As Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence this year, it is important that we take a step back and realize how far our nation has come in achieving racial and religious harmony since the tumultuous times of the 1964 racial riots.
Orange Ribbon Run – Singapore’s Only Run Against Racism
The Orange Ribbon Run is the largest and key event organised by OnePeople.Sg to promote understanding, appreciation and trust in Singapore’s multi-cultural and multi-religious society. For the silent majority, this event is the best avenue to speak up and show support for the cause by gathering annually to make a stand against racism.
This year, the Orange Ribbon Run will be held on 29 August 2015, Saturday, from 4pm onwards and flagged off from the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza. The race categories include competitive 10km and 5km competitive, and a 3.5km family walk.
Orange and its significance
Orange is the colour of warmth, harmony and brotherhood – In Singapore, the Orange Ribbon has been adopted as a symbol of respect, understanding, trust and friendship in our diverse cultural communities. Being a racially harmonious nation built on rich diversity of culture and heritage, Singapore has been able to achieve social stability, cohesion and security, which in turn drives economic and social developments.
Join the Race Against Racism
Make a stand against racism by joining the Orange Ribbon Run and spread the movement, where every step you take, is a step towards fostering a united, harmonious and multi-racial and religious nation we call home.