Safari Zoo Run 2016 – Our First Family Run

Do you know that there were about 100 race/run/walk events in Singapore last year? It is amazing so many people are interested in mass running or walking, be it competitive or not. Many of these races are organized for a good cause and the funds collected for charity or some meaningful purpose. Some are organized to raise awareness.

I do admit that I am also caught up in this running fever after having participated in GE Women Run for the past 2 years. My kids had participated in Cold Storage Run last year and so far we have not participated in a family run yet. But soon we will be!!

Out of so many race events happening in a year, there are a few which I would really love to join. One of them has to be the Safari Zoo Run! So this year, we are going to run as a family in our favourite attraction! Yes, we will be running in the zoo! With all the animals looking at us, now who will be the spectators??? LOL!

Why do we choose the Safari Zoo Run?
Well, first, we have very fond memories of each and every visit to the zoo. And now that we are going to run in this place will make it all the more memorable!

Secondly, we will be running past the lions, rhinoceros, polar bears, etc and that makes it such a unique and interesting experience compared to running on urban landscape.

Thirdly, it has a family category of 2.5km which is not too short nor too long for all of us newbies in race events. Not all runs have a family category which includes participation for my 4 year old.

Fourthly, I like the objective of the Safari Zoo Run which is to encourage family bonding and raise awareness on wildlife conservation. Besides, we are running for a good cause too as this run is held yearly to commemorate Singapore Zoo’s most well-loved matriarch, Ah Meng the Sumatran Orang Utan, who died of old age in February 2008. A portion of this year’s race proceeds will go towards funding the conservatory efforts of Singapore Zoo and Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The kids will be pleased to know that their participation will be helping the animals.

Lastly, we are attracted by the goodies of the run! And what are the entitlement?

Entitlement for every runner:
1. A specially designed T-Shirt for every runner

2. Super cute medals for each category

3. Free Singapore Zoo admission (on registered race day only)
4. Free River Safari admission (after 12.30pm on registered race day only)
5. 50% Jurong Bird Park Admission Discount Voucher
6. 50% Night Safari Admission Discount Voucher
7. Free 3-month digital subscription of Young Parents magazine, worth $15
8. Exclusive F&B and Retail offers for Runners

Race Categories

Event Date Category Early Bird Rates
23rd Nov 2015 – 27th Dec 2015
Normal Rates
28th Dec 2015 – 7th Feb 2016
27 February 2016,
10km Safari Zoo Challenge Men’s & Women’s Open $65.00 $80.00
5.5km Safari Zoo Family Run
Flexible Bundling!
(Minimum bundle of 1 Adult+1 Kid)
Adult $50.00 $60.00
*Junior & **Kids $45.00 $50.00
28 February 2016,
5.5km Safari Zoo Challenge Men’s & Women’s Open $55.00 $70.00
*Junior Open $50.00 $65.00
2.5km Safari Zoo Kids Dash **Kids $40.00 $55.00
2.5km Safari Zoo Family Dash
Flexible Bundling
(Minimum bundle of 1 Adult+1 Kid)
Adult $46.00 $56.00
*Junior & **Kids $40.00 $50.00
*Junior – 13 to 17 years old
**Kids – 4 to 12 years old

For kids below 3 years old, entry to the Family Race Category is free!

If this is the first time you hear about Safari Zoo Run or if you thought that you had missed the deadline of registration, you will be pleased to know that the deadline has been extended to 7 February 2016 2359 hours!

Click on here (for 27 Feb) or here (for 28 Feb) to register for the category you want!

More information on Safari Zoo Run 2016:
When: 27 & 28 Feb 2016, Sat & Sun, various flag off time from 730am to 9am. Ends around 11am or usually earlier for short races.
Where: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road S729826.
How to get there: Click here. It is recommended to take public transport due to closure of the open air carpark at the Zoo.
Website: Click here
Facebook: Do follow the facebook page for latest updates on the race event.

We are participating on the 28th February, 2.5km Safari Zoo Family Dash!

See you there!!!

6 thoughts on “Safari Zoo Run 2016 – Our First Family Run

  1. I ran my first 5k 2 years ago too! Not so long ago, and to be honest, it can be addictive. Then when the kids saw that I ran a 5km, they were in awe haha, so they also want to run their small distance. I think Mr T will eventually run with you if you repeat enough of the near timings haha!

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