On 17 January 2015, put on your running shoes and join the inaugural Run For Light event, a 5km fun run at night offering a unique experience for participants.
The event will provide a great day out for all pet lovers, who can come and walk their dogs, mix with other pet lovers, and engage in a variety of fun, canine-centred fringe activities from 5p.m. The main event will flag off at 6.30p.m.
Run For Light has chosen to shine a light on the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind in Singapore (GDAB) as its first beneficiary. Most of us take our sight for granted and can only imagine the challenge of navigating life in perpetual darkness. GDAB is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired in Singapore by providing free training – the Orientation and Mobility Programme – to equip them with the skills to be independent and mobile. Suitable candidates are paired with specially trained guide dogs. The dogs become their eyes, enabling them to enjoy greater mobility and freedom around their environment.
The run itself is designed to enhance awareness of one’s visual sense – both the joy of sight and the challenges faced when sight is hindered. Among the highlights, neon directional signs and runners dressed in event T-shirts will create a dazzling visual effect at night. The route will also require runners to pass through a darkened zone.
The event will culminate into an excellent chill-out party where participants can celebrate reaching the finishing line with sumptuous food while enjoying live entertainment by popular local bands.