Just one day after the 7km event at treetop walk, we are here again for another fitness activity. The Faire Un Voyage. We have signed up for this event a while back. Total costs? $50 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Comes with a grand total of 4x t-shirts, 2x$10 carnival tickets, 4x drawstring bag and even 2 goodie bags on the actual day. How epic is that? Only thing missing, race medals. But who cares about that since there are so many things to do for the kids? Not to mention the freebies.
The name of the race maybe a little unpronounceable to non-French speaking natives like ourselves. However, there was nothing complicated about the run. This was one of the shortest race routes we have taken part so far at only 2.7km. Which is the exact distance of one round around Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Before you scoff this off as an amateur running event, this race is also designed to cater to the serious marathoner. Unlike other races which defines the end of the race via the end point, this one only ends when it reaches 7.30pm. That’s right, this is a race based on time. So for 3.5 hours, you can go as many rounds as you like. For every round you make, the main sponsor will donate $2.70 to the Children’s charity.
While it is possible for a marathoner to donate $40+ to the children’s charity during that time, my wife and helper only contributed a measly $2.70×2=$5.40. The kids? They were exhausted from the previous day event. First thing my boy said to the first volunteer he saw? “Sorry, I am not doing any running today”. And with that he happily proceed with his sister to entertain himself with all the games at the carnival.
Other than those carnival games, you could also get a cutie mark. Don’t know what’s cutie mark? Simply tune in to one episode of My Little Pony. Well, you are not a pony right? So the mark goes on your hand instead of your butt.
Since I wasn’t able to make it for the event. The only thing I could do was to take photo of the goodie bags in all it’s glory. If we happen to go back there again, there would be more photo featuring the glory of the park instead. Until then, it is goodie bag/coupon sorting time.
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