The Green Corridor Run was the first sporting event to be held on what was formerly the rail line that connected Singapore to Malaysia and was the beginning of the Oriental Express for those journeying into the heart of Asia. The rail line has been out of use for many years and this has allowed the surrounding area to flourish with greenery and natural habitat. It is now an uninterrupted stretch of ecological and culturally significant land that stretches the entire length of Singapore. It cuts directly through the centre of the island, yet it is still one of Singapore’s least known natural wonders!
The Malaysian government recently handed back ownership of the rail line to Singapore, at which point there was a large campaign by the Nature Society to save the rail corridor from redevelopment. The campaign was successful and the rail line was removed and replaced by turf to enable the community to exercise and commute along this natural corridor through the city.
The 2014 race, which will be the second edition of the event, will be held over the most picturesque 10.5km of the track and will start at the historic Tanjong Pagar Rail Station, winding its way along the Green Corridor to the finish line at the old Bukit Timah Rail Station.