I’ve noticed that Singapore has lots of marathons. The concepts and themes behind these runs are also getting more interesting and creative…with the costumes, neon lights, getting colours sprayed on you and more. My friends are constantly signing up for various runs and egging me on to do so. Me? I’ve never quite been a fan of organized group runs. Call me lazy, but I don’t quite see the point in paying money for runs with thousands of other people. When I want to run, I run – alone.
However, it’s a different entirety altogether when you’re running for a cause.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down
and lifting people up.”
– John Holmes
Always meaning to make more time for volunteer work and to engage in activities with good causes, MEH’s Run For Cover struck a chord with me. The first of its kind in Singapore, this run translates to free cataract treatment surgeries for the needy elderly suffering from cataracts. 100 cataract surgeries have been projected and are fully sponsored by Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s Khazanah IHH Healthcare Fund.
This run will see contestants running non-stop on the treadmill for 24 hours.
Every 30km clocked by each team will translate into one free surgery treatment for one elderly who suffer from cataract.
Here are details of the run:
Race registrations are until 14 May 2014. You’ve got 1 more week to register. Hurry!
Qualifier 1: 17th/18th May
Top 20 fastest teams to complete this 5.5km time trial will qualify for the next round.
Qualifier 2: 7th June
Top 10 fastest teams to complete this 10km time trial will qualify for the final race.
Qualifiers 1 and 2 will be held at East Coast Park.
Actual Event: 21st June, 2pm to 22nd June, 2pm, at Ngee Ann City.
10 teams race to run the farthest in 24 hours. Winning team members are eligible for complimentary 10 years of health coverage!
And yes, there are special privileges for readers of my blog who want to enter this run for a good cause.
· First person to sign up will receive a free FITBIT,
· The remaining 7 members will EACH receive $20 CapitaLand Voucher,
· The whole team of 8 will EACH get $50 AIBI Shopping Vouchers!
Plus, registration fee is also discounted to $15/pax for all when you enter this discount code: RFCjeneen during sign up!
Grab 7 other friends to form a team of 8 to join us for the first qualifier round.
For more details and to register: http://bit.ly/jeneen_runforcover