Run for Inclusion
This year, the event is bringing back its signature Blindfold Walk.
Returning for its ninth edition, Run for Inclusion 2023, sets to unite individuals from all walks of life again, providing more opportunities for persons with special needs (PWSNs) to engage in physical activities. Bringing back its signature Blindfold Walk after a three-year hiatus, the event will take place on September 2, 2023 at 5pm on the picturesque grounds of the Singapore Turf Club (STC), Kranji.
Run for Inclusion is organised by Runninghour, an inclusive sports co-operative and prominent advocate for integrating PWSNs through sports. As one of the nation’s largest inclusive mass running events, it serves as a rallying call for people to come together and run alongside PWSNs that are hard of hearing, physically, visually and intellectually challenged and persons with autism or undergoing mental recovery.
With various categories to choose from, participants can engage in their preferred activity, be it running, walking or cycling. Options include personalised distances of up to 3km or 5km run or walk, 10km run and an 18km cycling category with a tandem option specially designed to accommodate PWSNs.
One of the event’s most anticipated highlights is the return of the Signature Blindfold Walk. Fostering a sense of empathy and understanding for the challenges faced by PWSNs, this unique experience allows participants to partner up and engage in blindfolded walking. Participants can wear a blindfold for the first 500 metres, paired with a sighted person, before swapping roles for the next 500 metres. Participants can also choose to complete the route without blindfolds.
Runninghour will conduct free workshops as an added learning and integration opportunity. These invaluable workshops aim to raise awareness and provide guidance on supporting individuals with special needs in mainstream sports activities. Participants will gain valuable insights and practical strategies for guiding PWSNs while fostering friendships.
Registration ranges from S$35 to S$53, with PWSNs and their dedicated caregivers (limited to one caregiver per PWSN) can participate for free but they will still have to register for the event. To sign up for Run for Inclusion 2023, visit www.runninghour.com/event-details/run-for-inclusion-2023.