Providing more opportunities for persons with special needs (PWSNs) to engage in physical activity, Run for Inclusion 2022 returns for its eighth edition as an in-person event! This year’s event will be held on 3 December 2022 at 4.30pm at Singapore Turf Club (STC) – Singapore’s oldest social horse racing club and the Corporate Partner for Run for Inclusion 2022. Gracing this year’s event as the Guest-of-Honour is President Halimah Yacob.

Organised by Runninghour, an inclusive sports co-operative promoting the well-being and integration of PWSNs through sports, the event provides a platform for more significant interaction with PWSNs in a mainstream activity to foster a more inclusive society.

Inclusive Sports at an Iconic Site

The event features cycle, run and walk categories where participants can choose varying distances according to their preference and ability. The categories include the personalised distance of up to 3km, 3km or 5km run or walk, 10km run and the 20km cycling category (which also comprises a tandem cycling category to cater for PWSNs). Participants will be in for a treat as they explore the lush greenery spanning an area of 124 hectares at STC. Attendees can also look forward to photo-worthy and iconic sights such as the STC Riding Centre Arena, home of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games Equestrian Jumping event. STC employees will also participate as race participants and race day volunteers in Run for Inclusion 2022 as part of their community engagement efforts.

In addition to the run, there will also be fun-filled activities for adults and children alike. From a 16-metre inflatable obstacle course designed for children with special needs to a bustling carnival, participants will be kept enthralled.

Marking Run for Inclusion’s first in-person event at STC, participants will receive a commemorative race medal recycled from used horseshoes. Runninghour and STC volunteers will be involved in the cleaning process of the used horseshoes, giving them a new shine and turning them into race medals which will be a meaningful and memorable keepsake for the event.

Participants are also encouraged to attend an integration workshop to learn more about guiding PWSNs to participate in mainstream sports activities. The complimentary workshop will be held on 19 and 20 November. Once completed, participants can choose to partner with a PWSN on the race event day.

Bridging the Gap for Social Inclusion through Sports

As Runninghour’s major annual event, Run for Inclusion 2022 is one of the nation’s largest inclusive mass running events where participants run alongside PWSNs that are hard of hearing, physically, visually and intellectually challenged and persons with autism or undergoing mental recovery. Last year’s virtual run drew over 1,000 special needs participants and caregivers, and this year’s event aims to reach even more.

Following the tradition of previous years’ runs, Run for Inclusion 2022 will continue to offer complimentary entries to all PWSNs and their caregivers (limited to one caregiver per PWSN) to encourage more PWSNs to participate in this event. These complimentary entries are made possible in partnership with Central Singapore Community Development Council under the ‘SoleMate’ programme.

Run for Inclusion 2022 Registration Details

Run for Inclusion 2022 is currently open for registration. An early-bird special is available from now till 31 August 2022.

To sign up for Run for Inclusion 2022, please visit here.

Runninghour is supported by SportCares and Central Singapore Community Development Council.

It is the year-end November & December holidays. We have compiled a list of November-December School Holidays 2022 Activities for Kids. Click on the image below to find out more.

November December Holiday Activities in Singapore

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