The run events that can survive for 10 consecutive years must be quite something and deserve a look into why they remain popular! Come January 27, 2018, Safari Zoo Run is going to be held for the 10th year raising awareness for wildlife conservation. Now, for any kind of runs, it is important to know what you are running for. Many can be attracted by the runner’s entitlements, the running route, fringe activities, but do not realise the theme behind the runs. If you would spare a moment to read and understand why a run event is held, perhaps it would make it more meaningful to join in the race.

What is Safari Zoo Run about and what are you running for?

Safari Zoo Run was conceived to commemorate Singapore Zoo’s famous matriarch and one of Singapore’s most loved animal personalities — Ah Meng the Sumatran orangutan, who died of old age in February 2008.

Safari Zoo Run 2018, like all its 9 years of hard work, seeks to raise awareness on wildlife conservation. For adults, we may already know about endangered animals, but may not pay too much attention about it. For kids, how do they have the awareness? What better way to do so than to send the message to both adults and kids in family runs and individual runs? And this is the reason why Safari Zoo Run remains one of our favourite family runs so far! Running for a good cause!

I make it a point to explain to my kids why they participate in a run event, hoping that it will make them run with motivation.

How do you raise awareness by running?

Safari Zoo Run 2018 is proud to feature 4 animal icons namely: Ah Meng the Orangutan, Chawang the Asian Elephant, Canola the Manatee and Sunny the Hornbill. Read this infographics below to choose which one you wish to support! Each animal icon team supports an endangered wildlife species in Singapore. Do your part for wildlife – join a team and run for wildlife today!

Another way to support this worthy cause is to give donations to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore conservation fund which will go a long way in helping preserve wildlife species. Visit this link to make a donation: www.giving.sg/wildlife-reserves- singapore-conservation-fund/safari_zoo_run_2018

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What we love about Safari Zoo Run 2018?

So… what attracts us so much to Safari Zoo Run?

1) Running past the animals!
We are going to run past lions, zebras, giraffes, and many more animals! Just like our last Safari Zoo Run, we do not mind getting all distracted saying hi to the animals that we passed by! That is perhaps the reason why family runs are usually not competitive, simply because the kids are running haphazardly!

2) Free entry to the Zoo and River Safari!
Who doesn’t want value for money stuff??? A quick calculation will tell you that the Safari Zoo Run is worth your every cent. Yes, considering a free entry to the Zoo (worth $33) and free entry to the River Safari (worth $30) on event day, PLUS 50% discount to Night Safari (saves you $22.50) and Jurong Bird Park (saves you $14.50), PLUS Race apparels, T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal, well, and not forgetting you are running for wildlife and bonding with your family and friends at the same time, I hope you are already convinced!

Not to mention that we get to visit the Zoo and River Safari all in a day! Our kids never get tired of the Zoo!

3) Running for a good cause
Ok, I shall not repeat this again! Please scroll up to read “What are you running for?” 😛

4) Family Run Category
Safari Zoo Run has 2.5km and 5.5km family run categories! We are going to run the 5.5km family run this time round! Our previous run was a 2.5km which was perfect for our toddler back then, however, now that he is 5yo, surely we can run a longer distance to see more animals along the way! We will be running through the Zoo and Night Safari. We are prepared to run, hop, jump, walk, skip, whatever, to get to our destination! We have never run such a long distance together with the kids. It is gonna be exciting! Crossing my fingers that the youngest will not ask to be carried!

Race Categories and Fees

Race Category Normal Rates
8 Nov – 7 Jan 18
10KM SAFARI ZOO CHALLENGE
(COMPETITIVE)
– Runs through Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
MEN’S OPEN $80
WOMEN’S OPEN $80
5.5KM SAFARI ZOO RUN
(NON-COMPETITIVE)
– Runs through Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
ADULT $70
JUNIOR / KIDS** $50
2.5KM SAFARI ZOO KIDS DASH
(COMPETITIVE)
– Runs through Singapore Zoo
BOYS $55
GIRLS $55
2.5KM SAFARI ZOO DASH
(NON-COMPETITIVE)
– Runs through Singapore Zoo
ADULT $56
JUNIOR / KIDS** $50
AGE LIMITS: MEN’S & WOMEN’S OPEN • 16YRS & ABOVE | ADULT • 18YRS & ABOVE | JUNIOR • 13 – 17 YRS OLD
BOYS / GIRLS • 6 – 12 YRS OLD | KIDS • 4 – 12 YRS OLD

*Loyalty rates applies to past participants of Safari Zoo Run in 2017 only.
**Adult supervision by a registered 5.5km Safari Zoo Run (Non-Competitive) or 2.5km Safari Zoo Dash (Non-Competitive) Kid participant is required. Due to safety reasons, one Adult participant can only be paired with a maximum of 2 Kid participants in the same category. So what happens if you have 3 kids or more? You may write in to safarizoo.run@hivelocity.com.sg and the organisers will consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
**Children 3 years & below as of 28 Jan 18 may enter for free (without runner’s entitlements) in the non-competitive categories. An accompanied Adult registration is required.

If you are a WRS Family and Individual Member, you will be entitled to a special 15% off prevailing rates! Please contact membership@wrs.com.sg or call 6269 3411 for the promotion code.

Christmas Promotion!!

Don’t worry if you have not signed up and wish to do so, but miss the early birds discounts!
For the 12th day of Christmas, enjoy 12% off the race fees using promo code 12OFF! Hurry now as it’s the last day for this promo!

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Not only that, for anyone who registers from now till 5 Jan 2018 using the promo code 12OFF, will stand a chance to win a pair of slots from the 5.5KM or 2.5KM Category!

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We are all excited to get ready for our first long distance family run to kick start a series of run events in 2018! We can’t wait for Safari Zoo Run 2018 to come! Hope to see you there too!

Disclaimer: We were given complimentary entry to Safari Zoo Run 2018. Stay tune to what we will be doing on the run day itself!