More than 17,000 fans sung the birthday song for Hello Kitty
On Saturday, Singapore’s first Hello Kitty Run took place. This scenic 5km fun run took place at Sentosa, to commemorate Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday.
Before the flag off time, more than 17,000 Hello Kitty fans taking part in the run, had gathered at the Sentosa Gateway to sing the birthday song and share in some cupcake joy with the well-known feline.
Race flagged off at about 8am
Then at about 8am that morning, the race flagged off in waves.
As I was part of the second wave, I started running at roughly about 8.11am.
Scenic and straightforward route
The route was a pretty scenic and straightforward one, bringing runners from the entrance of Sentosa, all the way to Siloso Beach. It was a pretty challenging route with plenty of hills and upslopes.
As well, there was plenty of hydration along the route, so I thought that was quite good. It meant that runners wouldn’t get thirsty.
Colourful Hello Kitty themed decorations provided great photo opportunities
In addition, there were also colourful decorations, such as balloons and Hello Kitty themed checkpoints along the way for photo opportunities. I had a field day taking pictures with these.
Rain didn’t spoil my morning of Kitty fun
The rain that arrived during the race was unfortunate and may also have been quite disappointing – but I certainly didn’t let that spoil my morning of kitty fun.
Moreover, there were plenty of additional photo opportunities at the beach carnival immediately after the run – and due to the rain, the bonus was that I did not have to queue at all, for these, because many runners had chosen to take shelter instead.
Click here to read a more in-depth review of Singapore’s inaugural Hello Kitty Run.
Cover photo credit: Hello Kitty Run Singapore