The Great Eastern Women’s Run 2013 is the Asia’s Largest All-Women Run that empowers and encourage women from all walks of life and ages to take that first step towards a healthier lifestyle.

This year, Great Eastern Life has decided to ‘upsize’ the event by having more focus on the support structure that runners can depend on as they embark on their quest to live healthy. Using their signature event, the Great Eastern Women’s Run, they aspire to provide a platform for women to exercise and live great.

Local elite runner and triathlete, Choo Ling Er, 26, will be one of the lead runners in Great Eastern Women’s Run 2013. Ling Er is Singapore’s first full-time female triathlete and certified Strength and Conditioning coach.

3 years ago, Ling Er had a major accident; she was hit by a car while cycling and had to undergo operation on her legs. After the accident, she couldn’t walk and had to receive physiotherapy. It was life changing and a long recovery for her.

Ling Er was confined at home for the longest period. During this tough and rough route, her family and friends were very motivating and supportive to her, and she feels that this applies to training for endurance too. The doctors did not expect Ling Er to ever run again, let alone take part in competitive races, even the grueling Ironman series.

She came in 4th for 2013’s Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore and was crowned the fastest local female triathlete.

Image from Great Eastern Women’s Run 2012

This time,  Great Eastern Women’s Run 2013 is calling for families to rally their support for the runners, to empower more women to take that first step towards living great with their family and loved ones.

The race will have participants run past iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, F1 Pit Building and upcoming Singapore Sports Hub. The start and finish points will be at The Float@Marina Bay.

The Great Eastern Women’s Run will feature three categories. Leisure runners can register for the “5km Live Great! Fun Run” category, while two new sub categories have been added for the 10km and 21km this year where runners from the same company can sign up in teams of four if they don’t wish to run alone.

Event Date: 10 November 2013, Sunday

Race Venue: The Float@Marina Bay

Targeted Runners: 17,000 participants

Race Distances: 5KM, 10KM, 21.1KM

Registration ends September 30

For more information on the registration and race, visit

Excerpts provided by SPRG Singapore