Kids Dash event of StanChart Marathon draws 5,000 children

Children in Elf costumes participating in the Kids Dash event on Dec 3, 2016.
Children in Elf costumes participating in the Kids Dash event on Dec 3, 2016.PHOTO: STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON SINGAPORE
Children running under the Christmas lights at Orchard Road in the Kids Dash event on Dec 3, 2016.
Children running under the Christmas lights at Orchard Road in the Kids Dash event on Dec 3, 2016.PHOTO: STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON SINGAPORE
Families enjoying the carnival activities at Kids Dash 2016 on Dec 3, 2016.
Families enjoying the carnival activities at Kids Dash 2016 on Dec 3, 2016.PHOTO: STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON SINGAPORE
Particpants from Metta and Minds at the Kids Dash 2016 on Dec 3, 2016.
Particpants from Metta and Minds at the Kids Dash 2016 on Dec 3, 2016.PHOTO: STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - The 15th edition of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore got under way on Saturday evening (Dec 3), as close to 5,000 children raced down Orchard Road under the Christmas lights in the Kids Dash event.

The blue and white hues set a festive tone for the evening, as children of all ages donned their elf outfits and raced their way from the start point outside Ngee Ann City, to the finish line outside ION Orchard in a family-friendly atmosphere.

The full and half marathons as well as the 10km races will take place on Sunday morning.