Singapore, 9 November 2017 – Registration for Income Eco Run opens today with two new distances, a partnership with local designer Oak & Bindi, and more significantly, new measures, such as doubling the capacity of Zero Waste Runner slots for 2018, as Income continues to champion the journey towards zero waste.
Set to take place on Sunday the 29th of April 2018 at the Marina Bay vicinity, Income Eco Run 2018 will introduce new green targets and measures for the race based on discoveries made in 2017. Taking a bold step in its mission towards a more sustainable environment, Income Eco Run embarked on a Green Audit of its race earlier this year in April. The Green Audit, conducted by Green Futures Solution Group Pte Ltd, also known as Zero Waste SG, analysed the environmental impact associated with the set-up, and tear down of the Income Eco Run 2017 event on 30 April 2017. The highlights of the audit findings from 2017 are as follows:
- Zero Waste Runners saved a total of 150kg of metal, 88kg of polyester material, and 18,492 paper cups. The reduction of waste by Zero Waste Runners was done through runners opting out of their race entitlements.
- The use of biodiesel generators at the event produced 1.7 times less carbon emissions compared to normal diesel.
- About 1,182 runners took the shuttle buses provided, saving 2,991kg of carbon emissions. This is equivalent to 667 NS men completing their 24km road march from Pulau Tekong to the NS Square.
- Through paperless registration, digital confirmation slips, and electronic race certificates, 526.5kg of paper was saved, equivalent to 233 rims of A4 paper.