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More than 1,500 participants run towards a more gracious and inclusive Singapore

Stephen Netto 2019-08-05 CommunityNGO

Over 1,500 participants took part in the Singapore Kindness Run which was held for the third year at the National Stadium last Saturday (3 Aug).

This year’s run is a ground up initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement, conjointly with the launch of Get Active Singapore (GASG) 2019.

The primary objective of the run is to build a more gracious and kinder running community with participants encouraging one another, keeping the running route litter-free, and adhering to running etiquette that accommodates slower-paced runners.


Participants of the 10km run at the starting line

The event was flagged off by Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement along with Singa the Lion. The pair were joined by Sport Hall of Fame inductees – Adelene Wee, Singapore’s first World Bowling Champion and Sheik Alau’ddin, Singapore’s legendary Silat Champion.


(Left to Right): Adelene Wee, Dr William Wan, Sheik Alau’ddin at the flagging off of the event

Jagadish Sunuwar emerged first for the 10km Men’s category with a time of 36 minutes 54 seconds, while Sharon Tan came on top for the 10km Women’s category in 40 minutes 21 seconds.


(Left to Right): Singa the Lion, Dr William Wan, Jagadish Sunuwar, Sheik Alau’ddin

To inculcate kindness and graciousness from a young age, kids also participated in the 800m Kids’ Dash where they were encouraged to have fun as they take to their hearts the values of kindness and look towards contributing to an inclusive society.


Prize winners of the 800m Kids’ Dash with Singa the Lion

More than 1,500 participants run towards a more gracious and inclusive Singapore

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Get Active! Singapore launched with focus on community-mindedness

Staff Writer, Singapore, Editorial Team, Yahoo News Singapore, 3 August 2019


Volunteers and partners of the Get Active! Singapore sport fiesta form a heart formation with President Halimah Yacob and MCCY minister Grace Fu at the National Stadium (PHOTO: Sport Singapore)

SINGAPORE — President Halimah Yacob officially launched the Get Active! Singapore sports fiesta alongside 2,000 volunteers and partners at the National Stadium on Saturday (3 August).

Together with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, they joined in a 40 metres by 50 metres human heart formation, symbolising the event’s focus on community-mindedness and care for others.

“A caring society is an aspirational goal that all nations strive to attain, but one that can be achieved only when every one of us does our part,” President Halimah said at the launch, following a National Day observance ceremony.

This year’s Get Active! Singapore is held from 1 to 10 August at 15 venues islandwide, with events such as sports festivals, Pesta Sukan community sports competitions and active enabler programmes.

More than 800,000 people are expected to participate in the events. Full event details of Get Active! Singapore are available here.

Singapore Kindness Run at National Stadium

On Saturday, the Singapore Kindness Run was held in conjunction with Get Active! Singapore at the National Stadium, with over 1,500 runners participating in distances of 3.5km, 10km or 800m for kids.


Participants at the 10km race of the Singapore Kindness Run 2019 at the National Stadium. (PHOTO: Runners’ Heart-Reach)

Flagging off the event was Dr William Wan, general secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement. He said, “Good sportsmanship is graciousness in competition.

“Today, we celebrate a greater version of ourselves by adhering to running etiquette and giving encouragement to fellow runners. We hope that these acts of kindness and graciousness will inspire the same spirit in all who share our paths and roads. Let us all be greater sportsmen and greater members of society.”

Get Active! Singapore launched with focus on community-mindedness

URL: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/get-active-singapore-launched-with-focus-on-communitymindedness-045938369.html

Singapore Kindness Run: 1,500+ Participants Run Towards a More Gracious and Inclusive Singapore

The RunSociety Team
BY THE RUNSOCIETY TEAM ON AUG 3, 2019

Kindness is in everyone. The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) wants to encourage everyone to start, show and share kindness.

The Singapore Kindness Run took place for the third year at the National Stadium and saw over 1,500 participants take part where graciousness and good sportsmanship were displayed. This year’s run was held in conjunction with the launch of Get Active Singapore (GASG) 2019.

The aim of the run was to build a more gracious and kinder running community with participants encouraging one another, keeping the running route litter-free and adhering to running etiquette that accommodates slower-paced runners. The race is a ground up initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement.

Runners taking a group photo with Singa. Photo Credit: Runners’ Heart-Reach

The event was flagged off by Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement along with Singa the Lion, joined by Sport Hall of Fame inductees – Adelene Wee, Singapore’s first World Bowling Champion and Sheik Alau’ddin, Singapore’s legendary Silat Champion.

Jagadish Sunuwar emerged first for the 10km Men’s category and Sharon Tan, for the 10km Women’s category with the timings of 36 minutes 54 seconds and 40 minutes 21 seconds respectively.


Prize winners of the 800m Kids’ Dash with Singa the Lion. Photo Credit: Runners’ Heart-Reach

To inculcate kindness and graciousness from a young age, kids also participated in the 800m Kids’ Dash where they were encouraged to have fun, espouse the values of kindness and contribute towards an inclusive society.

Singapore Kindness Run: 1,500+ Participants Run Towards a More Gracious and Inclusive Singapore

URL: https://www.runsociety.com/races/singapore-kindness-run-1500-participants-run-towards-a-more-gracious-and-inclusive-singapore/

Straits Times: No ‘runfies’ allowed: Singapore’s first Kindness Run promotes good running etiquette

URL: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/no-runfies-allowed-singapores-first-kindness-run-promotes-good-running-etiquette

Just Run Lah: About 1,000 Runners Went the Gracious Mile at Singapore Kindness Run 2017

URL: http://www.justrunlah.com/2017/05/14/about-1000-runners-went-the-gracious-mile-at-singapore-kindness-run-2017/

Straits Times: They run to romp home with good etiquette

URL: http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/they-run-to-romp-home-with-good-etiquette

The New Paper: Getting tips on good etiquette while running

URL: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/getting-tips-good-etiquette-while-running