20,000 turn up for Cold Storage kids Run

SINGAPORE - A total of 5,000 children and 15,000 parents, grandparents and supporters attended the 6th Cold Storage Kids Run at the Padang on Sunday morning.

This year's event featured a new non-competitive category - the 3GEN Family Chase- where kids (7- 12 years old) ran or walked a distance of 800m with their parents and grandparents.

Aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle for the family and encouraging family bonding through exercise, the 3GEN Family Chase was flagged off by Olympic sprinter Mr C Kunalan and Dairy Farm Singapore (Food) CEO, Mr Victor Chia.

Mr Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Mayor, Central Singapore District, also graced the event and conducted the flag-off for the Singapura Finance sponsored Special Needs Kids Chase.

Ms Wendy Tan, 34, who participated in the 3GEN Family Chase with her mother-in-law and daughter said she was glad her mother-in-law could finally take part in a run with the family instead of just supporting them from the sidelines.

Kids aged six months to 12 years took part in 14 competitive and non-competitive categories, with distances ranging from 800m to 1.6km.

DJ / Presenter Jamie Yeo's daughter, Alysia Nolte, 2, was one of the participants.

"Aly was thrilled to be able to complete the 800 metres, running through the finishing line to her daddy and grandma like a true champion!" Jamie said.

Pledge-a-Shoe Project

A'Pledge-A-Shoe' project was launched this year with the aim of raising funds to help children in developing nations protect their feet by providing them with new shoes.

A total of $6,000 has been raised from the public since the event launch in March. Cold Storage has also pledged 1,000 pairs of shoes with a total value of $11,000 for this year's initiative.

All funds will be donated to Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore, a locally registered charity partnering with Cold Storage Kids Run for this project.

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