Sheares Bridge Run sees participants run across Marina Barrage

Back for the 17th time, the Sheares Bridge Run, which began at Esplanade Drive, attracted 70,000 runners on Sunday morning.

For the participants, the highlight of the event was running across the Marina Barrage – the newest development at the Marina Bay area. Guest-of-Honour, Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean, also joined the runners in the new scenic route.

The event ended with a carnival at the Padang and various performances in celebration of the closing of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Mr Teo said: “The barrage, in a sense, represents a new source of life for Singapore because it is a source of water, but also a source of recreation in the future for all Singaporeans.

“With this new route, it has also excited the interest of runners because they are also looking for something novel.”

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 24 Aug 2008

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