Runninghour, a sports-co-operative that promotes integration of Persons with Special Needs (PWSN) and empower them to participate in mainstream activities, has teamed up with Singapore Turf Club (STC), the oldest existing and only horse racing club in Singapore, as the official Event Partner for its events, including the signature Run for Inclusion.
Situated at the North of Singapore, STC spans an area of 124 hectares, offering a vast green landscape that is ideal as a destination for recreational and lifestyle activities.
The collaboration will involve the seventh edition of Run for Inclusion (RFI) 2021, the largest inclusive running event in Singapore where participants run alongside runners with special needs, including the hearing, intellectually, physically and visually-challenged.
President Halimah Yacob will be the Guest-of-Honour for the event, which will be held on 21 November 2021, Sunday.
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“Runninghour strives to provide a differentiated experience for our participants every year – one that is fun and memorable. With the support of Singapore Turf Club as our event partner, we are excited to marry this iconic venue with our inclusive sports activities. Together, we will continue driving our mission to encourage PWSN to lead an active lifestyle through sports and integrate them into the social fabric of society,” said John See Toh, Co-founder of Runninghour.
STC employees will also take part as race participants and race day volunteers in RFI 2021, as part of their community engagement efforts.
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“Singapore Turf Club has been a key destination for community, lifestyle and recreational events over the years, and we are delighted to be the event partner for Run for Inclusion 2021. Engaging the community and supporting their needs is an integral part of our corporate creed. We are also rallying our employees to be a part of the race as participants and volunteers, maximising positive impact and celebrating the human spirit of ability, perseverance and courage alongside our PWSN,” said Christina Chua, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Partnerships, Singapore Turf Club.
Run for Inclusion 2021
RFI 2021 will feature two race formats where participants can choose to take part either in-person or virtually at their own pace and comfort. The event aims to reach out to 2,000 participants, including 1,000 special needs participants and their caregivers.
Participants can choose from cycle, run or walk categories. The physical event offers all three categories that stretches from a personalised distance (where participants can customise their run distance according to their preference and ability), 3km, 5km or 10km run or walk, as well as the 20km cycling category (which also includes a tandem cycling category to cater for the PWSN).
On-site participants will be in for a treat as they explore the lush greenery and best kept secrets of Singapore’s only world-class horse racing club. Attendees can also look forward to insta-worthy and memorable sights such as the STC Riding Centre Arena, home of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games Equestrian Jumping event.
Participants of the virtual event can also join in the event with the 0-10km running and 0-20km cycling categories.
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Unique to this year’s RFI, used horseshoes will be given a new shine and recycled as race medals. Participants who take part in the physical event will receive the limited-edition commemorative medal, making it a meaningful memento for all.
Following the tradition of previous years’ runs, Runninghour will offer complimentary entries to all PWSN and their caregivers for the event, limited to one caregiver per PWSN, to encourage more PWSN to participate in the event and to promote inclusivity and an active lifestyle within the community.
This is made possible in partnership with Central Singapore Community Development Council under the ‘SoleMate’ programme.
Registration for the physical and virtual events will close on 21 November 2021 or upon reaching our maximum capacity, whichever is earlier. Sign up at https://www.runninghour.com/registration.
Runninghour is supported by SportCares and Central Singapore Community Development Council.
Maintaining a Safe Event for Everyone
In light of the pandemic, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated or to undergo Pre-Event Testing (PET) if they have not already completed their full vaccination regimen in order to join the physical event.
Participants will be required to show a valid vaccination certification or a negative PET result on the event day.
Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to sign up for the virtual event.