Pokemon-themed fun run draws almost 6,000

Pokemon-themed fun run draws almost 6,000

The 5km Pokemon Run Singapore 2017 gave participants the chance to collect Pokeballs and take photos with different Pokemon at photo stops.

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A Pikachu parade at the finish line of the Pokemon Run Singapore 2017. (Photo: Pokemon Run Singapore 2017)

SINGAPORE: Almost 6,000 Pokemon fans turned out on Saturday morning (Jan 14) for what was billed as Southeast Asia’s first official Pokemon-themed fun run at the Promontory @ Marina Bay, organisers said.

Participants took on the role of Pokemon "trainers" in the 5km fun run along the waterfront, where they got to collect Pokeballs and stop for photos with various Pokemon.

Junior "trainers" – those aged between four and 12 – also got to run alongside Junichi Masuda, a game director and composer for the Pokemon games and the guest-of-honour for the run.

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The race is flagged off. (Photo: Pokemon Run Singapore 2017)

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Guest-of-honour Junichi Masuda, a game director and composer for the Pokemon games, at the start of the fun run. (Photo: Pokemon Run Singapore 2017)

Guest-of-honour Junichi Masuda. (Photo: Pokemon Run Singapore 2017)

A Pikachu parade greeted participants at the finishing line. There was also a Pokemon Garden with life-size Pokemon cut-outs, as well as a Pallet Town for games, activities and Japanese food.


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A Pikachu parade at the finish line. (Photo: Pokemon Run Singapore 2017)

Source: CNA/lc

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