Safari Zoo Run 2017

[ Media Invite ]

So Safari Zoo Run 2017 came and go, all 5.5 km of race through forested grounds in Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.

We always tell our friends that this is the best family run in Singapore, because you can literally run next to animals!
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Young families can opt for 2.5 or 5.5 km route, we opted for 5.5km as we can see and experience more things along a longer route. I need to plan for a 10km route myself next edition. Read our 2015 and 2016 experience here.

A pity we could not run as a full family this round, as I was on a business trip and no1 got basketball tournament. Mommy Mengchoo was proud that Boon Yee (no2) took care of Boon Xin (no3) for half of the route, running together infront.

Boon Kang (no2) is our official photographer, so he got an excuse to “walk” slowly (Hello boy! You better run faster next round :p )

Spot the Zebras and Giraffes along the route, or Lions and Hyenas. These animals distracted us from fatigue (thumbs up). And this is exactly why we say running through the Zoo is such a novelty and FUN experience.

There is a new Wildlife Conservation theme for 2017, “Run For Wildlife”. I thought it was meaningful to raise awareness about Earth’s fragile ecosystem. Some species are endangered and risk extinction.

Can you imagine a day when we can only see animals in Zoo and not in the wild? That would be such a sad day.
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(Image credit Safari Zoo Run)

We chose Chawang the Sumatran elephant as we felt our affinity is with the gentle giant. Our recent trip to a no-ride Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai reinforced the need for elephant protection (read our Chiang Mai itinerary here)

Tourists, do not ride on the elephants as we are indirectly hurting them. Applause for Singapore Zoo for stopping elephant rides too (Straitstimes article)

Proud of Mommy and kids for completing their morning exercise 🙂

Once again, thank you Singapore Zoo for the wonderful invite to Safari Zoo Run 2017! Our family really enjoyed the running experience in Mandai.

Do follow our previous Safari Zoo Run episodes (click here), or read our friends’ fun adventures, Life’s Tiny Miracles and ThePerfectFather

Safari Zoo Run, our favourite Family Run in Singapore

[ Tickets Giveaway ]

We all know Safari Zoo Run was started to commemorate Ah Meng, Singapore Zoo’s most famous icon.

(Read on till the end to find out how you can win a pair of tickets for Safari Zoo Run 2017)
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(Image credit Safari Zoo Run)

We had mentioned before that Safari Zoo Run is our favourite Family Run in Singapore.

To be honest, the 5.5km route can be challenging, with a lot of slopes in Night Safari and Singapore Zoo.
There are a lot of “unofficial” stops for kids to catch-up and pose with their favourite animals!
From previous experience, the Elephants, Giraffes and Rhinos and of course Tigers and Lions are the popular spots.

Be it Running Jogging or Walking, take your time to enjoy the greenery, animals and family moments.

Read our 2016 and 2015 Safari Zoo Family Run episodes.
I am sure your family can relate the Fun 🙂
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For 2017, Safari Zoo Run has a special “Run For Wildlife” theme.
There are 4 animals (team) to choose from, Ah Meng the Orangutan, Chawang the Asian Elephant, Canola the Manatee and Sunny the Hornbill.

Whichever animal you choose, you are helping to contribute to Wildlife Conservation.
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(Image credit Safari Zoo Run)

2017 Safari Zoo Run theme “Run for Wildlife” focuses on raising awareness for endangered species.
We love the idea that we can each contribute a small part to help raise awareness for wildlife conservation.

We are looking forward to conquer the ground around Singapore Zoo and Night Safari again! The Family who keeps fit together stays strong together.
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For interested families, you can enjoy early Bird promotion from now till 30 Nov 2016.
In addition, from now till 15th Jan 2017, enjoy an extra 10% discount when you use code SZR2017BGPSKBABIES10.

Safari Zoo Run 2017 will be held on 18th February 2017. For the latest updates and T&C , do follow www.safarizoo.run or Facebook Safari Zoo Run.
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~~~ A pair of Ticket to Giveaway (any category) to one winner ~~~

Thanks to Singapore Zoo, we have a pair of tickets to giveaway!

1. Contest is on our Fanpage
2. Fans must first LIKE Singapore Zoo Run and SengkangBabies Fanpage
3. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address)
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4. Share this page (refer step 3) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog
(so that we know you are participating)

5. Contest ends 24 Nov 10pm, and one winner will be randomly picked
Winner must respond within 48 hours or we may pick another one.

*This contest is only for those with a valid Singapore address.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon is here again

[ Tickets Giveaway ]

My kids are quite active in sports. From swimming to cycling, from jogging to hiking.

Besides improving their fitness, I believe sports will mold their character and make them more positive (perseverance, sportsmanship etc).
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My intention was to keep everyone healthy, I am now more motivated to run myself. And it is always a joy when familes do sports together.

Army Half Marathon (also known as Safra Bay Run in 2014) was our first family run, Boon Yee was 7 then but completed his 5km race in style.

We had not stop running since then, and kids have mostly upgraded from 800m race :p
By the way, those 800m runs (kids call it 800m SPRINT) are a good way to kick start the kids’ interest in sports.
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SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon is back again on 28th Aug.

To encourage more families to stay active, we have three pairs of tickets (5km category) to giveaway.
(Each ticket public-price is worth $25, contest details at the end)
Safra Half Marathon run registration

This will be a run down memory lane for us, join us!
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*Last date of registration is 28th July.

[ x3 pairs of Tickets to Giveaway, thanks to Safra ]

1. Contest is on our Fanpage
2. Fans must first LIKE SengkangBabies Fanpage
3. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address)
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4. Share this page (refer step 3) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog
(so that we know you are participating)

5. Contest ends 05 Jul 10pm, and three winners will be randomly picked
6. To earn an extra chance, do leave your message and regram our Instagram photo (below). Remember to Hashtag #SSBRskb