Great Eastern Women’s Run returns as Singapore’s first virtual run for women

Participants will be able to clock their miles via a mobile app across a total of five different race categories.

Sitoh Shanice

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Published: 19 August 2021, 3:02 PM

The 15th edition of the Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR) will be held virtually from Nov 14 to Dec 15.

The public will get to participate in the GEWR by clocking miles via a mobile app across a total of five different race categories.

Categories include the usual 5km, 10km and 21.1km distances, as well as the popular 2km category specially for mothers and daughters aged five to 12.

A special 113km category is also added to commemorate the Great Eastern’s 113th anniversary. Participants can choose to form a team of two to four ladies to complete the distance collectively or clock it individually within the time period.

To prepare participants for their run, GEWR will also conduct a series of monthly virtual challenges to encourage ladies and improve their pace on the app MOVE.


From September onwards, Expect tips from athletes, running coaches, physiotherapists and nutritionists as you train with GEWR. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/GREAT EASTERN WOMEN’S RUN


A fund-raising initiative will be held by the runners as well. The money accumulated from the initiative will go towards underprivileged women in the society, helping to lead them a better life.

This year, GEWR adopts two charity organisations – Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) and Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT).

Great Eastern pledges to use the race as a platform to raise awareness and funds towards supporting underprivileged women in their back-to-work journeys. 

 “As always, women’s causes remain close to our heart. We are pleased to give back to the community through Great Eastern Cares. We recognise how Covid-19 has taken a toll on the less fortunate in our community and are grateful for the opportunity to work with both charities to better support women’s needs in our society,” said Mr Chan, the Managing Director of Group Marketing at Great Eastern.

This year’s run will also go towards a sustainable future, as GEWR eliminates single-use plastic in race packs and entitlements.

Finisher medals for participants are 100 per cent recyclable, while the race bag is made from natural pulp fibre and is recyclable.

To register and for more information, click here to view the GEWR website.

Those who sign up by Aug 26 will be eligible for the GETGREAT challenge and stand a chance to be one of the 113 lucky winners to walk away with prizes worth up to $809.



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