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Cold Storage Kids Run is back again for the 9th consecutive year! To be held as a run event for nearing a decade, it must be really popular! The theme for this year’s run is “Eat Healthy. Get Active.” and aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and family bonding through exercise and a healthy diet.

This year, the race is held on 22 May 2016 on a Sunday at The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay again! We love Gardens by the Bay and think that the location is totally perfect for this event. I still remember when we took part in our first Kids Run last year, we arrived at the break of dawn at Gardens by the Bay, and the refreshing air and beautiful scenery greeted us. Since then, I have been wanting to go back to the same place for a morning jog, but never did get to do it. Hence, we are very glad to have this opportunity once again to be back here for the run.

This time round, both my elder kids will be taking part in 1.6km competitive categories, separately for boys and girls. For my toddler, I will be taking part with him in the same Parent + Kid category as last year. If only they have 2 parents + 1 kid category, it would be good to include the hubby. However, that would open up many combination possibilities in this category and may end up to be a confusing run. Nevermind about the hubby, he shall be there to handle logistics and fetching of kids during the different race timings. However, for special cases of combination like a single parent with more than one kid, the organizers do accept exceptions if you write in for this request. Read here for the FAQ to find out more.

What we love about this run is that there are plenty of fringe activities going around the race village. For example, last year, they had bouncy castle station, games and free milk, healthy drinks and snacks. Even for the race pack collection day, there were games to play too. It will be no different this year with a carnival after the race for family activities, as well as a Kids Run Fun Fest on race pack collection days where your kids can expect games and fun activities too.

There is certainly one category that will suit each of your children. Not forgetting that there is a 3Gen Family Fun Run (1 grandparent + 1 parent + 1 kid) and Fancy Dress Family Fun Run to participate in. For the very first time, the Cold Storage Kids Run will have 2 child celebrities as ambassadors – football protégé Iryan Fandi and running enthusiast Abbie Rose Humphreys. If you do not already know, 10-year-old Iryan is the youngest son of illustrious local football legend Fandi Ahmad and 7-year-old Abbie Rose is the daughter of popular local columnist and author, Neil Humphreys.

I hope I got you interested in this run and do register quickly to enjoy early bird rates (till 23 March 2016), plus I have a discount code for all of you for a 10% discount!

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Race Day Details

Date: 22 May 2015 (Sunday)

Location: The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay

Time: 7am – 12pm

Registration period: 5 March – 31 March at www.kidsrun.com.sg

(Early bird discounts available 5 – 22 March)

Activities include a family carnival

CATEGORIES & FEES

Registration Fees

 Category Early Bird
(5 Mar – 23 Mar)
Normal
(24 Mar – 3 Apr)*
Sprint (Competitive – Individual) $32 $35
Family Fun (Fun Run – Parent & Child) $40 $44
3GEN Family Fun (Fun Run – Grandparent & Parent & Child) $40 $44

*Registration closes on 3rd April 2016 or once the race capacity of 5,000 is reached.

SPRINT Categories – Competitive Kids Individual Race

 Category Distance Age Year Born
Speedy Orange Sprint* 1.6km 11, 12 years old All born in 2004, 2005
Sporty Apple Sprint* 1.6km 9, 10 years old All born in 2006, 2007
Boogey Banana Sprint* 800m 7, 8 years old All born in 2008, 2009

FAMILY FUN Categories – Fun Run for Parent + Kid

 Category Distance Age Remarks
 Happy Grapes Family Fun 800m 11, 12 years old All born in 2004, 2005
 Happy Grapes Family Fun 800m 9, 10 years old All born in 2006, 2007
 Happy Grapes Family Fun 800m 7, 8 years old All born in 2008, 2009
AIA Vitality Family Fun 800m 5, 6 years old All born in 2010, 2011
Jolly Kiwi Family Fun 800m 2 to 4 years old All born in 2012 to 2014
 Stroller Family Fun
– ONLY 1 parent to 1 stroller allowed
800m 6 months to 23 months All born in June 2014 to Nov 2015
3GEN Family Fun
– Plus Grandparent!
800m 4 to 12 years old All born in 2004 to 2012
All Dressed Up Family Fun 800m 2 to 12 years old All born in 2004 to 2014

Do check up the official facebook updates on the event. If you would like to read about our last year’s experience, view all the awesome running shots complimentary of “Running Shots” and what you need to know as a parent whose kids are participating in the Cold Storage Kids Run, do click here.

Hope to see you there! 🙂