Crayon Shinchan, Garfield & SpongeBob Virtual Run


If there’s anything the mandatory 2.4KM runs from our school days have taught us, it’s that albeit painful, the intense sweat sesh is always worth it in the end. Those who can never run on their own accord can now get motivated with the trio of SpongeBob Squarepants, Crayon Shinchan and Garfield Virtual Fun Runs, happening in Singapore for the first time.

The events will be happening in several phases, from now till February 2022:


5KM & 21KM runs with a variety of merch


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(L-R) Shinchan Biu Biu, Garfield, SpongeBob Squarepants
Image adapted from: JomRun, @garfieldvirtualrun

Brought in by JomRun, an Asia-based running app, the SpongeBob SquarePants, Crayon Shinchan and Garfield runs offer participants a choice of a breezy 5KM or long-distance 21KM to power their fitness journey forward. 

All three runs are held virtually and runners can choose between running their route of choice outdoors or doing it on the treadmill instead. If you can’t complete the full 5 or 21KM in one shot, it’s also perfectly fine to split up the distance across a couple of weeks, as long as you finish it by the event’s end-date.


Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run


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Image credit:
@faiz.aman

Arriving first in Singapore is the Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run. Great news for fans: there are not just one, but three Shinchan-themed runs, each with a different race pack and merch.

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Image credit: JomRun

From left to right above, we have:

  • Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run: Now – 30th September 2021
  • Shinchan Biu Biu Virtual Run: 1st October 2021 – 30th November 2021
  • Crayon Shinchan Joyful Time: 1st December 2021 – 31st January 2022 

The race packs for the Crayon Shinchan, Shinchan Biu Biu, Crayon Shinchan Joyful Time and Garfield runs include a Dri-Fit shirt, tattoo stickers, and a drawstring bag. Also get a finishers T-shirt (21KM only) and medal if you complete the event. 

Face masks, keychains, tote bags, premium jerseys and hoodies are available at a top-up.

Price: From $25 for 5KM and $35 for 21KM

Sign up for the Crayon Shinchan runs here.


Garfield Virtual Run


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Image credit: JomRun

No worries if you haven’t watched an episode of Crayon Shinchan – happening concurrently is the Garfield Virtual Run, with three different merch sets themed after the personality traits of our favourite chonky cat. Choose between “Foodie”, “Sleepy” and “Playful” Garfieds for your race pack, or redeem all three sets from $74.69 for a 5KM run.

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Sleepy and Playful Garfield dri fit tees
Image credit: JomRun

Be the first 100 to sign up to get a discount of 50% off prices. 

Event date: 1st November 2021 – 31st January 2022

Price: From $24.90 for 5KM and $34.90 for 21KM 

Sign up for the Garfield Virtual Run here.


​​SpongeBob SquarePants Virtual Fun Run


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Image credit: JomRun

SpongeBob may have twigs for legs but that’s no excuse to skip on leg day. The sign-up for this run has yet to open and full race pack entitlements haven’t been announced, but you can stay tuned to JomRun’s Facebook page for updates – early bird sign ups get up to 50% off.

Event date: 1st December 2021 – 20th February 2022

Price: To be announced


Sign up for SpongeBob, Shinchan & Garfield-themed virtual runs


If laziness is what’s stopping you from clocking that 10,000 steps and 30 minutes of exercise a day, perhaps these fun runs will give you all the motivation. Register for the SpongeBob, Crayon Shinchan or Garfield fun runs to kickstart your fitness regime. Be there or be square(pants)!

For ideas on where you can do your virtual runs, read:


Cover image adapted from: @garfieldvirtualrun, @faiz.aman, JomRun