Registration fee was just a cheap cheap $10 and best of all, the registration fees goes into the welfare communities in Jalan Besar GRC and Potong Pasir GRC. Thanks to the sponsors, event pack collected before the event day includes event tee, umbrella, draw string bag,
National Geographic magazine and a wall hanger that you can hook whatever you think you want to hook you can hook 😆
It’s my 5th running event of the month. Last week, after Real Run I was already exhausted and I asked Willis could we give this a miss instead? But Willis had only participated in a few runs this year due to busy work schedule and 3 runs he registered isn’t happening. He didn’t heard anything about Run Free, Halloween by the Bay was cancelled due to low registration rate and Gold Coast Marathon for us didn’t happen because of blah blah blah.
So, on event morning, I took about 5 minutes before Grab arrives to cut away the sleeves and length of the event tee after trying it on and feel it’s gonna be hot run since flag off gonna be at 8am. The tee length was also too long or either way, I’m also fine to say that I’m short instead of blaming the tee 😂 I’m glad I chopped off the sleeves as its indeed a HOT HOT morning! 但本宫针线活不精，得空时必需找绣娘把衣服缝制好，不要糟蹋了衣服 😆
We arrived minutes before 7.30am at event venue and was quite sian as queue for registration to get the coconut and the wrist tag (wrist tag for identification purpose to collect finisher entitlements such as medal and isotonic drinks after the run) was super long, but the volunteers did a great job as more of them come forward and expedite on the registration process and within minutes, the long queue was gone.
While waiting for the flag off, I’m pretty entertained by the emcee, he’s quite funny and he’s giving safety advice and also advising runners not to carry coconuts in the plastic bags and run as its not nice for photos 😆 At about 7.50am, after the Grassroots advisor of the GRC gives a short welcome speech, warm up was K-pop dance routine. The dance instructor and his assistant were so smiley and full or energy in a morning which I wish I could stay in bed but it sure was a fun work out as I could see everyone was enjoying. Just me and Willis stood there like a log but we really enjoyed just by eye power 😁
I thought the coconut will only be given after the completion of the run because it’s like so irritating to carry it and run right? So, Willis and I instead or running, we do a pak tor 4km hold hand stroll, we finished with only a mother and her daughter behind us 😆 Though it’s hot and glaringly sunny but honestly I really enjoyed the stroll and pak tor-ing with Willis ❤
It’s not a big event with I think maybe about 400 participants at a glance. There’s 2 different distance categories of 2km and 4km. Both were different route and for the 4km categories, we thought that there’s many volunteers along the route and not exaggerating, we estimated 1 volunteer every 30 metres(after 2km it’s a loop back) 😆
Though it’s at a inconvenient location at Lavender as I stay in Yishun but I love these type of runs and don’t mind to travel for the run as it’s not expensive, it’s run for a good cause, it’s fun themes of coconuts this year and last year it’s balloon theme. And it’s really well organised and most of all I enjoyed it. Wondering what’s next year theme might be?