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Southeast Asia's running boom: Where is the most running happening?

The running boom in Southeast Asia

Running is growing in popularity in Southeast Asia, with several countries in the region seeing a surge in the number of runners, with Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia standing out as the leaders in terms of the running community.

Singapore, the running nation

In Singapore, running has become a national passion. The city-state has a well-developed running infrastructure with numerous parks, trails and organised running events. The government actively promotes a healthy lifestyle and running has become a popular activity for people of all ages. The annual Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon attracts thousands of participants from all over the world.

Thailand is running itself fit

Running has also become increasingly popular in Thailand. Bangkok, the capital, hosts several major marathons and running events throughout the year. The Bangkok Marathon in particular attracts many international participants. The Thai government is also actively promoting running to counteract the country's growing obesity problem.

Malaysia's ongoing upswing

Malaysia has seen rapid growth in its running community in recent years. Kuala Lumpur, the capital, hosts the Kuala Lumpur Marathon, which has become one of the most prestigious running events in the region. The government is investing in running infrastructure, including the development of running tracks and trails, to attract more people to the sport.

Popular races in Southeast Asia

Some races in Southeast Asia have gained popularity among local and international runners. These races offer unique experiences and attract participants from all over the world.

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