image Credits to The Music Run Facebook Page

The Music Run is one of the fastest growing events of its kind globally; a future focused, interactive, and non-competitive 5KM fun run that puts music at its heart. Offering a unique total music immersion experience amplified by over 150 concert quality speakers lining the entire route, the concept has been making waves in Asia with sell-out crowds in cities like Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Yangon, and now Singapore.

Our Personal Opinions and Thoughts about The Music Run by AIA

To be honest, The Music Run by AIA should just be called “The Music Walk” and The Music Runners, “The Music Walkers”.

Just to set the record straight, I have been to a couple of other fun runs [like the Hello Kitty Run and The Color Run Singapore] which has seen a much larger turnout and they have given me a positive running experience but not so for The Music Run by AIA.

Throughout the entire 5KM [4.85KM to be exact], the “Music Walkers” were all walking in big groups; it is as if they own the whole stretch of running path and what made the run even less enjoyable was the fact that the running path was narrow and heavily congested with human traffic.

While I do appreciate the organisers’ attempt to make The Music Run by AIA interesting and exciting, the run is nothing more than just having some speakers [blasting loud music] placed alongside the running route and I personally felt that there wasn’t much of an immersive experience as claimed by the organisers. In fact, if I may be upfront; it would have been better for me to just plug in my Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Bluetooth Earphones and run the 5KM route instead.

Notwithstanding this, I sincerely believe that a fun run should be a fun run and definitely not a fun walk. To me, a fun run is one where runners [whether individuals or groups] will enjoy running and the running experience that comes along with it. Sadly, The Music Run by AIA failed in this aspect and I do hope that they will improve on the running experience should they continue next year.

On hindsight, one plus point about The Music Run by AIA is probably the post-race after-party.

Image Credits to The Music Run Facebook Page

Were you at The Music Run by AIA?

There are many runs by major insurance companies such as Great Eastern and NTUC Income and for the very first time here in Singapore, The Music Run™ by AIA will rock our shores this coming 11 April 2015 at Sentosa Island!

The Music Run™ has been making waves in Asia with sell-out crowds in cities like Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, and Yangon and it is the only 5KM run that puts music at the heart.

A Preview of What to Expect for The Music Run™ 2015

The Music Run™ combines the worlds of music and running into a total music immersion experience unlike any other. Its bespoke digital music selection will get hearts thumping and fists pumping to music chosen entirely by the participants. For the first Singapore edition of The Music Run™ by AIA, the run is expecting some 10,000 participants [also known as Music Runners] and Music Runners will get to run, dance, and party their way through a soundtrack of five unique and interactive 1KM Music Zones that features five music genres; Rock, Pop, Retro, R&B/Hip Hop, and Dance.

To give Music Runners the best music immersion experience, The Music Run™ is amplified with over 100 concert quality speakers that will pump out tunes every step of the way. Unlike other marathons and themed running events, The Music Run™ has no time clock which means anyone of any fitness level and age can join in the fun and complete the run at his or her own pace. To get Music Runners warmed up, amped, and in the mood, The Music Run™ by AIA will kick off with a Start Zone party at 2:30PM and end with an After Party in the Music Village.

Watch out for great music performances by the pioneer of beatboxing in Singapore and defending champion of the International Grand Beatbox Battle, Dharni. He will be collaborating with up-and-coming singer K-Leah to bring to the audience some unique mashups and medleys of popular upbeat tracks. From start to end, Music Runners can also look forward to music inspired entertainment, food and beverage stations, sponsor tents, and as well as great promotions and prizes.

If you love running and music, why not have the best of both worlds by registering for The Music Run™ by AIA?

To register for The Music Run™ by AIA and/or to find out more information, do check out The Music Run™ by AIA Official Website and like The Music Run™ Official Facebook Page!

Just so you know, the closing date for registration is 31 March 2015 and as it is expected to sell-out pretty fast [there’s only 10,000 running slots available], do register early to avoid disappointment!

And if you have already registered for The Music Run™ by AIA, don’t forget to vote online for your favourite track from each of the five music genres as the five most popular tracks from each music genre will form the music zone’s playlist for the actual run.


For anyone of any fitness level and age


The Music Run™ by AIA


11 April 2015 [Saturday], Music Village Opens at 2:30PM, Run Starts at 4:00PM


Sentosa Beach Car Park, Sentosa Island


Register at The Music Run™ Official Website Registration Fees: Standard- SGD$50, Rock Star- SGD$75