Run Further & Up Your Fitness Goals With These Virtual Run For Causes

Charity Challenge 2021
Further, faster and stronger with four virtual run for four different causes ! 
If your 2021 resolution was to stay fit and spend time more meaningfully, consider joining these virtual run challenges. 

RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS 

Stay fit and make your fitness goals more meaningful by running or walking for charitable causes. Here are four virtual run of the month of various distances and causes, that you can sign up for to complete in your own time : 

1. FOR CHILDREN 

Walk for Our Children is Singapore Children’s Society’s annual signature fundraising event. Due to COVID-19 in 2020, Singapore Children’s Society’s held the first virtual edition of Walk for Our Children with fervent support from all of you, and now they are back with their second virtual edition 2021!  
You can do your part by registering and clock a minimum of 8,000 steps a day. You can do it by yourself or with your family and friends. You can choose to walk or run anywhere in Singapore at your convenience. You can do it alone or with your family and friends anywhere and anytime. Simply submit one day of steps count, or challenge yourself to submit at least 8,000 steps each day for the whole month of September!
Your support can impact a child’s life in a positive way and help Children’s Society to continue to care for the beneficiaries. All proceeds from this campaign will support programmes run by Singapore Children’s Society to help children, youth and families in need. you may choose to join the challenge and donate 

2. FOR EX-OFFENDERS’ SECOND CHANCE OF LIFE  

Launched in 2009, the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run is an annual fundraising initiative to support rehabilitation programmes for inmates, ex-offenders and their families.
 
Yellow Ribbon, itself, is a community initiative that seeks to create awareness of the need to give second chances to ex-offenders; generate acceptance of ex-offenders and their families in the community; and inspire community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders into society.
Yellow Ribbon Virtual Run 2021
Every year, more than 9,000 ex-offenders complete their sentences and are released from the various prisons and drug rehabilitation centres (DRCs). It is disheartening that ex-offenders have to live with the stigma of having served time behind bars when they are released from prison, one that can often be more punishing than the prison sentence itself. Many ex-offenders, once released, find themselves literally stepping into a second prison. This time it would be a prison with invisible bars, of suspicion, of mistrust and of discrimination.
 
The best rehabilitation regime during incarceration is of no use if ex-offenders find themselves rejected at every turn when they are released into the larger community. Through the Yellow Ribbon Project, they hope to promote a more accepting society, one that is willing to give ex-offenders a second chance at making good. For registration and run details, please visit the site

3. FOR SUPPORTING UNDER-PRIVILEGED WOMEN

Lace up your running shoes as the iconic all-women’s run returns this November virtually. Run anytime, anywhere during the clock-in period (14 November to 15 December). The start line is anywhere you want it to be. Gather your running buddies to go the distance together or join in the fun with your mini-me(s). A total of five different race categories are available, including a special 113km category (Individual / Team) to commemorate Great Eastern’s 113th anniversary.
 
This year, Great Eastern Women’s Run supports two organisations – the Breast Cancer Foundation and Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT). DOT is a local charity seeking to empower women by helping them achieve financial independence to support their families. As a new beneficiary partner this year, GE pledges to use the race as a platform to raise awareness and funds towards supporting underprivileged women in their back-to-work journeys.
 
The upcoming 14th November to 15th December race features 2KM Mummy + Me, 5KM, 10KM and 21.1KM routes, for women of all fitness ranges. Registration is now open. 

4. FOR ENDING VIOLENCE IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Campus violence, especially sexual violence, are difficult issues to talk about and, because of this, people don’t know how to get help and our communities are being impacted.
In Singapore alone, according to a report in Parliament on 3 Nov 2020 by Minister of State of Education, Ms Sun Xueling, a total of 172 sexual misconduct cases in institutes of higher learning were handled by institutes of higher learning between 2015 to 2019. This translates into an incidence rate of 0.12 for every 1,000 staff and students.
 
We can change this and we need to act together. By joining the virtual run and campaign, you will directly help individuals and campus communities recover from violence and find ways to end it.
 
Join the “Let Our Voice Run” campaign that focuses on raising awareness and addressing sexual harm and dating violence experienced by young adults in tertiary institutions. While the actual virtual run will take place on 28th November 2021, you can register now and start your training right away. For overseas registration, For overseas registrations, you will receive an e-participation certificate and lots of gratitude for your support.
Simply pledge your # of kilometres between 5km and 16km, and then complete them on 28 Nov 2021, Sunday. Let Our Voice Run is inclusive; hence you can  participate at your own pace and you can choose to run, walk, bike, swim, or any other sport that accumulates distance.
As this is a virtual event, you complete your pledged kilometres wherever you want while adhering to safe distancing measures on 28 Nov 2021, Sunday. Kilometres can be recorded up until 6pm.
 
Follow them on IG  and use using the hashtags: #LetOurVoiceRun to get ideas from their community routemappers about places to run/walk/cycle! On Race Day. (28 November 2021), post your photos and videos to social media using the hashtags: #LetOurVoiceRun and tag them on IG

5. FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER 

Cancer diagnosis and treatment still requires great effort and consumes a lot of resources and funds. A lack of awareness of the need for early detection has led to breast cancer becoming the second biggest killer of women  everywhere. 
Yayasan Pita Merah Muda Bali, also known as Bali Pink Ribbon (BPR), has announced that its annual fundraising event will return as a virtual run and bike event this year, themed ‘Together We Rise’. The  5K Single Run and 25K Single Ride will take place on October 9-10, 2021 and aims to help raise money for Bali’s breast cancer charity. Walk in memory of a loved one, or for someone who is battling cancer, or just to support the breast cancer awareness campaign. You can walk with friends, parents, husbands, technically anyone. 

6. FOR ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION 

With the relationship of human and planetary health becoming evident now more than ever, the Filipino running community is in for another special challenge as the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) launches GO for Conservation: The WWF 60thAnniversary Virtual Run in partnership with Pinoy Fitness Atleta.
Registration for the GO for Conservation: The WWF 60th Anniversary Virtual Run is now open until to October 10 through the Pinoy Fitness Atleta app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information, you may get in touch with WWF-Philippines via email at donations@wwf.org.ph.
As we say in our neck of the woods … don’t just run, leave your footprints!
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