Run for Heroes

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Unleash your inner Flash for another type of hero: our front-line workers. In support of Singapore's healthcare and service frontliners, the virtual running initiative Run for Heroes invites all to lace up for a one-kilometre run which can be clocked anytime and anywhere. Upon completion, two wristbands will be sent to you – one's for keeps, while the other will be sent to a frontline hero with your personalised message of thanks. The wristbands act as a symbol of unity and solidarity, reminding us of the challenges we will face and overcome together.

Through the virtual running event, the non-profit initiative also seeks to raise funds for The Courage Fund which provides relief and support to all who have been affected by the outbreak. It is also supported by SportSG's Active Enabler Programme (AEP) Grant, encouraging Singaporeans to stay active and united, all while observing social distancing.

Going a step further, the event has even adopted an original composition by local music duo Jack and Rai, aptly titled Hero, as its official theme song. Originally released in 2018, the song is interwoven with meaningful lyrics and an uplifting anthemic melody that matches the ethos and mission of Run for Heroes.

To register, sign up via Registration is opened from May 27 and the race distance should be completed by 11.59pm on August 8, just in time for National Day where all participants and frontliners are encouraged to don their wristbands.


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