September school holiday is over now. Although didn’t go out of town, but we still had so much fun together doing many things, especially for the boy and me. We closed the end of the holiday by joining POSB Kids Run on Sunday, 14 Sept 2014 in Marina Promontory. It was a new experience for the boy and we really had an enjoyable time together during the race. Well, although only the boy who joined the run, but all of us had so much fun too.
I already knew that there are many kids run in Singapore, and I always wanted to join The Cold Storage Kids Run, but too bad I was always late to know. For instance, for this POSB Kids Run, I registered the boy almost three or four months (I don’t remember exactly) before the event so we could got an early bird discount. When I informed my friend a month after my registration, she said all the spots were already taken up! So you see, Kids Run events are very popular in Singapore and thus we must be aware of the events even months before the actual date. I was lucky to find out about this race and made a fast decision to register the boy (thankfully he was agreed instantly when I said he would get a medal no matter if he wins or loose…………….). So yeap, that was his first motivation, hahaha……………
Daddy and I insisted that he should at least try and practice to run 800 m. By the way, he would be joining the 800 M boys category in the race. We finally made him run twice before the actual day, and he said he was very tired after the run…………
I was so nervous the night before the race and could hardly sleep. I woke up early in the morning to make breakfast and make sure everyone was ready at 6.30 am so we could leave home early. We were afraid that we didn’t get a good parking spot………..which fortunately didn’t happen. We parked in the building just next to Marina Promontory and it was surprisingly not as expensive as we thought.
I asked the boy whether he was nervous and he said no. I said he was going to have so much fun and would meet hundred of other kids. Since it was not a competitive race, I told him not to worry about the pace, if he thought he was tired he could just walk. As long as he reached the finish and had fun, it would be ok, he would get a finisher medal anyway. That was what I told him before the race.
Thank goodness for the wonderful weather that day. Although it was hot, but at least it didn’t rain. The event itself had already started since early in the morning and the boy could register since 7.45 am. His flag time off was 8.20 am. We made sure that he drank lots of water before the race and went to toilet before he joined other kids in his category.
When we collected the race pack, the event organizer had already given us the detail information of the event, including when to assemble, where to park, line closures of the streets during the race, map of the event including where the kids should assemble before the race, how parents could pick up the kids after the race, etc. My two thumbs up for all the staff (I think most of them voluntarily helped for the event, so kudos to them……..) who made the day of the event went smoothly and well organised. Even though my boy’s flag off time was almost the last one, but it was right on time!
If there were too many kids in one category, they would be separated into 2 or 3 groups, so there weren’t too many children in the starting line. This was good because too many children started running together would not be too safe in my opinion.
It was a fun and memorable event for us that I start to search for other Kids Run for him to join………..