The Durian 5KM Run. Yes, You Run 5KM With A Durian In Hand.

Pic: Ci Yuan CC – Facebook Page

I know Singaporeans are crazy about runs. After our paper chase, we want to collect race medals to prove we deserve to be the #Fitspiration for our lazy couch potato neighbors and friends. But, seriously, the durian run? Have we run out of ideas (pun fully intended) already? Since when has it become a good idea to run with a durian in hand?! Actually, I think it’s best you wrap up the durian and put it in a backpack or something. You really don’t want to be holding the durian in hand as you run, ‘cos when the sweat begins dripping down your brow, and you raise your hand to wipe it off, you’ll promptly stab yourself in the eye. And you most certainly don’t want to hit a fellow runner too.

Oh dear.

If you think this is one novelty run you are up for, here are a few reasons why you just might want to sign up right now:

#1: The Run fee is just $15! 

It’s probably one of the cheapest runs ever. Note too that entry to the run is limited to the first 388 participants to register. The closing date for signing up is 16 June 2017 though I’m quite sure they’ll hit their target number very soon as many Singaporeans love durians.

#2: The Run Fee Goes To Charity

This is a fun run where all registration fees will be donated to Ang Mo Kio-Hougang Community Development Welfare Fund. What? You get a durian plus all the other runner entitlements, and you do good at the same time? Go for it!

#3: The Most Hilarious Runner Entitlements Ever

You get a Run For Good t-shirt, a Finisher Medal upon completion of the Run, your WHOLE DURIAN, a COCONUT upon completion of the Run (no need for sports drinks or bananas, ya!) and 1 lucky draw chance!

#4: The Wackiest Lucky Draw Prize

20 lucky runners will get to win prized Mao Shan Wang durians. Now, I wonder what sort of durians they were all carrying during the run. Hmm…

Durian Run 2017


If you’re up for the challenge, go ahead and register right now: