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People’s Association-ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden Collects Running Shoes for the Needy

by On Mar 25, 2018

More than 100 teams to compete in finishing a total distance of 88.8km in the fastest time while doing good for the community.

People's Association-ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden Collects Running Shoes for the Needy

Held on the 24th and 25th March 2018, some 1000 participants from the public, Community Sports Clubs, corporate organisations and associations, including ASICS, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Canon Singapore, Ministry of Home Affairs, SAFRA and StarHub were split into teams of 10 and took turns to race through a total team distance of 88.8km in three hours alongside Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden, the all-new running event organised by the People's Association under the Singapore Community Games (SCG).

During the event, participants were also encouraged to support the “In My Shoes” movement by donating their running shoes to the underprivileged and youths-at-risk in Singapore who are passionate about sports. The shoes collected from this event will be donated to various youth-centric Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) such as Autism Resource Centre, Blossom World Society and Care Corner.

On top of this, Unearthed Productions, PA’s partner for SCG 2018, will donate $20 for every pair of shoes collected at the two-day event. The total amount raised will be donated to the Autism Resource Centre.

People's Association-ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden Collects Running Shoes for the Needy

L-R: Mr Paul Tan, Unearthed Productions; Mr Andy Neo, ASICS Asia Pte Ltd; Mr Lawrence Ng, Chairman, Community Sports Club Council; Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin; Dipna Lim-Prasad, national athlete and co-founder of “In My Shoes” movement; Mr Vikram Nair, Grassroots Adviser, Sembawang GRC Grassroots Organisations; and Ms Jeanie Tan, Group Director (E-I), People’s Association at the ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden this morning.

Organised by the People’s Association (PA) under the Singapore Community Games (SCG) to encourage more interaction, teamwork, as well as social cohesion and unity among the citizens, this race sports a unique structure where four teams of runners have to run together at the same time while holding on to a cord.

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 About the Singapore Community Games 2018

This year’s SCG 2018 will be held on the 11th March till 13th May 2018 across Singapore, featuring the ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden alongside seven other different sports namely, Basketball, Table Tennis, Bowling, Sepak Takraw, Badminton and Football.

People's Association-ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden Collects Running Shoes for the Needy

Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin participated in the ASICS Community Ultra Ekiden, the all-new running event under the Singapore Community Games (SCG) organised by the People’s Association this morning and ran with Kembangan Chai Chee residents.

Expected to bring in more than 8,000 participants from over 80 constituencies, this event is set off to a great start in promoting the love of sports and instilling the importance of an active lifestyle, as well as fostering bonds between residents living in different estates.

Photo Credit: People's Association

Celine is a leisure runner who enjoys the outdoors from time to time. She believes in self-improvement and being brave enough to take the first step.

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