Cold Storage Kids Run 2015 – Our First Kids Run

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I am so excited because for the very first time, my 3 kids are I are going for our first Kids Run!

Last November, I ran my first 5km fun run in the GE Women’s Run 2014 and totally fell in love with it. XX and YH saw how I enjoyed it and told me they would love to join me as well. So this year, we are taking part in the Cold Storage Kids Run 2015 as a family, joining 3 categories altogether!

Cold Storage Kids Run has been held consecutively for the 8th year and response has been always overwhelming. The idea is to promote healthy living and get the kids off technology to have some outdoor exercise. This year, it is held at

The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay on 17 May 2015

As long as you have children from age 6 months to 12 years old, you can take part in any of the 13 categories! The highlight of the run is on 3Gen Family Fun Run whereby 1 grandparent + 1 parent + 1 kid will be running, jogging, walking or strolling to cover 800 metres distance. How fun that will be to have 3 generations bonding over a healthy outdoor fun event!

XX and YH will be participating in their respective age group competitive races.

XX will be running for 1.6km and YH will be running for 800m race!

YT is too young for 3Gen race to my disappointment. But I am still excited about it because we will be participating in the parent and child 800m race.

When I first told them about this kids run, they were spontaneous to participate in competitive (sprint) race instead of non-competitive family run. To be honest, I am rather worried if they are able to handle the long distance, especially for XX. This year happened to be her first NAPFA test in Primary 4 which includes a 1.6km jog too. But she reassured me that her hectic volleyball training in school has trained her well enough and she is confident of completing the race. For YH, I do not have much worries as I feel 800m will be a fairly easy feat for the super active boy.

As for my little toddler, I have no worries that he and I will be walking and running and maybe even carrying him for 800m too. I am sure it will be a fun run for all of us. Oh, then the hubby would have no child partner to join in the race. Well, he is happy to be a photographer for us and to take care of the elder kids in different flag off times.

If you are all excited to join me and my family for the run, check out the details here and I have a special discount code for all of you too! Just sign up here and quote

G3TACTIV3AMAz1nG

to get 10% discount off the rates

For early bird registration from now till 9 April, you will be entitled to 10% discount on top of the early bird rates.

For registration from 10 April till 16 April, you will similarly be entitled to 10% discount on the normal rates.

Race Day Details
Date: 17 May 2015 (Sunday)
Location: The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay
Time: 7am – 12pm

Activities include a sports-themed carnival, running clinics, sports introductory classes and more.

Race Categories

Category Distance Age Year Born
Speedy Orange Sprint* 1.6km 11, 12 years old All born in 2003, 2004
Sporty Apple Sprint* 1.6km 9, 10 years old All born in 2005, 2006
Boogey Banana Sprint* 800m 7, 8 years old All born in 2007, 2008

 

Category Distance Age Remarks
 Happy Grapes Family Fun 800m 11, 12 years old All born in 2003, 2004
 Happy Grapes Family Fun 800m 9, 10 years old All born in 2005, 2006
 Happy Grapes Family Fun 800m 7, 8 years old All born in 2007, 2008
Merry Berry Family Fun 800m 5, 6 years old All born in 2009, 2010
Jolly Kiwi Family Fun 800m 2 to 4 years old All born in 2011 to 2013
 Stroller Family Fun
– ONLY 1 parent to 1 stroller allowed
800m 6 months to 23 months All born in June 2013 to Nov 2014
3GEN Family Fun
– Plus Grandparent!
800m 4 to 12 years old All born in 2003 to 2011

Fitness Clinics and Classes

Also, to encourage families to stay active together in the lead-up to the Cold Storage Kids Run, there are fitness clinics that teach proper running postures and techniques to avoid injury while having fun. Just sign up here.

Running Clinic (1 Parent & 1 Child)

Dates: 11 April, 18 April, 25 April
Time: 1 pm – 2pm
Location: Radiance Physiotherapy, AXA Towers, 8 Shenton Way, #01-02 & #02-02
Fees: $10 per parent & child pair

DynaKids Classes (1 Parent & 1 Child)

This class is aimed to get children to exercise with confidence. A functional fitness programme, DynaKids participants will get to use agility ladders and jump ropes along with body weight and resistance training.

Dates: 11 April, 18 April, 25 April
Time: 2 pm – 3pm
Location: Radiance Physiotherapy, AXA Towers, 8 Shenton Way, #01-02 & #02-02
Fees: $10 per parent & child pair

Lastly, do check out their facebook updates on the event. If you are interested, you have to be fast, as this year they have lowered the participation entries from 6000 to 5000 so that all runners can look forward to more space and comfort during their runs.

See you there!! 🙂

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