With two extremely active kids (ok 1 extremely active and 1 extremely hungry kid :p ), we have been contemplating bringing Jah and Bella for their first race/ run for some time now. However our main concerns have also been whether they will be able to cope with the length of the run, whether they will be able to cope with the crowd of adult and kids runners and of course safety especially when the run takes us to the road.
I was very excited when I heard about the Cold Storage Kids Run which is back for its 8th consecutive year, because it is designed specifically with the kids in minds! With 13 categories consisting of competitive (sprint) to non-competitive (family fun) races and ranging from 800m to 1.6km, kids from 6 months to 12 years old will be able to participate.
The fact that the run is a kids-focused running event (Asia’s first and Singapore’s only!) that is conducted within the ground of Gardens By the Bay, addresses a lot of my concerns.
Jah and Bella will be participating in the Family Fun Category which allows for 1 parent to accompany 1 child and they will be attempting 800m under the Jolly Kiwi Category for 2-4 years old. Super duper excited that we will be able to run in the same category as a family (perks of having kids close in age 😉 )
This year, the Cold Storage Kids Run will also be introducing a new 3Gen Family Run category to promote inter-generation fitness and bonding so those who want to include grandpas and grandmas can also do so.
See the chart below for more details on the race categories.
|Categories||Kids’ Ages (yrs)||Distance|
|Sprint (Individual, Boys / Girls)
11 & 12
9 & 10
7 & 8
|Family Fun (1 Parent + 1 Child)
11 & 12
9 & 10
7 & 8
5 & 6
2 – 4
6 – 23 mths
|3Gen Family Fun
(1 Grandparent + 1 Parent + 1 Child)
|4 – 12||800m|
When I told Jah a few days ago that we will be participating in his first run and he will get his own little race t-shirt (which has green – his favourite colour) and a medal if he finishes the run, he was ectastic! I’m confident that this will be an awesome introduction to the world of running for Jah and Bella! So if you are looking to introduce your kids to a race/ run as well or a fun and healthy way for them to burn some energy, sign up for the Cold Storage Kids Run now!
Do note that this year’s run is limited to the first 5,000 registered participants so do register early. Running Clinics and Dynakids Classes will also be held every Saturday in the month of April and slots are running low for these fun fitness classes so check out this link – http://www.kidsrun.com.sg/fun-camps and register fast!
Oh yes and before I forgot! All readers of Jahbella.net will be entitled to a 10% discount on top of the early bird rates (before 9 April) and off regular rates (after 9 April). Just quote G3TACTIV3JAhB311A when registering for the race! 🙂
Scroll down for more details or visit the official website at www.kidsrun.com.sg for more information.
Race Day Details
Date: 17 May 2015 (Sunday)
Location: The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay
Time: 7am – 12pm
Registration period: 19 March – 16 April at www.kidsrun.com.sg
(Early bird discounts available if you register before 9th April)
Activities on race day include a sports-themed carnival, running clinics, sports introductory classes and more.
|Family Fun (including 3Gen Family Fun)||$40||$44|
Race Pack Collection Details (Fun Fest)
Date: 2 & 3 May (Sat & Sun)
Location: F1 Pit Building
Time: 11am – 8pm daily
Activities include stage games, mascot appearances and more.