Kids to race down Orchard Road in December

The 600m Kids Dash will take place on Orchard Road on Dec 3 between Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard.
The 600m Kids Dash will take place on Orchard Road on Dec 3 between Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Orchard Road will be transferred into a winter wonderland this December, with about 5,000 children racing down the road in elf-inspired shirts and reindeer antlers.

This 600m Kids Dash is organised by Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore and will happen on Dec 3 - a day before the marathon for adults. The young runners aged up to 13 will race from Ngee Ann City to the finish line at ION Orchard.

Ngee Ann Civic Plaza will host a Christmas carnival with family-friendly activities, such as face painting and hoop the snowman, festive performances by juggling elves and meet-and-greet sessions with Santa Claus.

Mr Steven Goh, Executive Director of Orchard Road Business Association, said it was pleased to facilitate a full road closure for the event.

"The lights, decorations and costumes will, no doubt, add to the festive cheer and we look forward to the children enjoying themselves," he added.

Kids Dash registration is available for $25 at http://www.marathonsingapore.com