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This sounds like a great theme run for families towards end of the year, as long as they keep it wallet friendly.

Parents can introduce their childhood Sesame Street characters to their kids.

Didn't know the show is still running...

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When exactly will this race be held? Any link can be shared? ?

Thank you~~~

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A morning run at Orchard on 17 Nov. 

The venue that first came to my mind was actually universal studios...Lol

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If they can get the Guest of Honor (some MP or minister) to dress as the Count for doing a count down flag off, maybe I go.

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10 minutes ago, Ender said:

If they can get the Guest of Honor (some MP or minister) to dress as the Count for doing a count down flag off, maybe I go.

LOL...think Orchard is under Tanjong Pagar GRC. So who is most appropriate amongst the MP/minister to dress as count? 

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5 hours ago, matey1982 said:

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official website however put January 2020?

You check the website everyday?  😅

Good date if they are targeting families - most would be out in Nov/Dec, Jan is when they will be back to school and they can look forward to this. 

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17 hours ago, matey1982 said:

think looking @ the cost, will give it a miss

because too cheap for you ah? in fact it is a cheapo theme run hahaha

but i have super cheapo for you and me ::

 

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Making the news for all the wrong reasons.

Another X-Change event in the making?  :crazysmile:

Any unfortunate sgrunners members here took part in the race?

Sesame Street Run organiser draws flak from runners 

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Poor organisation among complaints; vendor files police report over alleged non-payment

The organiser of a running event yesterday is facing various troubles, including complaints by participants. A police report has also been made by a vendor against the organiser for allegedly defaulting on payments.

Participants took to Facebook to express their frustration about the Sesame Street Run Singapore at Our Tampines Hub.

They complained of long wait times, lack of clear instructions from the organiser and failure to receive merchandise that they had been promised when they paid to take part in the run.

Ms Cheng Wan Ying wrote that there was a lack of safety in the race. "Roads not closed. People who walked leisurely (had) to share the same path (with runners). Poor runners had to run on the road at their own risk."

Another participant, Ms Soh Bee Kim, said she had paid more than $120 each for two race packages for her son and herself. However, they did not receive the caps that were to be included.

She wrote: "Doesn't the organiser think about keeping aside enough merchandise for all participants who had paid for the race packages?"

When contacted, Mr Aaron Goh, the founder of event management company Heroes, which organised the run, blamed "miscommunication" with its vendors.

He told The Straits Times: "The issue is that we relied on external partnerships. When you outsource, there can be miscommunication and different expectations."

Specifically on the complaint about runners running alongside traffic, he said: "I knew that the roads were not going to be closed off but they (the vendor) said that riders, on motorcycles, would be observing their safety."

The 40-year-old added that this is the first time his company is organising such an event and that it faced a "steep learning curve".

Some 4,000 people participated in the run, he said.

His company apologised on the Sesame Street Run's Facebook page after the event. It wrote: "We, as event organisers, accept full responsibility for the various mistakes and incompetent planning that resulted in your unhappiness.

"We would like to assure all participants that we have heard your feedback loud and clear, and are taking the necessary steps to resolve all of them," it said.

Mr Goh said that runners who did not receive their merchandise will be getting the items shortly.

Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng, who was the guest of honour, told ST that the safety of participants should be a top priority when organisers are planning such events.

He added that the profile of participants differs between fun runs and competitive ones.

"In terms of the whole experience, from registration to collection of race packs, it's not easy to organise an event for many people. Depending on the nature of the run, some people could be more focused on timings and achieving their personal best. Others are fun runs, where people want to see their favourite characters."

Meanwhile, the police confirmed that a report was lodged and that investigations are ongoing.

It was made by Mr Kelvin Lee, 43, director of event management company REM, which was one of the initial vendors which helped with the media launch of the event.

He told ST that Mr Goh had defaulted on payments to vendors in the event. REM later pulled out of the event. He did not want to say how much it was owed.

 

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On 7/2/2019 at 9:44 AM, beast said:

This sounds like a great theme run for families towards end of the year, as long as they keep it wallet friendly.

Parents can introduce their childhood Sesame Street characters to their kids.

Didn't know the show is still running...

if u got kids then u will know.. now the show format changed.. elmo become the main ad while big bird/elephant step back. it is a dffient SS from what we used to watch..

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If it is the organizer's first time organizing a race, perhaps they could plan it as safer venue, such as a park. There can be plenty of lessons to be learned from park venue as well.

Tampines is a high traffic area and the pavements may not be broad enough to accommodate 4,000 runners.

Looking at these comments, it seems to me the organizer is just out to make a quick profit by putting in a theme to attract participants.

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10 hours ago, lonewolf said:

Making the news for all the wrong reasons.

Another X-Change event in the making?  :crazysmile:

Any unfortunate sgrunners members here took part in the race?

Sesame Street Run organiser draws flak from runners 

 

I was there, I was one of the unfortunate ones who attended, I didnt sign up for this but my friends were looking for people to take over their bibs as they could not make it. It's really the worst ever race you can ever imagine, I really pitied the kids who were whining under the hot sun and the parents who paid full sum for this event. I think any amateurism school sports meet can be better organised than this. 

It's worse than the first ever Hello Kitty run a few years ago when everyone was drenched to the skin, I did not attend the YOLO run that made the news a few years ago but I think this should be worse than that fateful YOLO run. The race organizer is HEROES, I'm not sure if they organised any other event here before but avoid them like the plague if you see this name. 

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12 hours ago, starfinder said:

it is far worse than YOLO

At least this organizer is brave to admit their mistake and take responsibility... Maybe because of lack of experience on organizing running event...

"...we would like to apologise unreservedly for not meeting your expectations of the event. We, as event organisers, accept full responsibility for the various mistakes and incompent planning that resulted in your unhappiness...."

 

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22 minutes ago, ZZIZZ said:

At least this organizer is brave to admit their mistake and take responsibility... Maybe because of lack of experience on organizing running event...

"...we would like to apologise unreservedly for not meeting your expectations of the event. We, as event organisers, accept full responsibility for the various mistakes and incompent planning that resulted in your unhappiness...."

 

It is easy to say sorry after they got the revenue in. I looked at the price, especially the VIP package, and it is more than $100!  Too ex for a 5 km run. I will only pay this amount for the Spartan race.

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4 hours ago, starfinder said:

It is easy to say sorry after they got the revenue in. I looked at the price, especially the VIP package, and it is more than $100!  Too ex for a 5 km run. I will only pay this amount for the Spartan race.

I was a bit frustrated as I missed the deadline of the registration in the last min... But now I feel a bit lucky.

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1 hour ago, ZZIZZ said:

I was a bit frustrated as I missed the deadline of the registration in the last min... But now I feel a bit lucky.

I would never even consider as it is way too expensive. Also I had run at Tampines before, so I know the paths are not conducive for a mass run

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23 hours ago, akane81 said:

I was there, I was one of the unfortunate ones who attended, I didnt sign up for this but my friends were looking for people to take over their bibs as they could not make it. It's really the worst ever race you can ever imagine, I really pitied the kids who were whining under the hot sun and the parents who paid full sum for this event. I think any amateurism school sports meet can be better organised than this. 

It's worse than the first ever Hello Kitty run a few years ago when everyone was drenched to the skin, I did not attend the YOLO run that made the news a few years ago but I think this should be worse than that fateful YOLO run. The race organizer is HEROES, I'm not sure if they organised any other event here before but avoid them like the plague if you see this name. 

But am curious to know, what didnt meet your expectations? 

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1 hour ago, sicklycat said:

what didnt meet your expectations?

I guess the answer is "Almost everything"...

Anyway, "No comparison, no disappointment"... 😆

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