Safra Singapore Bay Run with Dads

A few Dads participated in 2018 Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon this morning. Our section could be bigger, but a few fell sick.

Although the run is also known as Army Half Marathon, we ran the Fun 5 km, not 21km.

Beautiful patchy clouds welcomed the runners, splendid skyline 🙂

Nick says it best when we “busy” parents must find opportunities to keep ourselves fit. If we are strong, we can definitely better support our family.

So to fellow Dads, let us plan for more sports 🙂

Clockwise L-Nick, me, Wai Keong, Randy and Patrick (Image credit Nick’s IG)

Slightly warm, but not hot. We started the race with superb weather. When we were walking towards the start line on Esplanade Bridge, 21km and 10km runners were making their way to Finish line.

21km and 10km runners had started at 0430 and 0630 respectively. Kudos!

5km Race was well organised. there was only one wave, but there are plenty of space for us to run in CBD. Our route brought us one round anti-clockwise along Marina Bay.

Maybe I spoke too soon. We soon encounter families and runners who were blocking the lanes.

Slower runners please keep left, and soldiers please curse less, the younger kids around us need not hear all the F and swear words.

Merlion, MBS, Helix and Esplanade, we passed by Singapore’s icons.

 

Many heartwarming scenes of families running together. Parents encouraging the kids, and sometimes holding their hands. It reminded me of 2014 when I brought 3 boys along for our first “family run” (read post here)

We had to support the enthusiastic kids with “thumbs up” and shouting “well-done”.

We Dads #DaddyMatters paced each other and enjoyed the run. It was another opportunity for us to hang out and do something for ourselves.

We merged with the 21km and 10km runners, #TogetherWeRun is the theme for 2018 Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon.

As we ran pass the Esplanade the second time round, families (and super heroes) are lining up for their 800.

 

Some were wearing masks too 🙂

Safra Singapore Bay Run and Army half Marathon

Meanwhile, David and buddy showed their support by visiting a Doctor in their running attire. Get well soon, little Buddy!

Image credit Doting Dad IG

Route map for Safra Bay Run and Army Half Marathon 2018.

Back to our run, 900m to end point.
5km took us 35 minutes, we picked up our pace and finish strong.

 

Army Ready (ex) Soldiers strong :p
Happy smiles and cheers say it all, another Fun outing for the Dads.

Thank you Safra for the engagement. More details about Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon can be found on their Website and Facebook.

You may read about Daddy Matters‘ previous run in 2017 (Mizuno Ekiden) or follow SengkangBabies running experiences here.

 

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