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More Than 9,000 Children and Family Members Enjoyed Wholesome Fun at 10th Cold Storage Kids Run

by On May 31, 2017

Cold Storage Kids Run celebrates 10 years of active living, healthy eating and family bonding at the State of Fun, Sentosa.

More Than 9,000 Children and Family Members Enjoyed Wholesome Fun at 10th Cold Storage Kids Run

The 10th edition of Cold Storage Kids Run, Asia’s and Singapore’s longest-running children sports event took place on Sunday, 28 May 2017. Over 9,000 children and their family members enjoyed a fun-filled morning with this year’s theme ‘Going Places Healthy Paces.’

In the previous editions, Cold Storage Kids Run was held at various locations in Singapore. This year, for the first time, the run is held at the State of Fun, Sentosa.

Running Categories

There is a category for every kid in the Cold Storage Kids Run. Parents and babies as young as six months participated in the ‘Stroller Family Fun Run’ alongside Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu.

In the non-competitive categories, children between 2 to 12 years old ran 800m together with their parents along the charming Palawan Beach.

The competitive categories saw children below eight running 800 metres, while those between nine to twelve years old ran 1.6km.

Schools Challenge Award

The Schools Challenge Award is an award for schools with the largest number of students participating in the Cold Storage Kids Run. The winning school is Nanyang Primary School, and the runner-up school is Tao Nan School.

More Than 9,000 Children and Family Members Enjoyed Wholesome Fun at 10th Cold Storage Kids Run

Photo Credit: ESG

Participants of Cold Storage Kids Run

Cold Storage health and wellness mascots like Appleton, Banana King, Gardenia Bread, Cerelac Bo Bear, Zespri Kiwi, Magnolia Cow and Vitagen were also present during the run. They cheered and gave encouragement for runners along the route. They were more than happy to pose for selfies or wefies with participants.

Jasmine Goh, winner of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2016 attended the event with her daughters. She said,

“My daughters Cherish and Faith really enjoyed their first Cold Storage Kids Run and I’m sure they will want to run again next year. Organisers have done a great job in ensuring an enjoyable time for the children and it’s good for them to learn more about different sports and also the importance of healthy eating.”

Post-Race Snacks & Carnival

Upon crossing the finish line, all children enjoyed free healthy snacks such as bananas, milk, fruit cups, red and green apples.

Children had a great time at the Carnival enjoying activities at various stations, such as the Transformer truck, ReadySteadyKids, Popcorn Parachute, Rainbow Wall, Escape the Zoo and five bouncy castles.

More Than 9,000 Children and Family Members Enjoyed Wholesome Fun at 10th Cold Storage Kids Run

Photo Credit: ESG

Perks for Participants

Each child participant gets free admission into Sentosa together with up to four family members. Besides a fantastic race pack which consists of event tee, drawstring bag, finisher’s medal, fan and water bottle, the entire family can enjoy privileges at attractions in Sentosa such as KidZania Singapore, Madame Tussauds, Mega Adventure, 4D Adventureland, Go Green Segway as well as retail stores and restaurants in Sentosa Island.

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Eva is a casual runner who has been hooked on marathons since her first race in 2011. She’s content to spend her weekends only on running. She is also a hiking enthusiast and traveling addict. When she’s not doing outdoor activities, she indulges in reading.

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