Singapore Kindness Run: 1,500+ Participants Run Towards a More Gracious and Inclusive Singapore
Kindness is in everyone. The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) wants to encourage everyone to start, show and share kindness.
The Singapore Kindness Run took place for the third year at the National Stadium and saw over 1,500 participants take part where graciousness and good sportsmanship were displayed. This year’s run was held in conjunction with the launch of Get Active Singapore (GASG) 2019.
The aim of the run was to build a more gracious and kinder running community with participants encouraging one another, keeping the running route litter-free and adhering to running etiquette that accommodates slower-paced runners. The race is a ground up initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement.
The event was flagged off by Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement along with Singa the Lion, joined by Sport Hall of Fame inductees - Adelene Wee, Singapore’s first World Bowling Champion and Sheik Alau’ddin, Singapore’s legendary Silat Champion.
Jagadish Sunuwar emerged first for the 10km Men’s category and Sharon Tan, for the 10km Women’s category with the timings of 36 minutes 54 seconds and 40 minutes 21 seconds respectively.
To inculcate kindness and graciousness from a young age, kids also participated in the 800m Kids’ Dash where they were encouraged to have fun, espouse the values of kindness and contribute towards an inclusive society.