Runninghour 2015: Run So Others Can is an inaugural national event that is happening at The Promontory @ Marina Bay on the 22 March 2015 and it aims to use mainstream sports as a platform to promote integration and nurture an inclusive Singapore. It will be the first and only race in Singapore where participants run alongside over 200 visually, intellectually, and physically-challenged runners.
Image Credits to Runninghour 2015: Run So Others Can
The running event will be a rallying call for Singaporeans to come together and show their support towards integrating people with special needs.
There are 4 race categories and registration fees are SGD$45 for the 5KM Run/Walk and SGD$50 for the 10KM Run/Walk. However, should you choose to participate in the category that includes a 1KM Blind Run, do note that for the first 1KM, you will run with your partner and one of you will be blindfolded while the other will act as the guide. The roles will swap at the 500m mark. If you do not have a partner for the Blind Run, you will be paired-up at the starting pent.
All registered runners will also receive a Personalised Race Bib, an Exclusive Race Entry Pack, an Exclusive Brooks Running Tee, and a Unique Braille Text Finisher Medal.
Unique Braille Text Finisher Medal
Registration for Runninghour 2015: Run So Others Can will close on 25 February 2015 so if you are interested, do hurry and sign up!
Will You Answer The Call To Show Your Support Towards Integrating People With Special Needs?
In collaboration with Runninghour, we are organising a giveaway specially for all our readers and followers and here are the prizes that you can win.
2 Complimentary Race Slots of Any Race Categories to Runninghour 2015: Run So Others Can
[Worth up to $100 in total]
A Pair of Tickets To Dialogue In The Dark
A Dialogue in the Dark experience is a unique 1-hour tour simulating everyday experiences in complete darkness to emulate the life of the visually challenged. The tour is led by experienced visually impaired guides and each ticket is worth SGD$20.
2 SportSanity Premier Membership Cards
Each membership card is worth SGD$25 and it will have a 6 month validity period. SportSanity is Singapore’s first Sports & Wellness discount card. Each winner will also receive a set of adult and kid trial vouchers to try out gyms and classes worth SGD$1,000.
To participate in the giveaway, all you have to do is the following:
1. “Like” Runninghour Facebook Page & A Winsome Life Facebook Page
2. Comment and tell us “How you would feel if you have to run 1KM without seeing and what would you do if you saw a special needs runner in need during a race?” You can choose to leave your comments on our blog or on our Facebook Page.
The giveaway will close on 18 February 2015 at 2359 hours and the 5 winners will be announced the following day on 19 February 2015.
I would be worried about the consequences of hurting myself and others but I would put my trust on the one running beside me to be my sight and guide and if I were to see a special needs runner in need during a race, I will not hesitate to extend myself and help in the best possible way I can.