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The Fast Lane Top Places to Run in Singapore

The Fast Lane: Top Places to Run in Singapore

Did you know that Singaporeans are the fastest walkers in the world? It’s not surprising that locals on the island get around on foot a lot. The city’s streets, parks, and green spaces are built for walking! 

But do you know what else the city is built for? Runners, of course! 

There are plenty of running trails in Singapore with most of them located within national parks, historical landmarks, and tourist spots. So, to help you with your morning or evening cardio, here are the best places to run in Singapore!

Changi Jurassic Mile

Address: Airport Blvd., Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore

Contact Details: +65 6595 6865

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


One of the best places to run in Singapore is actually located in the island’s world-famous airport. As the name suggests, the Changi Jurassic Mile only stretches one mile, but joggers will be accompanied by not just nature but life-sized dinosaurs. 

The Changi Jurassic Mile is actually part of the 3.5-kilometre Changi Airport Connection, which links travellers in the airport to East Coast Park and other parks near the terminals. 

If a long layover doesn’t sound too exciting, you can work your knees and feet for some cardio next to giant eggs, baby dinosaurs, a massive T-Rex, and more. Plus, it’s a family-friendly attraction, so don’t be afraid to bring your kids along with you! 

After running a few miles at the Changi Jurassic Mile, you can cool off with a refreshing drink at Hub & Spoke Cafe or head over to a pay-per-use shower to freshen up after your run. 

There are multiple shower pods located across the airport, but there are facilities already located at Hub & Spoke. You’ll first need to purchase an entry pass from the Changi Mobile App or buy one from the cafe, starting at $5 per person. 

Note that toiletries like shampoo and soap will be provided, but towels need to be purchased from the cafe! 

Rower’s Bay Park

Address: Seletar Club Rd, Lower Seletar Reservoir, Singapore

Opening Hours: Open 24/7


Rower’s Bay Park, nestled along Lower Seletar Reservoir, owes its name to the reservoir’s allure for kayakers and dragon boat enthusiasts. Yet for those who prefer terra firma, the park offers an excellent place for running in Singapore!

The park features a wetland boardwalk that gives runners a full view of the reservoir, lush greenery, and wildlife that inhabit the wetlands. It also helps that the boardwalk is breezy, so you’ll have lots of fresh air in this pocket of green space in the city. 

The entire path spans a little less than a kilometre, but if you want to go a little further, Rower’s Bay Park is part of the first 60 kilometres of the Round Island Route. This route takes you to several riverside parks in the east like Changi Beach and Pasir Ris! 

The best time to run around Rower’s Bay Park is close to 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm. The sunset views in this area are stunning, so if you’re down for a late afternoon running session, this spot at sunset hour is the best time to do it. 

There are vending machines and a public washroom within the park to keep you refreshed and cool if you’re coming during the day. 

Admiralty Park

Address: 6A Admiralty Rd, Singapore 732006

Contact Details: +65 1800 471 7300

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


Renowned as the largest urban park in the North, Admiralty Park attracts families for weekend outings, chiefly because of its expansive playgrounds, walking trails, and running paths for active locals and tourists. 

Admiralty Park’s undulating terrain also renders it ideal for jogging and hiking, offering a heightened level of challenge for fitness enthusiasts. Adjacent to the play areas, fitness stations are available for those looking to tone their muscles.

There is also a mangrove forest that runners can visit via an elevated boardwalk. It’s small but provides a quiet retreat from the city (or playing with children) for runners who want to take a break. 

Admiralty Park is home to some monkeys that pass through the jogging and running paths. 

Make sure to keep your belongings with you at all times, as they’re known to steal your stuff when you’re not looking (keep your sunglasses on your face and not on your head, just in case!). 

The Rail Corridor

Rail Corridor Short Route

Address: Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #380 Fuyong Estate, Singapore 678040 or #1 Railway Station, Bukit Timah Railway Station Community Node, Singapore 599938

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


The Rail Corridor’s 24-kilometre-long stretch is a runner or hiker’s dream trail. You can technically traverse all of Singapore through this continuous hidden passage lined with trees, nature, and wildlife or cut the trek into two routes. 

The short route spans 3 kilometres and takes runners on an off-beat track through historic sites like the Old Bukit Timah Rail Station. Typically, the short route starts here and traverses through a grassy path to The Rail Mall. 

You can also start your run vice versa, especially if you want to fuel up with drinks and snacks from The Rail Mall before heading to the old train station. Both ways pave the way for a short but scenic place to run in Singapore.  

There’s also a small cafe and eatery right across from the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station if you’re starting the short route from there. 

The nearest MRT Station is King Albert Park, then make your way westward along Bukit Timah Road.

The Rail corridor that leads to the old station is to the left (just below the Bukit Timah Truss Bridge). 

Rail Corridor Long Route

Address: #1 Railway Station, Bukit Timah Railway Station Community Node, Singapore 599938 or 30 Keppel Road, Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Singapore 089059

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


If you want a more challenging run along the Rail Corridor, you can try out the long route that spans over 10 kilometres and takes you through the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station and all the way to the Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. 

Both start and end points are historic sites within the green space and serve as great markers. The terrain is mostly grassy, and you’ll go through paths covered in trees as you make your way to both stations. 

A few other markers along the 10-kilometre route are Queen’s Close, Bukit Merah Central, Henderson Road, and Commonwealth Park. For break spots, the closest park to the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station is Holland Green Linear Park and Playground!

Although the Rail Corridor is open 24/7, we don’t recommend running here at night. There is no lighting available past 7:00 pm, so it gets very dark along the route. 

For your safety, it’s best to stick to running during the daytime (or early morning if you want to beat the heat or the sun’s rays). 

100Plus Promenade at Singapore Sports Hub

Address: 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629

Contact Details: +65 6653 8900

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


For a more shaded running experience, head over to 100Plus Promenade at the Singapore Sports Hub for laps around the semi-indoor running track. The track surrounds the National Stadium and is designed for all sorts of running activities. 

The National Stadium is where national and international sporting events are held as well as concerts and large events. On days when there are no events, the 100Plus Promenade track is open for all guests to train, run, jog, or do all sorts of training. 

In total, the track spans 88 metres long and doesn’t require any admission fee. It’s also open 24/7, so avid runners can run around the track at any time of day, rain or shine. 

Note that while the 100Plus Promenade track is free to use, there are no locker facilities available within the Singapore Sports Hub to keep all your belongings safe while you run. 

There are lockers available for rent at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, which is just next to the National Stadium. Locker rental rates vary and may not be available 24/7, so plan your visit accordingly (or don’t bring too many valuables along with you!). 

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Address: 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a prime destination for runners seeking to immerse themselves in nature. Stretching from Upper Thomson Road to Bishan Road, the park divides into two sections at Marymount Road. 

One side boasts a water playground and serene ponds, while the other offers spacious lawns and a riverside gallery, providing a picturesque backdrop for a refreshing run amidst lush greenery. 

The tracks are made of flat pavement, making laps around the park ideal for beginners who don’t want any uphill challenges. The whole park is also well-lit at night, so it’s a suitable place to run at night (and also to avoid crowds). 

The nearest car parks to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park are along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and in front of Aramsa Spa. 

If you’re heading there via MRT, you can take a train and alight at Bishan MRT. Walk up north towards Bishan Road and make a left! 

Dogs are allowed in this park, so feel free to take your furry pets along with you during your run! 

Kallang Riverside Park

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Address: Corner Kallang Road and Crawford St, Singapore 397732

Contact Details: +65 1800 471 7300

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


For those seeking an exhilarating running experience in Singapore, look no further than Kallang Riverside Park. Nestled alongside the picturesque Kallang River, this expansive park spans 7 hectares, offering a haven for water sports enthusiasts and runners alike.

Beyond its renowned water sports facilities, Kallang Riverside Park boasts well-maintained pathways adorned with distance markers, making it an ideal locale for refining your running prowess. 

Join fellow fitness enthusiasts in setting personal bests or simply enjoy a leisurely jog amidst the scenic riverside views. And then, after a good sweat session, you can take a breather next to the river and enjoy the natural beauty around you!

If you drop by for a run on Saturday mornings, you can catch rowers training on dragon boats or canoes along the river. 

It’s usually not crowded on weekend mornings, so get up and head there as early as you can to avoid pedestrian traffic.

If you need to take a break, there are benches and shaded huts located along the running paths. There is also a public washroom to do your business if you need to!  

Bedok Reservoir Park Loop

Address: 760 Bedok Reservoir Rd, Singapore 479245

Contact Details: +65 1800 471 7300

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


Bedok Reservoir Park is a former sand quarry that the government turned into a massive recreational green space for runners, hikers, and water sports enthusiasts. 

Runners can run laps around the whole reservoir, spanning 4.3 kilometres in total length. 

Safe to say, the whole Bedok Reservoir Loop is like a giant natural running track clad with trees, grass, and waterside views. You won’t get lost around this park, as there is a dedicated running path specifically designed to take runners all around the reservoir. 

Despite the natural surroundings, the running track is completely flat, making it beginner-friendly and child-friendly. If you want a bit more challenge, there are alternative routes beyond the track that offer more undulating terrain. 

Note that the running track on the Bedok Reservoir Park Loop is made of gravel, which may require specific running shoes to avoid slipping or injury when running on rainy days or when sprinting. 

It’s best to only use running shoes made for gravel pavements, just in case. 

If you want a quick bite to refuel your energy levels, there are restaurants located on the western side of the reservoir where you can buy food and drinks after or before your run. 

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Address: Corner Bukit Batok East Avenue 2, Bukit Batok East Ave 6, and, Singapore 659761

Contact Details: +65 1800 471 7300

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


Bukit Batok Nature Park was formerly a quarry like many other natural reserves in Singapore but smaller, unlike its neighbours. Despite its size, the park offers a wealth of tranquil walking trails, forest scenery, viewpoints of the city, and running paths. 

You can still catch remnants of the former quarry to this day as you jog or run around the park’s elevated wooden trails. 

Moreover, don’t let the small park fool you. There’s a section that goes uphill a mere 30 degrees, so it’s a pretty challenging path for runners!

If you stop to catch your breath, you might encounter wildlife like birds, lizards, and monkeys lurking about. Try not to provoke them and keep your belongings safe with you or else the monkeys might steal them away!

Occasionally, a flute player affectionately known as Uncle Flutist makes appearances at Bukit Batok Nature Park, enchanting visitors with his melodious tunes as birds chirp in the background. 

You can typically find him playing near the pond, so be sure to watch out for him when you visit the park!

East Coast Parks

Address: E Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


East Coast Park is one of the more popular parks on the island, owing to its proximity to the beach and its size. The park’s running and walking paths stretch over 11 kilometres long with sections passing along the adjacent beach’s coastline. 

You can start your run from Marina Bay on the west end and make your way to Changi via the East Bay Parkway. To catch your breath along the way, you can take shelter in the many shaded huts and benches along the park or stop by the gardens. 

A few sights to see along the East Coast Park’s running path are the Bedok Jetty, the National Service Golf Club, and the Singapore Wake Park. Many, but not all, sections of the running paths are well-lit at night, so it’s safe to go on a night run! 

Every Saturday morning at 7:30 am, there’s a group-led community event called Parkrun, a free 5-kilometre run around East Coast Park. 

Think of it as a marathon but without any joining fees or competition. It’s basically an early morning running session for locals and tourists to break a sweat together. 

Parkrun has a results tracker for timings and records that you can register for on the website. It’s a free event, but you’ll need to register as a runner here before joining the session! 

Marina Bay

Address: Starts at Eu Tong Sen St, Coleman Bridge, Singapore

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


Another waterside place to run in Singapore is Marina Bay. Most people would describe this part of the city as the swankiest, but there’s a place for active Singaporeans and foreigners here beyond the skyscrapers and luxurious malls. 

There are two main running routes around Marina Bay. The shorter route stretches 5 kilometres and takes you through a loop around Coleman Bridge, the Fullerton Hotel, Parliament House, and all the way to Merlion Park. 

The longer route spans 15 kilometres and takes you through almost all the nearby tourist spots in Marina Bay. Starting from the Singapore Flyer, you’ll pass through the National Stadium, Marina Bay Golf Course, Marina Barrage, and Gardens by the Bay. 

The best starting point for both routes is at Coleman Bay Bridge, which is located near Clarke Quay MRT Station. 

From there, head eastward towards Esplanade Drive then cross Marina Channel if you’re going for the short route, or continue heading east to the Singapore Flyer or Marina Bay Golf Course for the long route. 

Many of these tourist spots are markers and can get very crowded on weekends. If you plan to do both routes, we highly suggest doing it very early in the morning! 

West Coast Park

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Address: W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126978

Contact Details: +65 1800 471 7300

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


If you loved joining Parkrun’s Saturday sessions at East Coast Park, you should at least try doing their 5-kilometre marathon at West Coast Park next! West Coast Park is smaller than its eastern counterpart but still works as a great place to run in Singapore. 

You get waterside views, lush greenery, and changing running terrain along the way. If it’s your first time going for a run here, we highly recommend trying the 5-kilometre loop around the park that takes you to both ends. 

You can start the route from the entrance near Opp West Coast View bus station, then head south towards Clementi Road. From there, run straight towards the pond on the west end, and make a right from the Pasir Panjang Park entrance. 

On most West Coast Park Parkrun events, the organisers host coffee sessions in cafes near West Coast Park for debriefing and catch-ups. Joining in on these post-run hangouts with other runners is a good way to build new friendships! 

Just don’t be afraid to ask any of the organisers about the coffee sessions after the event! 

Changi Beach Park

Address: Nicoll Dr, Singapore 498991

Contact Details: +65 1800 471 7300

Opening Hours: Open 24/7


Have you ever tried racing against an aeroplane? Doing your daily runs at Changi Beach Park lets you (somewhat) race against aeroplanes taking off or landing on the island. 

Technically, you can’t race them, but you’ll be running loops around the coastal park while planes fly right above you! The whole park stretches 3.3 kilometres long with a running path that spans from Changi Ferry Terminal to Changi Point. 

The path also sits close to the shore, so you get breezy sea views while you run! To get you even more excited, CNN Travel named Changi Beach Park as one of the top 10 places to run in Singapore back in 2011, so don’t miss out on a session here! 

Changi Beach Park is part of the Coastal Park Connector, together with East Coast Park. If you’re looking for a more challenging and longer run, you can start from Changi Beach Park and make your way to East Coast Park. 

This route is roughly 15 kilometres long. 

If you’re heading to Changi Beach Park via public transportation, the nearest bus terminal is Changi Village Bus Terminal. You can also alight from the bus station along Nicoll Drive. 

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Address: Lornie Rd, Singapore 298735 

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


MacRitchie Reservoir Park’s diverse terrain makes it a prime venue for local cross-country competitions with veteran runners often regard it as one of the more challenging routes available. 

There are gravel, pavement, and grassy routes with a boardwalk area that gives runners great views of the wetlands. The shortest route you can take for a run here is 5 kilometres long with the longest going just over 15 kilometres. 

Due to its popularity as a running destination, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is often the location for other ultra-distance competitions like Craze Ultra and Monster Ultra challenges. Perhaps you can sign up as a participant after getting familiar with the park! 

MacRitchie Reservoir Park is fully equipped with shower facilities and water coolers at its Amenities Centre. Use of the showers is free of charge, by the way!

There is parking within the park premises (over 300 slots!), but if you’re dropping by via public transportation, the nearest MRT station is Caldecott MRT. 

Fort Canning Park

Address: Fort Canning, Singapore 

Contact Details: +6518004717300

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


For runners who switch a penchant for uphill climbs, a run around Fort Canning Park might just be your cup of tea. The park is located just right off Orchard Road, so it’s very accessible for anyone staying within Singapore’s central business district. 

The park is mainly known as a historical landmark and tourist attraction (as it was the island’s defence centre and royal residence during the colonial era), but runners drop by for its uphill walking and jogging paths. 

You’ll be surrounded by lots of trees, greenery, and historical artefacts like cannons, shelters, and brick walls as you run around the park. If you stop to catch your breath, don’t miss out on reading the informational plaques around you! 

Although Fort Canning Park’s jogging path is hilly, it’s fairly short (less than 5 kilometres). You can make several rounds around the hill to hit your desired distance. 

Most of the uphill paths are designated for wheelchairs, so make sure to give way to pedestrians while running! 

The closest MRT station to Fort Canning Park is Clarke Quay or Dhoby Ghaut. From there, it’s a 10-minute walk to the park!  

Pasir Ris Park

Address: Pasir Ris Green, Singapore

Contact Details: +6518004761600

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


Pasir Ris Park is Singapore’s second largest park, boasting four different zones for various outdoor activities. Aside from the camping grounds, barbecue pits, playgrounds, and picnic areas, lots of locals drop by for an early morning run around the park. 

The most popular running route is by the coast and stretches around 3.4 kilometres long. If you’re looking for a longer route without leaving the premises, you can extend your run towards Pasir Ris Town Park and the Mangrove Boardwalk. 

Most of the running route is flat, so it’s great for beginners and runners with children. Just make sure to stay within one side of the paths when running, as other visitors also use the paths for cycling, skating, and walking. 

Tip: Pasir Ris Park has public restrooms, and water coolers in each of its four zones, but the shower facilities are located at the westernmost part of the park (where Pasir Ris Beach is located). 
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