Later on this evening, I will be going for the first ever Garfield run in Singapore. Never did I think that would happen because Garfield doesn’t run!
My exact reaction when a friend told me about this run was, “When does Garfield ever run?” XD
This was explained by the organizers in the website:
Garfield may not be a big fan of exercise — he prefers lie-downs to sit-ups — but the cartoon cat knows the importance of being physically fit — for everyone else, of course!
And while the famously lazy cat doesn’t like to break a sweat, he has been known to race to the refrigerator during a midnight snack attack.
You can show Garfield the benefits of regular exercise and join in the fun at the Garfield Run!
That said, I still joined it because I have always love Garfield! He is fat, lazy, loves to eat, loves to sleep, bullies Odie and Jon, loves to eat, has a big ego, loves to eat, hates to exercise, loves to eat, loves himself, hates Mondays and oh, did I mention loves to eat? XD
Anyway, I was quite excited about this run because:
The first Garfield Run in Singapore will be held on 19 July 2014 at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Participate in the various categories together with the characters from Jim Davis’ comic strip Garfield, and enjoy a post-race party after the event!
However, I was disappointed when I got the race pack/ goodie bag~
First of all, there really wasn’t much in it.
1. Race bib
– different designs from different categories, couple designs are quite cute but only if I get the Garfield portion. XP
2. 2 sponsors coupons
– which are really not of that much use for me who doesn’t have a car, and have no intention of getting earphones anytime soon.
3. Race booklet
– which can be seen here: http://www.garfieldrun.com/images/GR2014_Race%20Booklet.pdf
4. Garfield race tee
– which is the cutest because of the prints front and back, but the colour would have been nicer if it was closer to orange (Garfield’s colour)
Front: the colour is lighter and more yellowish than shown below
Back: this is closer to actual colour
5. After run party ticket
All this comes in a Garfield drawstring bag:
The missing item was the Garfield plush that I was looking forward to. It’s supposed to be a limited edition Garfield run plush.
This is just for illustration purposes, as written on website:
I hope it won’t disappoint! (Prettier than the illustration I hope!)
During the picking up of race packs, we were told that the plushies will be given out on the race day itself, which is today but received a text and notice few days ago informing us that the plushies would be delayed till next week.
A Garfield run notebook will be given because of this delay. (Actually I would prefer free courier instead of travelling all the way again just to collect the plush~)
As much as all these dampen my mood, I still have the cute Garfield medal to look forward to getting this evening!
These are the finisher medals for all the different categories:
Looking forward to see the Garfields-filled venue, the Garfield stage performance and carnival games tonight!
Totally ignoring the fact that it’s a run because ‘Garfield doesn’t run’! Oh~ And also because I can’t run since I sprained my leg and it has yet to fully recover~ (what a wonderful excuse I have~)
Though it has already been sold out since quite some time back, this is the website if you are interested:
Will blog about tonight if it’s fun/ interesting enough~ XD