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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cold Storage Kids Run 2013

There are races for everybody, races for women and obstacles races and there is the Cold Storage Kids Run. The Cold Storage Kids Run is the first race specially for kids and to date it is still the biggest and only dedicated race for children up to 12 years old.

I have been involved in this event since its inception and over the years have seen it innovate to keep ahead of all the other races which have a children component. It added a stroller category a few years ago and this year it added a 3 generation category. 

But in my opinion, the most unique part about the Cold Storage Kids Run is that it is also open to handicapped children. Each year, children from the  Spastic Children Association of Singapore suffering from Cerebral Palsy participates as guest of Singapura Finance. This year, the invitation was extended to children from Katong School and Rainbow Centre as well. The grit and determination on the faces of these children as they struggled to complete the 800m I believe truly touches the heart of everybody there especially those who are parents.

Here are some pictures from the events:

A child completing in the 1600 category
The Singapura Finance Mascot, Phoebe
DJ Jamie Yeo with her daughter
A participant in the Stroller category
Children completing in the Special Needs Category

The volunteer cheering on the last participant of the day
 The Cold Storage Kids Run also raised S$11,000.00 to buy shoes for children in Cambodia.
Certainly, the Cold Storage Kids Run has proven that when it comes to children, this is the best event in the whole of Singapore!

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