12 July 2013 14:45 | By Esther Tan & Tan Thiam Peng
9 less-than-obvious reasons it's time you sign up for that run

We promise, it isn't solely "for a healthy lifestyle" - who joins marathons for that anyway?



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The race is on - and we're talking about how fast you can click and brandish that credit card when registration opens for endurance events.

It’s time to brace yourself for their onset the rest of this year (think The Color Run Singapore, Race the Dead, the Viper Challenge and the annual Singapore Marathon). Whether you’re a hardcore running addict, have been meaning to start a fitness regime, or just plain follow the crowd, all indications seem to be pointing to three words: SIGN UP NOW.

If you’re still pondering over whether you should pay $60 to join that upcoming race, what’s stopping you? Here are nine less-than-obvious reasons why you should just strap on those trainers and go.

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