Make an Impact with Ground Zero Run Virtual Challenge

You may not be there at the disaster relief site but you can contribute by doing this run.


Organised by Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading disaster relief NGO, Ground Zero Run, in its fourth instalment, challenges participants to experience a disaster survivor’s journey from ground zero – the disaster site – to collect urgent supplies needed to endure in the immediate aftermath of a humanitarian disaster by carrying a bag of rice and racing against time in a run for humanity.

This year’s edition has transitioned to a virtual challenge in light of the COVID-19 situation. Instead of committing to an onsite race at a specific timing and date, have the freedom to run at your own timing and location within the given period. Make sure to tag #runforhumanity when you post the run on social media!

To make your run even more challenging & exciting and to honour the original intention of the run, try running with a relief pack of 5kg. It can be in a form of rice pack, water bottles or even training weights.

Run a small distance and make a big difference

Participants are highly encouraged to raise funds Mercy Relief, after registration. A profile page would be given to all participants to garner support and donations online.

Once you have signed up for the Ground Zero Run Virtual Challenge, your immediate next step is to nominate at least 5 of your friends to take up the Challenge. The person you nominate gets 24 hours to either take the challenge himself/herself or make a donation on your fundraising page.

Do your part for humanity today.

The run categories include 10 KM Race Against Time, 5 KM Relief Aid Challenge and 1 KM Kids Dash.

More information and signup here.

More about Mercy Relief

Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in Asia Pacific.

Today, they are Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle.

Mercy Relief provides emergency aid within 72 hours of an appeal in the aftermath of a disaster. Our longer-term sustainable development projects aim to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water and sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education.

For the past 17 years, Mercy Relief has responded to more than 79 human tragedies with more than $36.1 million in relief across 25 countries. We have implemented more than 59 sustainable development initiatives and impacted an aggregate of over 2.1 million lives.


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