Light Up the Dark

Run For Light returns to raise awareness for individuals with visual impairment.

BY | UPDATED 4 YEARS AGO

Words Champa Ha

The 2nd Run for Light is coming up as one of the new and shiny races for the beginning of 2017, and will be held at Gardens by The Bay, touted as one of the better venues to host a run thanks to its wide open spaces and central accessibility.

The event’s objective is to raise awareness for the visually impaired individuals and is in support of the Guide Dog’s Association of the Blind.

There will be three categories for this run, the 1km Blindfold Walk, the 5km Fun Run and the 10km Competitive Run. Two of the runs follow the traditional running event categories, while the 1km Blindfold Walk demonstrates the upcoming use of, ’Putting Yourself in The Person’s Shoes’ challenges in races.

100 pairs of participants would walk the run, with one side of the partnership blindfolded and led to the finishing line by their partners, to illustrate a few of the challenges visually-impaired individuals would face in an unsympathetic society.

The conventional categories of the Fun Run and the Competitive Run will also be an opportunity to participate in appreciation of the visually impaired individuals, with sponsored gifts and cash as prizes for the top five men and women in the Competitive Run.

Runners who participate will be entitled to an event T-shirt, a finisher medal and a draw sling bag, with the first 500 who sign up to get a limited edition designer T-shirt alongside it.

Organisers promise more events besides the running, including a boot camp circuit at the race village during the run and a blindfold walk which would be held in Orchard Road in early November to promote the event. More will be revealed of the event closer to the date.

The categories and prices are as follow:

Race CategoryPrices
10km Individual Open$45
3-To-Go Promo (10km only)$125
5km Fun Run$38
3-To-Go (5km only$105
1km Blindfold Walk (Limited to 100 pairs)$68

You can also pledge your donations directly to the Run For Light donation portal via Give Asia Platform, or register for the run at www.runforlight.com.



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