- POSTED: 11 May 2014 20:28
- UPDATED: 11 May 2014 23:44
More than 1,000 runners climbed up the 50-storey Pinnacle@Duxton on Sunday in a vertical mass run.
SINGAPORE: More than 1,000 runners climbed up the 50-storey Pinnacle@Duxton on Sunday in a vertical mass run.
The event was organised by the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru Community Sports Club and The Pinnacle@Duxton Residents' Committee to encourage bonding among the residents.
The 1,011 participants took part in three categories -- the Men's, Women's and Team Challenge.
They climbed 792 steps to reach the top of the iconic building, where a breathtaking view of the city skyline awaited them.
More than 200 volunteers, half of them residents, helped to stage the event.
Ms Indranee Rajah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, was encouraged by the response.
She said that Tiong Bahru has a "very distinct personality in terms of the culture and people who live there".
"When you do something which people from different walks of life have an interest, it brings them together," she said. "Doing the registration (for the event), doing the organisation -- that bonds people as well."