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1,000 Runners Went the Gracious Mile at Singapore Kindness Run 2017

by On May 16, 2017

About 1,000 runners took part in Singapore’s first ever kindness run on Sunday, 14 May 2017 at Pasir Ris Park

1,000 Runners Went the Gracious Mile at Singapore Kindness Run 2017

Singapore Kindness Run is an initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach and organised in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement with the aim to build a kinder running community.

The event commenced with the opening remarks of the Guest-of-Honour (GOH), Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and MP for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng.

1,000 Runners Went the Gracious Mile at Singapore Kindness Run 2017

Guest-of-Honour Mr Baey Yam Keng (second from left) led the kindness pledge with Ms Michelle Tay, Associate General Secretary (Partnerships) from Singapore Kindness Movement (third from left), where he advocated greater. Photo Credit: Singapore Kindness Movement

Thereafter, the runners recited the kindness pledge and started the race. Throughout the race, runners practised good running etiquette and graciousness.

Booths and activities at the race village were specially designed to facilitate quality family bonding as well as educational opportunities to cultivate kindness from the early age.

1,000 Runners Went the Gracious Mile at Singapore Kindness Run 2017

Participants warming up before the 10km run. Photo Credit: Singapore Kindness Movement

Many participants braved the heat to be a part of a human daisy formation while others were seen at Singa’s Runfie Zone snapping selfies with the well-loved Kindness Lion.

Elite Kindness Ambassadors like ‘Mr Singapore Blade Runner’ Md Shariff Abdullah Peters and Singapore’s only Ironman Triathlete, Choo Ling Er were also present to provide encouragement and run alongside the participants.

1,000 Runners Went the Gracious Mile at Singapore Kindness Run 2017

The winners including Tilija Surash (second from left) and Jasmine Goh (fourth from right), taking a photo with Singa and Ms Rachel Lum, Associate General Secretary, Partnerships from Singapore Kindness Movement (fourth). Photo Credit: Singapore Kindness Movement

Tilija Suresh and Jasmine Goh emerged first for their respective 10km Mens’ and Womens’ Open.

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Eva is a casual runner who has been hooked on marathons since her first race in 2011. She’s content to spend her weekends only on running. She is also a hiking enthusiast and traveling addict. When she’s not doing outdoor activities, she indulges in reading.

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