I was supposed to run as Batman at Justice League Run 2015, but I was out of town.
Mummy stood up and took my place, as Flash!
Heroes and villains, cheerleaders encouraged runners along the 5km route.
Earlier on, I had some reservations, what if kids fall or worse got lost etc?
I kept emphasizing to them to stay together, leave no one behind.
My boys proved that they are mature enough to handle 5km run, and look after each other at the same time. They need no Superman, Batman or Wonderwoman to provide inspirations.
The boys can count on each other for moral support and motivation.
Mummy told me they ran non-stop to the end, completing 5km race in under 45 minutes. Bravo!
Boon Xin on the other hand, needs more running workshops. Our girl has put on some weight, and she struggled to keep up with Mummy hee hee. Everyone managed to link up at the finishing point 🙂
All are champions in my eyes. Proud of the kids. Proud of Mummy. They are all Superheroes in my eyes!
Sometimes, the only way to let the kids grow, is to let go (放手). Justice League Run just reinforced how much my kids have matured and are now independent.
I am one proud Daddy!
The MAD in MAD Race stands for “Making a Difference” and organisers wish to raise awareness about Depression. Often known as a silent disease, someone who suffers from depression needs a lot of encouragement and love.
To quote from MAD Race, “Extensive research has shown that love, acceptance and support from family, friends and the community at large plays a very important role in how well and fast someone can recover from depression. What this means is that EVERYONE can Make A Difference!!!”
Race day is on 10Oct 8am at Sentosa. Besides contributing to a good cause, the race offers an opportunity for families to enjoy sports and family moments.
Additional information :
– WHO (World Health Organisation) – Depression has been the world’s leading cause of disability since 2012.
– IMH (Institute of Mental Health) – 1 in 17 Singaporeans suffer from major depressive disorder at some point in their life. This makes depression the most common mental health illness in Singapore.
– HPB (Health Promotion Board) – Up to 80% of individuals respond positively to treatment. Depression is the most treatable of all mental conditions.
There is still a lot of social stigma that people with depression are mad. MAD Race hopes to raise hope and let everyone know that we can help in this difficult journey.
Participants can walk 2.5km or run 5km. Those running in the 5km need to collect 7 colours to create a rainbow of Hope. We hope more people can walk out of depression.
Video : Awareness about Depression
Do follow The MAD Race on their website and Fanpage for the latest updates. Thanks to the organisers, we have 2 set of four tickets to giveaway.
~~~ MAD Race tickets giveaway ~~~
1. Contest is on our Fanpage
2. Fans must first LIKE SengkangBabies and TheMADRace Fanpage.
3. Do indicate who you would like to bring along and why
4. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address to us)
5. Share this page (refer step 4) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog
(so that we know you are participating)
6. Contest ends 23 Sep 10pm, and two winners will be picked