Safari Zoo Run 2017

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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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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 πŸ™‚

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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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 πŸ™‚
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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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2017 Safari Zoo Run theme β€œRun 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 or Facebook Safari Zoo Run.

~~~ 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)

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.

Safari Zoo Run 2016 rocks!

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It was a sea of Yellow for last year’ run, Safari Zoo Run 2016’s attires are bright Orange.
Love the contrast of Orange (and greens) as we jog along.

Another medal to add to our running achievements.

Video (link) : Our fun Run through Mandai Forest πŸ™‚

Uncle David (from Life’sTinyMiracles) getting kids warm up with jump shots πŸ™‚
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With every run, the kids are always wild, I mean enthusiastic. I always had to remind them that this route is 5km not 500m. Yet, from the start, they will still sprint!

One of the mascots from Safari Zoo Run 2016 ready to pack us off.
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1km mark, not forgetting to wefie. Since Boon Xin and Mummy will be slower, we decided to pose at 1 and 2km marker, and I will join the boys infront.
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Catch the orang utans and giraffes along the way. Singapore Zoo’s new Baby giraffe is a new addition, and we heard the new “Ah Meng” (Granddaughter) was introduced too.

Safari Zoo Run is organised to commemorate Ah Meng πŸ™‚
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Always remind the kids to lookout for one other, to encourage and motivate each other. They need to understand that teamwork is more valued than individual achievement.

As we count down the 5.5km route 1km by 1km, time passed quickly.
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(Kudos to the volunteers and cheerleaders too!)

Boon Xin’s stamina has improved too, Mummy say she will lose-air (lose momentum) at the 1km mark, she managed to endure till the 2km this round πŸ™‚

I always tell the kids that Zoo Run 2016 (series) is always fun.
Running near to the animals, deep in Mandai’s forest.
Safari Zoo run map

Greens, shades and slopes :p
I did noticed there are more uphill slopes this edition, and it is not an easy task to push the strollers uphill.
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Took our own sweet time, no rush, appreciate the animals and “green” paths πŸ™‚
Say hello to your running buddies.

We can confidently say Zoo Run offers the best family Run experience in Singapore!
Best family run in Singapore

Does not matter if we end last, just enjoy the moment, and see some animals along the way. These “pit-stops” does distract the kids from fatigue.
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Proud moments at end point, so many families were cheering each other on.
Always glad to celebrate the kids’ little milestones, be it to complete the race, improve their timings, or simply just to enjoy a family day out at the Zoo.

The Family who keeps fit together stays strong together.
Zoon Run 2016

Runners’ tickets entitled us to complimentary entry at Singapore Zoo. We pop by our favourite corner “Fragile Forest” again.
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Our family is keeping fit with more jogging and cycling activities (click hyperlink), do visit our 2015 Zoo Run experience here.

Traffic management has improved, there is a temporary carpark to house more cars. Shuttle bus will bring families to the Zoo. Previously, if we were late, it means we have to park as far as 1.5km away and walk πŸ™‚

Once again, thank you to Singapore Zoo for the Fun invitation!