NTUC Income RUN 350, Organised by Young NTUC, is Southeast Asia’s premier eco-run in support of the global 350 movement. This movement aims to raise awareness of the need to lower the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million (ppm), which is believed by scientists to be the level required for a liveable planet. Today, the level of CO2 is over 400 parts per million. RUN 350 was first held in 2010 at Pulau Ubin and saw 1,000 runners coming forward to run for the 350 movement. By 2015, RUN 350 grew more than 10 times to almost 12,000 runners participating.
The race will be held on 10 April 2016, at the F1 Pit Building, with an expected crowd of 13,000. The categories of the event include: 21.1km half marathon, 10km competitive race and 800m Kids Dash. In 2016, a new non-competitive category, Fun On Wheels, will be introduced as part of the organiser’s initiative to increase awareness that everyone can do their part to reduce carbon emissions and that includes taking environmentally friendly transport options. Participants of this category will cycle, in-line skate or kick scoot through the 4km.