My Little Pony Friendship Run 2016

When I heard that there was going to be a My Little Pony run this year, I was ecstatic because I knew that Sophie would look forward to it. She’s been a fan of the ponies and even had her 6th birthday to the My Little Pony theme last year.

I’m still learning the name of the ponies and would often get correct by her when I mistake Rarity for for Twilight Sparkle. Seriously, how many purple ponies are there?

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Since this was Sophie’s second run after the Cold Storage run last year, we decided to take it up a notch and signed up for the 1km Pony Kids Run.

If you’re a fan of My Little Pony, chances are you probably must have been at Sentosa last Sunday for the My Little Pony Friendship run at Palawan Beach too. The weather was glorious last Sunday as Mr. Golden Sun gave us a healthy glowing tan after spending a few hour at the run and and the post race carnival.

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In case you’re wondering, there was a good mix of families, youngsters and yes even bronies who turned up at the race.

Bronies is a term affectionately reserved for male My Little Pony fans and they certainly were not closet fans as they donned tutus over their shorts and some came in multi-coloured knee high socks!

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While others like Irene and her daughter, who came all dressed up like their favourite ponies! Super chio right?


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Pinkie Pie and Apple Jack

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Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy

We really liked the overall carnival feel of the whole race where there were plenty of photo opportunities before and after the race as well as activities post race. Everyone was there for a fun run with their friends or family. Some had coloured hair extensions, My Little Pony hairclips, rainbow coloured tutus and some even brought their plushies along.

Before we were flagged off for our parent and child race, the MC even told us to give high fives and hugs to our kids and there was even a surprise appearance by Pinkie Pie! Too bad we were too far behind and could only catch a glimpse.

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Getting ready for the flag off

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Pinkie Pie spotted!

When we started to run, I heard some parents encouraging their little ones to keep going or to stop and take a breather if they were too tired. And hearing these along the way made me grin from ear to ear because we all know that it’s not about how you start but finish the race that matters and in this case, the kids certainly were learning tenacity and finishing strong.

At one point after we made a U-turn and were headed for an up-slope, Sophie started to slow down and wanted to stop. But with some nudging and cheering from mama, she picked up her pace and crossed the finishing line like a winner!


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Here’s us with our gorgeous My Little Pony medals!

If you missed the My Little Pony Friendship Run this year then do look out for it when it returns next year!

 

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Comments: 11

  1. Bumble Bee Mum March 4, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply

    I learned something new today.. Bronies. Omg, they are hilarious!!! What fun it is to have Bronies at the event!

  2. Adeline March 4, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply

    I loved going on the Cold Storage Kids’ Run with Noah last year, because it was a good bonding experience for us, and I think this My Little Pony Run is extremely attractive to all the mums-and-daughters pairs! So many pretty and fun things to look at while you run. Well done to both of you!

  3. Meiling March 4, 2016 at 10:52 am Reply

    Haha… reading all your posts on the My Little Pony run really made me regret not signing up for this first run. As it is, MLP is more something she reminisce now, but I think she would still have loved to do it this year. Great to see you and Sophie bonding in this run!!

  4. Jolin March 4, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply

    Go Sophie! My niece is a fan of MLP and she can recognise all the ponies. I am amaze how children can remember the names. The Bronies are too funny!

  5. Waiwai March 4, 2016 at 5:29 pm Reply

    Look so fun! What a pity that we couldn’t be there that day as my children had class.

  6. Michelle March 5, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply

    It sounds like a fun carnival more than a run!

  7. shobana March 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm Reply

    This very nice information a best mom encouraging our kids is good one. I am also participate with my child in pony friendship run it is great experience

  8. SingaporeMomBlogs March 6, 2016 at 12:04 am Reply

    🙂 Looks like you and Sophie did enjoyed the run as well. Thanks for featuring us on your blog.

  9. Ai Sakura March 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm Reply

    Wow you must have been there really early! Was so happy that the weather was so bright and sunny for the run too. Too bad we missed each other this time round..

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  10. Angie.S March 6, 2016 at 11:13 pm Reply

    Hahaha I also learnt a new term from your post – Bronies! How sporting and cool to have Bronies at the MLP run too. Sophie must have enjoyed the run a lot.

  11. Danessa Foo March 8, 2016 at 9:19 am Reply

    My girl and I were so looking forward to the MLPR, but we had to give it a miss because she had food poisoning the night before. I wish I could have at least gone to the carnivals, but she was too ill 🙁

    I am happy to see so many girls (and boys) enjoying the run. We can’t wait to join next year 🙂

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