My Melody Run to debut in May

Fans can look forward to another Sanrio-themed run on May 12, with My Melody Run making its worldwide debut in Singapore.

Participants in the 5km fun run at Sentosa will receive a series of exclusive merchandise including a My Melody runner's T-shirt, plush toy, bib, goodie bag and medal.

There will also be a carnival site with games and activities, such as a human claw machine.

There will be a special appearance by My Melody herself so that fans can get up close and personal with the white rabbit.

Finance analyst and Sanrio fan Tania Bin, 28, said: "I'm so excited. I love all Sanrio characters and it would be great to add to my collection of memorabilia."

Another Sanrio-themed fun run is the Hello Kitty Run, which was first held here in 2014. Other similar runs include the My Little Pony: Friendship Run 2016 and the Star Wars Run Singapore.

Said a Sanrio Hong Kong spokesman: "We've been looking to bring My Melody Run to South-east Asia for quite a while now. We're fully aware of how passionate the Singaporean fans can get over Sanrio characters. This will be the first of hopefully many more to come."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline 'My Melody Run to debut in May'. Print Edition | Subscribe