Malaya faced dreadful signs of impending war in 1940 at the same time award-winning American cartoonists William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. These two cartoon rivals just couldn’t get along, no matter how many opportunities came along that encouraged détente! Instead, they turned their attention to making as much mischief as possible, each besting the other in a non-stop rivalry.
As World War II came and went, Tom and Jerry won Academy Awards and became internationally-recognised fan favourites, which is likely why sponsors and partners promoting the first non-competitive Tom and Jerry Fun Run in Singapore on Sunday, 23 August 2015 picked these funny adversaries as their spokescritters! In keeping with the light-hearted theme, Tom and Jerry Fun Run organisers are throwing a carnival-like party on the day of the run, so youngsters will get more than healthy exercise from the moment they arrive until you shepherd your exhausted kids home at day’s end.
Sideshows and fun activities guaranteed to entertain and amuse when they’re not running promise to be unforgettable. For example, your child can have a photo taken with a cartoon character and partake of games and contests, but the main event of the day is, of course, the race. Since every finisher gets a medal—and you’ve probably already got a place in your home to display this achievement—you’ll want to be at the finish line to cheer your little athlete’s victory.
What to Expect for Singapore Tom and Jerry Fun Run?
If your child isn’t yet registered for Singapore’s 5km Tom and Jerry Fun Run, what are you waiting for? There’s a good chance your kid’s friends may already be registered and you wouldn’t want to them to feel left out, right? Even if your little one has never run such an event, he or she will be in good company since all skill levels will be represented at start times of 7 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. If you have a problem getting your child out of bed in the morning, you’ll appreciate these staggered start times.
Need more incentives? Kids love freebies and so do you: Every youngster receives a commemorative running tee featuring everyone’s favourite cat and mouse, a Tom and Jerry sports towel, race bib, poncho and an official goodie bag with all sorts of treasures inside, including vouchers and trinkets from F&B and other retailers.
Of course, the real incentive for you is exposing your children to a healthy, life-affirming physical activity associated with a couple of the most endearing cartoon characters on the planet, plus opportunities to meet up with their friends and/or make new ones, but the fun doesn’t stop there. If you child arrives dressed as a cartoon character, he or she can compete in multiple “best-dressed” contests and perhaps win prizes if their costumes are stand-outs. Kids being kids, they would welcome any excuse to dress up.
Will cat and mouse costumes give your youngsters a competitive edge? What do you think?
Registration Began on 15th May
There’s a little more time to enter your youngsters for the Fun Run by going to their official site and taking care of that detail. Admission is age-based: $39 for children between the ages of 3 and 12 and $55 for adults. But be advised, these are early bird, discounted fees, so you’ve plenty of incentive to avoid paying the $59 and $69 regular fees that kick in after 31st May.
Once registered, incentivize your kids a little more by renting Tom and Jerry cartoons and short features so they’re ready to arrive at the Singapore Flyer on 23rd August ready to show off their best cat and mouse time. They will enjoy every minute. Don’t be surprised if you do, too!