Singapore, 25 May 2023 – Returning for its ninth edition, Run for Inclusion 2023, sets to unite individuals from all walks of life again, providing more opportunities for persons with special needs (PWSNs) to engage in physical activities. Bringing back its signature Blindfold Walk after a three-year hiatus, the event will take place on 2nd September 2023 at 5 pm on the picturesque grounds of the Singapore Turf Club (STC), Kranji.
Run for Inclusion is organised by Runninghour, an inclusive sports co-operative and prominent advocate for integrating PWSNs through sports. As one of the nation’s largest inclusive mass running events, it serves as a rallying call for people to come together and run alongside PWSNs that are hard of hearing, physically, visually and intellectually challenged and persons with autism or undergoing mental recovery.
Embracing Diversity Through Inclusive Sports
With various categories to choose from, participants can engage in their preferred activity, be it running, walking or cycling. Options include personalised distances of up to 3km or 5km run or walk, 10km run and an 18km cycling category with a tandem option specially designed to accommodate PWSNs.
One of the event’s most anticipated highlights is the return of the Signature Blindfold Walk. Fostering a sense of empathy and understanding for the challenges faced by PWSNs, this unique experience allows participants to partner up and engage in blindfolded walking. Participants can wear a blindfold for the first 500 metres, paired with a sighted person, before swapping roles for the next 500 metres. Participants can also choose to complete the route without blindfolds.
Uniting Communities Through Sports
Over the years, Run for Inclusion has garnered overwhelming support from the community. More than 10,000 runners, including over 3,000 special needs participants, have joined this empowering event.
With a projected signup of 2,200 participants, including over 1,000 complimentary entries exclusively provided to PWSNs and their dedicated caregivers (limited to one caregiver per PWSN), Run for Inclusion continues to receive immense support from sponsors who believe in fostering inclusivity. Notable sponsors for this year’s event include Central Singapore Community Development Council, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore Turf Club, SportCares, and more.
In addition to individual participants, this edition will include the involvement of schools, either as ushers or active participants in the run. In addition to individual participants, this edition will include the involvement of schools, either as ushers or active participants in the run. These schools play a vital role in contributing to the atmosphere, further amplifying the spirit of inclusivity while educating and inspiring the younger generation on the importance of embracing diversity.
Run for Inclusion 2023 Registration Details
Run for Inclusion 2023 is currently open for registration. An early-bird special is available from now till 30 May 2023.
Click here to sign up for Run for Inclusion 2023.
For enquiries on the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Runninghour is supported by SportCares and Central Singapore Community Development Council.