The tenth edition of the run is pushing new frontiers in the race towards zero waste
Income Eco Run is raising the bar in its commitment to reduce waste and promote sustainability in 2019.
Returning to the F1 Pit Building on 28 April 2019, runners can choose from the regular 10km, 21.1km Half Marathon or the new Zero Waste 5km categories. Children may take part in the shorter races – 800m for those aged four to eight years old and 1.2km for those aged nine to twelve years old.
Over the years, Income had continuously made improvements to the race in a bid to reduce waste and to use the race as a platform to encourage the community to adopt more environmentally sustainable habits.
For the 2019 race, Income is taking a bold step. Every Zero Waste runner at the event will be given a specially produced, reusable cup that is small enough to be carried along for the run, and these can be used at the hydration stations with refillable water points. Designed to be highly durable, runners are encouraged to use these post-race and contribute to sustainable waste reduction efforts.
With the introduction of the reusable cup, it is estimated that the 2019 race can shave the use and disposal of approximately 20,000 paper cups.
This initiative alone will lead to a reduction of at least 60kg of waste produced at the event.
In addition, race organisers will issue paper wristbands, in place of plastic-lined running bibs for the Zero Waste 5km Run participants Finisher shirts will be distributed without plastic packaging to further support the cause to run towards zero waste.
Another new eco-friendly initiative is the incorporation of solar energy on Race Day. Powered by Singapore’s leading clean energy provider, Sunseap, the use of solar energy has been estimated to offset up to 60 per cent of energy consumed at the start area.
The race continues to expand its eco-friendly footprint with each passing year. In 2018, 92.4% of waste generated at the race was recycled as compared to 62.9% in 2017. The organisers aim to do even better in 2019.
Show your support towards creating a more sustainable future by signing up as a Zero Waste runner at IncomeEcoRun.sg.