Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented measures globally and in Singapore. In light of this, HomeTeamNS decided to make the 24th edition of their annual HomeTeamNS REAL (Regular Exercise, Active Lifestyle) Run virtual for the first time.
“As we gradually recover from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, safety remains our top priority and we continue to play our part in maintaining social distancing. The success of last year’s Virtual Lifesavers Run gives us confidence that the shift to a fully virtual run this year, is the right move to make,” said MAJ (NS) Su Caizheng, Chairman of the HomeTeamNS REAL® Run Organising Committee. “The aim of this year’s run remains to promote a healthy lifestyle among our NSmen and their families, at the same time highlighting the versatility and adaptability of HomeTeamNS in this new normal.”
The run will also commemorate the Guardians of Singapore who have worked tirelessly round the clock to ensure the safety and security of our citizens in the midst of a global pandemic.
Duration: 24th July to 3rd October
Registration: 24th July to 4th September
Distances: 5KM, 15KM, 24KM
To participate, runners will have to complete their choice of distance anywhere in Singapore and upload a screenshot of their GPS-based running app. Submissions should clearly show the total distance of the run and the time taken or the pace of the run, and the completion date and time of the run should also fall within the event period. All runners will also be permitted to use their own GPS-based running gadgets and tracking apps.
Runners that successfully complete their routes will also receive an exclusive HomeTeamNS reusable face mask as a symbol of their commitment to regular exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle – a belief heavily advocated by HomeTeamNS. The exclusively-designed antibacterial cotton mask, equipped with an inner filter slot, proudly bears the emblem of this year’s theme, and is reusable for up to 50 washes.