STAR WARS Run Singapore 2018 was held at F1 Pit Building on 5th May, the 2nd edition of the run saw over 10,000 local and overseas participants across three race categories, including the competitive 10km, non-competitive 5.4km and the inaugural 540m Young Jedi Dash – a category specially designed for children aged 4 to 9 years.
Choose your side, participants can choose to participate either the Dark side with red runner’s t-shirt or join the Rebellion on Light side of the Force with blue runner’s t-shirt. We joined the non-competitive 5.4km and it was exhilarating to see so many Star Wars run enthusiasts!
This is an unique run where Light and Dark side participants ran in opposite directions for the non-competitive 5.4km. Runners were treated to a sensational pyrotechnics display before the run, members from the Rebel Alliance, and soldiers from the Empire appeared at the start line to flag off the Light and Dark sides respectively much to the excitement of the runners.
It has been a fun run for us and soaking in all things Star Wars! May the Force Be With You… Always!
Mr Ang Han Wee, Race Director of the STAR WARS RUN and Founder of local event organiser Esprimo shared that “We are heartened by the great turnout at the second STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival. We would like to thank the fan clubs for their on-going support; Mr Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion and the stunning R2-KT for taking the time to join us in our celebrations this year. As we progress into the third year collaborating with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, we look forward to bringing more magical experiences to the young and the young at heart.”
Founder of international STAR WARS costuming organisation. 501st Legion, Albin Johnson and his special pink astromech droid, R2-KT at the STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival. (Photo Credit to Esprimo and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia)
STAR WARS fans were also in for a sweet treat when they got up close and personal with the founder of the international STAR WARS costuming organisation, 501st Legion, Albin Johnson, and his special pink astromech droid, R2-KT, who were roving around the festival grounds on both 4th and 5th May. The stars were warmly welcomed by huge fan crowds who were here to meet them for the first time.
The 2 days STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival concluded with a bang with the 2nd edition of the STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2018. The event is presented by local event organiser Esprimo and supported by Singapore Tourism Board, the festivities drew legion of fans from Singapore and around the region who came together as one to celebrate their love for the iconic franchise. The event ended with a movie and picnic under the stars! Movie-goers sat back and enjoyed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which were screened on the night of May the 4th and 5th respectively, and tucked into a selection of food and beverage available at the festival.
For more information about STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival, please visit https://www.esprimo.com.sg/StarWarsRunSG/festival.php.
We look forward to next year STAR WARS DAY and STAR WARS Run Singapore. To find out more about the run, please visit http://www.esprimo.com.sg/StarWarsRunSG/