30 Mar '11, 10am

Singapore's first night off-road run - in total darkness except for an LED light strapped to their forehead

RUNNERS will have to negotiate the undulating terrain in the Mandai jungle in total darkness except for an LED light strapped to their forehead for Singapore's first night trail run. The Energizer Night Trail 2011 on April 30 is expected to attract participants from across the region, and the target is to see more than 3,000 runners, said event organiser Pink Apple in a press release. Ms Elaine Tay, event director of the Energizer Singapore Night Trail, said, 'Trail running is still a relatively new sport in Singapore. Our aim in organising the nation's first ever night trail is to encourage sports enthusiasts to attempt this new discipline.' The run which has two main competitive categories with race distances of 6km and 12km will test the runner's abilities to run at night in pitch darkness. With a course that meanders through the forested area of Mandai, runners will ha...

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