Singapore’s only humanitarian-themed charity run, Ground Zero – Run for Humanity returns bigger and better for its second edition on 14th August 2016 at Casuarina Grove, East Coast Park. Organised by home-grown humanitarian organisation Mercy Relief, the event has expanded this year with a new category – the 500m Dash For Humanity, that is open to children aged 3 to 12 and their parents. Each parent and child team will be given a relief pack weighing approximately 1kg that they must carry across the finish line. The new family-friendly addition aims to develop awareness of the humanitarian cause amongst a younger generation through an enjoyable and meaningful experience.
Held in observance of World Humanitarian Day, which falls on 19th August 2016, this experiential run is set to challenge participants with the simulated experience of a disaster survivor’s journey from ground zero – the disaster site – to collect urgent supplies needed to survive in the immediate aftermath of a humanitarian disaster. Participants can expect a new twist to the existing 5km Relief Aid Challenge and 10km Race Against Time categories this year, with the introduction of sand sections along the route to better simulate the difficult terrain of a disaster-stricken area.
Aside from raising awareness for humanitarian relief in Asia, Ground Zero – Run for Humanity will also benefit families in Singapore. Mercy Relief will distribute all relief packs used in the event to families in need.
Registration for Ground Zero – Run for Humanity is now open. For details, visit: www.groundzerorun.com
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