On 20 November 2022, it was a breath-taking scene at the Sports Hub with over 4,000 women gathering to participate in Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR). With the flag-off at Nicoll Highway, the course took the participants through picturesque landscapes of the city. They were also treated to the thrill of finishing the race at the National Stadium track.
Before the dawn, the event had already begun with the Elite 21.1km category whereby only 15 runners were invited to race. It saw many aspiring women such as the SEA Games Singapore representative Jasmin Goh and Ironman 70.3 Langkawi 2022 champion and new mom Choo Ling Er. Light drizzle before the flag-off made the racing conditions favourable as the temperature was cool and breezy. Achieving greater heights and coming in at 1:22:07, the defending champion Rachel See managed to retain her title and even surpassing her previous winning time.
Jasmine Teo, debutant of GEWR Elite 21.1km, also attained great results by coming in second position and surpassing her personal best at the race. As for the 10km category, 17-year-old Faith Zhen Ford who was participating for the first time managed cross the finish line in first place for the event!
The Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, Edwin Tong, was also present as Guest-of-Honour whom graced the flag off for the popular 5km race. Ladies from different walks of life were all seen enjoying the run as they encouraged one another. Apart from that, many mothers headed down to the National Stadium with their young ones as well to take part in the Mommy & Me 2km.
Once the participants have cross the finish line, they were treated to a number of activities at the Race Village where they could enjoy massages, inflatable slides and gachapon machines to celebrate their run. The morning was filled joys and laughter as women continued to cheer each other on.