Safari Zoo Run, Singapore’s wildest race, returns with competitive and family-oriented runs during the weekend of 27 and 28 February 2016. Avid runners can look forward to 10km and 5.5km races while families looking to bond over a healthy walk amidst nature can enjoy a more leisurely pace with the 5.5km or 2.5km family dashes. The races will transport runners past animal exhibits through scenic paths lined by greenery in Night Safari and Singapore Zoo. A host of carnival festivities awaits family participants after the race, with cheeky animal mascots, educational show and tell sessions, and animal photography opportunities. Daddy and Dana participated in last year’s Safari Zoo Run and it was THE MOST ENJOYABLE family runs we’ve ever participated in Singapore.
Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
As a Safari Zoo Run participant, you will receive exclusive Safari Zoo Run apparel and other attractive goodies including Singapore Zoo and River Safari admission, discount vouchers to Jurong Bird Park and Night Safari, and exclusive F&B and retail offers. In addition, all runners will walk away with an exclusive animal-motif finisher medal.
The Safari Zoo Run was conceived in 2009 to commemorate Singapore Zoo’s famous matriarch and one of Singapore’s most loved animal personalities — Ah Meng the Sumatran orang utan, who died of old age in February 2008. The Safari Zoo Run aims to encourage family bonding and raise awareness on wildlife conservation. A portion of the proceeds from the races will go towards aiding the conservation efforts of Singapore Zoo and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
This year, ahead of the Safari Zoo Run on 27-28 February 2016, Singapore Zoo has identified the orangutan that will continue Ah Meng’s legacy. The upcoming icon is said to share some similarities with her famous predecessor – both have endearing eyes, possess a big heart for her family and love durians!
Race Info at a Glance
Race Dates: 27 to 28 February 2016 Saturday and Sunday
Venue: River Safari and Singapore Zoo
Registration for The Safari Zoo Run closes on 31 January 2016. Hop over to this post to read all about our family’s stupendous experience at The Safari Zoo Run 2015!