Just when you think you're tough enough



More Singaporeans will get the unique experience of racing at the  iconic Singapore National Stadium after popular fitness racing world series HYROX added 500 more  slots to their Singapore event on Oct 7. Since launching in May, there has been overwhelming demand  and 80 per cent of the slots have been taken up, with the rest expected to sell out within the month.

Cigna Healthcare | HYROX Singapore also welcomes a new Title Sponsor. Cigna Healthcare Singapore  is a global health services company that provides health benefits and solutions to organisations and  individuals. Raymond Ng, CEO & Country Manager, Cigna Healthcare Singapore & Australia, said: “As  a health services provider committed to improving the health and vitality of those we serve, Cigna  Healthcare is honoured to partner with HYROX to promote total health and wellness in the nation. It  is incredibly motivating to see so many participating in the inaugural HYROX race in Singapore,  including a Cigna Healthcare contingent of more than 40 comprising employees, customers, business  partners and friends.”

With the support from Sport Singapore (SportSG), Cigna Healthcare | HYROX Singapore aims to create  opportunities for more members of the public to unite through sport and enjoy a special festival-like  atmosphere. Regular sport participation among Singapore residents has seen an upward trajectory in  recent years, hitting an all-time high of 74 per cent in 2022 according to the annual National Sport  Participation Survey conducted by SportSG. With HYROX making its South-east Asian debut in  Singapore, it is the perfect event to encourage more people here to maintain an active lifestyle while  having fun with friends who can cheer participants on as fellow competitors or as spectators.

“Sport Singapore is constantly on the lookout for events that can engage and inspire our local  community to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. This is the first time that HYROX is staging its  event within a stadium, and we are glad that it has chosen Singapore to do so. Cigna Healthcare |  HYROX Singapore adds to the vibrant calendar of sporting events that we are putting together, and is  testament to Kallang Alive serving as Singapore’s sport and recreation precinct. We look forward to  welcoming all participants and supporters,” said Roy Teo, Chief of Industry Development, Technology  and Innovation Group at SportSG.

In partnership with SportSG and the Singapore Sports Hub, a community workout was also held at the  100Plus Promenade on Aug 15. Over 60 people participated in the session, which included an  introduction to HYROX and a team-based workout that incorporated a mix of bodyweight exercises  and running to challenge participants’ endurance, strength and agility. The second of such sessions,  which are designed to help participants prepare for the Cigna Healthcare | HYROX Singapore, will be  held on 25 August.

HYROX Singapore Country Manager William Petty, who conducted the community workout, said: “It  has been fantastic to see the incredible response within Singapore so far. Being able to host Cigna  Healthcare | HYROX Singapore at the National Stadium is an honour. The HYROX race is as much about  the electrifying atmosphere as it is about the physical race; this is certainly going to be something you  do not want to miss out on.”

“A destination with world-class venues and facilities, Singapore Sports Hub offers Singaporeans and  visitors some of the best in sport, entertainment and lifestyle experiences,” said Yazed Osman, Group  Head, Events & Placemaking, Kallang Alive Sport Management. “We are pleased to be the host venue  for Singapore’s first-ever HYROX event, a fitness race that speaks to professional athletes and sports  enthusiasts for whom the Singapore Sports Hub is a natural gathering space. We can’t wait to welcome  everyone to the event at the National Stadium this October.”

HYROX was launched in Germany with 650 participants attending the inaugural event in 2017. It has  since expanded into 17 countries with over 120,000 participants per year. It combines both running &  functional workout stations, where participants run 1km and do 1 functional workout station. This is  then repeated eight times. The eight stations are the SkiErg, Sled Push, Sled Pull, Burpee Broad Jumps,  Rowing, Farmers Carry, Sandbag Lunges and Wall Balls. The stations are meant to boost functional  fitness, making participants stronger as they perform daily activities more easily while living healthier  and fitter lives.

HYROX has 4 different categories for competitors to choose from. Whether participants are looking to  take on HYROX by themselves in the Open or Pro category, share their experience with a teammate  in the Doubles Categories, or split HYROX four ways in the Team Relay category, HYROX has a race for  everyone.

The race categories are as follows:

  1. Singles Open – men’s, women
  2. Single Pro – men’s, women
  3. Doubles – men’s, women’s, mixed
  4. Relay – men’s, women’s, mixed

Cigna Healthcare | HYROX Singapore is also joined by a range of partners who help ensure the success  of the event, such as Red Bull as the Official Energy Drink and Happy Way as Official Protein and  Supplement Partner. Popular fitness franchise Body Fit Training (BFT) is on board as the Official HYROX  Training Centre to help participants in Singapore prepare for the race. In addition to their existing  progressive, science-based training programs, BFT will be adding HYROX-specific training programmes  to their weekly programming at all open studios.

Registration for the Cigna Healthcare | HYROX Singapore event is open at Participants have to be at least 16 years old to  register. For more information, visit