Run to the theme of Crayon Sinchan, Garfield and Spongebob Squarepants

JomRun, a Leading Running App in Southeast Asia, brings Virtual Fun Runs to Singapore in partnership with Nickelodeon and Animation International

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9 September 2021, Singapore - Fans of Crayon Sinchan, Garfield and Spongebob Squarepants can now look forward to running their hearts out with the incentive of receiving an array of limited edition Garfield, Spongebob Squarepants and Sinchan merchandise upon completing their runs.


In an announcement shared with the media yesterday, organisers JomRun, a leading running app in Southeast Asia, shared that the virtual fun runs have been brought to Singapore in partnership with Nickelodeon and Animation International, and will span the month and will be held until February 2022.

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Participants can choose from a range of distances: a half marathon (21km) or a 5km run. Runners can also choose to break their runs up into shorter stretches to make up the full distance, or complete the full distance at one go.


These can be done by incorporating a step counter, a GPS tracking wearable, a treadmill or other cardio exercises such as jogging in place.


The virtual fun run series kicks off with the Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run Series which will be launched in three parts.

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The Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run, from 8 September until 30 September 2021; the Shinchan Biu Biu Virtual Run, from 1 October until the 30 November 2021; and the Crayon ShinChan Joyful Time, from 1 December 2021 until 31 January 2022.


The Garfield Virtual Run Singapore is an ongoing event that spans the month of November to January 2022, while the Spongebob Squarepants Virtual Run will take place from the 1 December until 20 February 2022.


Registrations are now open and early bird sign ups will be able to enjoy discounts of up to 50%.

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With the gyms and fitness still operating in limited capacities, it is small wonder that Singaporeans are looking for a wider array of interesting and innovative ways to stay fit and active.


While most runners are still looking forward to the return of physical road racing, virtual racing has taken on a popular alternative, giving greater meaning to weekly and monthly runs while trying to clock regular mileage.


Said Chang Yi Hern, Founder and Managing Director of JomRun: "Thematically, Garfield deals with a lot of things that everyone can identify with, feeling lethargic being one of them, especially during the on and off lockdowns."

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"But, if Garfield can step out of his comfort zone, then so can you! That’s the message we at JomRun want to amplify. Also, this is one of the most effective ways that people can stay safe while keeping their heart rates up."


Those who successfully complete their run will be rewarded exciting prizes including a finisher medal (21km finishers will receive a Gold medal), a dry-fit shirt, a finisher t-shirt, tattoo stickers, a drawstring bag, a premium cyclist jersey, a face mask, keychain and a tote bag.


The Garfield Virtual Run will also allow the participants to choose their merchandise from three different themes: Foodie Garfield, Sleepy Garfield or Playful Garfield, whilst runners participating in the Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run Series will receive entitlements according to the run they register for.

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To participate, simply download and register on the JomRun app which is available on Apple AppStore and Google Play. The public can sign up for the virtual run of their choice, pick the distance category and choose the entitlements.


Activate the JomRun app tracker and run to receive those limited-edition goodies. Running results will be automatically recorded and the entitlements will be posted after the running period.


Those interested can visit the microsite for the Crayon Shinchan and Garfield Virtual Runs Series for more information.

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